Christian Churches of God
The Plan of Salvation
(Edition 1.5 200190906-200191104)
In this paper we will commence to deal with the Plan of Salvation and outline the purpose of the Creation of God as detailed in the Bible texts.
The Plan of Salvation
Before the beginning of the Creation there was only Eloah (Chald. Elahh or Ar. Allah’) the One True God. The name admits of no plurality. He was alone. He decided to create and reproduce Himself in multiplicity. The beginning of the Creation of God was the extension of Himself to incorporate the heavenly Host as Elohim. These were all the sons of God. The creation of the Elohim included Christ as the Beginning of the Creation of God (Rev. 3:14). The assertion that Christ was a coeternal being is a polytheist idolatrous fiction which only entered the Churches of God under Armstrongism in the 20th century Sardis Church as Trinitarianism came through the Jesuits and through E.G White in the Laodicean system (cf. False Prophecy (No. 269). The creation of the Elohim is explained in the work How God Became a Family (No. 187).
After the spiritual creation of the Elohim, which was interconnected with, and by, the Holy Spirit (No. 117), the One True God began the physical creation. The One True God created the earth as part of the physical universe and He summoned all the sons of God under their Morning Stars to be present (Job 38:4-7). At that time, all the sons of God had access to the throne and Satan was among them (Job 1:6 and 2:1). The Creation is regulated by the Law of God (L1) which stems from His very nature. It is for that specific reason that the Law of God cannot be done away and will last until heaven and earth pass away, as Christ stated (Mat. 5:18). The issue of creation and the logical necessity of Singularist Causation are covered in the text Creation etc (B5).
The Adamic Creation was made by God in accordance with His Plan of Salvation. Intelligent creation is acknowledged by most scientists as only being possible within a few million years of the mainstream star systems. The Adamic Creation served two purposes. One purpose was to provide the Elohim with a duty of care over the physical creation and to provide a testing ground for them. The other was to enable a progressive system of replacement for the Rebellious or Fallen Host through the Ex Anastasin or “Out Resurrection” (Phil. 3:11) of the First Resurrection (No. 143A) and then a General Resurrection in the Second Resurrection (No. 143B).
The archaeological record shows that the Morning Star placed in charge of this planet spent a deal of time in experimentation with humanoids and other life structures for two purposes. One was to create humanoids that would interrupt and corrupt the Adamic Creation and then be used to confuse the Human Host with that record. For some reason the earth became tohu and bohu or waste and void and God sent the Elohim to restore the planet and to complete the Adamic system as we see in Genesis Chapter 1. The purpose of the Creation was to create humans so that they would learn and over the sequence they would become Elohim or sons of God as were the other Elohim in the Host (cf. John 10:34-36). In that way, we would become coheirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17). The process is explained in the Elect as Elohim (No. 001).
Each human is selected and placed in the sequence of the Creation as determined by the Omniscience and Omnipotence of God and they are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28-30) and Predestination (No. 296). Evil was allowed to test both Mankind and the Host (cf. The Problem of Evil (No. 118)).
God allowed seven thousand years for that process. Six thousand years were allowed for the working phase under the god of this world who is the Morning Star Azazel or Satan (2Cor. 4:4) (cf. Lucifer: Light Bearer and Morning Star (No. 223)). The limitation was that the Laws of God must be entrusted to the elect patriarchs and prophets and the elect would keep the Laws of God. That was their test and sign. They would then be called and granted the Spirit and allocated to the First Resurrection in replacement of the demons. Those who taught against the law and did not keep the Law and the Testimony were rejected as not called and chosen (Isa. 8:20). They would be re-educated later in the Second Resurrection (No. 143B below).
The elect of the First Resurrection then were to become Elohim and join Christ as the replacement Host for the millennial reign of Jesus Christ when he returns to take over the planet as the replacement Morning Star (Rev. Ch. 20). The Millennium was to last for the thousand years, while Satan and the Fallen Host remained in the Pit of Tartaros. At the end of the Millennium they were then to be released and mankind was to be again tested under the demons. Mankind under the demons would again rebel as prophecy states and they would then march against Christ and the elect at Jerusalem. After this last conflict they will all be killed and then resurrected to the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B); and Judgment of the Demons (No. 080). Those humans that do not rebel will be translated and included in the Elohim without further training.
