Born From Above

“The will of my Father is that a person be made a participant in the Holy Spirit and that the citizen of earth be reborn into a strange and unaccustomed life and be called a citizen of Heaven. And when he says that the rebirth by the Holy Spirit is ‘from above,’ he shows clearly that the Spirit is of the substance of God the Father, just as of course he says about himself somewhere, ‘I am from above (Jn 8.23).’” St. Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John 3.5.

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