Christian Churches of God
Wars of the End Part IV: The End of False Religion
(Edition 2.5 20181013-20181210-20191109)
In this part we examine the process by which false religion is exposed and ended over the coming of the Witnesses and the Messiah. What most of the world does not realise is the extent to which all religion in the world has been corrupted.
Wars of the End Part IV: The End of False Religion
The Creation has one purpose and one purpose alone. That purpose is to create a perfect family of beings made in the image of the One True God Eloah, operating under the Laws that proceed from the nature of the One True God. It follows that the extended being of the Elohim that Eloah created must involve an extension of Himself as the centrality of that family of beings (Prov. 30:4-5). Thus the singularity that is Eloah in the Hebrew or Elahh in the Chaldean or Allah in the Arabic must extend Himself to become Ha Elohim, or The Elohim, as the centre of the plurality of the Elohim who are all sons of the God who is the Father and Creator of all (cf. The Elect as Elohim (No. 001)).
The mechanism by which Eloah is able to extend Himself is through His direct creation which is the Holy Spirit acting as the direct Power of God in and with the Elohim, all of which are His sons (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:4-7) (cf. How God Became a Family (No. 187)).
Infallibility of God and Scripture
It thus follows that the entirety of God’s Creation are products of the creation of the Will of the One True God. It is the understanding of this One True God and that He sent Jesus Christ that is the key to eternal life (Deut. 32:8ff; Jn. 17:3). Only the One True God is Immortal and no man has seen Him or ever can see Him (1Tim. 6:16, 1Jn 5:20 and Jn. 1:18). He allocates eternal life to His sons as He Wills, as coheirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17).
God, through His Omniscience and Knowledge of all true propositions, was able to have perfect knowledge of the Creation and its future and was thus able to form a perfect plan of the future and to rectify any problems that might occur in a Plan of Salvation that flowed from the activity of His Creation. This plan was laid down before the foundation of the earth in His Creation. As Einstein states: He does not (gamble or) play dice; due to His Omniscience.
It was by His absolute Omniscience that He had perfect foreknowledge and thus is infallible. His directives that were given to control the Creation were thus also infallible. A Being that does not know all the future cannot be the One True God.
Thus the directives He laid down in the Bible were infallible and cannot be broken. Christ stated this aspect specifically and in relation to the destiny of mankind in the Creation at John 10:34-36; referring to Psalm 82:6 thus including the Psalms in the Law and not separately as in Luke 24:44.
John 10:34-36 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are gods'? 35If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken), 36do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'?
The enormity of the blasphemy of the Hadithic imams in denying the ongoing existence, validity and authority of Scripture is evident from this logic. We understand everything that has happened to Scripture and a record of it all has been kept including the forgeries in the KJV and the alterations to the MT by the Masoretes after the War with Rome and Fall of the Temple (No. 298). See also the papers on the Bible (No. 164) and the Bible Series 164A, 164B, 164C, 164D, 164E, 164F, and 164G.
In allowing a multiplicity of choices and activity external to God’s will, He allowed sin to occur because it acted as free will in contravention of His Will and Law (cf. The Problem of Evil (No. 118)). Satan objected to God’s plan and God thus gave him a fixed period of rule over the Earth to argue his case and implement his views. His view was that mankind was not fit to be allowed to rule alongside the Angelic Host. His aim was and is to destroy them.
God sent Jesus Christ to be the head of the Human Creation and to be the saviour of both the heavenly and earthly creation. It was for this reason he went to preach to the Fallen Host in Tartaros (cf. Forty Days Following Christ’s Resurrection (No. 159A)). We were all to become sons of God as the Angel of Yahovah at our head as stated in Zechariah 12:8. In accordance with His Omniscience through the Divine Prescience He was able to predestine a class of beings to take over from the rebellious Fallen Host as rulers of the Earth over the millennial system assisting Messiah and in the Judgment from the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A); (cf. also Predestination (No. 296)).
All things in the creation exist as a product of the Will of the One True God Eloah. That is the definition of Monotheism. All wills contrary or external to the Will of Eloah as The Elohim over the plurality of the sons of God as Elohim cannot be allowed to exist, as monotheism is compromised and idolatry as Polytheism, Ditheism or Binitarianism or Trinitarianism is established.
That is why no other god or being could have existed, either co-eternally or co-equally with Eloah. Such a concept is contrary to revealed Scripture in either the Bible or the Koran, which are Unitarian in total. It was this lie of co-eternality that corrupted the last eras of the Churches of God, and sentenced the Sardis and Laodicean systems of the Churches of God to the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B). The false doctrines in the later Churches of God regarding the Nature of God (cf. Ditheism (No. 076B) and Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B)); and the false calendar issued by Hillel II in 358 CE (cf. Hillel, Babylonian Intercalations and the Temple Calendar (No. 195C)) consigned most of their people to the Second Resurrection and their leaders before them and in later subservience to them (James 3:1; cf. Commentary on James (F059)).
It is for the above reasons that God has limited Satan’s Rule. He decided to end the sequence and the rule of Satan and the Fallen Host over the Wars of Amalek and destroy the entire idolatrous phases of the creation under Satan and those corrupted by him. It is to explain this phase that we were established as foretold by God through the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 4:15-16ff.) so that the world might be warned and as many might be saved as will listen, as is determined by God who does nothing without warning the people through His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7) (cf. Warning of the Last Days (No. 044)).
The Common Theology of Scripture
The common basis of the creation was explained in the text on the Prologue to the Commentary on the Quran at http://ccg.org/islam/quran.html.
The basis of the last major Unitarian work under the Sabbatarian Churches of God was by the Arabian church under the Prophet as explained in the Introduction to the Commentary on the Koran (Q001).
The Common Theology of Scripture and the Koran was explained in the Chronology of the Commentary on the Koran (Q001B).
The history of the early church up until the Eighth century and the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs was also explained in the Summary of the Commentary on the Qur’an or Koran (QS).
These works were necessary due to the destruction of the faith undertaken by the Hadith under Satan and the Demons using the imams that sought to destroy the message of Scripture and the Koran. No work produced by the Churches of God in the Sardis and Laodicean systems either by Armstrong or Dugger or E.G. White or anyone else over the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries until 1994 was inspired (cf. False Prophecy (No. 269)).
Conformity to Scripture
It follows from the above that the religion that is established in the worship of the One True God must be according to the Law and the Testimony and if any person purports to speak in the service of God they must speak according to the Law and the Testimony or there is no light or dawn in them (Isa. 8:20). The Saints are expressly listed in Revelation as those who keep the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17 and 14:12).
