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APPENDIX H

"BORN AGAIN"
Clarifying the truth about

This appendix should not affect Christian’s beliefs about their spiritual status, but only reiterate they are still in their carnal bodies; and change their understanding of the rhetoric of the widely misused term "Born again" in the true light of Holy Scriptures.

The Saints, the Elect, the called Chosen Ones are transformed in the mind here in this carnal body, but "Born again" into their glorified spiritual bodies at the "Last Trump".

If you are transformed in the mind here in this carnal body you can allow the Devil to enter in and untransform yourself, returning to your old ways, even to the point of completely rejecting the Holy Spirit and continuing to reject Him for the rest of your life here (the unforgivable sin).

Matthew 12: 31 "And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (N.I.V.).

When we are Born again we are given our new immortal spiritual bodies like unto our Lord’s, you cannot be unborn for you have taken on your new immortal body.

Philippians 3:21 "Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.".

Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (in death), but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

Let us look at pure scripture and see what these words "Born again" John 3:3, 5,7, and 1 Peter 1:23 really mean.

John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 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?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and

(water = baptism or creature birth?)

of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 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.

Now if you are a woman – you don’t want to be left out, so let us examine the words in order from the original Language. You must not be adament/rigid/fixed/inflexible in your understanding of certain words in your preferred translation or understanding of the Holy Scriptures, without going back to the original languages: without preconceived conceptions and searching out the true interpretations of the original words without bias or prejudice and with the leading of the Holy Spirit.

The original Greek word MAN is τις TIS

It is translated in other passages of Holy Scripture as " A", "A kind of", "Any", "Anything", "One", "Some", "Somebody", "Something", "Somewhat", "Some other", and in Luke 8:46 refers specifically to a Woman.

Luke 8:46 "And Jesus said, Somebody TIS hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 47 And when the WOMAN saw that she was not hid, she came trembling….".

Or as in 1 Corinthians 15:37 "And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other TIS : But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another flesh of fishes, another of birds."

So at this stage of our study – I hope you can accept that TIS does not only mean man, but also woman and other creatures and creations.

This means that the original Greek word TIS In John 3:3,5,7 can apply to other creations like animals – so this means that animals and other creatures must be born again before they can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven and this is exactly what happens when they are given their new eternal bodies, this subject is being comprehensively studied in part 4.

Many theologians declare you must be "born again" here now in this life in order to enter into the kingdom of Heaven – but how did Paul expound these words?

Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world but be ye TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what (is) that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God".

We can and must be transformed, transmuted, converted, altered, recast, called, regenerated and changed by the power of the great Holy Spirit now in this life – in order to be one of the chosen ones, but NOT "Born Again" here in this carnal body, in this physical life.

Paul wrote the following words after He had been struck down and blinded by our Lord Himself on the road to Damascus, then transformed, given his sight back and filled with the Holy Spirit when Ananias laid his hands on him three days later.

Romans 7:24 "O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death? 25 O thank God! – He will! Through Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, our Lord! So then indeed I of myself with the mind and heart serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin". (Amplified).

These are not the words of a "Born Again" man but one who has been transformed by the renewing of his mind.

1 Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."

John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh (and blood); and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit; 7 Marvel not that I say unto thee; Ye must be born again. 8 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."

So everyone who is born of the Spirit IS SPIRIT, and not flesh and blood, so this change CANNOT take place until the resurrection when we are reborn (BORN AGAIN) into our new spirititual bodies.

To be born from above by the Holy Spirit at the last trump for the Elect and some other creatures (the Elect’s beloved pets and other loved creatures?); with later resurrections for other humans and creations.

Up to this point we have mainly studied MAN τις TIS

So let us continue with BORN OF WATER.

Water baptism was not initiated until John the Baptist, so as there will be many who enter the Kingdom of God from early times the Writer cannot see this phrase referring to being immersed in water by some earnest advocate of religion - but believes the question asked by Nicodemus in reply to our Lord’s answer in John 3:3

John 3:4 "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?

John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily verily, I say unto you, Except a man be BORN of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God."

Dear Reader! Please remember that Jesus called Nicodemus "A master of Israel" in John 3:10. Nicodemus knew all about water baptism for that is one of the reasons he went to see Jesus by night – to ask Him, but it never occurred to Nicodemus that our Lord was talking about being immersed in ordinary water, and our Lord did not enlighten him to that effect, but said:-

John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh (and blood); and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit; 7 Marvel not that I say unto thee; Ye must be born again. 8 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."

Here are some excerpts from different translations.

The GOOD NEWS BIBLE

John 3:5 "I am telling you the truth replied Jesus" No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

"A person is born physically of human parents, but he is born spiritually of the Spirit".

The LIVING BIBLE

Footnote to John 3:6 "Physical birth is not enough. You must be born spiritually…." This alternate paraphrase interprets "born of water" as meaning the normal process observed during every human birth".

Dear Reader! Check out these things for yourself and you will find that "Born of water" means natural birth.

BORN OF THE SPIRIT

John 3:6 "…and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

John 3:8 "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."

John 3:7 "γεννηθήναι άνŵθεν gennaō anōthen to be born again from above by the Holy Spirit.

After my Lord’s resurrection He could walk through doors – John 20:26.

And defy gravity – the "Acts of the Apostles 1:9 ".

He could defy gravity – when He gives you these attributes (and everything else) you know that you are born again by the Holy Spirit at the last Trump.

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