I just wanted to toss out something that I’m pondering. In John 3, Jesus talked to Nicodemus about being born again and explained that without His intervention, man cannot experience the kingdom of God. I have mostly heard this passage used in reference to making a personal decision for Christ.
What if instead of saying, “Nicodemus, will you pray the sinner’s prayer?”, Jesus was saying, in order for mankind to experience the kingdom of God, you all will have to have an entirely different nature, and in order for that to occur, He (Jesus) will die.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (I Peter 1:3)
What if in the resurrection, all of mankind was born again into a new nature that is capable of experiencing the kingdom of God?