Christian Churches of God
Search for the One True Church of God
(Edition 1.0 20110112-20110112)
We are being approached by people from all nations and walks of life. There is a question that is on the lips of many people and that is: what is the true faith and what is the correct way of approaching things to deal with spirituality?
Search for the One True Church of God
It is a true matter that God deals with mankind and does nothing except He warns people through His servants the prophets. Also the body of Christ, which is the church of God, must be somewhere on this planet working and doing things as God has determined through the inspired text of the Bible. God warned Egypt by sending the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 20:2-4) down there and making him walk around naked. The church of God has been tasked with keeping the flame of the truth alight for almost two thousand years. The Bible says in prophecy that they would be persecuted for that truth in keeping the Commandments of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12). It does not matter whether we personally even like our leaders. They are appointed to do a work in the last days and we all must support them and perform the work of God.
The task of each of us is to identify the church that has the lamp-stand at the time. That is to identify which body has the most truth and is performing to the best of the faith once delivered to the saints. Once that is made clear to us then we are obliged to go to that body and give whatever talent we possess to that body and work for it. Failure to do so is to result in us incurring judgment as we see in the parable of the Talents. Christ castigated the man who hid his talent (Mat. 25:15-28). So also those under judgment who cause a schism in the church are to be marked for that division and the Bible is quite clear on that fact (Rom. 16:7).
Each Passover we are to be reconciled to one another and forgive each other before we go to the Passover. That reconciliation is a clear requirement placed on each of us. In that way we are able to maintain the body and support the work of God through Christ and the church. None of us is to leave their post or fail to support the work. Once you have put your hand onto the plough do not turn back (Lk. 9:62). These divisions that occur in the Churches of God are caused by the self-interest and irrational thinking of the people that are not being led properly by the Holy Spirit. God allows their destruction as Churches of God because they are not founded on sound doctrines.
The Holy Spirit brings us to the faith and we will look at two examples of this process of elimination as it occurred in the lives of two people who came to CCG by a process of elimination of the errors and the arrival at the truth. As Arthur Conan-Doyle had Sherlock Holmes once say to Dr. Watson: “You start out by eliminating the impossible and what is left, no matter how improbable, is the truth. On the truth stands the faith once delivered to the saints and it is that faith for which we must contend (see the paper Truth (No. 168)).
Finding the Truth
One of the people is in Eastern Europe and was educated under the Soviet system in Russia at the end of that empire. He was brought up under Atheism and had to identify the entire process of religion including the Indian and East Asian Liberation theologies. He had to evaluate each religion against their scriptures and the scriptures themselves for their validity. Only one could be true and the religion or church most faithfully following the literal intent of the Scriptures was the Church of God. The second man, who came from the US, was brought up in Roman Catholicism and was recruited by the Jesuits to undergo training in their order The Society of Jesus.
Each applied the process of logic to their learning and God used that logic to guide them through the differing religious systems to the truth. Each went through an epiphany of understanding as to their real position and of the logic of the faith.
We will start with the man in Eastern Europe. He had to examine religion generally including the Asian Liberation theologies. He came to accept that the Bible was the true word of God. He then had to identify it and the church most obediently following it. He says of that process:
“In 2000-2005 years: I met with members of different Christian denominations and read their literature and then I began to read the Bible. I had understood that any religion can’t be one of the ways to God. Because different religions have different teachings, but different teachings can’t be all true at the same time. One of them is true or another (is true).
