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Seeking For Truth: Lessons From The Gospel of John(Chapter 3)

5: The Indispensable Workings Of The Holy Spirit In Salvation.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit....The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.(vs 4-8). In this interaction, it is clear a "second birth" was the main theme of the discourse but with two different mindsets: Natural and Spiritual. The natural mind, Paul says cannot receive (understand, accept, agree, live by) the things of God.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because …