John 3:5 – Verse of the Day 4/11/14

John 3:5 Verse of the Day

Sometimes it is hard for modern day Christians to understand the Bible because it seems like a foreign land. As a result, some of the illustrations and examples the Bible uses are hard for us to understand. In the 21st century, we have to think a little bit about what it means that God has a kingdom. What do you think God’s kingdom is like? Do you know where to go in the Bible for answers to questions like this?

This verse is one of those places. Jesus teaches us that his kingdom is a spiritual kingdom, and so we have to be born of the Spirit to enter it. The Bible frequently connects the work of the Holy Spirit with cleansing from sin, and this seems to be what Jesus means when he says that we must be born again by the Spirit. It means we need to have our sins forgiven.

Having our sins forgiven changes us radically. We are now citizens of another country! The change is so complete that it is like being born again as a new person. As you pray, thank the Lord for this gift of new life, and pray that you would live in a way that demonstrates the reality of the change the Lord has brought in your heart.

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JosephHolland
JosephHolland

I find it hard for me to conceive how one can take one verse out of the whole bible and make it   dogma?????

Steve Whitaker
Steve Whitaker

Amen. Glad to hear from you again. I missed you.

Julie Todd
Julie Todd

yes, it is important........after you give your life to Christ, it's the next best step to go public in expressing your love and new life in Him!

Jeffery Rice
Jeffery Rice

Obedience is important so yes be baptized, not for salvation, but because of your salvation :)

Kabe Mindtech
Kabe Mindtech

then should one be baptised with water? is it important..

Joelle Paquette
Joelle Paquette

I was baptized as a baby but most tell me that doesn't count. I don't have anyone to baptize me so I did it myself in the shower.

Waren Jan Remata Kadil
Waren Jan Remata Kadil

Born in water is the first birth, born of the spirit is the second birth. Water baptism is a outward confession of an inward repentance Just as calling on His Name is an outward confession of an inward faith. John the Baptist said I Baptist you with water into "repentance. " we are justified by faith, read your Bible. Should we be baptized? Yes but not to be saved, were saved by grace through faith not of "works. " We get baptized because we are saved, it's a command, and only a true Christian should obey.

James John Rouch
James John Rouch

Jn. 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Verses 5 and 6 go together. Thus those born of the water are born of the flesh; nothing doing with water baptism.

Sheila Skipper
Sheila Skipper

Praising your Precious Holy Name Father God And son Jesus Christ For cleansing me and baptizing me with your holy spirit. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