SALVATION IS REGENERATION
By Neil Anderson
2 Peter 1:4
He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature
What does the Bible specifically say about our nature? The Greek word for nature is used in this way only twice in the New Testament. Ephesians 2:1-3 described the nature we all shared before we came to Christ: “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins . . . and were by nature children of wrath.” What was your basic nature before you were born again spiritually? You and every other Christian “were by nature children of wrath,” dead in sin, subject to Satan’s power, living completely to fulfill sinful lusts and desires. This is the condition of every unbeliever today.
The second occurrence of the word is in 2 Peter 1:4 describing our…
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