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Carol,What does this passage mean to you?
Thanks Moira for asking. In John 3:1-8,Jesus is talking to Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. Jesus told Nicodemus an interesting paradox that a person has to be born again to see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus took Jesus literally and thus didn't understand him. Jesus often spoke figuratively.I believe that verse 8 is referring to baptism (water) which is a rebirth into a new life. See Romans 6:4. Baptism is not merely a washing with water but a spiritual rebirth when done in response to God's direction (which is found in His Word which is inspired by the Holy Spirit).
Romans 6: 3-53.Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death4.Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.5.For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
I'm sorry, I think I wasn't clear. I am familiar with the passage and the concept. I was wondering what your thoughts and feelings on it were.
I am glad that you are familiar with the concept. That's what the passage means to me.
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