In the eyes of God, all are considered dead, even while they are living because of sin.
How could Christ give life or save man who was subject to condemnation?
In Matthew 19:28, Christ explains to the
And Jesus said to
them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the
regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you
also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of
Israel. (Matthew 19:28, NAS)
To those whom Christ will save and give
eternal life, should follow Christ in the regeneration.
will become of him who will follow Christ in the regeneration?
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Apostle Paul explains:
Wherefore if any man
is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away;
behold, they are become new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17, ASV)
He who will follow Christ in the
regeneration will become a new creature.
is it that he who follows in the regeneration becomes a new creature?
In Ephesians 2:10, Apostle Paul explains
We are what God made. In
Christ Jesus we have been created for doing good deeds. God prepared
these good deeds long ago, so that we could live by them. (IEB)
The same verse in another version of the
For we are his
masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared
long ago to be our way of life. (ISV)
They become the result of what God made as
planned. They become God's masterpieces, created anew in Christ Jesus for
good works. In Christ Jesus they are created anew for good works to be their
way of life.
Those who will follow Christ in the
regeneration becomes a new creature, because it would be the fulfillment of
God's plan that man be created in Christ Jesus for good works. As a new
creature, he will be saved and will be with Christ in heaven.