What is being ‘born again’
and why it is important?
Being born again is where the old nature that you inherited from Adam is killed off and you are remade in the image of the Lord Himself with a new heart which is circumcised. You can see the discourse between Jesus and Nicodemus, a Pharisee, and why being born again is so important:
John 3:1-9 - There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
You can see here that Jesus was trying to tell Nicodemus that to be born again, you have to have a NEW SPIRIT, and those who are born of that new Spirit will be able to see the Kingdom of God.
You Are Born with an
evil, rebellious nature
When Adam fell from his position of authority in the Garden of Eden, every single person who has been born after that time has an evil rebellious nature that is anti-God. You can see that with some of the children you see on the street, in the mall, in your own family - and you know that the child you see is EVIL and up to no good.
This is the nature of the devil, as he has taken over the earth and has enslaved all of the people who do not belong to Jesus. The process of being 'born again' is just that - Jesus takes the old, sinful, rebellious nature from you and replaces that nature with His Spirit. This makes you a 'new' person, and then you are 'born' into the Family of Christ, as a new creature IN Christ. See scripture:
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
1 Peter 1:22-25 - Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
You are, in other words, reborn into the person that Jesus wants you to be, and the old rebellious sinful you is killed off. Since Christ has redeemed you, you are beholden to Him as your redeemer. You can never repay Jesus for what He has done for you, and you will serve Him from this point forward.
Steps to take to
become 'Born Again'
The First step is for you to WANT to be born again. If you go through this process, you will be forever changed from what you are today.
Do you want to stop smoking, eating like a glutton, be healthy and better? we can go forward.
Within this site, we have a process where we will introduce you to the Lord Jesus Christ and YOU have to ask Him personally to save you. YOU have to ask Him to remake you into what He wants you to be. YOU have to ask Him to be the Lord of your life, and you will do as He tells you.
If you do not want to give your life to Jesus, then close this browser and go on your way. You must be serious about this, as this is a change from what you are today.
If you do want to give yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ, then choose the appropriate button below. Follow the screens and make SURE you read all of them carefully. If you decide to go forward and be a Disciple of Christ, then make your confession as the screens tell you. Then you are to WAIT until the Lord Jesus Christ contacts you. You will know it is Him as He will be able to start the conversation with you from there.
Know that if you do decide to become a Disciple of Christ, you will need to:
Most importantly, stay on course and follow the commands of Jesus to the letter. Do not let anyone or anything cause you to stray. If youare not sure, you can always ask Jesus to help you, and He will.
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