“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – John 3:3
How can a person be born again?
The first step is to realize that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God” – That means all of us! Whether those sins are pride, lying, stealing, lust, taking Gods name in vain or even murder – We have all committed sin at one point in our lives. And because of that sin, we deserve to go to hell when we die. That’s our punishment as sinners – We cannot have fellowship with God because He is holy and we are sinners. God doesn’t OWE us anything.
The amazing thing about that is – God WANTS to have fellowship with us! He created us to honor and glorify Him! SO to take the punishment that WE deserve for our sin, God sent His Son Jesus to earth as a man so He could be tempted in all ways as we are tempted (Hebrews 2:18). Yet through all that Jesus was perfect, without sin. So when He was nailed to the cross and crucified for you and me, He was the perfect sacrifice, in our place. He paid what WE owed, the penalty for our sins. Because of this act of GRACE, we don’t have to go to hell when we die, if we just trust in Christ as our Savior, believing that He died for our sins, and rose again.
We cannot have fellowship with God because He is holy and we are sinners.
The Bible says in 1 John 5:12 – “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” This means that only through belief in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can we have eternal life.
Do you believe? Do you want to trust Christ as your Savior?
If so, the Bible says in Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” There isn’t a special prayer, or some sort of thing you can do to be saved – it’s only by truly believing in your heart that you need Christ and want Him today. The prayer below is called “The sinners prayer”. You can pray this prayer-and if you truly believe what was mentioned above – you will be saved! The Bible says in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It has nothing to do with these specific words below, but everything to do with what you believe right now in your heart.
Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe that Jesus is the Savior and that he died for me. Right now, I invite Jesus to come into my heart and life. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you have earnestly prayed that prayer and believe in your heart, you can be confident that God has heard you. A miracle has taken place in your life. You are born again, a new creature:
”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Bible teaches that the next step in your new life is to get into a church that teaches what the Bible says, be baptized as a profession of your faith, begin to read your Bible daily and tell others about the only true way to get to Heaven – Jesus Christ.
If you’ve accepted Jesus as your Savior please contact us and let us know about it! We rejoice with you in your new decision to walk with the Lord! Also, please visit us and join in our commitment to grow in the Lord by scheduling to obey the Lord in baptism and get involved in our RealLife Study Groups!