| LETs be honest-dont some of these religious
terms seem vague, meaningless, when you stop to think about it?
Do you know that most people who think they have been "born again"
actually have no more real conception of what it means than the young man who said he
"gave his heart to the Lord" at a revival meeting. When asked if he had his
chest cut open so he could reach in, take his heart out, and hand it to the Lord, he
stammered confusedly that he guessed he didnt really know what it did mean, when he
had been told that he "gave his heart to the Lord."
Its about time the TRUTH of what Jesus Christ meant by
being "born again" is made so plain you will UNDERSTAND!
For He did not say or mean what most religious people think! And NOTHING IS SO
Even Preachers Deceived
When Jesus said we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God
except we be BORN AGAIN (John 3:3-6), Nicodemus was confused. He
didnt understandbut he did know that he had been BORNonce!
And he knew that to be BORN meant that he was literally
delivered out of his mothers womb, after having been begotten by his human
father, and having been nourished by food through his mother so that, as a growing fetus,
he developed and grew physically large enough to be finally BORN! That
was no ethereal, imaginary, mystic, unreal event.
Yes, Nicodemus knew what it meant to be BORN! But Jesus was
talking about being born AGAINa second timenot of material
fleshnot after being physically begotten by his human fatherbut of
the SPIRIT, after being begotten by the heavenly Father!
WHY cannot people understand? Its hard to believe, but
YOUR BIBLE says that this whole world is DECEIVED!
Incredible though it seems, that is true!
Yes, even the clergy! Many large denominations of this worlds organized
religion ignore this subject altogether. Some refer to it, as a mythical, mystic,
meaningless expression, casually and rarely, putting no emphasis on it as a doctrine or
teaching. But a few put major stress on "a born-again experience" without
the slightest conception of what it means!
WHY this confusion of tongues? Actually, it has resulted
from the greatest, more colossal and diabolical conspiracy ever perpetrated on mankind,
which occurred between the years of 70 and 120 A.D. actually beginning as early as
The most tremendous discovery of this 20th Centurythe most important
acquisition of new knowledgeis the discovery of the true factual and authentic
history of that gigantic organized conspiracy that resulted in deceiving the entire
If it were truly UNDERSTOOD today what Jesus meant by being BORN
AGAIN, the subject would be neither ignored, nor misrepresented in a
pseudo-spiritual, mystic sentimentalism.
One religious leader, victim of the Great Delusion, gave this definition of a
Christian: "One who has been born again, and washed in the blood of Christ." It
will sound incredible to some, but emphatically that is not the Biblical definition. We
shall make that PLAIN!
I have before me a religious weekly, in newspaper style, with a 3-column
headline across the top of a 5column front page, which says: "What Born
Again Means." It is a long article, continuing over on, and almost filling
an additional whole page. But I read in vain to discover what this evangelist, with the
title of "Doctor," thought the words really mean. He listed eight conditions, or
religious states, which he thought resulted from the "experience." But what the
words "born again" meanwhat actually takes place, and how
and whenor just what the "experience" ishe simply
didnt know. After talking all around his subject, never getting down to it, he
finally said the new birth is a "mystery" which we cannot understand!
But WE CAN UNDERSTAND!
God intends us to understand! YOUR BIBLE makes it PLAINyes,
the PLAIN TRUTHif you will only quit "interpreting,"
reading into it a supposed meaning carelessly assumed because it has been popularly
taughtor representing it as a system of double-talk in which words do not mean what
The BIBLE says what it MEANSand
it means precisely what it SAYS. Lets quit interpreting!
Lets BELIEVE CHRIST, the Living Word of GOD!
There is a particular verse that has puzzled millions, discouraged
thousands who didnt understand, and caused some to accuse the Bible of contradicting
Look at this verse! It saysand means, literally:
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he
cannot sin, because he is born of God" (I John 3:9).
Look at that! It says plainly, that after a man is "born of God" it
is impossible to sin again.
Now is that a contradiction of verse 8 of the first chapter of the same Book?
Remember that in New Testament language the pronoun "we" or "us" refer
to converted Christians. The unconverted are referred to as "they" or
"them." An example is I Thes. 5. "For when they shall say,
Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them . . . and they
shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness that that day should
overtake you as a thief (Verses 3 and 4).
Now compare the verse in I John 3:9 with the following, in I John 1:8-9:
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth
is not in us. If we "(already Christians who repented of, and had forgiven and
wiped out, all previous sins at the time of conversionso this is here referring to
sins committed, though of course not deliberately and willfully, after being
converted)"confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we"(we CHRISTIANS)"say
that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us"
(Verse 10). Then, the next verse, I John 2:1: "And if any man sin, we
(Christians) have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."
