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Do You Have God's Incorruptible Seed?

Can a person who has truly been born again lose his salvation and become "unborn"?

     According to the Scriptures, every one of us are sinners by nature and deserve to go to a devil's Hell when we die.  Because of our sins, we have become spiritually dead and are condemned.  However, the good news is that a person can receive everlasting life and be saved from this condemnation of eternal punishment right now in this life, one time, forever!
     You don't have to wait until you die to see if you make it to heaven.  (If you do wait until then, it will be too late, and you will be doomed forever.)
     The very moment that a person sincerely repents and trusts Jesus Christ alone to save him, he is passed from spiritual death unto everlasting life.  "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE." (John 5:24)  The sacrificial death of Jesus Christ was relied upon as full payment for this person's past, present and future sins.  He is "born again" by the Spirit of God.  "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that BELIEVE ON HIS NAME: WHICH WERE BORN, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, BUT OF GOD." (John 1:12,13)
     Some of the questions that have often been raised about this are: "What about the sins that one commits after they have been born again?  Aren't they charged against that person?  Don't those sins have to be paid for, also?  Isn't that person brought back into the condemnation of Hell unless he repents all over again?"
     Listen, it is a practical reality that as long as we are living in this flesh, we will sin.  It is our nature.  If anyone claims that they do not sin, the Bible says that they are liars.  "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)
     You are either a saved sinner or a lost sinner.
     The Bible also says in the first part of I John 3:9: "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin..."
     It seems to appear that there is an obvious contradiction here, but, if we "rightly divide the word," we will see that the Scriptures are perfectly consistent and, as Jesus said: "cannot be broken."
     I want to call your attention to the Biblical principle that perfectly fits into God's theme of grace for those who have truly been born again.
     I am talking about the law of the "inward man."  When a person is born again of the Spirit of God, he actually has, not one, but two natures abiding within him.
     In his first birth, his physical birth, he received a fleshly nature which craves to please only himself.  He was born of the "corruptible seed" of flesh which is under a curse because of the sin of Adam.  It will eventually die and return to the dust of the earth.
     In his second birth, his spiritual birth, he received a divine nature which craves to please only God.  This spiritual birth was by an "incorruptible seed" that will never die.
     Don't take my word for it; see what the Bible says and take God's word for it: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." (I Peter 1:23)
     Since this seed which is in the born again person is by God and is incorruptible, it cannot be destroyed by sin.
     As a matter of fact, sin can't even touch it, and is not imputed to the soul of a person who is born again.  The Apostle Paul confirmed this in the fourth chapter of Romans when he quoted David from the Psalms, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile." (Psalm 32:1,2)
     Now, let's look again at all of I John 3:9 and see that the divine nature within the born again person is not even capable of committing sin!  "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed (God's incorruptible seed) remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."
     So the "born again" person has within him two natures: a "fleshly nature", that craves to sin and will eventually destroy his corruptible seed; but he also has within him a "divine nature" which cannot sin because of an incorruptible seed which will live forever (everlasting life!).
     Paul emphasizes this whole principle of the two natures within himself in his letter to the Romans: "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh), dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  I find then a law, that when I do good, evil is present with me.  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man." (Rom. 7:14-22)
     Paul delighted in this law, or principle, because it explained how his soul would not be charged with sin, in spite of the wretchedness of his fleshly nature.  He realized that once a person by faith received Jesus Christ as his Saviour, he received the righteousness of God through faith in His Son which is an "everlasting righteousness" according to Psalm 119:142.
     I can almost hear some of you thinking: "If that is so, then what would deter a true born again person from indulging in the sinful lusts of the flesh?"
     Actually, there are two things: a positive and a negative.
     The positive is that a born again person has the Holy Spirit within him, leading and guiding him away from the temptations of sin.  "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Rom. 8:14)
     The negative is that any sins that the born again person commits will bring upon him the strong "chastening" hand of God.  "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." (Heb. 12:6)  This is a punishment against the flesh for corrective measures, not for condemnation of the soul to Hell.  "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world." (I Cor. 11:31-32)
     Dear reader, what about you?  Have you been born again by the Spirit of God and have His incorruptible seed dwelling in you?
     If not, you can have it today.  The very moment that you sincerely repent and call upon Jesus Christ with a BELIEVING heart to save your soul from Hell, that VERY MOMENT...You have PASSED FROM SPIRITUAL DEATH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE!
     Remember, Jesus said: "...Ye must be born again." (John 3:7)