For many of us this is a problematic element to the story.We welcome the message of being born of the Spirit and that God, in God’s love, sent the Son to express God’s loving invitation to share in salvation. My own response is to read this passage in light of a larger vision of salvation, wherein God restores all humanity, indeed all of creation, to relationship with God.
The reading from the Gospel of John is not an explicitly Trinitarian text, at least you won’t find a nicely laid out Trinitarian formula in the passage, but if you read the text from a Trinitarian vantage point you will see present here the activity of the God whom Christians understand to be Triune. You have Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus about the possibility (or impossibility) of being born anew.“Really with the main goal of doing what he did for me a long time ago – bridging fans to our organization and then not only making them fans of the Rams, but making a difference in their life,” Dickerson said. At an impasse with the Rams, he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Halloween in 1987.Dickerson later played for the then-Los Angeles Raiders and retired as a member of the Atlanta Falcons in 1993.As for those who do not believe, they have made the choice to receive condemnation.John takes the onus off of God and puts it on the one who resists.Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson returned as a member of the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, signing a one day contract to officially retire as a member of the team with whom he's mostly closely associated. It’s like getting drafted all over again, " said Dickerson, who added, “I love my football team. I just want our team to be very successful – not just playing on the field, but also off the field – in the city, in the community.” The L. Rams drafted Dickerson with the second overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft.