Puritan Board Freshman
Some Roman Catholics mention Abraham's faith in Genesis 12 as evidence for a process of justification. My question is this: if Abraham's faith wasn't saving faith, then given total depravity, how could his faith be cited as a type of faith pleasing to God in Hebrews 11? To put it another way, if Abraham wasn't justified in Genesis 12, then his faith wasn't saving faith. But does this not imply he was unregenerate? If so, doesn't total depravity preclude the possibility that Abraham's actions in Genesis 12 were pleasing to God? If not, how can one who is regenerate be an unbeliever?