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What means born again?

Born again

What is born again? There is a lot of Sermoning about salvation and invitations to accept Jesus Cristo as Saviour, all to do to win souls. What fails, is the teaching of sin, the need for faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Why is the salvation through Jesus Christ necessary? Even a man like Nicodemus, a scribe (Pharisee), ruler of the Jews asked Jesus what is being born again. John 3:10: and Jesus answered and you are a teacher of Israel, and you do not know? He should know all about it and what is sin.

For a proper born again, it is necessary to know, why? Let us to a Bible study. A man is a sinner, is born as a child of satan. Why? Because the first man Adam consciously sinned and aware of what God had forbidden, eat of the forbidden fruit. Not Eva, she was tempted by satan. As a result, there was a separation between God and man, and man died spiritually. His spirit was removed with which he could communicate with God, the spiritual death immediately joined in. Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise. Later the 10 commandments and the Torah (together the LAW) were given to the Israeli people (the 12 tribes) as a guide of what is the will of God. This LAW is to protect man. Should every man keep the law than the world would look completely different. No theft, no murders, no adultery, no drug use. The greatest commandment is to love God in the first place and, secondly, love the neighbour as yourself. So do not steel and covet what is of your neighbour. No human being is capable of this. Through the law, we recognize that we are a sinner. There God knew that we cannot redeem ourselves, God figured out a solution. After all God is Love, BUT ALSO JUST. A murderer cannot go unpunished by love, justice demands a penalty on the murder. The solution was that His Son Jesus, without sin as human being would be born of the Virgin Mary. Sin is committed through the seed of the man, not the woman (Eve was tempted). So only a woman who never had sexual intercourse, could be fertilized by the Holy, namely the Holy Spirit. So Jesus could be born without sin. Jesus lived as a man on earth for 33 years. He Himself knows to which man is exposed, temptations, because he has experienced them Himself, yes worse satan has tried everything to seduce Him and let Him sin.
Innocently Jesus was tortured and died on the cross of Calvary. God His Father poured out the penalty on Him. But note, He VOLUNTARILY died (John 19:30). He laid down His Life (gave up His Life), the cross has not caused His death as with the two other criminals on the cross. After three days, Jesus was resurrected and came to life, Jesus Christ the risen Lord, Lord over death. Anyone who believes this will receive eternal life in Heaven (John 3:16).

So the first step of being born again is the recognition of sin and not be able to save yourself from the punishment on sin by God

That will cost you nothing, as I saw on the internet, but that text went on: To be a Christian takes quite a lot. A pure truth!
The moment you accept Jesus Christ, then immediately the Holy Spirit enters in you (1 Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 1:13-14). Your spirit is restored and you can again communicate with God through Bible reading and prayer.

Why do you need the Holy Spirit?

In short Born Again:

  1. Death: Admit that you are a sinner and you need Jesus Christ to save you. The death to sin.
  2. New life (born again): Accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour, that is: being born again, and receives the Holy Spirit so that you don not sin more but live a life in the glory of God.

Born Again is to be born again (receive new life after death). You were born as a child of satan, lived in the world. After accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, you are born again (you received new life). And you are a child of God and you let your life be a tribute to God (in gratitude) by the control and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

That means you let go of the worldly life of sin. That means obedience to the 10 commandments and the earthly laws of (local) governments as long as that does not go against the laws of God Romans 13:1-7. That is also obedience to the traffic rules: You keep to the speed limit, do not drive through red traffic lights, respect pedestrians (at the zebra). But also that you pay your taxes, give to the Emperor what is of the Emperor (Matthew 17:24-27; 22:15-22), and to God what is God's (your tithe, "Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7).

Live a holy and pure life, respect the Christian values and standards, live to the glory of God, let others see that you respect God; You are a temple of God and a Royal priest in the service of God. Be your BORN AGAIN worthy!