False Religion was established by Satan to destroy the faith once delivered. The process was covered in Part I Wars of the End Part I: Wars of Amalek (No. 141C). These aspects are also covered in the works on the Seven Seals (No. 140). The First Seal begins with the establishment of False Religion under the First Seal and onwards through the Seals to the establishment of the persecution of the Saints under the Fifth Seal. The persecutions have all been instigated by the False Religions and the worst was the Trinitarian “Orthodox” and Roman Catholic Church called the Whore of Babylon in Revelation.
The process of the undermining of the Laws of God was begun again after the destruction of the flood and the restoration by Noah. It resulted in Babel and the dispersion and confusion of languages. At the end of the first 2000 years of the creation, from the closure of Eden, Abraham was called from Ur of Chaldea and set aside to claim his inheritance as the lands of the Levant centred on Israel and to place his sons in the Middle East and into Greece and on to the border of India in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Northern Iran. From these sons, through Isaac and Jacob, God was to form Israel which means “He shall rule as God.” They were then moved into other lands in captivity and they took their inheritance as a composite nation of Hittites and Israelites in the various lands of the world. Thus we see the meaning of “God shall enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem...” (Gen. 9:27).
Both Scripture and the Koran delineate this responsibility of Israel as the Nation of God set aside under Messiah (Deut. 32:8ff.).
The Biblical system was set up so that it was self-regulating. Provided people obeyed the Laws of God, the planet kept itself clean. This was set up as a simple system of Food Laws (No. 015). Mankind was given dominion over the planet but was regulated in how it was allowed to use it under the Law and the various commandments. Within the Sixth Commandment there existed the responsibility to make alive. Under that Commandment the planet would not make extinct any species (cf. Law and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259)). Nor was man allowed to kill his own species under any pretext through either Abortion or Infanticide (No. 259B) with one exception and that was to save the life of the mother.
However, mankind did not follow God’s laws and he destroyed the planet by eating the cleaning mechanisms and the food production systems reserved for other animals. He did this in spite of the fact that it was detrimental to his own welfare and health. In ignoring the Food Laws and eating every unclean thing that swam in the oceans or crawled on the rocks or on the earth the oceans were turned into dead zones of massive size and man inflicted on himself diseases of all kinds when he would have had none. Mankind ate oysters and prawns and crustaceans and shellfish of all descriptions and inflicted on themselves gastro-entero viruses and heavy metal contamination. The invention of Halal as a Pseudo-Food system contrary to the Bible and the Koran (S3:93) saw massive dead zones appear in the sons of Shem as well as the refusal to obey the Food Laws among the sons of Ham and Japheth under other false religions.
Coupled with the wars and radioactive poisons the lands and oceans were killed progressively and then rapidly in the Wars of the Fifth and the Sixth Trumpets as explained in Wars of the End Part I: Wars of Amalek (No. 141C).
Each of the world’s religions made up rules as to why they could ignore the Laws of God and they destroyed the planet. The time of False Religion is now up and the religions will all be stamped from the face of the earth.
Power of the Fallen Host
In understanding the power of Satan and the Demons we need to understand what they did and how they were allowed to operate.
Much of the problems of Freedom and Determinism come from a misunderstanding of Causation (B5) and the Problem of Evil (No. 118). Satan’s attempt at the creation of a system based on the lie “Thou shalt not surely die” emanated from that lie and resulted in the creation of the basic false doctrine of the Immortal Soul. Thus we see the arguments along the lines of “The devil made me do it.” This assertion has some truth in that the demons influence mankind by entering them and also through the transmission of thoughts which we will discuss below in the section on the Prince of the Power of the Air. Pope Francis I fell into this philosophical trap recently in trying to explain the moral and theological collapse of the Roman Church. He sought to blame the “devil” instead of the unbiblical and immoral structure of the church in its operations over the previous 1500 odd years. The problem lies within the structure of the Babylonian theology of Chaldea which Satan used to deceive mankind.
The problem of all systems based on Chaldean Theology, involving an immortal soul, is that the creation of an immortal soul by God necessarily involves the production of an imperfect being, which, from its circumstance, is external to the will of God and logically polytheist. The complicated ontology which is required for the soul’s production and destruction (or in Monism, its absorption) and explanation of its being is incoherent as a logical philosophical system. Descartes cannot avoid the problems raised within the general framework of the Problem of Evil in his assertions of Mind/Body Dualism. The later explanations of the divisions within the Godhead and of the problem of evil are applicable to Descartes’ elitist form of polytheism, as they also are in refutation of the Soul Doctrine generally.
Sources of Demonic Power
God Created the Host and gave them understanding and powers according to rank and function. The highest in rank were denoted as Cherubim and then Seraphim. They were the inner groups surrounding the throne of God and were denoted as having six wings. They were designated as Morning Stars and were the four cherubim and then the twenty-four elders surrounding the throne of God (Rev. Chapters 4 and 5). The lamb was with them as the 25th being and the four cherubim with God. These constituted the inner council and the outer council made up the seventy and then extended on to the 1000 of the key Host and then extended to the varying stages of rulership and authority and responsibilities of the sons of God.
Satan took a third of the Host in rebellion but it was not necessarily uniformly distributed. There were two quadrant Commanders of Satan and the Aeon who was the Lion headed cherub depicted by the ancients throughout history but subjected to the man headed cherub.
Under each commander was a system of two sub-commanders. Under these were the regular host, one third of which rebelled.
It was from the spirit of each that we saw the power derive and it was their power that was limited by God after the Fall. In addition to their power, which was replaced by the false spirit or pseudo-logon, they took power from the creation itself. They were able to use the crystal structure and power of the world’s mass to create power. Also they were able to use the animals of the creation, including man, to generate power. In effect they used mankind and their sexual functions and emotions to create energy for their operations, almost as batteries.
As spirit beings they were also outside of the linear time frame of the creation.
Prince of the Power of the Air
In Ephesians 2 we see the following important points. The first was that we were redeemed from Satan who was the Prince of the Power of the Air by which we were dead in our sins. It was this power that influenced us to live in the flesh and this in the spirit of disobedience.
Ephesians 2:1-16 And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. 3Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God -- 9not because of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands --
Thus by the grace of God we were brought in to the Commonwealth of Israel in unity with Christ. The Commonwealth of Israel is the inheritance of Christ and the elect as we will see below.
12Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, 15by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, [stauros or stake] thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
All people not baptised as repentant adults into the Body of Christ are subject to Satan as Prince of the Power of the Air and hence consigned to the Second Resurrection and subject to the Second Death.
