Everyone must be born again in order to go to Heaven.
Everyone must be born again,everyone. This is the story of a man named Nicodemus.He was a pharisee.A Pharisee was a member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic law in both its oral and written form.He no doubt was interested in the teachings of Jesus,because He questioned Him on how to be born again. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.John 3:1-7 (
Jesus explained that one must have a physical birth,and a spiritual birth.There is the physical birth,which is by water,or amniotic fluid,and then there is the spiritual birth of man.This second birth comes by faith through Jesus being the savior of man.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Mankind must have that spiritual birth do go to Heaven.Many think because they do good deeds,or go to a certain church they will go to heaven when they die.It’s more than being good,or practicing some ordinance.It’s having a relationship with Christ.There is only one way to have that relationship and that is believing,and calling on the name of Jesus.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
We see here how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.We must confess that Jesus is Lord,and believe whole heartedly that the Father raised Him from the dead. John 20:11-17 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre (tomb) weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And sees two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Works such as baptism,tithing 10% of Your income,working your way,etc.do not ensure you a place in heaven.Good works have their place,but not in salvation.Remember it comes by faith,and faith alone.Please don’t be duped,Your eternal soul depends on it.
Why risk Your soul?
Call upon the name of Jesus believe in Your heart,confess,and repent of Your sins,and Jesus and You will be saved.
by Sammy Smith