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5016 heart, fallen and redeemed

5016 heart, fallen and redeemed

The inner thoughts and feelings of an unregenerate person are opposed to God, making that person reject God and his love. At conversion the renewing work of the Holy Spirit transforms the human heart, enabling it to love and obey God.

The unregenerate heart

Hostile to God Ps 14:1 pp Ps 53:1 See also 1Ki 15:3; 2Ch 12:14; Pr 19:3; Jn 5:42; Ac 8:21-22; Ro 1:31; Ro 8:7; Heb 3:12

Hardened against God Jer 18:12 Pharaoh’s hard heart: Ex 4:21; Ex 7:3,14,22-23; Ex 8:15,32; Ex 14:8
Dt 2:30; Isa 6:10; Isa 42:25; Jer 16:12; Da 5:20; Mt 13:15; Ac 28:27; Ro 2:5; Rev 16:9,11

Spiritually ignorant Eph 4:18 See also 2Sa 6:16 pp 1Ch 15:29; Ro 1:21; 2Co 3:15; 2Co 4:4

Proud Ps 73:7 See also Pr 18:12; Pr 21:4; Jer 48:29; Jer 49:16; Eze 28:2,17; Ob 3; Rev 18:7

Deceitful Jer 17:9 See also Job 31:33-34; Ps 5:9; Ps 28:3; Ps 62:4; Pr 6:14; Pr 23:7; Pr 24:12; Pr 26:23-25; Isa 44:20; Jer 22:17; 2Ti 3:13

Sinful Ge 6:5 See also Job 36:13; Ps 10:3; Ps 41:6; Ps 55:21; Pr 6:18; Pr 20:9; Isa 1:5; Mt 9:4 pp Mk 2:8 pp Lk 5:22; Mt 15:18-19 pp Mk 7:20-23

Condemned Pr 11:20 See also Ps 101:4-5; Pr 16:5; Pr 17:20; Ecc 11:9; Isa 10:12; Jer 17:10; Eze 25:6-7; Ro 1:24

Conversion: the changed heart

Convinced of need Jn 16:8 See also Jer 29:12-14; Ac 2:37; Ac 16:30; Ro 7:7; 1Co 14:25

Changed by the Holy Spirit Eze 36:25-27 See also Jer 4:14; Jer 24:7; Eze 11:19; Eze 18:31; Jn 3:5-6; Ro 2:29; Tit 3:4-5

Given faith 2Co 4:6 See also Ac 5:31-32; Ac 15:9; Ac 16:14-15; Ro 10:8-10; Eph 2:8

Spurious conversion

A less-than-saving change 1Sa 10:9 See also Mt 13:5-6 pp Mk 4:5-6 pp Lk 8:6; Mt 13:20-21 pp Mk 4:16-17 pp Lk 8:13; Heb 6:4-8; Heb 10:26-29

See also

3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3248Holy Spirit, conviction
3284Holy Spirit, resisting
5799bitterness
6026sin, judgment on
6178hardness of heart
6185imagination, desires
6626conversion
8020faith
8777lust
8802pride
8834unbelief