The text regarding “abolishing in his flesh the Law of Commandments and ordinances” does not mean the abolition of the law itself but rather the consequences of the sin and the chierographon or bill of indebtedness incurred through sin which was the thing that was nailed to the stake by the death of Christ (cf. Col. 2:14).
It is by freeing us from the debts of sin that we were able to enter the Commonwealth of Israel as the coheirs with Christ of the Temple and Kingdom of God. There is only one Body and one Nation in that Temple and Kingdom, and it can only be achieved through entry through Repentance and Baptism (No. 052) to the Body of Christ with his flesh and blood in the Lord’s Supper and Passover.
There is only one Faith and one Baptism
There is one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism and it is the functioning system revealed by God through Christ firstly to the Patriarchs and prophets from Adam to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Satan tried to seize and divorce Christianity from the Israel of God by false rituals and doctrine.
The Tridentine Mass is in essence the claimed service or rite of the Holy Roman Empire and its secret societies from the Counter-Reformation at Trent. Thus these imperialist societies within Roman Catholicism use this order of service as part of their liturgy for that very reason.
The first liturgy in Rome was in Greek and Latin was probably not used until the end of the Third century.
There was no liturgy in Rome other than the use of the Bible and the explanation of its texts by the President of the Assembly, as we know from Justin Martyr and Hippolytus and also from Novatian.
Justin Martyr (ca 148-154) in his First Apology, in Chapter 65, notes the practice of baptism and communion after that baptism by all present. In Chapter 63 Justin explains how God appeared to Moses through the Angel of God who was Jesus Christ, also termed both Angel and Apostle. After baptism is explained he explains the second sacrament of the Eucharistia, which literally means thanksgiving, as derived from Matthew 26:27. He quotes Luke 22:19 regarding the bread and wine as the body and blood of Christ being taken, not simply as bread and wine but as the body and blood of Christ which by transmutation nourishes the baptised elect of the Church. From Christ’s words the term Thanksgiving or Eucharistia in the Greek is derived, and now Eucharist in English. He notes that the false practice had been introduced by Mithraism of the Bread and Water on initiation into Mithraism replacing the wine as a pagan substitute. The later Roman Catholic rite removed the wine from the church and restricted it to the clergy, in effect giving substance to the rite of Mithras over the biblical rite.
The doctrine of Transubstantiation allegedly also arises here in Rome at the time of Justin where he says: "For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Saviour was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which has been blessed by the prayer of his word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh”. Catholics repeatedly misquote this text to support transubstantiation.
The expression is made naturally as one who believes it is bread but not simply common bread. Gelasius, bishop of Rome in 490 CE, said in explanation of the doctrines that: “By the sacraments we are made partakers of the divine nature, and yet the substance and nature of bread and wine do not cease to be in them” (cf. the original in Binghams Antiquities, book xv, ch. 5 as per fn. 6 to ANF, Vol. 1, p. 185).
Justin continues on and explains the view of the apostles in the gospels and then quotes Luke naturally, and one could not claim that it was asserted that the actual flesh and blood of Christ replaced bread – and it was not so understood by the Roman or other Catholic Church for at least the first five centuries, as we see by papal explanation itself.
In Chapters 66 and 67 he notes the recently introduced practice of Sunday worship which was introduced in Rome in addition to the Sabbath perhaps as early as 110 CE but certainly no earlier, and only there.
“On the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons.”
The language used was Greek, except for the Hebrew word Amen which Justin explains in Greek ( so be it), saying that by it "all the people present express their assent" when the president of the brethren "has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings." The term president of the brethren may be legitimately translated as one of the brethren who was presiding (cf. fn. 4 to ch. 65, ANF, Vol. 1, p. 185). The error of the doctrines of the Friday Crucifixion and Sunday Resurrection was adopted by Justin from the Attis cult in Rome at the time.
So Latin was not the original language of the Church nor is it a requirement that it be so.
The Tridentine Mass has been reintroduced to reintroduce the basic premise of the Roman Catholic Church that was established from the issue of the Bull Unam Sanctam which requires all Christians to belong to the Roman Catholic Church (see the paper Theory of the Just War (No. 110)). Benedict XVI has restated clearly that he does not regard Vatican II as endowing other churches with any legitimacy and states that the alleged “Apostolic Succession” of their bishops is the identification of the Roman Catholic Church as the true church.
The fact that the apostles would regard the Roman Catholic Church as heretical – and indeed, their legitimate successors Polycarp and Polycrates who were trained by them, especially John, did regard them as heretical in the schism caused by Rome in the Quartodeciman Disputes (No. 277), and also when Hippolytus denounced them in the beginning of the Third century – seems irrelevant.
The Roman Catholic Church, and all institutions that practice such a rite, do not understand that infant baptism does not confer any salvation on anyone. The succession is in the Body of Christ as conferred by conscious adult baptism and the laying on of hands by elected representatives of the Body for receipt of the Holy Spirit.
The Roman Catholic assertion of apostolic succession is like the denounced and executed priests at Sinai claiming succession because they too were Levites.
Cf. The Sabbath Message of 07/14/2007 http://www.ccg.org/weblibs/2007-messages/nm_07_14_07.htm?craw=y
So also then rejection of wine as part of the sacrament at Passover was introduced by Satan and the Demons to break up the rite of the Passover and reduce the rite to the bread and water rite of Mithraism as it was in Rome. So also was the rejection of wine in Islam aimed at the destruction of the Sacrament of the Passover.
Ideas in the air
As explained in Creation B5, the assumptions involved with human science regarding causal theory are anthropomorphic such that the demon or entity is bound by the laws of corporeal atomism requiring nett energy transfers in physical reaction. This rests on a false premise and on an unexamined assumption that relates to a false premise. Firstly, any omniscient being or any entity delegated power to act by an omniscient being would of necessity know the outcome of any reaction or causal sequence set in motion since the theoretical relationships are known a priori, and the laws involved are not disembodied but determined and exist logically prior to the creation.
There is therefore no requirement to observe in any technical sense. Secondly, the assumption that the entity involves physical energy transfers is an anthropomorphic speculation based on corporeal atomism which fails to come to grips with the immaterial nature of sub-subatomic matter. There is no reason for assuming that the observing entity is logically constrained to or by the physical medium that it observes. Even if such were the case there is no logical reason to assume that two differing entities would convert energy in precisely the same or a similar way. Physics can conjure up a hypothetical demon to satisfy quantum mechanical speculation, yet it immediately rejects the postulate of such a non-physical entity in a more involved ontology.
