12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
We cannot inherit Christianity. We may have had Christian parents, but that does not produce a Christian child. Being born again is altogether a work of the Holy Spirit of the living God. This new birth cannot be produced by human devices or schemes or of man’s will. Many people think they are automatically born again when they join a church or make some New Year’s resolution or give a large gift to a charitable organization. All of these are fine and good to do, but they do not produce the new birth.