- New birth is more than the experience of forgiveness and acceptance. It is regeneration and the gift of eternal life. This life has the qualities of love and righteousness as well as joy and peace.
- While no one remembers the moment of physical birth, one's present life is evidence of its occurrence... The vitality of life is the proof of birth, not its memory or recollection.
- The new birth... is only the beginning of life. Growing to maturity in Christ is a lifelong process called sanctification.
My connection group is studying the six Covenant affirmations using a study guide and a video produced by the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). After hearing John Teter's sermon on Sunday, you might want to go deeper into the meaning and implications of this new birth. Here are some quotes from the study guide that captures the heart of this affirmation:
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