What Happens When We Are Born Again
by John Piper
Augustine, Lewis, Barna, and the Bible 9
I. What Is the New Birth?
1 The Supernatural Creation of Spiritual Life 25
2 You Are Still You, But New 35
II. Why Must We Be Born Again?
3 We Are Spiritually Dead 45
4 We Are Willing Slaves to Sin and Satan 55
5 Faith, Justification, Adoption, Purification, Glorification 65
III. How Does the New Birth Come About?
6 Ransomed, Raised, and Called 77
7 Through the Washing of Regeneration 87
8 Through Faith in Jesus Christ 99
9 Through Intelligible Good News 111
IV. What Are the Effects of the New Birth?
10 It Overcomes the World 123
11 Regeneration, Faith, Love—In That Order 133
12 Freedom from the Practice of Sinning 143
13 Loving Others with the Love of God 153
V. How Can We Help Others Be Born Again?
14 Tell People the Good News of Jesus Christ 165
15 I Am Sending You to Open Their Eyes 177
The New Birth and the New World 189
Scripture Index 193
Persons Index 197
Subject Index 199
Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.” The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.