The Truth of God and Being Born Again

The following article was submitted by a Scripture Revealed reader Ken Klimaitis.

Jesus and Nicodemus Painting by Crijn Hendricksz, 1616–1645

Jesus and Nicodemus, Painting by Crijn Hendricksz, 1616–1645

I wanted to share scriptural truths to help those seeking salvation. I have always wondered why some have accepted the doctrine of the Trinity when you cannot find this term in scriptures. The doctrine of Trinity teaches that there is one God in three persons. When you understand the principle of Aleph/Taw in Hebrew, it represents total completeness. It is hard for our minds to understand total completeness from the beginning to the end.

Spirit and in Truth

Yehweh revealed himself in the form of a quickening Spirit when he overshadowed Mary. The “Y-Chromosome Genome” of the Spirit was infused into Mary to manifest God in the flesh. The Mashiach was the Son of God from the Eternal Spirit of Yehweh, but He was the Son of Man from the flesh of Mary. As the Son of Man, he set the example of how we were to live a humble, holy and righteous life before our Creator. As the Son of God, He manifested the Kingdom of God by His selfless sacrifice of the Cross for our atonement. This duality of the Mashiach had always confounded Trinitarians

Hebrews 1:3 (KJV) – Who being the brightness of his glory, and the (express image) of his (person), and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Understanding who God is to me is very simple. John 4:24 states that: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”  He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, invisible and eternal. How can creation understand a Creator of this magnitude? How can finite minds comprehend an infinite Creator?

John 1:1 (KJV) –  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John1:14 (KJV) – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1Timothy 3:16 (KJV) – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 The Comforter Has Arrived

Therefore, God’s body (Christ) proceeded from his invisible Spirit and was manifested to humanity. When we see Jesus in heaven, we will see Christ’s glorified body, but our Father’s eternal Spirit will still fill all space and time. What about the Holy Ghost or the Comforter?

John 14:18-20 (KJV) –  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 Act 1:4-5 (KJV) –  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the (promise of the Father,) which, saith he, (ye have heard of me.)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

 Born Again

As I explained that God’s Holy Scriptures do not contain the term Trinity; neither does it contain the sinners’ prayer to be born again. Nowadays, even the church has adopted interchanging the born again verbiage with the word saved. What did Jesus teach?

 John 3:3-5 (KJV) –  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Though this is easy to understand, I have heard some say that Jesus was speaking of a natural birth; when he used the term water, in relationship to Nicodemus’ question. However, the Greek word used for mother’s womb is “koilian,” which means cavity or womb in English. When Jesus said: “born of water and of the Spirit,” the Greek words are “gennethe ex tes hudatos kai pneumatos.”  Which being interpreted means “may be being begotten out of water and spirit.”

If Jesus were referring to the natural birth, He would have replied using “koilian” instead of “hudatos.” The scripture would have read, “may be being begotten out of (the womb) and of spirit.”  The commandment of being “Born again,” in Greek “gennethe anothen” means “begotten from above.”  This specific Born Again teaching of Jesus for the conversion of a sinner was recorded only once in the Canonical Gospels.

When you are born again; you receive God’s Holy Spirit through the veil of Christ’s body to be one with His Eternal Spirit. That is why believers are called the body of Christ or the church. If a million people receive the Holy Ghost, are there a million persons in each believer? Of course not!

Ephesians 4-6 (KJV) –  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The Saving Name

The most misunderstood scripture by believers is Matthew 28:19:“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”  We know the name is singular; and Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are plural descriptive nouns of God’s personage. There must be a name that we should baptize believers.

Acts 2:38 (KJV) – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

All through the book of Acts, the Apostles baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because they knew that there is power calling out His name. In English His name is Jesus Christ: “Yehweh [the Lord] is Salvation.” There are many languages which declare His name. In Aramaic His name is Eashoa. In Hebrew it is Yehushua, but it is important to be identified to his name.

Are You Saved?

The term “saved” is used 104 times in scriptures. The Greek word “sozo,” which means “save” in English comes from the root word “sos” or “safe.”  It is attributrd to Born Again believers being led by the Spirit. What about the sinners’ prayer; and the word “saved” that almost all Christian churches teach today?

Romans 10:9 (KJV) – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 First, the book of Romans was written to those who were already saints, and this is the profession of the believers’ faith. What about the thief on the cross?  This is a common position used to justify the teaching that being saved is the same as being born again.

Mark 2:10 (KJV) – But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy).

The thief went to paradise; because in his lifetime, Jesus had the power to forgive sins on earth. This does not negate our responsibility to become born again by the water and spirit.

Hebrews 9:22 (KJV) – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

 1 John 5:8 (KJV) – And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Peter declared in Acts 2:38; “Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,” the Greek word for remission is “aphesin.”  This translates as either; “forgiveness or pardon. Be not deceived with the charismatic teaching of the modern day church. To be born again is for the conversion of a sinner, and being saved is through faith of the believer. Once a believer is born again, the Spirit of God leads us to love, forgive and to share the Good News with all humanity. We strive to be holy by laying down the sins that easily beset each of us.

The Kingdom of God Has Arrived!

 What is the nature of the Kingdom of God?  And who are the true worshippers?

 Romans 14:17 (KJV) – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

 Galatians 5:22-26 (KJV) – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

These are the foundational truths that I hope will set humanity free from false teachers and doctrines. May the Lord Bless you and set your souls free to worship Him in Spirit and truth.

John 4:23 (KJV) –  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

 

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Ron

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I’ve studied and taught the good news of Jesus Christ and His kingdom since 1985. My goal is to reveal the biblical truths I’ve come to see through prayer and study. I believe that the scriptures are revealed to those that study and rightly divide the "Word of Truth.”
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