Sabbath 27/8/42/120

Dear Friends,

This is the last Sabbath of the Eighth Month.  This Sabbath we will deal with the issue of the Israel of God.

How many times do we hear people say that they worship on Sunday and do not keep God’s Calendar because they are not Jews.  Some say they are not Israelites but are Gentiles and not Jews therefore they do not have to keep the Laws of God as only Jews have to do that.  That heresy is not helped by the Jews themselves, who claim that Gentiles only have to keep the manufactured false Noahide Laws, and lie about their beliefs and have manufactured a false Calendar Issued under the Chief Priest Hillel II in 358 CE, 330 years after the Church was formed under Jesus Christ (cf. Hillel, Babylonian Intercalations and the Temple Calendar (No. 195C)).

The Churches of God have never kept this abomination until Herbert Armstrong and A. N. Dugger introduced it to the Churches of God in 1941-1946 in the Sardis system and those offshoots still keep it today.

This week we chose to expose this fallacy and make it clear to the people who claim to be Christians and who advance this false doctrine and also to the Churches of God who also make false claims regarding the Postponements and the Hillel Calendar.

This week we issue the paper Israel as the Plan of God (No. 001B) in order to deal with these antinomian heresies. 

It is important that the Churches of God understand the heresies involved and that they and all pseudo Christianity and Islam understand that they have to repent or they will be consigned to the Second Resurrection and that they will face the Second Death along with the demons.

The fact is that if you are not part of the Body of Christ keeping the Law and the Testimony (Isa. 8:20) and that you do not keep the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12) then you are not eligible to be one of the elect in the First Resurrection (No. 143A).

If you do not understand that fact then you are one of the Second Resurrection (No. 143B) and you will be subject to retraining over that Resurrection.  The choice is yours.

If you have been deceived by the false teachers and keep Sunday, Christmas and Easter, or no calendar at all and persecute those who keep the Law and the Testimony then you will be retaught by them in the Second Resurrection.  All Christianity and Islam have to repent and keep the Scriptures as explained in the Bible and the Koran.  If they do not repent they will not be allowed to live into the millennial system.

Study and repent if you wish to survive.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General