Sep 25, 2010

A. H. Strong on Ordo Salutis

A. H. Strong wrote the following in his section on "conversion," page 842.

"Faith therefore is not chronologically subsequent to regeneration, but is its accompaniment. As the soul's appropriation of Christ and his salvation, it is not the result of an accomplished renewal, but rather the medium through which that renewal is effected. Otherwise it would follow that one who had not yet believed (i.e., received Christ) might still be regenerate, whereas the Scripture represents the privilege of sonship as granted only to believers."

This is the biblical view, which views regeneration/new birth as concurrent with faith and repentance. The bible knows nothing of a regenerated unbeliever.

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