Training Hour: Regeneration
We believe that, in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again; that regeneration consists in inclining the mind and heart to holiness; that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit, in connection with the Word of the Gospel, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith leading to newness of life manifested in obedience to God’s commandments.
VII. Repentance and Faith
We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties and also inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation through Christ, we turn to God with sincere contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy, at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ in His mediatorial offices as our Prophet, Priest, and King and relying on Him alone as the only and all-sufficient Savior.
Acts 2:37–38; 11:18; 17:30; Romans 10:9–10, 13; Ephesians 2:8; 1 John 4:23
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