What Does It Mean To Be Born Again?
RL from Florida writes: What Does It Mean To Be Born Again?
Jesus made this statement to a man named Nicodemus who was the great religious leaders of his time. Nicodemus came to ask Jesus questions about Kingdom of God. Jesus told him that the way to enter the Kingdom of God was to be born again. This doesn’t mean you can get back inside your mom to be born again!
To understand what it means to be born-again, it is necessary to understand that there are two births. The “first” birth is the physical birth when you were born into this world from your mother and father. And The “second” birth is the spiritual birth. Being born “from above” or being “born again” as a Spiritual re-birth.
How do we become born again?
By repenting of sin. That means we are willing to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master and Savior. Sinners are spiritually “dead”; when they receive spiritual life through faith in Christ, the Bible likens it to a rebirth. Only those who are born again have their sins forgiven and have a relationship with God.
If you are ready to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord by an act of faith, we encourage you to pray a prayer like this:
Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived. Thank You for dying on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. I now receive You as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If there is a doubt in your mind about whether you have been born again, I hope you will settle it now, because the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:2, “Now is the accepted time; … [today] is the day of salvation.”