Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What does it mean to be Born Again?

I’m surprised so few truly understand the plan of salvation from God to man.
Take Nicodemus for example. His account is a typical sample.

Nicodemus came to Christ in the night. He well understood man’s sinful plight.
He had no doubt that Jesus was Lord whose wisdom and power He adored.

Jesus told him “be born again,” a phrase he struggled to comprehend.
He said, “This can’t happen, I’m a full-grown man.” But Jesus said, “Oh yes it can.”

May I share what the new birth means? It refers to a truth not easily seen.
The Bible declares salvation was planned even before the creation of man.

Since we are marked by sin’s dark stain, there is no way that man can attain
The righteous condition that he needs through practicing religion or doing good deeds.

God is able to grant salvation by transforming our lives into a new creation.
We believe the promise the gospel gave, that Jesus died our souls to save.

This you will learn in a Bible search: Salvation is not in the name of your church.
Salvation can’t come from minister or priest, nor is it found in a Jewish feast.

My friend, as you read the scripture through, you find there’s nothing humans can do
To reverse the effect of sin’s great flood except to thank Christ for His cleansing blood.

We kneel before the Lord in prayer; admit our faults, our souls lay bare. Then
Through the Spirit, He enters our life. His presence is real. We live in the light.

Somehow deep in the depths of our soul, we know we’re forgiven, cleansed; made whole.
This is how Jesus becomes our friend. This is how we’re born again.

"I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." (John 3:3)

“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24b)

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