“I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God which lives and abides forever.” TW p125
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
1 Peter 1:23
Well, to be honest, this one is starting out a little dry for me. I think I need to read some of the context.
Verse 21 says, “Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.”
Christ is the connect to God. It is my acceptance of the gift of Christ’s death that puts this all in to action. It’s honestly hard for me to read and truly *feel* anything about being born again, as I was raised “in the church” and so I don’t have a powerful conversion experience, or any one event or timeline that shows the “before Christ” and “after Christ” Lundie.
That doesn’t mean I am excluded. It does not mean I am not born again. It just means I will need to study and understand and contemplate it more, I think. I do believe in Christ and what he did to save me. I have been given a new life. I want to be converted to this new being. I know that I already *am* this new being, but I want my outsides to reflect it as well.
My new life has its source in the Word of God, so the more I am in it, the more my new being will be fed.