BORN AGAIN! (Part #3) 6-19-2016

posted Jun 12, 2016, 2:46 PM by Dale Barnes

Jesus spoke clearly to a very high ranking religious man; “You must be born again.”  The Apostle Paul tells us “...if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” (Jn.3:7. Ro.8:9)  This is not gained by joining an organization, no matter their name or what they claim. It is gained by trusting and following the one who died for us, who was raised from the dead and who now sits exalted at the right hand of God in heaven: Jesus Christ!


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come!  All of this is from God…”(2 Co.5:17-18) .Again the apostle tells us that he was commissioned by God to present the full message of God; “the mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations...God has chosen make known among the Gentiles (nations) the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col.1:25-27 NIV)  Jesus told his first disciples to go into all the world, to the ends of the earth and tells everyone the Good News.


So who can have this wonderful relationship with God, through Christ; complete forgiveness and a new life (new birth)?  “Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Rev.22:17 NIV)  From any religious background  they can come. Those with no religious background can come. God’s life in Christ is open to all! :


The apostle writes to believers: “...because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.” (Eph.2:4-5 NIV) This is God’s way!


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