Teaching

Salvation vs. Born again – Rebecca Roberts

Rebbeca Roberts

Salvation vs. Born again.

Given Feb. 5, 2019

SALVATION

In the Greek (#4990), salvation means to be healed, delivered, to prosper,

Jesus “saved” the multitudes as they came to be healed of various diseases.

He delivered those possessed by devils. He “saved” them from that torment.

Many came to Him and He rescued them from religion, setting them free. Jesus prospers us in our health and well being.

Jesus is all about salvation. He wants no one to be in bondage to satan.

Please understand; salvation is not to be confused with being “Born Again”.

Salvation does not get you into heaven!

Salvation, (healing, deliverance, prosperity,) are gifts given to mankind because God so loves us. They are gifts to turn our eyes to Him that we may be born again, that we may desire more of Him. Jesus came and did miracles to show us the Father…He gave gifts to men.

A person can be “saved” and still be separated from God.

Again, salvation is a gift. It is not relationship.

1 Tim 2:4, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Salvation brings us to the “knowledge of the truth”. Many stand at the door, listening to the One knocking, but turn away, looking for another way to that “Truth”. They want what is offered, but only on their own terms. They are looking for a wider gate so that they may carry their baggage in with them.

2 Tim 3:7, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.Jesus will say on that day, “depart from me, I never knew you.”

Sadly, our church-houses are filled with “saved” individuals. Few have ever experienced what it truly means to be born again. A saved person has never “surrendered all”.

A saved person has not been washed clean from the filth of the world.

To be born again is a process like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly; it is shut away for a time until it emerges something brand new. To be born again is not a “repeat after me” prayer.

BORN AGAIN

John 3:3, 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.”

1 Peter 1:23, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

In the Greek (#1080), born again, means to regenerate. To procreate of the father. To bring forth.

In other words, we are born of God. We are born again in His likeness. We lost this identity, this likeness, in the fall. Now we are born of seed that is incorruptible. We get new DNA!

To be born again makes us sons and daughters, joint heirs with Christ Jesus. We are now called His people.

We are given His name. We are made holy and righteous. We humbly become new creatures in Christ Jesus: forsaking everything taught to us in the world. We no longer think the same as we did. We no longer act the same as we once did. We no longer desire our old life.

Our hearts are fixed on Jesus and nothing will ever separate us from Him. And we will lay our lives down for anyone just as He did for us.

As new creatures, we are peculiar. We love like our Father, we forgive like Him. We talk like Him. We seek to please Him. We hide nothing from Him and He hides nothing from us. We see Him laugh, we see Him cry. We are tuned into His still small voice that holds the reins of our hearts.

Luke 13:24, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

This strait gate is the way into the Kingdom. One must be born again to enter through it. Jesus is that gate.

John 3:5, 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.

The Word cleanses us as Holy Spirit re-makes us. Jesus is the Word.

John 15:3, Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Eph 5:25-27

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Titus 3:5-7

5 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;

6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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5 Comments

  1. Leah

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16
    “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
    Romans 10:9
    “…..For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”
    Matthew 12:34
    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,…..” Proverbs 18:21

    There are many scriptures, that prove this persons statements are incorrect.
    Salvation and eternal life go hand and hand. They are NOT sesperate.
    One cannot have eternal life without being saved…. one cannot be saved, and not have eternal life.

    What are we saved from?
    We are saved from the wrath…”God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
    1 Thessalonians 5:9
    Saved from, spiritual death/separation from God…. “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
    John 11:25

    Our salvation, and therefore eternal life, is based on one thing, and one alone… that is, Jesus Christ and his finished works.

    We live in confusing and dark times…deception is everywhere.
    Just a bit of advice…
    Be humble…”Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:”
    Repent… “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
    Ask…”If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him

  2. the trumpet of the LORD

    Salvation means not neccesserly you dont go to heaven. But you need born again to go into the Kingdom! See the 3 feasts Exodus 23:15,16.
    You need both feasts before the 3rd!!!

    When you still are in the 1st feasts (foolish builder/grieving Holy Spirit/foolish virgin you get another chance to get oil but you are too late for the wedding.
    But God in His GREAT GREAT mercy has a place prepared for those virgins that are now willing to follow Him (John 11:52/Rev.12:6 –> the great Exodus.

    See also 1Cor.3:15!

    may all your name be written and sealed in the book of the Lamb!

    the trumpet of the LORD

  3. JD Grant

    The 5 foolish virgins… the door was shut. You’re wrong. You’re either born again or not. There’s no in between. You’re misleading people. Stop teaching. Go seek Him. God bless you.
    #satanownsthefence

  4. Leah

    Salvation from God through Christ Jesus, is how we are born again.
    One cannot truly be saved and not be born again.
    When we confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts…
    we become saved/born again, and the Holy Spirit is given to us.
    Once this takes place, a desire is born in our hearts to obey/please the Lord… a new heart/mind, a new creation.

    Perhaps you are mistaking being born again, with the “sanctification process”?
    What I mean by “sanctification process”, is by the conviction and correction of the Holy Spirit, we (saved) “die” daily to self/flesh.
    Daily walk, daily bread, daily relationship, etc…
    I believe once we physically die, the process is complete, and we are literally born again into the kingdom of God.
    “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8

    How does one become saved/born again, and receive eternal life in the Kingdom of God?
    “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
    Romans 10:9

    As with all things, take these statements to the Lord, and ask if they are correct or incorrect..study the written word (Bible).

  5. Mark

    Now if the author would have simply substituted the word “Christianity” for the word “salvation” mentioned in this text, this article would be accurate.

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