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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. -St.John3: 5. To be born again of the spirit, is to be baptized of the HolyGhost. -St.John3: 8. There is only one spirit given unto man, for him to receive for his salvation. -St.John7: 38,39; 14:26; 16:13;I.Cor6: 17;Eph.4: 4. This spiritual baptism is necessary to place the believer into the kingdom of God and into the kingdom of his dear son. The kingdom of God is in the HolyGhost and the kingdom of his son is in the church, Christs Body. -Rom14: 17;Eph.2: 6;Col.1: 13.You cannot join yourself into the kingdom, all family members of God are BORN IN! You cannot just so call yourself in by claiming you have faith and you believe you are now save, you cannot use positive thinking and speaking yourself into becoming saved born again. Theres no such thing, this is  the Lie of Satan and his false prophets, to deceive you into believing you are saved.

 In St.John 7:37- Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Jesus said in St.John3: 8, "so is every one that is born of the spirit". In the natural life when a child is born into this world, something normal happens, the child speaks out that "I am born and I am alive" and that is when the child at birth begins to cry out loud! No one knew the exact time the child would come out of the womb, nor did they know if the child would be alive, unless it is born into this world, crying! So it is with every believer that is born of God, when the HolyGhost comes into your mind for the first time, it speaks out of you in other tongues, causing you to declare God, as your God and Father.Rom.8:15,16 says "whereby we cry(speak) Abba,Father, when we RECEIVE the spirit. Notice these comparisons of St.Joh.3:8, like, the wind and the HolyGhost are both invisible,yet they exist,the wind is something you can both hear and feel , likewise also the spirit. But Jesus mention that you hear the sound of wind to convince you of its presence, and now notice in Acts2:2, of describing the HolyGhost as a wind with sound and when the spirit comes in you in verse4, you now speak out by the HolyGhost COMING INSIDE OF YOU!  You are not hearing wind blowing in your ear but you will hear yourself speak in other tongues, convincing you that the HolyGhost is now in you, and that you are now born of his spirit and by his spirit made alive. And yes even if you are deaf and mute ,that you cannot hear nor speak, the spirit still comes in the same assurance to the heart that is believing and repenting, For there is no respect of persons with God- St.Joh.6: 63;Acts2: 4;Eph.2: 5. It was prophesied by Joel -Joel 2:28-29- and Isaiah -Isaiah 28:11-, foretold by John the Baptist -Matthew 3:11.

The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4), then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and later upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 19:6). "The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:39).  When receiving the HolyGhost,speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation,that God has given as the definite, indisputable, witness,sign or evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost(Born Again of the Spirit) (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6). It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17), and experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike. According to the scriptures theres "the gift of the HolyGhost" and "the gift of divers kinds of tongues". Please do not confuse them as the same meaning. The "gift of the HolyGhost" is Gods spirit that he gives unto you, to make you become born again, its his gift,of Power and Eternal Life, to you. He rewards it to all that believe and obey him-Acts5: 32. The gift of "divers kinds of tongues," mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-12 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given by both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28). In assembly meetings the gift of tongues is used to give a public message, and it is to be interpreted. Since this gift can be misused in public, it needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). Not all believers exercise or will have after receiving the HolyGhost ,the "gift of divers kinds tongues", which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Every birth comes with speaking in other tongues,but after the birth you may not be given by the spirit of God to use "the gift  divers kinds of tongues".

