“What Is the New Birth?”

“The new birth is a change wrought by the power of the Holy Spirit in the understanding, will, and affections of a sinner, which is the commencement of a new way of life; and which gives another direction to his judgment, desires, pursuits, and conduct. This new birth is a divine change. Thus, He who gave man his physical being at first, can alone create him in Christ Jesus unto good works. He alone can imprint His own image, and make us partakers of a Divine nature. To give life to the dead, and to bring a clean thing out of an unclean is the work of Omnipotence, and the effect of sovereign grace! ‘Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God!'” (John 1:13)   ~ William Nicholson 

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