If You Say The Sinner's Prayer You Are Born Again

MISCONCEPTION:

You must be born again, quoting John 3:3. This is true, but only half true, because the explanation of how to be born again is not taught.

THE TRUTH IS:

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him says 1 John 2:29.  This Scripture clearly states that you must practice righteousness toward others daily, as Jesus Christ told us to do, or you will not be born again (1 John 3:7-10; 3 John 11; Acts 9:36).  Jesus Christ came to show us the way to be born again. He was baptized. Then He was tempted by Satan and tested when He made Himself weak through fasting. He was persecuted by men while He went about doing good. He did good works in the Father’s name (John 10:25) for the glory of the Father. He instructed us to do the same (Matt. 5:16; Col. 3:17). Jesus learned obedience to the Father through the process of suffering for righteousness’ sake (Heb. 5:8) and, as a result of that process, He was made perfect (Heb. 5:9).  So we can see through Chris'ts example that being born again is a process and many times ends in martyrdom, which includes a crown of life to those who faithfully endure to the end (Rev. 2:10; Matt. 10:22; 24:13; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 2:26).


For more on this subject click on one of the following:

GRAIN OF TRUTH: All I Have to do is Say the Sinner’s Prayer?

Bible Study: You Must Be Born Again

Bible Studies on Righteousness

Bible Studies on Being Called and Chosen

PODCAST: Being Chosen By God

MUSIC VIDEO: His Righteousness