Through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth, as promoted by the Evangelical Religions of the World, we can NEVER attain a consciousness of Oneness… (the Christ Mind.) Their concept of the Spiritual Rebirth, can do no more than bring about a Spiritual Conversion. The Spiritual Rebirth, can only take place when we realize that the "I am" within us IS the Father! Only when we realize that the "I" within us is God (the Father), can we KNOW we have been 'born again'. "Except a 'man' be born again, He cannot 'enter' the Kingdom of God". (He cannot attain God consciousness… a consciousness of Oneness!) Otherwise we are but a ' John Doe' practicing a religion, be it Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, etc, etc.
God did indeed make 'man' (every 'man') in His image and likeness. But… He did not create the 'person' we believe ourselves to be. Our parents did that, when they named us at our birth. Regardless of our religion, language, culture, color or perceived Nationality, we are all One and God, the "I" within us, IS that ONE! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth. Should we refuse to acknowledge God as the "I am" within us, we are as guilty of His crucifixion as were they who called for His crucifixion some 2000 years ago! Each of us embodies the capacity to function as Jesus did. It is the purpose of the Church to so instruct us! He suffered the agony of the cross that we might see this. The 'Christ', is not some 'specific' individual. The Christ is the Divine Mind personified! Any one of us can function AS the Christ, once we realize that God is the "I" within us!( But be careful. Read 1 Corinthians 11:27)