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Just What Do You Mean, . BORN
AGAIN?
NEWS!
It
was not a report of past events.
It
was ADVANCE
news! - news of an almost unbelievable UTOPIAN WORLD
TOMORROW!
And it is SURE!
And it was news that we may be BORN AGAIN! Yet
almost nobody understands it!
How MANY, even today, know that Jesus' Gospel was
NOT in any sense a new or different religion - yet it was
actually so BREATHTAKING - so seemingly
incredible,
so
startling, it should have left its hearers in a daze of awe!
It
didn't. WHY?
WHY has it never been recognized by the world as
the stupendous NEWS that it actually was?
Simply because the leaders in Judea rejected it -
hated
it -
hated Jesus for announcing the wonderful
great news - turned most of the people against it. And
it has been so Misrepresented, so distorted and maligned,
that the whole world has been deceived- and has totally
MISUNDERSTOOD IT! Your Bible says the WHOLE WORLD
-
all nations
-
have been deceived about that Gospel!
The
time
was at hand, then, for this Message to be
announced! The time is at hand, today, for its true
MEANING to be made SO PLAIN that people may UNDER–
STAND IT!
It WILL BE, in this article! And it is a crucial
CHALLENGE to you who now read it!
And you have to UNDERSTAND what was that news
announcement, or you can never UNDERSTAND what ,Jesus
meant about being "born again."
What Was the News?
Notice, briefly, first, what that astonishing
Message was!
The pre-announcement, in Malachi's prophecy, says:
"Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare
the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek [the
Messiah], shall suddenly come to his temple, even the
Messenger of the covenant ..." (Mal. 3:1).
Now notice the beginning of the Messenger's procla–
mation of that Message.