|"Lesson on Born Again"
1.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
2.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
1.  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Christianity is a usual religion. Its many fragmented sects each having various doctrines that often times are contrary not only to each other but also the Scriptures as a whole. One such doctrine is that of “Being (Be) Born Again.”
Roughly 100 million people around the world follow this doctrine or belief that a person has to be born again while on this earth in order to be saved. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is nothing in the Scriptures that says or implies this doctrine. In fact it clearly states that we are all reborn upon the resurrection of mankind from death and sin not before.
So I thought we would take a common Greek Dictionary and look at this Greek word. Being or Be Born Again can be found only in three verses listed above. Those in the Gospel of John come from two Greek Words:
Be Born - G1080 γεννάω gennaō ghen-nah'-o
From a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively to regenerate: - bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring
Again - G509 ἄνωθεν anōthen an'-o-then
From G507; from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew: - from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.
If you would please study the two words and their definitions closely. Note we are already alive and have been born of flesh and blood. We are all human. But this rebirth must include the deliverance or bringing forth anew from above. It in no way possible could be accomplished on the earth or in one person at a time. It is a single event.
We will all be born again, raised from death and sin, and delivered from corruption and mortality. The first word comes from the Greek root word that denotes this “rebirth.” This rebirth comes with the known element of kinship. Jesus is the First Fruit of the Resurrection as it says above in the second Greek word “from the first.” Jesus is our way to God and our regeneration must come through and by him.
We cannot be “born again” while on this sinful and unreconciled earth. We cannot be born again and remain in sin or in this sinful body. No our regeneration must be onto complete and perfect reconciliation in Jesus. As it states that Jesus will reconcile all things unto himself whether these things are in heaven or in the earth.
Now if we go to the verse found in 1 Peter 1:23 we see that the phrase “being born again” comes from a single Greek word that was formed from the combination of two Greek words. The first is an adverb meaning “up for each and every – by implication reversal”. The second one means “to regenerate by being delivered.” By forming these two words we can see the verse brings attention to how we are reborn not in the same form but to an end result of raising up from the dead by reversing what made us dead – sin.
So the wonderful news today is that we will one day be born again or raised into life through and by Jesus. All of our old life, ways and limitations will come new as we are a new creation in Jesus. Thus, we cannot be born again while we are still alive because we are still in sin, bound by sin and the price of our sin (death) must still be paid.
Rejoice in the Great News of God’s salvation for all of mankind!!!
From G303 and G1080; to beget or (by extension) bear (again): - beget, (bear) X again.
A primary preposition and adverb; properly up; but (by extension) used (distributively) severally, or (locally) at (etc.): - and, apiece, by, each, every (man), in, through. In compounds (as a prefix) it often means (by implication) repetition, intensity, reversal, etc.
From a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively to regenerate: - bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.
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