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Archive for January 7, 2010


Jan 7

10 Points about the New Birth

2010 | by Parker Landis | Category: Gospel

Check out this helpful summary of spiritual new birth in chapters 3 and 4 of John Piper’s book, Finally Alive.

1. Apart from the new birth, we are dead in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1–2).

2. Apart from the new birth, we are by nature children of wrath (Eph. 2:3).

3. Apart from the new birth, we love darkness and hate the light (John 3:19–20).

4. Apart from the new birth, our hearts are hard like stone (Ezek. 36:26; Eph. 4:18).

5. Apart from the new birth, we are unable to submit to God or please God (Rom. 8:7–8).

6. Apart from the new birth, we are unable to accept the gospel (Eph. 4:18; 1 Cor. 2:14).

7. Apart from the new birth, we are unable to come to Christ or embrace him as Lord (John 6:44, 65; 1 Cor. 12:3).

8. Apart from the new birth, we are slaves to sin (Rom. 6:17).

9. Apart from the new birth, we are slaves of Satan (Eph. 2:1–2; 2 Tim. 2:24–26).

10. Apart from the new birth, no good thing dwells in us (Rom. 7:18).

To read more, you can download the entire book as a PDF or watch/read/listen to the sermons that inspired the book.