Dan Jeffrey

Being born again leads to change. Everyone who ever came in contact with Jesus was changed. Anyone who claims to be a "Christian" is saying that they are a "little Christ". This implies a follower - a disciple. This again means change (from our own nature to that of our Lord).

Everyone who accepts Jesus as his or her Savior will change! 2 Cor. 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." This is also called transformation, and it is a continuous process.

Where there is no "new life" or change, we can reasonably conclude that faith and trust are not present. Jesus talks about knowing things by their fruit, i.e., by the results they produce. No matter how much we mature, we still live in dependence upon God. We grow in goodness by continually allowing Christ to work more completely through us. Have you changed since believing? Have you changed lately?