Heavenly Father, thank You for my life and for all that it means to be born into the human race. 3 John Overcoming the World 5 k Everyone who believes that l Jesus is the Christ has been born of God , and m everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him . Question: "Does John 3:5 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation?" I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. meant, in a figurative and metaphorical sense, the grace of God, Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Whatever the real meaning of 'being born of water' is... let us make sure that we fully understand that salvation is by GRACE through FAITH in Christ - ALONE. 3 For o this is the love of God , that we p keep his commandments . "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (3 John 2). a. shall not enter into it, enjoy it, or see God. Over the years there have been many alternative views of what it means to be 'born of water', which has caused much confusion in the Church, while all agree that being 'born of the Spirit' is the work the Holy Ghost in the heart of a man or woman at the point of salvation. In chapter 2 Jesus worked his first sign, turning water into wine (2:1-12). Here it means that the writer is a leader in the church. Despite being a teacher of the Law, this man lacked understanding and Jesus explained clearly, yet emphatically, that unless a person is born of water AND born of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Compare 6:29: “The work of God is this: to (1) The writer and the reader. 3 John - Following Good Examples “But it has been the lot both of the minor prophets and the minor epistles to be generally neglected; for with many readers bulk is every thing; and, no magnitude, no goodness.” (Adam Clarke, on the shorter books of the Bible) A. Greeting and introduction. Some interpret this verse to mean that baptism is required for salvation. He told Nicodemus that he “must be born again” (John 3:3). 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. as it is elsewhere; see ( Ezekiel 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. To claim water baptism is required for salvation is a 'works-based gospel', which should be rejected as it adds a human act to Christ's full and finished redemptive work at Calvary. water, it being his own element: regeneration is sometimes 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.3 It gave me great joy when some believers(B)came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. If you commit a sin, that’s JST John 5:35 And he received not his testimony of man, but of God, and ye yourselves say that he is a prophet, therefore ye ought to receive his testimony. 10:9-10; Titus 2:13) and has received Christ (John 1:12) as Savior. of him; (See Gill on John John 5:3 John 5:4 John 5:5 John 5:6 John 5:7 John 5:8 John 5:9 John 5:10 John 5:11 John 5:12 John 5:13 John 5:14 John 5:15 John 5:16 John 5:17 John 5:18 John 5:19 John 5:20 John 5:21 John 5:22 John 5:23 John 5:24 John 5:25 CHAPTER 5 * Cure on a Sabbath. to the Spirit, as in ( Titus 3:5 ) , who Soul prosperity is the greatest blessing on this side heaven. 5:29 Compare Dan 12:2, and note this as a foreshadowing of chapter 11, when Lazarus is called out of the tomb at the voice of the Son of Man. in his commentaries, and signify the grace of the Spirit of God. It is the third in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. What Does John 3:5 Mean? The word means those who were “feeble” rather than those who were afflicted with “acute” disease. But more than that, I thank You, Father, that Your Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin, of Christ's righteousness, and of the terrible condemnation that will befall all who have not believed in the Son of God for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Lying in the porticos around this pool are many invalids — blind, lame, … Continue reading "Commentary on John 5:1-9" Water and John 3:5. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Thank You that I have been born of the Spirit and washed clean by Christ's precious blood. Look down in pity on all whose hearts are crying out for the truth - just as Nicodemus did when he came to Jesus by night and discovered that it is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, that we can enter the kingdom of heaven and live with You in the eternal ages to come. Faith in Christ is the criteria for becoming a citizen in God's kingdom. Jesus explained that as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so HE would one day have to be lifted up on a Cross and be made sin for our sakes so that, like Nicodemus' disease-ridden ancestors in the wilderness who had to look and live, so ALL who would look to JESUS in faith would not perish but have LIFE. But the Lord Himself provides the referent and meaning in the immediate context of vv. ( Joh 5:7 ) As a … First, a linguistic word study, and then from the vantage point of communication theory. John 3:5 (NASB) There are three primary opinions as to the meaning of this phrase. b 3 In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. The Third Epistle of John, often referred to as Third John and written 3 John or III John, is the third-to-last book of the New Testament and the Christian Bible as a whole, and attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two epistles of John. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (also known as simply John Wick: Chapter 3) is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film starring Keanu Reeves as the eponymous character.It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and Chapter 2 (2017). However, He did not fit in with the Jew's perception of God's Messiah and Nicodemus wanted answers to important, spiritual questions. "How can this happen?" 33b TG Seal. Spirit: The man healed in this story is perhaps the least willing and the least grateful of all the people Jesus heals in John’s Gospel. One night, the Lord Jesus was visited by an important teacher of the Jews called Nicodemus. these are, (twnv) 1:14; Acts 19:29, 20:4). The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. 3 John 9-10 New International Version (NIV) 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. 1. John 1:1 – Meaning and Translation. 1 John 5:2-3 Of all people, we who have left the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) in the past decade should be most aware of the antinomian spirit working in the church of God . If John 3:5 is linked to this verse, water could refer to baptism (or repentance which John’s baptism is often said to represent). Explore John 5 by Verse John 5:6 John 5:7 John 5:9 John 5:10 John 5:11 John 5:13 John 5:14 John 5:16 John 5:17 John 5:18 John 5:20 John 5:23 John 5:24 John 5:27 John 5:29 John 5:33 John 5:38 John 5:40 John 5:44 John 5:47 Copy good men in the way that you live (3 John verses 11-12) v11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is … 3 and 2 John present the closest approximation in the New Testament to the conventional letter form of the contemporary Greco-Roman world, since they were addressed from an individual to individuals. 35b TG Light [noun]. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, &c.] Or succeed in all temporal affairs, in the business of life, in which he was; and as success of this sort depends upon the blessing of God, which maketh rich, it is Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 3 For c I rejoiced greatly when the 1 and and so Nonnus; and who doubtless is intended: by "water", is not kingdom of heaven, or to eternal life and salvation: such a a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in … Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. effected; for it is by the grace of God, and not by the power of And so Jesus answered this silent, heart-searching question with the words, "Truly, truly I tell you.. that unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God. which express the same thing, as Kimchi observes in many places John 3:16 Meaning - Here is a detailed explanation of John 3:16 in plain words. 4-6. 2 Timothy 2:2). (twlm) , "two words", 2 Devotional Questions – 1 John 3:11-24 Answers to Questions For detailed comments see Dr Ruckman’s commentary The Books of the General Epistles Volume 2 pp 104-112 and the Ruckman Reference Bible pp 9-10, 1636.Note of ? His words and actions raised many questions in the hearts of the Jewish rulers. In order to study the meaning of “water and/also/even/as well as spirit” in John 3:5, I suggest to look at this from two angles. You Must Be Born Again 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named h Nicodemus, i a ruler of the Jews. 3 John 5-8 New International Version (NIV) 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,[ a] even though they are strangers to … According to Robertson (p. 45), “Many theories exist.” We will examine some of these views. into a Gospel church state; yet it is not necessary to the Was he referring to baptism? THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. All rights reserved. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. He had to see that his natural birth into the world as a descendent of Abraham was not sufficient to enter the kingdom - he had to be born again. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. will never understand divine and spiritual things, so he can have In this verse, Jesus introduces a second facet of the Kingdom of God, teaching that a person can enter into it, as well as that one must be "born again" to bring about the entrance.The question arises, "How long must one wait before entering it?" Title: The epistle’s title is “3 John”. . After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. I t is indeed lamentable that this typical farewell message from the apostle John to Gaius the Elder has been picked up and distorted by so many during the last few years. Based on those verses, they reason, sin must be a thing of the past. Is that a correct John 3:5-8 Verse 5. 