Those that are placed in the Great White Throne Judgment for retraining are all those that have ever lived of the Adamic Creation. Everyone that has not kept the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12) will not be in the elect. That includes virtually two complete eras of the Churches of God that have not kept the Temple Calendar (No. 156), keeping either Hillel or another abomination. Modern day Judaism and those keeping Hillel and the Babylonian Intercalations have never obeyed God and virtually never kept a Holy Day on the correct days, and a significant portion of the time not even in the correct month (cf. Hillel, The Babylonian Intercalations and the Temple Calendar (195C)). The Jews do not have the Oracles of God; the church has them (cf. Oracles of God (No. 184)).
God is not concerned with why you do things. He simply gives you the choice between obedience and keeping the law or being relegated to the Second Resurrection, when all others are retrained. If you do not keep the Sabbath and the New Moons you are excluded, and, at the return of the Messiah, all those that do not will be killed (Isa. 66:23). They will then be sent to the Second Resurrection for retraining. So also everyone on the planet for the Millennium will keep the Feasts or they will get no rain in due season and suffer the plagues of Egypt (Zech. 14:16-19). There is no negotiation. The choice is ours. No one else can save us. Obey, or face the Second Resurrection for retraining. Those that do not obey then, under judgment, will be allowed to die and be cremated in the Lake of Fire, which is the Second Death. They will cease to exist and be brought to mind no more.
Mechanics of the Plan
The Mechanics of the Plan of the Creation is a brilliant and simple process. Each individual is given a Spirit which is the Nephesh of the Bible structure. It is not immortal. When the person dies that spirit goes back to God who gave it until we are resurrected in the appropriate time according to the Omniscience of God. It is explained more fully in the text The Soul (No. 092). It is the Plan of God that the spirit of the Nephesh is combined with the Holy Spirit (No. 117) above in the final phase so that the individual becomes one with God and the Host through the Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit the Nephesh or Spirit of Man is simply a mortal blue print that absorbs the Holy Spirit, which activates it. It is able to become a new being on the next phase of spiritual existence in a new dimension. In that phase, we will all become elohim or theoi as sons of God as Christ stated in John 10:34-36. It is in this process that we become Consubstantial with the Father (No. 081). The process occurs through the grace of God but it does not obviate the necessity for compliance with the Law of God (L1), which proceeds from His Nature, as is explained in the text The Relationship Between Salvation by Grace and the Law of God (No. 082).
In this way we become as one with the Host as Spiritual Sons of God and we rule the Universe, with God, from the Holy Land as the City of God (No. 180).
Sequence of the Plan
The Creation was planned and executed over an extended time period and was intended to enable the future Elohim to be created and then become responsible beings learning to become Elohim and to care for the Creation and extend it as part of the God family. The human creation was inserted in that Creation at the appropriate time. It was known that man would sin and that a plan of salvation of the Creation was necessary to complete the plan.
The Plan of Salvation was divided into seven sections of a thousand years over three phases of two thousand year periods. This was to be a working example under the Morning Star Azazel, who became Satan as the accuser, and his section of the Host. The “working” phases would then be followed by the Elect Saints of the patriarchs and prophets and the church that was established by the Messiah for the third phase, and which kept the Commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12). That would be the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A) above.
The plan was represented by the week in the division of time with the Six Working Days and the Seventh Day Sabbath of God. The New Moons and Holy Days and the Feasts represented in themselves the activities of the Plan of God. The more detailed explanation of the three phases is explained in the texts:
The plan was also symbolised in the Construction of the Temple of God at Jerusalem which is explained in the paper: Rule of the Kings Part IIIB: Man as the Temple of God (No. 282D).
