Jesus said to Nicodemus: John 3:3 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again,he cannot see the kingdom of God. Every Christian knows the truth of these words, but how often do we consider the order of the actions of "born again" and "see the king dom of God"? By tradition it is taught that a person sees the kingdom of God, desires to enter into it, and then believes, resulting in regeneration. Yet, Jesus taught that the unregenerate person cannot even see the kingdom of God. Spiritual birth precedes all actions of the spiritual life. Jesus parallels "seeing" the kindom with "entering" the kingdom in the sme passage. John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee; Ye bust be born again. The contrast between flesh and spirit, unregenerate and regenerate, spiritually dead and spiritually alive, is complete, making the new birth and absolute necessity. You must be born again.