Friday, September 29, 2006

Regeneration Precedes Faith

"We can no more assist the Holy Spirit in the quickening of our souls to spiritual life than Lazarus could help Jesus raise him from the dead."
- R.C. Sproul

Were you born again because of your faith? Or did you have faith because you were born again? Before you answer, read JOHN 3 carefully and then read THIS ESSAY by R.C. Sproul.

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

I pick "b".

PT2 said...

Josh,

Found your site while visiting Justin Taylor's site....

Your post is just what I needed to find. I've been having discussions in regards to regeneration on my site and it's been confusing a certain individual.

I think I'm just going to copy this from your site and paste it on my blog....

(BTW - Did you go to Maranatha?)

PT2 said...

I went to BJU from '99-'03

GloryandGrace said...

"We can no more assist the Holy Spirit in the quickening of our souls to spiritual life than Lazarus could help Jesus raise him from the dead."
- R.C. Sproul

One of my favorite quotes I recently heard. I've thankfully become more familiar with R.C. Sproul since being at Southern (especially in Dr. Ware's Systematic Theology). I saw your blog via Gretchen's, and I look forward to meeting you guys when you get here in January!