In the late 3rd and the 4th centuries its usual motive was the purification or regeneration of an individual, who was spoken of as renatus in aeternum, reborn for eternity, in consequence of the ceremony (Corp. Insc. Lat.
I am converted, I am no longer liable to be reborn in a state of suffering, and am assured of final salvation."
"Anyway, you must've been reborn as a human," Katie said.
Whatever her plan was, she probably didn't expect to be reborn as what you are now.
Apotheosis can mean nothing to those who hold that a man may be reborn as a god, but still needs redemption, and that men on earth may win redemption, if they are brave enough.
" We are not born, but reborn, Christians," and that which when done for idols was detestable is acceptable when done for the martyrs.
Fintan, nephew of Partholan, is also reported to have survived the deluge and to have lived in various shapes until he was reborn as Tuan mac Cairill in the 6th century.
The man righteous above all others was then reborn of the Spirit, was illuminated, was spiritually anointed, became the Christ and Son of God.