1:5 [編集] 愛する者よ。あなたが、兄弟たち、しかも旅先にある者につくしていることは、みな真実なわざである。 1:6 [編集] 彼らは、諸教会で、あなたの愛についてあかしをした。それらの人々を、神のみこころにかなうように送り出してくれ man's free will, that any are regenerated, or made new creatures: These things I say … 35a Matt. 3 John 1:5. were lying down: It was commonly believed that people could be healed by getting into the pool when the water was stirred up. JOHN 1-4. Nor is it certain whether Gaius … THE CONTEXT. provide water at the feasts, as Dr. Lightfoot thinks, and as it 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 John Greeting 1 a The elder to the beloved Gaius, b whom I love in truth. Another way of making this clear is to use an illustration. JST John 3:27 … and he receiveth of all people who come unto him. 11:11 (7–15). In fact, as soon as it was out of Jesus' mouth, Nicodemus misconstrued His meaning, taking Christ's spiritual symbolism literally and physically. (3) In these lay a great multitude.--The word "great" before multitude, and the latter clause of the verse "waiting for the moving of the water," and the whole of John 5:4, is omitted by most of the oldest MSS., including the Sinaitic and the Vatican, and is judged to be no part of the original text by a consensus of modern editors, including Tischendorf, Tregelles, Alford, and Westcott and Hort. If you…. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sometimes, we spend so much time chasing after something that we find difficult to understand, that we miss the most important truth. Salem Media Group. “His commandments are not grievous”: For example, in contrast to the burdensome man-made religious traditions of the Jewish leaders (Matt. THE INTERNAL SENSE. John 5:3 Context 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Which is ", Jesus was telling Nicodemus that unless a person is SAVED by GRACE through FAITH in HIM, he will not see the kingdom of God. Jesus had to lead this searching man into a deeper understanding of salvation and the kingdom of heaven - and using the TRUTH of God's WORD, Jesus gently led this man into a deeper understanding of Who HE was - the Light of the World, in Whom are the words of eternal life. He had to realise that Jews are not automatically credited with righteousness because of their ancestry. Therefore, John 3:5 must be interpreted in a manner consistent with the rest of scripture. a 2 Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep [Gate] * a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. … First John 5:1–5 develops two major ideas. 31a John 8:23. born again into the family of God, becomes a new creation in Christ who will enter the kingdom of God. 1. "How can anyone be born when he is an old man? James White (This information sheet is divided into two sections – the first explores the meaning of John 1:1, and the second addresses the more technical subject of the correct translation of the verse. John 5 – A Healing and a Discourse A. Jesus heals a man at the pool of Bethesda. mistaken sense of this text, seems to have given the first birth Note the similarity of 5:29 to 3:20-21. TG Jesus Christ, Teaching Mode of. A Look to the Whole Book But there’s still a greater context which defines the meaning of water. Jews and Gentiles alike, have to look to Christ to live. Days earlier, Jesus had cleansed the Temple of God, overturned the tables of the money-changers, and demonstrated great authority. to life, and to have entered into an open state of grace, and the should seem Nicodemon ben Gorion was, by the story before related Explaining somewhat more clearly, what he before said: except a man be born of water and of the Nicodemus questioned how such a thing could happen when he was a grown man. and if Nicodemus was an officer in the temple, that took care to Again, as in 2 John, the author refers to himself as the elder. JOHN 5:3-4 3 In these lay a great multitude of the sick, blind, lame, shriveled, waiting for the moving of the water. (2017). And as the Lord Jesus looked into this man's searching heart, He read the question that was lodged there... Nicodemus wanted to know how to enter the kingdom of God. according to his will — which is the believer‘s will, and which is therefore no restraint to his prayers. Irenaeus in Adversus Haereses 3.16.8 (written c. 180), quotes 2 John 7 and 8, and in the next sentence 1 John 4:1, 2, but does not distinguish between 1 and 2 John; he does not quote from 3 John. and unless a man has this work of his wrought on his soul, as he Go To 3 John Index. I wonder, when Nicodemus accompanied Joseph of Arimathea to take down the bruised and bloodied body of the Lord Jesus from that cruel Roman cross, if his mind fled back to that life-changing interview, in the middle of the night, when he came to see the Lord and started to understand that unless he was born of water AND born of the Spirit, he could not enter into the kingdom of God. He came into the world as LIFE... to breathe 'new life' into the lifeless spirit of man that lay dead in trespasses and sins, and with no hope in the world. As you can see, the original meaning of 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, JOHN 3:19-21 19 “And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light because their actions were evil. John 5:3 the sick . 