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Are You Born Again

Are you born again? How do you know?

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when you hear Jesus say to you, "Well done good and faithful servant" and not "depart from me you worker of iniquity, I never knew you".

in the meantime, live by the fruit of the Spirit despite the outcome.
---aka on 12/12/10

How do we know when born again?..When we come to God in faith and HE changes you totally and instantly in heart and mind. Things you use to think or believe, you remember no more. HE takes the old away and gives you a new heart and mind. It is a miracle. You will weep with joy. You are now a new creation, changed in a twinkling of an eye.
---duane on 12/12/10

Mike, two ways to know if you are born again of the Spirit.
First, you have to have a true love for Christ. Only genuine believers have a true love for Christ.
Second, The Spirit of God has to witness to your spirit that you are a child of God. If it does not, then you are not. In the act of someone who is to become born again, God has to bring the lost person to a spiritual life. This is not an act man are capable of doing. All human beings descendants of Adam are born spiritually dead to God. Separated from God. Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me, draws them"
The word " can" does not mean permission, but ability. While spiritually dead, they cannot come to Him.
---Mark_V. on 12/11/10

Ephesians 2:8-9, For by grace are ye saued through faith, and that not of your selues: it is the gift of God, Not of workes, lest any man should boast himselfe.

Does "and that not of your selues" in Ephesians 2:8-9 include...

Your works?

Your merits?

Your power?

Your free will?

Your works can never satisfy God's Law. Your merits can never earn salvation. Your power cannot gain salvation either. Your free will within your power is corrupt. To the hopeless sinner looking for mercy I reply, Christ's works only.
---Kev on 12/11/10

You know you areborn again because
1: You now believe that Jesus will save you.

2: The things you used to do, you no longer do or desire to do.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such WERE ( past tense) some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God
---francis on 12/10/10

Another good question with many different answers
---michael_e on 12/10/10

the Bible shows us there is a definite knowing one is saved (the Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit) Acts shows us 2 ways that salvation came tongues of flame (to show its arrival and worthiness Acts 2:3, 11:15) and laying of hands(primary Acts 8:14-17) Sauls own conversion shows us even though he knew he stood before Christ and believed he wasnt saved until Ananias layed hands on him debunking Rom 10:9,10 on its own!(Heb 11:40, 12:1,2) My own testimony is as Sauls the scales dropped from my eyes and an unmistakable peace/joy/love a feeling I was no longer alone. there is no human feeling that equates to being born again!!!
---Sean on 9/29/09

Mima::A long time Bible student you say ?was he memorising or enjoying a siesta.wonder if the bible was a picture one.:-) :-o :-(
---Emcee on 3/7/08

You know that your born of God when you no longer sin. When we have been given a new heart filled only with God's love, we will no longer sin because sin cannot come out of love.
1 John 3:9 NKJV - Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
---Michael on 3/7/08

#1 - Yes, I am born again because "the Spirit bears witness with my Spirit that I am a child of God" and I believe the Word. I often wonder if we truly understand the new birth. Jesus is showing Nicodemus the need of the new birth, also that it is a spiritual and not a natural experience. The difference is shown here between the two creations. Flesh is always flesh. It can never be Spirit. It is born flesh, it will stay flesh. So it is with the spiritual birth.
---Debbie_Jo on 3/7/08

#2 - It cannot be flesh. What it is born of the Spirit is Spirit. There can be no mixture of the flesh and the Spirit. The "flesh" is not a new thing, but just fallen man, ruled over by his own bodily desires and ways. "Spirit" expresses the new man in all that he is as born again. Jesus uses the term "Water," which refers to the Word of God which Peter calls "the incorruptible seed." This water combined with the Spirit of God produces the supernatural new birth.
---Debbie_Jo on 3/7/08

#3 - Jesus spoke of the necessity of the new birth and the way it works. It is an absolute must because, He had to come down from heaven to lay the foundation for a new spiritual creation, the birth of a new spiritual race, a heavenly race. His Father gave Him a body in order that He could die - Heb. 10:5, which made the way for the New Man to come out of death into life.
---Debbie_Jo on 3/7/08

#4 - Just as the Spirit of God hovered over Mary and deposited that Holy Seed into her, the Spirit of God hovers over us at the new birth and deposits that holy, incorruptible seed of Christ into our heart and we become born again. We become a New creation, a member of a totally new, holy, heavenly race. Praise God!!
---Debbie_Jo on 3/7/08

