THE CHANGING OF THE “ONE” SOUL

A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

By Pastor Ronnie Millevo

 

There is this great controversy today in the Message-of-the-Hour as to whether our souls are annihilated and replaced with a brand new soul, or is the soul purified and redeemed by God - when a Christian undergoes the process of the New Birth. The first argument if proven right will advocate a “two soul” teaching. On the other hand, if the second argument holds true it will uphold a “one soul” teaching. Does man really have “two souls” or a “one soul”? That is the question that I want to settle in this commentary, basing it upon God’s Word and the Message of the Hour.

 

The controversy arises because of the double-meaning of the words "changed" and "nature" as used by the prophet William Branham in teaching the concept of the New Birth. When we, as born-again Christians, undergo the process of justification, sanctification, to the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, our OLD life and our OLD desires are "changed", thus, making us new creatures in Christ Jesus. We then, as born-again Christians, have been "changed" from our OLD sinfulnature” to a NEW godly “nature”.

The discrepancy lies in defining the real meaning of the word "change" as far as the soul is concerned. The word “change” can mean a lot of things. One, it can correlate to a caterpillar “changing” into a full-grown butterfly which is “regeneration” or “transformation”. It can also be applied to changing an old left-hand drive car into a new right-hand driven car by “conversion”. Or it could also mean totally replacing an old car with another car which is “replacement”. Let us find out which “change” really apply to the soul of man.

 
Brother Branham always pointed us to the Scriptures if we want to be sure of our doctrinal teaching and see whether we are in line with God's Word or not. He gave us this warning:

 

(Quote from)ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-3 65-0725M

"No matter how sincere, how educated, how smart, how true it sounds, how reasonable it sounds, if it's contrary to the Word of this hour... God will have nothing to do with it." 

 

Point #1: SATAN CANNOT CREATE A SOUL. SATAN IS NOT A CREATOR.

 

In EZEKIEL 18:4, God said that “Behold, ALL souls are MINE; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine.”

 

God is the only creator of all souls. Satan was just a created being by God. He is not a creator but a perverter of what God has already created. He only perverted man’s soul by interjecting the Sex Birth program to Eve.

 

WHERE.I.THINK.PENTECOST.FAILED.title  SAN.FERNANDO.CA  55-1111

Someone ask me not long ago, said, "Isn't Satan a creator?"

I said, "No, sir. God is the only Creator there is. One Creator is God."

He said, "Well, how did evil ever get here then, if Satan didn't create it?"

I said, "Evil is not a creation. Evil... Satan cannot create, but he can pervert what God has created." See? He's not a creator. God is the Creator, but Satan perverts what God has created. And God created good, and Satan perverted it to evil.

 

WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS.title  SPOKANE.WA  62-0712

And Satan is not a creator. There's only one Creator. That's God. Satan perverts what God has created. But as long as you have faith in the Creator, in Him, God brings it back to its right place.

 

 

(Commentary)  The TEACHING that says thatThe Old Soul is Satan, and the New Soul is Christis illogical. Brother Branham never said such a statement in any of his 1100 sermons. I challenge anyone to find me one quote that states just that. You can never find one. It’s a man-made dogma. What the prophet said was that “you were Satan’s instrument”, yes, but he never said that you were Satan himself. Satan can never be born again. Satan was just the old “control tower” of the soul. But once you were born again, God became your “control tower.” Replacement was applied to the “control tower” but not to the soul.

 

Point #2: SATAN ONLY PERVERTED OUR SOUL THROUGH THE SEX BIRTH PROGRAM.

 

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Satan perverts what God has made. And He made you to be a son or daughter to Him, and Satan perverted you (See?), “changed” your way of thinking, changed your mind, changed your appetite, changed your desire.

 

SEAL.OF.THE.ANTICHRIST.title  LA.CA  55-0311

The right hand man of Almighty God was Lucifer, the son of the morning. The first, God granted him almost co-workers with Him; he was a co-worker, partly equal with Him; only Satan could not create. God is the only Creator, but Satan took something that God created and perverted it back into something else, evil.

 

GOD'S.POWER.TO.TRANSFORM.title  PHOENIX.AZ  V-16 N-5  65-0911

"Pervert" means "to be changed over, made something different." And deform is the same thing, that it's been brought over and deformed, and made in another way. Yet it's still the same seed, but it's deformed.

He (Satan) had power to deform, not transform, but to deform. Now, anything deformed is taken from its original state; there's something that's gone wrong with it. And we are all still in the image of God. But some are so deformed as sons of God, that walk contrary to His Word.

