What Does It Mean To Be Saved
Or Born Again?

Many years ago I was talking to a lady about being saved and she said “Saved, from what?” Well, this really surprised me because, in my ignorance, I presumed everyone knew what being saved was. So needless to say, I began to think about how we Christians talk sometimes. We throw out words that we use all the time to describe Christianity, words like saved, born again, anointing, slain in the Spirit, etc. not ever thinking that others may not know what we are talking about. So you see, this question is not unusual at all.

When Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden, they were given freedom to eat the fruit from every tree that was there, except one. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was off limits. But Satan, using a serpent, beguiled Eve and she disobeyed God and ate the fruit from that tree and gave to Adam and he ate also. Do you think because it was a forbidden tree the fruit from it looked more enticing? Perhaps, but because they disobeyed God they had to leave the Garden of Eden.

God was angry because, first of all, Satan entered the Garden, using a serpent, and deceived His creation and second, because His creation did not honor His demands. God placed a curse on the serpent (Gen. 3:14) and one on Satan (Gen. 3:15). Now, because they transgressed God’s Word and were forced to leave the Garden of Eden, they are now children of Satan and have taken on a sinful or carnal nature. Since that time everyone born into the world is born into this sinful or carnal nature.

Now, to be restored to fellowship with God or stand righteous before Him one must be born again or saved. The reason we can be saved or born again is because Jesus came and died on a cross, shedding His blood for the sins of everyone, therefore restoring our relationship with God, The Father.

To be born again or saved means you have felt remorse for your sins and repented (told God how sorry you are that you have sinned against Him). You have accepted Jesus’ shed blood for the forgiveness of your sins, and by faith, have asked Him to come into your heart and be your Savior and Lord. Upon doing this you are now a new creature. God is now your Father, your sins are forgiven and you now want to live for God and glorify Him.

Jesus said in John 3:3,

  • “…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  • You cannot be good enough to accomplish this, neither can you purchase it with money.

    Eph. 2:8 says,

  • “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

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    Birth of the King

    Not Moody But God Said So

    A woman who was a very busy church worker waited for D.L. Moody after he had told a group of church workers some very plain truths from God's Word. "Mr. Moody," said the angry woman, "do you mean to tell me that I, an educated woman, taught from childhood in good ways, and all my life interested in the church and doing good, must enter Heaven the same way as the worst criminals of our day?" "No madam," said Mr. Moody. "I don't tell you at all: God does. He says everone who would enter Heaven, no matter how good they think they are, or how well educated, or zealous in good works,
    must be born again."

    --Sunday School Times

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    I pray the risen Savior lives in your heart.

    God bless you as you walk with Him through this life.

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