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  • Servant on John 3:5
    Only after the Ethiopian was saved by faith in Jesusu Christ in verse 37 was he allowed to be baptized. Salvation is saved by Grace through faith in what Jesus did by shedding His perfect, holy blood on the cross for the sins of mankind. People in the Old Testament were saved the same way the only difference is that they believed God would send a Savior. We are saved by faith by believing that the Father has already sent the Savior, baptism is a picture of our faith representative of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Servant on John 3:5
    Baptism has nothing to do with Salvation. The Bible clearly states in Romans that "whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." No baptism mentioned or required. Also when Phillip was lead of the Spirit to Gaza to meet the unich has in Acts chapter 8.

    " And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

    27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

    28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

    29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

    30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

    31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

    32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

    33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

    34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

    35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

    36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

    37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

    38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on John 3:5
    It is necessary for an individual to be born again to enter God's Kingdom, it takes a gracious and miraculous act-completely on God's part-to close the gap between Him and those He calls (John 6:44).God graciously gives life by His Spirit. Paul writes, "For He says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.' So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy" (Romans 9:15-16).
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on John 3:5
    Jesus proclaimed to Nicodemus that one must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Since Adam and Eve, mankind has been cut off from God. The design of the Tabernacle, the Temple, and the worship system under the Old Covenant pictures God as distant and virtually unapproachable. Man in his natural condition, having a carnal mind and dead in his sin, is certainly shown as away from God. Though it is necessary for an individual to be born again to enter God's Kingdom, it takes a gracious and miraculous act-completely on God's part-to close the gap between Him and those He calls (John 6:44).

    No one can arbitrarily volunteer for entry and be accepted; a person cannot cause himself to be born again. Flesh does not produce redemption. Unless one is born of the Holy Spirit, whatever one does in the flesh will not make him spiritual in the biblical sense. The Bible shows that the natural mind of man is at war against God and that it is not subject to God's law and cannot be (Romans 8:7), expressing the harsh reality of the carnal heart of mankind.

    When Paul writes that the unconverted are dead in trespasses and sin, he means exactly that. Regardless of how sincere or religious they might be, such people are lifeless in terms of true spiritual life that is given by God. They are part of the old, natural creation and are spiritually lifeless unless and until-and completely at His discretion-God graciously gives life by His Spirit. Paul writes, "For He says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.' So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy".
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on John 3:5
    Jesus proclaimed to Nicodemus that one must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Since Adam and Eve, mankind has been cut off from God. The design of the Tabernacle, the Temple, and the worship system under the Old Covenant pictures God as distant and virtually unapproachable. Man in his natural condition, having a carnal mind and dead in his sin, is certainly shown as away from God. Though it is necessary for an individual to be born again to enter God's Kingdom, it takes a gracious and miraculous act-completely on God's part-to close the gap between Him and those He calls (John 6:44).No one can arbitrarily volunteer for entry and be accepted; a person cannot cause himself to be born again. Flesh does not produce redemption. Unless one is born of the Holy Spirit, whatever one does in the flesh will not make him spiritual in the biblical sense. The Bible shows that the natural mind of man is at war against God and that it is not subject to God's law and cannot be (Romans 8:7), expressing the harsh reality of the carnal heart of mankind.When Paul writes that the unconverted are dead in trespasses and sin, he means exactly that. Regardless of how sincere or religious they might be, such people are lifeless in terms of true spiritual life that is given by God. They are part of the old, natural creation and are spiritually lifeless unless and until-and completely at His discretion-God graciously gives life by His Spirit. Paul writes, "For He says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.' So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy" (Romans 9:15-16).
  • Patricia Stone on John 3:28
    24 bible versions were messed with by Origen he took words out Christ, son, blood , get you behind me satan, .

    Go to the Eye Opener on the internet or The New Eye Opener see how many versions he contaminates. King James has those words still in it. It is better you.wont be fooled.
  • Andy G van den Berg on John 3
    John 3:3-7

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of our natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13), 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    By attending a man-made institution a few hours a week does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. This is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; Revelation 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

    Only through the process of Repentance God will reveal Himself to you and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Romans 8:15,23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).



