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Regeneration

Regeneration: a supernatural renovation of the dispositions which determine the moral purpose, and of the understanding in the apprehension of moral and spiritual truth, the whole resulting in a permanent and fundamental conversion in the actings of the whole man as to sin and holiness: the flesh and God. To such a change the human will is utterly inadequate and irrelevant, because the change goes back of the will. It is therefore a divine and almighty work of the Father and Son through the Holy Spirit, as Their Agent…the free agent chooses according to his moral nature, because his own moral nature decides how he shall view inducements. This character is, in the sinner, carnal. To make the conduct spiritual, the character must be renewed. – R.L. Dabney