Sadly, some people who call themselves Christians think like that in terms of salvation.
“Except that a person be born again, s/he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“No one comes to Jesus unless Father God draws that person to Jesus.”
If the Holy Spirit does not make of us New Creations, we are not capable of seeing our need for forgiveness for our sinful and rebellious human nature.
Unless God uses the same power that created the universe, and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, to create in us a new heart so to speak, nothing and no one can change us from self-worshipping, self-adoring, self-obsessed creatures of rebellion, to those who worship and obey our Creator.
We must be born again from above or all hope is lost.