Roger Penrose has postulated in his work The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics, Oxford, 1989, that it is the gravitational influence of the measuring apparatus and not the abstract presence of an observer which has an effect on the physical states. At the quantum level, the basic atomic structure has a number of different possible states which are somehow “superposed” on one another. The physicist in measuring those states somehow collapses the superposed states into a single state so that only one of the possibilities seems to have occurred. Quantum physics is thus not only incompatible with macroscopic events, but somehow dependent on human observation, and thus somewhat anthropomorphic. Penrose postulates that at some level intermediate between the quantum and classical realms, the differences between the superposed states become gravitationally significant, so that they collapse into the single state, such that physicists can measure. This Penrosian quantum gravity, it is thought, may also help account for what are known as non-local effects in which events in one region effect events in another simultaneously.
The occurrence of non-locality was first indicated by the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Thought experiment. We have seen elsewhere that the simultaneous transmission of ideas is widely observed, viz. the Lorentz matter. Observable non-locality can be found for example by measuring the spin of a photon emitted from a decaying particle. A photon simultaneously emitted by the particle in the opposite direction similarly has its spin “fixed” by the other measurement even though the particles may be light years apart. There may be some problems with Penrose’s propositions, but the implications for the human mind deserve further examination, particularly the concepts that the physiological processes underlying a given thought may initially involve a number of superposed quantum states, each of which performs a calculation of sorts. He supposes that when the distribution of mass and energy between the states reaches a gravitationally significant level the states collapse into a single state, causing measurable and possible non-local changes in the neural structure of the brain. This physical event correlates with a mental one, hence formulating thought as comprehension, differing from artificial intelligence. These propositions were given further examination in B5 in view of their implications for human thought, physical interaction, and the notion of causation.
The Spiritual Realm operates outside of the linear time sequence of the creation and thus is able to influence the way the human brain functions. It is through the influence of the Holy Spirit acting under Singularist Causal Laws that allows humanity to be free of deleterious direction from influences arising from the Fallen Host and which enables individual control under Freedom and Determinism as explained in The Problem of Evil (No. 118) and in Creation B5 within the Will of the Singularity as provided for by God. Thus the Laws of God can be one structure and one only under one system as laid down in Scripture.
Variations on Truth
Satan has produced various aspects of Truth in order to mislead humanity. These aspects were also explained in the paper The Devil’s Designs (No. 043) as part of the deception of humanity and its misdirection.
· Relativism - truth is ever changing.
· Subjectivism - truth is purely personal.
· Empiricism - truth is only what we can see.
· Existentialism - truth is encounter experiences.
· Rationalism - truth is purely syllogistic (that is, what we can reason).
· Platonic Idealism - truth is completely abstract.
· Phenomenalism - truth is events.
· Pantheism - truth is synonymous with creation.
· Psycho-physical Monism - truth is a blend of the seen and unseen.
· Pragmatism - truth is whatever works.
It is in this sense that the fundamental Truth of the Creation within the Laws, Nature and Will of God are subverted (see also Truth (No. 168)).
Limiting Power by Limiting Time
God gave Satan limited time and limited rule. By limiting his domain in time and space He also limited his power. This is represented by the concepts that energy, matter, time, and also the other elements of the structure such as gravity are all aspects of the same fundamental substance we call Spirit.
It is because God cannot allow multiple wills independent of His Will, which is based on the Law and structure which proceeds from His Nature, He must proceed with all entities in conformity with His system. Thus He must remove all idolatry and all idolatrous entities as wills in opposition from the existence of the creation. His plan must therefore be acceptable to all of the Creation such that they want to exist within it.
The Covenant of God
God has chosen to reveal Himself to man in a specific way. He has chosen to act in the affairs of men according to a set course of action, which will maximise the long term learning effect of the creation and minimise the damage to that creation. For that reason He chose to confine the activities of the human creation to this planet and set up a system with which He could interact. His activities demonstrate His nature and purpose, and provide guidance to His people. He has not chosen to deal with all men at this time. He chose one people with which to make His covenant. The activities of Jesus Christ in the Incarnation did not remove the covenant God made with Israel. Christ renewed that covenant and made a new and higher system of interaction available to humans through the activities of the Holy Spirit.
The Plan of Salvation has been discussed in various papers on the Holy Days. Each of these Feasts depicts the stages of the plan and serve as an annual reminder of what God is doing and how these things will be accomplished.
However, to fully understand God’s plan for us we must also understand how we fit into the picture and what our responsibilities are within the fulfilment of that plan. The most important part of our responsibilities is found in the covenant, which God made with Israel. The covenant sets out, like any formal agreement between two parties, the conditions under which the agreement is valid and the consequences of breaking that agreement. The parties to the agreement were confined to Israel as His chosen people on the one hand and God on the other. That covenant was extended in Jesus Christ to include all of the nations of the world as sons of God in Israel. The covenant with the Patriarchs and Israel was not removed as is commonly believed. It was rather extended to the Gentiles through the death of Messiah. There are thus not two separate covenants but, rather, two elements of the one covenant between God and His people. We will examine the terms and concepts in the text of the Covenant of God (No. 152). This is the only covenant God made with mankind and has not altered and is tied to the Sabbath of God and His Law of which the Sabbath is the identifying marker, as we see from the Koran in Surah 4:154 also.
In simple terms, when we hold to the covenant with God, we will receive eternal life, and if we break that covenant we will perish. Under His covenant with us God set out His promises to us and the consequences of our failure to keep our promises to Him. As from the time of Christ, our baptism is our promise to adhere to the covenant. This baptism is the sign with the nations, which acts in the same way as the original sign of circumcision acted with Israel. The symbolism was taken from a physical circumcision to a spiritual circumcision of the heart.
Nexus of the Law of God
From the closure of Eden, Satan broke the Nexus of the Law of God. Thus the consequence of the transgression of the Law which was sin (1Jn. 3:4) was not immediately apparent and it rained on the just and the unjust. It took longer for men to die and for the lands and seas to die. False religions and tribalism and their territorial disputes caused wars and massive deaths and ultimately destroyed the earth. God who had foreseen all of this then had to intervene and bring man to its knees in repentance and force man’s obedience. Yet they did not repent even when faced with the massive damage they had caused under Satan’s influence with their false gods and religious systems as explained in Wars of the End Part I: Wars of Amalek (No. 141C).
God decided to intervene. He had warned the world through His servants the prophets, and the last warning was issued over the last Forty Years of the 120th Jubilee which began the Measuring of the Temple (No. 137).
The world ignored the Warnings of the Last Days (No. 044) and the massive wars of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets saw the destruction of the earth begin. God then sent the Witnesses, Enoch and Elijah, to restore the Nexus of the Law and prepare for the Advent of the Messiah (No. 210A) and (No. 210B) and the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A).
