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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 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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  1. Samantha says:

    I’ve been reborn and I love the fact that Jesus love me God how can I thank you for never leaving me I have sinned and I beg you to please accept me in to you beautiful family n please forgive I have sinned and I beg for your forgiveness and I am blessed to have you in this life Amen God the gates of heaven are beautiful

  2. Paul Murdoch says:

    I understand being reborn. It happened to me when I was about 19 years old. My inner life has taught me that sin is ignorance and not knowing the truth. I would not like to judge anyone who is in darkness, rather continue to love everyone. People, i believe will awaken in their own time, which is in the eternal now. I am learning to tell the truth and love everyone. The Path of love, devotion and surrender to God.

  3. Dan Foster Appiah says:

    Am bless by your teachings about born has given me indeph knowledge and understanding on the subject to teach my church members about born again better to enrich their spiritual lives.And thank your so much for your willingnesswillingness and desire to share the gospel through easy understanding and power of grace within you.Now by reading your script,it has given me easy way to teach my church about the born again topic.God richly bless you for such an aspiring word of God.

  4. Lorraine B. Yost says:

    Thank You for this information. I really knew all of this, I just wanted to be able to put it all into the right words, When & if anyone asks me about my faith. Being Born Again to me has always meant my belief in Christ & what he did for us by giving up his life & his resurrection. Into the new covenant, away from the old.