Religion has become so many different things to different people its hard to keep track of it all. Honestly, its overwhelming and hard to understand and follow.

I often asked myself, "Why are people christians?"

Some people believe it might be because you can get free things.

Some people would say because they need a spiritual being to depend on.

Others just like it for the dependency they have when they pray or someone being there when things get rough.

But out of MOST CHRISTIANS, one thing is missing, they aren't actually following God.

As the Bible says,

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

To be honest I don't like religion because there's so many different sectors of christianity it makes your head spin.
How do you know which one is the truth?

For one, you know the TRUTH by this very bible verse

John 3:3 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

What is born again and why is it the truth compared to so many other religions?

Being born again is just what the Bible verse says above, being born of the spirit and being born of water.

What does it mean to be born of the spirit and water?

Born of the spirit - Translates to new birth and it refers to a spiritual birth given to us by God.

Being born of water - Baptism when you become born again

We become Gods children when this happens. The new birth happens when you repent of your sins and you follow the Ten Commandments your whole life:

“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”First Commandment: Jesus affirmed that we are to worship only God (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8).

Second Commandment: James and Paul confirmed that we are not to worship idols (Acts 15:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

Third Commandment: Jesus repeated that we should not use God’s name in a vain manner (Matthew 5:33-37).

Fourth Commandment: Jesus set the example for us of keeping the seventh-day Sabbath (Luke 4:16), as did the apostle Paul (Acts 17:2). After Jesus’ death, the author of the book of Hebrews confirmed that worshipping on this day continues to be expected of Christians (Hebrews 4:9).

Fifth Commandment: Jesus taught that the commandment to honor our father and mother still applies (Matthew 15:4).

Sixth Commandment: Jesus confirmed that the command not to murder is still in force (Matthew 19:18).

Seventh Commandment: Jesus likewise taught that the command not to commit adultery still applies (Matthew 19:18).

Eighth Commandment: Jesus taught that the commandment not to steal continues to apply (Matthew 19:18).

Ninth Commandment: Jesus listed the prohibition against lying as continuing to be in force (Matthew 19:18).

10th Commandment: Jesus and Paul taught that Christians should not covet (Luke 12:15; Romans 7:7).

But, I can't follow those perfectly?

EXACTLY, which is why whenever you make those mistakes you repent of your sins. You put God's will above your own and you continuously follow him throughout your life.

Meaning whenever you sin you repent, turn from your sins and live a new life as a born again christian.

This is a daily routine and you DO NOT have to be perfect.

But being born again isn't a religion?

EXACTLY, you don't need a religion to follow Jesus you just need a relationship.

So, most christians are wrong because they follow religion instead of a relationship with Jesus?

YES,

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

But you know what religious people tell you that is false?

They tell you to go to heaven you just need to repent and that's it.

THAT'S FALSE!
WHY?

because, as the first verse I showed you said

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

That means not only do you have to repent but you have to follow Jesus through your whole life. Not just repenting one time but your whole life through and following Jesus daily by obeying the Ten Commandments. You seek God willingly through out your life and share him and his love to others.

That's something you rarely hear in the churches and that's why being born again IS THE ONLY WAY to Heaven.

How do you know you're born again?

That will be for another article, I hope you enjoyed and if you have any questions about faith. Feel free to message me on instagram @remy_kelbel

Love every single one of you, even if you're not a believer . :)