The New Birth of Soul

THE NEW BIRTH OF SOUL
 
 
"THE ONE GREAT TRUTH THAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF MEN'S SALVATION IS THE NEW BIRTH, AND THE FACT THAT THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS WAITING FOR EVERY MAN TO LET IT ENTER HIS SOUL AND MAKE HIM AT ONE WITH THE FATHER. (True Gospel Revealed Anew by Jesus, Vol. I, p. 212) 

"No man can of himself become filled with this love, for in only one way will it come into his soul, and that is by prayer to the Father for its inflowing, and faith that He will give it to him who asks earnestly and humbly." (Vol. II, p. 65)

"No mediator is needed, nor are the prayers or ceremonies of priests or preachers, for God comes to man, himself, and hears his prayers and responds thereto by sending the Comforter [the Holy Spirit], which is the Father's messenger for conveying into the souls of men this great Divine Love." (Vol. I, p. 25).

"THEN THE NEW BIRTH IS SIMPLY THE EFFECT OF THE FLOWING INTO THE SOUL OF A MAN OF THIS DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER, AND THE DISAPPEARING OF EVERYTHING THAT TENDS TO SIN AND ERROR. AS THE DIVINE LOVE TAKES POSSESSION OF THE SOUL, SIN AND ERROR DISAPPEAR; IT, THE SOUL BECOMES OF A QUALITY LIKE THE GREAT SOUL OF THE FATHER; AND THE SOUL OF THE FATHER IN ITS QUALITY OF LOVE BEING DIVINE AND IMMORTAL, SO, WHEN THE SOUL OF MAN BECOMES POSSESSED OF THIS QUALITY OF LOVE THIS SOUL BECOMES DIVINE ALSO- AND THE SOUL IS THE MAN-AND THEN THE IMAGE BECOMES THE SUBSTANCE, THE MORTAL BECOMES THE IMMORTAL, AND THE SOUL OF MAN, AS TO LOVE AND HOPE, BECOMES A PART OF THE FATHER'S DIVINITY." (Vol. I, p. 146)

According to the disciple John: "This Love is the greatest thing in all the world, and the only thing that can make man at one with the Father, and change the soul of man as it has existed since his creation, into a Divine Substance filled with the Essence of the Father. There is nothing else in all the universe of God that can cause man to become a new creature, and an inhabitant of the Father's Kingdom; and when men possess this Love, they possess everything then that will make them not only the perfect man but the divine angel." (Vol. I, pp. 34-35)

"IT IS SO ABUNDANT THAT IT MAY BE POSSESSED BY ALL MEN BY THE MERE SEEKING AND THE SINCERE LONGING FOR ITS INFLOWING. BUT MAN MUST UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT HIS BY MATTER OF RIGHT, NOR IS IT EVER FORCED UPON HIM, BUT COMES ONLY IN RESPONSE TO THE SINCERE EARNEST PRAYER OF A SOUL THAT IS FILLED WITH LONGINGS FOR ITS COMING....It is greater than faith or hope, because it is the real substance of the Father, while faith and hope are the qualities which a man may possess by his own efforts, and which are given him that he may realize the possibility of obtaining this Love. They are merely means-it is the end and fullness of their exercise."  (Vol. I, pp. 35-36)

"THIS LOVE IS THE LIFE OF THE CELESTIAL HEAVENS AND THE ONLY KEY THAT WILL UNLOCK THE GATES, AND WHEN THE MORTAL ENTERS THEREIN, ALL OTHER LOVE IS ABSORBED BY IT. IT HAS NO SUBSTITUTE, AND IS OF ITSELF, A THING APART. IT IS OF THE ESSENCE OF THE DIVINE, AND THE SPIRIT WHICH POSSESSES IT IS DIVINE ITSELF. IT MAY BE YOURS, IT MAY BE ALL MEN'S AND IT MAY NOT. YOU MUST DECIDE THAT QUESTION FOR YOURSELF, NOT EVEN THE FATHER CAN MAKE THE DECISION FOR YOU." (Vol. I, pp. 35-36)

"Then will every man know that every other man is his brother, and be able to do unto each as he would have the other to do unto him, and this without effort or sacrifice on his part, for love worketh its own fulfillment and all its beneficence floweth towards the fellow-man as falls the dews from heaven. Envy and hatred and strife and jealousy and all the other evil qualities of man will disappear, and only peace and joy and happiness will remain." (Vol. I, p. 34)

 

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