New Moon 1/9/41/120

Dear Friends,

Today is the New Moon of the Ninth month called Chislev.  Last month the Russians and the Chinese formally announced that they are preparing for war.  We have covered this problem over the period from Trumpets to the Last Great Day in the series of the Wars of Amalek at Nos 141C to 141G.
Wars of Amalek [Part I] (No. 141C);
Wars of Amalek Part II: 1260 Days of the Witnesses (No. 141D);
Wars of Amalek Part III: Armageddon and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141E);
Wars of Amalek Part IV: The End of False Religion (No. 141F); and
Wars of Amalek Part V: Restoration for the Millennium (No. 141G).

In Part III we dealt with the First Resurrection (No. 143A).  It should be the aim of every person that has been baptised in the Churches of God to gain entry to the First Resurrection because over them the Second Death has no hold or claim.  Indeed any sane or rational human should seek that goal but most simply are not called and they simply are left to face the required re-education of the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B). The sad reality is that many of the Churches of God are not called and they have their eyes and ears closed and they neither see, nor hear, nor understand.

In Revelation chapter 3 God points out through His servants the prophets that two entire eras of the Churches of God, both the Sardis and the Laodicean systems, do not enter the Resurrection as church systems but only a few individuals do so. The Sardis system was dead and it was scattered to the winds in 1993-7 and its last offshoot took the name “Living” COG in accordance with the prophecy to Sardis in Revelation 3:1.

However God does nothing save He warns the people through His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). In this case He tells us all through the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 4:15-16) that the warning of the Coming of the Messiah would commence from Dan-Ephraim in the Last Days.  CCG has been performing that function since 1994 to the present day (cf. also No. 144)).

In Part V (141G) above it was explained that the Creation had a specific purpose and the plan of the Creation was outlined in two sequences in the Bible.  These were the Life of Moses in the three phases of his life in three time sequences of 40 years making 120 years and then in the Rule of the Kings Parts I to III.  Part III refers to Solomon and the Key of David (No. 282C).  The establishment of the Temple system however was to extend to a further level where the Temple of God was to expand to a much more significant phase and that aspect is covered in the paper Rule of the Kings Part IIIB: Man as the Temple of God (No. 282D).

In order to enter the First Resurrection one must be classed as a saint or one of the elect and be keeping the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).

To do that one must be keeping both of the Two Great Commandments and all aspects of the law and the testimony that subtends from them and also the Calendar of God (No. 156) and (cf .The Law of God (L1)).

God is not interested at this time in Antinomian Gnostics who teach that God’s law is done away and nor is He interested in sects of Baal worship that worship Ditheist or Binitarian or Trinitarian deities no matter which day they worship.  And especially God excludes those that keep Christmas and Easter and those that substitute laws for His such as Hadithic and other forms of Islam.

The two eras of the last days excluded from the First Resurrection are the Sardis and Laodicean and there are reasons as to why they are excluded. Sardis, except for a few in the branches such as the Caldwell Conference, never kept the True Temple Calendar. In 1940 ff Herbert Armstrong and A.N. Duggar introduced the Hillel Calendar to the COG (SD) and Armstrong and Dugger carried it on into the branches they formed from that system. Armstrong also taught a Ditheist Godhead consisting of God and Christ as coeternal beings. Thus their followers were in breach of the First Commandment. So also were they in breach of the Fourth Commandment in postponing the Holy Days through Hillel.  The result was that the entire system, except by accident, never kept a Holy Day on the correct day except by force of the postponement laws themselves when it was forced on the Jews using Hillel; and thus the WCG system and those following Dugger. Neither system followed the New Moons and so they were also in breach of the Law of God. The last of the Sabbath-keeping Churches of God to keep the New Moons were the Thyatiran systems (cf. The Sabbatarians in Transylvania, CCG, 1998). They were restored with the formation of CCG.

The Laodiceans under the Adventists ceased to be Unitarian formally in 1978 when they adopted Trinitarianism.  They never kept the Temple Calendar with Feasts and Holy Days ever. 

The other major offshoot from Sardis was the Jehovah’s Witnesses and they kept a Unitarian Godhead but they abandoned the Sabbath and went to Sunday Worship and all the heresy that involved.  They are thus no longer considered a COG.

Each of these sad and sorry groups will have to repent or go through the tribulation and if they repent and survive they will enter the Millennium as physical humans.

So also will all other human groups go into the Millennium as humans after they have repented in sackcloth and ashes.

The only remaining and final church to enter the First Resurrection is the Philadelphian system keeping the Commandments of God and the Testimony and Faith of Christ according to the Temple Calendar which he and the apostles and the churches have always kept. The WCG was, and is, a remnant of the COG (SD). It is not and never was at any stage, despite Armstrong’s false proclamations, the Philadelphian system.

The reason it had to be disbanded was its false doctrines, and with its heretical Ditheist Godhead it never could address and warn Hadithic Islam and other pseudo-Islam and explain the true intent of the Koran and thus CCG had to be formed and the doctrines corrected.

Be warned: no person claiming a Ditheist or Binitarian or Trinitarian God (cf. No. 076; and No. 076B) or keeping the Jewish Hillel calendar will enter the Kingdom of God.

It is of no real concern to CCG as to who repents and who does not repent.  Our task is to simply warn the nations of the coming of the Messiah.  That starts with the Churches of God no matter where they are. Whether they listen and repent or not is their decision and possibly their misfortune. As it stands none will enter the First Resurrection or even the Millennium as humans until they repent and get rid of their heresies. The Ministry of these churches will be doubly punished for these heresies; so following these blind guides will get you killed and you will face the Great White Throne Judgment. Wake up and repent.

Wade Cox

Coordinator General