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What does it mean to be Born Again?
Jesus said unless ,we are born again, we cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
“Jesus answered and said unto him: ‘Verily, verify, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” – John 3:3
So in order to be a part of God’s Kingdom, we need to be born again. But what does it mean to be born again, and who can be born again?
The Bible gives us the answer.
Turn to 1 Corinthians chapter 6 and read verses 6 to 9.
“Know yet not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
No thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
After mentioning types of people who will not inherit God’s Kingdom, the Bible says some of us were actually like that; but that we were washed and sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus; hence being qualified to be a part of the kingdom of God. So now we begin to see the meaning of being born again. It means being washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Look also the following self-explanatory scriptures:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”—2 Corinthians 5:17
Now, who can get born again?
Let’s look at John 3:16-18:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
“He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not to condemn already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
The bible say plainly, he who believes in the Son. So anyone who believes in Jesus Christ and allows himself to be washed and justified in the name of Jesus can be born again. So any of us can be born again.
When we look at revelation chapter 7, we see a great crowd that come of the great tribulation and find themselves standing before the throne. Notice what the Bible says about these people:
“And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”--Revelation 7:14
Yes, the great multitude which no man can number are born again! They are in the Kingdom of God where God himself will look after them. “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.” –Revelation 7:16.
This article is adapted from my book ‘What if We are Wrong?
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