Only One Way To Heaven
John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
I had work done on my automobile at a particular repair shop. The manager and a couple of mechanics did the mechanical work and the manager*s wife worked in the office. Once she and I were visiting as I waited for the repairs on my car. I told her that I had been born again and I wondered if she had been. She told me she didn*t know about that but she knew that she was saved. Her uncle was the Pastor of a nearby church and had shared the gospel with her. She said she had received Jesus. We had some fellowship that could not have happened if we were not both children of God. Neither of us quite understood that being born again happens when we receive Jesus. We were vaguely embarrassed that we had used different words to speak of the same event. We were drawn into fellowship by our common faith but neither of us were quite comfortable that we had used different words to describe it.
John 3:3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Becoming a child of God is a phrase that decribes being born again. One who has been born again has become a child of God. There are many other words and phrases in the Bible that are describe one who has been born again.
John 3:6: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
One who has been born again has been born of the Spirit.
1 Peter 1:23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
One who has been born again has been born of incorruptible seed, by the word of God.
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
One who has been born again has been washed from his sins by being regenerated.
Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
One who has been born again has called upon the name of the Lord and been saved.
2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
One who has been born again has come to repentance.
Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
One who has been born again has been sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 18:3: And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
One who has been born again has been converted.
2 Corinthians 13:5a: Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; . . .
One who has been born again is in the faith.
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
One who has been born again is a new creature.
Ephesians 3:17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . .
One who has been born again has Christ dwelling in his heart.
Romans 10:10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
One who has been born again has believed in his heart.
Ephesians 2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
One who has been born again has saving faith.
1 Corinthians 15:2: By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
One who has not been born again cannot have anything more than vain faith.
Isaiah 55:6: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
One who has been born again has sought the Lord while He could be found and while He was near.
John 6:37: All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
One who has been born again has been given to the Jesus by the Father and has come to Jesus.
Romans 8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
One who has been born again has been adopted into the family of God.
2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
One who has been born again has humbled himself and turned from his wicked ways.