What does it mean to be born again? In the 1970s, Jimmy Carter the President of the United States identified to the whole world that he was a born again Christian. This term “born again Christian” is a redundancy. Reason being, the New Testament knows of no other kind of Christian. To be a Christian, one has to be Born Again. In 2 Cor 13:5 we are called to, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (ESV)