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Saturday, May 3, 2014

John 3:3 Part 1

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.

In many churches today the idea of being “Born Again” seemingly, is the most important topic in modern Christianity and is being promoted as the ideal in which we judge our walk with the Father. Modern day churches are quick to show you bible verses such as John 3:16, Romans 3:23 and 6:23 and of course Revelation 3:20, of course there are others, but I think you can get the point. These verses mentioned, plus others, are promoted to let you know for sure if you are “Born Again” and going to go to heaven beyond a shadow of a doubt the very second you die. Of course, this idea comes to a head when they tell you to repeat the Sinners Prayer for eternal life which of course is not in the Bible, and non-biblical. 

The Sinners Prayer may have merit, if, and only if, someone puts the Messiah center in their life as a result of saying this prayer, or any actions they commit to reflect their new life of letting the Father be Lord of their life, and not looking back to their previous sinful life Luke 9:62. Many people who say the “Sinners Prayer” if they are honest, will tell you that they do not feel any different after repeating this prayer and may doubt if they truly are saved, and for a good reason. This is because on the day of judgment, we are going to be judged by our actions which will be demonstrated by the fruit we possess as Christians Gal 5:22.This comes from our walk with the Father and does not come from saying a prayer, walking an old woman across the road, giving money to a church, or any other frivolous good deed we do Rev 20:12-13.

If saying the “Sinners Prayer” doesn't make you born again immediately, then when and how does someone become “Born Again” as described in John 3:3?

When the Messiah walked the earth he let it be known that his message was the great news of the coming Kingdom of God, and the coming Government of God in which he was to rule, which is not of this time, but will be at another time after we all have lived the test of our lives and proven ourselves. In essence our earthly lives are only a test Luke 19:11-27.

In John 3 when the Messiah was talking to a member of the Jewish ruling council by the name of Nicodemus, Yashua (Jesus) made it clear that you must be born a spiritual person a second time before you can see the Kingdom of God, just as Yashua did when he was resurrected. Of course Nicodemus practiced the "Traditions of the Elders" which we know as Judaism today, and he had absolutely no idea what Yashua (Jesus) was talking about.

Swedish Poet Barbro Karlin claims to be Anne Frank reincarnated, or born again. She claims  to remember events that were in Ann Frank's Diary. Someone should tell this confused poet that Anne Frank's Diary was written in ballpoint pen and ball point was not commercially available to the public until a decade after WWII. Not only is this claim scripturally incorrect, but it's historically incorrect, unless she also invented a time machine and went forward in time to get a ballpoint pen to write the diary with???

To show where I am going with this I look at the word “Born” to show a fact that all should already know. Looking at Webster's New collegiate Dictionary the word born is defined as “brought into existence by or as if by birth.” In other words it's the beginning of life. I want to challenge everyone to remember a time before they were born. All will draw a blank of cessation of their senses and of time before they were born except the dalai Lama who claims he has been reincarnated many times, and the Swedish poet above. Of course I do not believe in reincarnation. I plan to briefly cover the idea of going to heaven as soon as you die as taught by most churches because it is related in Part 2. I pray everyone has a great day and keep God first in all they do!

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