We died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. You have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Romans 6:4 ~ Galatians 6:15 ~ 1 Peter 1:23