Many will say that "born again" means the moment a sinner freely chooses Christ and receives salvation. They are said to be "born again". These verses speak about being a person being "born" or "born again" and attribute the birth to the Spirit of God. That is the Spirit who gives birth to man's spirit. That is the Spirit who gives birth to God's children. And verse 13 is clear about what are not the causes or reasons for this birth. Why is "human decision" listed as not one of the causes or reasons? We all agree that you can't be birthed spiritually by your parents or husband(ie. spouse). Why then do many believe that you can be birthed by your own decision? If the Bible teaches that man's spirit is birthed by the Holy Spirit, then why is man's free decision or choice held up as the reason one is born of God or not?