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THE indispensability of this experience is unquestionable, given the fact that the information on it came from none else than the Lord, who is God’s truth (Word) personified (John 1:1, 14; 14:6) and who, in the days of His flesh spoke nothing but that which God gave Him (John 7:17; 8:26,28; 12:49,50).

In fact the information came from God Himself, seeing that Christ is God (John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6). The PRE-EMINENCE of this experience is also brought out by the following fact:- Nicodemus was not only a Jew, but a member of the supreme Jewish council (the Sanhedrin). He was a Rabbi, i.e.; a master, or teacher (of the law and the traditions) and a spiritual leader. He was convinced of God’s existence, God’s power and the fact that Jesus was sent by God (John 3:1-2).

To the ordinary (natural) mind, it would appear that Nicodemus was already on his way to heaven, but the fact that such a religious man needed to be “born again” portrays the pre-eminence of the experience. This reminds us of Cornelius who apparently was more pious than Nicodemus, yet needed to be “born again” also (Acts 10:1-5).

The INDISPENSABILITY of this experience can be likened to that of air, water and food to human life. Therefore, whatsoever one has that may appear good – teaching catechism, singing in the choir, leading a religious life of the ordained or the professed, belonging to pious societies, going to sacraments, being Church wardens/ushers, being “God-parents”, giving alms, paying tithes and giving offerings, coming to fellowship regularly, fasting and praying, singing Christian songs, making peace among men, etc; if one is not born-again, these things are and will be USELESS before God now, and in the end (John 3:3,5,7).

It should be noted that,”except a man be born again, he CANNOT see the kingdom of God” is not a statement relating to the Jews only, but also to non-Jews. Today therefore, it concerns those within Christendom and outside it.




John 3:1-12

We come to this crucial and widely misunderstood and sometimes mocked at topic among ignorant masses: “being born again”.