George Whitefield Shares How He Changed His Earthly Beliefs
In this message, George Whitefield shares how he changed his earthly beliefs and is now helping misguided spirits to change theirs. For related information, go to this page.
George Whitefield Relates That He Changed His Erroneous Beliefs
That He Taught on Earth, and That He Is Now in the Celestial Heavens
I AM HERE. George Whitefield.
I was a preacher of England and a contemporary of John Wesley. I am in the Celestial Spheres where are only those who have received the New Birth that has been written about by other and more ancient spirits.
I merely want to say that I am still a follower of Jesus, but a little different in my knowledge of what he was and is. I do not now look upon him as God, or a part of God, but as His true son, and the greatest of all the spirits in the spirit world. There are none to be compared to him in beauty or spirituality or in his knowledge of God’s Truths.
I USED TO PREACH TO THOUSANDS ABOUT HIS VICARIOUS ATONEMENT AND HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE, BUT NOW I SEE HIS MISSION IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. IT IS NOT HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS THAT SAVES MEN FROM THEIR SINS, NOR HIS SACRIFICE THAT APPEASES THE “WRATH” OF AN “ANGRY” GOD, BUT HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF THE DIVINE LOVE BESTOWED ON MANKIND AND THE WAY TO OBTAIN THAT LOVE ARE WHAT SAVE MEN FROM THEIR SINS. THERE WAS NO ANGRY GOD—ONLY A LOVING AND MERCIFUL GOD. AND WHEN MEN THINK THAT UNLESS THEY TURN FROM THEIR SINS THEY WILL BE FOREVER BURNED IN A FIERY HELL, THEY ARE THE DUPES OF PREACHERS SUCH AS I WAS, AND WILL NEVER GET THE LOVE OF THE FATHER BY SUCH TEACHINGS. GOD IS LOVE, AND MEN MUST KNOW IT. HIS LOVE IS FOR ALL OF EVERY RACE AND CLIME.
I see now what a great mistake I made in my conception of God and of Christ’s mission on earth, how much harm I did to mortals in my preaching, and how I slandered the Father of Love. But I was honest in my beliefs and taught as I thought the truth to be. Yet, that does not alter the fact that many a mortal was retarded for a long time in his spiritual progress after he became a spirit because of these false beliefs which, in order to progress, he had to give up and start anew in his efforts to find the Truths of God.
As I worked hard and preached eloquently to make mortals believe these injurious doctrines while on earth, so I am now working hard and preaching eloquently to make spirits who come over with these beliefs unlearn them and see the Truth as it is.
I am in sympathy with the movement which the Master is now making to spread the Truth of these spiritual things on earth, and I am ready to follow him in all his efforts to bring about the salvation of men, not only from sin but also from erroneous beliefs.
So, I come to you tonight to express my sympathy and interest in the cause.
Let your work proceed, and do your best to make known to men the great Truths which the Master shall teach. We will all join in the work and do everything in our power to speed the great cause of men’s redemption from sin and ignorance.
Man must have the soul development by obtaining the Divine Love, because you cannot inspire a man to preach grand and sublime spiritual Truths unless he has the capacity in his own soul to feel and understand the Truths.
I will not write longer tonight.
I am your true friend, GEORGE WHITEFIELD.
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