by Perry R. Sanders
George Whitfield, the famous evangelist, was a friend of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin wanted to know more about God and the Bible. On August 17, 1792, Whitfield wrote Franklin a letter about his need to experience the new birth. This is what he wrote: I find you grow more and more famous in the learned world as you have made a pretty considerable progress in the mysteries of electricity. I would now humbly recommend to you diligent, unprejudiced pursuit and study of the mystery of the new birth. It is a most important, interesting study and when mastered will richly answer and repay you for all your plans. One, at whose bar we shortly to appear, hath solemnly declared that without the new birth we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. You will excuse this freedom; I must have something of Christ in all my letters.
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