Becoming Born Again
What does it mean to be born again? Obviously you can’t be physically ‘born again’ so we’re talking about a spiritual birth. Before we accept Christ as our Saviour we are spiritually dead to sin. All men are sinners. We are born sinners and even if we try to be a ‘good’ person we will fall short of what God requires for an eternal place in Heaven with Him. We are unable to enter through any works of our own or our own self righteousness.
Before Jesus Christ was born, a little over 2000 years ago, God’s people were unable to enter directly into God’s presence. They were under the law and had to rely on animal sacrifices to atone for their sin. They relied on the chief priests to make atonement for them as a nation by observing religious festivals that were ordained by God.
Then, Jesus Christ paid the price for mans sin once and for all on the cross at Calvary. When He submitted to the will of the Father and shed His blood on that cross He made a way for each of us to enter into God’s presence. Jesus is the mediator between man and God. When we acknowledge His sacrifice and accept Him as our personal Lord and Saviour we are ‘covered’ by the blood He shed on the cross for us. We are born again!
Can anyone be born again? Absolutely! The Bible ~ Gods written word to us ~ says quite clearly that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13) In essence that’s what becoming a born again believer is about. It’s acknowledging sin in our life and recognising that only through Christ can we be made holy (pure) before God. Only then can we rest in the assurance that we are eternally saved.
You may have come to this site out of interest in the Christian faith, just happened across it while browsing or feel you’ve been drawn to it by some external force. Whatever brought you here I pray you’ll stay a while, read the messages and listen to some of the great Bible teachings available through the links on this site.
In the future I will be adding my own messages but please listen and watch the recommended media and I pray you will be blessed by them and convicted.