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Does regeneration precede faith?

Does regeneration precede faith? What does it mean to be a slave to sin? How does Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus help us understand regeneration as a monergistic act of God? What does the birth metaphor teach us about the Spirit’s power to create new life? How then are we to understand the role of faith?

In this new Credo Video, Dr. Matthew Barrett discusses man’s sinful state, the metaphor of birth, and the Spirit’s work of regeneration. Watch other videos like this one on the Credo Video page.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About SalvationGod’s Word Alone: The Authority of ScriptureReformation Theology: A Systematic SummarySalvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian LifeHe is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.

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