Bible Believers' Newsletter 281
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Fed contemplates Stamp Tax
Dallas, July 2, 2003 A paper issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas, has suggested the implementation of a "Stamp Tax", in which all Americans will have to take their money to a bank to be "stamped" every month in order for it to continue to function as currency.
The paper, 'Monetary Policy in a Zero-Interest-Rate Economy,' published by Evan Koenig and Jim Dolmas, would take from Americans 12 cents from every dollar they owned over the course of a year. The purpose of the stamp tax would be to help the Federal Reserve, which profits from interest charged on every dollar in circulation, continue to be profitable as interest rates fell towards zero or dipped into the negative.
The Federal Reserve is a privately owned international bank that requires inflation and interest rates in order to function. Deflation and zero or negative interest rates are threatening to make the Federal Reserve unprofitable, and could bankrupt the US currency.
The institution of the Stamp Tax in 1765 was one of the preliminary causes of the American Revolution and led to massive rioting. A Stamp Tax is essentially a tax on saving US dollars, and would lead to massive international pullout from the American economy. Full story: overthrow.com
US IRS Definition of a Church
One of twelve Ministers who were jailed because they refused to take a license to preach from the British government was tied to the whipping post and scourged to death. A license often becomes an arbitrary control by government that makes a crime out of what ordinarily would not be a crime. A license turns a right into a privilege!
This was the incident, which sparked the Christian attorney to ask, "What is it that Gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!" The Christian attorney was Patrick Henry; he made this the closing of his speech delivered on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Full story: t-tlaw.com willowtown.com
HIV/AIDS Activist Graves arrested on Independence Day
San Diego Graves' arrest came several hours after he opened arguments for the full disclosure of the formerly secret US Special Virus Program inside the US District Court for Southern California on July third.
Graves said . . . "The officers left me inside the patrol car cuffed, windows rolled up. They injected me with a needle full of something. . . We knew the court would not allow the peoples' case against the US Special Virus Program to be so easily dismissed. . ." Full story: la.indymedia.org"  boydgraves.com
A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century
"We must realize that our party's most powerful weapon is racial tension. By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races that for centuries they have been oppressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party. In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the whites, we will endeavor to instill in the whites a guilt complex for their exploitation of the Negroes. We will aid the Negroes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment."
"With this prestige, the Negro will be able to intermarry with the whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause." (Israel Cohen, A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century, 1912. The Congressional Record, Vol. 103, p. 8559, June 7, 1957).
Bush bemoans 'Sin' of Racial Tyranny
July 8, 2003 During a visit to a former Senegalese slave camp, US President George W. Bush said millions of African slaves have helped set America on a journey to freedom.
Mr. Bush visited an infamous slave house off the coast of the Senegalese capital Dakar, where shackled and chained men, women and children were sent on a journey of no return to lives of slavery in the New World.
"The very people traded into slavery helped to set America free," Mr. Bush said, but like his predecessor Bill Clinton who also visited this spot, did not heed calls to apologize for America's role in the slave trade. Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: According to Jewish historians the slave trade to and within America was in "Jewish" hands. youtube.com youtube.com thenewsturmer.com rense.com rense.com
Israel's Grand Design: from Egypt to Iraq
An America-firster used The American Mercury magazine to warn of the danger posed by Zionism and its rule of Washington and the Mideast. John Henshaw wrote this article shortly after Israel laid claim to the annexed land during 1967 Arab-Israeli war. . .
The metamorphosis of tiny Israel from a midget to a giant is in the making. The grand design of Judaic-Zionist expansionist doctrine is to seize all the oil-rich lands from the shores of the Euphrates to the banks of the Nile.
In defining the aims of Zionism, Hebrew scholar Levnoch Osman recently said: 'In our eternal Book of Books (the Torah), the lofty ethical teachings of which are cherished by all mankind, the land of Israel is described not as a long, narrow strip of land with wavy, crooked borders, but as a state with broad natural borders. God has promised to Patriarch Abraham the following:
"I give unto them the land where they have sown their seed, from the river of Egypt unto the great river of Euphrates" (Genesis 15:18). And so, in order to realize the words of this prophecy, the Israeli state had to continue, not in the borders it has today but within its broad historical boundaries".
