Basics of the Christian Faith
Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall
THORN SIX: BEING BORN AGAIN
Jesus said a relationship with God requires being born again. The idea of a radical, sudden transformation in life scares some away from considering Christianity.
When contemplating the notion of a new birth, some have visions of being struck by lightning, or expect fantastic signs in nature, or fear fireworks might go off. They imagine sudden changes similar to those that resulted in the mutant creating of Spiderman and Incredible Hulk.
Since believers often are viewed as uptight and unable to relax, some unbelievers avoid being born again due to fear they will become some kind of a freak. They think they will become boring, weird, start chanting Gregorian chants, and wear pocket protectors.