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Q:

A friend of mine talks a lot about being a born-again Christian. I'm not sure exactly what she means. What is your definition of a born-again Christian?


A:

A born-again Christian is someone who has repented of their sins and turned to Christ for their salvation, and as a result has become part of God’s family forever. All this takes place as God’s Spirit works in our lives.

You see, by nature we aren’t members of God’s family, and we don’t have any right to inherit eternal life. The reason is because of our sin. We have rebelled against God, and because of that, the Bible says, we are “separated from the life of God … due to the hardening of (our) hearts” (Ephesians 4:18). No, you may not see yourself as a bad person (and you probably aren’t)—but in God’s eyes even one sin is enough to keep you out of heaven.

But Jesus Christ came to save us and to make us part of His family forever! He did this by dying for our sins on the cross and by conquering death through His resurrection. You see, as a human being you were born into a family—and nothing can ever change that. But when we come to Christ we are spiritually reborn into another family—the family of God. The Bible says to Christ’s followers, “You have been born again … through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:23).

My prayer is that you too may be born again and become part of God’s family. By a simple prayer of faith, tell God that you know you are a sinner, and you are sorry for your sins. Then ask Christ to come into your life and save you. When you do, God will come to live within you by His Spirit, and you will be born again.

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30 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    My dad became born again at one of your visits to Britain about thirty five years ago and spent the rest of his life passionate about his new found faith. He recently passed away and it was lovely to have so many of God’s family turn up for his funeral. You are a very special family and should never lose your faith x x x

  2. Thabisa says:

    I want to be part of God’s family I want to leave this life am living now, I want a better Life

    1. Demi says:

      God bless you Thabisa.. Your words made me tear up because I know you are sincere. The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:13 seek God with all your heart and you will find Him. Praying for you!

  3. Angela says:

    Great word

  4. LARRY C JOHNSON says:

    Please pray for my fiance That she will let God save her.

    1. Andrew says:

      The prayer of intercession is very powerful. But no matter who offers you a drink of water, nothing is more convincing than
      thirst. If you look around the house you can learn much about people. And what is important to them. We will pray for her eyes to be opened, then will she see her need for salvation. Be blessed prayer changes things.

  5. berlyn menoro says:

    amen……god is great…i love jesus so much..he give strenght all trials come in my life….

    1. Andrew says:

      He is a strong tower, and a very present help in times of need!