Lecture 6, A Cleansing Birth:
God’s redemptive purpose is to transform the entire person into the image of Jesus Christ. Because humanity’s fall into sin has had a pervasive polluting effect upon human nature, God’s grace also extends to every part of the inner self, making the regenerate person into a new creation. A crucial aspect of the new birth, therefore, is the Holy Spirit’s act of cleansing a sinner. All ungodliness is washed away and replaced with a genuine hunger for God. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will examine the Bible’s teachings about the profound spiritual cleansing that people experience at the new birth.