At the end of the six thousand years the world is in such sin and turmoil through false religion and breaches of the Law of God that the Wars of the End commence. This is explained in the sequence from the warnings of the last Church system and the prophet foretold by God in Jeremiah 4:15, 16-27:
Satan had spent the entire period corrupting mankind to destroy them as we see below.
The world erupts into the wars of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets:
Then the Witnesses, Enoch and Elijah, are sent as promised by God:
God then sends the Messiah as is foretold and for which the Churches of God have waited 2000 years:
The world is so corrupt and in such sin they will not accept correction. They kill the Witnesses Enoch and Elijah and then they march against Christ:
Christ then proceeds to subjugate all nations and stamp out all False Religion on the planet and the systems of false government and sin that proceed from those false systems:
After the return of the Messiah and the First Resurrection, the demons are placed in the Pit of Tartaros for a thousand years over what is then a final phase comprised of the seventh thousand year period of the Messianic Sabbath. The Elect Saints as Spirit beings then rule the world with Christ over the thousand years and the demons are later judged against their conduct by Christ and the elect.
The demons are reduced to humans and then placed with the Human Host that they corrupted for re-education in the final training period of the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgement (No. 143B). All the false ministers and corrupted priests, imams, and religious leaders following Satan’s systems and corruption, as we see below in the section on false religion, will be placed in that system and retrained. Many will have to be given short term protection for their own safety; although the world will be able to see these figures after the period of necessary protection as we see in Isaiah Chapter 14 and Ezekiel Chapter 28 (cf. Judgment of the Demons (No. 080)).
From the beginning of the millennial system, for the thousand years, we begin the restoration of the planet:
Then the millennial system begins and we commence the training of the planet for the implementation of the Plan of God which is to enable mankind to take their true purpose in the Plan of God. That purpose is to become Elohim as gods, as coheirs with Christ: Warning of the Last Days Part VB: Preparing the Elohim (No. 141H).
We will now look at how Satan did his absolute best (or worst) to destroy the Plan of God and demonstrate that mankind was not a fit and proper subject to become Elohim.
Satan’s Attack on the Creation of Mankind
Satan tried to destroy mankind in a number of ways. He first interfered by having Adam and Eve sin and thus changed their status and, by that sin, death entered the world:
He then attacked the patriarchs and the genetic structure of mankind. Those attacks were so extensive and so successful that God eliminated the corrupted creation in the Flood. Only those whose structure was not corrupted will be resurrected and dealt with in either resurrection:
The Law of God (L1) and the Covenant of God (No. 152) were given to the world through the patriarchs from Adam to Noah and then reinforced through the line of Abraham, Lot, Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob and to Moses and Aaron at Sinai and on to the prophets. Messiah was to be drawn from that line as the New Morning Star (Num. 24:17).
Satan’s reasoning was simple. If the Covenant was reliant on the elect keeping the Law of God and the Faith and Testimony of Messiah as it was unfolded, then all he had to do was to lure the human creation into sin and separate them from the Law of God. That was based on the great lie given to Adam and Eve which caused their sin in the first instance. That lie was: “you shall not surely die” (cf. also The Doctrine of Balaam and Balaam’s Prophecy (No. 204)).
He developed this lie, and established the doctrine of the Immortal Soul. That doctrine sought to separate humans from the idea and fact that they were totally reliant on God for their resurrection and eternal life.
Satan and False Religion
He then developed the idea among humans that when they died they went to heaven. This idea was developed among the Pagans and Gnostics through the Sun and Mystery Cults which established a system in direct opposition to the Laws of God and God’s Calendar (No. 156) and the Plan of Salvation He has set up under that system. As God revealed His system through the patriarchs and prophets, Satan set up the counter system and false doctrine to deceive mankind and prevent their salvation.
The two major systems were in Babylon and in Egypt using the Sun and Mystery Cults (cf. Mysticism (B7_A)). These aspects are also examined in Moses and the Gods of Egypt (No. 105) and The Golden Calf (No. 222).
The false system at Babylon saw the direct intervention of God with the destruction of Babel and the alteration of the human system through a process which confused their speech and saw their dispersal to distant lands.
