Regeneration is the process in which man is made alive by God or as is refered to as new birth. Both Calvinists and Arminians believe regeneration is an act of God's grace, but we disagree as to the means by which regeneration comes. Arminians believe, as scripture clearly teaches, that we are made alive or regenerated through faith. While Calvinist believe that faith comes through regeneration. These passages seem to support the Arminian view that we are regenerated through faith in the word of truth: Col. 2:12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 1 Peter 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever James 1:18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. Eph. 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Gal. 3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. How do Calvinists deal with these passages and what passages support the belief that spiritual regeneration comes before faith?