Born Again means that the Power of the Holy Spirit has made us a new creature in CHRIST JESUS. Unless that happens you are lost.
---Samuel on 3/7/08

Not many days hence, a man called me and ask" how can we know if we are born again". I referred him to first John 5:13,"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." I must admit that was somewhat taken aback because this man is a longtime Bible student.
---Mima on 3/7/08

The term"BORN AGAIN"is grossly misinterpreted and it leads many astray.Born again applies to those who are unbelievers as Nicademus, was to Jesus new it is an iniation or acceptance of His doctrine on HIS TERMS,according to HIS WORD.Therefore the word "Above" is more understandable in Jn3:3
---Emcee on 3/7/08

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Rhonda and Dr. Rich: If a person isn't born again, they can't enter into heaven. Jesus himself said this. The new birth is when one becomes saved and converts over to Christ. If you honestly believe that a person can't be born again in the flesh, your believing a lie. Cause Nicodemus asked Jesus about how can one be born again. John 3:1-7. If you two are not born again, you won't see heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 3/6/08

i to said a sinners prayer,one from my heart and not a man maid prayer.after giving my heart to the lord,he than revieled to me what i must do,that is to be paptized in his name ( JESUS CHRIST ) as in acts the only plan of salvation
---Joseph on 3/6/08

Dr Rich ... In the UK we don't have the same tax Forms as in the US, but every year I fell up and sign our form to affirm that the details I have given of my income and allowances are correct
How is that participating in a lie? Are you suggesting in some way that our curreency is a lie?
---alan_of_UK on 3/5/08

For all of you who believe you have been 'born again' I ask this question: Is is still possible for you to belive a lie? (Did you fill out a 1040 this year and signed under oath that the amount you made was absolutely correct?---Even IF we don't have any LAWFUL money in circulation?)

So if you are participating in a lie or believe a lie, then this is sin and therefore you could NOT possibly be truthfully born again---by the Holy Spirit!
---Dr.Rich on 3/5/08

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(When you say "You", I believe it is being used rhetorically.)
I was taught how simple salvation is long ago, then I prayed the sinner's prayer, which went like this...
"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner, I ask you to FORGIVE ME of my sins and sinfulness. I BELIEVE that Jesus, your son died on the cross for my sins. I INVITE your son, Jesus, to come into my heart and live your life through me. I will live my life for you for the rest of my life. Amen"
---timotheus on 3/5/08

God said it, made provision for me to be saved, then I believed and acted upon his message to me and His provision for salvation.
I have a One Question for you...
"Who is Jesus is in your life?"

IF you have prayed the sinner's prayer, then stand on the promise. (Heb. 11:1 + 6)

IF you will you stand on God's Promises, he will stand by you in the Judgement. Just don't turn him away and refuse his grace, very few ever get a second chance crossing the Grace-Line ever again!
---timotheus on 3/5/08

I am born again, and know this because I have done what the Bible says, and believe it by faith. IE, Romans 10:9-10, John 3:16.
And then there is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25) that has subsequently born witness to this truth.
John 3:5-7 and John 3:16 clear up that what Jesus is talking about doesn't happen after we die physically, but while we live. He speaks of 2 types of birth (no death), and referrences BELIEF in v.16 in connection to the whole idea (not death).
---Deanna on 3/5/08

The Bible is so simple to understand yet religious traditions have distorted Gods very clear Truth

Col 1:18
Christ is the first born from dead - he is the beginning of ALL those who will follow from death to their resurrection (born again) to Spirit

a 'new birth' cannot physically happen until after death

mankind who believes they are born again (while in the flesh) is following the father of lies ...and he is content knowing he has misled MANY from Gods Plain Truth
---Rhonda on 3/5/08

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to rhonda - how can you grow when everything is pointed to sin & punishment. the reason why there are immature believers is bec. pastors & christians treat them like a child so they act like a child. their teachings are childish & immature!
don't do this or that, that is a sin & god will punish you if you do not obey! that is just great!
---mikehow on 3/5/08

How sad religious brainwashing has polluted mankind where they believe that simply 'believing on Christ' makes them a Spirit Being

A true Christian is obediant to Christ once they have repented and Baptized ...a true Christian will spend their lives learning to obey growing and overcoming
---Rhonda on 3/5/08

I know that I am born-again by the exact same way that a drowning man knows when he is no longer drowning but has actually been rescued from drowning, and also the proof of a manifested new life, that of having Christ's nature rather then a Christless nature. When you become born-again, you receive Christ's nature in exchange for yours, he takes out the dead stony heart and gives you a live new heart, one in which he lives. Now you live for him, instead of living for you.
---Eloy on 3/5/08

