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Does the phrase "being born of the Spirit" refer to receiving the Holy Spirit?

QADoes the phrase “being born of the Spirit” refer to receiving the Holy Spirit?

“Jesus answered, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5). It is clear that being born of the Spirit is essential for salvation. From other parts of the Scripture, we also see that receiving the Holy Spirit is a requisite for salvation. For example, Titus 3:5 states that we are saved by the washing of rebirth and the renewal of the Holy Spirit; in Titus 3:6 it explains that this Holy Spirit has been poured out on us generously.

Similarly, Ephesians 1:13 says that believers have been marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit (i.e., received the promised Holy Spirit), who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance. So to be born of the Spirit does indeed refer to receiving the Holy Spirit, which is necessary for salvation.


Publisher: True Jesus Church
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