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A false teaching that has been and still is being taught about "a prayer" being called "born again" about being saved by either God the Father our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus is a distortion and corruption of the truth. They have distorted the gospel of salvation with man-made doctrine.
These next examples and prayer are nothing but a distortion, and a corruption of the inspired word of God. They are from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association
“What does it mean to be Born Again” Billy Graham Evangelical Association
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Our first birth gave us physical life; the new birth gives us spiritual life and membership in God’s family (John 1:13). To be born again is to have the Holy Spirit transform our hearts from indifference and hostility toward God to a love of God and a desire for righteousness and holiness. The only way one can come to God and experience what it means to be “born again” is through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ; read John 14:6.
The Bible clearly teaches in Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5 and Romans 10:13 that salvation is a gift; it cannot be earned in any way. To receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord means more than accepting Him as a fact of history, a teacher, or an example. It means more than giving mental assent to the fact that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. It means that one turns from sin and with his or her whole heart trusts in Christ as personal Savior and Lord. God makes that one a new person; see 2 Corinthians 5:17. The Bible says, “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
The Billy Graham Evangelical Association suggests this prayer.
Pray now "Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
The previous examples and prayer are nothing but a distortion, and a corruption of the inspired word of God.
As we look into the truth given us to receive salvation through the Inspired word of God, we find that through study of why being born again based solely on the inspired word of God and not the doctrine of men and not their distortion and corruption of the context is so important (John 3:1-12, John 4:24, Acts 2:38, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3, Romans 8:1-17, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14).
Understanding that the word of God is truth (2 Samuel 7:28, Psalms 119:160 KJV, John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:22) and Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 1:14-17, John 11:25-27, John 14.6, 1 John 5:20) we need to read and listen to words spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 17:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-13) and observe all that he has commanded us (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:14-16) so we can be part of the kingdom of Christ and God (Ephesians 5:5). To be part of the kingdom of Christ and God our Lord Christ Jesus tells us we must be born again (John 3:1-12) so that we can see and enter into the kingdom of God and to eternal life (Matthew 19:29, Acts 13:47-48), our new walk of life after being born again and being forgiven for our sins, and have received the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and an appeal to God for a good conscience (Hebrews 10:22, 1 Peter 3:21), we begin our walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4-13 NASB) and serve in the newness of the spirit and not the oldness of the letter (Romans 2:29 NASB, Romans 7:6 NASB), we have become a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB, Galatians 2:20 NASB, Galatians 6:15 NASB, Ephesians 4:20-24 NASB, Colossians 3:10 NASB).
We need to learn and obey the commandments and the teachings from our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 1:1-4, Mark 16:14-16, John 14.15, Acts 1:1-4, Romans 10:17), and the Apostles teachings (Acts 1:1-2, Acts 2:42, Romans 1:1-6), the Hebrews writer (Hebrews 1:1-4), and the Lord’s brothers James and Jude (Matthew 13:55 NASB, 1 Corinthians 9:5, James 1:1, Jude 1:1), and the former teachings and examples of the Old Testament revealed by the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21 NASB).
The Gospel is God's power for salvation because it shows us God's righteousness through faith for all those who believe (Romans 1:16-17 NASB).
These are just but a few of the scriptural references that instruct us how to receive the Gospel of our Salvation:
Hear the Gospel: (Matthew 4:23, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 24:14, Mark 4:20, Mark 8:35, Luke 20:1, Acts 15:7, Romans 1:16-17 NASB, Romans 10:14-17 NASB, Ephesians 1:13, Philippians 1:27, Colossians 1:3-5, Titus 1:1-3).
Believe the Gospel: (Matthew 24:14, Mark 1:15, Mark 16:15-16, John 3:36, John 6:68-69, John 8:24, John 11:25-27, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 8:12, Acts 10:34-43, Ephesians 1:13, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 John 5:10-13).
Repent of your Sins: (Psalms 7:12, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Matthew 13:15, Matthew 18:3, Luke 13:1-5, Luke 22:32, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:17-23, Acts 5:31-32 NASB Acts 26:15-20, 2 Corinthians 7:10).
Confess “Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God”: (Matthew 14:31-33, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 26:63-64, Luke 4:41, John 1:29-34, John 6:49-54, John 11:25-27, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 10:34-43, Romans 10:8-10, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 John 5:13).
Be Baptized: (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:31-34, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:26-39, Acts 9:15-18, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:23-29, Ephesians 4:5, 1 Peter 3:18-22).
Be Faithfull Unto Death: (Matthew 16:26, Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:18-25, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:1-17, James 1:3-4, James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 1 Peter 3:14-17 KJV, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Jude 1:17-25, Revelation 2:10-11, Revelation 3:10-13).
These are just but a few of the scriptural references that shine the light of truth so that we can understand the grace of God (Romans 3:21-24, Romans 4:16, 2 Corinthians 4:13-15, Ephesians 1:4-7, Colossians 1:3-6, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Revelation 1:4-8 that is being offered to us through salvation and through our faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:14-17, Romans 5:1-5, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, Ephesians 1:7 NASB, Ephesians 4:7-13, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Peter 3:14-18) and become obedient from our heart to God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. (Exodus 24:7, Isaiah 1:19, Acts 2:38-42, Acts 6:7, Acts 14:22, Romans 1:5, Romans 6:16-17, Romans 15:18, Romans 16:26, 2 Corinthians 7:15, Titus 3:1, Philemon 1:21, Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 Peter 1:2,14,22).
1 John 2:28-29
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
Our God and Father has told us to listen to His Son our Lord and Christ Jesus as written in (Matthew 17:5-7 Mark 9:7-8, Luke 9:28-35, Acts 3:22-23, Hebrews 1:1-3). Our Lord Christ Jesus has told us that to be saved one needs to be born again through baptism to be part of the body in Christ (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:16, John 3:1-7, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 5:22-27, Titus 3:4-8, Hebrews 10:22). These will be our first steps in the newness of life as a Christian towards the Kingdom of God in Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:3-4, Galatians 6:15, Ephesians 4:17-24, Colossians 3:1-4).