The US led war on Iraq . . . and eventually many other Muslim nations may be part of an Israeli plan to let others die for the goal of its expansion into Greater Israel. Extremist Zionist sympathizers in Bush's administration are the perpetrators of this scheme to have American military men and women die for Israel . . .
Iraq is being prepared as the base of military operations for the projected future attacks on the Arab world using US militaryagainst the other nations targeted in the Arab world by Top Jewish Supremacists.
Alfred Lilienthal interviewed King Saud on Arab-American Relations and Zionism:
Mr. Lilienthal: Your Majesty a few months ago said that the Arabs do not care if they sacrifice a few million persons in order to put an end to the Zionists in Palestine.
His Majesty: Frankly what I said is what I urge and preach. It is the only answer to what has been published by the responsible persons of Israel about the necessity that Israel should expand to comprise the beds of the Tigris and Euphrates, the Sinai Peninsula and the northern part of Saudi Arabia, including Medina, which is one of the two Holy Towns and the Burial place of the Moslems' Prophet, and which is after all my own land and the land of every Arab and Moslem. We have learned of this Zionist ambition from the statements of Israeli leaders and its creators who pleaded the course yesterday, and are still pleading it today. They are making no secret of this scheme, and they have made its study part of the school curriculum in Israel, where they cram the students' heads with these fanciful schemes. There is no answer to what they are after except this antidote, and the preparation of what we can in field of might and force. (The Federal Herald, October 1954). Full story: mediamonitors.net alfredlilienthal.com Saddam Hussein tape Falling US Troop Morale
Washington's Religious Bigamy
In the Islamic countries, religion and government are so closely intertwined they are the same thing. The governments of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt, for example, are proudly Islamic. The government of Israel is proudly Jewish. The Kremlin has embraced the Russian Orthodox Christian church and eighteen European countries boast political parties called the Christian Democrats. If the US government aids the Russian government, which it does, and the Russian government aids the Russian Orthodox Church, which it does, then your tax dollars are subsidizing the Russian Orthodox Church, which they are. The same for the Israeli government, Saudi government and dozens of others with whom Washington has formed alliances.
The bottom line: when Washington got deeply into the politics of the Old World, it got deeply into religion: that is why this is a religious war. For a half century, Washington has been in bed with the Jewish government of Israel, which controls Jerusalem. In addition to being a holy city for the Jews and Christians, Jerusalem is the third holiest city in Islam. The first and second holiest are Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. For half a century, Washington has also been in bed with the government of Saudi Arabia. So for half-century Washington has been committing bigamy with the other two governments that control the three holiest cities in Islam. Both spouses are livig and so are their relatives.
So actually, Washington has three spouses and three gangs of relatives, all fiercely jealous and trying to slit each other's throats. The only way to stop 'terrorist' attacks on America is a three-way divorce. But this would mean Washington would be forced into political celibacy, and how much fun would that be? US officials claim this is not a medieval religious war, it is a war on 'terrorism.' If they really believe this, they are way, way out of touch with reality . . .
The most important indicator to watch to learn the severity and length of the war is the trials for the prisoners of war. Washington plans to use a lot of secret military tribunals instead of conventional trials in open courts, with no appeals to any court. The nature of the trials will determine how many of the enemy Washington will need to fight in future rounds . . . If the trials are anything but fair, the billion [Moslems from Morocco to the Philippines: four times the population of the US] will assume the defendants were framed and they will move towards the violent end of the curve.
. . . A dollar has value only because someone wants it. If no one wants it, it is no longer money, just a slip of paper. So, money demand is crucialmore important than money supply, which gets all the press. The Fed can control money supply but it cannot control money demand. (Richard Maybury, USA and World Early Warning Report for Investors, January 2002).
Australia Surrenders Sovereignty to America
During a week that will gain notoriety in the history books, America has brazenly decided to "try" British and Australian citizens held like animals for more than a year in Guantanamo Bay by US soldiers, while at the same time demanding that the entire world protect US soldiers from war crimes prosecutions at the International Criminal Court. In essence then, America has openly announced its Stalinist intent to continue committing war crimes against anyone it chooses anywhere in the world, while punishing nations that dare to object . . .
Underpinning this ongoing groveling subservience to America, is the fact that Prime Minister Howard and Attorney General Williams have been up to their necks in illegal activity since first committing Australian troops in support of the unlawful American invasion of Afghanistan, followed by the commitment of even more Australian troops to the equally unlawful American invasion of Iraq . . .
