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“Nicodemus,” Liahona, Feb. 2001, 14



Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews. Many Pharisees did not believe that Jesus Christ was sent by God. Nicodemus believed that Jesus was sent by God because of the miracles He did. John 3:1–2

Nicodemus spoke with Jesus one night

Nicodemus talked with the Savior one night. Jesus told him that no one could enter the kingdom of God unless he or she was born again. John 3:3–5

Nicodemus didn’t understand how a person can be born again

Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus meant. How could a person be born again? The Savior explained that He was talking about being born spiritually. To do this, a person must be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. John 3:5–7

Jesus must die so we can return to heaven

Jesus explained that Heavenly Father had sent Him to earth to prepare a way for us all to return to Heavenly Father. The Savior testified that He would suffer and die on a cross so we would be saved if we believe in Him and keep His commandments. John 3:12–17

We need to do what is right

He said we need to choose to do those things that are right and not to do things that are wrong. If we do what is right, we will live forever in the kingdom of God. John 3:18–21

Illustrated by Robert T. Barrett