Publicerades den 7 sep. 2018

Let me cut right to the chase here on this post regarding the great necessity for the new birth in the life of every living person on planet earth. I am writing today to tell you that YOU must be born again if YOU want to enter Heaven one day! You may not be the “religious” type or you may not even be interested in these things, but that does not matter at all, because YOU still must be born again if you want to enter Heaven one day! You can attend church for decades and still end up in Hell! Deep inside your heart you know that something is wrong, and that you are not right with God, even though you are not a mass murderer, or a hardened criminal!

As a former Roman Catholic, I attended church for years but I did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. I attended my Catholic Masses, I prayed my Hail Mary prayers on my Rosary beads, I made my “first” Holy Communion and Confirmation but I was as lost as could be. I would go inside the “Confessional Booth” to confess my sins to the local Catholic Priest, but I found myself making up stuff, and lying as I made my confession. I prayed before the Catholic statues (graven images) of “Mary” and “Jesus” for many years, never realizing that the 2nd Commandment absolutely forbids doing that! (Exodus 20:4-6). Sometimes I was a faithful attendee at church, and there were other times when I was nothing more than an “A&P Catholic” (Ashes and Palms). I wanted people to see that big black cross of ashes that the priest put on my forehead. I also liked to get a large piece of palm on “Palm Sunday” so that I could make a nice cross to show everybody that I went to church. The whole time I had no idea that I was hanging over Hell by a thread!

The Bible makes it very clear that both there is no difference between the Jew or the Gentile when it comes to the need for the new birth. Well then, what happens if a person has never been born again, and they have no intention of being born again? The answer to that question is that a person who has never been born again, will simply remain in their natural and fleshly state of mind, and they will ultimately die in their sins one day. Listen to Jesus Christ as he spoke with a Jewish ruler by the name of Nicodemus.

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 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. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the FLESH is FLESH; and that which is born of the SPIRIT is SPIRIT. Marvel not that I said unto thee, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN. (John 3:1-7)

Keep in mind that Jesus was speaking with a Jewish leader, but the man had never been born again of the Spirit. Nicodemus was born “in the flesh” which is speaking of his “natural birth” but he was never “born again” of the Spirit which is the “spiritual birth” or “new birth” as it is sometimes called. The words which Jesus spoke that day to Nicodemus are still as much alive today as when he first spoke them, and they still apply to every person who is alive in the world today. It does not matter where you live in the world, it does not matter what language you speak or what color your skin is, the word for YOU today is that YOU must be born again.

If YOU have already been born again of the Spirit, then YOU know what I am telling you is true. Every one of your relatives, friends, and co-workers must also be born again or they will never enter Heaven! That is the God-honest truth. Now listen to me here, I am not asking you if YOU go to church or if YOU attend religious services, or if you have turned over a new leaf in your life, but I am asking YOU if YOU have ever been born again of the Spirit? It is important that YOU know that all of your own good deeds and good works will not get you into Heaven. Did YOU know that? That is the God honest truth and that is what the Bible teaches us:

For by GRACE are ye SAVED through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Not by works of righteousness which WE HAVE DONE, but according to HIS MERCY he SAVED US, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the HOLY GHOST; (Titus 3:5) source