Of course the Bible teaches that Christians should not sin. The
first part of I John 2:1 (not quoted above) teaches that. The emphasis all through the New
Testament is on rooting out sinovercoming sin growing in Gods
righteousness, always toward perfection.
But these and numerous other verses (especially the Apostle Pauls
experience, Romans 7:14-25) says plainly that converted Christians do
sinthough not deliberately and willfully. Certainly it is not impossible!
Look at Jesus Christ Himself! The Scriptures say He did not sinyet
they teach plainly that at all times it was entirely possible for Him to sin.
Jesus, in the human flesh, "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet
without sin" (Heb. 4:15). No Scripture says that He could not sin.
So here we have many Scriptures showing that it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE
for converted Christians to sinit was NOT IMPOSSIBLE even for
Jesus! Yet, in I John 3:9, we have the flat statement that, if and when we are actually born
of GOD, we shall not be able to sinIT WILL THEN BE
THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION BETWEEN THESE SCRIPTURES!
The Source of Error
Nearly every error is based on a false assumption, taken carelessly
for granted. The universal error, in this case, is the untrue ASSUMPTION
that when one is convertedwhen one has fully repented, accepted Christ in faith, and
received Gods Spiritor, as some state it, "been baptized by the Holy
Spirit"that he has then been "born again."
The colossal error is merely one of using incorrect terminologyyet the
error is far-reaching, and totally hides from the world the overwhelming, ALL-IMPORTANT
MEANING of being BORN of GOD! By this
apparently slight misuse of terminology, a cunning devil has DECEIVED THE WHOLE
WORLD as to what salvation iswhat is the reward of the
"saved"what is the real PURPOSE of LIFE the MEANING of SALVATION-the
goal of Gods Plan!
This misapplication of one word of religious terminology has
deceived a confused world into viewing the matter of being "born again" as some
ethereal, mystic "experience" one is supposed to "feel," or, somehow,
though he sensed nothing, to have gone through when he professed Christ!
What most religious peopleif they use the term call being
"born again" is simply MISNAMED. Actually, the term "born
again" does not apply at all, nor refer to, the experience of a true CONVERSIONthe
receiving of Gods Holy Spiritor, as some phrase it, the "baptism of the
Holy Spirit." Most, however, who use this latter term are as deceived as to what it
is, as they are about being "born again."
The real SOURCE of this whole stupendous error is this: In
the English language, we have two different words to express the two phases
that occur in the reproductive process of all mammals.
The one, which is the very start of the new life, we call conception,
or a begettal. All human and animal life comes from an egg-cell, which must first
be fertilized, impregnated, conceived, or begotten (yes, we have all four of
those words for this first initial phase of the reproductive process) by a sperm-cell from
the FATHER. But NO ONE EVER calls this beginning of
the process a BIRTH!
In the case of all mammals, the begotten egg-cell is called a fetus.
In the human family it starts as small as a very tiny pencil dot. It cannot be BORN
until, nourished on material food through the mother, in the uterus or womb of the mother,
it develops and grows, physically, to a size averaging 6 to 9 pounds in the human
The phase of the process which in the English language we call being BORN
is that process by which the fetus is delivered from the mothers womb, and
out into the world comes a little baby to gasp its own first breath. It has then BEEN
But if you would try to tell a doctor, or a nurse, that the yet unborn fetus
had already been born, as soon as you knew it had been conceived, or begotten,
the doctor or nurse would surely think you ignorant, and probably try to explain.
The New Testament of the Holy BIBLE was originally written
in the Greek language. And, in this case, the Greeks had only one word
for the TWO vitally different phases of the process!
That Greek word is "gennao" (pronounced ghenah-o). The
Greek-English dictionary (lexicon) gives this definition of the Greek word: to
procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); beget, be
born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of gender."
Four of those definitions mean to beget or to conceivebut NOT
to be BORN. To procreate means to beget. To conceive
has the same meaning. Websters dictionary defines "gender" as to
beget, breed, generate. It does not refer to the birth. But three of the lexicon
definitions of "gennao" mean the actual BIRTH: "be
born," "bring forth," and "be delivered of"
Since the original Greek, in which the New Testament was written,
has only the one word for both meaningsand since the "scholars"
of our comparatively recent years who translated the Bible into English did not,
themselves, understand Gods Planthey often translated the Greek word
"gennao" into the English word "BORN" where
it actually meant "BEGOTTEN."
Notice a few outstanding examples!
In John 1:13, the Authorized, or King James version of the Bible renders it:
"...which were born, not of blood, not of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God." This is an incorrect translation of the Greek word "gennao."
In the American Revised version a marginal rendering says: "or, begotten,"
as it should be.