We already have hard photographic proof of Guantanamo tortures including sensory and sleep deprivation, induced cramps, physical abuse and so on, . . David Hicks is quite literally the straw that could break the camel's back, and thus from both the American and Australian political perspectives, he must never be allowed to return to Australia to tell his tale . . . a report in the London Observer dated 6 July, which states "The terrorist suspects facing a secret US military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay will be given a choice: plead guilty and accept a 20-year prison sentence, or be executed if found guilty." Full story: joevialls.co.uk
The Image of God
In Genesis 1:26 God said, "let us 'asah' make man in our own image from existing material and give him dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
Then in Genesis 1:27 God 'bara' created all of Adam's race, both male and female out of nothing, but in Genesis 2:1-7 we find that not a single blade of grass has germinated, and there is neither man nor animal on the face of the earth. Next the Lord God, the self-existent Onenot two or threeof Isaiah 44:24 'yatsar,' formed man out of the ground from a hundred pounds of clay and water. And in Genesis 2:18-19 this self-existent One said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a suitable help. And out of the ground He 'yatsar' formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam [who was already formed] to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature that was the name thereof".
In Genesis 1:27 when at the foundation of the world, God 'bara,' created everyone from the future Adam's race, both male and female in His own image and out of nothing, He created spirit beings. In His creative thinking where God foresaw our theophany or angel which is our likeness, He was writing the Book of Life.
Denominational people imagine, if God said "let us make man in our image" there must be at least two, perhaps a trinity or even more gods. By their reasoning God deceived Moses when He said, "You shall have no other gods [plural] before Me [singular]." And, "Hear O Israel, the self-existent One our Elohim is one Lord". Denominationals today query "Where is the promise of His 'parousia' Coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" (II Peter 3:4), not realizing He has already come as a thief in the night and He is present now, in WORD form.
A Hebrew-speaking Christian visiting the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas near where I once lived might exclaim, "Look at all those elohim" or gods. Elohim, the Hebrew word for God, is a plural word. The same person would refer to the one true God as Elohim, implying one Person who is the sum of all deity.
When a king or queen uses the royal plural "we," they are not referring to their person but to the enduring institution of the monarchy represented in their being. And when God said "let us make man in our image" He was referring to Himself and the Attributes of the Logos, which is the sum of His Deity expressed: Jesus Christ and the saints of all Ages, who are eternal with Him (John 1:1-3; Hebrews 2:9-18).
We are called elohim because in our second birth we are directly quickened by the spoken Word, not born of other beings by natural regeneration out of their own order. And God's law of reproduction states that everything must bring forth of its own kind (Genesis 1:11). Hence, in Luke's genealogy of our Lord, Adam is called a son of Elohim (Luke 3:38). And Christ is said to give to those who receive Him "power to become the sons of Elohim" (John 1:12). For we are born again of the Spirit of Elohim as to our inner man even in this present life, and at the resurrection we will be dressed in a glorified body, "a building of God, a house not made with hands" (II Corinthians 5:1) and will in every respect be equal to the angels, being altogether a new creation (Luke 20:36). Throughout the Bible "angels" are invariably men.
In the days of His flesh, those who claimed to be elect of God but were not, took stones to stone Him as most who claim to be Christians today stone the character and Message of His brothers. John 10:33-35, "We are not going to stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy; and because you, being a man, make yourself God."
"Jesus answered them, is it not written in your Law, "I said, You are elohim (Psalm 82:6)?" If He called them elohim, to whom the Word of God came and the Scripture cannot be broken; do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, "You are blaspheming," because I said, I am the Son of Elohim" (John 10:34-36)?
Those evil spirits have passed from the Hebrew to the Gentile denominations. Oh you blind leaders of the blind; faith is a clear understanding of the revealed Word of God. There is only one faith, not a thousand man-made interpretations. It is not Presbyterian Baptist or Pentecostal, but apostolic: the mind of Christ common to every true Christian. People without understanding are without faith, and have no right behind the pulpit.
The Lamb's Book of Life is pictured in Hebrews 12:22-23, "You have come to Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the City of the living God, and to [the New Testament saints] an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn [Jesus Christ and His Bride] who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect "the Old Testament saints." A more fulsome image is symbolized in Revelation 21.
