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Ye must be born again

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Justified – by faith {Ephesians 2:8} and accepting Christ {John 3:16-21}

Sanctified – by faith and obedience {James 2:14-26}

What do we learn from Nicodemus’ interview with Jesus in John 3?

You must be born again to enter into heaven.  John 3:3, DA Page 171

The Greek word used for “again”, anōthen is interpreted as “from above” in John 3:31 and John 19:11.

Jesus defines the rebirth as being born of water and the Spirit.  John 3:5, DA Page 171

What does the water baptism symbolize? DA Page 172

What does the Spirit baptism symbolize? DA Page 174, Galatians 2:20

The rebirth is invisible to the naked eye.  John 3:8-13; 1Corinthians 2:14, DA Page 172

Jesus defines salvation as believing in His name and that He is the Son of God.  John 3:14-17, DA Page 175

What does it mean to “believe”? John 1:7, 12, 3:16; SDA Bible Commentary vol. 5, pg 899 (Believe. This word appears in the Gospel of John more than 100 times, stressing the vital importance of a positive response to the voice of God.)

Is there a relationship between believing and coming to the light? John 3:18-21

God’s Holy Spirit comes to live in your heart.  John 14:15-17, Acts 10:44-47

When do I become a “new creature” as described in 2 Corinthians 5:17? Acts 2:38

Our bodies become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

What gift do we receive when we accept Christ as lord and savior? Galatians 5:22-23

Our names are written in the Lambs book of life. Revelation 3:5, 20:12

We overcome the world.  1 John 5:4-5

Those who have experienced the rebirth will also get the victory over sin.  1 John 3:8-9

Is a partial surrender of our will sufficient to receive the rebirth?  Luke 18:18-23; COL Page 327; DA Page 519, DA Page 523; 2 Corinthians 3:18

READ COL Page 419

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