One of the Pharisees Visits Jesus in the Night (Loomis)

Good evening readers! Tonight, I’m sharing a story about a man named Nicodemus. He was in the Jewish leadership called the Pharisees. He came to Jesus at night because if his colleagues knew he went privately to speak with Jesus he would be in big trouble. Jesus had been doing many miracles, and the Pharisees were ready to kill Jesus. Nicodemus, unlike his fellow Jews, believed that Jesus had come from God. Jesus is very bold with Nicodemus as to how a person can be saved. It looks like Nicodemus doesn’t understand what Jesus has to say. But you should read it for yourself! This is a classic passage and it’s where the phrase “born again” comes from, straight from the Bible.

John 3:1-21 KJV
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 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 of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and 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.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

If you don't know much about the Bible, here is a quick summary:
The Holy Bible is a Holy book about God. The above verses shared are from the New Testament in the Bible in the gospel of St. John (one of the 4 books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in the New Testament that are called the "gospels" which contain the history of Jesus Christ and all he did on earth and prophecies of what is to come).

The Holy Bible has two major sections, the Old Testament and The New Testament.
The Old Testament are the historical writings about God creating the world and humanity (Jews and Gentiles) to about 400 years before Christ.

The New Testament is the Life of Jesus Christ, His disciples, the Holy Spirit, Humanities response to Jesus, the end of the world, and the defeat of Satan's reign. That's a simplified summary of the Holy Bible, then I would add that the Bible is not from "private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 2: 20b-21. The New Testament shows man/women's sin as the cause of not knowing God, and the story of How Jesus became the Sacrificial Lamb (metaphor for Him dying for our sin that separated us from God) and rose from the dead to give us new life, eternal life. In Jesus' death He forgive's our sin so we can have a relationship with Him. Email me if you would like to know more about this.

The Old Testament is made up of 39 books, and the New Testament has 27, 66 books in the whole Bible.

Thanks for reading, please email if you have question about the Bible, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Sin, the Devil, advice, the Church etc. would be happy to help! Or just want to say you enjoyed the Word! "All Scripture is inspired by God..." --The Word

How's this New Year going for you so far? For me it seems like everything is breaking in 2024! LOL

From a follower of Jesus.

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