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Being "Born again" and being reincarnated are completely different concepts. The concept of being born again comes from this Bible passage below. I know it's long but the theological and doctrinal implications found in this passage are profound and critical to understanding what it means to be "born again" and what salvation requires. John 3:3-21 (NIV) ...


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The term "born again" comes from a passage in John 3: Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I ...


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Being born again in Christianity is being born of the Spirit. Triune man, consisting of body, soul, and spirit at creation, died spiritually at the fall. Being born again revives the spirit, but body and soul stay the same. This is shown too when Paul says that we have been saved, are saved, and will be saved. This can be interpreted like: the spirit was ...


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Here is a evangelical view from the Protestant tradition. The concept of 'birth' means something that happens to you, not as a result of your own work, effort or commitment. The doctrine of new birth pertains to the new life one has the moment they believe the gospel.  The necessity for new birth shows that the old life from Adam can't be improved. It must ...


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In the verse you quoted, John 1:12-13, the Greek words for "children of God" is "tekna Theou." (Notice that "tekna" is always referring to "little children.") Contrast this with John 3:16 which uses "monogene huion" or "only Son." The term "monogene" being the one containing the notion of "the only offspring" or "the only begotten one." (Also, anywhere ...


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"Should they get re-baptized"s off-topic - it's opinion-based. However, here's a sample of what some teach and practice. In various Churches that I've attended, including Baptist, Evangelical Free, and local community non-denominational Bible Churches, getting baptized again is fairly common. This is based on the belief that Baptism doesn't save us, but ...


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I love this question!!! I admit, when I first read your question, my immediate thought was that they are two separate metaphors. But I was checked immediately--we really are born spiritually into God's family. We really are adopted as his sons. Having thought about it some more, I offer this solution: Luke 3:38 reads, "the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, ...


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George MacDonald confronted the same dilemma in his Unspoken Sermons (Abba, Father!). When a heart hears — and believes, or half-believes — that it is not the child of God by origin, from the first of its being, but may possibly be adopted into his family, its love sinks at once in a cold faint: where is its own father, and who is this that would adopt ...


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The idea of reincarnation is not compatible with the Bible. Others have discussed how the phrase "born again" does not mean reincarnation. The Bible specifically denies reincarnation. Hebrews 9:27, "it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment". We die once and then are judged. We do not die and then be reborn to "try again".


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Yeshua is he only begotten son of God. Christians are called "begotten" sons when the only begotten son dwells in them. Paul said: For those who have been baptized in the name of Christ have been clothed with Christ. (Galatians 3.27) And John said: Whoever is born of God does not commit sin because God's Seed is in him; and he cannot sin because he ...


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Born again is not simply believing that Christ is our savior. Scripturally, one must be baptized as in John 3. Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if ...


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How is the belief that Christians are both adopted and begotten sons of God reconciled? There is a "begetting" associated with the new life we have in Jesus. 1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from ...


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Just thought I'd muddy the waters by bringing to light something referencing being born again that is at least as old as the reformation. Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that the splendor of Thy brightness may shine forth upon us, and the light of Thy light may, by the illumination of the Holy Ghost, confirm the hearts of those who have been born ...


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What is a "born again" Christian? Simply put, a 'born again' Christian is someone who has come to believe in Jesus as their lord and savior in their heart, possibly through baptism. This is not simply believing he exists, but completely giving your heart and soul to God. While this is the biblical meaning, how it is used and portrayed in different churches ...



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