This sequence was described in the paper Wars of the End Part II: 1260 Days of the Witnesses (No. 141D).
The Beast that was formed for the Last Days was that of Daniel chapter 2 and was the final system of the Empire of the Ten Toes we described in the paper World War III: Part I The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A). This Beast will finally turn on the Religious Whore of the Babylonian system and the Sun and Mystery Cults (cf. Mysticism (B7_A)) and destroy it as explained in the paper WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B).
To rectify and restore the planet mankind must restore the Law of God and obey God. As humans are incapable of that feat without God’s intervention, God must intervene and the Nexus of the Law must be restored by God and His servants. They must also explain what that entails. Thus Enoch and Elijah must be sent to do that and explain what is happening and enforce it.
The world did not repent under the Witnesses and so God described, in prophecy in the Book of Revelation, how the entire obstinate mess would unfold. In the text on the Arrival of Messiah and the wars that followed we see the whole unnecessary and horrible sequence unfold as explained in Wars of the End Part III: Armageddon and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141E).
None of it needs to happen but it does and man will not repent and we explain what God orders to be done to clean the planet and get rid of false religions from Rome to Africa and to Mecca and Tehran and on into the East and all over the world.
Every idol and every false system and all prayer to every entity other than Eloah or Allah’ God, the Father of all, will be stamped out. Every idol will be destroyed and every building that houses idols and their symbols and every false religion and site of false worship will be destroyed. Every university or place teaching non-biblical systems and improper systems of false worship and false government will be destroyed.
We will go on in Section 2 detailing what is to be destroyed and how it is to be destroyed and what is to happen to the adherents that do not quickly repent.
The Gospel of John says clearly that this is eternal life that they know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent (Jn. 17:3).
This is a clear and unambiguous statement. It requires all that desire Eternal Life to know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. The logic is that the two beings are not the same being and that Christ is subordinate to the One True God who sent him. It also demands the One True God be alone as a true God and that Christ could never have existed as a true God with Him or Christ also would be a coeternal immortal being which he was not and the Bible states clearly he was not. Christ was faithful to the one making him (Heb. 3:2). The word in the text is poiesanti meaning making (auton) him and is translated as appointed by Trinitarians to conceal the implications of Christ being made despite the text rendering him as being the beginning of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14). God gave Christ eternal life and will do so to us as coheirs with Christ (1Jn. 5:11; Rom. 8:17).
The entire purpose of the giving of eternal life was outlined in the paper Eternal Life (No. 133). In that text the philosophical issues of the matter were examined and explained. It is important that we understand what is involved especially as we are now dealing with the issues of the Coming of the Messiah and the subjugation of the world. In this paper following Wars of the End Part III: Armageddon and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141E), we deal with the End of False Religion.
The reality is that we will be faced with the fact that there is only One True God worshipped under One True Faith using the original calendar given by Christ at Sinai to Israel and not the Hillel system issued by Rabbi Hillel II in 358 CE using the Babylonian Intercalations of the Baal system which is used by Judaism and the WCG offshoots today. That calendar and the traditions on which it was based was one of the reasons Judah was sent into captivity in accordance with the Sign of Jonah in 70 CE as explained in the paper The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 013).
Here we emphasise that: There is one Lord, one faith and one baptism. God is above all and through all and in all (Eph. 4:5-6). There is one body and one Spirit (Eph. 4:3). There is One True God Eloah or Allah’ who is The God (Ha Elohim), the centre of the Elohim as sons of God and the Creation and the Law and is Father of all.
We are about to be judged on this issue and only those who get it right and worship the One True God according to the correct calendar (cf. God’s Calendar (No. 156)) will make it into the First Resurrection.
After the First Resurrection we will deal with the world and subjugate it under the Vials of the Wrath of God and there are no second prizes. If you are not in the First Resurrection you are subject the Tribulation and the Vials of the Wrath of God and cannot enter the protection of the Temple, which we are as the Body of Christ (1Cor. 3:17, 2Cor. 6:16), until after that event.
We are all anxious that as many as possible make the First Resurrection. Encourage all you know to repent and correct their errors and strive towards that First Resurrection.
It also follows that Satan invented False Religion to restrict those able to enter the First Resurrection and the Temple of God.
All false religion and the aspects of the false systems of worship and their calendars and idolatry contrary to the Bible exclude the participants. One cannot invent religions contrary to Scripture and the Laws of God and attain Eternal Life.
Satan and the world rulers of the Fallen Host and their human hosts will permit any system of worship other than the One True Faith of the Bible worshipping the One True God Eloah. Even His name has been concealed and the plurality of the Elohim has been promoted to permit the error of the Worship of the Triune God as worshipped at Rome.
Part IV Section 2
The Development of False Religion
As we explained in the Wars of the End Part I: Wars of Amalek (No. 141C) and in the Chronology of the Commentary on the Qur’an or Koran (Q001B), Satan had set up a false religious system from the Middle East based on the Sun and Mystery Cults. It was in fact the system of Baal Worship which was based on the worship of Baal and the Goddess Easter or Ishtar or Ashtoreth consort of Baal in the Sun and Mystery cults. The system kept Sunday and Christmas and Easter. The god, as Attis, which was a Binitarian system, as was all early Baal Worship, was killed on a Friday and Resurrected by the goddess on a Sunday. God forbade this system as He also forbade Christmas (Jer. 10:1-9) (cf. The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235) and The Cross: Its Origin and Significance (No. 039)).
The worship spread from Syria and Mesopotamia into Rome and infiltrated Christianity and superimposed the Binitarian and then the Triune God on it (cf. Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B)). By the Fourth century the priests of Attis were complaining that Christianity had stolen all their doctrines. It was thus corrupted.
The systems of Baal worship were extant in the cults of Baal, Attis, Adonis, Osirus, Mithras and Hubal at Becca/Petra. Baal means “Lord” and Hubal means “The Lord” in the early Arabic.
In the Seventh century when the Koran was issued to the church at Becca/Petra under the Prophet the worshippers of Hubal (The Baal or Lord) took over true Islam by false conversion and murdered the elders with Ali and Hussein and drove it underground. They destroyed Islam with the Hadith and Sharia law.
They could not move worship to the day of the Sun and so moved worship to the preparation period for the Sabbath on Friday afternoon contrary to Surah 4:154 (cf. The Jumaah: Preparing for the Sabbath (No. 285)). See also The Sabbath in the Qur’an (No. 274).
