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From the August 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Have you been born again? Do I mean are you an evangelical "born-again Christian"? No, I'm thinking of being born again as it applies to all humanity.

In fact, if you are a Christian, being born again is part of your theological heritage. But just what does this Christian expression "to be born again" mean? The Bible relates that it began with the curiosity of Nicodemus, a Jewish leader and member of the Sanhedrin. See John 3:1–15. All Jerusalem was abuzz about a man whose teachings were startling and whose ability to perform amazing healings was attracting crowds.

Nicodemus was determined to talk to this man, Jesus. Under cover of darkness he went to Jesus to ask for an explanation of these healings. Nicodemus was utterly puzzled by Jesus' immediate reply, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

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