|What is the Gospel? : Track #11
A Series of Studies on the foundational Doctrines of the Gospel
Part IV He made us Alive (Ephesians 2:4)
The work of regeneration:
IV.1. Two Calls
Introduction: Some Definitions
1. The General Call
A universal invitation given to all who hear the Gospel
2. The Particular Call
c) Initiated by God
We have no more to do with the initiation of our spiritual birth than we do with our natural birth.
The divine order is Grace > Regeneration > Faith. We believe and repent because we have been born again of grace and released from the bondage of a rebellious will. Faith is the consequence, not the cause of the new birth.
|Brian Watts is Pastor of The King's Community Church and lives in Langley with his wife Rosalind.|
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