His interpretation of the analogy of the “wind” is also misconstrued. The purpose of the analogy of the “wind” is not to explain how someone is “born again,” but the state and condition of someone who is born again. It means that you can’t tell if someone is “born again” by just looking at him. It is a change that takes place within the soul, and not visible in the outward appearance.
The key to understanding that passage correctly is actually in verse 5, which he has conveniently ignored:
Revised June 5, 2018.