Let’s see the process of been born of God clarified.
Just as the jailor asked in Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?… He wanted to know the process of been born again. He asked; what must I do… It is crystal clear that it is not about what you must do to be saved, is not in your doing, is not in your efforts, it is not by works. The response of Apostle Paul was simple”Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
The process is simple, “believe on the Lord Jesus”.
It will interest you to know that to be ‘Born Again is the regeneration of the human spirit in analogous to birth(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;),
2Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
To be born again Is to be translated from the kingdom of darkness to light(Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:), to be born again is to become a new creation (Kainos= As fresh as new).
To be born again is to be born of God, begotten of the Spirit.
1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
we see that the birth process is described in a comparative way.
Just as Jesus told Necodemus that the basic requirement for anyone to experience the kingdom of God (zoe=God kind of life), is to be born again.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. (the word ‘see’ is translated from a Greek word eido which means to know, to understand, or to experience).
So, the only thing required of you is ‘BELIEVE‘.
It is good to know that salvation takes place in both the spirit, soul, and body.(This would be explained in the next part)