Dear Wes,<br><br>IRT:<br>"John 3:3<br>Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"<br><br>This issue has been brought up before. It is also written that our righteousness must exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees before we enter the kingdom of heaven. Now it cannot be argued that we must be righteous before we are saved, so I must conclude that the "kingdom of heaven" in these contexts refers to the eternal kingdom where believers will reign with Christ. Hence being born again is not a requirement to be saved (for it is actually being saved), but a requirement for one to live with Christ in His kingdom throughout eternity.<br><br><br>In Christ,<br>Josh