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Well, duh, Jesus answered. But he was just too risky and threatened the dogma and doctrine of their religion. Jesus’ mention of water and spirit inspire many thoughts. Sometimes I feel that the more I explore, read, study, discover, and experience the world—the less I actually know. He lives in Center City Philadelphia and thinks vegan cheesesteaks are amazingly good. He has worked in a variety of settings, including the Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ (UCC) in Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. John borrows a lot from Isaiah of the Old Testament—contrasting darkness with light. Focus areas include: University alternative spring break and summer programs that incorporate faith encounters and service-learning for students; workplace diversity programs that promote understanding in organizations, corporations, schools, and hospital settings. 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. John in Tagalog translation and definition "John", English-Tagalog Dictionary online. Life can certainly feel like that sometimes. Will my sister ever speak to me again? (AB) 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(AC) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.(AD). So Nicodemus is a symbol of the institutional knowledge [doctrine and dogma] of the temple and religious bureaucracy that contradicted Jesus’ message. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. Judging as John spoke of it here is the opposite of saving (cf. He came to Jesus with his assumptions and his proud knowledge of what he thought he knew. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. This is John giving us a clue, because remember that in the 4th Gospel, Jesus is the light of the world. The Trinity is simply about human beings trying to say [or write down] what they think they know about God. 19 Dito'y makikilala nating tayo'y sa katotohanan, at papapanatagin natin ang ating mga puso sa harapan niya. The Council of Nicaea passed the Nicene Creed, which stated that God the Father and Jesus the Son were of one substance and that Jesus was “begotten” of God, not created by God. For no one could perform the signs(E) you are doing if God were not with him.”(F), 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 1 Masdan ninyo kung gaanong pagibig ang ipinagkaloob sa atin ng Ama, upang tayo’y mangatawag na mga anak ng Dios; at tayo’y gayon nga. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”, 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. The word for spirit, on the other hand, is actually the same word for wind in Greek. Perhaps I agree with US historian Will Durant, who once said: Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. He got stuck in semantics. But this council in Nicaea was more about controversy than anything else. He will yet devote the major part of chapter 4 (verses 7-21) to this theme. : 1 Nang masalita ni Jesus ang mga salitang ito, siya'y umalis na kasama ng kaniyang mga alagad na nagsitawid ng batis ng Cedron, na doo'y may isang halamanan, na pinasok niya at ng kaniyang mga alagad. His perspective was limited and therefore, it was easier for him to think that he knew things. Jesus is then called the Son of Man [literally, son of humanity], a very common phrase that is the result of the long road of translation from Hebrew to Greek and then to English. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Of course, he didn’t have the luxury of rewinding back to the beginning of this Gospel. The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. God so loves without any kind of condemnation awaiting those who don’t believe a certain way. Contextual translation of "2 timothy 3:16 17" into Tagalog. So who was Nicodemus? 1 John 3:18, KJV: "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." Both Moses and Jesus bring life to the people. Contextual translation of "john 3:16 17" into Tagalog. This is classic John—the 4th Gospel’s famous wordplay. 1:2 (At ang buhay ay nahayag, at aming nakita, at pinatotohanan, at sa inyo'y aming ibinabalita ang buhay, ang buhay na walang hanggan, na kasama ng Ama at sa atin ay nahayag); 19: Ito ang patotoo ni Juan nang isugo sa kaniya ng mga Judio ang mga pari at mga Levita mula sa Jerusalem. Today is a good day to ask such questions and to struggle with what we do not know. 1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched. 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named h Nicodemus, i a ruler of the Jews. But in all linguistic cases, the phrase son of humanity is meant to lead us to recognize Jesus’ full humanity and our full humanity. It’s powerful. ... the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John). 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(O) except the one who came from heaven(P)—the Son of Man. This John wordplay brings together two things that Nicodemus [and most people] always see as separate. 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know,(M) and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. : 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. Second, he was teaching Nicodemus something new, at least for people like him who were so loyal to doctrine. 