We believe that a person who gives his life to Jesus Christ and accepts Him as his personal Saviour will experience the new birth. John 1:12, 13.
“When the Spirit of God takes possession of the heart, it transforms the life. Sinful thoughts are put away, evil deeds are renounced; love, humility, and peace takes the place of anger, envy, and strife. Joy takes the place of sadness, and the countenance reflects the light of heaven. The blessing comes when by faith the soul surrenders itself to God. Then that power which no human eye can see creates a new being in the image of God.” -The Desire of Ages, p. 173.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
“The contrast will be clear and decided between what they have been and what they are..
“In the heart renewed by divine grace, love is the principle of action.” -Steps to Christ, pp. 57, 59.
“In the new birth the heart is brought into harmony with God, as it is brought into accord with His law. When this mighty change has taken place in the sinner, he has passed from death unto life, from sin unto holiness, from transgression and rebellion to obedience and loyalty. The old life of alienation from God has ended; the new life of reconciliation, of faith and love, has begun.” -The Great Controversy, p. 468.
“Regeneration is the only path by which we can enter the city of God.” -Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 23. John 3:3-8; 1:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:23; James 1:18; 2 Peter 1:3, 4.