Some people say, “ What’s all this fuss about being ‘born again’? Why are so many talking about it?”
Actually, similar questions were first asked years ago. In fact, a leading member of the ruling council during Jesus’ day, Nicodemus, had a similar reaction when Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Startled, the council member asked, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” Jesus’ response─”That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”─stated again that one must experience a spiritual rebirth in order to enter heave. “You must be born again.”
A Very Personal Question
Have you been born again? Have you experienced the spiritual rebirth Jesus said was absolutely necessary for entrance into heaven? This is the one thing, according to the Word of God, that will determine you eternal destiny.
If you really want to know how to be born again, here is the answer from God’s Word.
We must recognize the fact that we are sinners, that we’ve violated God’s laws─and we all have. God says, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not”
We must repent of our sins. The Bible says, God “commandeth all men everywhere to repent.” Jesus said, “Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.”
It was for our sins─yours and mine─that Jesus, the Son of God, left heaven and came to earth to give up His life that we might be forgiven. “hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us.” Then Jesus rose from the dead, proving His victory over sin and death.
We must receive Christ into our lives as our Savior from sin. We read in the Bible, speaking of Jesus Christ, “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name”
The Promise of God
The moment we open our hearts to the Lord Jesus and place our complete trust in Him--and Him alone--as our Savior, God promises to forgive our sins, save our soul, and reserve us a home in heaven.
God says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life” Jesus promises, “He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life”
You can be born again simply by praying and asking Jesus Christ to work this miracle in your life. Although it’s your heart’s attitude that counts, here’s a suggested prayer that might help guide you:
God, I am willing to repent of my sins and receive Jesus as my Savior. I do believe He died for me and was raised again to give me new spiritual life. Thank you, God, for saving me.
If you truly believe, you will be born again and you will begin an exciting, eternal journey, one that can take you through the pressures of this life like nothing you’ve ever experienced before!