- Mar 14, 2011
It is vitally important to know the difference between born and begotten. We are begotten when we receive the HS not born. We will be born when resurrected and given a spirit body, then we will have eternal life. We do not now
The HS enters us because of the above.
A good way to see this is we were saved by God mercy by the washing and regeneratiom of the HS (new birth or being born again)
The bible says I was bornn again (a completd action) By the will of God.
The HS entering is us our pledge and as a guide. This would actually be a term called anointed.
We have a new life in Christ Jesus because we are converted not born again, We have repented, we have the mind of Christ, our outlook has changed. we are going the opposite direction now. We are not born again tho, that is an actual happening at the 1st resurrection.
I am glad you understand there are works to be done, faith is a part of that, knowing there is a God who directs us to do good works , now what do you think these good works consist of ?
One who has faith trusts, and takes steps of faith, The more steps we take, the more we grow. (This is called the act of being sanctified) A baby does not know how to work, they must learn.. ad needs to be fed milk..
Sadly, people want to try to feed baby chritians t-bone steaks, which is delicious but the baby has no capacity to digest this food and would crash and burn if they ate it.
John 3-6 is very informative but again the vital key is when we understand the difference between born and begotten Jh3 tells us when we are born of the spirit we will have a spirit body which we do not now, now we are begotten . When resurrected we will be born again and have life eternal, we only have the promise of that now! We are on the path of salvation but not there yet!
One who is begotten is born of the one who begetts them
A term we would use in modern day that resembles that is a mother giving birth, she begetts her child) or more representtive of what happens to us at birth is adoption. Where a new father adopts us into his family.
John 3 says if we are not born again, we will nto see the kingdom. Jesus said the kingdom is right here and right now..
1 peter 1 again says I have been born again it is a completed action.