Justification & Regeneration

What does the Bible mean when it says that Christians have died to sin? How is it possible for a just God to justify the ungodly without becoming unjust Himself? What is regeneration? What is justification? Why do all men desperately need to be justified? If I have died to sin, why am I still affected by it? As a Christian, am I the new man or he old man or both? What does the Bible mean when it says that Christians have died to the Law? Are Christians still slaves to sin?

The answers to these and many other questions become clear once we gain a Biblical understanding of justification and regeneration. These two great miracles lie at the very heart of the gospel, yet even among genuine Christians they are surrounded by confusion and ignorance. This book attempts to set forth in clear Biblical light the nature and characteristics of justification and regeneration that God may be glorified and His children brought to know more fully the liberty that is theirs in Christ.

Excerpt from the book: We have seen that sin is the ultimate and only problem of humanity, and that man’s problem with sin has two aspects, one internal and the other external: Not only does every fallen son of Adam have a bad heart; he also has a bad record in the eyes of God’s law. Sin both defiles him and condemns him; its power rules within him, and its penalty rests upon him. Man is both helpless and hopeless— his plight is truly impossible. Into this situation of darkness and despair a great light has shone. Jesus has come. He can and will save His people from both the penalty and power of their sins. He does the former in justification; He does the latter in regeneration… Justification takes place in heaven, in the courtroom of God. Regeneration, on the other hand, takes place on earth, in the heart of man. Justification is a declaration by a Judge; regeneration is an act of creation by an omnipotent Creator. (from page 47)

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In this video Kevin Williams talks about Justification by using many of the thoughts Charles gives in the book.


of Lake Road Chapel
Kirksville, Missouri
Charles lives in Kirksville, Missouri, with his wife, Mona. They have five children. He has served as co-pastor of Lake Road Chapel since 1974 and has been a conference speaker in various places throughout the world. You may learn more about his church and ministry at Lake Road Chapel.