Other examples appear in Johns first Epistle. Notice:
In the American Revised version I John 2:29 is correctly translated: "is
begotten of Him"; but in the A.V. it is, incorrectly, "...every one that
doeth righteousness is born of Him."
I John 4:7: The A.V. incorrectly has it: "...and every one that loveth
is born of God, and knoweth God." But the Revised version corrected this
error, rendering it: "...is begotten of God."
I John 5:1, in the A.V., incorrectly: "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is
the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth Him that begat
loveth him also that is begotten of Him." Here, this same Greek word, "gennao,"
was inspired by the Holy Spirit three times in the same verse. The first time,
the King James translates erroneously rendered it into the English word "born."
The second time "gennao" is used in the Greek they could not
render it "Him that was BORN" or "Him that
"borned"for it refers to the human believer, not God. Here they were forced
to choose the correct definition of "gennao" in the past tense, as
"begat." Then, since they already had to use the past-tense
"begat" in that instance, they also correctly rendered it, in the third
place the word occurred, "is begotten."
The Revised version also corrected this error, rightly rendering it:
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God, and
whosoever loveth Him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of
One final example: I John 5:4the A.V. erroneously renders it: "For
whosoever is born of God overcometh the world,..." but the Revised version
corrected it to read: "For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the
Now quickly notice a few instances where the SAME GREEK WORD
was correctly translated "begotten."
I Cor. 4:15 the Apostle Paul is talking to those converted under his
ministry. "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not
many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel."
There, it is correctly translated, showing that Pauls converts at Corinth, as his
"spiritual children," had been begotten of God, but not yet BORN.
The experience of conversion, in this life, is a begettala
"conception"an impregnation"but NOT YET A BIRTH!
This we shall make PLAIN!
One moreHeb. 1:5speaking of CHRISTS
begettal in the Virgin Mary. This verse shows that Christ, later BORN of
God by a resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4), was an actual BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD,
in a manner that no angel is, or can be. Angels are merely created beings. They
are not actually begotten of God, so that in this sense they become His born sons,
as Christ now isand as we may also be Notice the verse: "For unto
which of the angels said He at any time, "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten
Let CHRIST Explain!
If those who are deceived would listen to JESUS,
and be willing to believe He meant what He said, THEY COULD UNDERSTAND!
Lets look at all that Jesus said! Lets understand what
it means to be BORN of Godin what respect one shall be
different after he is BORN of Godlets see WHEN
this spiritual BIRTH takes place!
This man Nicodemus was a Pharisee, in an office of authority over the Jews.
The Pharisees considered Jesus as "a religious independent"they
didnt endorse Him, they sought to discredit, persecute, and kill Him. Nicodemus
didnt want to be seen talking to Jesus. So he came around under cover of darkness.
But Nicodemus did recognize that Jesus was actually sent by God, with a
Message from the Creator to mankind.
Jesus said to him: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God" (John 3:3).
Immediately carnal-minded Nicodemus was as puzzled and confused as
carnal-minded religionists today. But he knew one clear and specific fact they seem not to
grasphe knew what being BORN means!
"How can a man be born when he is old? asked this Pharisee
ruler. "Can he enter the second time into his mothers womb, and be born?"
Jesus was here talking about the actual spiritual BIRTHnot
the begettal. Let us understand that. In this passage, the Greek word "gennao"
is correctly translated "born." So, let us now see how Jesus explained
this final spiritual BIRTH.
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of
the flesh is flesh; that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said
unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the
sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is everyone
that is born of the Spirit" (Verses 5-8).
Now LOOK AT THAT! Nicodemus had defined the only kind of BIRTH
he knewphysical birthand he knew it was not the conception, but the
actual delivery out of a human mothers womb. Jesus accepted this explanation of the
actual BIRTH. He did not say, "Oh, Im not talking of being
actually BORN, but merely of the conception." Jesus was here talking
of being actually BORN!
But He was talking of being born of GOD, not of a human
father. He was talking about a different, and a second BIRTHa spiritual
birth, not a human or physical birth. Yet Jesus used the physical birth as the exact type
NOTICE! "That which is BORN of the
flesh, IS flesh He said. When an infant is delivered out of its
mothers womb, it is born of a fleshly, human, physical mother whose ovum, or
egg-cell, was given physical life by the fleshly FATHER. So,
this human infant is born of the FLESHand it is physical,
material FLESH. Yes, Jesus was speaking of literal BIRTH.
NOW notice! Just as the infant born of the flesh
actually IS flesha physical personSO, in
like manner, the man or woman, when BORN of the SPIRIT,
actually will BE SPIRIT.
Is that so hard to understand?