The Western elements under the rule from Rome and Constantinople persecuted the faith and killed millions of its adherents over the years. The study of this persecution is outlined in the papers General Distribution of the Sabbath-keeping Churches (No. 122); Role of the Fourth Commandment in the Sabbath-keeping Churches of God (No. 170) and also in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 “The Cave”. See also The Fate of the Twelve Apostles (No. 122B) and the Death of the Prophets and Saints (No. 122C).
Satan also had set up dummy faiths in the East to prevent conversion after the Messiah was allowed to confer the Holy Spirit. This was to prevent conversion in Asia through the Liberation Theologies of Hinduism and then Buddhism. Satan also set up the pagan systems among the Celts in the North who also taught reincarnation and even went as far as promising payment of debt in other lives. The entire calendar of the Republic of the USA is based on the ancient Celtic calendar of paganism and human sacrifice (cf. Witchcraft and the Occult (CB097) and FAQ Bible Study: Comparative Religions (No. 060)).
Satanism penetrated the colonies and all over Europe and the East. The Satanists are in massive numbers in the US and BC as well as Europe and all over the world. It is in the secret societies and part of the higher secrets of those societies.
There is almost no religious system today that is not corrupted by these false doctrines and satanic cults and their perverted practices.
Mysticism was the key to the penetration of the ancient societies and the spread of the system is explained in the work by the author in Mysticism (B7_A). The Babylonian religion was based also on Animism as explained by Wallace Budge in his work on Babylon (Babylonian Life and History) and that religion spread, using Mysticism, all over the world infecting other cults such as Hinduism, Buddhism and especially Tantric Buddhism and Asian Islam and Christian Cults everywhere.
Heaven and Hell
The idea of life after death was simple in that God was to resurrect those in the graves that died. All life was dependent upon Him and His Grace and Mercy.
In order to counteract this view Satan invented two doctrines. The first doctrine was that of the Immortal Soul. This was coupled with the idea that Spirit could not die. This idea was so pervasive that it entered the Churches of God under Herbert Armstrong who himself taught that Spirit could not die, which was absurd given that Christ was a spirit being and he was sent to earth to die in order to become the Messiah and the Passover Lamb sacrifice. If he did not die in truth then he is not the Messiah and our salvation is in vain. As Eusebius the Historian said: Separating the humanity from the divinity of Christ is the doctrine of Antichrist.
The second doctrine was that when humans died they ascended via the Milky Way to “heaven.” The evil god Jaldebaoth, who it was asserted had invented biblical law, allegedly tried to prevent them from ascending to Heaven. This view was inserted into Gnostic doctrines that originated in Alexandria. These doctrines were grafted on to Paganism, Judaism and then Christianity. They taught that Christ had done away with the OT doctrines and freed them from the law. This Gnostic view entered the church very early as we see Paul dealing with it among the Galatians (Heresy in the Apostolic Church (No. 089)). The view is absurd as the Bible clearly states that it was Christ that was in Sinai with Israel and that he gave the Law to Moses (1Cor. 10:4; Acts 7:38-53).
These antinomian doctrines were grafted into the Baal worshipping forms that were initially grafted into Christianity (cf. Antinomian Destruction of Christianity by Misuse of Scripture (No. 164C) and Antinomian Attacks on the Law of God (No. 164D)). These false doctrines will all be destroyed.
The false doctrine entered Rome in the Second century. It came first as Sunday Worship in 111 CE alongside the Sabbath and then as Easter under Anicetus when he was appointed Bishop in Rome in 154 CE. At this stage the Christians still rejected heaven and hell as a heresy and we can see the extent of it from Justin Martyr’s work in Dialogue Against Trypho chapter LXXX where he says: Moreover, I pointed out to you that some who are called Christians, but are godless, impious heretics, teach doctrines that are in every way blasphemous, atheistical, and foolish. But that you may know that I do not say this before you alone, I shall draw up a statement, so far as I can, of all the arguments which have passed between us; in which I shall record myself as admitting the very same things which I admit to you. For I choose to follow not men or men's doctrines, but God and the doctrines [delivered] by Him. For if you have fallen in with some who are called Christians, but who do not admit this[truth], and venture to blaspheme the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; who say there is no resurrection of the dead, and that their souls, when they die, are taken to heaven; do not imagine that they are Christians, even as one, if he would rightly consider it, would not admit that the Sadducees, or similar sects of Genist, Geristae, Gelilaeans, Hellenists, Pharisees, Baptists, are Jews (do not hear me impatiently when I tell you what I think), but are[only] called Jews and children of Abraham, worshipping God with the lips, as God Himself declared, but the heart was far from Him. But I and others, who are right-minded Christians on all points, are assured that there will be a resurrection of the dead, and a thousand years in Jerusalem, which will then be built, adorned, and enlarged, the prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah and others declare.” (emphasis added); (Rev. 20: 1-15), (cf. also the texts re the two advents of Messiah using Isaiah and also the texts of the Temple in LXXXI in the paper Heaven, Hell or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)).
Ditheism and the Triune God
Trinitarians, or those who believe in the Triune god which has been superimposed on Christianity from the Binitarianism of Attis, even today try to discredit Justin Martyr as a false teacher because of his report against this heresy which has become the major view of Trinitarianism and which has taken them out of the First Resurrection along with their Sunday worship and many other heresies they hold and teach and for which they persecute those who rightly reject them.
Trinitarianism did not exist in Christianity until the Binitarians of Attis and the Baal system entered in the Second century and emerged as a force ca 175. By 180 Theophilas of Antioch referred to a Trias of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Binitarianism doctrine emerged as Modalism and was declared as a Binitarian sect at Nicea in 325 CE and then was rejected under the Unitarians from 327 who ruled the churches and at Rome from 327.
The Athanasian Emperor Theodosius was appointed emperor by Gratian and he convened the Council of Constantinople in 381 CE where the Cappadocians advanced the doctrine of the Trinity and that was confirmed at Chalcedon in 451 CE although it was not universal.
In 381 the Trinitarian Roman church was formed and false religion was enshrined in Christianity. In 366 the Athanasian sect had attempted to proscribe the Sabbath at the Council of Laodicea but they were not successful in stamping it out even though they tried for centuries and the general Trinitarian Sunday Worshipping system has tried up until the present time.
This heresy of the elevation of Christ as a co-eternal and co-equal god with the One True God permeated even the Churches of God in the last days under Herbert Armstrong and others as has Sabellianism which elevated Christ as the One True God (cf. Ditheism (No. 076B) and Binitarianism and Trinitarianism (No. 076)).
The corruption of Christianity was effected by Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127b).
