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  Welcome to The Barna Group!
Nearly all born again Christians (98%) say their religious faith is very important in their life, compared to 52% of all adults.
Half of those living in the South (50%) are classified as born agains, compared to 35% of those living in the West, 43% of individuals who live in the Midwest, and 28% of individuals who live in the Northeast.
Born agains are more likely than the average adult to have volunteered their time to help their church in the past week (38% to 26%, respectively).
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  Born again - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born again is a soteriological term used primarily in the Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and Pentecostal branches of Protestant Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual birth.
To be born again in Christianity is synonymous with spiritual birth and, in some denominational traditions, salvation.
The Unity Church suggests that being born again is a continuous process that must be done repeatedly as one "dies" to old, ineffective ideas and redirects oneself toward Christ consciousness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Born_again   (685 words)

  
 Are Catholics Born Again?
Regeneration (being "born again") is the transformation from death to life that occurs in our souls when we first come to God and are justified.
For it is not written, ‘Unless a man be born again by the will of his parents’ or ‘by the faith of those presenting him or ministering to him,’ but, ‘Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit’ [John 3:5].
Evangelicals claim that one is born again at the first moment of faith in Christ.
www.catholic.com /library/Are_Catholics_Born_Again.asp   (1994 words)

  
 Born Again
When a person is born again, of the water and of the Spirit, the experience with water and Spirit is at the one time, at the one second.
Also, it is unscriptural to say that a person is born again if he or she speaks in other tongues.
Being Born Again is to have a new life imparted to the individual.
www.revirene.com /BornAgain.htm   (16207 words)

  
 Welcome to The Barna Group!
That figure is identical to the outcome among married adults who are not born again: 35%.
If the non-born again population were to marry at the same rate as the born again group, it is likely that their divorce statistic would be roughly 38% - marginally higher than that among the born again group, but still surprisingly similar in magnitude."
Born again adults were twice as likely as non-born agains (24% vs. 10%) to strongly affirm this statement.
www.barna.org /FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdateNarrow&BarnaUpdateID=170   (1577 words)

  
 Are Catholics Born Again?
It is deceptive for the writer of this article to exclude the reference to "again" in Galatians 4:9, as this reference proves that the interpretation of "gennatha anothen" to "born again" in John 3:3 and 3:7 does specifically refer to the birth at the "beginning" at ones physical life.
Furthermore, the act of being born again in 1 Peter 1:23 is directly referencing the noun "incorruptible seed", which was clearly contrasted with the "corruptible seed" of the flesh by the sin of the first Adam in the Garden of Eden.
For it is not written, ‘Unless a man be born again by the will of his parents’ or ‘by the faith of those presenting him or ministering to him,’ but, ‘Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit’ [John 3:5].
www.gideonsword.net /articles/FalseDoctrine/FDart/are_catholics_born_again.htm   (4327 words)

  
 The Born Again Mystery
The BORN AGAIN teaching of Jesus Christ pertains to a spiritual conversion now, from a mind and heart that is led by the flesh, to be converted to a mind and heart, that is led by the Spirit of Christ, and this Spiritual conversion must take place in order to be born again.
They are not born the moment the sperm of the Father, the earnest of His Spirit-His seed in Christ, unites with the heart and mind of a repentant believer.
It is true, every born again, son of God, looks with hope and excitement to the resurrection--the change to spirit composition, but that is not the meaning of the word born (Greek Gennao) in Christ's teachings.
www.donina.org /beingbornagain.html   (3011 words)

  
 Are Catholics Born Again
Another argument used by opponents of baptismal regeneration: “born of water and the Spirit” refers, correspondingly, to the baptism of John (being “born of water”) and the baptism of the Spirit (being “born of...
Being “born again” (or “from above”) in “water and the Spirit” refers to the external act of receiving baptism, while being “born anew” refers to the internal reception in faith of the Gospel (being “born anew” through “the living and abiding word of God”).
As we have seen, though, the term “born again” and its parallel terms “new birth” and “regeneration” are used by Jesus and the New Testament writers to refer to the forgiveness of sins and inner renewal of the Holy Spirit signified and brought about by Christ through baptism.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/apologetics/ap0022.html   (2444 words)

