Can A Liberal 'Believer' Be Born Again?
"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.'” John 8:12 Many claim to be Christians but betray their deception by the very attitudes they bear. Jesus Christ said that we MUST be born again. Some don't believe that. HE said: "Jesus answered, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You MUST be born again.’" John 3:5-7 What effect does being born again have on the soul? When one is born again, the Spirit of God brings new life to the new believer. He will bring the believer's thoughts and perspectives into line with the Word of God. Many times the newly born-again will marvel at how their minds have been changed all of a sudden. When one rejects what the Word of God says, or when he justifies his unbelief in that Word, he shows that he has NOT been born again. Someone born of the Spirit of God will not justify the very things God hates. If a person approves what God hates, that person has not been born again. For example, how can a person who denies the first chapter of Romans - claim to be born of the Spirit of God? What is so difficult for them to understand on this subject? "For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their LUST for one another, men with men committing what is SHAMEFUL..." Romans 1:26 "You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 18:22 There just isn't any way to deny what the Word of God is saying, yet they refuse it and they castigate anyone who quotes it. I've known some who will come back against someone who quotes this - with accusations of other sins a Christian may be guilty of. In other words, because you have sin, therefore mine is justified. But in the eyes of God that simply doesn't work. Sinfulness is not comparative. Those who are born again will hate their own sin, and fight it. They will never justify it. How does a person who is born of the Spirit of God approve the murder of babies? What is so difficult to understand in "Thou shalt not murder?" Yet they claim that the child is not a child until birth - a claim which is necessary so that they can justify their crime. But HE says: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." Jeremiah 1:5 "For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;" Psalm 139:13 If you believe that you are a born-again son or daughter of almighty God, yet you hold "liberal" views, I suggest you bow before the God you claim to belong to and ask him to show you WHETHER OR NOT you are born-again. What does the word "liberal" connote? In our culture it is the position of those who refuse to let the Word of God dictate what is right and what is wrong. "Liberalism" demands tolerance for all, for everything. They do not consider that Jesus Christ was the most non-liberal man who ever lived. He spoke more about hell than he did about heaven. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Matthew 10:28 Liberals find all the soft and kind Scripture passages about him, but reject the hard things, the realities he taught about repentance, hell and judgment. They create a false Christ who just "loves" all, no matter what. The truth is that he does love all, but that he has established principles that are unchangeable, and among those are the conditions under which a person may be born again, namely, adherence to his Word and repentant surrender to him as Lord. When a person is born of the Spirit of God, the darkness turns into light. His entire perspective changes. He comes to understand that which he has never understood before. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is A NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17 If this transformation has not happened to you, then question whether you are in fact born of the Spirit of God and remember that Jesus Christ said you MUST be born again. It's not a suggestion. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You MUST be born again.’" John 3:6-7 Make this analysis now while you have time to reconsider. When you step into eternity, it will be too late. MORE: What does 'born again' mean?