By C.W. Wood                                                             March 2014

    For some time now, this writer has seen the need to publish this sermon.  A common fault among Believers is to zero in on a few scriptures and try to build a doctrine on them!  There can even be many scriptures that seem to back up our supposed revelation, but if there is just one scripture that our supposed revelation does not agree with, then we need to get back before the Lord and ask for more light, because no Word of God ever disagrees with any other Word of God!  Word does not fight Word.

    Another truth that needs to be understood is that scripture will explain scripture.  If you find a scripture that you don’t understand, then know that there is more scripture in the Bible that will explain the one that you don’t understand!  There are no contradictions!  Of course, if we have been born-again for any length of time, we know that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us the true revelation and corrects all seeming contradictions.  The Spirit of God in us is equal to having the Mind of Christ.  When God’s Spirit comes into us, then His Mind is in us also.  It is true that it may take us a while to become aware of this powerful truth and make use of it, but the sooner the better!  There are many examples in the Bible where people have held to one set of Scripture and built a doctrine on them, while they completely ignored other Scripture that would have given the true revelation.  When all the Word is considered together on the subject, then a true revelation comes.  We will give a few of those examples so that you may clearly see the truth behind our sermon title, “Word does not disagree with Other Word.”

    Example:  In Matt. 28:19, Jesus said, “Baptize in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost.”  Without other scripture to explain what Jesus meant, we might continue to baptize in these titles.  But, in Acts 2:38, we see where Peter understood what Jesus meant, and used the name that Jesus spoke of in Matt. 28:19, which was Jesus Christ!  Acts 2:38 explains Matt.28:19.

    Example: Gen. 4:1, “And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and bare Cain and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.”  It sounds like Adam was Cain’s father.  Was he?  No! 1John 3:12, “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one (the serpent).”  This scripture explains Gen. 4:1.  All life comes from God, that’s what Gen. 4:1, means.

    Example:  In Matt. 11:11-14, Jesus said that John was Elijah (verse 14).  But in John 1:21, John the Baptist said, “I am not Elijah.” He was saying, “I am not the Elijah you think I am (He was the Elijah of Mal. 3:1, and Isa. 40:3, and the Elijah of

Luke 1:76.   They thought he might be the Elijah of Mal. 4:5.  Scripture explains Scripture.

    Example: In Heb. 12:16-17, we read where Esau was rejected, and did not receive the Blessing.  Without other scripture to explain this, we would think that Esau repented, but was still rejected by God.  When the scriptures says that Esau sought to repent, but “found no place of repentance,” that is not saying that he repented but was still refused by God!  The scripture says he was a fornicator and a profane person!  It simply means that he could not turn loose of the world, and give his whole life over to the Lord!  Therefore, he was rejected because he did not repent according to God’s way of it.

    Example: Question?  Was Cain an evil person?  He was pure Serpent Seed!  But did God offer him Salvation?  Yes! In Gen. 4:7 God said to Cain, “If thou doest well, shall thou not be accepted?”  (That was no bluff.)  Question?  Did God offer Cain, who was pure Serpent Seed, Salvation and then when Esau tried to repent, refuse to accept it?  That’s what some say that Heb. 12:16-17 means when it says Esau found no place of repentance.  But it does not mean that, or else God is a respecter of persons in that He offered to let Cain repent, but not Esau! 

    Putting all the Word together explains Heb. 12:16, and we see that Esau did not truly repent or he would have received the blessing.  Other scripture shows as that anytime, or anywhere that a person truly repents, he is accepted by our God!  John 6:37, “All that the father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”   You may say, “But, Esau was not given to the Father by Jesus” This is true, and that is the very reason that we know that he did not repent!  If he had repented, he would have been received and given the Blessing!

    Example: Rom. 9:11-21, “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth;)

    12  It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

    13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

    14  What shall we say then?  Is there unrighteousness with God?  God forbid.

    15  For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

    16  So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

    17  For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

    18  Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth.

    19  Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth He yet find fault?  For who hath resisted His will?

    20  Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God?  Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

    Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another to dishonour?  (Can we see how that we have to put other scripture with Rom. 9 to get the true revelation?  If we don’t, you will believe that God created some to be lost, and that is a great error.  Other scripture will explain that God does not want any wicked to die in their sins!)

    Although Rom. 9:18 says, “Whom He will He hardeneth,” it goes on to say, “You will say to me, why did you make me so hard, then blame me for being hard.”  But God said, “Who are you to accuse me of doing wrong?”  And so, we have to put other scripture with Rom. 9 such as Ezek. 18:23, “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Saith the Lord God; and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

    Matt. 13:15, will further prove our point   “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

    (Please read Ezek. 18:23-32) To believe that a person can come to God in heart-felt repentance and still be rejected is exactly what the Devil would like us to believe, because this places a great stumbling block in God’s Plan of Salvation!

