Do catholics believe in being born again
Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic by David B. CurrieDavid Currie was raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher and both parents teachers at Moody Bible Institute. Curries whole upbringing was immersed in the life of fundamentalist Protestantism - theology professors, seminary presidents and founders of evangelical mission agencies were frequent guests at his family dinner table. Currie received a degree from Trinity International University and studied in the Masters of Divinity program. This book was written as an explanation to his fundamentalist and evangelical friends and family about why he became a Roman Catholic. Currie presents a very lucid, systematic and intelligible account of the reasons for his conversion to the ancient Church that Christ founded. He gives a detailed discussion of the important theological and doctrinal beliefs Catholic and evangelicals hold in common, as well as the key doctrines that separate us, particularly the Eucharist, the Pope, and Mary.
Answering a Protestant's Objections to the Catholic Faith
Are Catholics Born Again?
Yes, they believe in Jesus. And yes, they try to live Christian lives. They probably have some vague awareness that Fundamentalists think being born again involves a religious experience or accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Many cradle Catholics, too, have had their moments of closeness to God, even of joy over God's love and mercy. They may even have had conversion experiences of sorts, committing themselves to take their faith seriously and to live more faithfully as disciples of Jesus.
Doesn't the Bible say we must be "born again" to be "saved"? Are Catholics "Born Again"? Absolutely Catholics are "born again" — they are baptized! This "born again" question is based on John , where Jesus says to Nicodemus: "I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above some Bibles read, "born again", here Both Protestants and Catholics agree that to be "saved" [i. The difference lies in how Catholics and Protestants believe a person is actually "born again". Most Protestants consider being "born again" to mean, "Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior" and confessed something called "the Sinner's Prayer".
Born again , or to experience the new birth , is a phrase, particularly in evangelicalism , that refers to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit , contrasted with physical birth. In contemporary Christian usage, the term is distinct from sometimes similar terms used in mainstream Christianity to refer to being or becoming Christian, which is linked to baptism. Individuals who profess to be "born again" often state that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The term is derived from an event in the New Testament in which the words of Jesus were not understood by a Jewish pharisee, Nicodemus. Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. The Greek phrase in the text is ambiguous, resulting in a wordplay in which "born again" is rendered as "born from above" in some translations such as the NET  and the NRSV.
Post by Christopher Heffron. Does the term water refer here to the Sacrament of Baptism? Initially misunderstanding what Jesus is saying, Nicodemus asks how a person can be physically born a second time. Because most Christians now are baptized at birth, the expression born again often refers to a deeper acceptance of following Jesus when the person has become a teenager or young adult, or at some other age. The danger in the term born again is that, by using it, the speaker may suggest that she or he no longer needs to grow in faith or as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
John Trigilio writes that Catholics are born again through water and the Spirit. Yes, they can! Confirmation, on the other hand, is when young people are asked to confirm the faith they were given at Baptism by consciously embracing it. Evangelicals believe they are saved in the blood of Christ and confirmed in the Holy Spirit at the same time. Catholics also believe they are saved through the blood of Christ and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Baptism; however, Catholics receive them in a different sacrament. Western Latin Rite Catholics are baptized as infants and usually receive Confirmation as an adolescent.
Come into my life and make me your disciple forever. At every baptism we confess our sins and accept Jesus. At every celebration of the sacrament of confession we confess our sins and accept the forgiveness of Jesus. The problem between Evangelicals and Catholics does not come with this core definition and basic experience. The difficulty comes in what comes next. Evangelicals should understand that we do not regard baptism or any of the sacraments as something we do as some kind of good work.