WHILE IT IS NOT OUR DESIRE TO RIDICULE ANYONE’S PRAYER TO YAHWEH FOR REPENTANCE SUCH AS FOUND IN 2 CHRONICLES 7:14, or any effort one might put forth to amend one’s ways, but the doctrine of being “born again” cannot be found in the Scriptures.
We are sure many will be quick to quote John 3:3 where it says: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Yahweh.” Actually, this passage does not say “born again,” but “born from above.” You will have to admit there is a world of difference between being born again and being born from above. Being born from above simply does not imply being born again.
Again: Strong’s Concordance: #509 another (an’‑o‑ then); from 507; from above; by analogy, from the first; by implication, anew: Kev‑‑ from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top. Again: Thayer’s Definition: #509 anothen
1) from above, from a higher place; used of things which come from heaven or God
2) from the first, from the beginning, from the very first
3) anew, over again Being born from above simply does not imply being born again.
You can check almost any Bible commentary and it will confirm “born from above” is a correct rendering. It may also be rendered “from the beginning.” It was Nicodemus only who didn’t understand this, and churches, as a whole, have taken the same position he did. While the churches do not go to the extent of saying one must re-enter one’s mother’s womb, they take another erroneous position.