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Its great to be a born again Christian, Its also pretty sad that there are not more people here that are not afraid to talk about it.  I have been saved all my life so about 19 years because when it happened I was old enough to know the basics about salvation.  I became a born again Christian about 4 years ago, and WHOOO how i have grown up spiritually.  I understand so much more now.
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9 Responses Mar 28, 2007

^HeartOnnaLiveWire^: Read your Bible daily, and especially when you feel stressed or frightened about something. Pray on a regular basis, and believe God will answer you. Attend Bible studies and listen to worship music. It doesn't have to be old hymns; there is some really uplifting modern worship music available today. And seek Him to see what He wants to accomplish in your life. I believe we are all called to minister in one way or another, as He gives each of us unique gifts, skills, and abilities. In the past, I have had music and penpal ministries. These days, I do charity knitting, plus I donate to Christian ministries. I'm a firm believer in tithing. God will reveal to you His purpose and plans for your life. All you have to do is to seek him out, with a thankful and willing heart. GBU, sister.

Hi all,

I come across several explanations to "I Am a Born Again Christian". What is it mean? Is it all of just getting Baptized, partaking Lords supper, everyday reading Bible and praying; and above all we live in this world with lust, wealth, greedy, selfish, pride, ego etc., I feel I am unworthy to call myself as Born again! When we say "I Am a Born Again Christian" which means we are born of Christ; in other way we are the reflectors of Christ; are we are not really?

This is not hurt anyone or their believes; we are not worthy enough to call ourselves as "Born again", we need to grow a lot.

Dear Rdk315,<br />
The meaning is this. <br />
Verse 8. Faith is the beginning, foundation and root of justification, and the first of all other virtues, without which it is impossible to please God. <br />
Verse 9....."not of works," as of our own growth, or from ourselves: but as from the grace of God. <br />
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St. Paul does not contradict himself. You have mistaken the idea. Man cannot simply save himself, becoming "born again" by saying, "I believe!"and leaving it at that. Why then did Christ send His apostles out to the four corners of the world to teach doctrine? Doctrine, what one must believe, must be important don't you think? That doctrine teaches that we need to have faith and to do good works to save our soul, and we must do it in the Church that He has appointed, the Catholic Church. Thus St. Paul says, "If I should give all my goods to feed the poor, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." (1 Corinthians XIII., 3.) Yet good works inspired by faith in Christ and love for Christ are necessary. "By works a man is justified, and not by faith only." (James II., 24. ) Indeed the "Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father.....and then will He render to every man according to his works." (Matthew XVI., 27.) Check it out. Cheers!

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

I am very happy for your conversion and allegiance to Jesus Christ. Our Lord needs friends more than ever in today's world.<br />
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But, I must caution you on a number of points. First, what you mean by being born again I would suggest is not what Jesus meant when He used this concept in John 3:3 where He preached the necessity of Baptism for salvation. Were you baptised? Is that what you meant? If not, then you are talking about a spiritual conversion, not about being born again.<br />
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Second, claiming to be saved all your life is presumptuous. Not even St Paul claimed as much. Rather, he said, "But I chastise my body and bring it under subjection: lest, perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become reprobate." (1Corinthians 9:27) Again, he says , "...we must hope to be saved, since we are not saved yet.." (Romans 8:25) And again, he says, your salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12)

I am not afraid to talk about it. If you understand, what then do you make of (Rev 21:27) ?"Nothing unclean shall enter heaven.' If the Bible is right (and it is) then accepting Christ as one's personal Saviour is NOT enough. Perhaps you think, by repentence you may have gained the grace necessary for to qualify for heaven, but that is not enough. You read that we need to be cleansed COMPLETELY. Read about King David (2 Sam 12:14) Even after David's sin was forgiven, he had to undergo expiation. Can we expect less? Do you expect to get away with your sins? Think. Would you not wish to wash your dirty hands before coming to the Master's feast? Have you never heard of the Catholic Church's consoling doctrine of purgatory? There is more to this then, than meets the eye. It is not as simple as you understand. <br />
How can you be sure you are saved? Because some people say so? Do not be fooled; this whole "born again" phenomenom is a deadly deception. Those who believe it are lulled into a false sense of security. You must continue to search for the truth, but rest assured, it is not with the born again folk.

So very mistaken. Purgatory does not exist; it is a manmade concept. I was a product of Roman Catholic doctrine, which did nothing to save my soul. I will credit it for teaching me of the Trinity, because a few Protestants do not grasp the concept. But following church teachings and participating in all the required sacraments did not give me assurance of salvation. It didn't cleanse me of unrighteousness or restore peace to my life and soul. Only Jesus Christ can and did accomplish that, thru His death on the cross and Resurrection.

WOw..thats awesome......Im a born again christian too...... XD

Good testimony of God's work in your life.

Tell Me please How You have grown.I'm a christian,I love God.I just don't feel like I'm growing.I'd like to know about Your growth.