Does Rebirth Exist?

Sacred Scrip­tu­re testi­fies that CHRIST has risen. It testi­fies that JESUS CHRIST on the Cross affir­med to the rob­ber on His right: “Amen, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in para­di­se!” (Luke 23,43) He, howe­ver, was a rob­ber. But due to his repen­tan­ce and his faith in CHRIST, he obtai­ned for­gi­veness through the Blood of CHRIST. Surely, the­re­fo­re, the much-deba­ted sub­ject of “rebirth” is swept asi­de. Becau­se the rob­ber on the right was a high­way­man and, as a result, accord­ing to the tea­ching of rebirth, had not near­ly attai­ned his puri­ty in order not to be forced to be born again one more time.

With this an appro­pria­te Bible ver­se of Apost­le Paul, Hebrews 9,27: “All peop­le are desti­ned to die; but they die only once, and after that comes jud­ge­ment.”

What does “rebirth” in Chris­tia­ni­ty mean?
The­re are peop­le who say that the first Chris­ti­ans belie­ved in rebirth until appro­xi­mate­ly Con­stan­ti­ne. That is a gre­at error becau­se the­se first Chris­ti­ans meant by rebirth some­thing qui­te dif­fe­rent, much hig­her. They saw in Bap­tism the spi­ri­tu­al rebirth to be a new human being in CHRIST. Through Bap­tism they were born again to childship to GOD, to eter­nal life.

JESUS in Con­ver­sa­ti­on with Nicode­mus

John 3,1ff: “Now the­re was a Pha­ri­see, a man named Nicode­mus who was a mem­ber of the Jewish ruling coun­cil. He came to Jesus at night and said: ‘Rab­bi, we know that you are a tea­cher who has come from God. For no one could per­form the mira­cles you are doing if God were not with him.’ Jesus replied: ‘Very tru­ly I tell you, no one can see the king­dom of God unless they are born again.’ Nicode­mus asked him: ‘How can someo­ne be born again when they are old? Surely, they can­not enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!’ Jesus ans­we­red: ‘Very tru­ly I tell you, no one can enter the king­dom of God unless they are born of water and the Holy Spi­rit. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; but that which is born of the Spi­rit is spi­rit. You should not be sur­pri­sed at my say­ing: you must be born again. The wind blows whe­re­ver it plea­ses. You hear its sound, but you can­not tell whe­re it comes from or whe­re it is going. So it is with ever­yo­ne born of the Spi­rit.’”

Whoever belie­ves the­se words of JESUS will never belie­ve in a rebirth into ano­t­her body nor will he sym­pa­thise with this theo­ry becau­se the words of JESUS have ever­las­ting value, which I can­not say of all tho­se scribblers. Still, how many fal­se doc­tri­nes are offe­red all around in books in order to turn peop­le away from the sole aim, that is to belie­ve in the true GOD, in His words in the Bible, in His tea­ching addres­sed to us men. How serious are the con­se­quen­ces when a per­son belie­ves in rebirth and no lon­ger goes out his way to live a GOD-plea­sing life becau­se he thinks: “Surely, I can make up for it in the next life …” Besi­des, I ask: who inde­ed of the­se scribblers would give his life for men in order to save them? CHRIST has done so for us men. – JESUS CHRIST need not have come to rede­em us if man were able to do so him­s­elf.

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