Then I had got the new question – which religion is true – Christianity, Hindu, Islam, Buddhism or any other religion. I met with everybody, who was related with religion and read all that they gave me. For a long time I couldn’t answer the question – which religion is true. And finally I had found the answer. Through the Bible I had been convinced that God is love, and His love is perfect and unlimited. Such love I had found in Christ - in His love, in His teaching, in His life and in His death for everybody. I had understood that there doesn’t exist such love that is more than Christ’s love. And I had understood that only Christ is the way to the true God. So I had been convinced that only Christianity is the true religion. But, as I had seen, Christianity is separated in many denominations. And I again got the new question – which of them is true or maybe all of them are pleasing to God. I continued to study the Bible and met with members of the Orthodox church, Evangelical church, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists. Then I had been convinced that the Bible is the word of God and only through the Bible could I find the truth. Then I had been convinced that only one church is pleasing for God, because Christ had made only one church with its structure and teaching. And different churches with their different heads and teachings can’t be all ruled by God. That can be only one church. And I decided to find this church. And I knew that only that church, which teaching completely corresponds with the Bible is the true Church of God. I quickly stopped contact with the Orthodox Church, because of their worship to icons, relation with the government and many other things that don’t correspond with the Bible. Then through the Bible I had been convinced that after death man’s soul doesn’t go to paradise or hell and [does] not migrate in other beings, but a man returns to the ground [and becomes] dust and can’t think anything before the resurrection. So I had stopped contact with [the] Evangelical church and had contact only with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh day Adventists.”
His process narrowed the search down to these two structures and then by elimination he realised that both were defective. The JWs were defective in their rejection of the Sabbath and the Law of God and their misunderstanding of the millennial system, and the SDAs were defective in their failure to keep the Biblical Sabbaths, New Moons and Holy Days and their acceptance of Trinitarianism over recent years. Their acceptance of Ellen G. White’s errors and vegetarianism were also serious limitations to all of those that enter them.
He was then faced with the Churches of God. For someone coming upon them the divisions and false doctrines of the Armstrong system are indeed perplexing to the outsider just as they are to the insiders also.
Armstrong’s heretical doctrine of Ditheism is a serious problem to the Churches of God in the last days, and the US was the source of this heresy in all the Churches of God of the twentieth century (see the paper Ditheism (No. 76B)).
We will now look at the experience of the US man who began with the Jesuits. He says:
“About eight years ago I was in the preliminary "grooming" stages of beginning training with the Jesuits. I never went to their seminary. I was looking earnestly for the answers to many of my questions; chief among them was the most important, namely the divinity of our Lord. I sat alone in the Jesuit chapel in Wernersville, PA, at about three in the morning, staring at a fifteen foot crucifix. Other than myself there was not another human soul in the room. I decided that Jesus Christ was not God. I then wrote a note for the priests, and I left the facility and drove back to my home in New Jersey.
Over the following years I read philosophy and theology on a regular basis. I have always believed in God. In fact, I am of the opinion that the true atheist is a myth. There are only lazy agnostics, and those 'atheists' who say they do not believe in God, when in reality they believe in him very much -- they just hate him. As a result of my rejection of the idea of Christ as God, I came to the faulty conclusion that Christianity was false, and thus I rejected it as well. When I read The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine, I was then convinced that Christianity was a false religion. Paine did such an effective job (to my flawed way of thinking) of excoriating Christianity, that I was sure he must be correct in his conclusion. Not once did I question the motives of a man who would take the time to launch so solid and forceful an attack at a religious doctrine he did not agree with. I have never felt compelled to write a scathing pamphlet which railed against Vishnu or the teachings of the Hindus. They just don't rankle my feathers in the least. I believe they are wrong, and would be far better suited adopting correct theology. I am not mad at the Hindus, nor do I hate them. But this thought did not occur to me at the time I read Paine.
It was to be about another year before I was lead to the works of Eric Voegelin. Voegelin was a philosopher of history. It is safe to say that if God compiled a list of the 50 most intelligent people to have lived since the Creation, Voegelin would be on that list. And Voegelin was a Christian. Nor did he simply pay lip service to Christian teaching -- the man was sincere. This caused me to re-think my opinion on the matter. It is safe to say that Eric Voegelin is the man most directly responsible for my return to The LORD. It was the manner in which I found Voegelin which convinced me that I had been led.
My search for answers continued. I bought a New American Standard Bible and began to read -- from beginning to end. As I was nearing the New Testament, I had the very real and slightly eerie sense that I could actually FEEL Jesus coming. I could feel him drawing nearer. At some point before I finished the Old Testament I knew that by the time I reached the gospels I would officially be a "Christian." And so I became. But I was still clouded by the Roman doctrine.
