What ever happened to being “born again?”


Jesus taught the need to be “born again”. In the making now, is the resurgence of truly being born again. The devil stole the term sometime shortly after the early 70’s. But, he never stole the  God-given process of being “born of water and Spirit”. The church must bring it out of the closet, dust it off, open it again and learn what it means. Teach it in its simplicity and equip the body to share it again. If they don’t, they will be “left behind” for the current move of God that is taking off.

All of us believers are to take the blame for the upcoming generations that don’t even have the slightest clue of what it means to be “born again”. In the last three weeks, I have asked many guys in their teens and twenties, if they know what it means to be “born again” or have they heard about being born again. About 50 to 60% didn’t have the slightest clue. We can pass the blame all across the board, but it won’t take away the fact that it’s our own personal responsibility to share of what God has done for us by saving us through this second birth. If there is no sharing, then there is no caring.



4 Responses to “What ever happened to being “born again?””

  1. brian Says:

    great post Richard, I agree that there needs to be a revisit to what Jesus spoke about in John 3. Perhaps to get the ball rolling would be to ask folks if they are alive? Sure they are–right, only biologically alive. God is a spirit and He determines what is live versus.dead. He who has the Son has life, he who has not the Son has not life.

  2. fletcherabbott Says:

    Amen to that. We need to be spreading the word. To often the church has been good at seeing the problem, but never taking responsibility for the problem. We say someone needs to fix it, but rarely stop to think that maybe we are supposed to be the one to fix it.

  3. Richard Says:

    Brian, thanks bro. It has been laid on my heart for several weeks now. The more i ask young people about being born again, and the answers i get, is enough to cause one to be humbled. Yeah, the John 3 is way bigger than it’s credited for. Just this morning, the Lord had a young girl at the bus stop who had been up all night. I asked her why, and she said because of work. I then asked her what kind of work she does. She said, “dancing”. The Spirit did have me miss a beat. I said, “yeah” and soon shared right from John 3. The Spirit took over. How do i know that? Cause what was said came from the Spirit. There was no “thinking of what to say”. It just flows when the Spirit is moving. I know that she heard some things that she hadn’t heard before. She was blessed because God showed up.
    Yeah, the “are you alive?” is a great way to open, should the Spirit lead that way. Sounds good to me.
    Bless you brother!

  4. Richard Says:

    Fletcherabbott, thanks for stopping by. Amen to your comment! It starts with us (or should). God bless you brother!

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