Saturday, November 19, 2005

How Can You Be Born Again?

Rev. William Marrion Branham explains in the following statement what he believes constitutes the NEW BIRTH: Justification (water), Sanctification (blood) and the baptism of the Holy Ghost (spirit). This is the mystery that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about. So how can a man be born again a second time?

We believe in justification by faith, Romans 5:1. We believe, that after a person being justified by faith, he has peace with the Lord Jesus Christ. But it's possible that this same person could have habits such as drinking, smoking, doing things that he should not do, filthy habits of the flesh.

Then we believe that the Blood of Jesus Christ sanctifies this person for the service of the Lord. And that's... We believe in sanctification according to Hebrews 13:12 and 13, "Where Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His Own Blood, suffered without the gate." And we believe that sanctification is taught in the New Testament, and meant for the believers through the New Testament age, which we're now living. And we also believe that after the person has been sanctified, unclean habits has gone from the person.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
He is a believer on the Lord Jesus Christ, and his habits are gone; we believe that then he is a candidate for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which comes as a filling of the believer.

WMB (Church Order, 1958)


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