    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Revelation 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1), and it is only then that you will learn what it means to be 'Born of God' and 'Born Again'.
  • David - in Reply on John 3:16
    Repentance is necessary, true. Don't forget Jesus' words to Nicodemus earlier in this very chapter: "You MUST be born again of the WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT" if you want to claim being "born again". Peter told us how to do that on the day of Pentecost, when he, being filled with the Holy Spirit, addressed the crowd in Acts 2:38. That, my friends, is how one is truly "born again."
  • Carleton - in Reply on John 3:16
    These scriptures in John 3:3 are a great comfort to those who are seeking peace with God and man.

    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.

    John 3:4

    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?

    John 3:5

    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.

    At Calvary, the water poured from his side and intermingled with his blood and washed our sins away by faith in our repentance looking from up from the wilderness to his healing by repentance. The full result is His Spirit entered into our earthly tabernacle and filled us with peace and understanding.

    This Peace which is harmless, undefiled, separated from willing sin is God in man and will carry the new man by the guidance of his Holy Spirit to the finish of this earthly race.
  • David - in Reply on John 3:16
    "At Calvary, the water poured from his side and intermingled with his blood and washed our sins away by faith in our repentance looking from up from the wilderness to his healing by repentance. The full result is His Spirit entered into our earthly tabernacle and filled us with peace and understanding."

    ??????? eh? Sir, the pasting together of partial Scriptures and concepts in an attempt to create your own Gospel is what Paul warned of in the opening of Galatians... twice. If you want an UNDENIABLE EXPERIENCE with God, and receive the REAL Holy Spirit the way they did in Acts, then OBEY THE GOSPEL that is confirmed by the Apostles in the Book of Acts. Only then will you really see what your relationship with the Lord can be!

    If you want Biblical results, do Biblical things in Biblical ways. :) Hope this helps!
  • The Medical Explanation Of Jesus39s Death - in Reply on John 3:16
    John 19:31-34 So the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath the Jews asked Pilate that the legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. The soldiers came and broke the legs of the 1st and 3rd prisoners. Jesus was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, there came out blood and water." Why did blood and water come out of Jesus' side??

    Crucifixion typically resulted in death through one of two ways: The first was HYPOVOLEMIC shock. The prolonged rapid heartbeat resulting from hypovolemic shock can cause fluid to gather in the area around the heart. This is called pericardial effusion.

    The second way death occurred during crucifixion was due to asphyxiation. The person is unable to breathe in enough oxygen to survive. Crucifixion victims had to pull their weight up with their hands or wrists that were nailed; along with pushing up with the feet or ankles that had another nail through them. Over time, the ability to push up to breathe would end and oxygen flow would be restricted. *This asphyxiation can also result in the buildup of fluid around the heart.

    In either case, the account of John is quite accurate. The Romans saw that the other two crucifixion victims were still alive and broke their legs so they would no longer be able to push themselves up to breathe, resulting in death within minutes. Jesus, they saw He had become unconscious and likely was already dead. To confirm, a spear was shoved into His side, likely under His ribs, that ruptured the PERICARDIAL sack, resulting in a flow of both blood and water.

    This manner of death was a brutal end for Jesus, there was also prophetic significance to this event. John states in John 19:36-37, "For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: 'Not one of his bones will be broken. And again another Scripture says, They will look on him whom they have pierced.

    Prophesies: Exodus 12:46. Zechariah 12:10.

    Mishael
  • Carleton - in Reply on John 3:16
    Hello David, I have written in this discussion my personal born again experience which can be described literally moment by moment and can be described symbolically as a pattern to how Jesus's work at Calvary and how he fulfilled the law. I wrote my literal born again testimony on this discussion on July 23. I am not sure if it can be pulled up for your reference. As far as obedience, ONLY, as a reasonable service I walk a very close walk as well as my family and brethren in even the smallest matters such as taking harmful financial loss to benefit an upset working relationship or neighborly relationship. What sets ,any people off is not the testimony of how one is born again but how they walk after being born again with their relationships with the world and their testimony of grace and love for every single neighbor no matter that neighbors current condition. The Lord will always make a way of escape of some kind not to take revenge or act violently even in words or thoughts.

    Carleton
  • Carleton - in Reply on John 3:16
    A born again believer should be able to completely understand this hymn in their hearts including that fifth wound: Charles Wesley "Arise My Soul Arise" Likewise a born again believer should also be able to understand full the hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" especially the line in the lyric that says: "Sorrow and love flow mingled down".

