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Jusr What Do You Mean .. BORN AGAIN?
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Just as the unborn child in the mother's womb is, even
in the fetal state, the child (yet unborn) of its parents,
so those in whom God's Spirit dwells are, already, children
of God. But they are still
OF
this
first birth
-
still
human - still composed of physical flesh. They are still
in their spiritual Mother - the Church - which is still
in
this corruptible present world, though not
of
it. When
born
of the Spirit, said Jesus, they shall BE spirit.
But IF God's Spirit dwells in them - at the
resurrection, or if still living, at Christ's coming - God
then
will resurrect or
change
them from physical to spirit
composition. They will then be
brought forth
-
delivered
from their Mother, the Church, into the Kingdom of God.
Of the
first birth
we are, and remain,
FLESH! HuMAN
beings!
Of the
second birth,
which is spiritual, we shall
BE
spirit, no longer flesh - but
SPIRIT
beings! - Divine
Beings!
The Greek Words
The New Testament of the Holy Bible was originally
written in the
Greek
language.
It
is inevitable that some
difficulties confront translators in the rendering from one
language to another.
For example, there are some idiomatic expressions
common to one language that have no equivalent in
another.
One word may have more than one meaning in a
language where the equivalent word in another language
would not have the same different meaning,;. For example,
the English word
saw
may mean
did
see,
or it might
mean - a,; a noun - a carpenter's instrument to cut
through wood, or, as a verb it may mean to cut with a saw.
However, by checking different translations, and by
UNDERSTANDING
of the context and all other passage,; of
the Bible
in relation to
the same subject, we may come
to the correct meaning as expressed in English.
One such example is the original Greek word for the
English
born
-
a word ,Jesus used in speaking to
Nicodemus.