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What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by alBHAGDADI: 7:58am On Nov 22
This is an interesting read.


Today, many people take being born again to mean different things other than what the Bible says it means.

The Bible says "...except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

But when some people talk about being born again, they mean someone who has repented from his sins and doesn't sin again. This is quite wrong because so many verses tell us that we are all sinners and that anyone who says he's without sin is a liar.

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

As seen above, we are all sinners even when we are righteous. So, how come some people think a born again person is someone who has repented from his sins or doesn't sin? It's because they have believed the wrong gospel.

So, who is a born again person and how did he attain it? Do you remember that conversation Nicodemus had with Jesus?

John 3:3-6 KJV
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

At this point, Nicodemus was wondering if Jesus meant that one has to enter into his mother's womb a second time to be born again.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

As seen above, Jesus clearly explained the kind of birth he was talking about. He spoke of two births. One has already happened to us all, but the second needs to happen for us to have eternal life and see the Kingdom of God.

The first birth which we have all experienced is the "born of water" spoken of by Jesus. We humans were all born of water. Ever heard the phrase "a woman's water is broken"? That happens when she gives birth.

Jesus spoke of a second birth which the "born of the spirit." It is that one that needs to now happen to us for us to see the kingdom of God.

Explaining both births again, Jesus made it clear that born of water is the flesh birth which our parents had of us, while born of spirit is spirit birth.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Now that we know how we can be born of the flesh or of water, which we have already experienced, how do we become born of the spirit?

We become born of the spirit by simply believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour according to John 3:16.

John 1:12 KJV
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

As seen above, once we believe and accept Jesus, we become the sons of God who is a Spirit (God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth John 4:24).

God sent Jesus to redeem us so that we can be adopted into his family as sons just as Jesus is a Son of God.

Galatians 4:4-5 KJV
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Basically, our parents gave birth to us which is the first birth called born of water or flesh birth. This makes us the children of our parents. When we accept and believe in Jesus Christ, we experience the second birth which is born of spirit. This second birth makes us the children of God. This gives us the right to see the Kingdom of God our Father just as we had the right to enter our earthly father's house.

Just as we carry the DNA of our parents, we also carry something that makes us the children of God. That thing is the Holy Spirit.

What our parents gave birth to sins a lot. We sin today because we inherited a sinful nature from our parents who inherited it from Adam.

The Good News is that what God gives birth to doesn't sin. This explains why Jesus Christ never sinned. This is why we that we are his brothers and also sons of God like him never sin.

You might say, "But I saw brother B sinning the other day." Who you saw sinning is who his parents gave birth to which inherited a sinful nature. But that which God gave birth to inside of him doesn't sin.

1 John 3:9 KJV
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The reason why Brother B who committed a sin yesterday is not regarded as a sinner before God is because it wasn't his spirit which has been possessed and purchased by the Holy Spirit of God that committed that sin. The sin was committed by the flesh which his parents gave birth to which is prone to sin. That's why the Bible said...

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Our parents sin, so what they give birth to will always sin. God doesn't sin, so what he gives birth to can't sin. God sent his son to save us from our sins so we won't be sinners in his eyes anymore regardless of what we do.

The key is to believe Jesus is the one to pay for your sins, which he has done already, only if you believe he has.

Thank you.

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by blazepascal(m): 8:08am On Nov 22
GOD PLS GV US THE GRACE TO STOP SINNING

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:22am On Nov 22
As expected.

Belief in the grace to continue in sin which leads to damnation continues...

To be born again means to be born of the spirit.

It means to live the life of the Spirit while yet on Earth.

Keeping the Words of the Spirit is what it takes to be born of the Spirit.

It makes you to be not of the world despite being in the world.

It's means the same as entering into the kingdom of God on Earth.

It takes keeping the Word of the Spirit, which makes one to be born of the Spirit for anyone to be able to enter into the Kingdom of God on Earth.

God bless.

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by alBHAGDADI: 8:44am On Nov 22
jesusjnr2020:
As expected.

Belief in the grace to continue in sin which leads to damnation continues...

To be born again means to be born of the spirit.

It means to live the life of the Spirit while yet on Earth.

Keeping the Words of the Spirit is what it takes to be born of the Spirit.

It makes you to be not of the world despite being in the world.

It's means the same as entering into the kingdom of God on Earth.

It takes keeping the Word of the Spirit, which makes one to be born of the Spirit for anyone to be able to enter into the Kingdom of God on Earth.

God bless.

No verse to back what you said you because it is not founded in the Bible.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by prodev986: 9:21am On Nov 22
Good
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Sodiquinone: 9:21am On Nov 22
The Good News is that what God gives birth to doesn't sin. This explains why Jesus Christ never sinned.

So God gave birth to Jesus,u literarily have to be mad to be a christian, Jesus that cursed a fig tree that didn't offend him didn't sin??

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by brosom(m): 9:22am On Nov 22
In other words, to be born again means the acceptance of the deposit seed of Christ in a man, rejecting ur old foundation and accepting the new foundation which is Christ Jesus.

Further more, a spirit man born again still need to be taught of God, whom he is, why he is, the purpose of his creation and his vision for man.

But u must be genuine before all this work can be achieve in u.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by ATEAMS: 9:22am On Nov 22
Well done is better than well said.

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Kelly2713(m): 9:22am On Nov 22
tongue
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Truefaith: 9:23am On Nov 22
Cfd
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by kuonbe(m): 9:23am On Nov 22
By practicing the ways of the lord in all ur doing,.

I don't go church, but I believe next year I will be fully born again. never work with my KOWOPE on Sunday

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Psylas2: 9:23am On Nov 22
I was once a born again Christian.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by sunshineV: 9:23am On Nov 22
IF A BORN AGAIN WATCHES PORN DOES IT MEAN THE VERIFICATION FAILED?
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by slawormiir: 9:23am On Nov 22
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by AntiChristian: 9:24am On Nov 22
I am Born again too.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by BigBrother9ja: 9:24am On Nov 22
It's nothing but a silly idea from a "story book"...

Same people claiming to be born again but can't tolerate eachother...

Igbo Vs Yoruba (tribe)

Marriage
OSU Vs diala

Cele church vs deeper life

Brotherhood vs 7th day Adventist

Jehava witness Vs ecwa

Christ embassy Vs cherubim etc

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by GOTVee(m): 9:24am On Nov 22
sad Even though I'm a born again Christian, I believe I will never make heaven. I have sinned and fall short of the glory of God despite being a born again Christian for 25 years now sad

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by BigDawsNet: 9:24am On Nov 22
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by CzarChris(m): 9:24am On Nov 22
Being a Born Again, no bi by mouth o!
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by sonnie10: 9:25am On Nov 22
I love the doctrine of grace. We are saved by his grace. Neither the works of our hands nor our righteousness is enough to redeem us.

We did not merit it, we did not deserve it, yet while we were sinners, he singled us out and showed us mercy.

Remember, we cannot pay back , because Jesus has paid the price in full.
Therefore, we ought to live in obedience and do the will of him that have given us the grace to be partakers of his glory.
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by zeusdgrt(m): 9:26am On Nov 22
To take a personal decision to follow God,love and do unto others as u want to be done to u also receive the holy spirit for his manifestation application to all ur life endeavors.
Note:Not to follow pastor but God!
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by BigBrother9ja: 9:29am On Nov 22
Story!

Hypocites

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by maolah: 9:29am On Nov 22
Islam is the only way, any other religions is rong way!

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by kuonbe(m): 9:29am On Nov 22
sunshineV:
IF A BORN AGAIN WATCHES PORN DOES IT MEAN THE VERIFICATION FAILED?
. Oga born again Christan don't even think of porn ,. not even clicking it to watch

na Devil workshop be dat

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by kuonbe(m): 9:31am On Nov 22
maolah:
Islam is the only way, any other religions is rong way!
.

yes is RONG. hollowshit. ���

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by ManInTheSky: 9:32am On Nov 22
by Abagdaddy really? the same guy trump cooked with that beautiful reaper drone who died like a dog according to donald trump
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Donspicey: 9:32am On Nov 22
Always pray and ask God for Forgiveness of sins.....

Sin can be commited knowingly or Unknowingly.....

No body is guaranteed salvation until the Last day wen u face ur creator......


Heaven no sure for anybody still alive......

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Mercisharelove(f): 9:32am On Nov 22
alBHAGDADI:

This is an interesting read.


Today, many people take being born again to mean different things other than what the Bible says it means.

The Bible says "...except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

But when some people talk about being born again, they mean someone who has repented from his sins and doesn't sin again. This is quite wrong because so many verses tell us that we are all sinners and that anyone who says he's without sin is a liar.

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

As seen above, we are all sinners even when we are righteous. So, how come some people think a born again person is someone who has repented from his sins or doesn't sin? It's because they have believed the wrong gospel.

So, who is a born again person and how did he attain it? Do you remember that conversation Nicodemus had with Jesus?

John 3:3-6 KJV
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

At this point, Nicodemus was wondering if Jesus meant that one has to enter into his mother's womb a second time to be born again.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

As seen above, Jesus clearly explained the kind of birth he was talking about. He spoke of two births. One has already happened to us all, but the second needs to happen for us to have eternal life and see the Kingdom of God.

The first birth which we have all experienced is the "born of water" spoken of by Jesus. We humans were all born of water. Ever heard the phrase "a woman's water is broken"? That happens when she gives birth.

Jesus spoke of a second birth which the "born of the spirit." It is that one that needs to now happen to us for us to see the kingdom of God.

Explaining both births again, Jesus made it clear that born of water is the flesh birth which our parents had of us, while born of spirit is spirit birth.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Now that we know how we can be born of the flesh or of water, which we have already experienced, how do we become born of the spirit?

We become born of the spirit by simply believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour according to John 3:16.

John 1:12 KJV
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

As seen above, once we believe and accept Jesus, we become the sons of God who is a Spirit (God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth John 4:24).

God sent Jesus to redeem us so that we can be adopted into his family as sons just as Jesus is a Son of God.

Galatians 4:4-5 KJV
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Basically, our parents gave birth to us which is the first birth called born of water or flesh birth. This makes us the children of our parents. When we accept and believe in Jesus Christ, we experience the second birth which is born of spirit. This second birth makes us the children of God. This gives us the right to see the Kingdom of God our Father just as we had the right to enter our earthly father's house.

Just as we carry the DNA of our parents, we also carry something that makes us the children of God. That thing is the Holy Spirit.

What our parents gave birth to sins a lot. We sin today because we inherited a sinful nature from our parents who inherited it from Adam.

The Good News is that what God gives birth to doesn't sin. This explains why Jesus Christ never sinned. This is why we that we are his brothers and also sons of God like him never sin.

You might say, "But I saw brother B sinning the other day." Who you saw sinning is who his parents gave birth to which inherited a sinful nature. But that which God gave birth to inside of him doesn't sin.

1 John 3:9 KJV
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The reason why Brother B who committed a sin yesterday is not regarded as a sinner before God is because it wasn't his spirit which has been possessed and purchased by the Holy Spirit of God that committed that sin. The sin was committed by the flesh which his parents gave birth to which is prone to sin. That's why the Bible said...

1 John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Our parents sin, so what they give birth to will always sin. God doesn't sin, so what he gives birth to can't sin. God sent his son to save us from our sins so we won't be sinners in his eyes anymore regardless of what we do.

The key is to believe Jesus is the one to pay for your sins, which he has done already, only if you believe he has.

Thank you.


To summarise

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


I pray it makes sense to a lot of you
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by kayuseful: 9:35am On Nov 22
Obviously most commenters didn't read or understand the post.

In case you didn't get it: Born again is not the same as change of conducts. It's not "all those things I used to do, I do them no more". Born again means to BELIEVE IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOUR

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Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by Donspicey: 9:40am On Nov 22
BigBrother9ja:
It's nothing but a silly idea from a "story book"...

Same people claiming to be born again but can't tolerate eachother...

Igbo Vs Yoruba (tribe)

Marriage
OSU Vs diala

Cele church vs deeper life

Brotherhood vs 7th day Adventist

Jehava witness Vs ecwa

Christ embassy Vs cherubim etc


Bro na dia headache be that ooooooo......

Emacipate ur sef frm religious slavely.......

If u re a christian,read ur Bible and always ask God for the forgiveness of ur sins......

Wish others wat u wish ur sef(Good things)......

keep the commandment and always pray for Grace.......

Ask God to guide ur path.........
Re: What It Truly Means To Be Born Again by kayuseful: 9:42am On Nov 22
BigBrother9ja:
It's nothing but a silly idea from a "story book"...

Same people claiming to be born again but can't tolerate eachother...

Igbo Vs Yoruba (tribe)

Marriage
OSU Vs diala

Cele church vs deeper life

Brotherhood vs 7th day Adventist

Jehava witness Vs ecwa

Christ embassy Vs cherubim etc

Some people claiming to be graduates or even professor of Mechanical engineering, but cannot repair their car when it's faulty

Does it discredit the fact that he was taught internal combustion engine during his study years?

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