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No, our next segment understanding, the scriptures, we continue our exploration of the doctrine of salvation, with our attention. Specifically focused on the subject. What does it mean to be born again here again with day hot-
The segment of our program has been committed to addressing and discussing wrestling over and explaining that is where we can... The basic doctrines of the faith, for which the Epistle of Jude, exhorts us to earnestly contend our current topic is the gospel of salvation. And in particular what the scriptures mean by being born again.
Dave, I'm gonna start reading from John Chapter 3, starting with first one and we'll see how far we get.
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, the same came to Jesus by night and said unto him, Rabbi. We know that thou art a teacher come from God, for no one can do these miracles that thou dost except God be with him.
And Jesus answered and said unto him.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
I wanna get into this, obviously, for the rest of the verses, but let's look over those too. Here you have, Nicodemus, he's one of the teachers, one of the faiths of the Jews, and he had some interest in Jesus, maybe thinking that He's the Messiah, but he comes to him with some questions that are perplexing... Him, but also they perfect some people today. What does this born again?
But to, to understand scripture, we really need to go back a few verses, there. Of course, we're no chapter divisions. When it was written, John didn't line up in the chapters. So let's go back to, versus now when he was 23, of chapter 2, when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover in the feast, day, many believed in His name when they saw the miracles which He did now you got a strange expression, but Jesus did not commit Himself unto them because He knew all men, and needed not and he should testify, man. For He knew what was in man. So here were apparently a multitude of people who seemingly believed that Jesus was the Messiah.
I then the next verse because there was in contrast to this motto that believed in Jesus didn't commit himself to them, there was a, a-a-man, another man of the fairies the... He is a Leeds he comes to Jesus and now he obviously believes what these other people believe he said. We know you're a teacher come from God, the one can do the miracles that you do it, go be with Him, and Jesus didn't say... Now we're gonna learn important lesson by this passage. Jesus didn't say, "Oh that's wonderful, makes you believe I'm a teacher, you believe I do miracles. Well, you're in liking them. Your only way to heaven, Jesus clearly says, McAdams that is not enough except you are born again, you cannot see a much less answered the Kingdom of God.
That was a little bit in tolerance here, and as Jesus is in Toledo, so not a matter of being talent, or intolerant, he simply... But, some would apply that in aside maybe or living a little too sarcastic. He was simply stating the fact, when we're born in this world, to where the children of Adam through our earthly parents all his sin come short of the glory of God and by one man sin and into the world and death passed upon all of us, because we've led, so we're all the children of Ammon, Eve by natural birth and Jesus is saying You can't be in the Kingdom of God until you become the children of God, and that only takes place by new birth, you must be "lorn of the Spirit of God into the family of God.
There's some people, for example, unity School of Christianity, and they have people, everybody that attends the meeting we all repeat. I am a child of God, I am a child of gone, and it supposedly makes it so no Jesus said, "You are of your father, the devil, so he's explaining Aedes something has to happen to move you out of a kingdom of Adam into the kingdom of God, and then he goes on the explains what it is of course. Well, Nicodemus just picking up with Verse 4, "Make a Deus saith and Dan. Now again, this is supposed to be a teacher, one of the religious somebody who's supposed to understand his theology and what God's word says and what we're to do, would nicest 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 and Jesus answered Verily, verily, I say unto thee, he's making a strong statement. Hear right, right?
I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God that which is born of his flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.
Well, can I say Jesus is explaining it very clearly, that which is born of the flesh is flesh with the children of Adam, which is more of the Spirit is spirit, we're gonna have to be born of the Spirit, of God to be in the family of God, in order to be in the canon of God.
Well, then, what do I do? I just say God, let me be more again of your spirit. No, Jesus says that only comes about when you come as a repentance Center, and you acknowledge your guilt and your need, and you realize that I have died in your place and he goes on. Explains we talked about earlier in the program as Moses. Worse 14, "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wellness even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth in him to not perishable, because we are on the descendants of Adam, the center, we are under sin, under the penalty with God's righteous judgment, His law has prescribed for sin, and Jesus Christ is gonna become the sin offering for us, He will be punished in our place. This is what he's saying now, if you believe that Jesus says, you will be born of the Spirit, of God into the family of God, that did not take place in the Old Testament, as far we know the old Westmont say like David, for example, David praise take not thy Holy Spirit from me right and that sometimes I'm in a church where they sent that.
It's nice to sing a song, but don't see that because if you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit has sealed you and we are born in the spirit of God on the family. God, he doesn't leave us. So this is something new, but now to be more of water. And it was eaves that people have used to show the "efficacious-ness of baptism that baptismal regeneration, but that's not what it's teaching, I don't believe so.
We're more of the word Peter as intractable Word of God, and Jesus spoke of your clean through the word that I've spoken to you.
The Bible talks about the washing of water by the word, Nicodemus. As a Rabbi, I would understand water, it meant to be cleaned, there was a ritual cleansing that they went through that had a spiritual significance it didn't cleanse them but it spoke of a spiritual cleansing that God one day would perform exactly as the Old Testament sacrifices they were not efficacious. The writer to Hebrews says that in Hebrews chapter 10, for example, they had to be repeated, every day and the fact that they had to be repeated every day proved that they couldn't take away sin, because if they took away sin, they wouldn't have to be repeated again, but they were a type, a picture pointing the cost, right? Looking forward to Christ.
So this water, the washing of water by the Word, of God, we have to be cleansed by the Word of God, we have to be cleansed by putting our faith in what God and said, Romans chapter 4 or 5 on to him that worketh not but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is "notorious-ness. So Jesus is laying out something really wonderful here, he's explaining that there is a sacrifice coming that he is that sacrifice there is a perfect cleansing from sin, that comes about through faith in him having died for our sins on the cross and Nicodemus, when you believe this, you will be born, the Spirit of God into the family of God, and unless that happens, to you, you cannot be in the Kingdom of God.
They're a lot of... And it has to begin with birth day.
We can't add... People were into adding moral work or a this or that on to really an old nature in some it doesn't work, you have to be a new creature in Christ and this is what being born in is all about. It's something that only God can do.
I can't Born-Again myself right, but when I put my faith in Christ, a miracle happens, I'm born a spiritual transformation takes place I become a child of God and so Paul writes to the Galatians Are all the children of God, not everybody, but through faith in Christ. Jesus, so it's to faith in Christ and His finished work, on a cross that I'm born in the spirit of God into the family of God and that's wonderful then I become an air of God through Christ, and of all the blessings of the promises and of eternity to be spent in His presence and eternal joy and that's a wonderful promise. And I just told to everybody out there listening, as we need this, David job will resume their discussion on God's salvation again next week, this is search the scriptures daily a radio ministry of the variant call for anyone who wants to increase his or her knowledge of God's word our ministry makes available a wide selection of teaching materials including books, tapes, CD-ROM our internet website and others. In a moment, we'll let you know how to order these and other materials as well as a free subscription to our monthly newsletter if you would like a copy of this broadcast, asked for program number 0230, and please mention the call letters of the station next week, David, Tom will resume their conversation on the occult, invasion and the side since Christian psychology hanging out with the guys, that a Christian bar David, Tom will look at that topic and examine the question. How many judgment days will there be, please make plans to join us.
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