Sunday, August 26, 2012
Getting Right to the Point!
“Born Again” = Believer in Jesus – PERIOD!
What does it mean to be “born again?” As seen in John, chapter 3, even some pretty wise theologians like Nicodemus have a hard time with this concept. There, Jesus says it’s a spiritual condition. And it can’t be something people chose to do. (John 15:16)
Neither is it some state of super spirituality, nor possession of miraculous abilities like healing with just a touch, or instantly speaking perfect Japanese without a single lesson. Those kinds of things are a whole different subject (First Corinthians, chapter 12). No, it’s much simpler than that.
Born Again means that you believe that the historical person, Jesus of Nazareth, is the Messiah, the Son of God, Who is also a real human being, lived a perfect life, willingly died as full and complete payment for all your sins, and thus you are on your way to eternal life in heaven. If you believe that you’re “Born Again,” period! And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Get it? Got it. Good! And that's the point!
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