Regeneration

“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God… The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:3,8

Sub-Sections

Infants

Buchanan, James – The Regeneration of Infants, 1843, p. 212, 27 pages, from his The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit

Articles

Alexander, Archibald – Erroneous Views of RegenerationHTML, from his Thoughts on Religious Experience, 1844, 41 paragraphs

Alexander, Archibald – The New Birthfrom his Thoughts on Religious Experience, 1844, 27 short paragraphs

Alexander, Archibald – A Practical View of RegenerationHTML, 1836, from The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, volume 8, 30 long paragraphs 

Berkhof, Louis – Regeneration and Effectual Calling, 1950, 39 paragraphs, from his Systematic Theology

Buchanan, James – New Birth Repentance and Faith1847, 10 paragraphs, from The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit

Cunningham, William – The Will in Regeneration, p. 613, 11 pages, from his Historical Theology, vol. 1

Hodge, Charles – Essays and Reviews1857, 661 pages

In this you will find Hodge taking up the interesting subjects of Regeneration, the Atonement, Theories of the Church, that the Roman Church is part of the Visible Church, the Lord’s Supper, Slavery (which he is against) and Emancipation, amongst others.

Hodge, Charles – Regeneration Necessary to Perceive the Beauty and Excellency of Divine Thingsoriginally entitled, “Regeneration and The New Divinity Trend”, taken from the Princeton Review, 1846.  It is a review of “Regeneration and the Manner of Its Occurrence, A Sermon from John 5:24″ by Samuel H. Cox, D.D., which advocated some common philosophic arguments against the doctrine of monergistic regeneration.  

Hodge refutes the synergistic teaching that the natural man’s decision to trust Christ must come from an indifferent moral disposition and shows that the only reasonable explanation for holy decisions is that they must spring from holy first causes and inclinations.

 

Books

Bavinck, Herman – Saved by Grace: the Holy Spirit’s Work in Calling and Regeneration,  Buy   230 pages

An important work against today’s popular error of Presumptive Regeneration.  Bavinck wrote this in critique of his fellow contemporary Dutch leader, Abraham Kuyper, the father of Neo-Calvinism.  For a further analysis and critique of Neo-Calvinism, which has greatly influenced the modern American church (reformed and not reformed), read William Young’s article here.   

Buchanan, James – The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit, specifically Part 1, The Spirit’s Work in the Conversion of Sinners, p. 9, 230 pages, and Part II, Illustrative Cases from the Bible, p. 239, 195 pages