This is a major part of genuine Christianity and one often overlooked. I said genuine because there are way too many people like David Cameron, who proudly announced that he is a closet Anglican…What a joke that is…Actually, it sums up the attitude of a lot of people who ‘think’ they are Christian, when, in fact, they don’t have the first clue about what being a Christian is. If David Cameron had even the tiniest hint of Who God really is, he would be on his knees begging forgiveness…”It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!” Quote from The Bible. Jesus said, “You MUST be born again…” Another quote from The Bible. If the Son of God said it, we all should take a very serious note of it.
So, why born again? It goes back to the garden of Eden and Adam and Eve. When God created Adam, he commanded him not to eat the fruit of a certain tree. Adam obeyed until Eve, his wife, came across the serpent. The serpent attacked Eve by creating doubt in her mind…”Did God really say…?” He then contradicted God directly…”You will not surely die…” Eve was swayed and took the fruit and ate…She gave some to Adam who put up no fight at all, and he ate. They both disobeyed God, but Adam chose his wife over God, the greater sin. That’s why we need to be born again…
So, what happened? Man was created spirit, soul and body. Spirit is the bit that connects to God, soul is man’s inner self: thoughts, will etc. Body is the visible bit. When Adam and Eve decided to eat the fruit, the actually elevated their soul (will) above their spirit, ignoring God’s command and asserting their own authority. Their spiritual connection with God was broken, they were now like God, knowing good and evil. This disobedience is called sin, and because of it, everything changed, even the planet…God cursed the ground…Plants took on defence mechanisms…All the animal kingdom changed, herbivores became carnivores.
So, God, in his wisdom, and perfect righteousness, demands that we surrender our will back to Him. By so doing, we exalt Him back to His rightful place as head over our lives. It has to be this way, God will accept no other.
The Born Again process…
You take a leap of faith and you decide to believe in God. You may have heard the gospel, read a tract or had an encounter with God directly…The point is, you come to a decision to believe. Having believed, you surrender yourself, spirit, soul and body to Him. This is the point where He really does the business.
1. He kills you—in a spiritual sense!
2. He re-creates you on the inside—spirit and soul
3. He re-births you as a new being—you just happen to look the same on the outside.
4. He gives you the gift of His Holy Spirit, Who becomes a part of you and starts to ring the changes in your life.
5. You notice you have, and are, changing.
This is how the Bible puts it.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, the OLD has GONE the NEW has COME.
The proof is in the fact that you change from the inside out…No Change = not born again.
I urge you right now to take that leap of faith…God has already given you the faith to do it..Surrender to Him now and begin a new life as a child of God. Don’t be a David Cameron, be a true child of God.