Luke 22:32

Henry Mahan

"Peter, when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren" (Luke 22:32). Many people use the term "converted" to mean regeneration. But regeneration is God's act alone and does not involve any work on our part. Regeneration is the implantation of life; conversion is the exercise of that life and its principles. Regeneration is a single act, complete in itself and never repeated; conversion, as the beginning of godly living, is a constant, progressive, and continuous growth in grace and the knowledge of Christ. Regeneration is a change from death to life; conversion is a change in attitude, spirit, and conduct.

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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