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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Born Again

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I was "born this way" therefore everyone should accept the way that I am and come to terms with the lifestyle I'm naturally drawn to. Such notion is prevailing in society today. It's a right to live according to our inborn propensities, some say. But, we were all born sinners, and our chief inborn propensity is to sin. If sinning is a right, then we are truly living in an inverted world. 

We were born sinful, but why do we think to sin is a rightful liberty? It's an illegal enslavement. Within, our own conscience convicts us with guilt, and without, the consequences of our sinful deeds ripen. But we keep on sinning beyond control.

The world is confused and is still confusing. In moments like this, the phrase "born again" brings me to tears, tears of deep gratitude. I was born a sinner but the Lord Jesus died for me, paid the highest price to redeem me from the wages of my sins. When I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my God and Savior, He came inside of me to not only take away my sins but also to be my new life. I was born again with another life and another nature --- the divine life and the divine nature. I am freed from who I was!

Now this divine life needs to grow in me until one day its glory will be manifested in full. Christ will continue to grow and spread in my whole being until I'm daily and practically saved to the uttermost, from sin and from the whole world that lies in (the power of) the evil one. I only need to choose, to exercise faith, to live by this life.

I thoroughly enjoyed these enlightening and nourishing Bible verses:
John 8:34-36, "Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. And the slave does not abide forever; the son does abide forever. If therefore the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed." 
Romans 8:2, "For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death."  
1 Corinthians 6:11, "And these things were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God." 
Colossians 3:4, "When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory." 
Hebrews 7:25, "Hence also He is able to save to the uttermost those who come forward to God through Him, since He lives always to intercede for them." 
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