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:: Have You Been Born Again? ::

 

 

 "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draws near. Repent, and believe the gospel."

                                                                            - Jesus, Circa 30 AD

Today being "Christian" means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Jesus told us in John Chapter 3, "You must be Born again." It doesn't sound like an option. The problem is that many people are not sure what that means. I have stopped asking people if they are Christians and started asking of they are born again.  Those that are will usually know it in no uncertain terms, because a person is not born again by accident or unknowingly.  Salvation, at least our entrance into salvation, happens in a moment of time and the person receiving salvation is an active participant.  In this section you will find some resources that will help you know for sure you've been born again.

If You are not sure you are born again you need to stop right now and make it a priority to know for sure.  Your eternal soul is the most precious thing you have.  If you need help contact us immediately and someone from our ministry will be glad to answer your questions and talk with you about what it means to be born again.

Short thoughts to help you better understand what being born again is and what it means to be a Christian . . .

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Are You Spiritual or Just Religious?
By Steve Highlander
Contrary to popular opinion God does not want you to be religious, He desires for you to be spiritual. This article looks at the dramatic difference between being religious and having a spiritual relationship with God via His Spirit.  Read E-Article  

Don't got to Hell for Something You Didn't Do!
By Steve Highlander
Nobody wants to get in trouble for something they didn't do. However, did you know that it isn't what you do that ultimately sends you to hell, but something you didn't do. Confusing isn't it? Well that is why so many people have a hard time understanding and accepting God's free gift of salvation.

If There is a God, I'm Pretty sure He Doesn't Like Me!  Now What?
By Steve Highlander
The World places value on people based on their performance.  The better a person performs the more money they make and respect they get. Because our performance is pretty dismal when it comes to sin, we naturally assume God places little value in us.  After all, how could He love something with so little value? But God's love is not based on your performance, but rather on the value he invested you with when He created you.

Hasn't Science Disproved God?
By Joshua S.
Is science really at odds with theology? 
In this article Joshua looks at the three disciplines of science, philosophy and theology and concludes that the three are not really at odds, but that they all ask different questions and provide somewhat different answers from their particular perspective. As a committed missionary with a degree in Anthropology, Joshua provides a unique perspective on the issue.

 

What You Need to Know to
Be Born Again!

  1. You are a sinner in God's sight
    -Romans 3:10 "For ALL have sinned and fallen short..."

  2. Sin brings death
    -Ezekiel 18:4 "The soul that sins
      shall die."
    -Romans 6:23 "The wages of sin is
      death.

  3. God loves you and made a way for you to have eternal life
    -John3:16 "For God so loved [you] that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

  4. Salvation is by FAITH in what Jesus did, not by our own efforts.
    -Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."

  5. Jesus lived a sinless life and died a criminal's death to purchase your pardon
    -
    2Corinthians 5:21 "For He (God) has made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

  6. God requires repentance of our sins
    -
    Mark 1:15 and Jesus said, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draws near. Repent, and believe the gospel."

  7. God requires faith and trust in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for salvation

    Here's what you need to know ....

"Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Everyone believing on Him shall not be put to shame." For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone, "whoever shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved."   Romans 10: 9- 13

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