1 John 5:1 makes is abundantly clear KJV Whosoever believeth that Jesus Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. Pas ho pisteuon hoti iesous estin ho christos ek tou theou gegennetai kai pas ho agapon ton gennesanta agapa kai gegennemenon ex autou Straight Translation="Individually those think to be true that Jesus to be Christ out from the God making them His son indeed individually that love that God making Christ of Himself" God makes everyone who individually believes His sons, because of their Faith in Him. The KJV says is born, others say has been Born, however that perfect passive veerb is not in the original language, as we see above. we see that the Greek states those who think to be true that is believe Jesus to be Christ God makes them His son. We see Romans 10: 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Thou that is whosoever or whoever confesses with their mouth and believes with their heart God hath notice this says all believers have already been raised from the dead, has the physical resurrection taken place, we say no, but in God's eye it has taken place because HE promised it would occur. Regeneration occurs after one believes and calls in fact it occurs in a nanosecond. At the same time the Holy Spirit enters our hearts and indwells us and at the point of Salvation we are filled with the Spirit. We are Justified, we have imputation of Righteousness which gives us right standing with God. We become Children of God as well as many other things that are accomplished bottom line Faith and calling lead to Salvation and Salvation = Regeneration. That is the proper order that is God's order.