Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Graebner

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Romans 6:1-14; 1 John 5:1; 1 Peter 1:3-23; James 1:18; John 1:13; Ephesians 2:6; Ephesians 2:5; John 3:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Acts 5:31; Galatians 6:15; Romans 8:7; Ephesians 4:18; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Genesis 6:5; Colossians 2:13; Psalm 51:1ff; Genesis 8:21; Romans 1:21; Romans 3:10; John 1:12-13; John 20:31; Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 4:15; Titus 3:5; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25; John 3:11-13; Mark 9:24;


Regeneration in the Epistle to the Romans: that is the problem before us for our consideration. Does Paul speak of regeneration at all in this epistle? There are those who hold that he does not, while others maintain that he does. Still others, unable to decide one way or the other, attempt to adopt a middle course, thereby becoming hopelessly enmeshed in doctrinal and exegetical confusion. The problem resolves itself still further into a dispute over one passage, ch. 6, 1-14, which is only section of Paul’s well planned letter which could – and which does, if I may anticipate my conclusion – refer to the regenerating process. It will be my purpose, therefore, to show that Paul does treat of regeneration in Rom. 6,1-14. In order to present a complete picture of regeneration, I will, however, also adduce other New Testament references.

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