Regeneration Itself – John Owen

John Owen on Regeneration…

It is indeed true that the will of the unregenerate can resist and refuse the gospel and the grace that accompanies its preaching. But it is false to say that God is unable to effect a work of grace in us that cannor be resisted and will infallibly lead to conversion. It is false to say that the only work of grace God can do in us is that which can be resisted and rejected. It is false to say that the will of the unregenerate can make use of that grace of God or not, as it chooses. It is false to say that the power of conversion lies alone with the sinner, and that God cannot regenerate the sinner and bring him to conversion without the sinner first giving his consent.

Owen goes on to say that the reason these statements are false is because if they are true the glory of conversion and regeneration would rightly fall to man and not to the Sovereign Grace of God. (Owen, The Holy Spirit)

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About Justin Wheeler

Justin Wheeler is the preaching pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Wylie, TX. He is married to Leigh and has three children.
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One Response to Regeneration Itself – John Owen

  1. Rod Carroll says:

    Got to love Owen.

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