    Arise my Soul Arise, shake of your guilty fears; The bleeding sacrifice, in my behalf appears; Before the throne my Surety stands, Before the throne my Surety stands. My name is written in His hands.

    He ever lives above, for me to intercede; His all redeeming love, His precious blood to plead; His blood atoned for every race, His blood atoned for every race, And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

    Five bleeding wounds he bears; received on Calvary; They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:" Forgive him O forgive," they cry, "Forgive him, O forgive," they cry. "Nor let the ransomed sinner die!"

    The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One: He cannot turn away the presence of his Son; The Spirit answers to the blood, The Spirit answers to the blood And tells me I am born of God.

    My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear; He owns me for a child; I can no longer fear

    With confidence I now draw nigh, With confidence I now draw nigh, And "Father, Abba, Father," cry.

    :) Carleton
  • Carleton - in Reply on John 3
    I can support the "True" repentance part of this writing.

    However part of being born again and certainly part of repentance involves accountability. If someone has become a Child of Light then that light should be known. Repentance takes proving , it takes watching the walk (conversation) it takes course corrections, it takes confessions to the neighbor. All children of light should have a repentance testimony that can be shared as a Light.

    :)
  • Douglas on John 3:16
    God so loved the world He gave us Yeshua Jesus christ who is Emanuel meaning ( "God with us") to be joint heirs with Lord for all eternity. Requirement Accept Jesus in your Heart and believe he is who he says he is thou shalt be saved. He died on the cross and rose defeated Satan went into the bowels of the earth and with a shout The gates of hell swung open Jesus preached to the Fallen angels Locked up in Tartarus, and led a procession of old Testament Saints from Paradise where Satan held them and took them to Heaven. How Great is our God, read the word of God show thyself approved. Accept Jesus as your saviour He really does Love us all. Eternity is just too long to be lost and undone and wrong.
  • Luke Cage - in Reply on John 3
    "Jesus preached to the Fallen angels Locked up in Tartarus, and led a procession of old Testament Saints from Paradise where Satan held them and took them to Heaven."

    Could you please elaborate on this? I had heard that Jesus did go to Hell and did what? Mocked the fallen angels? What do you mean that Satan held Old Testament saints in paradise?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on John 3:16
    Not from paradise but from hell. After Jesus died on the cross, He went to hell to preach the gospel. They had the same chance as us to believe. If they believed, then they was taken to paradise to wait for the day of judgement. Lots of people gets paradise mixed up with Heaven.
  • How Satan lost the Keys to Jesus - in Reply on John 3
    Very briefly: When Adam sinned by eating the fruit and was banned from the Garden; he lost the mandate that he had been charged with by God. Satan stole the keys.

    You see satan in Job 1, bragging.

    When Jesus came out of the grave, He went and got the keys back from Satan. He preached to the captives in hell and led them all out; took them through the streets so all could see.

    Revelation 1:18

    I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

    I don't call that mocking. You did, didn't you? Mocking and accusing is a fruit: attributes of Satan. Exactly like what he was doing in Job 1.

    Jesus legally took all that power away from Satan when He went to the Cross. John 3:16 < link

    Satan didn't know what was really happening or he would have stopped the trial and the crucifixion. He didn't read the scrolls that were being written. He must've forgotten about the prophesy God spoke to him in Genesis 3:14-15. Hebrews 2:14

    Romans 16:20, 1 John 3:8

    His time is short and he knows he is going to be cast into hell. That's why there is so much spiritual warfare in our world now.

    Ephesians 6. Satan is sending his evil angels out into the world to kill as many humans as he can by accident, illness, pandemics, depression, suicide, drugs and alcohol; even riots in streets = where demons will seek to enter inside of unaware humans.

    2 Timothy 3:13, evil will wax worse and worse!! It's not ever going to go back to normal.

    After the Rapture (Caught Up), it will be this bad times 10. After Antichrist finishes pretending to be Mr. Fix-Everything that's wrong with the world ....all hell will break loose on earth. All prophesy.

    You should switch sides now and hang with Jesus. He's going to be moving real fast.

