Help me with this please. I am debating John chapter six with someone and here is their response.
What is interesting is this exchange … a statement accompanied by utter disbelief by a Jewish teacher also happened between Jesus and Nicodemus one night written in John 3:
http://www3.christianforums.com/images/quotes/quot-top-left.gifQuote:http://www3.christianforums.com/images/quotes/quot-top-right.gifhttp://www3.christianforums.com/images/quotes/quot-top-right-10.gif1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.a]"
4"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!"http://www3.christianforums.com/images/quotes/quot-bot-left.gifhttp://www3.christianforums.com/images/quotes/quot-bot-right.gif
So, as Nicodemus had tried to understand, was it necessary for one to find his way back into his mother’s womb? Or is it possible that Jesus was using this as an illustration for a spiritual matter and not a literal translation?