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First a focus on unity, on that which binds us together in Christ. Then a look at theological differences.

Unity Creed

A Basis of Unity for Those Who Love Jesus and Accept Him
as Messiah, Lord and Future King



We believe in God the Father Almighty,
the One and Only true God, the Most High and Most Holy,
Who was the only being that existed before creating anybody or anything.
All praise, worship and glory belong to God the Father.


We believe that Jesus is Messiah,
who came once in the flesh and who will come again in the flesh.
He is our Savior, our Lord and future King.
He is given the Name, power and authority of God the Father
to forgive sins and to judge us.
He is the anointed one, the first-born son of God the Father.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,
given to all who have faith and accept the promise of inheritance
through the deposit of the Spirit of God.
Those who willing and joyfully follow its lead and guidance
will mature to be sons and daughters of the Most Holy.


Communion is a sacrament given by Christ to develop one’s relationship
with the Holy Spirit by offering praise and opening one’s heart
to repentance, strengthening and guidance.
This is the spirit of following the law of the daily sacrifice,
where the blood of our Savior is used to pay our debt.


Baptism is a sacrament and a public statement of
one’s faith and accepting Jesus as Messiah, as Christ,
as Lord of your life and with that the deposit and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
It is a sign of entering into a covenant relationship with God,
of being circumcised of the heart.


One of the fruits of those whose hearts are led by the Spirit of Love
is providing help and support for those in need.


We believe observing and studying God’s Holy Feast Days
edifies us in appreciating God’s plan for our growth and maturity
and also guides and reminds us of how to interact peacefully with each other.


Using the clean and unclean laws as food guidelines is good for one’s health.


When one is truly committed to the covenant,
if one is truly led by the Spirit of Love, by the Spirit of God,
then one has the freedom in Christ to follow the spirit of the law
and not be bound by the letter,
just as the early Gentile Christians were circumcised of the heart
yet not required to be so of the body.


If Paul, Peter and the early church leaders felt free to choose which aspects of the law
to focus upon as milk for their young church,
then certainly each church today has the right to choose
those aspects of the law which they wish to observe in detail
in order to bring their walk closer to Christ’s way
which is God’s way, the way of love.


We need to support and appreciate our diversity,
as long as it edifies Christ.


First a focus on unity, on that which binds us together in Christ. Then a look at theological differences.
The Unity Creed was first posted on 1/25/07.

The section above is my attempt to define the most core concepts in
“Christianity” and “Messianic Judaism” in the broadest terms possible
so as to be biblically accurate yet allow for the widest range of agreement
and thereby serve as a possible statement of unity.


The next section is a more detailed set of statements defining more areas of theology.
This level gives rise to many different interpretations of the Bible and thereby
many differences and disagreements.

Let us break bread together and share communion on the basis of the
Unity Creed and still respect each congregation’s right to explore
additional ways to praise God and understand His Word.

Some of the views expressed in this next section are not in line with mainstream Christianity.
Have you ever felt that mainstream theology leads to some confusing and contradictory views of the Bible?
I would like to suggest that with a few shifts in some long held perceptions, one can obtain even greater clarity of the Bible's message for us. In letting go of the Holy Trinity concept, altering one's view of the journey of the soul, realizing that Jesus is not the only son of god but is the only begotten son, the only Mediator, the only High Priest, this gives rise to a different message of who we are and where we are going. It changes from a view of knowing the correct name to have the right to sit in heaven, to one where you are expected to grow and mature to be just like Christ, in marriage with the Christ by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to be ready to accept greater levels of responsibility.

Is it possible that the following is a clearer presentation of the Bible's actual message than that of some currently popular brands of Christianity?

Now a look at theological differences.

Beliefs, Practices and Principles of an Ideal Temple


1. God is love and love is the basis of "salvation".
(Ps 85, 98, 119:41-48; Mt 22:37-39;
Jn 13:34-35, 15:9-12; Rom 5:5, 13:9-10; Jas 1:12; 1 Pet 4:8; 2 Pet 1:4-7, 10-12)


2. All souls were created before the foundation of the world
(Job 38:4-5, 21; Isa 40:21-24; Jn 15:27; Eph 1:4)
and their names written in the book of life (Deut 9:13-14, 19; Rev 3:5).
Souls are eternal and nothing can take away our individuality
except for judgment of God via the lake of fire which will occur once
at the end of the millennial reign of Jesus as Lord and King (Rev 20:7-15).
However, the truly wicked and unrepentant may be held until judgment day (Ezek 26:19-21; 2 Pet 2:9).


3. We are children of God originally made in the Creator's image (Gen 1:27).
It is God's desire that none should perish and
all be given enough time to come to repentance and
mature to be sons and daughters of God
by willingly becoming slaves to the Spirit of God (Rom 8:12-23; 2 Pet 3:8-9; 1 Jn 5:3-4);
However, there will come a final day of judgment (Rev 20:13).

God's plan declaring our potential to be sons and daughters of God
is captured in His Holy Feast Days,
which we should continue to observe and understand.
Observing them teaches of the sanctuary, the Messiah and the path to freedom from sin.
Spiritual maturity is expressed through willing and joyful
choices made in harmony with and in support of God's will
by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Love.

God's covenant is to have this relationship with us.
The righteous will live by faith (Hab 2:3-4; Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11).
The original covenant with Abraham was based upon faith (Rom 4:16; Gal 3:6-9).
It is through faith that one receives the promise of Spirit (Zech 7:12; Rom 4:13; Gal 3:14).
Once you accept Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your heart,
you are no longer under the influence of the law of sin and death
but under grace (Gal 5:18; Rom 6:14, 8:2-4)
and now slaves to the righteous guidance of the Holy Spirit (Rom 6:16-19; 2 Cor 1:22).

Once you serve in a new way and are led by Spirit,
you have the freedom in Christ to follow the spirit of the law
and not be bound by its letter (Rom 7:6; Gal 2:4)
just as the early Gentile converts were circumcised of the heart
but not required to be so of the body (Acts 15).
If you keep this covenant relationship with God's Helper,
you will fulfill the spirit of the law (John 14:15-17; Rom 13:8-10)
and receive the promised inheritance of being God's kingdom (Zech 8:12).

After the original promise was given and we still fell short in sin (Ex 15:26),
the covenant was later written in stone and defined by the law (Gal 3:17).
God declared that in the end this covenant would be
written in our hearts and minds and guided by His Spirit (Ezek 36:25-27).
Jesus is a living example of this covenant relationship with God.

The Old Covenant was the Law written in stone.
The New Covenant is the Law written in our hearts & minds,
led by the Spirit of Love so that in the Messiah
we have the freedom to follow the spirit of the Law and not be bound by its letter.

As the image of the throne at the start of Ezekiel indicates,
to be a son of God one needs to be a master of self.
One needs to understand the 7 energy centers of self
and that the lower 4 represent our 4 types of bodies:
Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual
Only by deciding to use one’s will in union with God’s Spirit
can one bring the energy to rise to serve a greater cause
and empower the upper 3 centers,
rather than allow the lower 4 to get out of balance and
become Beasts trapping the soul to serve self.
(2 Pet 2:10-12)

The covenant is a promise to do one's part.


4. The "elect" are those souls who mature by the "second coming" of Christ
and are ready to rule with him for the next thousand years.
It is the predestined plan of God that enough souls will
be ready to be sealed for this service (Rom 11:4-5; Rev 7:1-8).
The elect are not the only souls to be saved for all eternity.
They are the firstfruits of a greater harvest to come.
(Rom 8:22-23; 2 Thess 2:13; Jas 1:18; 1 Pet 1:1-2; 2 Pet 1:3-11; Rev 14:1-5)


5. There is one Supreme God, Lord God Almighty, who is eternal.

"Hear O Israel: the LORD our God is one LORD."
(Deut 6:4 KJV)
One "I AM" means one person.