I began looking for a "conservative" Roman Catholic church. In my studies, I learned everything I never knew about the Second Vatican Council, and am now convinced that the Vatican was effectively absorbed by the "secret societies." Then I learned who the god of those societies is. And finally I learned some real American History. Lastly I found the Society of Saint Pius X, which was purported to be traditionalist and insulated enough from the Vatican that there was a chance that with them, one might remain free from the infection which had made Rome so sick.
As my studies proceeded (and they always do) I happened (merely by "chance") upon your website (www.logon.org) and began reading. I also began looking up the proof texts in the bible which Mr. Wade Cox referenced in his convincing defeat of the doctrine of the Trinity. By the grace of God, I have learned to be as open as I know how to evidence in support of truths which I have rejected, or do not believe. I am interested in the truth ONLY. I have no interest in proving myself right. And this is why, when my friends and family asked how I could reject the teaching of the Roman Catholic church as quickly as I did, I respond by telling them that I would have dropped their doctrine just as quickly if I had been going to Sunday mass for thirty years, as I had when attending for only thirty days. About two months ago, I began hitting my knees in prayer several times each day. Since that time, what I have learned is enough to make me dizzy.”
As a result of the examination of the works both men have been able to identify the CCG as the one church most correctly working with the faith and holding to the true doctrines of the Bible as embraced by the Churches of God over time. Both men are working to baptism and their place in the work of God. This process is occurring all over the world. The other incorrect doctrines that have destroyed the other churches are being recognised for what they are and the Holy Spirit is welding the brethren together in a theologically better equipped body in preparation for the coming of the Witnesses and the Messiah.
As we work up to the Passover reflect on your position in relation to the faith and be reconciled to those with whom you know are working under the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ. Work towards the extension of the faith to all nations so that when Christ comes he can say: Well done good and faithful servant! You were faithful in what you were given and you supported the work of God, go now and take your place in the kingdom of God.
The Process of Elimination
In continuing with the second element of the identification of the one true Church of God free of the errors of the Jewish Hillel Calendar and the Ditheist/Binitarian system we note the steady process in the search.
Note the diametric opposite regarding the claims of the SDAs and the JWs yet the SDAs do not obey the full structure of the Ten Commandments anyway. Look at the way this intellectual problem presents itself.
The writer in Eastern Europe continues:
“In the 2005-2010 years: Seventh-day Adventists assert that it is right to keep the Ten Commandments, Sabbath, food laws and pay tithe. And Jehovah’s witnesses assert that Christ had abolished all of them. Both showed me texts in Bible – confirming their statements. And I hesitated long time, which of them is true. Then I had understood that every text in Bible I mustn’t consider separately, but in relation with other corresponding texts and then make a decision. And I had done so.
The main role in that was played by the text in Matthew 5:17,18. And in common, it isn’t normal that God (Who doesn’t change) had abolished these rules. So then I had contact only with the Seventh-day Adventists, and since 2006 year I keep Sabbath, ten commandment and food law. They called me to enter into their church, but I didn’t want to join them until I would agree with the rest of their doctrines.
I continued Bible studying and compared their doctrines with the Bible. And I didn’t agree with them in that, as they assert, that after Christ’s coming the earth will be empty (without people) for 1000 years, and that in 1844 the heaven’s sanctuary had been cleaned (Based on Daniel 8:13,14). Because it is written in Bible, that after Christ’s coming for 1000 years His elect will rule on the earth [Rev 20:1-15]. Whom then will they rule over, if the earth will be empty? And in Daniel 8:14 is said not about the heaven’s sanctuary but about God’s people, that is clear from Daniel 8:13. They also [now] believe in a trinity, but at that time I hesitated to make any decision about it.
All of that was enough for me not to join them. And so I stayed alone. I didn’t find God’s church in Georgia.
Then I decided to continue my searching on the Internet. I looked for catalogs of churches in Russian and paid attention to name “Church of God (7th day)” (because I already believed in keeping of 7th day). I had opened this site. It was the site of Church of God (7th day) in Ukraine and I began to read papers in it. I had found that this church believes in those doctrines, which I already believed, and they rightly explain the 1000-years period when Christ and His elect will rule over the earth and don’t have the false doctrine about 1844 year as Seventh-day Adventists. I had found that all their doctrines correspond with the Bible. I emailed them and then was in correspondence with them. They also assert a Unitarian God, but I couldn’t make [a] final decision [on] that and so I abstained from entering into their church until this doctrine would be clear for me.
