Some Christians say that they are “born-again,” or “born-again Christians.”
What does that mean?
To be a born-again Christian, means that you have met God/Jesus, and have accepted Him into your life, and heart. It is a spiritual transformation. When you are born again, you are becoming/have become a child of God.
How can you be born again? How can you become a child of God?
I already explained what it was to be born again. This is meant in a spiritual sense where you have accepted God and Jesus into your life and heart. You go through a spiritual transformation and not one experience is exactly the same. You become a child of God, you are born again when you believe, and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. It is when you believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is when you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and through His death on the cross, He has freed you and cleansed you from your sins.
Why must you be born again?
The reason why being born again is so important is because before you meet and accept Jesus into your life, you are spiritually dead. This doesn’t mean you are a bad person, no, it just means that spiritually, you are are dead. You are alive, and yet dead. When you believe and accept Jesus into your life, you are born again in a spiritual sense that now you are not only alive in flesh, but in spirit as well.
Everybody is a sinner, and everybody is born a sinner. Sinners are spiritually dead, but when they accept Jesus, and receive spiritual life, then they born again. People who are born again have their sins forgiven, and now have a special relationship with God. When you are saved, you become a child of God.
If you have more questions, then please don’t be afraid to ask. If you disagree, then please don’t be afraid to hold back because I will not be afraid to discuss.
If you want to become part of the family, and become a child of God, then you can say this prayer (it’s a pretty standard prayer), “”God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness—the gift of eternal life! In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen!”
When ending prayer, it is very important to end with “In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.” “In Jesus’s name I pray” this portion is especially important because it is like a stamp, a seal.
Also, just because you say this prayer DOES NOT mean that you are saved. It is ONLY WHEN you ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as your SAVIOR and LORD, that He died in your place for your sins and resurrected from the dead. It is only through Jesus Christ and trusting and believing is the one, only true way to be born again, to be spiritually alive, to become a child of God, to be part of this wonderful family, and to be able to enter Heaven and receive eternal life.
This wonderful gift is not reserved only for Christians. It is for anybody and everybody.
Although I have been Christian my whole entire life, I have also had a born-again experience. Every story and experience is different, but they are all special.
What’s yours? Or if you want to be born-again, please don’t be afraid to confess!
My born again story will be for another blog.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day!
Verse of the day: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” – John 11:25
*I’m sorry for (m)any grammatical errors*
Matthew 5:13 – 16 “13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”