Pristine Grace

Why Regeneration is Called a New Creation
by Henry Mahan
Why Regeneration is Called a New Creation

"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature..." - II Cor. 5:17

  1. The old creation and the new creature HAVE THE SAME AUTHOR. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Paul said in Eph. 2:10, "We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus."
  2. The first thing in the new creation as well as the old is LIGHT! "And God said, Let there be light, and there was light." II Cor. 4:6, "God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give us the knowledge of the glory of God in Christ."
  3. The first creation is OUT OF NOTHING; so is the new creation! I Pet. 2:10, "In time past you were not a people, but are now the people of God." Eph. 2:1,"And you hath He quickened, who were dead."
  4. The SPIRIT OF GOD and THE WORD OF GOD gave the world its being even as we were born again by the SPIRIT and the WORD. Moses wrote, "The SPIRIT of God moved upon the face of the waters and GOD SAID, "Let there be light; and there was light."
  5. The same word and power which created the world NOW SUSTAINS AND SUPPORTS IT! II Pet. 3:7, "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store." Even so, "We are KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD through faith unto salvation."
  6. When the Lord God finished the first creation, He surveyed it with SATISFACTION. Gen. 1:31,"And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good." Even so, "We are made the very righteousness of God in Christ."

    Philip Doddridge wrote in 1755; “That spotless robe, which He hath wrought, Shall cleanse and cover all around; and by the Holy eye of God not one blemish shall be found."