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Most of the religious and political leaders rejected Jesus’ teaching. However, one, a Pharisee called Nicodemus, came to Jesus at night, seeking truth.
Jesus told him, “Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus asked, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born?”
Jesus explained, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. You should not be so amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.’”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?”
Jesus scolded him for teaching others about religion when he didn’t understand spiritual truths himself. Then Jesus explained spiritual birth. “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that who ever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; He sent Him so that the world might be saved.
The real condemnation is this: light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. He who believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he who does not believe on the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Finally Nicodemus understood and believed.
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