Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Born Once, Die Twice; Born Twice, Die Once

  Born once, die twice; born twice, die once. What does that mean?
  When you were born, you had a physical birthday. You were born to a mother who gave physical birth to you. That is the first birth.

   Jesus said to a man named Nicodemus, 'You must be born again.' What does it mean to be born again? Nicodemus wanted to know too.

   Being born again doesn't mean coming out of your mother's womb a second time. It is talking about a spiritual birth.

   Every living person has a physical birth, but not every person has a spiritual birth. Being born a second time is called, being 'born again'. It is a spiritual birth.

   Every living person will die one day. If the person is not 'born again' he will face God's judgment. He will go to a place called 'hell' to live forever. This is called the 'second death'. The physical death is the first death. That is why a person who is born once (only the physical birth) will die twice. Once a physical death, and then the second death.

   Every living person will die and meet God. If the person has been 'born again', he will enter heaven and live with God forever. He will not face the 'second death'. His only death will be physical. He will only die one time.

  Born once, die twice pertains to those who have rejected the salvation that was provided by God through the death of His Son on the cross, around 2,000 years ago. They have one physical birth, yet two deaths; one physical, and the other spiritual.

  Born twice, die once pertains to those who have come to Christ and who have turned from their sins and trusted in Jesus Christ to save them from sin. They have both a physical and spiritual birth, and they will only die a physical death.

  Have you trusted in God's Son, Jesus Christ, to take the punishment for your sins? If not, you can repent right now, and turn to Him. You can trust in Jesus Christ as the One who took the punishment or payment for your sins. Either you will have to pay the price for your sins in hell, forever, or, you can turn to God and trust in His provision for the forgiveness of your sins, by trusting in Jesus Christ as the One who can save you from sin. There are only 2 choices. The response is up to you. Please send an email to RUgood@mail.com  or leave a comment in the comment box if you have questions or want more information.

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