You Must Be Born Again: Why we desperately need Jesus Christ

Hello there,

 Whoever you are and wherever you’ve been, God is personally interested in you and longs to share an intimate, growing relationship with you.
Please consider this. . .  
  • The Bible says that all men are sinners and our sins separate us from God.
  • God’s Word Says that Sin Must Be Paid For.
  • The Good News is That Christ Paid for Our Sins.
  • If You Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, You will be Saved!


“Ye Must be “Born Again”

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In John chapter 3 of the Bible, to a man named Nicodemus, “Jesus replied, “Verily truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (v. 3).  This statement surprised Nicodemus because he did not understand that Jesus was talking about a spiritual rebirth, not a physical one (John 3:4-6).  Being born again is a phrase applied to a person when he or she becomes a member of the family of God (John 3:10).  The source of this rebirth that Jesus spoke about is God and not man (John 1:13).

The new birth that Jesus spoke of means that a person who is born again receives a new nature (a spiritual one; 2 Corinthians 5:17); a new life (eternal life; 1 John 5:11-12); a new family (the family of God; 1 John 3:1); a new freedom (freedom from sin; Romans 6:12-130; a new power (the Spirit of God; Romans 8:9).

 Why is a New Birth Necessary?

The Bible says that all men are sinners and our sins separate us from God.
God has given each of us a free will to choose to follow Him or to reject Him.  Unfortunately, since Adam, man has chosen to disobey God and to go his own way.  Everyone has sinned against God.

“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned–”  (Romans 5:12).

{Not convinced that you’re a sinner?  Not certain about what sin is?  Take the short and interactive Good Person Test to find out if you’re good enough to go to heaven!}

God’s Word Says that Sin Must Be Paid For.
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).  Wages means payment.  The payment for our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever.  If we continue in our sin, we will die without Christ and be without God forever.  “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20).  “The wicked shall be turned into hell…” (Psalm 9:17).

But Why Jesus?

The Good News is That Christ Paid for Our Sins.
Someone has to pay for your sins before you can be reunited with God.  God loves you so much that He sent His perfect, sinless son, Jesus, to earth to be crucified on a cross for your sins.  When Jesus died that agonizing death He paid the penalty for you.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”  (Romans 5:8).

If Jesus had stayed dead, you would still be separated from God by your sins.  But He didn’t.  Jesus could not be overcome by death.  He came back to life and now lives in heaven with His Father.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

Because Christ died for your sins, He has the power to forgive your sins and wash them away.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).

Let’s Recap!

  • All men are sinners and our sins separate us from God. (Romans 5:12)
  • Sin Must Be Paid For. (Romans 6:23)
  • Christ Paid for Our Sins.  (John 3:16)
How You Can Become Born Again. . . 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!

woman kneeling at cross

If you have settled this matter in your heart and would like to receive eternal life, simply come in your heart as a guilty sinner and BELIEVE upon the Lord Jesus Christ.  When you do trust Him, then you have God’s promise, “Thou shalt be saved.”  {Saved from hell’s fire.}

You may pray a “sinner’s prayer” if you’d like, but you don’t have to.  Salvation is not a matter of praying some special words.  Salvation is of the heart (Romans 10:10).  There is nothing “magic” about the words you pray, it is your faith (trust) upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings salvation.

But if you feel compelled to pray a “sinner’s prayer,” the words you use aren’t as important as the heart-felt meaning behind them.  Make a simple and childlike profession of faith in your own words. You are essentially expressing to the God who created the universe, yet provided a means of salvation for you, that you’re a sinner and you’re sorry.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12).


If you’ve made a decision to give your heart to Christ, Welcome to the Family of God! Becoming a Christian is the most significant event that will ever take place in your life.  You’ve found everlasting life! Be assured–God will never leave you nor forsake you.


What’s Next?

Read: Now that I’m a Christian: Six steps to joy for new Believers

Find A Church: Among many other great church options, you can visit 9MarksCalvary Chapel, or Southern Baptist websites to find a great church in your area.

Enjoy this conversational video which explains the AMAZING EXCHANGE that God offers YOU through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.  (Just a mere 24 minutes!)

But I’m Not Ready to Become a Christian

It’s important to be certain of your commitment before entering into this relationship with God.  If you realize that you need Christ, but you’re not ready to surrender, cry out to God daily for mercy and grace.  Pray that God will change your heart and help you to turn from your sin.  BUT REMEMBER:::tomorrow is not promised and your life may be required of you at any moment!

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you” (Luke 12:20a).

 The Assurance of Salvation

I keep accepting Christ into my heart, but I’m not sure if I’m really saved.
It’s not uncommon for new Christians, and even those saved for many years, to experience a state of uncertainty about their salvation.  However, God does not intend for you to live with insecurities regarding your salvation.  Your salvation does not depend upon feelings.  Feelings change, but God and His Word never change (Malachi 3:6a).  Salvation is a fact not a feeling.  God is able to keep you (Jude 1:24).  Leave the keeping of your salvation up to God, not up to how you feel.

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).



P.S. When I was 16 years old I finally surrendered my heart to Jesus Christ!  You can read my (10 minute) salvation testimony >>>HERE<<<.

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