And though the soul of man is of a spiritual nature, and remains a spirit, notwithstanding the pollution of sin; yet it being defiled with the flesh, and altogether under the power and influence of the lusts of the flesh, it may well be said to be carnal or fleshly: hence "flesh", as it stands opposed to spirit, signifies the corruption of nature, ( Galatians 5:17 ) ; and such who are in a state of unregeneracy, are said to be after the flesh, and in the flesh, and even the mind itself is said to be carnal, ( Romans 8:5-8 ) .

Our flesh is associated with our human nature, our human character and our human senses.. and our human nature is a fallen nature - a sin nature. of In the last verse was implied the law that like is produced from like, since the pure and spiritual members of God’s kingdom must be born of water and spirit. Here this law is expressly stated. And that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit: a man that is regenerated by the Spirit of God, and the efficacy of his grace, is a spiritual man; he can discern and judge all things of a spiritual nature; he is a fit person to be admitted to spiritual ordinances and privileges; and appears to be in the spiritual kingdom of Christ; and has a right to the world of blessed spirits above; and when his body is raised a spiritual body, will be admitted in soul, body, and spirit, into the joy of his Lord.

μένον ἐκ τοῦ Πνεύματος. Here, he adds that no one who continually sins does so as a result of a relationship with Christ. Our physical birth rendered us incapable of entering heaven, for tainted flesh and blood cannot enter into God's perfect kingdom, which is why sinful man must be born again. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Two important truths are revealed in this brief verse.

This is the reason that a rebirth is … All rights reserved. Jesus became a physical being like us, yet He was without sin, so that He could pay the price for humanities sin through the shedding of His sinless, human blood.

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

quia Deus spiritus est, et de Deo natus est, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. It's a poetic reference to our weakness, and our hostility towards God. The Greek term is sarx, which is frequently used as a reference to the sin-prone condition of human beings.

John 3:6. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

The law is laid down in Aristotle (Eth. The neuter is used because the speaker “wishes to make His statement altogether general” (Winer, 27, 5), whatever is born. That which is born of the physical flesh is fallen and fleshly and needs to be reborn into the spiritual realm, while that which is born of the Holy Spirit is spirit. Jesus is honing his understanding that there are two types of birth. The typical interpretation of this passage is that a person who continually or repeatedly sins is an … [⇑ See verse text ⇑] The Bible often describes our human nature using the term "flesh." And therefore there is a necessity of his being born again, or of the grace of … Thank You Father that the Word of God reveals our true, spiritual need. One is a physical birth into the family of man, while the second is a spiritual birth into the family of God - "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.".

Until a man's spiritual birth, he will not see heaven nor be able to enter the heavenly portal. Flesh produces flesh. John 3:6. In verse 5 Jesus expanded this important truth, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." And "spirit", in the latter part, intends the internal work of grace upon the soul, from whence a man is denominated a spiritual man; and as a child bears the same name with its parent, so this is called by the same, as the author and efficient cause of it: and besides, it is of a spiritual nature itself, and exerts itself in spiritual acts and exercises, and directs to, and engages in spiritual things; and has its seat also in the spirit, or soul of man. Proud member And only by faith in that cleansing flood are we born of the Spirit, placed into Christ and identified with His perfect holiness - even though we don't deserve it. Salem Media Group. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. "Spirit" in the first part of this clause, signifies the Holy Spirit of God, the author of regeneration and sanctification; whence that work is called the sanctification of the Spirit, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, ( 1 Peter 1:2 ) ( Titus 3:5 ) . John 3:6 (NASB) When Nicodemus, came to visit with Jesus by night, the Lord immediately knew the reason he came. We are born from above, and until the day when we go to be with Jesus, we sojourn on earth within our fallen body - waiting for that great day of resurrection when this mortal body will be clothed with immortality and this perishable body will be replaced with an imperishable one.