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Regeneration: is the act of God whereby He cleanses
the gospel believer, renews the immaterial part of
his human nature, and imparts to him spiritual life
Adoption: is the two-fold action of God whereby He
now gives the gospel believer the position of
adult-son in His family and will in the future,
with the redemption of his body, make his
human nature suitable for this position. We
enter by the new birth and not by means of adoption.
Justification: is the judicial act of God whereby He
acquits the gospel believer of the divine verdict of
condemnation and declares him to be righteous.
Redemption: is the act of God whereby, on the
basis of ransom payment, He releases the gospel
believer from bondage to his spiritual masters and
from the penalty of his sins and brings him into
bondage to Christ, his benefactor.
Reconciliation: (KJV word "atonement") is the act of
God whereby He does away with the hostility
between the gospel believer and Himself and
establishes peace with God.
Contiguity: is the divine act whereby the gospel
believer is brought near to God in Christ.
Sanctification: As an action it is the activity of God
whereby He sets His people apart unto Himself for
His manifestation and use. As a state it is the
condition of being set apart that results from this
Propitiation: is an action of God whereby, through
the sinless sacrifice of Christ, the righteous
demands of God the Father were satisfied.
Election: is the sovereign act of God whereby He
freely chose certain human beings to be saved.
Preterition: is God passing by those whom He
did not choose to save.
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