 

GOD'S.POWER.TO.TRANSFORM.title  PHOENIX.AZ  V-16 N-5  65-0911

Like Satan at the beginning, when he come into the garden of Eden. He could not dig up those seeds. He could not destroy them. But he sprayed them with poison, and it deformed the seed; it didn't bring forth its right kind. It deformed the original Seed.

And that's what all these programs of religion. They are still sons and daughters of God, but it's being deformed. They go to church, wanting to do right. A nun never enters a nunnery to be a mean woman. A minister never goes through school just to be a--a--a bad man. You never join church, and shake hands, put your name on the book, or whatever you do in your church to be a bad person. You do that to be a good person. But it's the deception; it's the deformity that does it. Satan sprayed it.

 

GOD'S.POWER.TO.TRANSFORM.title  PHOENIX.AZ  V-16 N-5  65-0911

Now, he has his kind of an Eden; Satan does now. In these six thousand years he has formed (not created), but deformed God's whole earth; his creatures, the animals, interbreeding, hybreeding, trees, plants, human; even to religion, the Bible, church, until he's got hisself a complete garden of Eden of science, everything moving by science. Our automobiles, everything that we have was given to us by science, what man has done. And he's got his great Eden here. To prove the Message is timely, to prove that it's not some other age but Revelations 10... Look at the hybreeding today, to make a better, or, prettier, not a better. Look at little children today.

 

POWER.OF.TRANSFORMATION.title  PRESCOTT.AZ  V-17 N-1  65-1031M

You can see how Satan did this. And watch how cunning he is, and how sly he is.

Now, he deformed these seeds. Now, he could not destroy them; he just deformed them. Now, we realize that sin is righteousness perverted. It's just... A--a lie is a truth misrepresented. See, anything... A--an adultery is the right act, that God ordained, just took in the wrong way. See, anything... And death is a perversion of life. Death just takes a (See?)--deforms life.

But did you know that civilization, science, education, and the things that we cherish so great today, is the very instrument of Satan, even civilization? Civilization never come by God. Civilization come by Satan. I'll prove that to you by the Word, just a minute. Civilization is not of God. For let me show you; in this civilization, the more civilized we get as we work through science, we are always killing ourselves. See? And this civilization has built up to its pinnacle now, and we got death in this civilization. We got sin in this civilization. We got sickness in this civilizations. That can't be of God.

 

INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title  SHP.LA  V-2 N-15  65-1125

Our natural life here we have here is just a perversion. It really should be the right Life to begin with. But it's perverted by the natural birth. The first life or your first union, you were joined in at birth by nature. A natural act, a natural human being associated, man and woman together, associated together in sexual affair which brought your first life here, and that's associated with sin and death.

 

SIXTH.SEAL.THE.title  JEFF.IN  63-0323

Every man was borned of sex, borned after sexual desire. He was in the original sin: Satan and Eve, so he could not do it. There's nothing in him, no holy pope, priest, doctor divinity, of--or whoever he might be; he was nobody worthy.

 

(Commentary) What Satan did was that HE PERVERTED man’s SOUL (singular) through the SEX BIRTH: by injecting his seed into the human race. He used the SERPENT, and through Eve, he introduced the SEXUAL ACT of REPRODUCTION. Eve then introduced the thing to Adam and this is what caused the fall of mankind. It’s not another SOUL now, but a “sinful worldly nature” got hold of every man born of a woman. (Jesus Christ not included because He was God’s own Blood).

 

It said in Job 14:1 that “a man that is born of a woman is of few days, and is full of sorrows…” And also in Romans 3:23- “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

 

Point #3: YOU ARE NOT SATAN. YOU WERE ONLY SATAN’S INSTRUMENT.

Every SEED bring forth of its OWN KIND. A Tare cannot become a Wheat. A Pig cannot become a Lamb. SATAN CANNOT BE BORNED AGAIN.

 

FUTURE.HOME.title  JEFF.IN  V-3 N-5  64-0802

... Then you was Satan's instrument; now you are redeemed. And that's what the world will be, the same way, redeemed. A new heavens and new earth, just like you--you are a new creature.

 

YOU ARE NOT A SINNER IN THE SIGHT OF GOD:

 

INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title  SHP.LA  V-2 N-15  65-1125

How did you come to do this? You were deceived into it by your first marriage--to your adulteress parent Eve. It's no fault of your own. By your natural birth, you come after Eve, who committed adultery. That's the reason you was born an adulternous. You were a sinner to begin with. That's right. You was deceived into it. You had no... No, it ain't your fault. You never did it, because that little Germ that was in you, was to be you before the foundation of the world. God put your name in the Lamb's Book of Life.

INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title  SHP.LA  V-2 N-15  65-1125

You are the pure, virtuous, sinless Bride of the Son of the living God. Every man and woman that's born of the Spirit of God, and washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and believes every Word of God, stands as though you never sinned at the first place. You're perfect.

 

INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title  SHP.LA  V-2 N-15  65-1125

You never sinned in the first place. God don't even know... It's in the sea of forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it by the accuser; but really from the beginning you were predestinated to be a son or daughter of God. You're standing there washed, and your old book of divorcement's put away and is dead, absolutely out of existence even in the mind of God. You are the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ: precious, virtuous, sinless, Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride Word that He washed by the Water of His own Blood that become flesh and manifested that He might take you, which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father before the beginning, the same as He was...

 

Point #4: THE SOUL OF A TRUE BELIEVER IS ETERNAL. IT HAS NO BEGINNING AND HAS NO END. IT CANNOTBE ANNIHILATED.

 

"But the MAIN THING, now, is to THE SOUL WHICH WILL NEVER DIE. The body will die, but the SOUL WILL NEVER DIE, and we must keep that level with God". "(The Church and Its Condition/pp. 4)

 

WHEN.THEIR.EYES.WERE.OPENED.title  BEAUMONT.TX  64-0312

If you got Eternal Life you always was. See? You... If otherwise... You just can't say, "Well, I belong to church; I do this." No, sir. Eternal life never had a be... Anything that was eternal never did begin and cannot end. So you were only in His thinking: your name, who you are, and what you are. That's the only way you could ever have Eternal Life, 'cause you always was.

 

"It is NOT this outside see, taste, feel, smell and hear. It isn't. It's subject to death and will die. But the INSIDE PART OF YOU, down in here, INSIDE, that is the PERSON THAT CANNOT DIE. See? And that's the PERSON that the NEW LIFE STARTS FROM, from this NEW BIRTH; and IT BUILDS ANOTHER PERSON YOU ARE, around that life. You get it?" (C.O.D. pp. 1114/par 248).

 

Brother Branham talks about an ETERNAL SOUL which comes from God, and is the Life of God in the believer, a SOUL which can never be destroyed because it has no beginning and has no end. It is the SEED of God, which is always IN US. “ETERNAL” SOUL meant NO BEGINNING and NO ENDING.

 

Point #5: THE SOUL HAS TWO “NATURES”.

 

Quote: SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title  JEFF.IN.  V-2 N-22  63-1110M:
“The NATURE of your SOUL is--is God, IF you're BORN AGAIN. IF it's NOT, it's of the world.”

 

Brother Branham said HE had TWO NATURES IN THE SAME BODY AT THE SAME TIME. But he only catered to ONE. Here’s the quote:

 

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Because I was born of Charles and Ella Branham. In their nature I was a sinner; I came to the world, a liar, and all the habits of the world laid right in me. But DOWN in there TOO, was ANOTHER nature present (See?), predestinated, was in there BY GOD. IN this SAME BODY (See?) TWO NATURES in there.  Well, I only catered to one. As it growed, I gooed as a baby, "Da-da." First thing you know, I become a liar, become everything else that's a sinner, because I raised up that way. BUT DOWN IN THERE was a little speck of LIFE ALL THE TIME.”

 

Brother Branham said that in his BODY there were TWO NATURES at the SAME TIME. This does not mean that Brother Branham had TWO SOULS. What he meant is that in his soul there were TWO NATURES – (1) an old worldly nature by sex birth (which has to die and rot and be annihilated), so that the new nature (which is the speck of LIFE or the SEED of PREDESTINATION of God in him) could live and manifest through the process of the New Birth.

 

Point #6: WEBSTER defines the word “NATURE” as “the CHARACTER, the constitution, or ESSENTIAL TRAITS of a PERSON, being, thing, or class.”

 

C.O.D. pp. 676/ par 159:

"First, YOU were mean, and evil and hatred, and malice and strife; NOW, you're loving, sweet, kind, and … see the difference? It's YOUR "NATURE". We could… I'll call it that. It's your SOUL that's BEEN CHANGED. The OLD soul died, and the NEW soul which is the “NEW NATURE was borned into YOU. See?" 

 

(Commentary) OLD SOUL” here refers to the “OLD CONDITION” of the SOUL; “NEW SOUL” here refers to the “NEW CONDITION” of the SOUL. It’s Not ONE PLUS ONE equals “TWO SOULS”, this is wrong teaching. Brother Branham called it regeneration, or “passing from one form to another”, not annihilation. It was the SIN that was annihilated from the SOUL, that OLD NATURE, but NOT the SOUL itself.