He is the one person Jesus calls the Father.

Before all else existed, there was only the one true God, the Father Almighty.

God the Father is the origin of all beings, all power and authority and all that is (Eph 4:6).
Any power God gives to another being
can be taken back via judgment and the lake of fire.


6. Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, the anointed one, the anointed son of God.

Jesus is not the only son of God (Job 1:6, 2:1; Lk 3:38)
but he is the only begotten son of God (1 John 4:9)
and His first-born son (Rom 8:29; Col 1:15).
Jesus is the anointed son, the Chosen One, the Messiah.

Jesus is the only begotten son of the Father, our only Mediator & only High Priest.

We see the belief that Jesus is the "only son of God"
as an apostasy to enter God's church.
It denies the potential for any other child of God to mature to a "son" (or daughter) of God.
It is biblically correct to say Jesus is the "only begotten son of God",
the only human to be fathered directly by God via the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is a being created by the Father, just as we also are created beings.
(Deut 18:15-19; Ps 2:2, 7, 22:22, 45:6-7, 110:1; Pr 30:4; Jer 30:18-21, 49:19, 50:44;
Acts 3:17-23; Rom 8:29; Col 1:15; Heb 1:5, 9, 2:7, 11, 17)

Jesus is fully God by inheritance and delegation of the
power, authority and Name from God his Father.
Jesus has been given authority from the Father to judge and to forgive sins.
(Ex 23:20-21; Ps 2 & 45; Isa 9:6-7; Mt 9:4-6, 25:31-36, 28:18; Mk 2:10-11; Jn 5:24-30, 17:11-12;
Eph 1:18-22; Php 2:9; Col 1:19, 2:9; Heb 1:4, 2:9; 1 Pet 3:22; Rev 5:12)

God's Name is sacred and represents His presence, power and approval.
(Deut 12:11; Job 1:21; 1 Sam 17:45; 1 Kings 8:27-29; Ps 148:13; Jer 3:17; Mal 4:2; Rev 14:1)

Blessed be Jesus who comes in the Name of the Lord, in the Name of Yahweh!
(Ps 118:26; Mt 21:9, 23:39; Mk 11:9; Lk 13:35, 19:38; Jn 12:13)

Jesus is the only Mediator between the Father and us (Job 33:23; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 9:14-15).
We asked the Father for a Mediator for fear of dying in the presence of the Almighty (Ex 20:18-19).
God said this was good and made this promise:
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.
You must listen to him." (Deut 18:15).
Jesus is the fulfillment of this promise, as confirmed at the Transfiguration (Mt 17:5; Acts 3:22-23).

Jesus reveals the Father to us. No one has ever seen the Father, who is invisible to us (Jn 1:18; Col 1:15).


7. The Holy Spirit is God's messenger, counselor and teacher (Jn 14:15-31, 15:26)
and the only spirit to which one should attempt to communicate.

The realm of the Most High includes
the support of other sons of God (Job 1:6, 2:1).


8. Jesus is a different person from God the Father and we reject the concept of the Holy Trinity.
(John 14:28-31; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 1:2-3; Col 1:3, 15; 1 Tim 2:5; 2 John 9; Rev 5:12-13, 22:1)

Jesus is fully God by the principles of inheritance and delegation of authority
and not by the false concept of being the same god as the Father
yet at the same time also being a separate person.

The concept of the Holy Trinity is not Biblical
because it denies the principle of delegation of authority,
  it denies that Jesus is a created being and our brother,
and it obscures the message of our true potential.

Furthermore, the Holy Trinity is an abomination to God because
it steals the focus from the true symbolic meaning of 3 in the Bible.

