Who was Nicodemus?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 28 2014 1405684364 joe Purter

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Eced7a1f c81d 42f4 95ea 9d5719dce241 Singapore Moses Messenger of God, CEO in IT industry, Astronaut, Scientist
Nicodemus was 
One of the Pharisees,
a ruler of the Jews,
A Jewish Rabbi, 
member of the Sanhedrin and 
one of the three richest men in Jerusalem. 

Note Nicodemus' three steps:
1. He came to Jesus (Jn. 3:1). 
2. He testified for Him (Jn. 7:50-51). 
3. He did service for Him (Jn. 19:39).

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (Jn. 3:3; 1Jn. 2:29; 3:8; 5:1-14,18).

Nicodemus misunderstood Jesus and thought only in human terms. Millions today make the same mistake in comparing the new birth with the old birth. This is the very thing Jesus did not want men to do (Jn. 3:12). The truth is: one is a begetting and a coming into existence; the other is an adoption (Rom. 8:14-16 Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5).

July 29 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining