In the Bible book of John, Chapter 3, Jesus tells a
man "I tell you the truth, no one can see the
kingdom of God unless he is born again."
He then goes on to explain that this is a spiritual rebirth.
God told Adam in the Garden of Eden that if he ate of
the fruit of the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil he would surely
die. Adam ate the fruit of that tree and he immediately died
spiritually. Physically, he lived hundreds of years more.
To be spiritually dead is to be out of
communication/fellowship with our Heavenly Father. Sin
cannot live in His presence and has to die. Our Father separated
Adam and Eve from Him physically so that they would not die physically.
In Romans 7 the Apostle Paul writes "Once I was
alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring
life actually brought death." He is saying that as a young
child he was alive spiritually, but at some point he became aware of
right and wrong and at that time he died spiritually. Like Adam,
when we obtain the knowledge of good and evil we died spiritually.
We must be born again, spiritually, to see the kingdom of God which we
call heaven. Spiritually dead people when they die physically are
dead spiritually forever and are eternally separated from God in a place
we call Hell.
The sin of Adam and all mankind had to be punished,
because God is righteous, He is Holy. Our Heavenly Father provided
one way for you to be born again. That one way to be born again is
Jesus Christ, the Son Of God. Jesus became a man and lived a
righteous, sinless life for 33 years. Then this entirely innocent
Man, Jesus, was punished by God for your sin and for all of
mankind's sins. The punishment for our sins and all the curses for
our sins were put onto Jesus Christ. This entirely innocent, righteous
Man died physically and spiritually for you and me. Jesus became
sin and we received the gift of righteousness, along with all the other
gifts described on this website. Three days after Jesus died, He
was resurrected, He came back to life physically. He talked with
and taught his followers for another 40 days and then he ascended into
Heaven, while promising to come again. Hundreds of people saw Him
alive during this 40 day period.
The Holy Bible tells us we can be born again this way:
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is
Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you
will be saved. For
it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with
your mouth that you confess and are saved.
So, you become born again by confessing and
believing. If you believe that Jesus is the way, that
he died for your sins, you need to say, out loud "Jesus I believe
that you dies for my sins. I give you my life. You are my
If you confessed this and believed, you are born
again. You are entirely righteous, in right standing with God.
You have been adopted into a new family, the family of God. Study
the other pages on this website to learn more about your inheritance!