    Example: Prov. 16:4, “The Lord hath made all things for Himself, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”  If this is all the scripture we had, we would believe that God created some people evil!  But not so!  But we have much other scripture to put with that!

    Gen. 1:31 –All He created was good.  Rev. 4:11, “…..for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created!  The Bible says, “God hates evil!”  Would He create what He hates?

    Psa. 119:104, “Through Thy precept I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.”  (David said “I got that hate from God.”) Jesus said, “Pray like this; Deliver us from evil.”

    Ezek. 28:15, Lucifer was created perfect.  God created some, knowing they would become evil.  Jesus laid out His Salvation Plan in simple words, then told us why some are lost.  John 5:40, “And you will not come to me, that you might have life.”  Please note!  He did not say that they could not come, but that they would not come!  Certainly the Lord knows whom will come, and who won’t, but knowing this is a million miles from creating some who could not be saved!

    This brings us to another very important teaching, which is that of The Unpardonable Sin.

    Heb. 6:4-6, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the Heavenly Gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance (because their hearts have become so hard that they refuse to repent, even after they are proven wrong) seeing they crucify to themselves the son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.”

    The natural mind will read these verses and conclude that we can reach a place in our walk, where even though we want to repent, God will not accept it!  I say this is what the carnal mind will conclude from these verses, but I want to say that is a very wrong conclusion!  It leaves out other scripture.  No man has ever come to our gracious Lord in true heart-felt repentance and been rejected.  Though the Word seems to be saying that, remember we have to put all the Word together on the subject in order to have the correct revelation.

    Listen to this Word in Ezekiel.  It is God speaking also.  Ezek. 18:21-25, “But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

    Verse 22,  All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned.”  What wicked is the Lord talking about here?  He is talking to any wicked anywhere, in any age, no matter what the sin was, if they truly repent, they will live!  That is our gracious Lord God, Jesus Christ!

    And so, let’s give the Prophet’s explanation of what the Unpardonable Sin is.

    QUOTE:   UNPARDONABLE SIN, “Now, the first thing we want to know, what is the Unpardonable Sin?  Some of them said, “It’s suicide.”  Some of them said, “It’s-it’s a mother that gets rid of her child, abortion case.”  Others have said this.  Others has—has said, “Because you once had the Holy Ghost and backslid on the Holy Ghost, that’s the Unpardonable Sin.”  It isn’t.  No, sir.

    CONT. QUOTE: PAGE 16, “Here, the first thing we got to think about now.  And Jesus said to those Pharisees, in the 12th chapter (Matt. 12:31-32) there He said:

    “…..if a man speaks against the Son of Man, it’ll be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, will never be forgiven him,… this world, neither…the world to come.”

    ….What is “speaking evil against,” “speaking against the Holy Spirit,” “speaking against?” (End of quote)

    Jesus forgave them because they did not have the Holy Ghost to give the revelation.  But, when the revelation came and they wouldn’t repent…..then they would never be forgiven if they died unrepented.

    I want to make a statement and I want you to register it in your mind!  And before I finish this sermon, I will (with God’s help) prove it to you!  Here is the statement:  The Unpardonable Sin is rejection of revealed truth and dying without having repented of rejecting it.

    I want you to notice that the Prophet said, “Having the Holy Ghost and then backsliding is not the Unpardonable Sin!  Because he said you can have the Holy Ghost and backslide, but God will bring you back, because He has already sealed you in!  (Eph. 1:13-14) I just read to you that to you, “Backsliding on the Holy Ghost is not the Unpardonable Sin!!  The Unpardonable Sin is not one kind of sin, or single sin, that we might commit and are lost because of it!  The Unpardonable Sin is to reject any truth of the Bible that has been revealed to you, then you won’t repent and believe it!  An unpardonable sin is one that has to do with receiving any Bible truth (by revelation) then refusing to accept it!  I want to show you where Br. Branham said that, then we can take it to the Word!

    QUOTE:   UNPARDONABLE SIN, PAGE 20, “For if you sin willfully, after you received the knowledge of the Truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin” ‘till you come make that thing right.  That’s right.  If you know you’re doing wrong; walk right up just as humble as you can, search it out.

    “Well” you say, “I’ll look it up some of these days.”  “Some of these days” may be too long.  You may not live “some of these days.”  The thing to do is search it out right now.  That’s right.  Look at it and see if it’s right.  And if it’s the Truth, walk in It and God will bless you.”  (End of quote)

    Here the Prophet tells us that an Unpardonable Sin can be repented of!  Here is a great Truth that the church world is missing.  There is no sin that is unpardonable when it is truly repented of.  We are going to prove that with the scripture. (I wouldn’t dare say that if I couldn’t prove it with scripture)

    Br. Branham said, “Eve committed an Unpardonable Sin, but then she repented, because God killed a lamb instead of her!  Temporarily covered her sin with the lamb’s blood.

