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Being "Born Again"

Being "Born Again" Introduction Jesus said in John 3:3 and 3:5 respectively, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ” and “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit , he cannot enter into the kingdom of God .” Nicodemus, the listener in this passage, misunderstood Jesus. Like Nicodemus, many others continue to misunderstand the various ways in which Jesus preached our need to be “born again” and what the implications of this are. Our understanding of this topic as Jesus taught it is important because it relates to our seeing and entering the Kingdom of Heaven. I will strive to prove that to be “born again” means a person begins a process of following Jesus in this life (present reality) that culminates in a resurrection unto everlasting life (future hope).   Jesus’ Gospel of the Kingdom It’s important to understand what Jesus’ Gospel is before we understand how and why a person must