"Which were born , not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:13
ere is the mystery of the New Birth. Here we find the genius and the genetics of salvation. It's not of blood. That
is biology. It's not of the will of the flesh. That is psychology. It's
not of the will of man. That
It's not of blood or biology. Science is
trying to save us. While
science may help us live a little longer it can not really make us live
a little better. Science
can break a man down to the very strands of DNA but it cannot find
salvation in the genes. Instead
of reading genes, man had better read Genesis. Biology is not the answer.
It's not of the will
of the flesh or psychology. Another
way of saying "will of the flesh" is will power. Will power
never saved anyone from the grave. Man's will is damaged. It
wants the wrong things. If
self will o (will of the flesh) could save, then salvation is just a
matter of turning over a new leaf. No, salvation is more than a new leaf; it is a new life.
It's not of the will of man or sociology. There are many well meaning people who try to save others from
the outside in, but that does not work. They clean him up and give him a new set of clothes. The sinner is the same, even in a new suit.
God. If God does not
work nothing happens. Oh,
may God work in your life today.
It's not my blood or my noble birth
That will take my soul to glory
But Christ's shed blood
that has the worth
And that's the Gospel story