ONLY PHARISSES ARE BORN AGAIN

Nicodemus was thinking of the natural realm when he queried ; ‘How can one go back into one’s mother womb and be born again?’ Jesus emphasized the truth, that there had to be a birth from above, a brith from the Spirit – not a birth as a descendant of Abraham. That was the natural realm. Jesus came to bring a life that was new and in the spiritual and heavenly realm. Both were different, one from the other. Jesus was speaking specifically to a Pharisee and all Pharisees. The KJV translates John 3:3 as: ‘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’. I have never been born again, yet I am a believer in Christ, have been saved, have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. My sins are washed away in the blood of Jesus. I am a member of the household of God, a member of His family. I am a child of God. I have eternal life. The KJV is the translation from the Latin Vulgate translated in Jerusalem by Jerome, A.D. 300 or so. Most English translations follow the KJV. However, the Latin Vulgate was not the earliest New Testament. Apparently for three hundred years, Christians followed a translation from the very early manuscripts. When the Latin Vulgate appeared, they rejected it as spurious. Later, those people had passed on from this life and every very early manuscripts, their copies by various scribes, as well as the actual New Testaments they possessed and all loved and used as having been the correct version, were total lost to history. Naturally, the translators of the Latin Vulgate, being in concert with the Rabbis of Jerusalem who were Masoretes, destroyed every single correct New Testament that had been in use. They were lost forever. Regarding John 3:3, the Source: Jesus answered, “Let me emphasize this, that unless one is born from above, one is not able to see God’s realm’. The emphasis of Jesus was totally upon God’s realm and never upon a matter of being born again. He discovered Nicodemus could only think in terms of his Pharisaical beliefs that as a Pharisee, he was a descendant of Abraham that were his only qualifications. His question then was still regarding that natural realm – how could he go back and be born in his mothers’ womb. Jesus knew this and so then again emphasized Gods realm. Jesus was showing the contrast between the beliefs of the Pharisees that being born from Abraham as they were, ensured they were right in their doctrine. Nicodemus was thinking of the natural realm when he queried ; ‘How can one go bcak into one’s mother womb and be born again?’ Jesus emphasized the truth, that there had to be a birth from above, a birth from the Spirit – not a birth as a descendant of Abraham. That was the natural realm. Jesus came to bring a life that was new and in the spiritual and heavenly realm. Both were different, one from the other. From verses 8 to 15 He recognized Nicodemus was a teacher in Israel, did not understand, and so He futher speaks to that Pharisee as an Iraelite, relating the story of Moses lifting up the serpent and thus stating the Son of Man (Human Being) has to be lifted up – on a cross it would be. Then Jesus says in John 3:16 that God SO loved the world, indicating merely the manner in which something would be done. As Jesus until now is speaking to an Israelite a Pharisee, therefore verse 16 also can only relate to those of Israel considering that KJV Strong-Lite states ‘8. any aggregate or general colletcion of particulars of any sort a. the Gentiles as contrasted to the Jews’. The whole portion from verses 1 to 16 shows a strong probability that Jesus was referring to Israel. #Christian #BibleStudy #IreneBonneyFaulkes #Truth #wordofgod #HolySpirit #Quotes

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