Herbert Armstrong was a Sardis officer credentialled and paid by them. His sects and Sardis generally will not enter the First Resurrection, except through Repentance. Neither will the Laodicean system enter the First Resurrection as provided for in Revelation Chapter 3. These exclusions of two of the Seven Church eras of Revelation (chs. 2 and 3) show the power of the Biblical Doctrines in determining one’s place in the Kingdom of God and the First Resurrection.
God gave Israel and the world the Calendar with Adam and through Noah and the flood and through Abraham and Moses at Sinai (cf. God’s Calendar (No. 156)).
Jesus Christ as the Angel of the Presence gave the Law of God to Moses and backed it with the death penalty. The Law requires the Sabbaths, New Moons and Feasts and Holy Days to be kept on pain of death over the entire physical creation (cf. Isa. 66:23; Zech. 14:16-19).
The Koran also requires it to be kept on pain of death and it ties the Sabbath to the Covenant of God (Surah 4:154). It cannot be broken.
The Calendar is ruled by the conjunctions of the Moon and each month is formed on the New Moon to the next and the New Moon is the Day on which the conjunctions falls. It is not determined by observation and is determined years ahead in the astronomical schools as it was done in the Temple period by all sects. The Pharisees determined the calendar according to their traditions and introduced observations after the fall of the Temple to enable their traditions to be implemented by postponements. However, they did not have control of the Temple which was ruled by the Sadducees under the aristocracy.
After the dispersion from Babel the nations took the calendar with them. The Asians had the same calendar and the Chinese took it with them to the bend of the Yellow River where they settled. The calendar was again determined by the moons according to the conjunction and is intercalated as required. However, there the calendar lost the beginning at the equinox due to some error early in the period of their settlement and they have been out of sync ever since. The Greeks under the Macedonians kept the same calendar as the Temple system using different names for the months.
So also the Arabs kept the same calendar as the Temple system (see the Hebrew and Islamic Calendar Reconciled (No. 053)).
After the death of the Prophet and the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs the calendar was destroyed in Islam by the Hadith and the worshippers of the Hubal system in misusing a text of the Qur’an or Koran to cut the Calendar loose and cause it to drift through the years by removing the intercalary month and its system.
Satan did everything he could to destroy the calendar and insert new and false systems all over the world so God’s Calendar could never be kept. He used near counterfeits and he also used the solar sequence to conflict with the authentic system. He used the traditions of the Pharisees to corrupt Post Temple Judaism and will ultimately see their destruction if they do not repent over the time of Witnesses (see Part II).
The modern Calendar based on a day at Midnight and a beginning of the year following the solstice and in the month named for the god Janus who is the God of Beginnings and Endings is utter heresy and inflicted by Rome in recent years ca 1752 in UK.
God’s Calendar will be the only calendar allowed in the millennial system and it will be kept on pain of death.
See also the place of Mysticism in Judeo Christianity (Mysticism and the Origin of World Religions chapter 4 (B7_4).
See also Mysticism in Islam (B7_5).
The lie that Satan gave to Adam and Eve that “you shall not surely die” was instilled in the Doctrine of Reincarnation in the “wheel of rebirth.”
At first it was to be an endless cycle of rebirth into other forms. The Celts saw it as rebirth into mostly human forms but the Hindus broke it down into class and caste systems; (Mysticism Chapter 6 Indian Religious Systems (B7_6)). The Buddhists under the Buddha in the Sixth century BCE broke it into the law of the Dharma as a merit/demerit system of negation such that one might ascend to a negation of existence and then reach Nirvana as an existence without a god; (Mysticism Chapter 7 Buddhism (B7_7)).
These systems will be regularised under the NWO religious system under the doctrine that we are all climbing the one mountain on different paths. The multiplicity of gods within the system and those also replaced by arhants in Buddhism make the systems so completely divorced from the Scriptures that their systems must be destroyed and their systems regulated under instruction (Mysticism Chapter 8 East Asia, China and Japan (B7_8)). There can be no real discussion over the faith until we subjugate their nations and begin their re-education.
In most cases each of the Liberation systems are coupled with Animism and ancestor worship and are hopeless admixtures of idolatry and Mysticism which we have explained in the work (see also Mysticism Chapter 9 South East Asian Systems (B7_9)).
Taosim is also both a philosophical and religious system.
In these Asian systems Confucianism as a form of Philosophy has become a religious and ethical system in its own right.
The Chinese Communists endorse various aspects for social control but will be involved in the moves against Messiah with the other kings of the East against Messiah in Part III.
Satan has worked to separate the groups in nations and tribes all over the world. The major objective is that the Body of Christ was persecuted and stamped into the ground so that as few as possible survived.
All of these tools of Satan and their inherent anti-Semitism will be stamped out efficiently and methodically.
We will now look at the Church as the Body of Christ and why there can only be one church, one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism.
The Church as the Body of Christ
If you have been called and inducted into the Sabbatarian Churches of God over the last days you will be subjected to Tribulation. The road you have chosen is not an easy one. But it is known by God. You were predestined to be part of the elect from the foundation of the world. Note what Paul says to the Romans in the trials they went through in the early Church. They were tried and they suffered but were gradually overcome by the Gnostics and the Sunday-worshippers of the Triune God and the Ancient Mother Goddess system. That system took over the world and rules today. You are called out as a tiny flock and you have to face the terrible trials imposed upon you by these Trinitarian, Sunday-worshipping systems as Rwanda was tried and had to face the attempted extermination of the Tutsi by the Trinitarians who wanted to get rid of them seemingly because they thought they may have had links to the ancient Israelites and the Sabbatarians of Abyssinia.
There is a purpose for all that happens and we are destined for that great purpose. There are five church groups out of the Seven that make it in as churches. Only Sardis and Laodicea in the last days are not granted entry as churches but their brethren are selected as individuals as we see from Revelation chapter 3. They have to repent and go out of them into the Philadelphian system.
18I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; 20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope; 21because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.
We know from this text that there is a purpose for the creation. God subjected the creation to futility in the hope that by its existence and its operation the creation, which was made for the development of the human species in order to teach it care and consequence in its development, might reach a higher order of liberty commensurate to the liberty achieved by the sons of God. Thus the decay it suffers will be like the decay the human condition suffers and will be set free with the sons of God on their glorification.
