What does it mean when Christians say they have been Born Again?Jan 9th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
What does that mean to you?
How would you describe it to someone who was not spiritual, an atheist per say
Actually the “born again” concept in Christianity is wrong. The thought is actually “begotten again”.
When a Christian consecrates their life to God, they are begotten by the Holy Spirit–that is they have a new nature in the embryo stages within them. This New Creature (embryo) has to be fed and nourished like a natural embryo to reach full maturity to be born. The New Creature feeds on the Word of God and that is what helps it grow.
The Born again aspect of it is when we die in the flesh and are changed (resurrected) in the spirit. That is when we are actually “born again”.
Just as with the natural, there is with the spiritual–stillborns and abortions. These are New Creature Embryos who were not fed the Word, but allowed their old nature to overcome them and it in effect kills and starves the New Creature. Unless the New Creature flourishes, it will never be “born again”.
This is what the Scripture calls the “second death”–there is no resurrection from this.
Mankind in general is not under judgment to the second death until under the reign of Jesus and his faithful bride–which is the next age. Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. Christians are who are being judged now–not the world–that is their job in the next age (and it is not 24 hours any more than our judgment is 24 hours now–but a period of time in which we have to prove ourselves.)