From their papers I had also been convinced that the true church of God has the name “Church of God”. And I thought – maybe exist other churches with phrase “church of God” in their names, and maybe not Church of God (7th day) is true, but anyone of them, and I began to look for such churches in Russian catalogs of churches.”
Note that the search went from the elimination of the JWs due to faulty theology to the study of the SDAs and their further elimination through faulty theology.
It is significant that the COG (SD) in the Ukraine was investigated and rejected. That organisation has the original correct doctrines of the Churches of God before the WCG system in accordance with the Caldwell conference except for their failure to keep the Fourth Commandment in its entirety with the Sabbaths, New Moons and Feasts. Their other major flaw in doctrines is that they do not drink wine at all, and their insistence on drinking grape juice at the Passover is the major heresy that resulted in their rejection from induction into the CCG. Christ is adamant that unless you eat the body and drink the blood of Christ you have no part in him. It is thus impossible to enter the Church of God anywhere refusing wine at the Passover. Grape juice is not an acceptable substitute in any form and do not believe anyone who says it is. If you believe them then they will cost you your position in the kingdom of God.
This organisation in the Ukraine has attempted to join us at least twice to our certain knowledge and has been refused permission because of this heresy and has attempted to overcome the matter by what we consider to be ruse. It is the only COG (SD) of which we know that refuses wine at the Passover and is in heresy because of the practice.
Perhaps they will repent and then they can be brought into the faith correctly. It is such a critical issue and cannot be compromised. The Churches of God have never accepted such a heresy over the two millennia and never will do so.
We will deal with the process of the rejection of the Armstrong systems with its errors of the Ditheist Godhead and the Jewish Hillel Calendar and its Babylonian intercalation and postponements later.
The amalgamation of all these groups from the beginning of the Sardis Era to the Laodicean is occurring now. The Sardis system is dead and is now being stripped and dispersed and will be dealt with by God in the immediate future. The heresies regarding the nature of God are endemic in the Churches of God from the US. The very heresy that penetrated and destroyed the Churches of God from the Sun Cults and the worship of the gods Attis, Adonis, Osiris, Baal and Mithra and their Binitarian structure, which their devotees brought into Christianity from Rome from 170 CE, is the very thing that has destroyed the Churches of God in and from the USA.
Pray that God opens the eyes of these fractured offshoots in the US and British Commonwealth.
Rifts and Schisms
We will now look at the rifts and schisms in the Churches of God and the struggle to find the faith and to follow it diligently both in the corrupted elements of the faith that stem largely from the US groups and the Trinitarian system itself which was allegedly attempted to be reformed but which in fact was simply a pretence at Reformation so that these hypocrites could prevent any true restoration and stop the Sabbatarian system from converting the world before Satan’s rule was finally terminated. The Churches of God have been seriously corrupted by these false doctrines throughout what is in effect the entire Sardis system from the Sabbatarians of the Reformation through the Anabaptists and the Seventh Day Baptists and the Churches of God (Seventh Day) to the multiple offshoots of the WCG system and its corrupt doctrines. These churches are the Sardis system down to the last formed church which is identified by Christ in the book of Revelation as having the name that it is Living but is dead. The collapse of that system is underway. It has more funds than those outside of the US but that will prove transitory.
They are collapsing because they have no sound doctrinal base and they become reactionary when asked to genuinely examine the Bible teachings against their false doctrine. The same occurs either with Trinitarian or Binitarian/Ditheist doctrines (see also the paper Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B)).
We are all held responsible to perform according to Christ’s instructions regarding the parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30.
