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Eternal life and Kingdom of God

Can someone help me it sais in John 3:5 Jesus replied, "I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the spirit. so then here it sais John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever belives in him shall not die but have eternal life. so if i believe in him i am saved and have eternal life but i can't enter the Kingdom of God because i am not baptised with the water and spirit. So this means i will live forever but i won't be able to enter heaven? And also the church today is so diversed with so many beliefs i do not know where to get baptised cause i don't want to be baptised under a false belief. Please somebody help me understand this
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3 Jesus replied, <woj>“I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,<sup>[a]</sup> you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”</woj> 4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
5 Jesus replied, <woj>“I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.<sup>[b]</sup></woj> 6 <woj>Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.<sup>[c]</sup></woj> 7 <woj>So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You<sup>[d]</sup> must be born again.’</woj> 8 <woj>The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

</woj> 9 “How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked.
10 Jesus replied, <woj>“You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things?</woj> 11 <woj>I assure you, we tell you what we know and have seen, and yet you won’t believe our testimony.</woj> 12 <woj>But if you don’t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things?</woj> 13 <woj>No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man<sup>[e]</sup> has come down from heaven.</woj> 14 <woj>And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,</woj> 15 <woj>so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.<sup>[f

</sup></woj> 16 <woj>“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.</woj> 17 <woj>God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.</woj>
18 <woj>“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.</woj> 19 <woj>And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.</woj> 20 <woj>All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.</woj> 21 <woj>But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.<sup>[g]</sup>”</woj>

<woj>The Message Bible says it like this:</woj>

<woj>John 3.1</woj>

Born from Above

1-2 There was a man of the Pharisee sect, Nicodemus, a prominent leader among the Jews. Late one night he visited Jesus and said, "Rabbi, we all know you're a teacher straight from God. No one could do all the God-pointing, God-revealing acts you do if God weren't in on it." 3Jesus said, "You're absolutely right. Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it's not possible to see what I'm pointing to—to God's kingdom."

4"How can anyone," said Nicodemus, "be born who has already been born and grown up? You can't re-enter your mother's womb and be born again. What are you saying with this 'born-from-above' talk?"

5-6Jesus said, "You're not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the 'wind-hovering-over-the-water' creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it's not possible to enter God's kingdom. When you look at a baby, it's just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can't see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.

7-8"So don't be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be 'born from above'—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it's headed next. That's the way it is with everyone 'born from above' by the wind of God, the Spirit of God."

9Nicodemus asked, "What do you mean by this? How does this happen?"
10-12Jesus said, "You're a respected teacher of Israel and you don't know these basics? Listen carefully. I'm speaking sober truth to you. I speak only of what I know by experience; I give witness only to what I have seen with my own eyes. There is nothing secondhand here, no hearsay. Yet instead of facing the evidence and accepting it, you procrastinate with questions. If I tell you things that are plain as the hand before your face and you don't believe me, what use is there in telling you of things you can't see, the things of God?

13-15"No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man. In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up—and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.

16-18"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

Baptism by full immersion comes after one has given their heart to Jesus. Just find the right place of worship where the full gospel is being preached.

God bless

LLJ :love: :rainbow: :rose:
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