| Pastor's Corner | Ptr. Gerry Holloway |The new birth experience is a spiritual experience that is so powerfully transforming that men do not understand it. I find that many born again Christians can’t seem to understand it and cannot explain it.
I'd like to use the first four words of the Bible when considering the awesomeness of being born again. “In the beginning God...” (Genesis 1:1) The new birth is much like the way God created our world. Everything became new. II Corinthians 5:17 relates to this new beginning. “... he is a new creation.”
John 1:12-13 also helps us understand what happens when we are born again. We become what we were not before, having “... the right to become a child of God.” He reminds us that it is not a birth of natural descent or of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Accepting Christ brings us into the family of God, which is spiritual, and it is a place to which we had never been, because we did not have the right to enter. But Christ who is the Door has provided the way into this spiritual life in which we had no right and no way before He arrived. He is the way!