This past week, at Smith Chapel Church, we addressed the nature of the new birth as we examined John 3:1-15. It is vitally important to note that the discourse given by Jesus concerning the new birth was directly related to false faith. We noted this connection in the language between the end of John 2, and the opening of John 3.
“Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” John 2:23-25
“Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know…
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