Two Kinds Of Life, Two Kinds Of Birth
Two Kinds Of Life: bios and zoe
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that there are two kinds of life -
a. PHYSICAL/NATURAL LIFE (Greek bios = physical life eg "biology")
b. SPIRITUAL/SUPERNATURAL LIFE (Greek zoe = spiritual life)
“Flesh gives birth to fleshly (ie physical) life (bios); the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life (zoe)" v 6
In other words, to become a child of God, the Holy Spirit has to do something supernatural to us so we come alive spiritually. That's what Jesus meant when he said to Nicodemus: "You must be born anothen."
The Meaning of Being "Born Anothen " - JOHN 3: 3 & 7
The Greek word anothen in the phrase "to be born anothen" can mean -
and "from above"
Jesus was saying to Nicodemus:
"You must be born again supernaturally from above by the Holy Spirit of God".
A Supernatural Conception
For this to occur an act of conception must take place. For more on this go to A SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTION.
How To Be Born Anothen
To find out how to be born anothen as Jesus said, click HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN.