Did Jesus say one must be born again or from above?
In the Gospel of John, Jesus says to Nicodemus, unless one is anóthen, one cannot see the kingdom of God.
The Greeek word used is anóthen.
Now, in the Gospel of John, Jesus says one thing, his listener misunderstand, so Jesus clarifies what he said.
The Greek work anóthen can mean “again,” but it can also mean, “from above.”
We know from John later in John, Jesus said, “Unless a man be born from above.” Nicodemus hears, “again,” so asks, “How can a man be born again?” Jesus clarifies what He said to Nicodemus.
When translated in English, It read, “Jesus said, 'Unless a man be born from above… Nicodemus asked, 'How can a man be born again?” People were wondering why Nicodemus asked that when it is obvious Jesus did not say it.
So they translated the Bible in the 1920’s to read, Jesus said, 'Unless a man be born again…"
They then explained what why they did this in a footnote.
But many did not read the footnotes.
And, int he 1920’s the Born Again movement began in the American fundamentalist south
And Jesus never said you had to be born again.
Anyone know why people didn’t read the footnotes?
What does the footnote say exactly?
If it’s incorrect, why not clarify it?