One thought on “The Kingdom of God

  1. BORN OF WATER JOHN 3:5

    There are some who deny water baptism is essential to the forgiveness of sins, by debating the clear meaning of “born of water” found in John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    The primary debating point is that born of water refers to natural child birth. Was Jesus telling Nicodemus that one of requirements to enter the kingdom of God, was that he had to exist? That makes no sense. It is obvious if you were never born you could not enter the kingdom of God.

    To suggest that “water” in (John 3:5) means embryonic fluid, is at best an unreasonable conclusion.

    Jesus said you have to born again to enter the kingdom of God. Being born of flesh the first time is not being born again. Again never means the first time!

    When the apostles were preaching the gospel, did they say, in order to enter the kingdom of God, you have to physically exist; that is, you must have been born of embryonic fluid (water)? No they did not.

    Jesus said “unless one is born of water he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Jesus said “has been baptized shall be saved.”(Mark 16:16)

    THERE IS A WATER AND SPIRIT CONNECTION IN SALVATION.

    Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,(The AND cannot be ignored)

    WATER BAPTISM: washing of regeneration.
    SPIRIT: renewing by the Holy Spirit.
    NOTE: It is God our Savior that saves us.(Titus 3:4)

    Acts 2:38 ….be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    WATER BAPTISM: for forgiveness of sins.
    SPIRIT: receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    BORN AGAIN OF WATER AND SPIRIT!

    The only way to not understand that Jesus meant water baptism in John 3:5, is by using extra-Biblical sources.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s