HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN
Some people say: "Why all this fuss about being born again? Why
are so many talking about it?"
Nicodemus, who was a ruler of the Jews' during Christ's day, came
to Jesus asking for advice. Jesus' simple answer: "Except a man be
born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
Some today, like Nicodemus, will ask, "How can a man be born
again when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's
womb and be born?" (John 3:4) But Jesus answers, "That which is born
of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit,"
stating again that one must experience a spiritual rebirth in order to
enter heaven - "YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN."
A VERY PERSONAL QUESTION
Have you been born again? have you experienced this spiritual
rebirth? This is the one thing, according to the Word of God, that
will determine your eternal destiny.
For those who really want to know how to be born again, here is
the answer from God's inerrant Word:
We must RECOGNIZE that FACT that we are sinners, that we have
violated God's laws (and we ALL have). God says, "ALL HAVE SINNED AND
COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD ... THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE
. THERE IS NOT A JUST MAN UPON EARTH THAT DOETH GOOD AND SINNETH NOT
. IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NOT SINNED, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR, AND HIS
WORD IS NOT IN US." (Romans 3:23,10)
We must REPENT of our sins. The Bible says: God commandeth all
men everywhere to repent." (Acts 17:30) Jesus said, "Except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:30)
It is not so difficult to repent when we pause to THINK of what
our sins have cost us, cost our friends, and cost our loved ones -
but, most of all, of what they have cost GOD.
It was for our sins, yours and mine, that God, the CREATOR and
KING of this universe, left heaven and came to earth in the person of
the Lord, Jesus Christ, to suffer and bleed and die - that WE might be
free. "Hereby PERCEIVE we the love of God, because HE laid down HIS
life of us." (I John 3:16)
We must RECEIVE Christ INTO our hearts and lives as our PERSONAL
Savior and Lord. We can read John's words about Jesus in the first
"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the
world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him
not. 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." (John 1:1-13)
THE PROMISE OF GOD
The moment we open our hearts to the Lord Jesus, and place our
complete trust in Him, and Him alone, as our Savior, God promises to
forgive our sins, save our soul, and reserve for us a home in heaven
so that, on the authority of the Word of God, we can KNOW where we
will spend eternity. God tells us: "These things have I written unto
you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that
ye have eternal life." (I John 5:13) Jesus promises: "He that heareth
my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
You can be born again SIMPLY by praying and asking Jesus Christ
to work this miracle in your life. You can do it AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
Although it is your HEART'S attitude that counts, we suggest the
following prayer that may guide you:
"JESUS, I AM WILLING TO REPENT OF MY SINS AND RECEIVE YOU AS MY
PERSONAL SAVIOR AND LORD. I WANT TO PUT YOU IN COMPLETE CHARGE OF MY
LIFE. I TURN FROM MY OWN PATH AND REPENT OF MY DIRECTION AND ASK FOR
YOU TO FORGIVE ME. I THANK YOU FOR PAYING THE PENALTY FOR MY SINS AND
I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE. THANK YOU, GOD, FOR MAKING ME A NEW
JUST IN CASE
In many mailings you receive, you come across a folded paper that
is labeled "DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE DECIDED NOT TO BUY, ETC..."
This is our communication. If you are thinking about NOT making this
decision, we want to make one final comment.
God is not someone or something you should try to explain away
. or even pretend He isn't there, that is not important! Instead,
why not reach out and commit yourself to HIM completely? Pray the
above prayer or words that come from your heart and MEAN it!
Just like that - you will be BORN AGAIN, and you will find you
have taken the first step on an exciting, mind-boggling eternal
adventure of fellowship with the God of this universe. An adventure
that can take you through the pressures of this life like NOTHING you
have EVER tried before. God promises that He will not send us
ANYWHERE that He has not already prepared the way. Rest in HIM. Come
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