ZionSeeker states:
All these replies seem to assume that repentance and faith come as a result of regeneration. At least one post specifically denies that regeneration and justification occur at the same time. I cannot reconcile this with the scripture.
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Are you sure you want to be throwing rocks at this hornet's nest? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/Eeeeeek.gif" alt="" /> This topic has been discussed MANY times here in the past and those who advocate regeneration as the result of faith as opposed to the biblical teaching that faith is the result of regeneration haven't done well. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Where one stands on this subject depends upon how one understands the condition of man post-Fall. If man is as "dead" as the Bible says he is, then regeneration of necessity must precede faith. If, however, one believes that man is not "dead" but only sick, mortally wounded, terminally ill, then this would allow, at least in theory, that faith can precede regeneration.

Perhaps you might want to read the following article before you get yourself in over your head. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/evilgrin.gif" alt="" />

Click here: Regeneration, or the New Birth, by A.W. Pink.

In His Grace,

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simul iustus et peccator

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