Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” (John 3:3-4)
Today the phrase “born again” is very well known. However, when Nicodemus heard it for the first time it confused him, as it no doubt would have confused anybody. “Born again” is a very radical statement. Those of us who claim to be born again are saying that we have been radically changed, almost so much as if we had re-entered our mothers wombs and literally come forth a second time!
Therefore, those who claim to be “born again” should be radically different people than they were before they repented. Their lives should be evidence that they are not the same as everyone else.
But how many “born again” Christians do the same kind of sins that everyone else does? How many born again Christians are regularly drunk, or visit strip clubs, etc. They may say they are born again, but many of them are wrong. If you claim to be a born again Christian, but you are not any different than you were before you repented, your claim might be a lie. Therefore I suggest that you stop what you’re doing and spend some time and energy searching your soul and the scriptures to discover if you really are a Christian.
If you come to the conclusion that you are already born again, then at least confess your sins to God and start living like it!
If you are not born again, then confess your sins to God and become a true believer.
Being born again is not optional for those who want to please God.
As Jesus said:
“no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John 3:3)