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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

John 3

Verse 3

born again

Regeneration:

(1) The necessity of the new birth grows out of the incapacity of the natural man to "see" or "enter into" the kingdom of God. However gifted, moral, or refined, the natural man is absolutely blind to spiritual truth, and impotent to enter the kingdom; for he can neither obey, understand, nor please God John 3:3; John 3:5; John 3:6; Psalms 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:7; Romans 8:8; Ephesians 2:3 (See Scofield "Ephesians 2:3- :") .

(2) The new birth is not a reformation of the old nature (See Scofield "Ephesians 2:3- :") but a creative act of the holy Spirit John 3:5; John 1:12; John 1:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:24.

(3) The condition of the new birth is faith in Christ crucified John 3:14; John 3:15; John 1:12; John 1:13; Galatians 3:24

(4) Through the new birth the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature and of the life of Christ Himself Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 1:27; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:10-12

Verse 10

a master

Lit. Art thou the teacher of Israel, etc.

Verse 13

Son of man

(See Scofield " :-")

Verse 16

perish

(Greek - ἀπόλλυμι ," trans). "marred," Mark 2:22; Mark 2:22 "lost," ; Matthew 10:6; Matthew 15:24; Matthew 18:11; Luke 15:4; Luke 15:6; Luke 15:32. In no N.T. instance does it signify cessation of existence or of consciousness. It is the condition of every non-believer.

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Luke 15:32- :") .

Verse 17

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-")

condemn Or, judge, and so in John 3:18; John 3:19 cf. John 15:22-24.

saved (See Scofield "John 15:22-43.15.24- :")

Verse 18

He that

See, John 6:40; John 6:47; Romans 8:1

Verse 19

world


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .







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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 3". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/john-3.html. 1917.