Is there anything more annoying than a born-again Christian? They are just like ex-smokers, and as soon as they smell atheists, they are quick to announce that they too were once like them, and it’s a bad habit.
They’ve always adopted a ‘holier than thou’ attitude as they’ve potentially missed a large chunk of their life without God, and they feel the need to cram it all into what’s left of their life, before they sit beside God in their after-life belief.
They often tend to criticise atheists for being ignorant, confused and lost because they were once the same as them, and they try and tell atheists what atheism really is, despite the majority of atheists claiming a lack of belief in God/s.
What’s the difference between a born-again Christian and an ex-theist?
An ex-theist will more than often say that they are free from the control, lies, limitations and bondage of religion that they’d had indoctrinated into them from childhood. Usually their faith disappears through disappointment in the church, disagreement with the church’s principles, and are tired of their prayers staying unanswered. Once shedding their religious lifestyle, many feel like a huge burden has been lifted from them.
”Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. – John 3.36
A born-again Christian has spent their whole life without Faith, and for whatever reason (usually trauma, or criminal background) they decide its time to have a personal relationship with Jesus, as only he can save them. The person understands that he/she is a sinner () and that the penalty for that sin is death (). They believe that God has given them a second chance for a spiritual re-birth, and allowed them to repent their sins, and don’t they want everyone to know about it? They are often obsessed with sin, and how Jesus died for man’s sin, and unless we also repent there’ll be no place in Heaven for us.
”My prayer is that you too may be born again and become part of God’s family. By a simple prayer of faith, tell God that you know you are a sinner, and you are sorry for your sins. Then ask Christ to come into your life and save you. When you do, God will come to live within you by His Spirit, and you will be born again.” – Billy Graham
Born-again Christians share the same beliefs as regular Christians, but they put a huge emphasis on the need and urgency for all to be baptised. They usually insist that being that being a good person isn’t enough and that only faith in the Holy trinity is acceptable for God.
You can spot a born-again Christian in a crowd, as they are the ones beaming from ear to ear with the most cringeworthy smile, as they’ve found something truly amazing. It’s all a bit nauseating if you ask me.