 

(The Future Home/pp. 41)

"The Bible said that if that SOUL WON'T DO as He did said do, He will even destroy that soul. BUT you see, HE CAN'T DESTROY HIMSELF and REMAIN GOD. So if that SOUL is of the world, it has to be destroyed. BUT IF IT'S ETERNAL WITH GOD, IT NEVER DID BEGIN because it's part of God; IT CAN NEVER BE DESTROYED. AMEN! The Church ought to see that!"

 

Point #7: “TWO NATURES” REFER TO A “PERVERTED YOU” (Old Nature) AND THE “REAL YOU” (New Nature) . The “REAL YOU” CAN NEVER DIE NOR BE ANNIHILATED. It’s the “SEED GENE” of God in YOU. IT HAD A “SPIRITUAL AMNESIA”

 

Are there TWO “REAL YOU’s” in a person? NO, SIR! The “Old Nature” is the SIN, while the “New Nature” is the REAL YOU, once again manifested. You just had a spiritual amnesia. You just forgot for a little while that you were a predestinated, elected son of God. After the new birth, you were again quickened to your original self.

 

SPIRITUAL.AMNESIA.title  BIRMINGHAM.AL  64-0411

Don't get spiritual amnesia, 'cause you will--you'll identify yourself with something else. Stay right with that Word. You must be identified with St. John the 14th chapter, the 12th verse, "He that believeth with Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Don't forget it. If you do, then you've got spiritual amnesia. You've forgotten who you are. You've forgotten what your testimony means. How about... He said, "If you abide in Me, and My Word in you, you can ask what you will and it'll be done for you." Are you identified there to believe that that is the truth? Mark 11, when He said, "If you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you have said will come to pass, you can have what you said." Can you be identified there to believe that that is the truth? If it hasn't, then your getting spiritual amnesia.

 

SPIRITUAL.AMNESIA.title  BIRMINGHAM.AL  64-0411

So we find out when this spiritual amnesia get ahold of the people, then they are--they're in a bad condition. Now, we find the same now. Now, I want to... You must be identified. Somewhere you must show, your life shows, tonight, where you are identified. You are identified either in Christ or out of Christ. You are not halfway. There's no such a thing as a drunk sober man. There's no black white bird. You're either a saved, or you're not saved. You're a saint or a sinner, one or the other. And your spiritual attitude towards God's Word identifies you, exactly where you're standing.

 

This “New Birth”, therefore, means DEATH to the “old” worldly unbelieving condition of the SOUL, and LIFE to the “new” condition of the SOUL (which is the eternal SEED of God –) always present in a true son or daughter of God.

 

So what did God destroyed in us before the New Birth? IT was none other than the “OLD NATURE” of the SOUL, the SIN in the SOUL, and NOT the SOUL itself. Since our soul is always eternal, meaning it has “no beginning and no end” and can’t die, so what happened was that the SOUL was just blemished by the introduction of the sex birth by the serpent.

 

Point #8: “SOUL CHANGE” REFERS TO RESURRECTION AND NOT REPLACEMENT

 

The prophet clarified that Christianity is based upon resurrection, and not replacement. The ONE SOUL that died in its old condition is brought to LIFE anew manifesting the LIFE of CHRIST which is the “Real YOU”.  This brings us to the real meaning of REDEMPTION, which means “to take back what was lost”. Let’s read this quote from the prophet:

 

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“Now, I believe in resurrection. Christianity believes in resurrection. The whole thing's based on resurrection.... If this Bible falls from the platform down to the table, and to take another Bible and put in its place, that's not resurrection, that's replacement. Resurrection is bringing the same Bible up that went down. And resurrection's bringing the same person up that went down.”

 

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“Christianity is based upon the resurrection, not replacement. If I dropped this handkerchief on the floor and picked up another one and put in its place, that's replacement. Christianity is resurrection. The same Jesus that went down, the same Jesus, went up. ”

 

THE DEATH OF JESUS typed our “SOUL CHANGE”. Jesus was made SIN, DIED for our sins and was RESURRECTED to LIFE ANEW AGAIN.

 

GOD'S.SERVANT.JOB.title  PHOENIX.AZ  55-0223

God became a sinner, taking our sins. Jesus became me, that I might become Him. The innocent Lamb of God, He knowed no sin, became a sinner, that I might be made adopted son of God. Amen. There's the picture of true redemption.

 

KINSMAN.REDEEMER.title  JEFF.IN  V-6 N-8  60-1002

God became a sinner, took our sins upon Him, knowing no sins, yet was a sinner because our sins was placed upon Him, that we... He become me, that I might become Him. See? He become a sinner that I might become a son of God. He become a sinner, that you might become a son of God.

