Being Born Again
By The Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin
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This is a great thought that should come to the
mind of every human being before passing this life "TO GO INTO ETERNITY
WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN".
There are many people who have never stopped to
think that eternity will never end, and that, once you die WITHOUT BEING
BORN AGAIN, YOU ARE LOST FOR EVER AND EVER.
God is not going to change his plan or purpose
because you let the devil blind you with the cares of this life and of this
world, through lust being deceived of the devil and refusing to accept God's
purpose toward the human family.
I would that, you consider yourself, that YOU,
MUST SPEND ETERNITY SOMEWHERE EITHER IN GOD'S HEAVENLY KINGDOM OR IN HELL'S
FIRE that burneth with fire and brimstone, read Revelation 20th chapter
verses 10 through 15.
Now the way God has prepared, for us to escape
this damnation or destruction is by, BEING BORN AGAIN not of corruptible
seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth
forever, read I Peter chapter I verses 22, 23, 24, & 25.
You can see that the Apostle, Peter here preached
the same gospel that Jesus preached in St. John 3rd chapter, read verses 1
Through 7. You will see here that WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN, YOU WILL NOT BE
ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Dear reader, through the first birth, we came into
the world in sin. Psalms 51:5, Romans chapter 3 verses 20 through verse 26.
You can see here, that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
You see, dear reader, that through Adam's disobedience, we all became
sinners. So, read Romans chapter 5 verse 19 through verse 21.
In order that we be delivered from this sinful
life, WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN of the water and spirit (the water birth) being
buried with him by baptism unto death. Romans chapter 6 verses 3 and 4. Acts
chapter 2 verse 38 declares this baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, is for
the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
This is the only way out of sin, you must OBEY
FROM THE HEART THIS FORM OF DOCTRINE. Read again Romans chapter 6 verses 17
and 18. This gives you to understand that ONE MUST BE BORN AGAIN in order to
live a life that will be pleasing in the sight of God; the natural man can
not do it; therefore, HE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
This natural man will please himself, not God. He
will go after the pleasures and cares of this life, such as drinking strong
drinks, smoking, committing adultery, stealing, fornication, murder,
gambling, and all kinds of sports trying to satisfy himself and not seeking
to please God, this he can not do except he BE BORN AGAIN.
We, ourselves once, did the same things but after
BEING BORN AGAIN, we became a NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS. II Corinthians
chapter 5 verse 17, Titus chapter 3 through verse 7.