“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”
Good morning friend. Today’s topic is a question. Before I got saved, this is the question I don’t like to be asked, but it is the most important question anyone can be asked. You hear people say, Are you a born again Christian? Is he born again? It is not enough to reply “I have been baptized (water baptism), and I go to church, and I supposed I am.” Or to say, I have being born again from the womb. In the same vein, if you claimed to be born again (which is consciously accepting Jesus into your life as Saviour and Lord) then, it should not stop at the point of confessing Jesus as your Lord and Saviour but you must go further to produce some fruits because by their fruits we shall know them:
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin and whosoever is born of God sinneth not (1 John 3:9, 5:18): That is, a man born again, or regenerated, does not commit sin as a habit. Sin no longer pleases him. Sin has become the abominable thing. We don’t have to tell the person this is not good, he will know himself and repent.
Whosoever believeth that Jesus Christ is born of God (1 John 5:1): a man born again, or regenerated believed that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour by whom He was pardoned, that He is a Divine Person appointed by God the Father for this very purpose and beside Him there is no Saviour at all. Such person believes that for the sake of Christ’s finished works and death upon the cross He is reckoned righteous in God’s sight. He is convinced that Jesus is the Son of God.
And lastly, the man born again, or regenerated, is a righteous man. He wants and endeavours to live according to God’s will, to do things that please God. His aim and desire is to love God with His heart and soul, and mind and strength, and to love his neighbours as Himself. Such a person always wants to be like Jesus, his heart will seek Christ every day of his life.