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The New Birth. An event whereby we enter into eternal life and Eternal life enters into us. J Jesus said except a man be born of water and spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3;5). The new birth is the experience whereby we pass from death (the state of the sinner) to life. God considers the sinner separated form himself hence he is in the state of while alive yet being dead that is dead in trespasses and sins. It is such a state that god provides redemption form through his death burial and resurrection. It is the gospel father death burial and resurrection of Jesus that we embrace.it is the gospel of his death burial and resurrection that we also enter into. To receive his life we enter into his death, we are buried with him in baptism. If we die with him we also shall rise with him and enter into his resurrection. HOW DO WE DO HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE? We enter into his death, burial and resurrection through baptism into the name (water) and the reception the holy Ghost (spirit) as we rise up out of the watery grave (Romans 6).
Peter’s gospel was this “repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38)