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 (John 3:3).
This verse tells us that a person must be “born again” to enter heaven. Some denominations call it “regeneration.” Nicodemus asked, how does one become “born again”? The verses following John 3:3 tell us it has to do with the Holy Spirit. Again, we come to the question, how does one become “born again”? This one verse has perhaps generated more controversy and soul searching among Christians than any other verse in the Bible. In the verses we shall study next week, Jesus clearly tells us how each of us might become “born again.” The verses we shall study next are, I believe, the best and most clearly stated in the Bible about gaining eternal life in heaven. So, rather than attempting to deal with this difficult verse, let's allow Jesus, in the next verse, to clearly answer the question: “What must I do to be saved?” If you don't want to wait, feel free to read ahead!