Jesus to Nicodemus
“You Must Be Born Again”
When Jesus made that statement, Nicodemus didn’t understand what He meant. I offer the following as an illustration of what it means and why it is so.
Sow’s Ears and Silk Purses
My mother said it, your mother said it and anyone with common sense knows the following statement is true…
You cannot turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse.
This maxim is recognized universally and is usually interpreted to mean:
- Inferior materials can’t be used to make superior products.
But it also implies that…
- The nature of two vastly different materials can never be the same.
One thing cannot become another: water can’t become oil, salt can’t become sugar, tree trunks don’t become steel, fat doesn’t convert to protein and so on.
And in the case of a sow’s ear there are no conditions under which that principle doesn’t apply: [Read more…]