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Why does John 3:6 make a distinction between ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit’?

An important thing to remember when interpreting John 3:6 is that we *are* spiritual beings who are in a physical body. In Genesis 2:7, And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The breath of God is His Spirit making us spiritual creatures. And 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Shows that we are made of spirit, soul, and body.

So, since we have a spirit, we can be born again spiritually in this life. In fact, because of Adams sin, every human is born with a spirit that is dead to God. In order to begin a relationship with God, our spirit must be reborn, and that is what happens when we are born again. The new birth is what happens to us when we first put our trust in Christ and begin our walk with God.