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BORN AGAIN

Born again Christian beliefs are based on accepting Jesus Christ in your life as Savior. This is often called
the Gospel. It is the basic understanding of Gods gift of salvation.
John 3:1-5 states:
Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
He came to Jesus at night and said, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God.
For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.
Jesus replied, Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
How can someone be born when they are old? Nicodemus asked. Surely they cannot enter a
second time into their mothers womb to be born!
Jesus answered, Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of
water and the Spirit.
Born
again
Christian
beliefs
include:
The Gospel. We have all sinned and deserve Gods judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy
that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless
life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose
from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone
as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in
heaven.
The resurrection power of God. He alone is transforming our lives daily. In resurrecting Jesus from the
grave, God proclaimed His absolute sovereignty over life and death. This amazing fact is what separates the
Christian faith from all others. All other religions are based on works of a powerless deity or person. The
leaders of all other religions die and remain dead. The Christian faith is based on Christ crucified and
resurrected to life
(1
Corinthians
15:14).
The deity of Christ. The Bible makes it clear that Jesus is God. In His dealings with the Pharisees and
Sadducees,
Jesus
claimed
to
be
God.
Salvation by grace through Jesus alone. Our salvation is not merited. Jesus death alone pays the penalty
for the sins of mankind. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation is
found
through
no
one
else
(Acts
4:12).
There is one God. The Bible presents monotheism, the belief that there is one God to be worshipped and
served
(Exodus
20:3).
The Trinity. The trinity is one God existing in three Personsthe Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do
not
see.
Judy, a born again Christian says, I have been a born again Christian for over 30 years. When I called out
to Him in the midst of pain and suffering, I knew God had touched my heart and life supernaturally. Rebirth
had come! It was as if I had been seeing through a dark glass and had put glasses on for the first time. After
being reborn, I longed to read and study Gods Word. I was thirsty for the things of God. My life started
changing and today Im still changing. You may ask how can I be reborn? God loves you and it is His desire
for you to receive salvation.