Earthly things, Heavenly things
A. Nicodemus was reluctant to believe on Christ from the earthly things. By contrast, Nathanael believed on Christ from earthly things he witnessed. JOH 1:47-51.
1. Earthly things are observable things of a temporal nature that agree with experimental
witness as opposed to the invisible eternal things only knowable by revelation and faith.
2CO 4:18; HEB 11:1.
a. There is an earthly Jerusalem and a heavenly Jerusalem which we know only by faith. GAL4:25-26.
b. There is a natural body/house and a spiritual body/house we know only by faith.