I am really having a hard time understanding these two concepts. I am a cradle Catholic (I say that proudly irishpatrick:)), and have gone to Church regularity most of my life (except for when I was in college, but I have been to confession since then). I have always believed in God and Jesus and all the basic teachings of the Catholic Church (it is of course alwasy a growing process, but I’m here 100% now).
I find myself in conversation with Evangelicals, who know that I am Catholic, that will ask me if I have been “Born Again”. I usually give them a blank stare because I don’t know what they mean! I was born once, baptised (born again???), and have been in a personal relationship with God/Jesus ever since. I have since come to a personal relationship with Mary, but I don’t think that counts in their beliefs;).
Then later in the conversation they will asked if I have been “Saved” to which I reply that I won’t know until Jesus comes again, as I’m sure He will let me know.
I don’t mean to sound stupid, but I don’t know how to reply to these questions! There of course have been times that I strayed, but I have never rejected God or Jesus, or even questioned the reality that He is in control, and I am his servant (not always the best servant, but heck I’m human!).
Any comments, ideas or thoughts would be appreciated!!