Births In Bible: Four Types
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The OVERSEERS and WORKERS believe you must be born of them, just like a child is born of a father. No need for scripture, truth or God. This belief of theirs makes them a hypocrite because there was no WORKER for William Irvine to profess through since he was their founder.
The Bible teaches there are four types of births: blood, will of the flesh, will of man and God. There are other types "born of fornication" etc, but I will refer to spiritual births.
Born of Blood
I was born of blood. That is, I am the son of my mother, Lynda Lewis. And I am the son of my father, Joel Lewis. I am of their blood. I once was not alive, but when I was born, I became a living soul. I am my parents' descendant. They are my parents. They are blood relatives. This is what it means to be born of blood. Everyone alive is born of blood. You cannot be born again of the Spirit of God by blood birth. Blood birth does not guarantee that a person is born of the Spirit of God. If I have a son or daughter, they will be born of my blood.
When I was a 2x2, I heard at CONVENTIONS how people were 2nd generation, 3rd generation and 4th generation. This means that if their parents PROFESSED by not their grandparents, they were first generation. Second generation means that their parents and grandparents PROFESSED and they are descended for them. And so on. The 2x2s believe that somehow, blood birth and being raised by people in the cult is special and they often use it in the same manner as someone brags about something. I would be ashamed now to be PROFESSING or to have family members foolish enough to belong to a cult.
Born of Fornication
Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
You could call this a fifth birth type, but a person born of fornication is still born of blood. There are many people born of fornication in the 2x2 cult.
Birth - Will of the Flesh
Some people are born of the will of the flesh. I think that many false religions start this way. William Irvine is a good example. He took what he learned of God and modified it. Through his own will and convincing others, he created another man-made religion with man's rules and man's beliefs. Through William Irvine's own will, he began the group. PROFESSING people know about the WORKERS WAY and how it differs from the Bible. Try to find TESTED MEETINGS in the Bible. They are not there. And many things like this they do that are not in the Bible.
Birth - Will of Man
When I PROFESSED through Grace Ploegsma and Willa Dahlin, I was born of the will of man, err woman, LOL. In fact, now that I think about it, 2x2s use the phrase "I PROFESSED through WORKER so and so". They even teach through their words that they were BORN or PROFESSED through someone other than Jesus Christ. They were born of the will of some other man. I was just reading what some people in Vietnam wrote. And they talked about how a man was talked into PROFESSING by some WORKERS but his heart was not in it at the time. That's another great example of being born of the will of man.
When I was in the Albany / Corvallis FIELD with Randy Russell, there was a divorce couple that were living together and Jeff Beattie that PROFESSED. They were born of the will of man. We wanted them to PROFESS. They were invited to meetings and heard our lies. They believed those lies and bought into the 2x2 beliefs. We invited them to PROFESS in a TESTED MEETING, and they did. They were born of the will of man. They PROFESSED through Randy Russel and myself.
Job_15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
Girlfriend or Boyfriend Religion is another name that Christians give to a person that has been born of the will of another man/woman to please them so they can get married. Or the name of the birth of a man/woman who has decided that they will appear Christian and try to act like a Christian and go to "church" to look like a Christian, for the sake of their own flesh. This is either the birth of the will of man or the birth of one's own flesh. If you have encouraged the birth of the will of the flesh or the birth of the will of man, then you are hating this person. Love is the keeping of the commandments. If you are helping others to deceive themselves about their own birth, then you are a deceiver. Please think about this. If you think that through your own will you can get someone else into heaven, then I believe you are believing in a lie and deceiving someone else into a lost eternity. Do you really want your boyfriend or girlfriend to go to a lost eternity without God? Do you think your own will or their own flesh will get them into heaven? If so, then I don't believe you have faith in God. You will have convinced me that you have faith in your own will. These are some really serious conclusions and questions.
Gen 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened...
Joh_3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
People can have a religious experience that is not of God.
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
1Ti_5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
1Co_15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Rom_7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Are you believing Satan's lies? Are you making your own apron to cover your nakedness because of a lie of Satan or the will of someone else or your own will? Satan is at work, and he tells lies in a way to make you think that he is your friend. Please, don't be deceived. And don't let your boyfriend or girlfriend or spouse deceive you.
Gal_4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Spiritual Birth - Born of Spirit of God
Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Joh_3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
1Pe_1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
After I quit going to meetings, I read a book about the basics of Christianity. In it, it said that if you broke the commandments of God, that this was sin. I started learning about God, things that I had never heard or understood because they weren't taught in MEETINGS. I realized I didn't know God. I cried out to God for help. I believed and had faith that God would help me. I had hope in God. At that moment, I was born of the Spirit of God. I did not PROFESS. Nobody else convinced me. I was convicted by the Word of God. I was a sinner. I needed help. I needed God. I cried out to God and He saved me. I had faith in God, but no works. But righteousness through the blood of Christ was granted by the grace of God. I was saved by God, born again. And God put power in my life to make me a child of God. I am God's child now by being born of the Spirit of God.
1Jn_2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1Jn_4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn_5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
Because I am born of the Spirit of God, I do not respond like other people who PROFESS. I was born of the Spirit of God. I was not born of the will of a WORKER, and so I do not worship the WORKERS. I was not born of the will of some people on a message board. I write things that they do not accept or believe in. This is because I was born of the Spirit of God, and not their will. I did not enter into some woman's womb and be born again of blood. I was born of the Spirit of God. What was born in me was not the will of my flesh. I did not make it up. It was not my design or own will. I have to say no to my flesh and Yes to God. This is how I know also that I was born of the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God in me loves the Word of God. The Spirit of God convicts me of sin. The Spirit of God caused me to repent of my sin and reconcile with people I had wronged. These are works that show faith in God and birth by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God causes me to love people that I would otherwise hate. This is evidence that I was born of the Spirit of God.
Which Birth Are You?
Which of these four births are you? Surely you were born of blood. This will not save you. Have you made a religion that contradicts the Word of God? Have you been born of your own will?
Have you PROFESSED and been born of the will of man? Have you PROFESSED through someone? Have you ever told other people that you PROFESED through someone? This is evidence that you have been born of the will of man. DO you cling to the Word of God and follow it instead of the WORKERS, or do you obey the WORKERS against the will of God? If you obey the WORKERS instead of God, then this is evidence that you have been born of the will of man. This will not save you.
Lev_6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour...
Have you been born of the Spirit of God? Have you seen your sin and cried out to God to save you? Do you hope in the Word of God? Do you believe that God can save you and deliver on his promises? Do you obey God instead of the WORKERS? Do you obey God instead of your own will? Or do you cover up your sin and not repent? Have you wronged people and refused to repent and make things right? Do you refuse to pay back people you have stolen from? Is your desire to not pay back or give back things you have stolen? Do you keep refuse to follow all the Word of God? Have you been born truly of the Spirit of God, or do the works that are manifest in your life show that you have been born of the will of your own flesh?
Pauls Writings to the Galations
Gal_4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
Don't be Deceived
1Jn_5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1Jn_5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Rom_6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Babes in Christ- Home|
Who is God?
Baptism by Fire
Born of Blood
Do and Teach
|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|