born-againJesus told Nicodemus, a teacher of the Jews, that to enter the kingdom of God he “must be born again!” How could this be possible? He asked how could he being old enter the second time into his mother’s womb to be born? Jesus explained the mystery: “Unless a man be born of the water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:3-5). Nicodemus was thinking of a fleshly birth, but Jesus was speaking of how he could by spiritual birth enter the spiritual kingdom, the body which Jesus promised to save in heaven after men die. He is “the savior of his body, the church” (Eph 5:23).

This was more fully explained as baptism in water. “Baptize” is a Greek word that means dip or immerse. It therefore always required taking a believer to where there is much water so there can be a birth of water – a “coming out of the water.” This can only be submersing under water. There is only “one baptism” (Eph 4:5) which must involve a believer going to where there is much water. John the Baptist (immerser) preached near the Jordan river “because there was much water there” (Jn 1:28; 3:23). The one true baptism must involve going to the water, going down into the water, then coming up out of the water (Acts 8:26-39; Eph 4:5). In the Bible, water was NEVER BROUGHT TO THE PERSON as for the false sprinkling or pouring action.

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