John 3:4-7 (Born again)

Yesterday, we met Nicodemus. A Pharisee who came to visit Jesus secretly. In John’s Gospel, he represents those who are interested in who Jesus is, but aren’t yet ready to commit. Nicodemus questions Jesus, and Jesus famously tells him that he must be “born again.”

John 3:3  In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

What does it mean to be ‘Born again’?

Actually, the phrase is more naturally translated ‘born from above’. But since all of us (with the exception of Adam and Eve) have already been born once, then any subsequent ‘birth from above’ must be a second birth. So perhaps the best way of understanding what Jesus says is that we must be born again from above. That is, we must be born of God.

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