If we use the doctrine of election as an excuse to do no evangelizing in the world, we have perverted the Word of God. No one but Paul more clearly explained the Lord’s gracious election, and no one was ever more zealous to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Therefore, Christians, let us learn how to present the message of salvation through Christ alone to friends and family. Let us give our resources abundantly for the proclamation of the Gospel.
“Regeneration precedes faith” summarizes biblical soteriology (the doctrine of salvation). Having one’s will transformed by the regenerative touch of the Holy Spirit, Jesus says, must come before anyone can enter the kingdom (John 3:3, 5). If you trust in Christ, the Spirit has given you the new birth, and He dwells within you to help you overcome the remaining vestiges of your former, sinful nature. Be encouraged that the Lord is on your side in the fight against sin.