"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again" - John 3:6-7 (KJV)
What does “Born Again” mean?
Regarding calling oneself a “Born Again Christian”….the word “Christian” implies the condition of being “Christ-like.” As for myself, I am most certainly not yet Christ-like, in the heat of every moment; but this is a goal of mine. I tell people that I “identify” with Christ and am a member of the Body, but I have a ways to go before my knee-jerk responses, are Christ-like...and that is of course, as much as will ever be humanly possible. But that is supposed to be the point of beginning a walk with Jesus; we aren’t “done” the minute we say “I Do” to Jesus. Making a commitment only marks the beginning of a process of transformation.