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And because you all are sons, God has sent forward the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Papa, Father. Whoever stays in him sins not. Whoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Jn.1:12,13, Gal.4:6, I John 3:6,9
---Eloy on 3/5/08

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Emcee all flesh is sin ...Satan is the father of lies ..mankind who believes he is sinless follows lies

John 3:6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit

Corinthians 15:50 ...flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God

Luke 24:39 ....for a spirit hath not flesh and bones

1 John 1:10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
---Rhonda on 3/4/08

Any christian who claims he is perfect is a liar man in flesh and blood is perfect and sinless ...only the Messiah was sinless ...Christ overcame sin in the flesh to be mankinds saviour ..Christian life is a continuous process of learning and overcoming claim a sinless life is to claim your flesh is spirit ...only the spirit inherits eternal life NOT flesh and blood ...religious brainwashing tells mankind through Christ they are now perfect ...the father of lies is happy that his work is done
---Rhonda on 3/4/08

Rhonda:: Just to remind you "And the word was made FLESH"JN1:14 If we are made to His likeness Then YES we too can become sinless as He says"Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect"JESUS was Man for 33and a half yearsand remained Perfect to show us it IS Possible.This is HIS invitation to us are you prepared to pick up your cross and follow.His invitation Eat my body drink my Blood you want to be like Him?this is salvation.
---Emcee on 3/4/08

We are begotten sons and daughters ...not yet born again flesh is good and it's not possible to be and cannot be sinless

it is impossible for flesh to be of Spirit flesh we are begotten waiting for the resurrection to have eternal life and be (born again) into an eternal Spirit
---Rhonda on 3/4/08

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What many people think being born again means that they have been justified by believing in Jesus and being babtized. The problem is that "justification" is not the same as "sanctification". This event happens when you have been sealed by God and will not have any sin (lies) in you again! You then become a spiritual being on par with Jesus=as in sons and daughters of the Holy Spirit. To my knowledge, no one has been born again---yet.
---Dr.Rich on 3/4/08

Yes, I am born again. I know because of scriptures.
---Madison1101 on 3/4/08

Gods word tells us. We are born again if we do as the word demands. Once I saught Christ in my life. Once I repented of my sins & ask Jesus to come into my heart & soul. I was born again & according to Acts 2:38 I recieve the Holy Ghost we enpower me to fulfill Acts 1:8.
After a person has repented and accept Jesus as their Lord & saviour, one must confess to the fact. Because with the heart man believes but with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.
---Rev._Dave on 8/1/07

Gods word tells us. We are born again if we do as the word demands. Once I saught Christ in my life. Once I repented of my sins & ask Jesus to come into my heart & soul. I was born again & according to Acts 2:38 I recieve the Holy Ghost we enpower me to fulfill Acts 1:8.
After a person has repented and accept Jesus as their Lord & saviour, one must confess to the fact. Because with the heart man believes but with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.
---Rev._Dave on 8/1/07

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Cynthia basically said it. The Spirit bears witness to my spirit. Also, I have a fire in my bones to please Him, seek Him, know Him, obey Him, tell of Him. Also, things that once did not bother me now bother me. Like when some one uses Jesus' name in vane and some various music. It just hurts my spirit. Also the Bible makes sence to me now.
---jody on 7/26/07

Because the Holy Spirit bears witness with my spirit. I am a new creature IN CHRIST,old things have passed away. Read the book of 1John then you will know.
---Cynthia on 7/14/07

Yes I am borned again. I know this for a fact. Because when after I became saved, I was a whole new person. My whole life, attitude has changed. I wasn't a bad person when I was a sinner, but yet just being a good person doesn't get a person into heaven. I am thankful that I know, that I know, that I know I'm on my way to heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 7/12/07

Yes I have been born again, I know because I have a different perspective on life, I have a deep concern for the lost- I never had that before, I am very forgiving and am quick to turn the other cheek. I use to hold grudges, I now see its a waste of energy. I have a confidence about eternity that I never had before. I could write a book but for now I'll keep it to 85 words. Strange things keep happening to me also.
---Marcia on 7/11/07

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Yes I am. I know because the Lord changed me from the worldly woman I once was into a servant of God. He can do this for anyone.
---Susie on 7/11/07

Yes I am and I know because the bible says I am according to Romans 10: 9,10.
---hadaa7675 on 7/11/07

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