Q. On what basis is an individual born again?
A. On the basis of faith alone in the sacrifice of Christ. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 It is based merely on faith and not by feelings. If one does not feel born again, it is meaningless to use that as a criteria for judging whether you are born again or not. It is through faith in Christ that the born again experience will take place.