Daniel 7:9-10 and Revelation 5:9-13 shows us the New Testament Church in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain in God's foreknowledge from the foundation of the world. This is the Bride for whom the last Adam died to redeem as the first Adam died to redeem Eve.
The Book of Life is the genealogy of the first Adam by natural generation whereas the Lamb's Book of Life is the genealogy of Jesus Christthose born the second timespiritually regenerated through faith in God's Word for their day (I John 1:7). These include Adam, Abraham, Moses, David and all the Old Testament saints, who are servants in the Kingdom, quickened after Christ cleansed the heavenly temple of their sins and led them captive in glorified bodies (Matthew 27:52-53; Ephesians 4:8-10). Like the New Testament saints, these are all Attributes of the Logos, accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary, and rose in Him (II Corinthians 5).
Revelation 14:1-15:4 portrays that portion of the Lamb's Book of Life that records the 144,000 elect Israelites who will be born-again during Daniel's Seventieth Week and then martyred by Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters. These are not in the Bride of Christ for the Marriage of the Lamb takes place during the Pentecostal feast or Gentile dispensation; they will not recognize and receive Christ until His 'parousia' Coming to them through the Message of their two prophets in the midst of the tribulation, and will be servants to the Bride.
Revelation 19 portrays the Old Testament saints at the time of Christ's 'parousia' to the 144,000 elect Israelites in the midst of the Tribulationthree and a half years after the Marriage of the Lamb or Gentile dispensation has come to pass and the living saints have been translated to the Wedding Supper in the Sky.
The "saved" are those of Adam's race whose names remain on the Book of Life. At the White Throne Judgment these will be judged and granted in to eternal Life by the saints or elect (Matthew 19:28; I Corinthians 6:2). Jesus died to redeem the first Adam so all of his seed were potentially redeemed at Calvary (Colossians 1:20; I John 2:1-2). Like infant baptism, christening, Godparents, catechism and confirmation, the myth of attending church and 'getting saved,' is man-made religion and an unscriptural deception designed to bind people in barren fields, to perpetuate and expand an empire of schools, orphanages, hospitals, retirement homes, financial and political power not of God.
Every soul in Adam's race was born "saved" from his mother's womb because he was foreknown of God and his name is recorded in the Book of Life for which Christ was crucified in God's foreknowledge from the foundation of the world. He just doesn't recognize this fact until he comes to justification by grace through faith. Aside from this, if he dies before the age of accountability, or like the foolish virgin, Fifth Seal Israelites, those who will be martyred during the tribulation for refusing to take the mark of the beast in their forehead (by receiving Rome's Trinity dogma), or in the hand (by serving her will), was good and kind to the Bride, or in some other way maintained his name on the Book of Life, he is "saved." Jesus makes this very clear.
As we constantly emphasize, there is a great distinction between the "saved" and the born-again. And only the elect can grow into the image of God.
II Corinthians 4:3-7, "If our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost: whose minds the god of this world has blinded, who do not believe, lest the Light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us".
His grace through our spiritual revelation of His Word, not works, has shone the Light of the present Truth into our hearts that the abundance of the power should not be limited by our mortal being. Faith is what God has revealed to us through His grace. Works is our obedience in gratitude and love to Him, transforming our revelation into His image in our lives.
The "image of God" is Jesus Christ, the Shekinah or appearance of the likeness of the glory of God manifest in the virgin-born flesh of one Man in whom we are made perfect (Matthew 5:48; Colossians 1:27-28; 2:9-10). Yet last week, contrary to Scripture and common sense, a minister asserted Jesus is not a manifestation of God.
God is one Spirit, not two spirits and one Man. Numbers 23:19, "God is not a man that He should lie neither the son of man that He should repent." God is the eternal Holy Spirit without form, having neither beginning of days nor end of life. Jesus is a Man with a time when He was born, a time when He died, and now He is alive evermore (Hebrews 7:1-3). Jesus is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of His creation through the spoken Word birth of a virgin 2,000 years ago. The first God-Man (Revelation 3:14). The New Testament Church, born of the spoken Word, is not another creation but the continuation of the same creation as Eve was the continuation of the creation of Adam.
How religious men without the Spirit stumble over John 1:1-3, 14. As Paul foretold, their folly is manifest to all the saints in their zeal to justify their own sinfulness and the sin of man-made creed and dogma.