    QUOTE:  UNPARDONAABLE SIN, PAGE 18, “Now watch when Satan came to Eve, he said, “God hath said, ‘Thou shall not eat thereof,’ but surely thou shall not die.’  See it?  Then Eve willfully… You get it?  Eve willfully doing something that she knew God said not to do.  Is that right?  (Congregation says, Amen.”—Ed.)  Now look at it.  When Eve willfully…The first sin was ever committed.  Is that right?  (“Amen”) Eve willfully knowing the will of God and refused to do it.  Is that right? (Amen.”) That’s the first sin.”  (End of quote)

    Now remember what the Prophet said on page 20 of the message, “Unpardonable Sin”, “For if you sin willfully after you received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sin.”  (End of quote)

    Did Eve do that or not?  Yes!  Then that was an Unpardonable Sin, but she repented and was forgiven.  The Lord killed a lamb and not her!

    Peter committed an Unpardonable Sin, but was forgiven and went on to receive the Holy Ghost.  In Matt. 26, Peter committed the Unpardonable Sin!  Now do you remember what that sin is?  It is receiving a revelation and then denying it and refusing to walk in it.

    Now go to Matt.  16:13-17, Jesus said to the disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”  Some said Elias, others said Jeremias, or one of the prophets.  Then Jesus said,  “But whom say you that I am?  And Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  And Jesus said, “Flesh and blood (men) have not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in Heaven.”

    The Bible says Peter received a revelation!  But then in Matt. 26:69-75, Peter denied that revelation 3 times!  Was that the Unpardonable Sin?  The Bible says it is.  Br. Branham said it is!  But in Matt. 26:75, the scripture says Peter remembered the Words of Jesus.  He went out and wept bitterly.  He repented and was forgiven!  How do we know that he was forgiven?  He went on to the Upper Room and received the Holy Ghost!

    1 John 5:15-20 is more scripture that we have to bring into our discussion.

    1 John  5:16-20 “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.  There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

    17  All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

    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.

    19  And we know that we are of God and the whole world lieth in wickedness.  (The World is unrepentant and that is the Unpardonable Sin!)

    20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and Eternal life.

    Our sermon has been about the fact that Word never disagrees with other Word!  Now notice in your Bible 1 John  5:16-20, “There is a sin unto death.”  Then in Verse 17, this verse explains Verse 16.  It says, “All unrighteousness is sin (or all unrepented of unbelief is sin).  No sin is forgiven unless we repent.  Here it is, Church, if you can receive it.  The sin unto death is any sin of unbelief that you are guilty of and die without repenting of, that is the sin unto death.  In other words (or in our understanding, which can only come by putting all the scripture together), the sin unto death is any known sin that we commit, knowing it’s wrong and die not having repented of it!

    How in this evil world can a person without the Holy Ghost ever figure out God’s Word?  I will close with a quote where the prophet speaks about “the sin unto death.”  John said, “I do not say you should pray for that sin!”  And the Prophet said, “I do not pray for America anymore.  She has gone past repentance.  She has hardened her heart (the government officials and the denominational churches).

    Hundreds of years ago, God showed Isaiah the end of the world and America.

    Isa.  24: 19-23, “The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

    20  The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again.

    21  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

    22  And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered into the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

    23  Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His ancients gloriously. (Is this the Four Blood Moons? I don’t know.)

    QUOTE:  INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE, PAGE 34,  “….The anointed Word of God being vindicated before any man that is born to be a son of God with the predestinated Germ into him for this hour, he will see God’s message as sure as there is a God in Heaven.

    PAGE 40-41, “Oh, No wonder, No wonder the damnation of God is heaped up!  God put it right before your eyes, and you shut your eyes and fail to look at it!  Shutting up your bowels of compassion when you see the true Word of God in these Seven Seals being vindicated and proved to be so, and witnessed in the heavens across the nations and everywhere else by great signs and wonders that He promised He would do!  Then you shut up and say, “I don’t know, I can’t help it, I….”

    Oh My!  Dead, and don’t know it!  Dead in sins and trespasses, you are dead. Oh My.  How can a denomination accept those Seven Seals when it is absolutely contrary—the Serpents Seed and all those other things—the whole full Seven Mysteries is contrary to what they have been taught, because they took the old school from the Bible School.  And the Seven Seals that God, when it was opened on the Mountain.”   (End of quote)

    Here he says they have sinned unto death, they won’t repent and so they will die a sinner and be lost (Some will repent-the Foolish Virgins) others are walking dead people if they won’t repent.  We have to leave them alone!