The Subject of Baptismal Regeneration

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INTRODUCTION The idea of baptismal regeneration is crucial to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it addressed by Jesus in John 3:3 while Jesus was talking to Pharisee Nicodemus and said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The Bible documents what the characteristics of regeneration is but how this is accomplished is not seen. This paper will look at definition of baptismal regeneration the biblical justification surrounding baptismal regeneration; it will also look at the different doctrinal view on baptismal regeneration also the views from the early church fathers like Irenaeus, Augustine and theologian Jonathan Edwards. WHAT IS BAPISMAL REGENERATION For Christians the ordinance of…show more content…
REGENERATION IN SCRIPUTRE It has been established that baptism is not just New Testament ordinance but it was also a Jewish practice that often took place in during the Old Testament times with ritual cleaning called mikvah, but what does scripture tells us about process of regeneration. During the Old Testament the profits would give prophecies about regeneration, and during this time what they were describing God renewing, circumcising and softening the hearts of the Jewish people “Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live. The reason why God gave these laws to the Israelites was because he wanted to know that they must love and obey him. This is also reiterated by the profits like Jeremiah 31:31-34; 32:39-40 and Ezekiel 11:19-20; 36:25-27. These profits were emphasizing Gods sovereign work of purification from defilement (Ezekiel 36:25; Psalm 51:10) that is wrought by God’s personal energy and creative out breathing. Jeremiah is declaring that there need to be regeneration on a national level that would shows God’s messianic administration of

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