In this edition of Charis Beliefs, Dr. Mark Bowald discusses the doctrine of regeneration, or what happens when we place our faith in Jesus Christ
Within the Charis Fellowship, our understanding of the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration is greatly informed by Jesus’ words to Nicodemus, found in John 3. During this nighttime conversation with “the teacher of Israel,” Jesus tells Nicodemus that to “see the kingdom of God” one must be born again and that this new birth does not happen by a person physically reentering their mother’s womb.This new birth happens by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8) as men and women place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation.
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This is the eighth of 10 videos that can be used in preparing men for ordination or in various applications within the local church context.
Dr. Bowald is professor of Theological Studies at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind.