Jesus clearly said that without this – that unless one is born again – he cannot enter or be part of (see) the kingdom of God. Moral or religious reform isn’t enough. One must be born again. Yes, this isn’t something that we can do to ourselves. If Jesus had said, “Unless you are washed, you cannot see the kingdom of God”, then we might think, “I can wash myself.” A man might wash himself, but he could never birth himself. Yes, all over the New Testament, this idea of rebirth, re-creation occurs variously: a). 1 Peter speaks of being born anew by God’s great mercy (1 Peter 1:3). b). 1 Peter speaks of being born anew from an imperishable seed (1 Peter 1:22-23). c). James speaks of God bringing us forth by the word of truth (James 1:18). d). Titus speaks to us of the washing of regeneration (Titus 3:5). e). Romans speaks of dying with Jesus and rising anew (Romans 6:1-11). f). 1 Corinthians speaks of new believers as newborn babes (1 Corinthians 3:1-2). g). 2 Corinthians speaks of us being a new creation in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). h). Galatians says that in Jesus, we are a new creation (Galatians 6:15). i). Ephesians says the new man is created after God in righteousness (Ephesians 4:22-24). j). Hebrews says that at the beginning of our Christian life, we are like children (Hebrews 5:12-14). That’s it!!!