Thursday, May 21, 2015
Describing the Supernatural Work of Regeneration
"It is entirely a supernatural work, as Dort puts it. It is "most powerful and most pleasing, a marvelous, hidden, and inexpressible work, which is not lesser than or inferior in power to that of creation or of raising the dead.' It is not a natural work in the sense of continuing our old natures. Neither is it a supernatural work in the sense that it takes and removes us from the created order. We are still men and women. But, as Bavinck says, it "penetrates their inmost being and re-creates them, in principle, according to the image of God. It is therefore in a class of its own, simultaneously ethical and natural (supernatural), powerful and most pleasing." and amen to that." - Wilson, AC, p142.