The Spirit and New Birth
What Does Jesus Mean When He Speaks About Being Born Again?
What’s your reading of the Nicodemus story in John 3? Why does Jesus tell him that he must be born again, and what does that mean?
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What Should We Make of Jeremiah’s Prophecy of a New Covenant?
As a paedobaptist, I am curious how would you respond to the credobaptist argument from the nature of the new covenant as described in Jer 31:31–34. They argue that Jeremiah pictures the newness of the new covenant consisting in its being made with an entirely regenerate/forgiven/saved community. Credobaptists then would argue that this change in the nature of the covenant people implies a change in the administration of the covenant sign as well, such that it should now only be applied to those who evidence themselves to be regenerate by means of a credible profession of faith. In addressing this question, I would love to hear your basic view of how the various covenants in Scripture relate to one another and develop over time.
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