THEY BELIEVE on Him, to whom the promise of the Spirit was made and through the righteousness which is of His faith, they who believe in Him are born again to a new and living way to a living hope?
Can a man who is dead spiritually worship God in spirit and in truth? John 3 : 3,5,8 and 4: 25 and
1 Corinthians 12; 13 and Titus 3: 5
Don't forget the question mockers: ';How can man worship God in spirit if he is dead in spirit, Romans 5: 12';How can man serve and worship God who is spirit, worship him in spirit and in truth, except...?
God's spirit comes into a person through Jesus Christ and and they are then alive in Christ. Unless a man be born-again he cannot worship God in spirit and in truth.How can man serve and worship God who is spirit, worship him in spirit and in truth, except...?
It is not the old dead sinful flesh gratifying self that worships God but the new born again creation.
Romans 6:3-4 3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
That is why we have to be born again.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, ';Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.';
John 3:6 ';That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.';
John 3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, 'You must be born again.';
Why do you concern yourself with 2000 year old folklore riddles? Open a text book and study some science. Man has come a long way in the last 20 years, much less the distance man has traveled in the last 2000 years. Our knowledge base is expands expanentially in the sciences and imagine how far we have come in 2000 years. Hell, you would have been laughed at 20 years ago if you had explained the technology behind an ipod.
The people that made the Bible believed in flat earth, earth being the center of the universe, etc. etc. Read it as a history of man's ignorance of the past and move on.
%26lt;%26lt;from Luke 1:46-47: ';My soul magnifies [present tense] the Lord, and my spirit has exulted [perfect tense] in God my Savior.'; Here we see the change in tense according to the original language, which indicates that the spirit must first exult before the soul can magnify the Lord. The spirit first communicates the exultation to the soul, then the soul expresses this exultation through the organs of the body.%26gt;%26gt; -http://jayzuv.com/nee.html
So if the spirit has not been 'born again' it is dead towards God and cannot worship Him.