 

Point # 9 – GOD IS NOT THE PAWNSHOP. THE DEVIL’S PLACE WAS THE PAWNSHOP. To “REDEEM” means to take back the same thing that was lost

 

REDEMPTION.title  SAN.FERNANDO.CA  55-1119

But we who has been lost, and been found, and redeemed, and claimed back, and brought out of the devil's pawnshop by the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ in His sacrificial death.

 

MANIFESTATION.OF.THE.SPIRIT.title  TOLEDO.OH  51-0717

And God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and become kinfolks to human beings to suffer the penalty that He had put on the human Himself. And He became Kinfolks and a Redeemer. In other words, like this. We was put in the devil's pawnshop, and Jesus paid the price and brought us out. See? The price was already paid.

 

REDEMPTION.title  SAN.FERNANDO.CA  55-1119

What did He redeem? He redeemed your soul from hell. He redeemed and brought back everything that Adam lost, when he put you in the pawnshop. Jesus Christ, on Calvary was your Kinsman Redeemer that redeemed you from every curse of the devil. He redeems your soul.

 

REDEMPTION.title  SAN.FERNANDO.CA  55-1119

I like the word, "redemption." "Redeemed," means "to be brought back, redeemed." As I said this morning at the Christian Business Men's talking on reconciliation, I said, "Redemption means that the devil put you in the pawnshop, and Jesus come, taken you out." That's right.

 

Point #10   - THE SOUL IS REDEEMED; NOT ANNIHILATED. What was annihilated was the SIN, or the old nature or worldly condition of the SOUL, but NOT the SOUL itself.

 

"Now, the SOUL'S REDEEMED, because IT WAS IN SIN. So God COME DOWN BY PROCESS of Justification, Sanctification, Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and REDEEMED YOUR SOUL." (The Future Home/pp. 49).

 

We do not stop at quoting EZEKIEL 18:4 that reads – " the SOUL that SINNETH, it shall DIE…" We read on to EZEKIEL 18 verses 27-28 that say the SOUL that repenteth shall NOT DIE but LIVE: 

 

Ezekiel 18:27-28:

"Again, when the wicked man TURNETH AWAY FROM HIS WICKEDNESS that he hath committed HE SHALL SAVE his SOUL ALIVE. Because he considereth, and turneth AWAY from ALL his TRANSGRESSIONS that he hath committed, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, he shall NOT DIE."   (This verse is parallel to ACTS 2:38- “Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the REMISSION of SINS)

 

A CHRISTIAN, as the Bible tells us, can be DEAD in SIN but is ALIVE in Christ Jesus at the SAME TIME. This is the real meaning of the “SOUL CHANGE”. This means that the OLD CONDITION of the SOUL DIED in its SINS and TRANSGRESSIONS, and it is once again ALIVE with the NEW SEED manifestation.

 

It was the SIN that was annihilated, not the SOUL itself. It was the OLD “NATURE” of the SOUL that was annihilated.  Ezekiel 18:4 in general (The Soul that sinneth it shall die) refers to the FINAL Annihilation of SOULS which will only take place after the Final Judgment day for ALL unbelievers. Sin is UNBELIEF.” This is not applicable to the Bride, for she is a true believer and her soul is eternal and can never die.

 

YOU.MUST.BE.BORN.AGAIN.title  JEFF.IN  V-11 N-5  61-1231M
A soul, good or bad, death doesn't change it. I had a lot of Scripture wrote down here on this one that I wanted to comment on, what a soul is. What is a soul? It's you. You are a soul. The part inside of you. And when you die, ever what shape that soul's in, that's the way it goes. It goes to its destination. You couldn't pull it up no matter how much you'd do for it; that soul's got to be changed here, born again.
     
The soul, now remember, good or bad, death doesn't have one thing to do with it. Death just takes it to its destination. You hear it? And if you still got the world and the love of the world in it, it'll die with you, 'cause the world must die. God's condemned the world; that's the world order. God has condemned it and it's got to die. And if that world's in you, you'll die with that world. My, I don't see how it could be any plainer. See? And if it's good, borned of God, it has to go to God. If it's of the world, it'll remain to perish with the world. If it's of God, it'll live with God, educated or not educated. Educated or illiterate, if the world is still there, it must die. And if the world is in your soul, and your desire is of the things of the world, you'll perish with the world. That's clear, isn't it?

 

Point #11: “SOUL CHANGE” means “PASSING FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER and NOT REPLACEMENT.

 

Brother Branham compared and typed the EARTH to the SOUL. The EARTH, just like the SOUL, will be REDEEMED (not REPLACED) by God through the three stages of salvation – WATER BAPTISM (Noah’s time), BLOOD SANCTIFICATION (Jesus’ time), AND BAPTISM OF FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST (Armageddon time).

