Are Being Saved And Born Again The Same?

Q. Is being saved and born again the same thing? I was saved when I was just a little girl but born again at 43. My husband was saved at 14 but I don’t believe he is born again. In your answer to the woman who’s sister is gay and wants to know if she will be raptured you said if she is born again she will be raptured just like the rest of us who are born again. Also, you say once saved always saved. This is what I’ve come to know as a born again Christian. Are people who are saved but not born again going to be raptured? Or just born again Christians?

A. Being saved and being born again are equivalent terms. They mean the same thing. The first birth is the physical one (born of the flesh) and the second birth is the spiritual one (born of the Spirit). Jesus explained this to Nicodemus when He said, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit” (John 3:6). When we ask the Lord to save us from the penalty due us for our sins He sends us the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14) and we are born again. So everyone who is saved is also born again and will go in the Rapture.

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