Nicodemus (/ˌnɪkəˈdiːməs/; Greek: Νικόδημος, translit. Nikódēmos) was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin mentioned in three places in the Gospel of John: He first visits Jesus one night to discuss Jesus’ teachings (John 3:1–21).
“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Born again , or to experience the new birth, is a phrase , particularly in evangelicalism, that refers to “spiritual rebirth”, or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with physical birth.
The Gospel of Nicodemus , also known as the Acts of Pilate (Latin: Acta Pilati; Greek: Πράξεις Πιλάτου), is an apocryphal gospel claimed to have been derived from an original Hebrew work written by Nicodemus , who appears in the Gospel of John as an associate of Jesus.
To blacks after the Civil War, he was a model of rebirth as they sought to cast off their old identity as slaves. In the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches, Nicodemus is a saint. Some modern Christians continue to call him a hero for defending Jesus before the Sanhedrin and helping give him a proper burial.
In verse 16, Jesus spoke one of the most popular promises in the Bible . “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” They ended their meeting with Jesus inviting Nicodemus to follow him .
Mary should not touch Jesus because she should not need physical proof of the resurrection but should trust in her faith. Bultmann sees the phrase as an indirect way of saying that the resurrected Jesus is not then tangible.
Possibility #1: Jesus was baptized in order to identify with those he came to save. And Jesus knewthat he too must identify himself with this movement towards God” John’s baptism was part of the people’s turning from sin and turning toward God. Jesus wanted to identify with this turning.
After these things, Joseph of Arimathea , who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body.
It was Jesus . He was the one that said, “ You must be born again .” Jesus said that we need a second birth — a spiritual birth — if we were going to become a part of God’s family. Jesus said, “No one can enter the Kingdom of God (God’s family) unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
The phrase ” baptized in the Holy Spirit ” occurs two times in Acts of the Apostles, first in Acts 1:4–5 and second in Acts 11:16.
A born – again virgin (also known as a secondary), is a person who, after having engaged in sexual intercourse, makes some type of commitment not to be sexually active again until marriage (or some other defined point in the future, or indefinitely), whether for religious, moral, practical, or other reasons, and is
Introduction. The title “ apocryphal gospels ” conventionally applies to certain early Christian or Gnostic texts that are written either in imitation of the genre “ gospel ” as applied to the New Testament canon or in telling of events and sayings in the life of Jesus and his immediate circle of family and disciples.
In this letter Pilate informs the Emperor of the circumstances of Jesus ‘ crucifixion. He had tried hard to save Jesus ‘ life from the fury of the Jews. He had even sent for reinforcements, 2000 men, to prevent the crucifixion – but the troops arrived too late.
Acts of the Apostles, abbreviation Acts, fifth book of the New Testament, a valuable history of the early Christian church. Acts was written in Greek, presumably by St. Luke the Evangelist. The Gospel According to Luke concludes where Acts begins, namely, with Christ’s Ascension into heaven.