Wesley on Regeneration (Part 1)
Wesley teaches that justifying grace is imputed by God and regenerating grace is imparted by God. When Wesley refers to, “divine empowerment,” he means that the Holy Spirit gives believers the power to live in obedience to God. Wesley describes regeneration as the great work which God does in us, in renewing our fallen nature and the beginning of sanctification. Wesley linked regeneration with the doctrine of original sin. Since we were born in sin, we must be born again. Orthodoxy is important, but it’s crucial that regeneration also leads to life transformation.