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What Does Born Again Mean

What does the term 'born again' mean?...Can I say that Jesus's blood washed away all my sins and my past, even getting married and divorced? (pior to rependency) (He only married me to get permanent residency. Divorced me and then left)...-Does the Bible say I'm free to remarry?

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To be born again, in the garden of Eden, Adam died a spiritual death. Completely separated from God. It also brought in physical death as well. When we are born, we are spiritual dead because of Adam's transgression. To be born again, is when we accept Christ and his blood sacrifice at Calvary for our sin. All our sins have been paid for, what ashame to go to the Lake of Fire for not excepting Christ.
---geraa7578 on 3/1/08


Has God convicted you over your sins? Meaning are you ashamed of the sins you comitted? if so, and you feel God tugging at your heart then let him in and ask him to forive you. Then you are born again. When I was a sinner (ages ago) and I got drunk and was sick. When my head was hanging over the toliet bowl I said, Oh Lord help me, please Lord help me". that didn't mean that I got saved. a person's lips can call out to God and their hearts be far from him.
---J.- on 4/21/07


Trinh do you accept that Jesus loves you so much that He died for YOU and that He did that to take any punishment that was really due to YOU? Do you also believe that He did this willingly, it was a sacrifice not murder? Do you believe that you are a sinner but now that He has paid the price you don't have to? Have you asked Him to come into your heart and life? If so, you are born-again and yes, ALL your sins are forgiven.
---F.F. on 4/21/07


"Surely Jesus came here, and died for us so that He could be our Saviour ... that must have been His prime object . not to institute a series of things for us to do."

Alan, what series of things for US to do are you referring to? Thanks.
---Tina5349 on 7/29/05


"...we are dead in our sins (dead spiritualy). When we choose to accept the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf, we are given spiritual life - born the second time (born again)."

Question. How does a dead person choose to accept anything? He's dead.

Also, how does one choose to be born?
---Tina5349 on 7/29/05




Alan- What I am saying is when I heard someone from here say you must be Born Again they always point to John 3:3, that you have to accept Jesus as your personal savior, that verse is not saying that at all, not even close.
---ruben on 7/26/05


There is no mystery in John 3. Jesus was simply contrasting the natural birth with the supernatural (second) birth.
Though we have physical life from our parents, we are dead in our sins (dead spiritualy). When we choose to accept the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf, we are given spiritual life - born the second time (born again).

That is all there is to it. It has nothing to do with the baptism in water or the Holy Spirit.
---Bruce5656 on 7/26/05


Ruben ... I can understand that you might say that to be saved, you have to do works, or be baptised, as well as accepting Jesus as saviour.
But now you seem to say it is nothing to do with jesus being our Saviour. I just don't get that.
Surely Jesus came here, and died for us so that He could be our Saviour ... that must have been His prime object . not to institute a series of things for us to do.
& We would only want to do these things if we had accepted Him as Saviour.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 7/26/05


Ray-(Your best answer to being "born again" is found in John 3:3-7. It has come to indicate a person who has accepted Christ a personal Savoir.)I did not get that from reading 3:3-7. I get you must be baptize with WATER and the HOLY SPIRIT to enter the kingdom of heaven. I do not read where Jesus tells Nicodemus to accept me as your personal saviour!!!
---ruben on 7/26/05


Your best answer to being "born again" is found in John 3:3-7. It has come to indicate a person who has accepted Christ a personal Savoir. Concerning the second part of your question: you are not free to remarry according to Matthew 5:32. However, I've seen divorced couples remarry and do great. (Older married couples-35 and above and those I know about are Christain couples.)
---Ray on 7/26/05




Trinh ... Sad to say, your friend has been brainwashed.
Legally, yes you have been divorced, but if ex-husband has since committed adultery, you are free to remarry.
But circumstances of marriage indicate ex had no intention of commitment, and so morrally, I would say the marriage was a sham, and that you are free of it anyway.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 7/1/05


Yes Jesus washes away all our sins and our past as far as the east is from west. He loves us and has created us to love and be loved. If it is God's will for you to remarry he will bring a mate to you. God is not a God who takes revenge on us. He forgives us if we come to him in total repentance and faith.
---Marla on 7/1/05


continued...-But, will I be admitting adultry if I ever did remarry? I want to live by the word...I'm just so confused and heartbrokened at the moment. If anyone can help me more, please e-mail me at trinh4863 -Thanks.
God Bless You all...*hugs*
---trinh4863 on 7/1/05


...Thinks we'd both be admiting adultry. He's holding my past over my head. Says that Jesus blood washes away our sins, but divorce is not a sin. He says remarrying is. It just hurts so much. He says one thing and acts like he wants to be with me. But it just brings me to tears all the time. I'd just like to have one man love me before I die. -Been waiting and saving myself for the one ever since I've been reborn...
---trinh4863 on 7/1/05


...Thinks we'd both be admiting adultry. He's holding my past over my head. Says that Jesus blood washes away our sins, but divorce is not a sin. He says remarrying is. It just hurts so much. He says one thing and acts like he wants to be with me. But it just brings me to tears all the time. I'd just like to have one man love me before I die. I have never been with a man since I've been born again. -Been waiting and saving myself for the one.
---trinh4863 on 7/1/05


Hi everyone who wrote. I'm just so confused with this whole remarrying issue thing. Yes, I do believe with all my heart what Jesus did for us on that cross. I thought I knew about that reborn again term, but I've heard otherwise from a friend. I fell in love with my best friend, but only have him say to me that he could never have a relationship with me because I've been divorced (before I became a Christian). -Quoting from Matthew 5:31-32...continued-
---trinh4863 on 7/1/05


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You are convoluting the born-again experience. It has nothing to do with wanting a past divorce absolved. Rebecca here on the blog, says it well on this subject of God dealing with the heart. Unless your motive is right in wanting to be reborn of God, your submission to the Lord would be futile. Just seek the Lord first with all your heart, and when he redeems you, then the rest of your life will be worked out in his will.
---Eloy on 7/1/05


Bruce ... I do not see how you can say she still has a mate. Her original husband left her, and divorced her. He destroyed the marriage.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 6/30/05


Being forgiven does not necessarily negate consequences.
If I was a drunk and damaged my liver, got saved and gave up drinking, I would be forgiven my past but I would still have a damaged liver.
If you marry, you have a mate. If you divorce that person and remarry, you committ adultery. NOT for the lack of forgivness for the divorce, but because you STILL have a mate. Divorce is a civil proceding. It does not disolve the one flesh relationship.
---Bruce5656 on 6/30/05


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