Paul said, "Forbid not to speak with tongues" (I Corinthians 14:39) and "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all" (I Corinthians 14:8). Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary? Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. Tongues can be classified in three ways, according to function: (1) speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence(sign) of the baptism of the Holy Ghost into the believer and (2)the gift of divers tongues as mentioned in I Corinthians12 &14chpts,that are to be assembly ministered edifying with the gift of interpretation and (3) Having the ability to speak unto God and self edifying by speaking in unknown tongue. Please be careful and understand clearly, Paul is teaching the Corinthians saints, church assembly conduct order and rules concerning using one's gifts that comes from having the spirit, in I.Cor. chapters 12,13,14. He is not teaching them about sinners being born again by the spirit, these people are already born again saints, that's why he's teaching them concerning gifts from the spirit.  When the Apostle Paul saids in I.Cor.12:30- Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? When Paul ask “do all speak with tongues” he is referring to the “gift of divers of tongues”vs#10. Paul is talking about the gifts that comes from first having receiving the spirit. He is not teaching ,that there would be some who will speak and some who will not speak in receiving God’s spirit into their mind, which is being born again or baptized of the spirit. We have to remember, I.Cor.chapters 12,13,14 is dealing with the “gifts of the spirit”. In Acts 2:4 ,this is the true birth sign of every true born again believer. Every true believer has spoken as in Acts 2:4-And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  For the New Testament letters(scriptures) were sent to the true saints of God who were already born again,with the sign of the spirit baptism. This is why Paul is only teaching the Gentiles about recieving spiritual gifts that can be in you by God’s spirit. We have to have a sign, we have to have proof, thats why God gave us this type of sign, so that the true believer will know that the spirit has came into their mind, making them become a son of God.

 All who say this is not the truth, or you don't have to speak in other tongues when receiving the spirit, or this favorite one of the false prophets taking scripture out of its setting, and misleading by saying"all the proof you need is Gal.5: 22,23". You just need to manifest the fruit of the spirit and that's the proof that you are save! Well? Sounds nice, but not biblical at all.Believing is only the first step.Acts8:12-17;11:14-18. You can't manifest the spirit until you are first born of it! Also you can't confess to have something that you do not posses, that's not faith! If you are not born again according to the scriptures, then you are not one of his.Rom.8:9; I.Joh.2: 25-29; 3:24. You that have not experience the Acts 2:4 and Acts 2:38 will not understand the scriptures. For an example in I.Cor.12:4- Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit,12:10-To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. Now you see, you have to have the spirit first ,and then afterwards a gift or gifts from the spirit to exercise in the church.Paul is teaching about the order of gifts and that all would not have the same gifts and we all will not posess all of the gifts that comes, after receiving the spirit of God. This is why paul saids again In 12:31-   But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.   In order for someone to be saved,- One MUST believe that Jesus is the Christ,the Son of the True and Living God. One must believe that God sent his prophet son, and his son gave his life, as a sacrifice for their guilt and sins. One must believe they are a sinner and become godly sorrowful convicted and from the heart, fully repent and forsake of all their sins. One must believe that God has promised to give the "gift of the HolyGhost" if we believe and obey him through his son. You cannot believe Jesus is God and receive the HolyGhost.  All who accept the belief that Jesus is God is receiving another gospel of Jesus, and another spirit!  One can either recieve the spirit of truth or the spirit of error. You have to believe on(obey) Jesus as the scriptures have said in order to recieve the spirit of truth,which is the Holyghost.-St.John7:37;II.Cor.11: 4;I.Joh.4: 6; 5: 10-13. God has never said that his gospel was that he came down and died for our sins! St.Joh.3: 16. But, his son said, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world"-St.Joh.18: 37. There is only one way to believe upon God, and thats what God has said for us to believe. We must obey God to receive his spirit, not believe what we want coming to God, and  then afterwards saying "I received Gods spirit". All unrighteousness is sin, and with out faith its impossible to please him. -Heb.11: 6.

