the New Birth
did Jesus emphasize the necessity of conversion?
said, I tell you the truth, unless
you change and become like little children, you
will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
what statement did He [Jesus] teach the same
reply Jesus declared, I
tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of
heaven unless he is born again.
did He [Jesus] further explain the new birth?
answered, I tell you the
truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless
he is born of water and the
Spirit. Verse 5.
With what comparison did He [Jesus] illustrate
wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its
sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from
and where its going. So it is with everyone
born of the Spirit. Verse 8.
Agency of the
takes place when one is converted to Christ?
if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation,
the old has gone and the new has come. 2
Corinthians 5:17. (See Acts 9:1-22; 22:1-21; 26:
What is the
value of merely outward forms?
circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;
what counts is a new creation. Galatians
was the original creation wrought?
the word of the Lord were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
instrumentality is conversion wrought?
you have all been born again, not of perishable
seed, of imperishable, through the living and
enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23.
change is wrought in conversion, or the new
us alive with Christ even when we were dead
in transgression it is by grace you
have been saved. Ephesians 2:5.
What is the
one evidence of this change from death to life?
know that we have passed from death to life,
because we love our brothers. Anyone who
does not love remains in death. 1 John
From what is a
converted sinner saved?
this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of
his way will save him from death
and cover a multitude of sins. James 5:20.
(See also Acts 26:14-18.)
To whom are
sinners brought to conversion?
in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast
spirit within me. Do not cast me from your
presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant
me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm
what words to Peter indicate the kind of service
a converted person should render to his brethren?
Simon, Simon, Satan has
asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed
for you Simon that your faith may not fail. And
when you have turned back, strengthen your
brothers. Luke 22: 31,32.
experience is associated with conversion?
For this peoples hearts has
become calloused; they hardly hear with their
ears, and they have closed their eyes, Otherwise
they might see with their eyes, hear with their
ears, understand with their hearts and turn and I
would heal them. Matthew
gracious promise does God make to His people?
will heal their waywardness and love them
freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
By what means
is this healing accomplished?
he was pierced for our transgressions, he was
crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that
brought us peace was upon him, and by his
wounds we are healed.
What are the
evidences that one has been born of God?
you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone
who does what is right has been born of
him. Dear friends, let us
love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and
knows God. 1 John 2:29; 4:7.
indwelling power keeps us from sinning?
one who is born of God will continue to sin,
because Gods seed remains in him; he
cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of
God. 1 John 3:9. (See 1 John 5:4; Genesis
will the evidence of those born of the Spirit?
there is now no condemnation for those who
are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.
and Beholding Jesus
is true of everyone who believes in Jesus?
who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born
of God, and everyone who loves their father
loves his child as well. 1 John 5:1.
change is wrought by beholding Jesus?
we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords
glory, are being transformed into his
likeness with ever-increasing glory, which
comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
We are slaves to sin, Jesus came down are
suffered with us and for us, and delivered us. As
we behold Him in His Word and in prayer and
meditation, and serve Him in the person of
others, we may be changed more and more into the
glory of His likeness; then, if faithful, we
shall someday see Him face to face.