Pristine Grace

Conditional Regeneration
by Renat Ilyasov

     "Conditional regeneration"? You ever heard / seen this expression from Arminians? 

     What the heck is that?

     Well, I guess it means (in the Arminian mind) that one's birth from above is conditioned upon their prior exercise of faith by their own free will...

     You see, in Arminianism a person first believes in a christ out of their free will, and then they get themselves "born again"...

     What nonsensical hogwash!

     Have you ever heard of anybody being "conditionally born" by their mother? Meaning that their mother had to wait until the baby in the womb gave their consent to be delivered...

     The weirdest thing about the Arminian concept of regeneration is - why have it at all? What's the point of being "born again" or  "from above" IF one can see and enter the Kingdom on their own steam? 

     And how does one effect one's own birth? It's like an effect becomes its own cause. A baby becomes their own mother. 

     As John Robbins used to say, if Arminians were better logicians they would cease to be Arminians...

     But we know that the reason why a person must be born again / from above is so they may see and enter the Kingdom of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 

 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (Jn.3:3)