GOD is not composed of matter. GOD is A
SPIRITHe is composed of SPIRITas Jesus
explained, in John 4:24. But, God says He formed MAN of the "dust of
the ground"of MATTER (Gen. 2:7). So MAN is
material FLESH. And those born of material, fleshly parents ARE
FLESHthats what they ARE. But God is A
SPIRIT, composed of SPIRIT, and those BORN of GOD,
the heavenly Father, become SPIRIT. They are no longer composed
of material fleshno longer humanno longer MORTAL; they then
shall be, as Christ now is, composed of SPIRITthen actually divine-IMMORTAL!
What is matter? It is anything that occupies space, and has weight. You can SEE
matteror feel it or taste it, or smell it, or HEAR the
vibrations of matter which we call sound. But you cannot SEE spirit.
You cannot hear, feel, taste or smell spirit. But Jesus took the sense of sight as an
He compared the SPIRIT, of which those BORN of
God shall be composed, to WIND. Nicodemus was a carnal-minded man. He
could receive knowledge into his mind only through one of these five senses. So Jesus took
a material substance, which this man could UNDERSTAND, which, so far as SIGHT
is concerned, resembles spirit.
The WIND, he explained, blows wherever it wills. But it is INVISIBLEand
although you HEAR the sound of it, you cannot SEE where
it comes from, or where it goes. "So," he explained, "is everyone that is BORN
of the SPIRIT." After people are actually BORN of
God, they, too, shall BE SPIRIT, just as GOD
is Spirit. They will be INVISIBLE to material human sight, just
as angels are.
Now that ought to be plain. A converted person-one who has repented, accepted
Christ as Saviour, received Gods Holy Spirit, does have a changed attitude
and outlook and purposehis whole character begins to change, and travel in
an opposite direction. BUT HE IS NOT INVISIBLE TO THE HUMAN EYES OF OTHER PEOPLE!
He is not composed of SPIRIT. He is still composed of material
flesh, even though Gods Holy Spirit has entered, and now dwells in, and leads and
influences, his HUMAN MIND.
He is now BEGOTTEN of God. The very LIFE and
NATURE of GOD has entered into him,
impregnating him with immortal spirit-life, exactly as the physical sperm-cell from the
human father enters into the ovum or physical egg-cell when a new HUMAN
LIFE is first CONCEIVED, IMPREGNATED OR BEGOTTEN. But, just as
that tiny ovum, as small as a pinpoint, is merely BEGOTTEN of its human
fatherNOT YET BORNso the converted human
is, at what we properly call conversion, merely BEGOTTEN of GOD
the heavenly FatherNOT YET BORN.
He is still material FLESH, even though Gods
Spirit has now entered into his MIND. He is still VISIBLE.
And now he has about as much of Gods Holy Spirit in him, by comparison,
as the tiny human sperm-cell compares in SIZE to a baby being born. A
human sperm-cell from which human life generates is about one-hundredth part as large as
the egg-cell, which is about the size of a pinpoint. The sperm-cell is much too small to
be seen by the human eye, without a microscope.
Once entered into the human ovum, it might grow, from material food received
through the mother, to a size averaging 6 to 9 pounds before it is ready to be BORN.
A newly converted human is actually BEGOTTEN of GOD.
Such a person is, already, an actual begotten SON OF GOD. He can call God
"FATHER." But he is not yet BORN of God.
Notice this, in I John 3:1: "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us, that we should be called THE SONS OF GOD. . . .Beloved,
NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be: but we know that, when He (Christ at His second coming) shall appear, WE
SHALL BE LIKE HIM, for we shall SEE HIM as He is"
(I John 3:1-2).
WHAT We Shall Be
Now notice that! Understand WHAT we shall be, when
we are BORN of God! Then, next we shall see WHEN we
shall be born of God.
This Scripture, in this marvelous 3rd chapter of I John, plainly says that
"WE"meaning begotten, converted CHRISTIANSare,
now, already, the SONS of God. Yes, of course, and the tiny
fetus no larger than a pinpoint in its mothers womb is, already, the SON (or
daughter) of its human father, even though not yet BORN.
Next, this Scripture reveals that "it doth not yet appear WHAT
WE SHALL BE."
Grasp that! Isnt it PLAIN? We are, later, to BE
something different. Of course! Although we already are begotten SONS of
God, we are still FLESHstill matter-still VISIBLE.
But WHAT WE SHALL BE has not, yet, appeared. As Jesus explained to
Nicodemus, we SHALL BE immortal SPIRIT. That is what we shall,
BUT, this Scripture continuesREAD IT!
UNDERSTAND this wonderful, WONDERFUL TRUTH!we
know that, when He, Christ, shall appear at His second coming to earth, WE SHALL
BE LIKE HIM!
Now what shall HE be like? If you can know that, you can
know what BORN-AGAIN Christians shall then be likefor they
shall be LIKE HIM!
