Our Lord said to Nicodemus, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). The oft-debated question among Christian denominations is, “How is one born of God?” Many believe that they are born of God by their faith. They are told to believe in Jesus Christ that they might be born again, thus making their faith the cause of their new birth. But didn’t Jesus compare the new or spiritual birth to the old or physical birth? Read John 3:4-8. Whoever heard of anyone being the cause of his own birth? We are not born of faith, repentance, baptism, or any such act; we are born of the Spirit (John 3:8).
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