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I had a born-again experience at the age of 33. As a result of that, I found a church where I felt I was being fed properly. I don’t say that as a reflection on Catholicism. But once I was born again, I got an evangelical spirit. ~ Bill McCartney
John 3:4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Here are some encouraging scriptures that refer to being born again.
What Is A Born Again Christian?
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Are You Born Again?
But the real question is, can a person get into heaven without being born again? The straightforward answer to that question is found in John 3:3. Jesus replied, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
Before I was Born Again, I had a simple understanding of who God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit were from back in Catholic grade school.
How Can Anyone Be Sure?
Later on, in life, when I was born again, I grew to know that God was real and that He loved me and had a plan for my life, a better experience than I was living, which I was all for in my life.
I remember asking myself the question years ago when I was in grade school, “Why do I need to be Born Again?” I never got an answer to that question until I was in my 20’s until Shawn O’ Gorman told me one summer afternoon at his gas station when I was coming home from Hart Park playing basketball. Shawn was one of the first significant links of the chain of people God put in my life to lead me to find Jesus Christ in my life.
Being Born Again Was God’s Grace To Me!
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After I started to understand more about the Bible, the Bible began to make a lot of sense. The next thing I needed to do then was to figure out with help from the Holy Spirit, Bible, and some Christian friends how to put my newfound faith in being born again into practice.
It was not until later on in my life that I knew for sure I had assurance for my salvation; it took caring people to help me understand the scriptures what that meant. God’s Word did not take root in my life until June 25, 1986, when I surrendered my life to the care of God.
Have You Been Born Again?
God did not clean up my behavior like a magic wand, but it was an enormous step in faith that I took, and I could tell the difference, and so could others! Being born again was the most significant decision I ever made in my life. Are you born again?
Being raised in the Catholic church, I had some general understanding, but when I chose to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, in other words, to be born again, I started seeing things in a different light. ~ Bill Greguska
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- Are we all God’s children, or only Christians?
- How can I get to know God better?
- Is it enough to believe in God to go to heaven, even if we do not fully understand it?
- What are the most famous/ essential questions in the Bible?
- What does it mean to be a born-again Christian?
A Wonderful Story of Being “Born-Again” From the Scriptures
Let us read 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.’
What Do You Believe?
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.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.
If I have told you earthly things and do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
How Much Did God Love Us?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. Everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to light so that it may be seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
Is Regeneration An Option?
John 2 talks about Jesus explaining redemption to a Pharisee named Nicodemus. John 3:7 Jesus tells Nicodemus that you must be “born again” to enter the kingdom of heaven. Regeneration is NOT an option but a necessity. NO-ONE, not even the most religious Pharisee, is exempt from the divine call of new birth. Jesus rebuked Nicodemus’s shallow faith and destroyed his system of religion by works.
He said, “No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the son of man” (John 3:13). In other words, we could never climb to heaven and find the answers for ourselves. The ONLY person who has that kind of access to God is the one who descended from heaven… and that is Jesus Christ, the son of man!
Related Pages Of Encouragement:
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- Billy Graham preaching part 3
- Billy Graham preaching part 4
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