new birth


new birth
A blessing from God, giving a hope based on Christ's resurrection (1 Pet. 1:3). It is the fruit of baptism. Paul has the same doctrine but a different vocabulary in Rom. 6:3–4. The terms of 1 Pet. were also common in the pagan mystery religions, and it has been suggested that if 1 Pet. is a late and pseudonymous document, it could have been influenced by these mysteries. Equally, however, the language of new birth is found in the Dead Sea scrolls, and so there is the possibility of Jewish origin.

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  • New birth — New New (n[=u]), a. [Compar. {Newer} (n[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Newest}.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New birth — Birth Birth (b[ e]rth), n. [OE. burth, birth, AS. beor[eth], gebyrd, fr. beran to bear, bring forth; akin to D. geboorte, OHG. burt, giburt, G. geburt, Icel. bur[eth]r, Skr. bhrti bearing, supporting; cf. Ir. & Gael. beirthe born, brought forth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New Birth —    The name which the New Testament Scriptures, and the Church for nearly two thousand years have given to Holy Baptism, which is the Laver of Regeneration, the new and spiritual Birth.    See Baptism, Holy; also Regeneration …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • new birth — Synonyms and related words: adoption, amendment, change of allegiance, change of heart, change of mind, circumcision, conversion, improvement, new life, palingenesis, palingenesy, reanimation, rebirth, reclamation, recrudescence, redeemedness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • New Birth (band) — New Birth (also known as The New Birth) is an American funk and R B group, originally conceived in Detroit, Michigan by former Motown songwriter/producer and veteran musician Vernon Bullock, and co founded in Louisville, Kentucky by Vernon, with… …   Wikipedia

  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church — is a megachurch run by senior pastor Bishop Eddie Long in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, near Lithonia.[1] When Long started as pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in 1987, there were just 300 church members. Since his… …   Wikipedia

  • New Birth of Freedom Council — Owner …   Wikipedia

  • New Birth (disambiguation) — New Birth is a central tenant of Christian evangelicalism. New Birth may also refer to: New Birth (band), an African American musical group New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in the American state of Georgia This disambiguation… …   Wikipedia

  • Live at New Birth Cathedral — Infobox Album Name = Byron Cage: Live at New Birth Cathedral Type = live Artist = Byron Cage Recorded = 2002 Released = February 18 2003 Genre = Gospel, Worship Praise Length = Label = GospoCentric Records Producer = Kurt Carr Reviews = Last… …   Wikipedia

  • New — (n[=u]), a. [Compar. {Newer} (n[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Newest}.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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