to The New Life Mission
A Free Christian Book Ministry
To spread the gospel of the water (Jesus'
baptism) and the Spirit that enables people to solve their problem
of sin based on the
pure Word of God revealed in the Bible, the New Life Mission has
been translating and publishing free Christian books in various
Although there are many Christians
today, we see that many of them in fact only attend church on Sundays,
and no clear standard and Word of salvation is found in their hearts.
But Jesus said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is
born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God"
What is being
born again here? Being born again is not just quitting one's
sinful life and beginning a new life after believing in Jesus, as
most people think. Though this would be good, this in itself is
not being born again, nor being saved. When the Bible tells us that
we must be born again of water and the Spirit, it means that "sinners
must repent, believe
in the baptism of Jesus
and the blood of the Cross,
and thereby receive the remission
of sin into their hearts and become righteous."
In other words, it means being born from above. This is not a change
that comes from human beings, but it is a transformation that comes
In 1 John 5:6-7, the Bible says, "This
is He who came by water and blood-Jesus Christ; not only by water,
but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness,
because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness
in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these
three are one." Jesus came to this earth by water and blood.
Jesus was born of the body of the Virgin Mary incarnated into the
flesh of a man, and when He turned 30, He was baptized by John
the Baptist in the Jordan
River. The works of salvation that make us be born again of
water and the Spirit began with the birth of Jesus, and as He washed
away the sins of the world by receiving His baptism from John the
Baptist, the representative
of humanity, in the Jordan River.
We know very well that Jesus was vicariously
condemned in our place by shedding His blood on the Cross.
But why did Jesus, God Himself who was sinless, have to bear this
condemnation on the Cross?
There are causes and effects in all things. That Jesus died on the
Cross for our sins is very closely related to the event of His baptism,
when He was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan
River, which was a form of the
laying on of hands. The Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 3:21 that
baptism is an antitype that saves us. This then means that Jesus
came by baptism and the Cross.
In the baptism
of Jesus is hidden the mystery of the remission
of sin, the mystery of being
born of water and the Spirit. If, in spite of this, we were
to ignore this baptism of
Jesus and do not believe in it, then we ourselves would be betraying
the will of God and forsaking our own salvation.
The free Christian books of The New Life Mission provide a clear
explanation of the standard of salvation by grounding it in thorough
and solid Biblical foundations, and they address the basic concepts
of salvation as to how one can be born again of water and the Spirit.
For more details, we encourage our visitors to read the free Christian
books that we provide in printed or electronic format.