Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
– This, again, is most emphatically in the style of John. Never can he lose sight of the spirituality of Jesus Christ’s work. John shows the very religiousness of religion. Christianity is to him more than a history, more than an argument, more than a theology – it is a spiritual revelation to the spiritual nature of man.
On the part of man it is to be not an attitude, but a life – the very mystery of his spirit, too subtle for analysis, too strong for repression, too divine to be tolerant of corruption.
– Joseph Parker