    Mishael
  • Alex on John 3
    Alex Comments about the Sabbath Day under the new covenant. Under the new covenant its our bodies that is his temple as the scripture said abide in me and i in you meaning 24/7 not 1 day a week . The Lord no more dwells in temples made with hands he has to be born within us thats y he calls himself the son of man , he wants mankind to be his temple, its a bride n bridegroom situation 24/7 forever .He even tells us that we are the branches and the branches have to abide in the vine 24/7 or it will whither and die. The branches cannot abide in the vine 1 day a week. Nothin less then your complete cooperation is exceptable,its like building a house if ya cannot give it all away and give it to the poor ya cannot finish the house, And men that stand by began to mock him saying this man began to build but was not able to finish,So like wise he be of you that cannot forsake all that he has. count the cost,its gonna cost ya everything but you will gain a kingdom, Christ in you. Our fellowship is with the father and his son NOT Bro. Jones or sis. Johnson, Christ in you 24/7,Jesus died that he might make every day Holy not 1 day a week. Now its our bodies that is his temple. Abide in me and i in you 24/7. There does remain a day of rest for the ppl of God but its a 1000 yr day when Christ will reign on this earth, A day is a 1000 yrs in the sight of God but that day will neva end . His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom that has no end . Remember Davids prophesy of a kingdom coming that wd have no end. Remember what steven said b/f the church gang stoned him, The Most high God does not dwell in temples made with hands,organized religions, there shall not be 1 stone left upon another that shall not be cast down. Churches on every corner but no Jesus . Your house is left unto you DESOLATE the churches.Jesus warned us about the great abomination of desolation that was coming. The nite comes when no man can work. Darkness has covered the earth and gross darkness the ppl . GBU
  • BLANK on John 3
    Born again refers to the difference between born of women and born of the Spirit.
  • Spade on John 3:16
    Isn't this verse a fabrication ... not found in most other bibles?
  • Mishael - in Reply on John 3:16
    You spit at God. Don't stand under trees in lightning storms.

    Jesus gave his life for you. And you don't give a flying carpet do you?

    Good night all.
  • Adam - in Reply on John 3:16
    Who told you that? You can see the other translations for yourself by clicking on the verse and scrolling down to 'other translations'. All of them are nearly word for word and the meaning is exactly the same. So, whomever told you that was a fabrication.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on John 3:16
    a fabrication? No, In fact I think this verus is the most important in the whole bible.
  • Norman Walker Butch - in Reply on John 3:16
    I have thought the same thing. For God so loved the world he gave his only Son and whosoever believes in him shall not parish but have ever lasting life and the way I see it is that if you are a true believer then you will want to obey Gods Commandments and everything else just falls into place or at least it does for me. Amen
  • Steve Lynch on John 3:5
    Born again in the greek means born from above. and the water is the bag of water in the mother's womb. that's why the word said that the lord knew you before you were in your mother's womb. and the batism represents the reserection of christ. you are born into the flesh and you go under the water to represent the burial of christ. then when you are brought back up it represents the resurection of christ. your spirit and soul enter into the flesh at conception. so that's where the born again comes from. and yes we should be baptized as christ was.
  • Shaarei on John 3:5
    Born AGAIN does not refer to the first birth or our Lord would not have said AGAIN. Born of Water in baptism in water or Paul would not have said repent and be BAPTISED for the remission of your sins and Ye shall receive the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy of our Lords Spirit is the only unforgivable Sin. If we don't walk in Our Lords Spirit to Follow in our Lords WAY...We will be told depart from me Ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you... No man enters our Lirds Kingdom without Our Lords Spirit Leading them there. All Glory to the King of All days. The Sovereign Lord of All things, the Redeemer of All mankind. There is nothing too hard for our God
  • Jo jo on John 3
    What does the word wrought mean in Luke 3 verse 21?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 3
    Jo jo, if you are referring to John 3:21, then we see Jesus talking about light, that He had come as the Light of the World (v 19). However, since evil people rather prefer the darkness or else their evil deeds will be revealed by the light, Jesus uses this metaphor to show that those who are righteous (i.e. come to the Light), do so, so that their good lives will be manifest. And this good lifestyle will be seen as not of man but of God. So the word 'wrought' is this Scripture, means that ones good living & works are performed through God & for God, unlike those doing evil, who do it through the promptings & power of Satan.
  • Omega on John 3
    Faith without work is dead, if we only read, but not put it at work, we are only deciving ourself.

    it is foolishness if someone cry for hungry, you give him good word, it is well, god bless you, and then send him home without food.

    our god work deep in our heart.

    god say, now let us make man in our image, after our likeness,

    he know us more than do know ourself.

    fear god. do what the bible say, remeber, he will come like a thif a t night


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