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By   •   April 20, 2005

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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28 Comments

  1. ALOYSIUS NATHAN says:

    when a person is born again his soul is regenerated by HOLY SPIRIT. he experiance the death and ressurection of jesus christ which mean born of water and spirit is this meaning riggt

  2. stoney anyanwu says:

    i love that defenition i am defenetly born again

  3. daniel chidi says:

    In response to Ray J Gross, dear friend, out may interest you to know that even the prophet Isaiah knew that the earth is round when he mentioned it in Isaiah 40:22.I forgive your ignorance; many Christians haven’t read this verse too.

  4. Zainoor Kader says:

    I thank God for His son Jesus Christ. I was born in this world a muslim but now I am born again into the family of God through Jesus Christ. My sins have been forgiven and forgotten. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords.

  5. Musa says:

    Send me the scriptures quoting baptism by water.

  6. matieyos ashagre says:

    JESUS CHRIST IS KING OF KING AND LORD OF LORD . EMMUNUALE GOD IS WITH US

  7. Torry says:

    I Love God and I believe that Christ died for me on the Cross and I,m giving myself to God to wash away all my sins right now Ame!

  8. Ray J Gross says:

    Who say’s you need to be christian to be born again? I’ve been a born again atheist for many years and am offended that this guy named jesus didn’t even know the earth is round. Doesn’t sound like a fellow with vision or smarts, however, was a buddy of something called an all knowing alien. Get real, blind follower’s !!!!!!

    1. Bini says:

      Jesus loves you!!

  9. joe mingoia says:

    amen JESUS IS KING OF ALL

  10. joe mingoia says:

    amen jesus is king