The earth, just like the SOUL, will be cleansed and purified by FIRE but not replaced and annihilated. The “NEW heaven and earth” will be established on this SAME EARTH (same soul) using the same structure. The EARTH was baptized with water in the days of NOAH. It was sanctified by the shed BLOOD of Jesus at Calvary. And it will finally be burned out with Holy Fire during the Battle of Armageddon, to prepare itself for the King and Queen of Heaven to live in it during the Millennium.

QUOTES::

"Jesus said, "Heavens and earth shall PASS AWAY", in other words, HEAVENS and EARTH SHALL BE "CHANGED"; used that SAME WORD again. NO, NOT ANNIHILATED, for later in Revelations 21:2-24, He seen the NEW JERUSALEM coming down from God out of heaven and SITTING UPON THIS EARTH. It doesn't mean it'll be ANNIHILATED. The SYSTEMS'LL BE CHANGED." (The Future Home/pp. 28)

"It DOES NOT MEAN ANNIHILATION. The word here DOES NOT MEAN "PASS AWAY"; It means "PASSING FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER". Look, but to PASS FROM ONE CONDITION, it says, TO ANOTHER… that MAN is PASSED FROM A SINNER TO SAINT, NOT completely ANNIHILATED. When a man is CHANGED, HE ISN'T ANNIHILATED, but he's a CHANGED PERSON. He's been CHANGED from what HE WAS to what He IS, NOT ANNIHILATED." (The Future Home/pp. 27-28)

"God didn't say He's going to raise up a NEW generation; He's going to REDEEM the ONE that's ALREADY HERE. He ain't going to make NO NEW WORLD, it's THIS ONE RIGHT HERE; He's just going to BURN IT OFF, CLEANSE IT, LIKE HE DID "YOU". (The Future Home/pp. 43)

"He's NEVER CHANGED IT: SALVATION : He justified him and sanctified him, sent the Holy Ghost and Fire and BURNT the SIN OUT OF HIM and dwelt in him Himself. HE DOES the EARTH the SAME WAY. It repented and was baptized in WATER in it – by NOAH. JESUS came and sanctified it by dipping His Blood upon it and claimed it. And in the NEW earth that is to come, it's to have a HOLY FIRE BAPTISM to CLEAN IT OF every DEVIL, every germ, every sickness, everything that there is and MAKE IT NEW! "I saw a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH." You become a NEW PERSON! Amen! NOT just an OLD one patched up by joining church or trying to turn a new page, BUT YOU ARE a complete BRAND NEW UNIT!" (The Future Home/pp. 23)

"You're THE SAME MAN in statue that you was when God called you – same woman, but when you see what it did – it was a REGENERATION: the OLD LIFE "PASSED AWAY"; the OLD desires "PASSED AWAY" … Then, you was Satan's instrument; NOW, you are REDEEMED! And that's what the WORLD what will be, THE SAME WAY, REDEEMED! A NEW Heavens, and a NEW earth, JUST LIKE "YOU" – YOU are a NEW creature." (The Future Home/ pp. 29)

"Jesus said, "Heavens and earth shall PASS AWAY", in other words, HEAVENS and EARTH SHALL BE "CHANGED"; used that SAME WORD again. NO, NOT ANNIHILATED, for later in Revelations 21:2-24, He seen the NEW JERUSALEM coming down from God out of heaven and SITTING UPON THIS EARTH. It doesn't mean it'll be ANNIHILATED. The SYSTEMS'LL BE CHANGED." (The Future Home/pp. 28)

"It DOES NOT MEAN ANNIHILATION. The word here DOES NOT MEAN "PASS AWAY"; It means "PASSING FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER". Look, but to PASS FROM ONE CONDITION, it says, TO ANOTHER… that MAN is PASSED FROM A SINNER TO SAINT, NOT completely ANNIHILATED. When a man is CHANGED, HE ISN'T ANNIHILATED, but he's a CHANGED PERSON. He's been CHANGED from what HE WAS to what He IS, NOT ANNIHILATED." (The Future Home/pp. 27-28)

 

Point #12: “SOUL CHANGE” also means “PURIFICATION AND REGENERATION; BUT NOT ANNIHILATION.”

 

Let’s face the SCRIPTURES now. Nowhere in the Bible can we find any teaching on a “two souls” in a man, but the Bible always refer to the ONE SOUL of MAN. Nowhere in the Bible can we find a REPLACEMENT OF SOUL either or “TWO SOUL” teaching, but we will find a SAVING and REDEMPTION process for the SOUL:

 

1 PETER 1:22 – "Seeing that YE HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS in obeying the TRUTH through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently."

HEBREWS 10:39 – "But WE are NOT of them who draw back unto perdition; but of THEM that BELIEVE to the SAVING of the SOUL."

