The Force of Regeneration

Titus 3:5
“REGENERATION” (παλιγγενεσία, Titus 3:55Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5)) does not mean “being born again” (ἀναγεννάω, or γ. ἄνωθεν). It is used, besides the passage about “the washing of regeneration,” only in the end of Matt. 19 for the millennial state. The “renewing of the Holy Ghost” is a distinct thing from the “regeneration,” which last signifies a change from one state to another.