After His resurrection, Jesus was INVISIBLE, except when, by
a process that is not explained, He was manifested, or made visible, to human eyes. Angels
are normally INVISIBLE to mortal sight. Yet in many instances the Bible
describes incidents when angels were made visible, so they could be seenand they
appeared like MEN.
After Christs resurrection, two disciples were walking that Sunday
afternoon, on the road to Emmaus. Suddenly Jesus appeared beside them. But,
later, He "vanished out of their sight" (Luke 24:31). The twelve disciples were
in a room, with the doors closed, and probably bolted, because they were afraid of the
Jews. There was no knock on the door. No door opened. Suddenly, as if from nowhere, Christ
HOW does Jesus Christ appear, NOW? What
does He look like? He has now been BORN of God (Rom. 1:4). He was
begotten of God, from the instant of conception in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He was HUMAN
and MORTALalthough begotten of God (differently than we
may be, since His conception was divine, not human)He was composed of MATERIAL
FLESH, subject to human DEATH. He did die!
But, He was then BORN of God! HOW?
By a Resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4). WHEN? At the
time of His resurrection!
He ascended to heaven, to the very THRONE of GOD,
that RULES THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. He was GLORIFIED! He has
been ever since. It is the GLORIFIED Christ who shall return to earth.
What does the GLORIFIED Christ look like? His eyes blaze
forth like flames of fire! His feet glow like finely burnished brass. His face shines like
the SUN, in FULL STRENGTHso bright, it would blind
your eyes if He were visible to you now! (Rev. 1:14-16; 19:12-13; Mat. 17:2.)
And THAT is the way YOU and I shall look,
if and when we are finally BORN of GOD! These deceived
people who talk about having had a "born-again experience" certainly dont
look like THAT!
WHEN Born Again?
That tremendous, glorious event of being BORN
of God is to take place AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUSTat the time
of Christs second coming to earth! Notice these PLAIN Scriptures! BELIEVE
Notice: "For our CITIZENSHIP (marginal correct
translation) is (now) in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus
Christ (at His Second Coming): WHO SHALL CHANGE OUR VILE BODY, THAT IT MAY BE
FASHIONED LIKE UNTO HIS GLORIOUS BODY" (Phil. 3:20-21)
We are now FLESHvile, corruptible flesh subject to
rotting and decay. But, at Christs coming, when we shall be BORN of
God, this vile body shall be CHANGED, and made exactly like Jesus in His GLORIFIED
Yes, I knowthis is probably TOO WONDERFUL for you to
But Scripture after Scripture piles up on us, CONFIRMING THIS
Look at the very Resurrection chapter, I Corinthians 15.
The BIBLE, which is GODs MESSAGE and INSTRUCTION
to MANKIND, nowhere teaches any such thing as the PAGAN
doctrine of an "immortal soul" going to heaven at death. It teaches that the
soul is MORTAL, and shall DIE (Ezek. 18:4, 20).
But it does teach the RESURRECTION of the DEAD.
Now WHEN? At Christs SECOND COMING!
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive, but
every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits,"that was more than 1900
years ago "afterward they that are Christs at His coming"
(I Cor. 15:22-23).
That is WHENat Christs COMING!
And, notice, Christ is the "firstfruits"the first of those who
have been human to be BORN OF GOD by a resurrection from the dead! The
true Christiansthose that are Christs-shall be made alive AT HIS
NOW HOW? What kind of BODY? That question
is asked in verse 35. Notice GODS answer:
"...that which thou sowest"bury in the ground
"thou sowest not the body that shall be" (Verse 37). The IMMORTAL
body that comes up in the resurrection will NOT be this vile, rotting
body of material fleshbut a DIFFERENT body. Continue: "But God
giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him, ...So is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown
in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. . ..It is sown a natural body"that
is, of NATUREMATERIAL FLESH"it is raised a
SPIRITUAL BODY" composed of SPIRIT! "And as we have borne the
image of the earthy"material fleshof the earth earthy (verses
47-48)"we shall also bear the image of the heavenly"like GODlike
CHRIST in His glorified body!
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood" (human people of
material flesh) "cannot inherit the Kingdom of God." (This is precisely
what Jesus said to Nicodemus. This proves that the CHURCH is not
the Kingdom of God. It proves also that no human of material flesh has been BORN
Continuing: "...We shall not all sleep" (be dead) "but we
shall all BE CHANGED, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the
last trump" (the time of Christs Coming): "for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we" (if then still living)
"shall be CHANGED. .. .So WHEN this corruptible
shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on IMMORTALITY,
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in
victory!" (I Cor. 15:38-54.)
