|How do I enter the Kingdom of God and leave the bondage of the enemy?
Unless you are born again, you will lose out. You can't enter the Kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith to 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 to thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the <"" />kingdom of God. John 3:4 (Read all of John 3 for a more complete understanding.)
Literally, this is the Water of the Spirit. Baptism is part of salvation, but being born only requires the Water of the Spirit.
God, through the Spirit of Christ, drops His faith into your heart and reveals His way to you. His way is Jesus.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Note that in Mark 16:16, not believing results in being damned, but not being baptized is never mentioned in Scripture as resulting in being damned.
Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Romans 10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Being born again is a one-time occurrence, but there are ongoing and increasing benefits, free gifts, that are also part of salvation. Note that sanctification is also a part of salvation. Scripture indicates that is progressive from glory to glory and that it is by the Spirit of God as indicated also here. Belief in the truth is also progressive as indicated by 1 Corinthians 13, where it says that we will one day know as we are known.
Last updated: Sep, 2011
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