God's True Plan of Salvation

By The Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin
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My dear readers, there is but one plan of salvation handed down from God to the human family and this plan is recorded in the Bible which is the word of God.
Now let us go to the Bible in St. John 7:37-38. In the last day, that great day of the feast, 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.
Now then, if we are to believe on Jesus as the scripture hath said in order to obtain God's True Plan of Salvation, then we must get it like the Bible says.
Now let us look at the Bible again in St John 3:1-7. When a ruler of the Jews approached Jesus, here's what he said. Jesus answered and said unto him, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God". Nicodemus replied, "How can a man be born when he is old?" "Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
Now dear reader, you can see here very plainly that the carnal mind was taking this man backward, because he was leaning to his own understanding.
Now we can see here from this scripture one cannot get the knowledge of God by using his own understanding. Nicodemus was far off from what Jesus meant, using his own understanding concerning the New Birth. The carnal mind took him back to his mother's womb.
Notice what Jesus told him in St. John 3:5-6. Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit." Verse 7 "Marvel not that I said unto thee; ye must be born again."
Now let us look at the Bible again, after Jesus was risen from the dead in St. John 20:22, he breathed on the disciples and said unto them, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost."
Now he had already baptized them in water, see John 3:22. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea and there he tarried with them and baptized. Now we can see here, dear reader, that the New Birth consists of Water and Spirit.
Now Jesus spoke to the Apostles the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God in Acts 1:3, and he told them to tarry until they be endued with power from on high, Luke 24:49. He also had opened their understanding that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24:45.
He also told them that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem, Luke 24:47.
Now let us notice how they obeyed him in Acts 1:12-14, all the apostles, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the women with his brethren. In Acts 2:1-4, notice here how they received or were filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Read More
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