Pathway to Eternal Life 1
by Ivan Ho 26 Oct 2020
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
When Jesus says “cannot” he means “can’t, no way, not possible…”. Unless a man is born again in his spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God. If he cannot see the kingdom of God, he cannot enter in either. If he cannot see the kingdom of God, he is still in darkness.
It doesn’t matter if he attends church regularly, sings in the choir, joins bible study classes, graduates from a seminary… if he is not born again, he does not belong to God’s kingdom. Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a religious group who try to adhere to the rules and regulations in the scriptures (plus rules they make up), but like most if not all Pharisees, he wasn’t yet born again. Jesus said to him: “Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
Being born again is the beginning of our relationship with God who sent Jesus Christ His Son to die on the cross for your sins and mine.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
You cannot enter the kingdom of God unless you enter into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. You are either married or you aren’t. In the same way, you are either born again in Christ or you’re not, there is no in betweens. You can’t be dating Buddhism or whatever religions that appeal to you and expect to enter into relationship with Christ. I used to be interested in Buddhism but once I met Jesus, I never looked at other religions ever since. Jesus Christ is the only doorway through whom any man can be saved.