Between verses 3 through 8 in our text, Jesus references being born again five times. Jesus made it explicitly clear that for anyone to enter the kingdom of GOD (v.5), to receive eternal life (v.15), to be saved from GOD’s wrath upon one’s sin (v.17), that person must be born again. Friends, being born again is not a “Baptist thing” as some like to suggest; it is GOD’s work in salvation (the doctrine of regeneration) & without this new birth, no one will enter GOD’s kingdom. Now that’s serious, it’s not something to take lightly because the alternative is Hell. Hell is where sinners, which were never born again, will spend eternity paying for their person sins against GOD.