born-again

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From the New Testament: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.'" [John 3:3, Today's New International Version]

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born-again ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Christianity) having been spiritually changed through faith
  2. (Christianity) having a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ
    He proclaimed himself a born-again Christian during a church retreat.
  3. (Christianity) of or pertaining to evangelicalism
    To many people a born-again philosophy is a fundamentalist philosophy.
  4. (by extension) having a newly won zeal for some activity
    After not picking up a shovel for twenty years, she finally saw the beauty in flowers and declared herself a born-again gardener.

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Noun[edit]

born-again ‎(plural born-agains)

  1. someone who has been spiritually changed through their (Christian) faith
  2. someone who has a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ
  3. an evangelical Christian
  4. anyone with a renewed commitment to any kind of cause or belief