24 Hindi # Mt. 1 John 3:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:18, NIV: "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." But they weren’t finished. 2 Mga minamahal, ngayon ay mga anak tayo ng Dios, at hindi pa nahahayag kung magiging ano tayo. 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It’s not about what we know, because no one knows more about God than another. He is also a trained actor and performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, LLC. Their purpose was to come up with a theological agreement for all Christians around the world. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 3:1-17 EXEGESIS: JOHN 2, 7, AND 19. So Jesus continued: No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. You scratch your head in agony over not knowing what to do. The spirit/wind blows where it wills. 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. Now I have mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth remembering: the word trinity does not appear in the Bible. (I) 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. He came from a place of confusion; he stumbled over to Jesus. Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905) ← 1 Juan 3:16 Full Chapter 1 Juan 3:18 → 17 Datapuwa't ang sinomang mayroong mga pag-aari sa sanglibutang ito, at nakikita ang kaniyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at doo'y ipagkait ang kaniyang awa, paanong mananahan ang pagibig ng … 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. Maybe some of you are in that place today. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 6:17; Lu. The bishops added a line at the end of the creed: We believe in the Holy Spirit. Do you know what I mean? Born after being old? The controversy was about Jesus’ divinity—whether or not he was equally God. Jesus is moving Nicodemus away from his narrow view of life and God to a more mysterious, yet illuminated perspective. They were avid students of scripture and people of prayer. Actually, throughout my years, I have unsuccessfully attempted to understand and teach the trinity and have watched countless others seek to do the same. 17 Kapag nakikita ng isang maykaya sa buhay ang kanyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at hindi niya ito tinulungan, masasabi bang siya'y umiibig sa Diyos? All rights reserved worldwide. There was this guy Arius, a preacher from Libya, who had written a commentary on the Bible; he had a wide following. Because when we’re upset and pulled out of our religious comfort zone, wrestled away from what we think and believe about Jesus, we’re invited to experience the miracle of a new perspective. After all, he knew the doctrines. But actually, the Pharisees and Jesus had a lot more in common than we think. Amen. Our bodies are not separated from our souls. Who knows? But the trinity itself did not come to be until hundreds of years after the Bible was written. Ironic, I think, because today’s Gospel story is all about a guy in Nicodemus who thought he knew about religious things. : 2 Ito rin nang pasimula'y sumasa Dios. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Friends, each day of your lives, embrace your identity as a child of God, no matter what. Nicodemus saw the world, himself, and God as existing inside a small box. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And that’s the best part of all. It connects directly to being born of water and spirit, being children of God. I kind of think Nicodemus was scratching his head and uttering a few what the…? Notice that I removed “the” from the end, because in the Greek it should read born of spirit, not the spirit. John has already reminded his little children of Jesus’ old-new commandment (2:7-11). When you try to walk in the dark, you stumble and fall down quite a bit. You cannot see anything. It was the year 325 CE, and a council of Christian bishops got together in Nicaea, what is present-day Turkey. People like Nicodemus were kind of torn between two worlds. 1 John 3:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:17, NIV: "If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?" New International Version (NIV). Is my kid ever going to get better? John 1:10-13: He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11:24-27 1 Peter 1:6-7 This meant that Jesus was born after God, meaning that God created Jesus. There is “we” language. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Jesus will judge everyone, but that was not God"s purpose in the Incarnation. “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. We walk in darkness, so to speak, when tragedy, violence, injustice, guilt, and despair overwhelm us. Josh has worked with youth and young adult programs for 25 years regionally, nationally, and in Latin America. So he borrowed from Mary, the mother of Jesus: How can this be? That really wasn’t what Nicodemus wanted to hear. It’s Trinity Sunday, after all, when we’re supposed to focus on God being known to us in three persons: father, son, holy spirit—at least, that’s what the doctrine tells us. 3:19-20. pa noon nabibilanggo si Juan. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.”Jesus clarified his point by using common, universal symbols of water and spirit. Different versions of the Greek manuscript have different wording for some verses. Sometimes I feel that the more I explore, read, study, discover, and experience the world—the less I actually know.I love to travel, to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds; I love to learn new things. You are born of water and spirit-wind, and love. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. Rightly so, because I failed miserably. 1 John 3:18, ESV: "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." You see, we live in this world and oftentimes things can seem pretty bleak. 8:17-18 Heb. John’s Gospel periodically criticizes characters who claim to know more than others. These Arians believed that God was the Father of Jesus, and therefore, Jesus was born of God. John 3:1-17. Why–because at the end of the first century, a famous intellectual movement called Gnosticism developed. (Z) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world(AA) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Nicodemus came at night. 1 Masdan ninyo kung gaanong pagibig ang ipinagkaloob sa atin ng Ama, upang tayo'y mangatawag na mga anak ng Dios; at tayo'y gayon nga. God has given us life, and the moving, blowing spirit wind; the relentless, cooling and shaping water; an unending, inexplicable love. Our certainty will be overturned, our black-and-white religion undone, our neat, little categories upset. (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below). 25 Minsan, nagkaroon ng pagtatalo ang mga alagad ni Juan at ang isang Judio tungkol sa rituwal ng paglilinis. God and humanity coexist. (H) 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7. But Nicodemus, in the dark, was about to get shocked with some light. First, water is something directly connected to nature. Papyrus 9, dating from the 3rd century, has surviving parts of chapter 4, verses 11–12 and 14–17. Verse 24 observing the commandments allow us to remain in God and vice versa. The Muratorian fragment, dated to AD 170, cites chapter 1, verses 1–3 within a discussion of the Gospel of John. Josh also enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning language, or making strange and funny faces. Ang biyaya at ang katotohanan ay dumating sa pamamagitan ni Jesukristo. Browse Sermons on John 3:1-17. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 2:12-17. First, Jesus was basically telling Nicodemus that his knowledge was suspect. Perhaps there are things going on in your life that you just cannot explain. It blew Nicodemus’ mind! Josh grew up in Indiana and Iowa before completing a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] Does this God really care? But, as Jesus pointed out, once you let your perspective of the world, yourself, and God outside of the box—you realize you don’t know much at all. 5 At ang ilaw ay lumiliwanag sa kadiliman; at ito'y hindi napagunawa ng kadiliman. I’m not sure I want to go there today, because, as some of you have heard me say before, years ago when I was serving a church in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I tried to teach the Trinity to some teenagers who looked at me like I was from Mars. Jesus’ own disciples are not specifically mentioned; only the world. Each time when we tried to explain it, we failed. “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. (B) 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi,(C) we know(D) that you are a teacher who has come from God. I love to travel, to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds; I love to learn new things. And he was “lifted up,” not to condemn or point fingers, but to exhibit God’s unconditional love. 1 John 3 English Standard Version (ESV). Bible > Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia > 1 John 3 1 Juan 3 ... 18 Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. John’s version has Moses lift up the serpent on the stick, just as Jesus would be later lifted up on the cross. Why did this person have to die and why did this person live? John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. In fact, six times in 1 & 2 John, he refers directly to Jesus’ command that we love one another (1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5; plus the allusion in 1 John 2:7). Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Speech from Northwestern College (IA). 