A New Creation
Flesh gives birth to flesh
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A Jewish Religious Leader Visits Jesus JOHN 3: 3-8
NICODEMUS was a member of the Council of Jewish religious leaders in Jerusalem called The Sanhedrin. He was anxious to find out whether this itinerant rabbi, who attracted such large crowds of followers, might be God's promised Messiah. But he did not want his fellow Council members to know and so visited Jesus secretly at night.
Nicodemus began the discussion by saying:
"Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God because no one could do the miraculous signs you have been doing unless God was with him."
Nicodemus recognised Jesus' spiritual authority.
Jesus Gets To The Point
Jesus replied by getting to the heart of the matter straightaway -
"I tell you the truth. No one can see the kingdom of heaven unless s/he is born ANOTHEN (pronounced AN-OH-THEN)."
Nicodemus was clearly confused by Jesus' statement. He thought Jesus was meaning he needed to go through a physical process of being born again from his mother's womb! Jesus goes on to explain.........