new birthSometimes called being "born again". The idea of first dying to oneself and then receiving a new life through faith in Jesus Christ. We are no longer to participate in the sins of our sin nature; Christ has birthed us forth spiritually by faith and trust in Him. "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again'." (John 3:6, 7 NIV).