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1 BORN AGAIN! on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:14 am


This has been shared with the full intention that this will reach out to many, so please do feel free to share this with others.

Hello Friend,

This letter has been written so that people from around the world can have
the chance to open their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ and receive Him as
Friend and Savior.  All Glory belongs to the Lord and may His name be
praised forevermore.

What is true happiness?  I have thought about this question for three years now
and I can honestly tell you the answer.

It is not something we achieve by personal material gain, nor by having 
financial security. It is true we may enjoy these things for a short 
time, but sooner or later the same empty void in our hearts will come 
back and we will try to find something else to fill it. True happiness 
is not in material gain or profit, even though they are nice to have. 
True happiness is in having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

The average life span is 76 years of age, and then we die.   But do you know
that the body may die, but the soul lives forever?  Eternity sounds like a
long time, but we sometimes don't think of how long it really is.  Eternity
is forever and ever and ever and ever.  There is a beginning, but there is
no end.  Our bodies have a beginning and that is when we are born from our
mothers' womb.  Just as there is a physical birth, there is a spiritual
birth.  The spiritual birth is not when we are baptized four or five months after
being born.

Spiritual birth is when we are born of the spirit of God.  Jesus says in
John 3: 3-6 Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the
kingdom of God unless he is born again. "How can a man be born when he is
old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his
mother's womb to be born!" Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can
enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh
gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit."

We need to be born of God's spirit, and that's why its called the second birth,
or being born-again.  It is not a complicated matter; God has made it very
simple for us to receive the second birth, which is the spiritual birth.

The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10 "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."
Jesus says in Revelations 3:20 "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If
anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,
and he with me."  It is up to us to open the door of our hearts to accept
Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Savior.  He died for the entire world, but
you have to accept him by your own free will.

Here is how you can receive Christ:

1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life
through the Holy Spirit. Receive Him as Lord and Savior.

Pray a prayer similar to this:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I
believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite
You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord
and Savior. In Jesus' name. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer, the Bible says... "Everyone who calls on the name
of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).  "For it is by grace you have been
saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God--not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).  "He who has
the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I
write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that
you may know that you have eternal life" (1 John 5:12-13).

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this
relationship you should:

1. Read your Bible every day to know Christ better. Start with the Gospel of John.
2. Talk to God in prayer every day.  Bring all your troubles and worries to the Lord.
3. Tell others about Christ.  People need to know about the saving grace of
almighty God.
4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.

2 Re: BORN AGAIN! on Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:46 am


Amen Les!

3 Re: BORN AGAIN! on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:25 pm


May this remain on the internet forever!

4 Re: BORN AGAIN! on Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:27 am


I would imagine that this will stay Lightfootfan. If you want, you can copy and paste it to other ways of sharing so if you want you can email it to those who might need this.....

5 Re: BORN AGAIN! on Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:36 am


I will do so. Thanks, Les!

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