Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

To those claiming to be a born-again Christian how did you explain 'born-again to those who asked?

Did it take a very long time for you to be able to, adequately, answer that - especially to family and scoffing friends.  Did you ever really manage to explain it or have you gone through life as the only born-again Christian in the family and in your circle of friends. Did it become easier over time?

9 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Simple statement of fact.  John 3:5, Romans 6:1-5.

  • 1 month ago

    A major change in our outlook on life. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To be born again, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. That simple. Read John 3:16.  And you can't add water baptism to being born again.  Read 1 Corinthians 1:17.  The person is born once physically of the waters of the mother's womb (that is what John 3:5 is referring to).  And then born again spiritually by the Spirit of God when the person believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.  By believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, the person goes to heaven.  And then you can be water baptized to declare it, but again, don't add water baptism or any works to getting into heaven, otherwise you're not saved.  See Romans 4:5. Death leads to immediate heaven or hell, and it is too late to be saved, after death.  To be in heaven and not hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and who died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and who was buried, and who resurrected from the dead.  The only way to avoid hell is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, without adding any of your own works.  See Romans 4:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, and John 3:16.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It will never matter at all. 

    'Symbolic' Actions = A shameful display of heartless duplication.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Only the Catholic Church has the fullness of truth.  A person becomes born again when he is validly baptized.

  • 1 month ago

    1 Peter 1:22-25 

    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: [23] Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. [24] For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: [25] But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

  • 1 month ago

    As Jesus gave the ILLUSTRATION of (((THE WIND))) in John 3:8 saying 

    >>>>>>>>>"SO IT IS EVERY ONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT"<<<<<<<< (John 3:8)

    As GOD commanded the Prophet Ezekiel to prophesy to (((THE WIND))) to blow on DRY BONES and they shall live" (Ezekiel 37:9)

    >>>>>>>>>"SO IT IS EVERY ONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT"<<<<<<<< (John 3:8)

    As Ezekiel's prophecy was (((FULFILLED))) on the Day of Pentecost when 

    "Suddenly (((THE WIND))) filled the house where they were sitting" (Acts 2:2)

    "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:4) and Holy Spirit baptized!

    >>>>>>>>>"SO IT IS EVERY ONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT"<<<<<<<< (John 3:8)

    I see thumb downers (((DID NOT))) receive (((POWER))) [Acts 1:8] after Holy Spirit baptism [Acts 1:5] " become sons of GOD" (John 1:12-13).


    >>>>>"SO IT IS EVERY ONE (((NOT))) BORN OF THE SPIRIT"<<<< (John 3:8)!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JESUS SAID IT!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    "I am JESUS whom thou persecutest: It is hard to kick against the pricks" (Acts 9:5)!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Its really straightforward. I've never had any problems with it.

    John 3:6 KJV — That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    To be born again refers to a spiritual rebirth in the image of God.

     Jhn 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 

    Jhn 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 

    "Born again" is Greek gennaō anōthen (another birth) meaning reborn from above - meaning spiritually. Its a spiritual rebirth in the image of Christ who is the image of God. Heres what happened

     1- God made Adam in Gods spiritual image. He gave Adam a flesh body also so he could interact in earths physical environment. 

    2- Adam betrayed God by choosing to live for flesh gratification rather than for the Spirit of God

     3- God cursed Adam and all his seed with death and decay, ruining our chances at eternal life here on earth. 

    4- Later God sent his only begotten Son to die a one time atoning death for all men who would accept his offer. Prior to the crucifixion Jesus showed us how to live in Gods spiritual image again. He was humble, obedient and submissive. 

    5- So Jesus who is the image of God regenerates us one by one back into the spiritual image of God and saves our souls. 

    6- If this spiritual transformation never takes place in our lives here then we will die in Adams sinful flesh image. And then there is literally hell to pay   

  • 1 month ago

    Just tell them any time you  take a Dip in water it's called being born again.

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