What does it mean to be “saved” and “born again”?

Question:        What does it mean to be “saved” and “born again”?  Are these things required or are they not required?


Answer:          Saved and born-again in biblical terms are actually the same thing.  Yes it is necessary to be born-again; Joh.3:3, “…..Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  The way to be born-again is to repent; Mt. 4:17, “…..Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  Repent means to think differently.  We have to stop living for the flesh and start living for God; Rom. 8:13, “…..if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”