HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN IN JESUS CRIST
por Pra. Andrea Campos
Now we are going to have a brief explanation about how to born again and what it means:
God sent his only son Jesus Crist, to make the sacrifice to die for us on the cross to set us free. Everybody is God's creature, but as soon we accept Jesus Christ in our lives for our Lord and Savior we are his sons and daughters. Jesus Christ is the only way to us get to heaven. He is the bridge in between God and us.
I truly believe that the bible is God's word. God inspired man to write it, to pass it on to all generations. Man does have free will and can choose what to do. God calls us to serve him. Some men do right; some don't (free will). Some men decide to fallow, some don't (free will).... God made free will. Always will have the right and the wrong. Yes its true, only God knows the men's heart, nobody else does. Yes only God can judge people, nobody else can do. We supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit, but we need to go in his sanctuary (church on our days) to get together and praise him.
About the Baptism: Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told then to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said: "ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME.THEREFORE GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. AND SURELY I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, TO THE VERY END OF AGE." Mathew 28:16-20
About Eternal Life: Jesus said: "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM. WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED, BUT WHOEVER DOES NOT BELIEVE STANDS CONDEMNED ALREADY BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BELIEVE IN THE NAME OF GOD'S ONE AND ONLY SON. THIS IS THE VEREDICT: LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD, BUT MEN LOVE DARKNESS INSTEAD OF LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL. EVERYONE WHO DOES EVIL HATES THE LIGHT, AND WILL NOT COME INTO THE LIGHT FOR FEAR THAT HIS DEEDS WIL BE EXPOSED. BUT WHOEVER LIVES BY THE TRUTH COMES INTO THE LIGHT, SO THAT IT MAY BE SEEN PLAINLY THAT WHAT HE HAS DONE HAS BEEN DONE THROUGH GOD.
About to be born again: Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi", we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.
In reply Jesus declared: "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, NO ONE CAN SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD UNLESS HE IS BORN AGAIN".
How can a man be born when he is old? Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
Jesus answered: "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, NO ONE CAN ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD UNLESS HE IS BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT. FLESH GIVES BIRTH TO FLESH, BUT THE SPIRIT GIVES BIRTH TO SPIRIT. YOU SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED AT MY SAYING, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. THE WIND BLOWS WHEREVER IT PLEASES. YOU REAR ITS SOUND, BUT YOU CANNOT TELL WHERE IT COMES FROM OR WHERE IT IS GOING. SO IT IS WITH EVERYONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT".
How can this be? Nicodemus asked.
YOU ARE ISRAELS TEACHER", said Jesus, "AND DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THESE THINGS? I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WE SPEAK OF WHAT WE KNOW, AND WE TESTIFY TO WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, BUT STILL YOU PEOPLE DO NOT ACCEPT OUR TESTIMONY. I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU OF EARTHLY THINGS AND YOU DO NOT BELIEVE; HOW THEN WILL YOU BELIEVE IF I SPEAK OF HEAVENLY THINGS? NO ONE HAS EVER GONE INTO HEAVEN EXCEPT THE ONE WHO CAME FROM HEAVEN- THE SON OF MAN. JUST AS MOUSES LIFTED UP THE SNAKE IN THE DESERT, SO THE SON OF MANMUST BE LIFTED UP, THAT EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
We need these three things to be God's sons and daughters, and to get to heaven. We need to be like a child, going to Christ with a pure heart. Mat 19:14
God bless you all!
Pr. Andrea Campos