Receiving the gift of salvation is called being born again.
We were born physically, our first birth, our natural birth. There is a second birth, a spiritual birth that occurs when we receive salvation. Being born again is for ALL people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, religious background, or anything else.
Remember the plan God set in motion that is fully contained in the Tanakh (Tanach, Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament)? Now we will show God’s plan as it continues into the New Testament.
Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” John 3:1-21 discusses being born again.
Whoa, what a moment, Jesus? Yes, Jesus. Please read here for more information on why Jesus. Thank you!
Additional scriptures regarding the necessity of receiving salvation: Luke 16:19-31, Revelation 20:11-15, Mark 9:43-48
So, back to John 3. When you, from the heart, not just words from your head and mouth:
- Admit that you are not perfect, that you sin. That you know you, in word and in deed, cannot do every single thing perfectly in this life here on earth, and that no matter how hard you try, we are all limited and will always fall short of God’s perfect standard of holiness.
- Ask God to forgive you of your sins. Lord, I am a sinner. I know I am sinner. I admit a sinner. We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners. Does this make sense to you? (If you would like further information on this sin concept, please click this sentence to go to the dirty pitcher analogy along with tons more information on this. Thank you!)
- Believe that Jesus died on the cross for YOU (grasping the reality that Jesus IS the FINAL atonement, the propitiation.) No more covering, no more bartering, no more pleading with God to give you one more chance. You have that chance, it is finished. It has been done for you. Will you seize it?
- Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life
Then, you are now born again and have become heir to the greatest inheritance far beyond any other!