 "For it [the Kingdom of God] will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property;  to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.  He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more.  So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more.  But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.  Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.  And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, `Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.'  His master said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.'  And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, `Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.'  His master said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.'  He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, `Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow;  so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.'  But his master answered him, `You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed?  Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.  For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.  And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'
In the paper The Commission of the Church (No. 171) the meaning of this text was explained. It refers to a number of elements of the faith within the Churches of God. The larger numbers of talents refer to those given the greater gifts of the Holy Spirit and charged with greater authority. They are given tasks and resources at a greater level and perform at greater levels. It is often from these levels that the officers of the church are drawn.
The example of the two talents is of the general operations of the elect of the Body of Christ that are given the base levels and develop those base levels to reach others of the elect over time. It is these combined with the five talents that make up the seven elements of the Spirits of God. They were less diligent in the performance of their duties but nevertheless added to the power of the church and helped to enable its performance.
The single talent people who hid their talent were those who were the called but not chosen. They buried their talent and failed to perform in the service of the Churches of God. They are rejected from the Body of Christ because they had insufficient oil of the Holy Spirit, as did the five foolish virgins. They are rejected from the marriage supper of the lamb because they failed to perform in the faith and buried their talent. They were without a garment and had not enough power in the Holy Spirit. They begged for the Holy Spirit but went home and failed to perform.
Opposition from the false ministry
The following was a message from a pastor in Cameroon who was faced with the struggle to come to the faith and the opposition he faced from the paid ministry that had a vested interest in the false teachings of the Triune structure. These people teach for hire.
“It is with a lot of joy that I read your answer. I look forward to contacting Cyril. Since the Lord gave me to really examine the place of the Sabbath in the worship, it brought me to re-study what the Bible teaches about [the nature of] God. My first surprise was to notice that the Scriptures do not use the word "person" in Greek psyche for God, in my concordance, I searched all the entire New Testament in particular Hebrew 1 where Segond [a famous Translator of the Bible in French] translates "he is the imprint of his person", this led me to realize that the heresy which had [occurred] within [the] churches coming from [the] Reformation is from deep roots… the fact that there isn’t any example of prayer or worship addressed to the Holy Spirit… I recognize that it frightened me. Was it possible all these great reformers were able to make a mistake.... To realize that I was myself a defender of the religion, I wanted to stop my investigations but later I got back; how to explain that Moses who was familiar with the origin of the creation and the pronouns "we" and "our", the use of El, Elohim, the tetragrammaton, can in Deuteronomy 6.4 assert, that God is one ; what Jesus of Nazareth does not contradict at all… I believe that I finally found those who kept the teaching of the apostles. I look forward to meet Cyril. Pray for my wife, so that she can become attached only to the truth, we have already lost many friends and it is not easy… I drew her attention on the last Sabbath on the incoherence of some of the hymnals concerning the divinity in relation to the trinity… in brief let us pray.
Soon the Sabbath will start, Shabbat shalom!”
Imagine the shock of this man when he found out that he was himself part of the problem and he was in fact an advocate of the false system of the Triune God. He had to repent and get out of it quickly. He was attacked because of the faith by these false teachers who misuse Christ under the false doctrine of the Binitarian system of Attis and the mystery and sun cults. The world has been deceived into thinking that Christ is a threefold aspect of God, which is a false doctrine and strikes at the very nature of the elohim and our destiny. The view that God is Binitarian is just the same doctrine in its early stages and is just as false and deceitful.
They are ALL supporters of the mystery cults and the daughters of the Great Whore that is Mystery Babylon. They purport to keep God’s feasts but their calendar is based on the Babylonian Calendar with its false system of intercalations that throws the feasts out not only by the days because of the postponements but a large part of the time it also throws them into the wrong months and dislocates them from the true Temple Calendar most of the time, and it is only very rarely when their system cannot avoid coinciding with the Temple Calendar that they get it correct. These people are not keeping the commandments of God and do not worship him in spirit and in truth.
We are also now finding people that are coming to an understanding and are breaking free of the Ditheism or Binitarianism of the WCG and offshoot system and of the other corrupted Churches of God. What is necessary is that we all understand that we have to be able to stand for the faith and we have to know that somewhere on the planet there is a body of the elect keeping the faith. Armstrong taught the great lie that Christ and the church were not working until he came on the scene and his false teachers propagate that lie because it suits their purposes.
