How to be born-again?
To get an answer to the above question you have in your mind, you must complete 'You Must Know - Part 1 & 2'.
1. You are born spiritually dead.
2. You must be born-again.
Salvation is a three phase event in the life of a believer
1. Get saved or become born again,
2. Getting saved everyday.
3. Saved on the last resurrection day.
No one ever born in the History as Christians
According to the Holy Bible, no one is born as christian. Look at the scripture:
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: Not at all.
13 years after the day of Pentecost, disciples of Jesus were called CHRISTIANS at Antioch. Who were these Christians before?. They were either gentiles or Jews. Even after 27 years from the day of the Pentecost, Jews accused the disciples a sect of Nazarenes.
The name Christian is a spiritual term denoting to the author and finisher of the New Testament faith. It is not a genealogical term for anyone to use. It was not called by the testator of the New Testament faith, but by the people of the world.
From Spiritual to Natural
The Scripture gives us the knowledge that, Adam became a natural man who lost the Spiritual nature after the fall. Hence we all are natural people who lost the glory of God.
So the Scripture says;
1 Corinthians 15:46
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Therefore it is true that you must be born again or get saved through the wonderful name of Jesus. Because from the biological parents no christians can be reproduced.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Salvation is not by your good works
Salvation is a free gift by God. It is by faith in the Son of God who gave His life as a ransom for you and me. None of our good works or any kind of belief system or any form of rituals should boast on attaining salvation.
Even if you donate your body organs for others or your body for cremation after death, Bible doesn’t give you a place in heaven. It is unscriptural to believe that visiting holy places and praying according to the belief system you shall get salvation. The Bible teaches us that; Acts 4:12
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
First accountable sin
The very first sin which God accounts on a person is not repenting and believing Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus said, when the Holy Spirit comes, He will remove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement:
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Listen to me very carefully. Principal sin of a person is not believing and accepting the forgiveness we receive through the shed blood of Jesus. Afterward comes all other unholy / indecent activities we commit everyday.