All true Christians who shall have died before Christs coming shall
rise firstin a resurrection and then all Christians still alive, in
moral flesh, shall be instantaneouslyin the twinkling of an eye CHANGED
from mortal to IMMORTAL-from material flesh to immaterial SPIRITfrom
HUMAN to DIVINE, at last BORN of GOD!
Christ Only the First
I have been the father of two sons. I am human they,
born of ME, were born HUMAN, as I am! When we are BORN
of GOD, we shall be of His VERY FAMILY-we
shall be SPIRIT as He is Spirit immortal as He is
immortaldivine as HE is divine!
WHY does not organized professed "Christianity" KNOW
that? WHY should that seem incredulous, impossible, or, even, to some,
like blasphemy? WHY? The NEW TESTAMENT of YOUR
BIBLE teaches that all the way through! Jesus taught it! Paul teaches it! Peter
teaches it! John teaches it! The Holy Spirit INSPIRED IT, repeatedly!
You have seen, in Philippians 3:20-21, how, as stated just above in I Cor.
15, at Christs coming our vile bodies shall be CHANGED, changed
into SPIRIT, made IMMORTAL, fashioned like Christs
GLORIFIED BODY. That is when we shall be BORN of God.
And THAT change does not take place in THIS LIFE!
All these religious-professing people who think they have been "born again" HAVE
NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT CHANGE!
Now we saw, I Cor. 15:23, that Christ, who was BORN OF GOD
by His resurrection, was the FIRSTfruits of those to be
resurrectedthose to be BORN AGAIN!
Now believe other Scriptures which say the same thing!
Believe Romans 8:29: "For whom He did foreknow, he also did
predestinate" (write for free booklet on meaning of predestination) "to be
conformed to the IMAGE of His Son (Christ), that He might be the
firstborn among many brethren." Christ was born a SON of God by
a resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4). He was only the first to be BORN
of GOD, of MANY BRETHREN. We are to be in His same IMAGEas
He is NOW! We are put on His SAME PLANE-as His BRETHREN-to
be also BORN OF GOD-to become GODS SONS!
We are already begotten sonsIF really
converted but we SHALL BE, in the resurrected GLORIFIED
BODY-does not yet APPEARcannot yet be seen (I John 3:1-2).
God is to have MANY SONS born of Him. Of all these, JESUS
was the first to be BORN. He is the ONLY human
so far BORN of God, though many have already been BEGOTTEN!
Believe Colossians 1:15, 18: Speaking of Jesus "who is the IMAGE
of the INVISIBLE GOD, the FIRSTBORN of every
creature...the FIRSTBORN from the dead." Yes, just the first
of many BRETHREN, in the very IMAGE of bright shining GLORY
of the INVISIBLE GOD. And we are to be conformed to the SAME
IMAGE (Rom. 8:29).
WHAT is MAN?
Now will you believe what God says in the Book of Hebrews?
WHY should God be concerned about human beings? From a small
airplane we look like little ants down here. From a jet 5 to 6 miles high, people on the
ground have shrunken so small they cant be seen. HOW TINY must we
look to GOD? WHY should He have concern for us?
The question is answered in Hebrews 2, beginning verse 6. God made man a
little lower than angels, but, in Gods PURPOSE and PLAN,
He has CROWNED man, as He first has Christ, with GLORY
What is the GLORY with which Christ is now CROWNED?
A crown denotes KINGshiprule authoritypower. Jesus
Christ said, just before ascending to heaven, that ALL POWER in the
universein heaven and in earthhad been given to HIM.
In Heb. 1:1-3, it is revealed that Christ is Gods HEIR-heir
of ALL THINGS-the ENTIRE UNIVERSEwhich He
now has already inherited! He now is the BRIGHTNESS of Gods GLORY!
Yes, His eyes like flashing flames of fireHis face shining bright as
the full-strength SUN. He is the express image of GODS
PERSONand here the inspired Greek words mean stamped, or engraved with
Gods own perfect spiritual CHARACTER. He UPHOLDS ALL THINGSsee
Moffatt translation, Heb. 1:3He sustains, controls, RULES, the ENTIRE
UNIVERSE! God Almighty the Father has delegated to Christ the administration and
executive power, rule, GOVERNMENT, of the UNIVERSE!
Christs GLORY is such that now He sustains, upholds,
controls, every force, energy, and power that exists EVERYWHERE-supreme POWER
over the universe!
Yes, and as a BORN Son of GOD, Christ IS
God! God Almighty His Father is God. They are two separate and individual Persons (see
Rev. 5:1, 6-7).
How can this be? I suppose most people think of GOD as one
single individual Person. Or, as a "TRINITY? THIS IS
NOT TRUE. Genesis 1:1 gives Gods name as, in the Hebrew, "ELOHIM."
