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5 Beliefs That Set Born Again Christians Apart From Other Denominations

By    |   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 02:45 PM

Although born again Christians believe in a literal translation of the Bible, the phrase "born again" does not refer to a literal physical rebirth, but a spiritual one.

The beliefs of born again Christians are not unlike those of most other Christians. The difference is they emphasize the necessity of baptism and acceptance of the Holy Spirit in order to spend eternal life in heaven.

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Here are five beliefs that set born again Christians apart from other denominations:

1. The Origin of "Born Again:" The phrase "born again" literally means "born from above." The term refers to the spiritual transformation that occurs upon acceptance of Jesus.

In John 3:3-7, Jesus says to Nicodemus, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." The church understands this as happening when an individual decides to become a child of God.

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The Holy Trinity: According to Learn about Jesus, born again Christians believe in one God that is divided into three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So essentially, Jesus himself is God. They believe Jesus was born of a virgin, died on a cross, and was resurrected after three days.

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3. Saved by Faith: Born again Christians believe an individual is saved by faith alone, not by good works. All about Religion states when born again Christians declare the words "Jesus is Lord," they are saved from the Lord's judgment and will spend eternity with Him in heaven. They believe this salvation is possible because upon Jesus' death, he became a perfect sacrifice as he never committed any sin.

4. Transforming Power of God: Born again Christians believe in "the resurrection power of God." All about Religion explained that their faith is based on a living God, since Jesus was raised from the dead. It is said that this is how Christianity differs from other religions, as other religious leaders have died and remain dead.

5. Baptism: The ritual of baptism is used to symbolically identify with being buried with Christ and being reborn into a transformed existence. However, Born Again Christian Info explained that a physical baptism must be preceded by a spiritual one, where the person is
"taken out of the devil's realm and baptized into Christ by the Holy Spirit himself."

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