"Father" is an Office God received when His first son, Adam, was formed (Luke 3:38). "Son" is what He became in the manifestation of our kinsman Redeemer through a Word birth. "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" are not three gods but three Offices or dispensation claims of the One Person of God. If God is three persons then there are three gods or language has lost its meaning. The Name (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is Lord Jesus Christ, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
That minister is baptized in the Titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I explained that until he is re-baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ he has not been baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost for although there are nine distinct baptisms with the Holy Ghost, one for each dispensation in our day of grace (Leviticus 23:9-21; Revelation 1-3), there is but one Scriptural water baptism for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 4:5). In this he saw that there is no Trinity and agreed with me when I said that if he accepted the faith he would lose his job with the Anglican church.
God's Word always corrects error. Had this man an ounce of the Spirit he would have repented and run straight to the water. Instead, the spirit in him, knowing it is contrary to God's Word, boasted that he baptizes infants and rejected the Holy Spirit's correction. He may well have crossed the line between mercy and judgment in my living room last Thursday (Matthew 12:32; John 3:18; 5:38). "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God".
Christ is the mystery of God revealed. It's a revelation! Jesus said, "I thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them to babes" (Matthew 11:25-30). Faith is a revelation, and Christ in us is our expectation of glorification (John 1:18; 17:6, 26; 3:13; I Timothy 3:16).
Philippians 3:20-21, "The Lord Jesus Christ shall change our vile body into glorified form like His own glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things to Himself [even that pampered little clod of earth we call I, me, and myself]".
The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, through faith in the Spoken Word to the manifestation of those thoughts in the flesh of His glorified Family. One cannot 'join' the Family of God like one can join the Anglican, Baptist or Pentecostal church; one must be born into it. The new birth is possible only to those whose lives are manifesting the present Truthwritten epistles of what Jesus is doing now (I John 1:7).
The image of God is His Word. We are to conform to our part of the Logos He foresaw us fulfill before there was one atom or molecule. Before time began we were foreknown as conforming to His purpose. Romans 8:29, "Whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. [That knocks old Trinity parrot off his perch. 'Scratch cocky! God in three persons, blessed trinity!' Blasphemy! Only an unclean and hateful bird would recite such ignorance in this day. According to Daniel 7, Hebrews 1-2, Revelation 5, Jesus' prayer in the garden of Gethsemane (John 17:20-26) and God's one eternal purpose (Ephesians 1:3-10), God is not three in one, but ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands in One]. Moreover those whom He predestinated, He also called, and justified, and whom He justified, them He also glorified."
As Jesus died on Calvary He said, "It is finished." The victory is won! Just get into Me by the baptism with the Holy Spirit for I have overcome for you. Recognize your day and its Message: when you see that part of the Word living through you, that is the evidence of your new birth, and you will be put out of the churches with Me. "Where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour" (Revelation 3:20-22; II Timothy 3:12; John 12:26).
Never fear, "His sheep receive His Word, and every one, they will not follow a stranger." Once born-again "the elect of God cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God" because "God and the soul that is joined together with God is one Spirit" (John 10:1-5; Matthew 24:24; I Corinthians 6:17).
Romans 8:33-34, "Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, and has risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us".
We conform to the image of God as we identify with Christ by a clear revelation of the Word for our day, dying to our ten senses, subduing our desires to His Word.
God's revealed Word brings Life to those who receive It but death to those who refuse It, whose names are removed from the Book of Life (Matthew 12:32; II Corinthians 3:6).
Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being a priest for Me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children".
Because this is Family business, only the predestinated Family of God will receive it. God is the eternal Word or Logos. If ever we have eternal Life, we were an Attribute of the Logos way back in eternity before time and creation began. If ever we have eternal Life we always had it and are only now realizing who we are.
Those foreknown as not receiving Light after the first and second admonition are willful sinners (Titus 3:9-11). "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not comprehend it" but clings to its Trinity and Bible-denying Apostles' Creed that was debated for 135 years before it was finally adopted at the Council at Constantinople in AD360 and issued as Roman Catholic dogma. That's Darkness visible, not faith!
Do you realize that according to the history of the First Nicaea Council of AD325 where the pagan's Trinity was introduced into Christendom that the few Christian ministers who traveled to Nicaea left before it sat? They had no plans to attend the Council which was called for the grossly carnal purpose of voting to determine the nature of God. Their sole objective was to persuade the followers of the Trinitarian false doctrine of Athanasius and the Unitarian false doctrine of Arius to repent and return to the Word. The Council's first decision disenfranchised lay persons below the office of bishop. This is nicolaitanism which Jesus hates, and by organizing the Roman Catholic church the Council turned those deeds into doctrine (Revelation 2:6; 2:15).
