I know you don't believe in original sin---and that's cool. I believe it is a very scriptural doctrine. There is no good in me that will meet God's standards. That is why God says "All their righteousnesses are as filthy rags before me". That is why we need to be born-again. I believe it's scriptural, and you don't. That's OK. Nothing to lose sleep over.
The need to be born again has nothing to do with original sin. I believe that all need to be born again, and those who have chosen to believe in Jesus Christ will see to it that they indeed are.
That's not even logical according to your own statements but whatever floats your boat.
If everyone needs to be born again and they do, its because their first birth is not sufficient to make them a child of God.
No ones first birth will ever be sufficient because
What is born of flesh is flesh
Furthermore and even more importantly the first birth is not sufficient because by bloodline we are all born children of disobedience
The term "children of" means disobedience fathered you!
It does not mean you are disobedient but rather, it means you are a child of the disobedience of Adam, his blood coursing through your and all of our veins into such time we become partakers in the Blood of Jesus.
Because disobedience fathered you, quite naturally YOU WILL be disobedient because that is the sinful nature of everyone born into the world
Enter Jesus, the only person ever born without a sinful nature
Being born again makes one a child of God through the OBEDIENCE of the one man Jesus, the Christ whom being born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, His blood line did not descend from Adam but from God.
FACT: Jesus is the only man born who was not descended from Adam, His Blood was pure, His pure Blood is why He is the The Perfect Lamb of God, the Perfect sinless sacrifice, the Lamb without Spot or Blemish
You my friend are descended from Adam and until you became a child of God you too shared in his legacy, born with a sinful nature, impure blood destined to sin
To God there is only a first man and a last man those men are Adam and Jesus
It is the blood of your natural birth that identifies you with Adam
It is the Blood of you spiritual birth that identifies you with Jesus Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
If the Holy Scriptures, God's Holy Word calls Jesus, The Son of God, the Christ, Our Lord and Savior .......the last Adam you ought to know there is really something you are overlooking about the depth, weight and impact Adam has had on humanity
Because no man ever born compares to Jesus...however the Bible makes it clear that this one and the same Jesus is
The Last Adam
Know this if you don't know anything else.....
The Last Adam accomplished what the first Adam messed up
The Last Adam restored the Kingdom and Righteousness the first Adam lost.
At this point Jimmy it matters very little to me whether you get it or not, I just put it out there for those who may be led by the Holy Spirit into a sound understanding of these matters.So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45