This is a uni-PLURAL name. It means more than one Person, but
combined into the ONE FAMILY, which FAMILY is GOD.
Yes, the name "GOD" as God revealed it in the
Hebrew language, is a name like FAMILY, CHURCH, or TEAM.
There may be several individual members in ONE FAMILY. In I Cor. 12:12 we
find MANY individual MEMBERS form the ONE CHURCH.
And Jesus prayed that we, in His CHURCH, might be ONE in
the same manner that He and God the Father are ONE GOD!
Notice Heb. 1:6the very angels are to WORSHIP CHRIST!
If He is not GODthat is, one of the members of the FAMILY,
or the KINGDOM of GOD, then that would break the first
Commandment! He is CALLED GOD in verse 8.
Now remember, the true Christian is an HEIR of God (Gal.
3:29), and a JOINT-HEIR with Christ (Rom. 8:17). We are to be GLORIFIED
TOGETHER WITH HIM (same verse). Christ is now an inheritor a possessor. WE
are still only HEIRSnot yet inheritorsnot until we are BORN
Now back to Hebrew 2. Remember we are coheirs with CHRISTbegotten
SONS of GOD. Christ has INHERITED the
entire UNIVERSE, which He now RULES. And in Heb. 2:6-8,
we are told plainly that Gods PURPOSE is to put ALL THINGS
in subjection UNDER US. The Greek words translated "ALL
THINGS" mean, simply, THE WHOLE UNIVERSE. God "left NOTHING
that is not put under him"verse 8only, WE SEE NOT YET
this entire universe put under the dominion of mankind!
No, youll read in Genesis 1:28 that God, so far, has given HUMANS
dominion only over the solid earth, the seas, and the AIR.
But, God continues, verse 9, we see Jesus ALREADY CROWNED WITH GLORY
AND HONORwhich, in chapter 1:2-3, is explained to mean KING
with dominion over the whole UNIVERSE.
Now notice verse 10: "For it became HIM...in bringing MANY
SONS UNTO GLORY, to make the Captain (margin, Leader, or Predecessor, or
Pioneer) perfect through sufferings." And in verse 11 Jesus calls us His BROTHERS.
Oh, what matchless, transcendent GLORY God purposes for
uswhen we are BORN AGAIN!
WHY Not Now?
But, as we read in Heb. 2:8, we do not see YET all
this GLORY having been inherited by any but CHRIST. WHY,
then are we not YET born?
Because, when we are, we are to be given such POWERS to
guide, direct, and control, that we have to BE TRAINED, and have the PERFECT
SPIRITUAL CHARACTER developed in us so that we may safely be entrusted
with such vast powers!
Scientists have learned to harness and control certain physical powers
nuclear energy, for example. And men DO NOT YET HAVE THE CHARACTER to be
able to control rightly and guide such colossal power into safe and productive and
beneficial channels. Men have turned that POWER into such tremendous
stockpiles of DESTRUCTIVE and WAR-making force that
there is now the power more than 50 times over to ERASE ALL HUMAN LIFE FROM THE
So, before we may be even BEGOTTEN of God, we must REPENT
of transgressing GODS SPIRITUAL LAW of LOVE-Gods
WAY to peace, happiness, abundance, and joy. Then, we must BE LED
BY Gods Holy Spirit which He gives us, IN THE WAY of
Gods RIGHT SPIRITUAL LAW Sin the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Now LOVE is the fulfilling of Gods Law. But it is a SPIRITUAL
Law that is in inexorable motionand it requires SPIRITUAL LOVE
to fulfill it. This is "the LOVE of GOD, shed
abroad in our hearts BY THE HOLY SPIRIT" (Rom. 5:5), which God gives
only to those that OBEY Him! (Acts 5:32.)
God CREATED this universe. He is the REAL
Supreme Ruler! He is not going to turn over that power to rule to any except those who
will rule HIS WAY-who will OBEY HIM-obey
His GOVERNMENT, and carry out HIS GOVERNMENT, UNDER HIM!
So, it is ONLY those that are LED BY
Gods Holy Spirit, in HIS WAYS who are the SONS of
God (Rom. 8:14). And we have to begin OVERCOMING our own self-natures,
the wrong WAYS of this world which have become fixed HABIT,
and the devil. We must GROW in grace and Christs KNOWLEDGE
(II Pet. 3:18).
Yes, even as the unborn, but begotten human baby must GROW
from its beginning size no larger than a pinpoint, fed on physical foodSO,
once we are impregnated by GODS HOLY SPIRITHIS LIFE
WE MUST GROW SPIRITUALLY-fed on the SPIRITUAL FOOD
of Gods Word the BIBLE, and by PRAYER, and what
fellowship is possible with truly begotten BRETHREN in Gods TRUTH.