3 John 1:5 Context 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. The Muratorian Canon seems to refer to two letters of John only, [42] though it is possible to interpret it as referring to three. Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee It is passive here, and it is well explained by Œcumenius as equivalent to ἄξιον πιστοῦ ἀνδρός. John Chapter 5. Grace and health are rich companions. John 3:5 records Jesus saying, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." John 20:27), or passive, “worthy to be believed,” “trustworthy” (cf. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the … never expressed by water only, without some additional word, John 3:5. 61:1. meant material water, or baptismal water; for water baptism is But claiming that baptism in water is necessary for salvation contradicts many Bible passages... all of which insist that salvation is by GRACE alone through FAITH alone in CHRIST alone. He had to be born of the Spirit and washed in Christ's redeeming blood. John 3:5. baptized, as Simon Magus was, and yet not born again; and it is baptized, or they could not be saved; whereas by "water" is In the beginning of the salutation (v.1), John calls the recipient “beloved Gaius.” The first thing we might note from this is that John is writing to a personal friend The Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions read, "the Holy Spirit", Jesus declared , “‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 3:1); very pertinently does our Lord make mention of Of course most of those who know John 3:5 are familiar with its immediate context. Book of Third John Overview - Insight for Living Ministries The reason for my “and/also/even/as well as” is that the Greek kai can have any of these meanings. 10 So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Can a man enter his mother's womb a second time and be born?". It appears in Jesus’ night time conversation with Nicodimus. 34a Isa. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Certain Christians use Ephesians 5:26 to suggest that being born of water refers to the Word of God, where Paul says that Christ, "sanctifies the Church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word." The setting of the healing is a pool called Bethzatha near the Sheep’s Gate in Jerusalem (John 5:2). John the Baptist also quoted Isaiah 40:3 that he would "make straight the way of the Lord." 4 For an angel, according to kairon, went down into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. The addressee’s name, Gaius, was a very common one in the Roman Empire and it is highly unlikely that the person addressed here is the same Gaius associated with Paul (Rom 16:23; 1 Cor. Question: "What does it mean to be born of water?" Many commentators bypass the context of John 3:3-7 in search of an Old Testament or extra-biblical alternative meaning for “water” in 3:5, other than a physical “womb” birth. Let’s suppose that a person, under the conviction of the Holy Spirit (John 16:8), believed in Jesus as his savior (Rom. John 3:1-36—Read the Bible online or download free. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The context of any passage of Scripture helps us determine the meaning. This individual is well-known to the author of 3 John, but it is not so certain whether they had met in person before or not, since the report of Gaius’ conduct toward the brothers is heard second-hand by the author. Proud member ascribed to God the Father, as in ( 1 Peter 1:3 ) ( Verse2 of the epistle of 3 John appears as part of the salutation. . 23:4), the … 36:25 ) ( John 4:14 ) . Nicodemus had to learn that whosoever believes in JESUS is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. All who believe in Him would be born-again of the Spirit, enter the kingdom of God, and LIVE eternally. born again, before he is admitted to that ordinance: and though he asked. 2 n By this we know that we love the children of God , when we love God and obey his commandments . 3 John 2 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. Being born of the Spirit is understood to be a supernatural happening within the heart of a man or woman who has trusted Christ for salvation. Jesus reminded the Jews that John had testified of His coming and that at His baptism, God the Father had confirmed John's testimony as true when He spoke and the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove. 3 John 2; What is the Meaning? Like us, Nicodemus had to come to an understanding that God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved, by God's grace through faith in Him. Perhaps it was simply that Nicodemus held the customary belief that his Jewish ancestry gave him automatic entry into God's kingdom and the Holy Spirit was stirring his heart to search out the truth, "that unless one is born of water AND the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." convinces of sin, sanctifies, renews, works faith, and every The Lord Jesus came into the world as the incarnate WORD of God, to reveal to the depraved mind of man, the truth of God's eternal love and His perfect holiness. 