Many have questions about the meaning of being “born again” and about the importance of water baptism. Others wonder how their life can “get back on the right track.”
God’s message is simple. We are all sinners and are in desperate need of a savior. God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to die for our sins. This does not require perfection on our part; it requires that we believe and receive his grace. Jesus is not seeking perfect people; he is seeking sinners who will voluntarily repent and learn his ways. Once a person genuinely repents of their sins, they are baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of those sins. (Acts2:38)
One day Jesus responded to a group of religious people who struggled to understand his message of unconditional love. They complained that he sat down to eat with sinners. His answer: “Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).” – Matthew 9:13 Amplified Version
It’s not that complicated: Repent, be baptized and live for God through the power of the Holy Spirit!