The Family Altar
259 Don’t watch all these gimmick workers. But remember, they’re only speaking, a bogus dollar only speaks that there’s a real one somewhere. When you see this organization stuff growing and prospering, as it said “craft would prosper in his hand,” just remember, there’s a little Church of God somewhere, really is Holy Ghost filled, genuine, that’s moving up the ladder. Don’t look at the big organization.
260 What greater church is spoke of in the Bible than the Ephesian church age? And when Paul passed through the upper coasts of Ephesus, and comes to this church, there was twelve men in it. That’s right. And they all was good people, shouted and have a great time, but had not received the Holy Ghost yet. Paul said, “You haven’t received the Holy Ghost since you believed?”
They said, “Why, we didn’t know there was a Holy Ghost.”
261 He said, “Then how was you baptized?” If it didn’t make a difference, what did he say to that church there?
262 They said, “We’ve already been baptized by one of the greatest man that ever stood on the earth, John the Baptist, who baptized our Lord. Ain’t that baptizing good enough?”
263 He said, “No, sir. You’ve got to be baptized over, ’cause the Kingdom is sealed to anything else.” And when they heard this…Said, “John only baptized unto repentance, not for remission of sins, saying that you should believe on Him to come, that is, on Jesus.” And when they heard this, they were rebaptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. That’s right. Exactly. They followed the Scripture.
264 You know, in the dedication this morning, Moses followed the pattern that he saw in Heaven, and pitched a tent to represent it. When Solomon built the temple, he (what did he do?) followed the pattern that Moses, by the tent, keeping the Scripture in line.
265 And when God come to His Temple for the last days, this Temple, the Holy Ghost, “a body hast Thou prepared Me,” the Holy Ghost fell on the Day of Pentecost, the message was, “Repent, every one of you, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to them that’s far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” If you want to call your minister a doctor, Doctor Simon Peter wrote a prescription, an Eternal prescription. That’s what cures the sick.
62-1111E - Why I'm Against Organized Religion
Rev. William Marrion Branham