3 Then Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
5 And Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.1
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
|2 Corinthians 5:17 |
17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.5 [To be in Christ is to be an entirely new creature; the world and all its things have passed away from your sight. From the Word of the Lord within: "If anyone is standing with a new heart, he is a new creature. To be in Jesus is to be in truth. He who is in my name is part of my body." When you are in Jesus, or in truth, or in his name, you have been freed from even the desire to sin, translated into the kingdom, in union with Him, and sitting with Jesus in heaven under his full control of your words and deeds. Anyone who claims to be in Christ when they are not crucified is taking His name in vain; or doing anything while stating you do it in His name or in the name of Jesus is also taking His name in vain.]