Quote (nekrotic @ Jun 20 2012 02:16am)
Well, Ive been baptised when I was young. I assume its the same thing than what you called born again.
I'm very sorry to say but it isn't. I too who was raised an Orthodox believed that, I believed being baptized as an infant would of cleansed me from my sins, but the truth is that you must be baptized spiritually, only when I was 33 I understood what being born again meant.
Being born again means to accept Jesus as your lord and Savior, to have a relationship with God to know him on a personal level, to accept salvation by grace by his death on the cross for your sins and paying the penalty (the wage of sin is death) even though we deserved death, he loved us so he paid the penalty for us. When you become born again, you name is written in the book of life, your spirit is no longer dead and you will be anointed by the Holy Spirit which will guide you to righteousness. You will no longer live for yourself but for God, you will no longer be a slave to sin but a servant of the Lord.
Being born again is a moment, and a moment you will never forget because it is the only time you become really alive. You will feel like all your life you were dead and only become alive when it happens, everything you have done, any sins you have committed will be forgiven and you will become a heir of God, you will have eternal inheritance in his kingdom. When Jesus was on the cross, one of the two criminals who were also being crucified next to him believed in Jesus, in this moment he became born again and was saved, everything forgiven.
Put your trust and faith in Jesus and you will rise from death just as he did.
1 Peter 1:3,4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.This post was edited by LiquidZerg on Jun 19 2012 09:46am