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Born Again Christian

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Born Again Christian To be 'born again' is to be given a 'new life' or to 'renew a commitment' that was already there. This phrase has been used in many different places including the Bible, (John 3:1-5) 'Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again of water and spirit" (New Revised Standard Version). This basically is saying that to be baptised is to be given the Holy Spirit and then you can reach God in Heaven. For some born again Christians, finding God doesn't only change your mind but your actions. ...read more.


After he'd left the air force, he began his music career. This also signalled the start of a seven year drug addiction. In 1965 he received a suspended sentence for possession of narcotics in Texas. His drug addiction started to subside in 1968 when he married June Carter. His life was started to be sorted, but it was not yet entire fixed. He was still on drugs on and off for the next years. He believed his life to be so bad and so he would spend days at a time in the desert alone, until he finally felt he did not want to be alive any longer, and crawled into a large cave system to die. ...read more.


However, after his experience in the caves, he had become essentially a born again Christian, and felt that life had gained so much more meaning than before. This experience changed his lyrics. They became more to do with god and Jesus. This is shown in the song 'Personal Jesus' were the some of the lyrics are 'Feeling unknown, and you're all alone, flesh and bone, by the telephone, lift up the receiver, I'll make you a believer'. Where as before he wrote about 'I hurt myself today to see if I still feel I focus on the pain'. It had also changed his actions as he had now given up on his drugs and was now completely devoted to God, his wife and his children. He died in 2003, three months after June passed away. ...read more.

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