What does Saved or Born Again mean?

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In my early 30‘s, one day my grandmother asked me if I was saved. I told her yes, I knew that I had accepted the saving love of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She felt it was her job to make sure her entire family was saved before she died.

Let me talk about what being saved means. The term “saved” is not against anyone’s religion, it doesn’t mean the snakes or kool aid come out. This is where I think many of us miss the boat. Within months after our birth, most of us are baptized. That is a parental decision to hand a child over to Christ and to the care of other Christians. In some churches, the person being baptized is of an age to make that decision for himself and is baptized or they might call it “saved.” or they might say that they have dedicated
their life to the Lord. Saved defined for a Christian means spared, preserved from evil, taken in time.

The Book of 1st Timothy teaches us that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

See there, is nothing scary or intimidating about that.

The term “Born Again” is often as misunderstood. It simply means that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior or that you have renewed your commitment to Christ. What is so scary about that? I believe this is the point where we stop at the Crucifixion. We stop at the end of the Gospels and don’t continue to follow the works of Jesus Christ through His disciples to the end of the New Testament.

John 3: 1-7 Do not marvel that I said you must be born again.

"The Sinners Prayer"

Heavenly Father:
I come to you in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my Sins.
I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is your Son,
And that he died on the Cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven and have
Eternal Life in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Father, I believe that Jesus rose from the dead and I ask you right now
to come in to my life and be my personal Lord and Savior.

I repent of my Sins and will Worship you all the day's of my Life!.

Because your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am Born Again
and Cleansed by the Blood of Jesus!

In Jesus Name, Amen.