My friend, I put experience in italics as the author did because he well knows one must be born again through water and spirit. He was emphasizing "experience" as a stimulating or moving experience which one is not required to perceive after Baptism.
Nice try at subtlety but it doesnt work. I can assure you that in every true believers life there is that experience of a changed heart. Its when the knowledge moves from the head to the heart. If you havent experienced it I pray you will. The “outward keeping of rituals does NOT make one a true member of Christs body.
May we not forget: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth forever.” (1 Peter 1:23)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:3)