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John 3:5-6: “Born of Water and the Spirit”

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

John 3:5–6 says, “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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

We must ask what being “born of water” would have meant to Nicodemus. In his commentary on John, Leon Morris writes: