Mar 25, 2009

Reborn Without Receiving Christ?

Those who insist that regeneration or the new birth precedes faith, repentance, and gospel conversion, men like James White, R. C. Sproul, Ligon Duncan III, Wayne Grudem, Tom Ascol, those who generally call themselves "Reformed," whether Baptist or Presbyterian, will nevertheless confess that the regenerated or newly born soul must, post hoc, exercise faith in order to "receive Christ," and in order to be justified, converted, sanctified, pardoned, and adopted. Thus, by their watered-down definition of "regeneration," a man is "born again" who has not "received Christ"! Can you imagine a greater inconsistency or absurdity?

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