The Grace of God in Regenerating Those Dead in Sin 

Author: Gabriel Benjiman

Regeneration is an act of God who, by grace, gives new life to those who are dead in sin. The worldwide body of faith identified as the Church of the Nazarene accepts that God graciously livens those who have been spiritually dead in sin. Essentially, regeneration addresses the idea that a person is given new life through the love of the Father, the complete and finished work of Christ on the cross, and the resurrection work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11). In one inclusive and simultaneous work, a person who was dead in sin can be made alive through faith and awakened by God’s grace. Faith, justification, confession, repentance, regeneration, forgiveness, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit become realities for the new believer in this order of salvation (Ordo Salutis).2

Gabriel Benjiman currently serves as the Regional Education and Clergy Development Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene in Africa.

Holiness Today, January/February 2021

Please note: This article was originally published in 2021. All facts, figures, and titles were accurate to the best of our knowledge at that time but may have since changed.

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