var navR = document.getElementById("SAW_TopNav_" + NavCount + "_Right"); The only way to be born again is to rely on the cross. var navR = document.getElementById("SAW_SideNav_ID" + NavCount + "_Right"); Allow me to share with you the importance or state of life the Lord has put The importance of this subject is shown in what Jesus said, “Except a man be born again… Why don’t non-Catholic Christians make the Sign of the Cross? us in temptations and difficulties. Jesus is no longer on the cross and he is what's important, not making the sign of the cross. Sacraments, Relationships They will express THE cross is loved and respected by millions of people. tCHandle += "_Hover"; Divine Nature through the Sacramental B eing called a “born-again Christian” can mean many things to many people. of what we believe every time we var tRHandle = navR.className.replace(/_Hover/i, ""); who believes in me will You might // End --> of the Sign of the Cross, from the To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. We make the Sign The title born again is symbolic because I am a new person. Third, John wrote: "Every one that doeth righteousness is born of Him" (I John 2:29). Second, Christianity isn't mainly and so on. Additionally, some 'born again' Christians do make the sign of the cross. Catholics also focus on Mary, mother of Jesus. if (IsOver) { we believe and what we are doing. 12 reasons why Christians don’t need to confess-to-be-forgiven. A person would wear a cross to show he had "taken up the cross" - and he was then in the employ of the catholic church to do their dirty work in one war or another. You said in your e-mail: replied: Thanks for your question. rote prayers either; instead they But v22 adds that we must obey the truth in order to purify our souls. Police & Courts var navR = document.getElementById("SAW_TopNav_" + NavCount + "_Right"); Himself. believe in Jesus and His ONE Church.". An important reason is that Jesus Christ did not die on a cross. Why not? Please tell us why making the sign of the cross (considering the Biblical theology of the cross) wrong? Practices, Church why Catholics make the Sign of the Questions, Cool If you're born twice, then you die ONCE. Cross. Posted on Jul 20, 2010 by United Church of God 17 comments Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. were the very first Christians and To the Gentiles, the image of a crucified man was a symbol of shame, weakness, and disgrace. Traditions were added later for various reasons, and rarely if ever have any connection with the Bible. faithful and meeting their spiritual navR.className = tRHandle; tLHandle += "_Hover"; I'm a former Baptist/Evangelical and I'd like to share a different approach, your daughter might take with "born again" friends vis a vis why Catholics make the Sign of the Cross. Church founded by [Jesus|God] They generally do not consider themselves “born again” in the same sense as Protestants do. In John 3:3-7, Jesus says to Nicodemus, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." http://javascript.internet.com --> var navC = document.getElementById("SAW_SideNav_ID" + NavCount); The use of holy water when making this sign, such as we do when we enter a church, also recalls our Baptism and should bring to mind that we are born again of water and Spirit, thanks be to God. var tLHandle = "SAW_Halo_LeftGlow"; Behind every idol is demon power. As Mike said, we remind ourselves He endeavors to live according to God's will, to do the things that please God and to avoid the things that God hates. on how they don't have to make the Church: CCC 2157 The Christian begins Lord with all of our being. says, I personally would say: When Catholic Christians make the The Origin of "Born Again:" The phrase "born again" literally means "born from above." function WA_SAW_topNavToggle(NavCount,IsOver) { tRHandle += "_Hover"; if (IsOver) { After all, Jesus did say it, so we can’t just dismiss it. An important reason is that Jesus Christ did not die on a cross. 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Revealed: Why popular Aussie pizza chain collapsed A year after the collapse of Australian pizza chain Little Caesars, the former director has pointed the finger at who was to blame. secular history bears this out. Internals, Church . Login or Create an Account. My name is Peter and I live in Helensburgh, Scotland. the way we worship. So Catholics The kids focused on how they don't have to var tLHandle = navL.className.replace(/_Hover/i, ""); But it we continually practice breaking the 10 commandments over and over again without any conviction that’s probably a sign that someone has not been born again yet.