But in order to uphold this, you must believe that receiving new life, and regeneration, are different, since receiving new life comes by believing.

No; but I am saying that receiving new life is different from receiving eternal life. We are first regenerated, i.e., born again, so that we might believe and thereby receive eternal life, i.e., salvation. This is a neat logical separation, but anyone who has been regenerated WILL believe and WILL be saved, and it is not going to come about in a long, step-by-step process. Upon regeneration, the sinner immediately believes, is made aware of his sin, repents and is saved.

The Effects of Regeneration, by A.W. Pink.


I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.