The new birth is a DIVINE and SUPERNATURAL work. Holy ancestry does not insure it, pious parentage does not convey it, human eloquence does not inspire it, moral persuasion does not produce it. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high is the accomplishment of this work above created power. How clear does the Holy Spirit put this–“As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in his name. Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God,” (John 1:12, 13.) “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.” “Born again”–marg., “born from above.”

Octavius Winslow

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