• Can people affect when they or others are regenerated? Question and Answer

    Romans 11:36

    No, regeneration is solely in God’s hand. The one who is dead in trespasses and sin has no moral ability whatsoever. The new birth is what we call a “monergistic” regeneration. It is not “synergistic” where there are two operating parties—God and the sinner. It’s monergistic because there is only one active Agent at work in the new birth, and that is God. The sinner has no more ability to determine the time of his spiritual birth than he has the ability to determine the time of his physical birth. There’s nothing that any of us have done to determine … View Resource