Choice Quotes on Regeneration
"Regeneration is the fountain; sanctification is the river."
- J. Sidlow Baxter
"Faith does not proceed from ourselves, but is the fruit of spiritual regeneration."
- John Calvin
"When God designs to forgive us he changes our hearts and turns us to obedience by His Spirit."
- John Calvin
"Regeneration is a spiritual change; conversion is a spiritual motion."
- Stephen Charnock
"Regeneration is the communication of the divine nature to men by the operation of the Holy Spirit through the Word.
- A.J. Gordon
"Whatever man may do after regeneration, the first quickening of the dead must originate with God."
- A.A. Hodge
Spiritual life is the consequence of spiritual quickening. The baby cries because is is born; it is not born because it cries."
- Erroll Hulse
"When God works in us, the will, being changed and sweetly breathed upon by the Spirit of God, desires and acts, not from compulsion, but responsively."
- Martin Luther
"Just as in the beginning 'God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light' so, at the moment He appointed for our new birth, he said, 'Let there be life' and there was life.
- J.A. Motyer
"Regeneration is inseperable from its effects and one of its effects is faith."
- John Murray
"The embrace of Christ in faith is the first evidence of regeneration and only thus may we know that we have been regenerated."
- John Murray.
"Sinners cannot obey the gospel, any more than the law, without renewal of heart."
- J.I. Packer
"The new creation is as much and entirely the work of God as the old creation"
- C.H. Spurgeon
"God regenerates the Soul by uniting it to Jesus Christ"
- Augustus H. Strong
Quotes taken from The Complete Gathered Gold by John Blanchard