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.
The Meaning Of being Born Again
For more on the meaning of the new birth, go to THE MEANING OF BEING BORN FROM ABOVE.
How To Be Born Anothen
To find out how to be born anothen as Jesus said, click HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN.