Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
- Jul 13, 2012
John 3:6, 8 (LEB) What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. ... The wind blows wherever it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The verb tenses in these verses are ALL present tense and/or perfect participle (used of completed action), not future. For what you say about them to be true (born of the spirit occurs at a future resurrection) Jesus would have used a future tense of these verbs. He didn't.
I believe Jocor is referring to 1 Peter 1:3 that says -
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3
This word in the Greek for "begotten" is unique, and is used in only two verse's in the bible, verse 23 being the other.
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
1 Peter 1:23
- So it's conceivable why a person would think of this as in the future.
Born again - begotten again - Strong's G313 - anagennaō -
- to produce again, be born again, born anew
- metaph. to have one's mind changed so that he lives a new life and one conformed to the will of God
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten G313 us again G313 unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3
[Strong's Number G313 (anagennaō), occurs 3 times in 2 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV.]