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Just
What Do You Mean
BORN AGAIN?
conformed to their erroneous belief. And since the Greek
gennao
is a term including the whole process of birth
even from conception, they in some cases translated
gennao
by the English word
born-
where I have
PROVED
by many passages flesh and blood humans have
NOT
been
yet
HORN
again, of God.
In every instance where the Greek
gennao
refers
to Spirit-begotten Christians, it should be rendered "be–
gotten."
Notice a few outstanding examples!
In John 1:13, the Authorized, or King ,James, Version
of the Bible renders it: " ... Which
were born,
not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God." In the American Revised Version a marginal
rendering says: "or,
begotten,"
as it should be. Other
examples appear in John's first epistle. Notice:
In the American ReviHed VerHion
I
.John
2:29
is
correctly translated:
"is
begotten
of Him"; hut in the
A.V. it is, incorrectly," ... every one that doeth righteous–
ness is
born
of Him."
I .John 4:7, the A.V. incorrectly has it:"... and every
one that loveth is
born
of God, and knoweth God." But
the Revised Version corrected this error, rendering it:
"... is
begotten
of God."
I John 5:1, in the A.V., incorrectly has it: "Whosoever
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is
born
of God: and
every one that loveth him that
begat
loveth him also
that is
begotten
of him."
Here, this same Greek word,
gennao,
was inspired by
the Holy Spirit
three times
in the same verse. The first
time, the King ,James translators erroneously rendered it
into the English word
"born."
The second time
gennao
is used in the Greek they
could not
render it "him that
was
BORN"
or "him that 'horned'" - for it refers to the
human believer, not God. Here they were
forced
to choose
the correct translation of
gennao,
in the past tense, as
"begat."
Then, since they already had to use the past
tense "hegat" in that instance, they also
correctly
ren–
dered it, in the third place the word occurred, "is
begotten.''