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The phrase, "Born Again" is perceived by most of Christianity to be a symbolic representation of their absolute assurance that they are already Saved through faith in their Jesus. But, the original Greek word, “Gennao” is incorrectly translated as, "Born." Gennao depicts active development with a beginning or origin similar to the conception of a human embryo that will continue maturing to the moment before birth. Gennao is similar to the English word generate and can portray the natural process of a germinating seed that grows in stages until it becomes a mature plant that is capable of producing fruit that bears seeds. Messiah Yeshua is called the “Seed of Abraham” and his sacrificial death becomes the planting of a seed that is resurrected to spiritually regenerate new life within His Faithful followers. The theme of planting and harvesting is a powerful metaphor of salvation and, "what a man sows he will reap."
(Jn 12:12; 13; 14-15; 16; 17; 23-24; 25; 26; 31-33; 34; 35; 36; Psa 126:5-6; Ho 10:12; Job 4:7-8; Ro 6:21-22; Ga 6:7; 8; 9; Joel 3:1; 2; 13; 1 Cor 15:35; 38; 44; )