JAMES 5:20 – "Let him know, that he which CONVERTETH the SINNER from the ERROR of his way SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH, and shall hide a multitude of sins."

JAMES
1:21 – "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS."

PSALMS 41:4 – "I said, LORD, be merciful unto me; HEAL MY SOUL, for I have sinned against Thee."

PSALMS 56:13 - "For thou hast DELIVERED my SOUL FROM DEATH: [wilt] not [thou deliver] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?"    

“REPLACEMENT OF SOUL” TEACHING DENIES THE VERY ATONING BLOOD OF JESUS. WHY WOULD JESUS DIE AND SHED HIS BLOOD IF OUR SOUL IS JUST GOING TO BE REPLACED BY A NEW SOUL FROM THE SEVENTH DIMENSION? “TWO SOUL” TEACHING IS VERY CONTRARY TO THE SCRIPTURES.

 

 

Point No. 13 – THE “CONTROL TOWER” IS NOT THE SOUL. IT’S EITHER GOD OR SATAN WHICH CONTROLS THE “SOUL”. REPLACEMENT, THEREFORE, CAN ONLY BE APPLIED TO THE “CONTROL TOWER”, BUT NOT TO THE SOUL.

 

The “NEW BIRTH” just changed the Control Tower of the SOUL from Satan to God. The Soul is not the control tower.

 

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God stays on the control tower in your heart, controls your emotions, controls your faith, controls all you are. When God comes into the heart, He takes over.

 

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Now, what is a man? He's a triune being: body, soul, and spirit. How many knows that? Watch God's approach. What is his heart? You remember my message, "God Chose a Man's Heart for His Control Tower?" The Devil chose his head for his control tower. See? He makes him see things, look through his eyes. But yet God in his heart makes him believe things that he cannot see. See? See, God is on his heart; in the heart of man is the throne of God.

 

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Now, here is a human heart. Now, I'm not... I'm a long ways from being an artist. See? Here is a human heart, and here is a human heart. Now, this one over here has a snake in it; that's sin. Here he has is life. This one over here has a Dove in it, which is the Holy Spirit. Here he has a life. Well, this one here he has malice, hatred, envy. That's what's causing it: this fellow here. Well, this one over here has love, and joy, and long-suffering, and that's what does it down here.

 

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When God made man, He made him thus; for He made this little certain compartment in the man for His own throne, His control tower. God wants to lead man, but man wants to lead himself. Therefore there is a war constantly. The man wants to go after what he sees with his eyes. That's where he's deceived. That's where Satan deceived Eve, by what she could see; the fruit was pleasant to the eye. But it was death to the soul.

     But the Scripture says that, "Sons and daughters of God are led by the Spirit of God." Your emotions is your control. And you can notice, a man or a woman that tries to walk after the things of the world, they never can please God. But a man or a woman that will not look at the things of the world, but just go according to the leading of the Spirit, they're usually in the will of God. That is the great fight tonight. Satan took the eye, a man's head, to control him by his head. God took his heart.   Man's always trying to achieve something by his head. He's supposed to achieve, but by his heart. That's the control tower where God controls him, and directs his thoughts, directs his walks, directs his emotions.

 

“The SOUL is the NATURE of the SPIRIT”. This is very true. It means that whatever attitude your spirit is manifesting outside, it reflects what you are in your SOUL inside. The “nature of your spiritreflects whether you are a son of God or not in your SOUL. It shows what kind of “control tower” you have. It implies that “By their FRUIT you shall know them”.  The fruits of the spirit is love, faith, patience, longsuffering, etc. These reflects the nature of the individual, whether His soul is of God or is of the world.

 

Point No. 14- “THE SOUL THAT SINNETH, IT SHALL DIE” (Ezekiel 18:4) applies to UNBELIEVERS, and NOT to the REAL BELIEVERS. Sin is UNBELIEF.

 

This quote is quite misinterpreted by many. In this quote, Brother Branham declared a basis that “ a man that has Eternal Life can never die.”  Soul annihilation here is only applicable to those people’s souls that SIN (unbelieve) and are to be completely annihilated, along with Satan, after the Judgment Day.

 

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And there was a requirement for sin. The requirement was death. Death was the penalty, and that is... We could go into great details of this, because I do not believe that there is but one death. There is one life. And I believe a man that has Eternal Life can never die, and I believe there is a complete annihilation of that soul that sins, for the Bible said, "The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die," not the man, the soul that sinneth. So Satan must surely die to be completely destroyed.

    How I disagree with the universalist that say that Satan will be saved. He sinned, and he's the originator of sin. And his soul sinned and he was a spirit. That spirit shall be totally annihilated to be nothing left of it.

