Union Grove Church of CHRIST 
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How is someone Born Again?

-......"Except a man be born of water and of THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter into The Kingdom of GOD." John 3:5  (see vs.3)
-?According to this verse, what 2 things must one do, in order to enter The Kingdom of GOD?

-"......CHRIST also loved The Church, and gave HIMSELF for it; That HE might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word," Ephesians 5:25,26
-?According to this verse, for what two reasons did JESUS give HIMSELF for The Church?
-?How are "sanctify and cleanse" accomplished in the latter part of this verse?

-"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS mercy HE saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of THE HOLY GHOST;" Titus 3:5
-?In this verse, HE saved us "according to HIS             "?
-?"By" what means does the verse say HE saved us, HIS mercy in conjunction with.....?

-"For if we have been planted together in the likeness of HIS death, we shall be also in the likeness of HIS resurrection:" Romans 6:5
?Open your Bible and read vs.3,4; and explain what verse 5 talking about?
-How is a person planted in the likeness of JESUS' death?
-According to this verse, what is the benefit of being "planted together in the likeness of HIS death"?
-How could someone expect to receive this benefit, if they have not followed this Bible command?

-"Buried with HIM in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with HIM through the faith of the operation of GOD......." Colossians 2:12
-?If we are not buried, then how can we be raised? 
-WHO's "operation" is this, when we submit to being buried in baptism?

-"......arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on The Name of THE LORD." Acts22:16
-?How was Paul told to be washed?
-?What was Paul told would be washed away?
-?This action is described as "Calling on The Name of THE LORD"
-?If someone is already saved, then what would baptism wash away?

-"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into JESUS CHRIST were baptized into HIS death? Romans 6:3
-?How do we get into JESUS' death?
-?Did JESUS shed HIS blood in HIS death?

-"Therefore we are buried with HIM by baptism into death: that like as CHRIST was raised up from the dead by the glory of THE FATHER, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Rom.6:4
-?Who are we buried with?

-?How are we buried, in this verse?

-?Can you be raised up, if you are not buried?
-?When does newness of life start, per this verse?

-John 3:5-says we are "born of water".
-Eph.5:25,26-says HE cleanses us with the washing of water.
-Titus 3:5-says "
HE saved us, by the washing of regeneration".
-Romans 6:5-says "if we have been planted together in the likeness of HIS death:"  What act do we do that is in the likeness of JESUS' death?
-Col.2:12-says we are buried with HIM in baptism, that we might be raised.
-Acts 22:16-says "be baptized and wash away thy sins".
-Rom.6:3- says we are "
baptized into JESUS CHRIST". All spiritual blessings are in CHRIST, Ephesians 1:3.
-Rom.6:4- says we have newness of life, having been raised in baptism.


-If you have believed you were saved before baptism:
   -You were not "born of water", John 3:5, because you believed you were already alive in CHRIST before you were even born.
   -You were not sanctified and cleansed with the washing of water, Eph. 5:25,26, because you believed you were already cleansed before you were washed.
   -You were not saved by the "washing of regeneration", Titus3:5, because you believed that you had already been regenerated before you were even washed.
   -You were not in the likeness of HIS resurrection, Rom.6:5, before you were even planted like HIS death. Rom.6:5
   -You were not baptized that you might be raised with HIM through the faith of the operation of GOD, Col.2:12, If we are not buried, then how can we be raised? 
   -You were not baptized to have your sins washed away, Acts 22:16, because you believed that you were already saved before you were baptized.
   -You were not baptized into JESUS CHRIST, Rom.6:3, because you believed that you were already saved and in JESUS.
   -You were not raised to "walk in newness of life", Rom.6:4, because you believed that you were already new.

Just from the verses we have seen, how is someone born again, Jn.3:3-5?
-Acts 2:38 goes on to say that people must Repent and be Baptized for the remission of sins. What does remission, in this contest mean? What is Repentance, 2Cor.7:9-11?
-Rom.10:9,10 tells us that Belief is unto righteousness, and Confession is unto righteousness. What does the word 'unto' mean? What is Confession, Mt.10:32,33; Acts 8:36-39?

-Just taking GOD at HIS word, what does HE teach us that one must do to be born again?

-You Cannot have believed wrong, and have been saved scripturally! 

-Give us the opportunity to answer your Bible questions, from The Bible, our only source of spiritual knowledge!




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James W. Gee
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