Monday, August 14, 2017

Born Again? Or, Not?

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) in the past, you'll know that it was mentioned about being born-again.

Some people don't have any idea what it means to be born-again.  Some don't even care, even though they consider themselves to be Christian.

How do I know this?

Well, when I was born, I was christened at an Anglican church.

When I was raised, we moved to many cities and places, but at times attended worship with many different church groups.

Yes, it was wonderful to come to know about Jesus.  And, to love Him.

However, none of those church groups ever mentioned being born-again.

As an adult, I recall speaking with a fellow who asked me if I was born-again.  At that time, I didn't really know/understand what he was talking about, since I had only ever heard before this, that people who think they are born-again were silly thinkers.  So, I responded to him... NO!!!!... even though I considered myself to be Christian.

Whenever I think of this, I feel embarrassed.  And, sad.

Not just because I obviously made him feel bad.  But, also because I realize I made a fool of myself at that time... and cannot change it with that person, for I never knew him... or saw him after that only conversation we had.

Yes, as a child I read the Bible.

However, I didn't remember everything I read.  Nor did I understand everything I read.

But, as an adult, when I rededicated myself to Him, and began reading the Bible again, I realized we absolutely need to be born-again.

Just as we read, in John 3:3, "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."

Jesus said... except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

How amazing!  It was wonderful that our Lord, told us this!

How do we become born-again?

We need to gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).  For he that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16).

My friend, read God's Word, the Bible.

Come to know Him.  Gain salvation. 

And, trust in Him, always.

Until next time...

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