John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Born again? Why would Jesus say that to Nicodemus in response to verses 1&2?

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

To understand the true meaning of how Christ answered we go to the original Greek to confirm the translation.
Click here to see the original language: https://biblehub.com/text/john/3-3.htm

Born was translated from the Greek ‘γεννάω’ and a more accurate translation is to beget, meaning to procreate as the father.

The word translated as ‘again’ is translated from the Greek word ‘ἄνωθεν’, and the more accurate translation is from above, from heaven.

Put this together and now it makes sense. “…Except a man ‘is procreated as only the Father in heaven can do’, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Why? Because no one can see the face of God and live in our body of flesh and blood, but we can in our resurrected body created by God. Everyone will be resurrected and judged, (Rev 20:12-13).

If we continue reading John 3, then Christ confirms that we must be reborn of water and spirit. He explains that on earth we are born of a woman (flesh), but our second resurrected body will be born of the Spirit, not of a woman, but of the Father in heaven.

The verse does not mean the moment you become a believer you are reborn, as so many preachers preach. It says that we can only see the kingdom of God in our resurrected bodies.

So what does happen the moment we believe God at his word? We are sealed by the Holy Spirit, namely the Spirit of Christ. That is salvation and eternal life.

I hope this helps in your Bible study.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Born again? Why would Jesus say that to Nicodemus in response to verses 1&2? “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.” To understand the true meaning of how Christ answered we go to the original Greek to confirm the translation. Click here to see the original language: https://biblehub.com/text/john/3-3.htm Born was translated from the Greek ‘γεννάω’ and a more accurate translation is to beget, meaning to procreate as the father. The word translated as ‘again’ is translated from the Greek word ‘ἄνωθεν’, and the more accurate translation is from above, from heaven. Put this together and now it makes sense. “…Except a man ‘is procreated as only the Father in heaven can do’, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Why? Because no one can see the face of God and live in our body of flesh and blood, but we can in our resurrected body created by God. Everyone will be resurrected and judged, (Rev 20:12-13). If we continue reading John 3, then Christ confirms that we must be reborn of water and spirit. He explains that on earth we are born of a woman (flesh), but our second resurrected body will be born of the Spirit, not of a woman, but of the Father in heaven. The verse does not mean the moment you become a believer you are reborn, as so many preachers preach. It says that we can only see the kingdom of God in our resurrected bodies. So what does happen the moment we believe God at his word? We are sealed by the Holy Spirit, namely the Spirit of Christ. That is salvation and eternal life. I hope this helps in your Bible study.
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