What did Jesus mean when he said you must be born of water and the spirit? Please don't tell me that he was talking about the water in the womb at birth. Jesus made it very clear that he was speaking of something spiritual not natural. Most contend that this does not mean baptism yet again John wrote in 1 John 5: And Jesus Christ was revealed as God's son by his baptism in water and by shedding his bood on the cross, not by water only but by water and blood. And the Spirit also gives us the testimony that this is true. So we have these three witnesses, the spirit, the water, and the blood and all three agree. So If Jesus was not speaking of Baptism in water in John 3:5 why did John write what he wrote in 1 John 5.