14:3; Mc. Dahil dito’y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka’t siya’y hindi nakilala nito. (N) 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Tagalog Bible: 1 John. The more you try to understand, the less it makes sense. On one hand, this Jesus of Nazareth made some good points in his sermons and teachings. Error: Twitter did not respond. Currently, he serves as pastor of Love in Action United Church of Christ, a progressive, Christian, LGBTQIA+ affirming and interfaith community in Hatboro, a suburb of Philadelphia. But as I do that, I often feel that I actually know very little. You can read the original story in Numbers 21, but here’s the synopsis: snakes were biting little kids in Israel and so God tells Moses to place a fiery serpent [an ancient symbol of knowledge] on a pole so that when people get bitten by the snakes they could look at the snake on the pole and live another day. Sung at the Liberal Seminary - Sermon #2 on Dr. John Sung) 10 - 02 - 2011 PM: ANG TUNAY NA PAGBABAGONG LOOB NI DR. JOHN SUNG (PANGARAL BILANG ISA KAY DR. JOHN SUNG) (The Real Conversion of Dr. John Sung - Sermon #1 on Dr. John Sung ) 10 - 02 - 2011 AM: ANG SEKRETO NG TAGUMPAY NG TSINA 18: Walang taong nakakita kailanman sa Diyos. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618. It’s not about what we know; it is about what we have been freely given. So it is with everyone who is born of Spirit. 17: Ang kautusan ay ibinigay sa pamamagitan ni Moises. Notice that starting in verse 11, we seem to leave the Nicodemus-Jesus conversation and start to hear from a narrator. Following the turning of water into wine, the narrator says, "This beginning of Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything. In 1 John 1:8, the grammar indicates John is speaking about occasional acts of sin. John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. Kaya't dapat din nating ialay ang ating buhay para sa kapatiran. John uses an almost spiraling repetition of words and phrases to help the reader see their double meanings. The more we read, the more the message moves forward. Arius obviously lost the argument. Nicodemus was sure that he knew who God was and who Jesus was.  This is why I’m not going to use an egg or an apple to try to show you who God is, because the trinity is not perfect, nor is it actually taught by Jesus. : 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Josh is also committed to promoting religious pluralism and partnering with people of all faiths and those who identify as atheist or agnostic to build bridges of shared values and cooperation. When we become too sure of what we think we know about God, we can expect demanding, piercing light to interrupt just like it did for Nicodemus. John . –Gabriel Zepeda-Rolón In the name of his Son Jesus Christ=Luke 24:47; John 1:12, 3:18, 20:31; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 John 5:13. But Nicodemus still didn’t get it, and that’s obvious, because even though Jesus used the phrase born from above, Nicodemus asked how it was possible to be born again? John has already told us in 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Following God will sometimes require a release of things I hold dear, in order for Him to replace them with what is better and will have eternal benefits for me and others Matthew 5:11-12 Luke 21:1-4 Acts 4:32-35 Rom. But once your perspective expands to be bigger and freer, you tend to say: “I don’t know everything and therefore, I’m open to new possibilities.”. Roman Emperor Constantine was behind it. How could a person go back inside mom’s womb? Not What We Know but What We’ve Been Given Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything.Do you know what I mean? Ang bugtong na Anak na nasa piling ng Ama ang naghayag sa kaniya. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d](J), 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,”(L) said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 3:1-17. God so loves that darkness. The criterion the author has established is the following: those who affirm beliefs contrary to the Christian faith should not be heard. God so loves the Nicodemus in all of us. Most likely, this is the 4th Gospel addressing its community and context, for there were many people still on the fence about Jesus. It’s unpredictable, chaotic, sometimes dangerous, sometimes comforting and soothing. [a]”(G), 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. The closest thing you will get is the mention of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at various times in the NT epistles. Browse Sermons on 1 John 2:12-17. It’s weird, I know. We are drawn to this love; we are surrounded by it and filled with it. Water is basically limitless; it goes around, under, and through things. God has freely given. This was contrary to what John was saying about this Jesus of Nazareth, the one who opened up knowledge for all people to receive and enjoy. 11:17-19 Heb. 1 John 3:16-18 16 Dito natin nakikilala ang tunay na pag-ibig: inialay ni Cristo ang kanyang buhay para sa atin. How long do I have to feel this loneliness and emptiness? (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) 4 Nasa kaniya ang buhay; at ang buhay ay siyang ilaw ng mga tao. : 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1 John 3:17, ESV: "But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?" He might as well have been present for the Council of Nicaea. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears  we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. So light, the concept of Jesus as Logos/Word of God, breaks through the darkness and illuminates people with love, grace, and truth. Should I take this new job? When perspective is small and rigid, it’s easy to say, “I know this or that” with certainty. 