We are children of Light and we walk in Light. We are Jesus' Brothers and Sisters, born of the same Father. Jesus is the Word made flesh: we are flesh becoming Word (II Corinthians 3:18).
John 1:1-3, 14, "When time began the Logos (or thought in speech) existed" as God's eternal thoughts. All God's thoughts He always had. God is not now thinking nor even taking counsel with Himself. God cannot add to His knowledge since He is omniscient, and His thoughts are eternal. "And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was nothing made that was made." In plain English, any word is a thought expressed. Before time and creation, God was alone with the sum of His eternal thoughts which are the Attributes of what He is. He is the Word, Logos or concept.
Unregenerate church-goers have been brainwashed by Roman Catholic dogma. Where they see "Word" they read "Jesus" but Jesus was no more in the beginning than Adam or Moses, Paul, Martin Luther, you or I . . . except in God's foreknowledge. It was the fullness of the Word or sum of God's eternal thoughts that were with Him "in the beginning," not the Man from Galilee.
All original creation is a manifestation of God's spoken Word, as Genesis 1-2, Colossians 1:15-19, and Hebrews 11:3 declare. The whole of creation was made by the spoken Word, not by Jesus Christ. The pre-existence of souls is a Mormon doctrine. Jesus Christ is the fullness of the nature and character of God made manifest in one Man born of a virgin 2,000 years ago (John 1:31; Romans 10:20; II Timothy 1:9-10).
Jesus Christ is "the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature in the new creation . . . the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence." Jesus is the fullness of the Logos manifest in flesh, an elephant or an ant is an attribute of the Logos manifest as such, the stars, rivers and trees are all attributes of the Logos: God's handiwork. Jesus is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of His creation 2,000 years ago, the first God-man, God's own hands. The true Church is the continuation of the same creation made from the same Word. In the new heavens and new earth the "saved" will worship God in the Form of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride, New Jerusalem.
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth." Trinitarians cannot see His glory yet today.
The Holy Spirit has had 2,000 years to guide the Church into ALL Truth. Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals and all the other isms and ites are each preaching a different gospel although God sent a prophet forty years ago who restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God. These did run well in their day. Now they are without the Spirit and are not His Church because they refuse to keep on walking in the Light and are in "sin," or unbelief in the revealed Word. They have psychology, not faith. Since the opening of the Seven Seals Jesus has been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant image (Matthew 25:6; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 18:4).
The mystery of God is not revealed to the denominations who are children of Darkness with no reason to anticipate glory. Christ is the mystery of God revealed. God created man in His image and delegated authority over the earth but when he put him in flesh he listened to the preaching of a woman, forfeited his dominion, and sold his posterity into death. Adam was the spoken Word of God: woman was a byproduct of the manifested Word, Adam. For this reason God never ordained a woman to preach, teach or handle His Word in public, not even to lead song service but is commanded to learn in silence with all subjection. "Man is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man" (I Corinthians 11:7-8).
Christ is the image of the invisible God made visible. All God wasthe fullness of His character and natureHe transformed into Christ, the stature of the perfect Man whose Wife is subject to Him in every thing. All Christ was He is transforming into His Church. The true Church of all Ages is Christ manifest in His many-membered Body.
Soon the last member will be baptized into His Body and the Gentile dispensation will end with tidal waves, and earthquakes will split the Mount of Olives, sink Los Angeles, and 1,500x3-400 miles of California. The Church Age saints will resurrect and the living saints will manifest by the third pull they are the Sons of God.
Presently we are surrendering our senses under pre-eminence to God's Word that He may subdue all things to Himself so there is nothing between my soul and my Savior. No darkness of creed and hypocrisy like 'unity in diversity'(?) but a definite "yes," or "no" by the clear Light of understanding the Absolute of God's Word (Matthew 5:37).
We must have the Token, the Life of Christ on display. That is the evidence of our new birth and consolation that gives us confidence the third pull will work in us on that day. nl281.htm
Homework: Please review the sermons Stature of a Perfect Man, and In the Beginning.
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.