I will be the first to say I don't know the answer to this one. ... I know what the Bible says, and who am I to judge?
According to WMB, a bastard child won't make it into the kingdom of heaven for ten generations, and local pastors teach this harshly.
God even said in Deuteronomy that a bastard child would not even be permitted into the generation, into the congregation of the Lord for ten generations. That's how bad adultery is: ten generations: ten times forty: four hundred years before a hybrid...
A woman that's married to a man, or a man married to a woman that'll cross the lines of holy wedlock, and bring in a illegitimate child, the generations will not come into the Kingdom of the Lord until ten generations. Deuteronomy 30--23:2.
All right, it won't come in--a illegitimate child, he or his generation, or his generation, or his generation; even though they're trying like Esau, weeping to find a place, it takes ten generations. Forty years is a generation. Can you see this damnable, corruptible world is ready for judgment? So evil, cross up--cross up what God has joined together.
60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-2 N-13 SUNDAY_
He's referring to Deuteronomy 23:2, but again, he has "snipped" a portion of the scriptures and taken it completely out of context.
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 23:2http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se ... ersion=KJV
OK, so I have two questions here, and they have very strong consequences if WMB was right:
1) I have been wounded in the "stones" many times rough-housing as a child. Does that mean I can't go to heaven?
2) Nancy Branham, WMB's great-great grandmother bore Lewis Branham, WMB's great grandfather out of wedlock. Does this mean that WMB can't go to heaven either? (ref http://wmbranham.net/)
Or maybe we should not "snip" parts out of the old laws, and accept the fact that Jesus came so we would be under grace instead of law!
As I heard in a sermon once, "I'M RESTING ON THAT!!!!!' [that=grace]