Being “born again” to new life in Christ is not a matter of acquiring a new religious identity. Instead, it’s about being adopted into a new family—a family that has a rightful claim on your life. Alistair Begg points out that it is a believer’s responsibility to actively resist sin, guided and empowered by the indwelling Holy Spirit. As we obey the Spirit’s leading to live in a way that pleases our Father, we give evidence that we belong to Christ.
12So then, brothers,5 we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
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