Born again? who is a born again christian?

July 30, 2008 8:32am CST
The other day i was talking with a group of guys and this issue pop up and i thought it would be a good discussion though many a time we feel "born again" oh born again ... ya i am a born again christian/believer. but what really is born again? i know people telling me i am baptized and i am born again yet they live their same old life, no change at all. so here we are.... your inpute would be appreciated even as we go further....
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• Kottayam, India
30 Jul 08
The meaning of Born Again is accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.We are born sin and to be Born in to the Kigdom of God one has to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.
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30 Jul 08
yes to that sense right but just to go a little further... there are many people whom i came across saying they ve accepted Jesus and so they consider themselve as born again believer.. but it disturb me in that, why is it that when they claim to be what they are, why no difference? no fragrance of Christ can i see or in other owrd the same old habits even after being baptized so are they truely born again? and to me born again is not just a tag that we can carry around but it the essence the aroma of Christ in our life that attract others toward God. bearing forth the fruit of the spirit in our life where people can see that transformation.
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• Kottayam, India
31 Jul 08
we cannot somebodys servants God is the final Judge, he stands/falls before Him we can just wait and see.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Our pastor always says that not all who attends church are real christians. Only those who apply the message from the bible are the true christians. Even Jesus has fake disciple which is Judas. So those who call themselves born again and yet never change at all are not true beleivers. But there still chance for them to change for the better through the help not only of the church but also of their loved ones. Good day.
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2 Aug 08
hey thanks for the response... if you are following through this discusion maybe you may even repond to the topic which i ve started on.. what is church anyway? and i tried responding to this one but if you want some more than feel free and let me know.. would love to add more. thanks
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@Springlady (3986)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Hi punes, I am born again. Jesus said that we must be "born again" in order to see the kingdom of Heaven. We are born of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells within us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We become a new creation! We are born again! Knowing Jesus Christ is the greatest thing ever! God bless!
31 Jul 08
hey thanks for the responding that contribute alot to the discusion.. you can check some of the response i ve given to other guys and respond back if you would like to ...
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@blanne (174)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
I am responding to this discussion because I have the very same question. And what's the difference of born again with all the other kinds of Christianity out there? I'm totally confused. I'm Roman Catholic by the way. :)
30 Jul 08
good to you on board. this is kinda interesting topic and i would to love to see more responses before i put my own piece of mind in it... so if you have any thing else to add or ask or answer... i mean your view on it your are welcome. well keep it like dis for sometime and see more responses keep updating.
@blanne (174)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Hey are you new here too? Hehe. Nice to meet you. So far I have nothing to say or ask except about the difference and what born again christians actually do. Other than those things, I have nothing. I guess we have to wait for other people to respond to this discussion. :)
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
31 Jul 08
The last few verses of the book of Mark in the New Testament explains what a true believer is and what you will see them doing. Jesus was explaining to the 11 Apostles what to look for that would identify a true believer. In order for people to have the power Jesus described they must be anointed with the Holy Spirit. I consider these as Born again Christians. Also note that Jesus basically said that people that were not true believers would not be saved. Personally I believe there are a lot more true believers out there but they are not using the power of God that is within them. They don't use it for the simple reason they don't know it's there and have not been taught to use it. This is our job as Christian Teachers. We are to teach people concerning the Anointing. Most of that teaching is to be by example. We are supposed to be showing others the power of the Anointing. If we do our job when God Anoints the person then they will know they have this power and how to use it. God has assigned us certain teaching duties and He will not do our jobs for us. If we don't do it then it doesn't get dome. We are not doing it and it is not getting done. Art
@markvv1 (25)
• United States
30 Jul 08
My interpretation of "born again" is that you change from living your old lifestyle to a new one. You want to please God, so you chase after doing things that will please Him.
30 Jul 08
hey thanks for your feed back, i ve responded to the issue to one of the refering from the book of JOHN, Romans, and Galatians... but ya being born again mean in simple term without going too deep... having the characteristics of Jesus christ and bearing the fruit of the spirit which is given in the book of galtians5. because by claiming that he/she is a born again believer doesn't really make him/her a born again person but it is when that transformation takes place in one's life. and as a result showing forth the mark of Christ in their life and one need not claim that he/she is a born again but it will show forth and people will ultimately see that in them. to me that is born again.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
31 Jul 08
There you go. No one could have said it better. Art
@ydb777 (36)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Romans 12:2 says, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God". When I got born again, my bad habits and lifestyle did not change over night. I had to change the way I thought and that took a lot of practice and reading the word and searching for Jesus. It was not easy and still some things tempt me from my past, but God has been so good to me in delivering me from the pits of hell and restoring my soul that I refuse to let the devil take me away from His presence again. So to answer your question, we are born again. The Holy Scripture explains it in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have past away; behold, all things have become new".
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Very well said. Being a born again is dying to your old self and becoming a new person. And I agree that change will not happen overnight. It's a process. It may even take us a lifetime to become like Christ. We can't really judge a person unless we have lived their lives. We will surely fall from time to time because we are sinners by nature. But at the end of the day, it's really all about our hearts. After all, it is our hearts that God looks at.
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
6 Aug 08
there are many people whom i came across saying they ve accepted Jesus and so they consider themselve as born again believer.. but it disturb me in that, why is it that when they claim to be what they are, why no difference? Then again, why is it that a lot of "born again" types feel they have to become the Ultra-Christian? Do they feel that they have to be a more extreme version of a Christian in order to prove themselves worthy? In my opinion, religion is, and should be, a very personal thing. I don't have to wear my religious affiliation on my sleeve for the world to see. I don't feel that what I believe is anybody else's business but mine and God's. It's a quiet love, a respectful relationship, and not something I have to go around putting in everyone's faces. I see that a lot of Christians go around trying to show how pious they are, and so self-righteous, and to me it smacks of pride which is a sin. A deadly one at that.