Why Jesus said: You Must Be Born Again
This may surprise you, but your acts of sin did not make you a sinner according to the Bible. You were made a sinner, inherited a sin nature, due to Adam’s disobedience, similar to how many deadly diseases can be inherited.
For as through the one man’s disobedience (Adam) the many were made sinners, Rom 5:19a NAS
A sin nature, sins by nature. Those acts of sin have led to condemnation and death under God’s law. So, in truth, you inherited death from Adam.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Roman 5:12
Since your inherited sin nature is the core problem, good works or trying to stop sin cannot fix things. You may say this is not fair or just and thankfully God agrees.
“Now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly.” Luke 18:7-8a NAS
God’s justice does not seek your punishment. Instead, He sent Jesus to save you, to bring justice and recompense for the elect, whomsoever will have faith and believe and trust in God’s Word. Undoing what Adam did, Jesus’ obedience made righteousness before God readily available to you.
Even so through the obedience of the One (Jesus) the many will be made righteous. Rom 5:19b NAS
Jesus is the way for your spirit to be born again. Born under Him instead of Adam, you are set free from the condemnation and death you inherited.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 ESV
Please, let Jesus give you the gifts of justice, mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation and righteousness. Repent (change your mind) and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the only way to be saved.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17 NAS
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