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    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

    Posted by John on February 22, 2007 01:22 PM


    Great Quotes, just make a daily mailing list and keep them coming.

    wow, someone else knows of Dr. J. Sidlow Baxtor!!!

    I have every tape recording of his when he ministered at UBC, Fayetteville, ARK.!

    Here's a couple more of his quotes:

    "SAY YES"

    "SAY NO"

    He opened a conference of Baptists with this succinct statement of fact: "YES, I SPEAK IN TONGUES"

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