  
 Born Again
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Being born of the spirit is the beginning of a relationship with the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Being born again into the family of God can be offensive to one’s natural family, or social world.
thisgospel.convergencymedia.com /writings/Gospel-BornAgain.htm   (4308 words)

  
 Meridian Magazine :: Articles :Have You Been Born Again?
We are born again when we die as pertaining to unrighteousness and when we live as pertaining to the things of the Spirit.
As far as the generality of the members of the Church are concerned, we are born again by degrees, and we are born again to added light and added knowledge and added desires for righteousness as we keep the commandments.
Being "born again" and forgiven of our sins does not mean that we have "arrived" at spiritual maturity or that we are guar­anteed of eternal life, nor does it mean that we can never lose the "fruits" of that spiritual rebirth.
www.meridianmagazine.com /articles/040611bornagain.html   (5391 words)

  
 You Must Be Born Again!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
Some have written that the phrase "born again" in John 3:3 means "born from above." Undoubtedly, they do this to lend credence to their theory that this birth takes place at the time of conversion.
Do not marvel that I said to you, "You must be born again." The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes.
thetruegospel.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/CGGBOOKLETS/k/453/You-Must-Be-Born-Again.htm   (5858 words)

  
 Born Again Radio .com - Christian music radio
Born Again Radio is the flagship radio station for this daily feature.
Some Born Again Radio listeners like to listen directly through their favorite music or media player or standalone Internet radio device - without having to go to this website first.
We stream Born Again Radio in several popular digital forms for your listening convenience on your player of choice - whether it be Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, Real Player or one of several other players.
www.bornagainradio.com   (1010 words)

  
 Sermons from Seattle - Sermons - Series C
To be born again is to be born of the water and be born of the Spirit.
To be born of the Spirit is not just to have a religious high, kind of like having religious champagne, becoming all spiritually bubbly inside.
To be born of the Spirit means to have the Spirit of Jesus Christ living inside of you.
www.sermonsfromseattle.com /series_a_born_again.htm   (2861 words)

  
 UtahWest's Foundations of Faith
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit in spirit.
Nicodemus asked him, "how can a man enter again into his mother's womb and be born?" Jesus explains that he is not talking about a man's body being born again, but his spirit is born again.
He must be born again and restored to righteousness and fellowship with God.
home.earthlink.net /~jmcmull36/FOF/born.htm   (2258 words)

  
 Born Again
People are not born again as a result of something they do, but solely on the basis of God's sovereign will and power.
All are born again in precisely the same way, by the sovereign and mysterious operation of the Holy Spirit within the soul.
The word by which we are born again is not the Bible, nor the gospel, but the spoken voice, the creative fiat of God.
www.zionpbc.org /articles/BornAgain.html   (8005 words)

  
 Varieties of Rebirth: distinguishing ways of being born again
Recovery from such a condition may again be perceived and experienced as being "born again" -- possibly to be repeated.
As an adult, the ceremony may involve a formal affirmation through which the individual can claim to be "born again" and is recognized as such.
Being "born again" may be understood in terms of being in some way embodied by reality or embodying reality to a progressively greater degree.
www.laetusinpraesens.org /docs00s/bornvar.php   (5517 words)

  
 05-12-06 MBS ( "Born Again" ) - Z-InTouch Ministries 3.0
A man was said to be "born again" a second time when he married, and the expression was also used if he was ordained as a rabbi.
The final two usages of "born again" were a Gentile's conversion to Judaism and a man being crowned king.
As such, he was obviously considered "born again" in the first four ways listed, namely, he was bar mitzvahed, married, ordained, and a rabbi in leadership.
ww2.intouch.org /site/c.7nKFISNvEqG/b.1613577/k.F82E/051206_MBS__Born_Again_.htm   (429 words)

