What does 1 John 5:1 teach about regeneration? Does this text prove that regeneration precedes faith, and does it teach an order of salvation? This article argues from linguistic insights against such an interpretation, noting that it is questionable whether the tenses in 1 John 5:1 suggest any chronological or causal relationship between faith and regeneration. The distinctive and crucial role of faith in 1 John's theology is duly noted.
In a previous article Thomas Schreiner argued that Romans 9 teaches individual election unto salvation. Abasciano finds Schreiner's argument for the primacy of corporate election in Romans 9 unpersuasive. In this article, he examines Schreiner's case and articulates the nature of election as it is represented in Romans 9.