|What Is A Born Again Christian?|
|Written by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith|
|Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:59|
What is a born again Christian?
The Bible answers this in John 3:1-21.
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him." Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
In this passage, the phrase "born again" literally means "born from above"
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that everyone who is born of the Spirit, or born again, may have eternal life. When Christians use the phrase "born again Christian", we are expressing our own acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and the spiritual wellness that comes through our faith in Jesus Christ.
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