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Born Of The Spirit

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Posted by Eric Clark on September 30, 2003 13:18:23 UTC

RE: * I take this as literal truth. *

Do you also believe this second birth in its literal context, which is "born of the Spirit" ?

The first birth is of water. (flesh) The second birth is of the Spirit. (spirit)
Ever heard of a woman’s "water" breaking ? This is being born of water.
Ever heard of receiving the Holy Ghost ? This is being born of "the Spirit".

God wants you to know that He loves you so much and He is not asking you for a thing.
He just wants to have a relationship with you, but He is holy and just.
Because He is holy, sin cannot enter His presence, but He made the way to remove our sin.
Because He is just, our sin must still be paid for. Jesus paid for all by dying for you and me on the cross.

Please know that many who call themselves Christians are not.
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord” from Mathew 7:21-23

And, yes, some Christians erroneously think that somehow they can live for God without dying to themselves.
But this is not death of the body(flesh) just as the new birth is not of the flesh.
Do Christians still sin ? Yes. And we will until our “flesh” dies.

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