Thursday, May 2, 2013

The new birth is monergistic

The new birth is monergistic, that is it is the single work of almighty God. Infants do not cooperate in their birth. Infants do not induce their own procreation. And no more than those who are dead in trespasses and sin give themselves life, it is the work of almighty God. The verb here makes you passive, you were born again. You didn't give birth to yourself, God did it...God did it. It is thus an irresistible work. It is the work of God "An unwilling people are made willing in the day of God's power." ~ John MacArthur