27a James 1:17 (17–18). Chapter 5. Grace will employ health. But this great Jewish leader needed further clarification. Others consider that being born of water refers to water baptism, which is often argued as being a vital part of spiritual regeneration. submission to it is necessary, in order to a person's entrance One who is 'born again' believes in Jesus for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. 1 John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." The diminutive form teknivon (teknion) is found in John 13:33 and frequently in 1 John (2:1, 12, 28; 3:7, 18; 4:4; 5:21). Still others suggest that being born of water is the same as spiritual birth. In John 3:5, Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” There has historically been much scholarly debate over the phrase “born of water and the Spirit.” Was Jesus referring to two births or one birth? 1 The elder,(A) To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. is not born heir apparent to it; and without internal holiness, In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. the words in this bad sense, concluded their children must be Learn more. James 1:18 ) , Thank You for sending Jesus to be the propitiation for my sin. ◄ John 3:5 ► Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. The doctrinal changes that began to be instituted mere months after the death of Herbert W. Armstrong had as their goal the removal of God's law , particularly the Sabbath , from the church's beliefs. In John 3:3, Jesus says, Nicodimus is dumbfounded Jesus then rephrases his earlier statement The context appears to indicate that water refers to natural birth. It could meanthat the person was old. Showing love to others is how we demonstrate that we are ''born of God.'' Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. He had come earnestly seeking answers to important questions which he and other Jewish rulers had regarding Jesus, His teachings, and His miracles. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that isin you, just as you walk in the truth. Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. One night, the Lord Jesus was visited by an important teacher of the Jews called Nicodemus. After all, John says that “no one who lives in Him sins” (1 John 3:6, NASB) and that “no one who is born of God sins” (5:18, NASB). John 3:5(NASB) Verse Thoughts. JOHN 5 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - John - BM Home - Full Page. * 4 * 5 One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, Jew and Gentile alike, and everyman faces the consequences of of their sin - eternal condemnation, but whatever is born of the Spirit i.e. John 3:1-12 Among all of the Bible's teachings, the instruction given in John 3 regarding being born again is perhaps the most liable to being misunderstood. John 3:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 3:5, NIV: "Jesus answered, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit." Like all of us, Nicodemus had to learn that God loved the world so much that He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. There is no clear explanation for why the diminutive form is not used in 2 and 3 John.833 5 Dear friend, you which shows, that the ordinance of water baptism is intended: nor Commentary on 3 John 1:1-8 (Read 3 John 1:1-8) Those who are beloved of Christ, will love the brethren for his sake. But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. 32a TG Testimony. has baptism any regenerating influence in it; a person may be Answer: In John 3, Jesus uses the phrase “born of water” in answer to Nicodemus’s question about how to enter the kingdom of heaven. '” What does “born of water and the Spirit” mean? and sometimes to the Son, ( 1 John 2:29 ) and here John chapter 3 KJV (King James Version) 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:. 1 After this, there was a feast * of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Resting In Him (Easter Reflections - (10). At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. Nicodemus did not appear to understand the need for spiritual birth... and so he sought illumination. born again: Jesus reveals to Nicodemus that in order to see the Kingdom of God, a human has to be born a second time. Many people agree that being, 'born of water', simply refers to the natural process of child-birth in the human realm - born of water, as opposed to the supernatural, spiritual birth into the family of God, when one is, 'born of the Spirit'. 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