Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." - John 3:3
I think this is so important in helping a believer to determine the authenticity of their Christianity.
Ask yourself, Has God re-birthed me in Spirit? A supernatural rebirth serves to distinguish God's true children from the mere religious. The regeneration is just the beginning, but make sure you started there.
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