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Born Again

After studying the term begotten as used in the New Testament, it is interesting to see the different contexts in which it is used, and how a new life in Christ is related, by use of this word, to a new literal, physical birth. Over and over throughout the Bible, the word begotten is used to describe a natural parental relationship, such as someone being pregnant, and that which she is pregnant with is begotten, and someone having a child, which is their begotten child. The term is also used in some other interesting ways, though, such as when God accepts someone as his child, or someone accepts Jesus as their savior. The use of the same word, usually referring to a new birth and the relationship between the parent and child, shows how a new life in Christ is also like a new birth, and we truly are the children of God.
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