The Search in the Churches of God
We can see from the following quote the struggle to isolate the Churches of God that many go through.
“In the Russian catalogs of churches I had found a few churches with the phrase “church of God” in their names. Amongst them there was your church – Christian Churches of God. I had looked through all of them and only in your church I had found those teachings that I had already believed (from my Bible studies). Then I began to read your papers. It was in the year 2007, I had emailed your church, stating that your church is possibly the right church, but I must understand it. I had got a response – do I have any questions? But I didn’t have questions, for I understood all in your papers. I might make a choice amongst your church and Church of God (7th day).
Then I had thought: “I looked only in Russian catalogs of churches. What if the true church isn’t in it? I must look in worldwide catalogs of churches.” So I had opened Google’s worldwide catalog of churches and had seen a lot of churches with phrase “Church of God” in their names. ‘What if the true church is amongst them?’ I had thought, and I might understand them.
My English was very poor at that time, and I began to learn English, [in order] to read papers of different churches in English. And I read your papers and papers of other churches.
I had found a lot of churches with teachings that I had already believed. How can I choose the right church amongst such big number of churches? To study the complete teachings of each church? It’s impossible – they are too many. I had understood that I can’t do it. Only God can point me [to] the right church. And I prayed about it, and continued to read papers of different churches.
From these papers I had been convinced that the right church was persecuted in Europe and they had [also] left for America. But many churches assert that their church was that church.
Then I had paid attention that many churches believe in Herbert W. Armstrong as a prophet and I began to read his books. I had read his book “Mystery of ages” and some booklets. Through his books I had been convinced that it is right to keep God’s feasts, because of the same cause that [the] Sabbath [had to be kept]. These feasts were kept by Israel and, as written in Bible, they will be kept on the new earth after Christ’s coming. That isn’t normal for God (Who isn’t a God of disorder, but is God of order) to abolish these feasts only at the New Testament’s period. Church of God (7th day) doesn’t believe in keeping of God’s feasts and so [for that reason] I had stopped reading their papers.
I almost believed in Herbert W. Armstrong, but I couldn’t be convinced in Binitarianism [or Ditheism] (as Herbert W. Armstrong asserted). At that time I couldn’t be convinced in Unitarianism, nor Binitarianism, nor Trinitarianism.
Then through your papers I had been convinced in the keeping of the New Moons. It was clear to me, that true Christians must keep the New Moons by the same cause [or biblical reason] that God’s feasts [are to be kept]. I didn’t find Herbert W. Armstrong teaching anything about keeping the New Moons, so I had stopped to believe in him also.
And then finally I became convinced in the Unitarian nature of God. By human mind it is possible to make any composition of Father, Son and Hoy Spirit. But is there anywhere in the Bible that we are told that God is a Binity or Trinity? – No. What is said in the Bible about God? – “We have only one God - the Father”. Did Jesus Christ teach that God consist of two or three persons? – No. What did He teach? – That is written in John17:3. All these teachings that I had already believed I found in your papers, and such scientific, logical and Bible based explanations of Christian teachings, that I found in CCG papers, had given me the conviction, that your church is the true Church of God. In CCG’s teachings I had found complete correspondence to the Bible teachings. I no longer had a reason to look for the true church anywhere else. I have found the true church of God; that is the Christian Churches of God. That is my story about my way of searching [for] the truth. I have written about it in this short account. There were many more things to talk about in this way. I can tell you about it when we will meet. I am now sure that the need to find the truth was given me by God, and that I went not by my mind and strength, but God led me and has led me to the truth and your church. To Him belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen.”
The reality is that many people are finding the faith in large numbers and churches are joining CCG all over the world. The numbers of SDAs that are returning to the original doctrines they had regarding the nature of God is astounding, and they are joining large numbers of other churches in reorganising into CCG. This rediscovery of the One True God and His Commandments and the Faith or Testimony of Christ is dynamic. It is the sign of the elect of God and it is these that form the body of Christ (cf. also Rev. 12:17; 14:12; 20:4).
These are your mothers and sisters and brothers. These are they of the body of Christ who are to form the sons of God for the millennial system and the Temple of God thereafter.