The scriptures were recorded for many reasons. As told in Alma 5, one is to remember the trials of good people throughout the ages as well as God's mercy, long-suffering, and deliverance towards all. This will help us learn to be pure and worthy to receive the blessings of Heavenly Father. He also wants us to understand that all may be saved and not destroyed IF hearts are softened, humbled, countenances receive Christ's image, by participating in fasting, prayer, and study of His word, by trusting in the true and living God, by having faith in the Atonement, by performing works of righteousness as a witness of Jesus, by repenting often to obtain a pure heart and clean hands, by steering clear of pride, persecution, gossip, judging, and envy, by looking towards heaven instead of worldly goods and pleasures, by having charity for fellow men, by remaining faithful until the end, and by accepting His grace, when we fall short of the goal. And I know so much about falling short.
While many say simply declaring Jesus as one's savior is being born again, being spiritually born again requires the above as well. It's not enough to talk the talk; one must walk the walk or at least try with all might, mind, and strength. It is so simple, although it's not easy. Nevertheless, the consequences of sin even during earth life are not wonderful either. I prefer the work of trying to follow in Jesus footsteps over addiction, disease, distrust, incarceration, and so forth.