1 John 3:17. τὸν βίον τοῦ κόσμου, the substance of the world) An instance of the figure Litotes: in antithesis to lives, 1 John 3:16.— κλείσῃ, shall shut) whether asked for aid, or not asked. Should I move? 2 Ito rin nang pasimula'y sumasa Dios. It carves rocks, making rough places smooth. Our explanations became too simplistic, superficial, and token. And we are so loved that we have plenty of this love flowing out from us in glad response. Why do people kill children in Syria? John 17 The High Priestly Prayer. And then, in the middle of the story, John’s Gospel throws us for a loop. Proto-Gnostics claimed to have special knowledge; therefore, they could set the standard for spiritual truths. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page. There’s a message for all of us here. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. [e](Q) 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(R) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f](S) 15 that everyone who believes(T) may have eternal life in him.”[g](U), 16 For God so loved(V) the world that he gave(W) his one and only Son,(X) that whoever believes(Y) in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:18; John 5:24). He’s also called a Pharisee and a leader of the Judeans, which means that Nicodemus was part of the group that didn’t care for Jesus too much. THE CONTEXT Chapter 2 tells of the wedding at Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine (2:1-11) and the cleansing of the temple (2:13-22). Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. 26 Kaya't pumunta sila kay Juan at sinabi sa kanya, “Guro, naaalala pa po ba ninyo ang lalaking kasama ninyo sa ibayo ng Jordan, na inyong pinatotohanan? He has developed theatre arts curriculum for use in worship, youth groups, education, and group-building. 1:1 Yaong buhat sa pasimula, yaong aming narinig, yaong nakita ng aming mga mata, yaong aming namasdan, at nahipo ng aming mga kamay, tungkol sa salita ng buhay; . 1 Ang mga bagay na ito ay sinalita ni Jesus; at sa pagtingala ng kaniyang mga mata sa langit, ay sinabi niya, Ama, dumating na ang oras; luwalhatiin mo ang iyong Anak, upang ikaw ay luwalhatiin ng Anak: 2 Gaya ng ibinigay mo sa kaniya ang kapamahalaan sa lahat ng laman, upang bigyan niya ng buhay na walang hanggan ang lahat ng ibinigay mo sa kaniya. 3 Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay ginawa sa pamamagitan niya; at alin man sa lahat ng ginawa ay hindi ginawa kung wala siya. Of course, Jesus spoke Aramaic. That is the lead-in to the sparkplug of John 3:16. Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618, 2 timothy 3:15 17. 1 John 3:1 Children of God. 1 Juan 3:18 - Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. The sight of the wretched at once knocks at the hearts of the spectators, or even opens them: then a … Ironically, the dark place—the world, which I mentioned before, is the reason for all this lifting up and unconditional love. at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. When we’re infants, we know as much about God as we know when we’re 90. 3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus(A) who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. It’s not about what you know; it’s about what you’ve been given. 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. Why do people kill children in Greater Philadelphia? The problem for the Pharisees was that they loved the status quo and the religious institution. To be born from both water and spirit/wind is to recognize full humanity as a child of God. God so loves in a way that disrupts our three point sermons, doctrines, dogmas, and logical sensibilities. Go ahead and look for it. Rather it was to provide salvation for everyone through His death on the cross. The grammar of 1 John 3:6 indicates that John is speaking of a settled, continued lifestyle of sin. Is there a God? But John’s Gospel changes the story. He is honored to work with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia as a Fellow and a Consultant. As words are repeated, their meaning is intensified and deepened. This grace is lifted up before us and we are drawn to it. It didn’t satisfy everyone, though, so in 381 CE at the First Council of Constantinople, they added: We believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord and giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father. God could have condemned human beings without the Incarnation. Dahil dito'y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka't siya'y hindi nakilala nito. You won’t find it. He came to what was his own,* and his own people did not accept him. Jesus said: No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above. Jesus, the son of humanity, fully demonstrated what it meant to live as a child of God. The name Nicodemus means “peoples’ victory” and is a name of a member of the Sanhedrin, or the ruling Council in Jerusalem at that time. (With Dr.
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