 

FOR A TRUTH, there’s no such thing as “soul annihilation” yet today. These will all be DONE after the Judgment Day. The sinners’ souls today are still ALIVE TODAY in the Fifth Dimension, waiting for their alloted time of judgment, then annihilation.

 

REVELATION 20:14- 15: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

REVELATION 20:10

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

THEREFORE, this TEACHING on SOUL ANNIHILATION for the BRIDE is an ERROR. What is annihilated in US is the SIN, the “old nature”, the “old condition” of the SOUL, NOT the SOUL itself. The SOUL of the Bride is eternal, can never die as God can’t die. And the SOUL of the UNBELIEVERS will still be annihilated after they are TORMENTED in HELL with the DEVIL. This is still a FUTURE EVENT. There is NO SOUL ANNIHILATION TODAY.

 

Point No. 15- THE “OLD NATURE” WILL STILL BOTHER YOU AS LONG AS YOU LIVE. (That’s why it has to die”)

ROMANS 8:13-  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

COLOSSIANS 3:5
  5  
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
  6    For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
  7    In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
  8    But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
  9    Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
  10    And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

 MORTIFY”IN THE Greek Lexicon means the following:
  2289    thanatoo    {than-at-o'-o}  from 2288; TDNT -- 3:7,312; vb
Meaning:  -- put to death (4); cause to be put to death (3)-- kill (2); become dead (1) -- mortify (1) [11]

 1) to put to death;  2a) to make to die i.e. destroy, render extinct;  2b) by death to be liberated from the bond of anything, literally to be made dead in relation to (something)

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“And as long as you're in this life, you're going to be sticky and have a “carnal nature” that's going to bother you as long as you live; but the inside of you, you're borned again.”

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You'll make mistakes; you'll fall; you'll willfully do wrong. You'll go out sometime and do things; that don't mean that you're lost; that means that you're going to get correction. My little boy, lots of times... My children will do things, your does too, that you--they know that's against your--your rules. And they know what to expect when they do it: they're going to get a whipping for it, sometimes a good one. But it's still your child, certainly. It's impossible for that man to ever be gone again, that's once been born of Eternal Life. God's not a Indian giver. "He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting Life and shall never come to the judgment, but's passed from death unto Life. And I'll raise him up at the last days." That's God's promise.

 

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Somebody told me he had one, one time was converted, received the Holy Ghost, and he said to him, "How you getting along?"

He said, "Pretty good and pretty bad."

He said, "Well, how do you mean pretty bad and pretty good?"

He said, "Well, since me receive the Holy Ghost," he said, "there's been two dogs in me, and one of them a black dog and one of them a white dog." And said, "They argue all the time." Said, "They growl and fight at one another." And said, "The white dog wants me do good; the black dog wants me do bad."

Said, "Well, Chief, which one of them wins the fight?"

Said, "That depends on which one Chief feeds the most." So I think that's a good answer here. See? There just depends on the warring of the body that's in you; it depends on which one you cater to, which nature you cater to, the carnal nature after the things of the world, or the spiritual nature after the things of God. That does it.

 

Apostle Paul taught us of the “warring between the “old nature” and the “”new nature” in us. This is a holy man talking, not an unbeliever, yet he is still continually undergoing a struggle between “flesh” and “spirit”.

 

ROMANS 7:14-25

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not.

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 

Point No. 16- THE “OLD NATURE” Refers to ‘”FLESHLY DESIRES” WHILE the “NEW NATURE” refers to the “SPIRITUAL WALK” of Man.

 

GALATIANS 5:16-25

 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Now the works of the FLESH (OLD NATURE) are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

 

But the fruit of the Spirit (NEW NATURE) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

 

ROMANS 8:1-14

 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.

Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

 

EZEKIEL 36:26-27

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].

 

Conclusion:

To believe in the TWO SOUL DOCTRINE is to DENY the very ATONING BLOOD and SACRIFICE of our Lord Jesus Christ. Think of this: “Why would Christ have to die and suffer if God will only give us a NEW SOUL to replace an OLD SOUL, outside of the redemptive blood of His Son?” Christ's death, burial and resurrection made way for the NEW BIRTH through the three stages of grace (justification, sanctification and baptism of the Holy Ghost) in the life of an individual. Remember that believing 99% truth and 1% error will bring curse to all of us, and nobody would want to receive of its plagues. 

Let us then be true and faithful to the pure and unadulterated Word of the Hour, saying only what the prophet have said. God will not accept any new added revelations, especially revelation that's contrary to God's Word. May God help us, to discern between truth and plain intellectual conceptions of man, is my sincere prayer.