Check out this verse. Look at it in every translation you can find.
2 Corinthians 7:12 “So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.” (ESV)
Here is much of the problem, caused by people not understanding the apostles’ Semitic Greek. This sounds just like that video where the guy said at the end “Its not about justice; its about Jesus.” (referring to the video here) And he probably thought he had got that concept from here too — but he was wrong.
In the Semitic Greek of the apostles they very often leave out the word “merely” or “only.” Just look at 1 Timothy 5:23 “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” (KJV)
Strangely, in 1 Timothy 5:23 the NRSV and ESV both add in the missing “only” but do not do so in 2 Corinthians 7:12, which results in Paul sounding like a tyrant in 2 Cor 7:12.
Really should be (unless Paul was a tyrant philosopher king!?!?!) “So although I wrote to you, it was not ONLY for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor ONLY for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but ALSO in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.”
The same observation applies to John 1:13.
“who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
“who were born, not ONLY of blood nor ONLY of the will of the flesh nor ONLY of the will of man, but ALSO of God.”
Otherwise, we have a contradiction against John 1:12 which clearly places faith BEFORE “regeneration”:
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
They received him, believed in his name, FIRST, and then were given the right to become children of God. They still didn’t even became children of God yet, but only received the right. How they became children of God we are told in Galatians 3:26-27.
“for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
When they believed, they received the right to become children of God. When they were baptized they used the right.