118. What does the sinner receive when reborn?
Being born again is the work of God. The sinner receives new life from God, as it is in Jesus Christ Himself. The Holy Spirit enters into the renewed heart. We are now children of God and heirs to eternal life.
- I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. (James 1:18)