22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
The creation was groaning in travail then almost two thousand years ago. How much more is it now suffering in these Last Days? The real problem is that it is not suffering from Global Warming. It is rather emerging from this last Mini Ice Age that in reality started only three hundred and fifty years ago. We can see when that happened from the fort at Cape Town, SA. The fort was built in the early 1600s ON the water line. It is now kilometers from the sea. It will go back to the sea front as soon as we warm again. The greenhouse gas emissions’ scientists are wrong (see Global Warming - Historical Cycles (No. 219B)). We are polluting the planet and that will stop soon. Our hope is the thing that saves us. Christ will come to save those who eagerly await him.
God searches the hearts of mankind and the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and makes intelligible our needs and desires where we ourselves are incapable of expressing our true hearts in prayer according to the will of God. In that way we are saved according to the will of God.
24For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. 27And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Those who are called according to His purpose are developed so that all things they experience work together for the good.
28We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
The key factor is that they are called according to His purpose. There are many called but few are chosen. Only the elect are the chosen of God. That is why people come into the Church of God and they leave it again drifting from place to place. These are the called but not chosen. They seek to do their own will and are incapable of doing the will of God. Many of them are ministers that split the churches and preach false doctrine to draw after themselves those who are trying to find God and have money to assist them.
However, God has already predestined those whom He foreknew from before the foundation of the world. These people are already predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. 30And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. 31What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
So in this process, He then commences to justify us. That does not mean He argues for us but rather He develops us and makes us conform to the image of His Son so that we may all then be fully justified, as we justify our own writings to set them perfectly in order as we are ourselves set in order so that we may be glorified as Christ was glorified with the Glory of God.
So God did not spare Christ, His own son, but gave him up for us that we might be saved, restored and glorified in order that we might all receive the gifts and glory that are Christ’s.
32He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
In the same way, we walk before God and are blessed and saved by God in the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit is the only thing that can indict us before God through Christ. Satan is the accuser of the brethren but he is incapable of judging or dealing with us. He and the demons are subject to us and have been since the ordination of the seventy [two] and the Holy Spirit brings a seventy [two] into the body and establishes it in the body on a continual basis so that we, as the seventy [two], form the council of judgment in the Church and we are set aside and brought to glorification year by year until the redemption of our bodies at the coming of the Messiah at the end of this age. We are the Sanhedrin of God on Earth.
33Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies; 34who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
Whilst it is Christ that judges us, he also intercedes for us and brings us into salvation and glorification in the sight of God through the actions of the Holy Spirit.
So those of us who are now being brought into the Faith, should look to the calling we are given. We should be content with the circumstances in which we are called and the way we find ourselves. The love of Christ will see us through all trials and tribulations.
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
All of us should thank God for what He does for us and through us. Satan and this world have no power over us save that which is given to them from above.
It is as part of the Body of Christ that we are called to become the Israel of God in the Restoration, as we will now see. The elect of the saints are those that keep the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12). Thus the Laws of God stand forever and we follow Christ and do exactly as he did.
It is Satan that hates Christ and he taught anti-Semitism to the nations so that they resisted obeying God and the Law and thus forfeit their place in the Israel of God which is the inheritance of the Messiah as the subordinate Elohim of Israel (Deut. 32:8). It is to this entity and his composite spiritual body that the entire creation is destined to become a part of and unless one understands that fact one cannot enter the kingdom of God. We are destined to become elohim or theoi as sons of God, as the Angel of Yahovah at our head and Scripture cannot be broken (Zech. 12:8; Jn. 10:34-35).
The Church as the Israel of God
God reserved to Himself as the inheritance of the Messiah the nation of Israel but He gave the rest of the nations to the sons of God.
The RSV is the correct translation as the MT was altered by the Masoretes. That was confirmed also by the LXX and the DSS. Here Eloah as Elyon gave the inheritance to the nations under the elohim or the sons of God. Yet the Lord’s portion was Jacob or Israel. It is thus that the Messiah was to be the star that came out of Jacob (Num. 24:17). He was to be the Morning Star to replace Satan as Lucifer or Light Bearer.
Deuteronomy 32:8-15 When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. 9For the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage. 10"He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. 11Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, 12the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no foreign god with him.13He made him ride on the high places of the earth, and he ate the produce of the field; and he made him suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock. 14Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs and rams, herds of Bashan and goats, with the finest of the wheat -- and of the blood of the grape you drank wine. 15"But Jesh'urun waxed fat, and kicked; you waxed fat, you grew thick, you became sleek; then he forsook God who made him, and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. (RSV)
It was for this idolatry that Israel was punished and that was to continue into the Last Days as the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. However, God was to send Messiah and the Host after Israel and restore them in the Last Days (cf. the Song of Moses to the end at vv. 16-43). See also the caution of Moses to Israel for the continuing breach of law and what was to occur to them. The Lord then told Moses to ascend Mt Nebo of the Abarim and die there as Aaron had died on Mt Hor. He was not to go into the Holy Land because he had not revered the Lord at Meribath Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
Then Moses spelled out the blessings of Israel from chapter 33:1 onwards and then he was taken up the Mountain by the Lord and shown all the lands that were to be given to Israel for their inheritance forever (Deut. 34ff).
The false religion in Israel in the last days is so profound that it has to be expunged as prophesied in Amos 8, especially at verse 3, where their worship is found as ‘howling’ or ‘wailing’. The text at Amos 8:3 says:
The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day," says the Lord GOD; "the dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast out in silence."
Leah and Rachel prefigured Christ in his relationship to Physical and Spiritual Israel as is explained in the paper Leah and Rachel (No. 295).
There is a spiritual significance to keeping the New Moons of Israel (No. 132). They play a part in the determination of the Feasts, New Moons and Sabbaths in allocating the councils of the elect to the 144,000 of the core priesthood of God (cf. The Harvests of God, the New Moon Sacrifices, and the 144,000 (No. 120)).
There is also a significance in the Story of Esther which is both clear in its simplicity as a Bible Story of Esther and Its Meaning (CB038) and as prophecy in the paper Commentary on Esther (F017) dealing with the elect as Israel under the Messiah in the wars of the last days (see also Commentary on Esther Part II: Purim in the Last Days (F017B).
Remember also the Covenant of God (No. 152) as above that was established with mankind. All of mankind will be the nation of Israel under Messiah and the prophets in the Last Days so that we are all one under God. In dealing with that the Passover and Lord’s Supper has great significance and is also outlined in the Seven Great Passovers of the Bible (No. 107).
It is for this reason that we are all destined to be one nation under God with Messiah at our head (Zech. 12:8) and the patriarchs and prophets as our leaders as priests of God with the elect in the 144,000 and through the Great Multitude. For that reason the Calendar of God must be restored and the creation must be run according to God’s Calendar (No. 156).
We now go on to Wars of the End Part V: Restoration for the Millennium (No. 141G).