Oh, Friends, cry to God to reveal Jesus Christ unto you; there is no one who teaches like Him. JOHN BUNYAN
If a man is in Christ he is a new creature; old things have passed away behold all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:19
Do you have an idea of what stages a butterfly has to go through before becoming adults?
The butterfly goes through a complete metamorphosis.
This includes 4 stages of development; the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Once the creature goes through these stages, there are no possibilities of ever returning to the egg stage.
An adult butterfly can never go back to the egg stage.
This is akin to what happened when you believed Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.
You can’t become unborn again after you become a born-again Christian.
But there is a wrong belief that suggests the possibility of being unborn again after believing Jesus as Lord because of your mistakes.
Welcome to schizophrenic Christianity…
Live good and maintain your born-again status.
Sin and become unborn again.
Confess your sins and become born again, again.
And make another mistake and become unborn again, again. And the cycle goes on.
This sounds ridiculous, right?
But you will be amazed at the number of people who believe this.
Do you believe sin can make you unborn again?
Then you have to scrutinize what you believe.
You can only be born again once in your lifetime. That means you can’t lose it.
If you are reading this and you think it is possible to lose your salvation then you don’t have the full story of the gospel.
For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, Colossians 1:13 AMPC (italics mine)
The word transferred in Greek is methistémi. Strong’s concordance (usage) – I cause to change its place, move out of its place; I translate, transfer, remove.
It’s a Verb – Aorist Indicative Active. That means it happened in the past and will never be repeated again. You can’t be born again today, and be unborn again tomorrow.
You didn’t earn salvation by what you did and can’t lose salvation by what you do.
This is not advocating for a sinful lifestyle.
Sin is wrong. It is the reason there are so many sufferings in the world.
It takes you farther than you want to go and makes you give more than you are willing.
Yet, sin cannot make you unborn again.
Another caveat before I go forward is, “you can’t be in Christ and enjoy sin”.
Will you make mistakes? Yes! But will you want to continue in the mistakes? NO!
To be sincere we have all done things we are not proud of after confessing Jesus as Lord.
But we don’t focus on the mistakes and waste time brooding on the past. Rather we look forward to what is ahead for us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let’s see what the scriptures say about the gift of salvation in Christ.
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 NKJV
The apostle makes it a point to say one of the components of the gospel is “much assurance”.
This means when you listen to someone preach the word powerfully, perform miracles, yet if they don’t mention the assurance in the faith, the message is not complete.
Where most preachers have misrepresented God is in using fear as a factor in the gospel.
Fear serves as an anchor of the faith they preach.
Threats about the punishment and the wrath of God is the reason some people don’t sin.
You will be amazed at the number of people in the church who will run off and fornicate or commit adultery if there is a guarantee that it won’t result to pregnancy or any sexually transmitted disease.
In other words, it is fear of the consequences that make you not sin.
But that’s not the gospel.
The only reason you shouldn’t sin is that of the revelation you have about the finished work of Christ for you.
Apostle Paul says this way – to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.
When all you have is a mental assent and not an experiential knowing, you are prone to be bound by fear.
Your saying no to sin should be birthed from the place of love and not from the place of fear.
When you believe sin can make you unborn again you don’t have the freedom that is promised in Christ.
And true freedom is when you are at liberty to do whatever you want, yet you choose to live to the glory of the Father.
This is the reason the teachings that scare you, make you do the things you know you ought not to do.
You can’t know and believe the love of that Father for you and enjoy sin.
Yes, you can make mistakes and fall into sin; but the love of the Father in you will show you a way out.
Therefore the message is that sin doesn’t make you unborn again.
Believing this error might make you continue in sin longer than you should.
If you believe Sin will make you unborn again and confession will make you born again, again…
Then you might take all the time you need in sin while you are unborn again before confessing the sin.
When you make a mistake it because you have lost focus of who are in Christ Jesus.
So instead of trying to reestablish your born-again status, you should search out who you are in the scriptures.
And that is where the miracle starts.
When you spend half of the time, you spend regretting, in the Word of God, you will have fewer struggles with sin.
So when you make a mistake like we all do, either in words or deeds, don’t fret about being unborn again.
Instead, focus on the Word. Ask and receive forgiveness because it’s already yours.
Go back to the Father in prayer.
Ask Him to help you and lead you out of the error you have put yourself.
This honours the Father because through such prayers you are showing your dependence on Him and His power.
You are showing your trust in the finished work of your saviour.
And the Father comes to your aid through His Holy Spirit in you.
Keep it in mind that you are born again through the precious blood of our saviour Jesus Christ.
And no sin is strong enough to make you unborn again after you have made Jesus Christ your Lord.
Thank you for reading!
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