ANSWER TO QUESTION 87 5/17/20

87. What is the necessary relation between regeneration and conversion?

ANS: The necessary relation of regeneration to conversion is one of cause and effect. Faith and repentance are the gracious, immediate effects of regeneration, deriving their reality from regenerating grace.

SEE: John 1:12-13; John 3:3; John 3:7-8; 1 John 3:9; Jer 31:31-34, zk 36:25-27; John 6:44; Acts 11:18; 16:14; Eph 2:1-10; Col 2:13; 1 Thess 1:4-10; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:4-10; 5:1