Bruce Summers was an ordinary man that tried to do the right thing all the time. One day Bruce bought some property in the city and then he decided to build a house on the property. When he bought the house, there were some conditions given to him because of where the property was located.
When he went to apply for the permits he needed, there was a problem about the location of the property. Since Bruce was from the country, he did not understand some of the city’s rules and regulations.
Since the land was in the center of the Commercial District, Bruce could not build a single-family home. The building had to be a multi-family dwelling. The best solution would be an apartment building.
Bruce tried to fight the system, but it was no use. In the end he had to sell the property to a company that wanted to build a business complex.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.John 3:3-8 (NKJV)
There are many people today that try to force their way into Christianity. They find a congregation that will give them a one- or two-week study course and let them join the church. They feel that will make them a Christian. All that makes them is a member of that congregation.
To be born again, you must first get rid of your sinful nature. To do that you must pour out all your sins to God. Remove those sins from your heart and cleanse your heart with prayer. Then you must replace the sin with the truth of God’s word.
Christianity is not some congregation or association you join; those are the things satan wants you to listen to. Christianity is a way of life. This life is attained by following and obeying the life lessons contained in the bible.
Just like Bruce didn’t bother to learn the restrictions of the land he bought, most people don’t study the bible and they never learn the guidelines of being a Christian. We must walk with God and that means walking without sin. We must look like Christ. Christ lived His life without sin.
In every book he wrote, Paul condemned sin after salvation because he knew the rules and restrictions of being a good Christian.