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Remember Christ Became Man So Man Can Be Born Again!

Some Christians may be getting mad with all the worldly happenings this December yet one can still take Christmas as a time for revival. This also involves remembering the incarnation of Christ from God the Son to becoming Immanuel or God with us. God the Father willed it so much that the Son should be born of the virgin Mary as to fulfill Genesis 3:15 and Isaiah 7:14 about the virgin birth. Everything was planned ahead by God the Father to redeem mankind from sins (Matthew 1:21). The very birth of Christ into the human world was so He can fulfill the Law because sinful humanity couldn't fulfill it according to God's perfect standards.

What may have been forgotten was that Christ was born of a virgin so Christians can be spiritually born again or as the Greek says "born from above". Nobody is ever born again by what they do or by infant baptism or participating in baptism. The act of being born again is a supernatural work of God. The whole message of being born again can be seen in the conversation between Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus Christ in John 3. Jesus told Nicodemus that one must be born again. This means that one must start over. Christianity is no add on to one's sinful life but staring over from one's sinful life to serving God.

Many today claim to be born again but aren't born again. The whole issue of a spiritual rebirth is to start all over from one's sinfulness to serving God. Nobody is ever born again when they're baptized at infancy because an infant is yet to sin. Nobody is ever born again by simply repeating after a sinner's prayer if they understand not the Gospel. Both of these views have a wrong view of what it means to be born again. Although the word repent doesn't appear anywhere in John but the Gospel still calls for repentance. Repentance means a change of mind which results to a change in purpose. Any repentance that bears not the fruits of repentance is a sham repentance. That kind of repentance needs to be repented of.

Christ's becoming man was to live a perfect life and be that sin offering (2 Corinthians 5:21). When Jesus experienced the temptation yet He didn't sin (Hebrews 4:12). As man He could be tempted but as God the Son, He couldn't sin. Becoming man and living a perfect life and become that sin offering on the cross is because lost sinners can't be born again by their own accord. This death was meant to conquer sin as to save people from sin not free them so they can sin. It's unthinkable how anyone could claim to believe in Christ's finished work on the cross yet continue to live in so much sin. Such people shouldn't even be considered as truly born again Christians but fake converts. Real Christians don't want to live in sin anymore.


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