And UNLESS we do continue to GROW
in spiritual character development, more and more LIKE GOD, we become
like the unborn babe that miscarries-or like an abortion! AND SUCH SHALL NEVER BE
BORN OF GOD!
Perhaps a basic error that has blinded nearly all professing
"Christians" since the Great CONSPIRACY crept in as a Fifth
Columnistby which religious leaders of the BABYLONIAN MYSTERIES
actually conspired to STEAL the NAME
"Christian"-between 70 and 170 AD., is founded on a Mistranslation
of Romans 8:15.
In the A.V. it reads, "...but ye have received the spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba, Father!" The marginal rendering for "adoption"
is, properly, SONSHIP. But the theologians and "Higher Critics"
have blindly accepted the heretical and false doctrine introduced by PAGAN
false prophets who crept in, that the HOLY SPIRIT is a THIRD
PERSONthe heresy of the "TRINITY." This LIMITS
God to "Three Persons? This DENIES that Christ, through His
Holy Spirit, actually comes now INTO the converted Christian and
does His saving work on the INSIDE "Christ IN
you, the hope of GLORY" (Col. 1:27).
Peter plainly shows that the Holy Spirit entering INTO us
means that we then become "Partakers of the DIVINE NATURE." The
"Trinity" doctrine DENIES this. (2 Peter 1:4)
Any Church, or preacher, that DENIES that CHRIST
is actually COMING INTO each converted Christian, through His HOLY
SPIRIT, IS ANTI-CHRIST!
And those are MANY, today. See I John 4:3, and II
John 7. The expression "Jesus Christ IS COME in the flesh," as
inspired in its original Greek language means, literally, PRESENT TENSEthat
Christ is NOW COMING-and the way He now COMES in human
flesh, is that He comes literally INTO every truly begotten child of God,
BY AND THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
If the Holy Spirit were a third PERSON that would be IMPOSSIBLE!
That false doctrine, beautiful as it may have been made to sound, DENIES
the presence of Gods Holy Spirit within, to impregnate or BEGET us
with the NATURE and the very LIFE of GOD!
That heresy DENIES the true BORN-AGAIN
That false teaching DENIES that the Church is the true BODY
OF CHRISTbecause, as it was the HOLY SPIRIT of
God working IN the individual BODY of Jesus, who started
Gods present work, so it is that SAME SPIRIT, now working IN
THE COLLECTIVE BODY of His CHURCH, which carries Gods work
on. Thus the true Church is the BODY of CHRIST
But the Holy SPIRIT is the SPIRIT that
emanates from both the Father, and from CHRIST, and literally
enters INTO us, begetting us, so that we may BE BORN as
the VERY sons of GOD!
Yes, "BEHOLD, WHAT manner of love the FATHER
hath bestowed upon us, that WE should be called THE SONS OF GOD!!"
(I John 3:1) Yes, if converted, then already, NOW, we are the begotten
SONS of the Eternal Living GOD!
SIN is humanitys one super ENEMY! SINthe
transgression of GODS perfect spiritual LAWhas
robbed the world of PEACEhas brought poverty, emptiness, misery,
crime, heartache, WARS, and untold DESTRUCTION! But,
when we are finally BORN of God, we SHALL NOT BE ABLE TO SIN-it
shall then be IMPOSSIBLE-and we shall know only HAPPINESS,
and JOY, and productive ACCOMPLISHMENT!
As CHRIST already, now, HAS GLORY, and POWER,
so WE SOON SHALL INHERIT THE SAME!
For, as we read in Romans 8:18-19: "...The sufferings of this present
time are not worthy to be COMPARED with the GLORY that
shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the CREATION
yes, the entire CREATION!waits for the MANIFESTATION
of the SONS of GOD-(when we shall be BORN
What WONDERFUL, almost INCOMPREHENSIBLE, GLORIOUS
And the BEST NEWS is, that the COMING OF CHRIST
is now drawing VERY NEAR! Just a very few more years! And thenthe PEACEFUL,
HAPPY, GLORIOUS WORLD TOMORROW!
All who NOW are begotten sons of God shall then be BORNelevated
from mortal to immortal, from decaying FLESH to SPIRITfrom
HUMAN to DIVINE! And THAT TRUE
BORN-AGAIN EXPERIENCE will be incomparably more GLORIOUS than
the fake, vague, meaningless, so called "born-again experience" that deceived THOUSANDS
think they have had, now, as the present transcending GLORY of CHRIST
is superior to the status of sickly, diseased, sinning, suffering HUMANITY TODAY!
But, the Scriptures that break before our eyes this GLORIOUS GOOD
NEWS, also warn us to TAKE HEED, and to MAKE OUR CALLING
AND ELECTION SURE!