My Incremental Growth

MY INCREMENTAL GROWTH
by Harry C. Hebert
 

When I discovered TRUE GOSPEL REVEALED ANEW BY JESUS and Foundation Church of the New Birth, I sensed a great comfort because I knew that my quest was fulfilled. When my wife and I had a two-year-old daughter and a one-year-old baby, my wife became extremely ill. I went to my pastor and several others and found that although they were well intentioned, they knew no more about prayer than I did. I began an intense Bible study that resulted in my learning how to translate the Bible from both the Hebrew and Greek languages. The things that I discovered astonished me. As I began to pray trusting God to do His will instead of mine, a cure was found and my wife recovered. My studies had opened a door for me that continued.

In the Bible I had noticed early on that Jesus proclaimed the good news that God was our Father and that he had even commanded, "And call no man your father upon earth; for one is your Father, which is in heaven." (Matthew 23:9) Later I found the following verse which sent me on a 30-year search:

Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
(John 5:24)

To me, the importance of that Bible verse was that it did not reference a forthcoming vicarious atonement to result from Jesus' death on the cross at all. Later I found Jesus praying the following:

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
(John 17:4)

The verse given above is remarkable because he was rejoicing that he has finished his assignment and he hadn't even been crucified yet!

My continued search led me into a 20-year study of the Urantia Book. While that book put God the Father on the front burner, it also upheld the story of the Lucifer rebellion and fallen angels. I had a problem with that because I considered it irresponsible behavior on the part of a father to exile a powerful spiritual malefactor to a world filled with gullible and easily persuaded mortals. I remained discontented with my findings. I reasoned that if Lucifer and Satan could mess up and sin, that though I live for thousands of years, so could I. There was no comfort in this. However, on one forum, someone posted a link to a Divine Love site that eventually led me to Foundation Church of the New Birth's site. As I read Jesus' messages, I recognized the personality of Jesus instantly. I knew this author. He had been my silent teacher for decades. Rapidly I ordered all of the texts and devoured them using every available moment. I knew that finally I had found Truth.

Unlike some, I had no problem with the methodology of the messages coming to us. I found in the Bible that two spirits had appeared to Jesus and talked:

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. (Matthew 17:1-3)

But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (Matthew 22:31-32)

Years ago I had determined that God was no respecter of persons. I also determined that He was no respecter of generations, revealing truths to one generation and withholding them from another. It seemed to me to be altogether appropriate that Jesus would transmit his messages through the method of automatic writing. After all, the Bible was 'written'.

I became aware that through sincere prayer and soul longings for the Father's Divine Love, that He would send the Holy Spirit to inflow this Divine Love into my soul. The wonderful thing is that this Divine Love would supplant and displace anything there which was alien or inharmonious to the presence of the Divine Love. Through this procedure eventually there will remain nothing upon which the laws of compensation can operate and I will have received the New Heart or New Birth from above. The ability to live without the possibility of ever sinning again to me is the greatest gift of all. I would not want to live forever otherwise. I find that now anything that is inharmonious to the presence of God's Divine Love is repugnant to me. May it be so evermore.

In reading all of the messages published by Foundation Church of the New Birth, I found Jesus, Paul, Luke, and John repeatedly stating that "This should be removed..." or "This needs to be corrected..." as they referred to interpolations and errors in the Bible. I upgraded every article on my web site immediately to implement the needed changes. This was not enough. I realized that I had an adequate Bible theology background to actually revise the Gospel of John. Feeling strongly led to do so, I created a Gospel of John revision that excludes interpolations, corrects misstatements, and inserts the Good News of the Divine Love at appropriate places. The footnote references are full bodied to enable the reader to read large paragraphs of text from the volumes or sermons of the Divine Love. I will be happy to send this revision as an e-mail attachment to anyone requesting it (harryhebert@yahoo.com). I hope that you will share in my joy of receiving the Father's Divine Love. When I am unable to stop and formally pray, I simply pray: Father, I pray that You will so fill me with your Divine Love that there remains no more room for anything else.
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