This process then enabled the next weapon in Satan’s arsenal which was the seal that followed False Religion which was War and from that came Conquest and then Pestilence and Death. This aspect is covered in the text The Seven Seals (No. 140) which also embraces the Persecution attendant on False Religion.
The false doctrine of the Immortal Soul came from the Greeks as a philosophical process. This doctrine is covered in the text The Socratic Doctrine of the Soul (No. B6). The doctrine was then modified from Greek Philosophy to infect early Christianity as explained in the Development of the Neo-Platonist Model (No. 017).
Idolatry was established in Christianity through the Sun and Mystery Cults in the worship of Mithras and Attis in the west, Adonis in the east, and Osiris at Alexandria. Their doctrines were inserted by Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B). So also was it by the doctrines that are explained in The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235).
Satan established Gnostic heresy very early in the church as we see in the text Heresy in the Apostolic Church (No. 089). One heresy followed another in the churches until they were totally corrupt.
The Gnostic doctrines have been established as a parasite form in the three separate systems of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity and through Baal worship of the Sun Cults.
The Mother Goddess system became a worldwide corruption of all faiths and especially Christianity. It was almost always followed by Antinomianism. Even in Judaism it was followed by traditions that rendered the law and the calendar invalid and corrupt to this day.
The Antinomian corruption is covered in the texts:
The Law and the Covenant were tied together and so Antinomianism was used to destroy both:
The law was given in distinction in preparation for the Messiah (cf. Distinction in the Law (No. 096)).
Messiah gave the Law to the patriarchs from Adam to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and again to Moses and Aaron at Sinai (cf. The Descendants of Abraham series at No. 212A, 212B, 212C, 212D, 212E, 212F, 212G, 212H, and 212i). The papers on the Law and the Covenant especially here show the famines for rebellion (212H) and the Last Great Famine (No. 212i) ahead of us.
The Law and the Testimony came through the prophets to Christ in the Incarnation. That was the Second Statement of the Covenant to Israel (cf. First and Second Statements of the Covenant (No. 096B) and Christianity and Islam in the Covenant of God (No. 096C)).
Satan used that distinction to lie to the people and force the claim that Christ issued a new law different from the old law that was removed or “done away”. That lie and the attacks on baptism and the Law and the Testimony has cut a massive amount of people from the First Resurrection and placed them in the Second Resurrection.
Satan used the natural inclination of man to disobedience and stiff necked rebellion and indolence such that they will believe anything they are told that will save them inconvenience or discomfort, and their capacity to murder one another simply added to the impetus.
The persecution and signs of the Churches of God are shown in the text Role of the Fourth Commandment in the Sabbath-keeping Churches of God (No. 170).
This persecution has been very successful and is now reaching its final phase as explained in the paper on WWIII: Empire of the Beast (No. 299A); WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B) and The Last Pope: Examining Nostradamus and Malachy (No. 288).
The establishment of the church in Arabia and the collapse into Hadithic and Shia Islam etc. are examined in the Commentary on the Koran at Q001, Q001A, Q001B, Q001C, Q001D and QS and the Surahs and Appendices as listed at http://ccg.org/islam/quran.html.
That Satan has been so successful is a testament to the monumental stupidity and gullibility of mankind. As part of the great lie “you shall not surely die” the harlot daughters of the whore invented the lie of the Rapture in Protestantism. The attacks on the structure of the Advent and millennial system are covered in the text The Millennium and the Rapture (No. 095).
So also Satan penetrated the Churches of God in the Sardis and Laodicean systems with the Rapture doctrines and the Ditheist/Binitarian and Trinitarian doctrines and also other false doctrines such as the Place of Safety (No. 194). In order to keep the sheep in line Armstrong invented the totally false doctrine of the Third Resurrection as explained in the text Fallacy of the Third Resurrection (No. 166) although some of the brighter people are seeing through the doctrine for what it is.
Soon we will have the Witnesses and then the Messiah, and the false ministry that rend the sheep will be destroyed. Keep up the work for the faith.