REGENERATION SO YOU CAN BELIEVE, OR BELIEF SO THAT YOU ARE REGENERATED?


From around 19:30 to around 24:30 of this video, Leighton Flowers uses several Bible passages to demonstrate his assertion that Scripture clearly teaches Faith PRECEDES Regeneration.

In each case he stresses on repeatedly:

“Now I want you to notice the order of that text”
“Notice the order there”
“The order is very clear in the text”
“Again, the order is clearly established”

So here I append the passages he cites in the ESV translation. Go ahead and check them yourself for the ORDER of the text.

Ask yourself why – if Total Inability and Unconditional Election and Irresistible Grace and divine determinism are true – does God’s constant imploring seem to assume human ability to respond to His invitation, and human responsibility if they ignore Him?

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – John 8:32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the LORD God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the LORD God; so turn, and live. – Ezekiel 18:30-32

Yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. – John 5:40

But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. – 2 Corinthians 3:16

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20

See also more passages at https://soteriology101.com/2016/03/09/does-regeneration-precede-faith/

See also my related post directly preceding this.


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