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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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98 Comments

  1. Tammy Alexander says:

    Thank you for this information. I want to become an effective street evangelist and this will help me on my journey there. God Bless you in all that you are doing for the Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Thomas Henry says:

    Amen

  3. Mildred Noll says:

    I talked with God and ask him to forgive me of my sins. I wanted to be a part of his family…..I have been a Christian all my life and thought I was apart of this family…After reading this message I have rededicated myself and have become reborn……Is this enough now for me to be a member of his family and be received in heaven.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Mildred,
      It sounds like you’re on the right track based on what you’re describing. Consider visiting https://peacewithgod.net/ for assurance. On that website, you can pray and talk online with a member of our team.

  4. lawrence says:

    Can you explain the true meaning of repentance and meaning of being born again please?

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Lawrence,

      Here are answers to your questions:

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      Hope this helps!
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  5. Oppong prince says:

    This really talks about a born again christian. God bless you so much.

  6. Jonathan mari says:

    Please help to tell me the difference between the old testament and new testament. Is it right to say old testament believers were born again? Can i say Isaiah was born again?

  7. sanaz golban says:

    Lord’s prayer – For your Father knoweth what things you have need of and what is in your heart… After this manner therefore pray ye:
    Our dear Father God in the name of Jesus Christ who art in heaven, your name be sanctified, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever in the name of Jesus Christ amen thank you Jesus thank you God

  8. Sunday Adeoye says:

    Its so awesome to know whom I am in Christ.

  9. Tayo Kubi says:

    The Lord is good.

  10. Ires bispo says:

    I am a born again Christian I just want to learn more to tell my friends..

    1. BGEA says:

      We are thrilled, Ires, to hear you want to learn more about Jesus. Consider enrolling in this free online course: https://courses.goingfarther.net/know-jesus/