WHY WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN

WHY WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN

THAT WHICH IS OFTHE FLESH IS FLESH, AND THAT WHICH IS OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT

[Jn. 3:3-7]

 

Jesus speaking to Nicodemus:

3 ...  “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4    Nicodemus saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5    Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6    That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7    Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.

 

In another place in the Bible Paul said, re-iterating the same requirement :

[I Cor. 15:49-50]

49    And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50    Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

 

Our present flesh is the original creation corruptedby the fall in Eden. Our human spirit is a heavily worldly influenced spirit. But God put a Soul in the heart of man which is capable of judging and also choosing between right and wrong. That is what animals lack.

 

QA.IMAGE.OF.THE.BEAST_  JEFF.IN  SATURDAY_  54-0515

194-281 ... If God made man in His own image, what kind of man did He make then? A spirit man.

In [Genesis 2]there was no man to till the soil, and God made man out of the dust of the earth, not in His image, but in the image of animal life. And he put the spirit of man in this animal manhere, and he becomes a living soul. Now, that's the difference between a man and the animal. The animal doesn’t build automobiles, and he doesn't do things like that to help his living and so forth like that. He's an animal, dumb brute; he hasn't got a soul. He can't read and write; he can't talk, speak; he's a dumb brute. But a man is in flesh like a brute, but he's got a soul of God in him what makes him immortal. And he can invent, look what he can do. He's on--almost on the equal with God, because he's a son of God; even in his fallen estate he's wonderful. Look at him.

QA.ON.GENESIS_  JEFF.IN  COD  WEDNESDAY_  53-0729

21-65 And then He put man in the dust of the earth, which was the first man Adam. And that man was made after the image, this human man here, is made after the image of an animal. These human bodies are made in the image of animal.

We got a hand just like a monkey, and--and got a foot like a bear. Take a little cub bear, strip him down, pull the skin off of him and put up the side of a little baby girl and look at the difference. Huh. Brother, you sure have to look close. The whole diaphragm, the make-up, is almost the same, the way it's made and the form of it, and everything just exactly. It's in the image of animal life, because he was made something on the order of the animal, because that was his duty to lead the animal.

 

QA.ON.GENESIS_  JEFF.IN  COD  WEDNESDAY_  53-0729

22-67 And you take the Holy Spirit off of a man, he's lower than the animal; he's worse than the animal. That's a hard thing to say. But you take a man that's unregenerated in his mind, without the Holy Spirit to direct his thoughts, and--and things like that, he would throw a baby out of a mother's arms and ravish her for beastly lust. That's exactly.” END OF QUOTE.

 

See what human lust in Potiphar’s wife, already a married woman, tried to do to an innocent young man Joseph, in Egypt?

See what the  young man Amnon, did to his step sister when his beastly nature took a hold of him? We can speak of David and Uriah’s wife; Samson and Delilah; and we can bring that the men and women today. A man or a woman without God in their Soul can be worse than a wild beast.

 

But God has given every human being a soul. That makes him to have God consciousness. He can only ignore and suppress it until he gets a desensitized and seared conscience. But certain circumstances will trigger them to instinctively cry out or call for God. These are those who think they are atheist, and or agnostics. But the truth of it all is that; “THEY WILFULLY AND CONCIOUSLY MAKE THEMSELVES IGNORANT”

 

[Heb. 10:26] says

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins...”

They will not be guiltless. According to [Rom 2:14-15] they have no excuse.

“14    For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15    Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;”

 

That is why, even Cain came forward to offer sacrifice to God: [Gen. 4:3-7]

 

“3   And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6    And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

 

And from the fall of man, there was always been a tendency for him to deviate from worshipping and serving the only and true God in God’s provide way. Hence many things have became objects of worship from that time onwards:

 

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