He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
– John 3:36
Before we were born again we were poor, hopeless sinners, and as such we were in a miserable and desperate position. Now, however, we have nothing to do with where we were before, because God has transferred us into an entirely new position.
Adapted from Born Again: Our New Life in Christ, page 43.