To be reborn in general simply means a renewing of life, to experience a meaningful change, which isn’t meaningful unless it’s spiritual. Being reborn is all about faith and where you put your faith in to live that new life. I mean life is directionless without convictions. Anyone can be reborn again and again and an individual’s spiritual growth depends on where they plant their faith. Being reborn with Christianity in mind is welcoming the lifestyle and its disciplines. It only takes a declaration of commitment between the person and God to be reborn, but sometimes others literally praying over them for their salvation helps them grasp this new appreciation for life/new sense of direction better than if they prayed on their own. Water baptism is symbolic of the old self dying (immersion) and the new self coming to life (emersion). The act of being baptized does not mean you have an admission to Heaven. It’s your daily commitment and how you live your life that the LORD pays attention to. Baptism is based on a person’s conviction to show their faith, obedience, and commitment to Him. But anyone can be reborn and not be baptized. And anyone can be baptized and not necessarily be reborn…ie. When babies at church get their heads wet with holy water but they have no clue what’s happening. Thank you for this. God bless you!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)