  
 Are Catholics Born Again
Evangelicals tell the born again person who is backsliding to "return to the Lord and get right with Him." Catholics say the same thing to the person who is practicing venial sin.
Evangelicals would say that the born again Christian who backslides so far as to lose their faith, never made a sincere decision in the first place and therefore was not "born again." Evangelicals feel this person is in grave danger of facing hell.
The Apostle Paul was authentically "born again" on the road to Damascus.
davidmacd.com /catholic/born_again_catholics.htm   (3292 words)

  
 What does it mean to be converted and born again?
Being "born again" in the New Testament refers to something God does when we turn to him with repentance and faith.
The expressions "born again", "born of the Spirit", or "born of God" are used about 15 times in the New Testament of becoming, or being, a Christian.
We are "born" into his family - we have spiritual life - a new relationship with God, who is now "Father", and a new relationship with other believers who are our "brothers and sisters".
www.christianity.co.nz /born1.htm   (1479 words)

  
 Are Catholics Born Again
Evangelicals tell the born again person who is backsliding to "return to the Lord and get right with Him." Catholics say the same thing to the person who is practicing venial sin.
Evangelicals would say that the born again Christian who backslides so far as to lose their faith, never made a sincere decision in the first place and therefore was not "born again." Evangelicals feel this person is in grave danger of facing hell.
The Apostle Paul was authentically "born again" on the road to Damascus.
www.davidmacd.com /catholic/born_again_catholics.htm   (3573 words)

  
 Born Again: Only a Semantics Question?
I considered the "born again" question to be primarily one of semantics and not a major distortion to "the faith which was once delivered" (Jude 3, NKJV throughout), but I was wrong.
According to Hislop, being born again on earth is a long-standing pagan belief.
Once you are "born again" your "immortal soul" is guaranteed to enter heaven upon death unless you repudiate your belief in Jesus.
www.cogwriter.com /born.htm   (1760 words)

  
 What does it mean to be a born again Christian?
Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
New birth, being born again, is an act of God whereby eternal life is imparted to the person who believes (2 Corinthians 5:17; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1-4, 18).
John 1:12,13 indicates that "born again" also carries the idea "to become children of God" through trust in the name of Jesus Christ.
www.gotquestions.org /born-again.html   (661 words)

  
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A person becomes Born Again by Baptism, which is the sacrament of spiritual rebirth.
Some Christians refer as "Born Again" to an experience of admitting being a sinner, repentance, believing in Jesus, and receiving Him by faith to come in and control their life through the Holy Spirit…; and this is not the "Born Again" fact, but an actualization of it, an experience of it.
Faith is essential to be born again, to become a Christian, which is free, by grace, only by faith, without any good work or merit from our part (Ef.2:8-9)...
www.biblia.com /christ/born3.htm   (4109 words)

  
 Born Again
Nicodemus' responded by asking, "How can a man be born when he is old?" Jesus answered and elaborated on what he had just said, adding an element of mystery, saying that we must be born of water and the Spirit, and that the operation of the Spirit is incomprehensible to the natural man (v.
A person who is born again soon realizes that he is possessed by the Spirit of Christ and has a new nature, which thinks and responds much differently than the old nature.
The blasphemy of claiming that only 144,000 can be born again is clear when we realize that Jesus said "You must be born again," and "Unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3,5,7).
www.freeminds.org /doctrine/bornagin.htm   (3471 words)

  
 Born Again Blessings - Seller Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Born Again Blessings Committee reserves the right to reject any item that may be stained, ripped, overly worn or extremely out-of-date.
For example "1 of 3 tags." Born Again Blessings is not responsible for parts that become separated during the sale.
The Born Again Blessings Committee reserves the right to reject any item that may be inappropriate.
www.bornagainblessings.com /babselltips.htm   (678 words)

  
 THE IRANIAN: Born again, Nema Milaninia
Traditionally, the idiom "born again" refers to Christians who have apparantly returned to Christ after a period of proposed decadence.
While "born again" Christians have sited various Biblical passages to justify the nominage, it has proliferated amongst members of various religious denominations, including Judaism and Islam, to classify those who are born into religious families, but of whom later come to embrace it into their lives.
Thus, to be born again, is to accept or reclaim an aspect of one's own identity.
www.iranian.com /Milaninia/2004/February/Born   (1197 words)

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