What you are about to read will change your perception of being born again.
You may be among the many people who are no strangers to the phrase Born Again. If you are a Christian, there is a possibility that you are born again or you are not sure if you are born again or not.
There are many sects of believers in Jesus Christ who have different views on what it means to be born again. Some say that to be born again is to be cut off from all forms of earthly activities and set apart solely for divine duties. Some others say it is to disassociate themselves from any known relationship with sinners or non-believers in Jesus Christ. In other words, they have nothing to do with non-Christians.
There is this other sect of Christians who say that being born again is being baptized in the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit, going to church, doing good deeds like visiting orphans and widows, giving alms to the needy and participate in the Lord’s table (take Holy Communion). A more confused person on this subject is found in the holy bible called Nicodemus and for him to be born again is to enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born. Sounds funny right? All of these claims and others form the controversy over what it really is to be born again.
Now, should we say that any of the above sects are wrong in their opinion or belief about what it really is to be born again? Well, we are going to see certain things that will help us draw a conclusion.
First let’s look at the word again in born again. It means to repeat or happen a second time. This means that for someone to be born again they must have given birth biologically (physically). And any person born through this way was born in sin as the Holy Bible says in Saint Paul’s message to the believers in Rome, in the third chapter and in the twenty-third verse that says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. The quote is from the King James version of the Holy Bible.
Here you have to understand that this person had no role to play in his first birth nor is there anywhere that he could have influenced his conception and birth. Every normal human being passed through this means to planet earth and thus passed into sin.
Another thing we have to understand is that rebirth or second birth by being born again is all spiritual and believe me anyone who wants to experience it has a lot to do in this case to influence it and he is the only person to make it happen. . God will only be waiting to act based on the decision of the individual.
So, with these few points cleared up, let’s face the big questions.
1. Why should we worry about being born again?
two. How can you be born again?
Let’s quickly answer the first question. The whole truth is that if any professed believer in Christ Jesus wants to get to the kingdom of God, such a person needs to be born again. The subject of the kingdom of God is very broad but basically it refers to the government of God when Jesus Christ will be the reigning king. Any sensible person should not want to miss out on such a kingdom.
How then can one be born again? There was a man in the holy bible named Nicodemus who asked this very question and Jesus told him that he must be born of water and the Spirit. This means that one has to do something that seems silly to the natural physical man, but very important and necessary for the second birth, which is also known as salvation from sin. This is a spiritual exercise and I am going to outline the physical steps required to achieve it.
Steps to be born again
1. To recognize your sinfulness (Admit that you are a sinner).
two. confession your sins and ask God for forgiveness (repentance)
3. believe that the blood of jesus was for the cleansing of your sins
Four. Guest Jesus in your life as your Lord and Savior through the prayer of faith.
Once the above steps are taken, the matter of being born again is resolved. You are now Born Again. The truth is that there will be no physical changes to your body parts. You will not look taller or shorter, fatter or thinner, there will be no change in the color of your skin either, but spiritually you have become a giant.
The very day you take that bold step to be born again marks the day of your spiritual birth and is worth celebrating.
In conclusion, being born again is accepting your depravity and confessing to God while begging for forgiveness. Believing that Jesus Christ is the only son of God who died on the cross and that his blood can cleanse you from all sin, inviting Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior and living to please God every day of your life.
So the next time someone asks you if you’ve been born again, what will you say? Will you still be among those who are confused about this Born Again thing? The veil has been removed and now you can see clearly.