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Reflections on Regeneration and Stephen Charnock



Reflections on Regeneration and Stephen Charnock

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 1, Chapters 1-40 by Ludolph of Saxony

'John 1-12' New Testament IV (Reformation Commentary On Scripture) Edited By Craig S. Farmer

'Reformed Dogmatics: SIn And Salvation In Christ' Volume Three by Herman Bavinck

'Introduction To Puritan Theology: A Reader' Editor Edward Hindson

'The Works of Stephen Charnock' Volume III THE NEW BIRTH

'The Doctrine of Regeneration' by Stephen Charnock (Baker Book House Puritan Reprint 1980)

'The Works of Stephen Charnock' Volume IV THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

'The Works of Stephen Charnock' Volume V TRUTH AND LIFE

'Discourses Upon The Existence And Attributes Of God' Two Volumes by Stephen Charnock (Baker Book House Edition hardback 1979)

"Article 12
And this is that regeneration so highly extolled in Scripture, that renewal,1 new creation,2 resurrection from the dead,3 making alive,4 which God works in us without our aid.5 But this is in no way effected merely by the external preaching of the gospel, by moral suasion, or such a mode of operation that, after God has performed His part, it still remains in the power of man to be regenerated or not, to be converted or to continue unconverted; but it is evidently a supernatural work, most powerful, and at the same time most delightful, astonishing, mysterious, and ineffable; not inferior in efficacy to creation or the resurrection from the dead, as the Scripture inspired by the Author of this work declares; so that all in whose heart God works in this marvelous manner are certainly, infallibly, and effectually regenerated, and do actually believe.6 Whereupon the will thus renewed is not only actuated and influenced by God, but in consequence of this influence becomes itself active. Wherefore also man himself is rightly said to believe and repent by virtue of that grace received.

1 Jn 3:3; 2 2 Cor 4:6, 5:17; 3 Jn 5:25; Rom 4:17; Eph 5:14; 4 Eph 2:5; 5 Php 2:13; 6 Jn 6:63-65 'Canons of Dort: THIRD AND FOURTH HEADS OF DOCTRINE Of the Corruption of Man, His Conversion to God, and the Manner Thereof"
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