Rapp Report Daily 0436
What Does it Mean to be Born Again?
What does it mean to be born again? Now, this is terminology that a lot of times, Christians do not realize they use but to an unbelieving world that did not grow up in a Christian home. We do not understand this. I grew up in a Jewish home, and the first time I heard that we had to be born again, I did not know what that meant.
This comes out of John chapter 3, and this is one of the most known verses in all the Bible is John 3:16, but before that, you have in John chapter 3 a man by the name of Nicodemus. Nicodemus is a Pharisee, and he comes to Jesus by night. He probably came by night because he did not want to be seen by the other Pharisees.
Nicodemus comes to Jesus asking Him some questions, and Jesus responds to him in verse 3, “truly, truly I say to you unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven.” Nicodemus does not understand this, he asks, “how can a person be born twice?” And Jesus, kind of, reprimands him and says, “truly, truly I say to you unless one is born of water and of spirit he can either enter the kingdom of God that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I say to you, ‘you must be born again’”. So what you see here is born again, actually means born from above. It is that we are born physically, but we also need to be born again spiritually means when God changes us gives us spiritual life.
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