What It Truly Means To Be Born Again
This is an interesting read.


Today, many people take being born again to mean different things other than what the Bible says it means.

The Bible says "...except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

But when some people talk about being born again, they mean someone who has repented from his sins and doesn't sin again. This is quite wrong because so many verses tell us that we are all sinners and that anyone who says he's without sin is a liar.

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

As seen above, we are all sinners even when we are righteous. So, how come some people think a born again person is someone who has repented from his sins or doesn't sin? It's because they have believed the wrong gospel.

So, who is a born again person and how did he attain it? Do you remember that conversation Nicodemus had with Jesus?

John 3:3-6 KJV
3 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.

At this point, Nicodemus was wondering if Jesus meant that one has to enter into his mother's womb a second time to be born again.

4 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?
5 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.

As seen above, Jesus clearly explained the kind of birth he was talking about. He spoke of two births. One has already happened to us all, but the second needs to happen for us to have eternal life and see the Kingdom of God.

The first birth which we have all experienced is the "born of water" spoken of by Jesus. We humans were all born of water. Ever heard the phrase "a woman's water is broken"? That happens when she gives birth.

Jesus spoke of a second birth which the "born of the spirit." It is that one that needs to now happen to us for us to see the kingdom of God.

Explaining both births again, Jesus made it clear that born of water is the flesh birth which our parents had of us, while born of spirit is spirit birth.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Now that we know how we can be born of the flesh or of water, which we have already experienced, how do we become born of the spirit?

We become born of the spirit by simply believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour according to John 3:16.

John 1:12 KJV
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

As seen above, once we believe and accept Jesus, we become the sons of God who is a Spirit (God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth John 4:24).

God sent Jesus to redeem us so that we can be adopted into his family as sons just as Jesus is a Son of God.

Galatians 4:4-5 KJV
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Basically, our parents gave birth to us which is the first birth called born of water or flesh birth. This makes us the children of our parents. When we accept and believe in Jesus Christ, we experience the second birth which is born of spirit. This second birth makes us the children of God. This gives us the right to see the Kingdom of God our Father just as we had the right to enter our earthly father's house.

Just as we carry the DNA of our parents, we also carry something that makes us the children of God. That thing is the Holy Spirit.

What our parents gave birth to sins a lot. We sin today because we inherited a sinful nature from our parents who inherited it from Adam.

The Good News is that what God gives birth to doesn't sin. This explains why Jesus Christ never sinned. This is why we that we are his brothers and also sons of God like him never sin.

You might say, "But I saw brother B sinning the other day." Who you saw sinning is who his parents gave birth to which inherited a sinful nature. But that which God gave birth to inside of him doesn't sin.

1 John 3:9 KJV
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The reason why Brother B who committed a sin yesterday is not regarded as a sinner before God is because it wasn't his spirit which has been possessed and purchased by the Holy Spirit of God that committed that sin. The sin was committed by the flesh which his parents gave birth to which is prone to sin. That's why the Bible said...

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Our parents sin, so what they give birth to will always sin. God doesn't sin, so what he gives birth to can't sin. God sent his son to save us from our sins so we won't be sinners in his eyes anymore regardless of what we do.

The key is to believe Jesus is the one to pay for your sins, which he has done already, only if you believe he has.

Thank you.

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