There is no "sinners prayer" by the Apostles for one to repeat to be saved, no one can tell you what from your heart to say to God, God has to draw you to him and give you a mind to believe and to repent to receive his spirit. Every one must meet the conditions of repentance, faith, and obedience.  Well, the false prophets say not having the truth, nor understanding the scriptures, "we are saved by grace!". They think this means just dont do any thing, just believe and accept Jesus and thats all to it. You are now saved by faith and grace. These false prophets teach that repentance,water baptism,faith and obedience are works, and you cant have works in order to be saved,because the bible saids in Eph.2:9-"Not of works, lest any man should boast". But the "of works" this scripture is referring to is the works from the law of Moses,not the works thats from  faith of hearing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rom. 3:27, 9:32; Gal. 2:16, 3:2-10.  An example of this is Acts 2:22-38. Notice Peter did not preach to the people the law, nor offering them a sinners prayer ritual. How sad that the majority of Christian Religions believe and practice this error.  They are trying to join the family of God without being born into it ! When the bible says in Ephesians 2:8-10, that "by grace are ye saved" its not talking about Webster's definition for the word grace, its talking about "Jesus !" Jesus is the grace of God, that we are saved by!-Titus3:5 says- Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Being born again by water and spirit. Rom.6:3-6; Titus2:11,12. Jesus is the grace that is shown to be God's favor and love to all mankind. Rom.5:15 says, But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  In I.Pet.5:10 says-" But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. "  Heb.7:24-27;9:11-28/I.Thess5:9,10,28;II.Thess.2:16/I.John4:9-16. When we accept Jesus's life, ministry, death, burial and resurrection , we are accepting God's grace and the New Testament gospel and by this grace we are saved.Rom.1:16;- 6:16,17; -10:9,10. Jesus taught the holy apostles the way of salvation, and they have declared it unto all mankind.Obedience to this way of salvation is applying the grace of God into your life. I.Cor.1:29,30./Acts1:1-5.

Many have misused Rom.10:9, useing this as the only formula for salvation, St.Joh10:1- Jesus said,"He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold(church body),but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber" meaning he is a false prophet, a liar, he is one that is of the devil. St.Joh10:10.  Its another wayMAN is offering you that you can come unto God and be saved. No where in the bible does it EVER states that there are many ways to come to God ,other than what he has said, neither can you choose what you feel is best for you. Prov.16:2. But in Rom.10:9,10- with the heart man obeys what God has said to obey, it say "believeth unto righteousness", continue to believe all that is right to believe. Rom6:17. After recieving the spirit one can now confess with his mouth by what he now posess. ICor.12:3. The scriptures in Rom.10:9,10- are not about how  a sinner having his new birth must do by repeating an open statement of confessions and all you have to do is believe you are now saved (false faith) and just use your mouth and say what the preacher wants you to say(a prayer confession).  This is basically  doing it man's wayof coming to God , and NOT God's way. You are not having a born again experience at all, just a religious conviction. This practice is not scriptural, nor seen being done by the Apostles, nor any record of this is being born again. The book of Acts is the record of the Apostles and the church being born again. The books from Romans to Revelations is address to and for the saved church of Christ.

Remember Paul ,was not saved and in the church at all in the beginning of the church of Acts. The Apostles were all ready before working in the ministry helping souls to be saved by the doctrine of the Gospel and Acts 2:38. Paul comes into the sheepfold in the 9th chapter of Acts. And he agrees in this salvation doctrine formula Acts19:1-6.  Now in Rom.10 chapter, Paul is addressing unbelieving Israel as a nation,and stressing how much they have to accept that Jesus is and  was the Christ, in order to be saved, and not by continuing to trust in the Law of Moses for salvation.  He is stressing the level and state of mind that they must have in admitting that this was the way of salvation that God sent through Jesus Christ. You see if you believe with all your heart, you will confess it. But to believe this way and to acknowledge the truth to be save ,God has to give you the mind to accept Him and his son. This salvation was from the obedience of the Apostles, from what Christ taught them that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations.The false prophets will tell you the lie to believe, but the true prophets that God sends will tell you the TRUTH. Rom.10:14,15. Every religion of the world have one thing in common,and that is they all "promise life" to their followers. Thats why we have some that accept to be Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, and Muslim etc. All say believe and live by our way and you are saved and will have eternal life, and on judgment day you will be justified! All religions cannot be right, but they can all be wrong. The Lord God said  in Ezek.13:22-Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life.  Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life for our Salvation. And to show us the  holiness life that's after godliness, he did not bring us a religion. Christ enforces that the creator,God the Father, must be love with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 

We therefore agree with the scripture examples, If you want your sins removed ,then you must be Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and if you want the HolyGhost you must believe the Gospel and repent of all sins, there is no other way!: Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the HolyGhost.-Acts2: 38.