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.