The true focus of the number 3 should be the Sign of Jonah:

When the physical temple in Jerusalem was destroyed,
  the tabernacle had already been rebuilt in the body of Christ in 3 days (Jn 2:21),
meaning he is now our High Priest in the Heavenly Sanctuary.

For those who follow the Way, when you master the potential beasts of the 4 lower centers
through the covenant of daily praise & confession,
releasing and cleansing any held emotions acting as blockages to Christ's love,
feeding and building an attitude of thanksgiving and a heart of compassion,
then you are ready to raise the serpent and energize the 3 upper centers.

We see the Holy Trinity concept as an early apostasy
to enter God's church.


9. God the Father created our universe through His Son Jesus.
Jesus created our world by the power of the Father.
(1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16-19; Heb 1:2)

Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. He is the One with whom the Patriarchs spoke.
Jesus has many names & titles including:
Messiah (Hebrew) = Christ (Greek) = Anointed One = Chosen One
Yahshua (Hebrew for Salvation)
Our Mediator & High Priest
Lord
Lord of Lords
King of Kings
God of Gods
Rock of our Salvation
Angel of the Lord
Righteous Servant
Lion of the tribe of Judah
Bright and Morning Star
Alpha and Omega
Root and Offspring of David.

Joseph, son of Jacob, is a type for Christ (Gen 49:26, Deut 33:16-17).
Since Ephraim is identified as Israel (Jer 31; Hos 11),
Manasseh is then a type for Gentile believers (Rev 7:6).

The Father raised the Son from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Son did not raise himself.
(Rom 4:24, 8:11; 2 Cor 4:14; Gal 1:1; Eph 1:20; Col 2:12; 1 Thess 1:10; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 1:21)

Jesus the Christ is ever the same in being a model of
faithfulness to the Father and in being a righteous servant (Deut 32:4; Heb 13:1-8).
At the same time, Jesus did not always have the same authority.
Jesus has developed and been granted authority based upon
his righteousness and by what he has accomplished.

  Jesus was created a little lower than the angels (Heb 2:7, 9),
but later the angels were told to worship him when he was born into this world (Heb 1:6).
After being obedient until death as the ultimate offering for sin (Isa 53:10-12)
and thereby providing the blood for the purification of sins (Heb 1:3),
Jesus became our High Priest and mediator in the heavenly sanctuary (Heb 5:5-10, 6:20, 8:1-2)
and is now seated at the right hand of the Father,
entrusted with the Father's book of life,
and crowned with glory and honor (Isa 53:12; Eph 1:20; Heb 1:3-4, 2:9; Rev 5:12)
because of what he accomplished on the cross.

Sometime after creating this world,
Jesus guided the development of Israel with the love of a mother eagle (Deut 32:11)
yet experienced anger over Israel's disobedience (Deut 32:15-16; Ps 2:12; Heb 4:3).
The author of Hebrews, through the Holy Spirit, describes that anger with a touch of regret (Heb 3:7-11).
In Hebrews we learn that after living as a man, experiencing temptation and suffering,
Jesus became a merciful and faithful High Priest (Heb 2:17-18).
This is a picture of a maturing son of God.
One in whom we know the Father is well pleased (Mt 17:5; Isa 42:21 KJV).

How do we know that the god Jesus truly comes with the Father's approval
and hasn't just usurped His Name?
Because he came as the Lamb,
was obedient unto death when he had the power to do otherwise
and then was raised by the Father and vindicated by the Holy Spirit (Rom 1:4; 1 Tim 3:16).
The crucifixion proves that the god Jesus is obedient to God the Father and
therefore Jesus deserves our trust and worship and is worthy of using the Father's Name in his title of

Lord Jesus Christ.

This title might be better translated as:
Jesus the Messiah, the one who comes in the Name of the LORD (Yahweh).


10. The journey of the average soul is not one lifetime then "heaven" or "hell".
We believe narrow is the path and that one must be a righteous person to get to "heaven"
and join the great assembly that rules with Christ as its head (Ps 1, 22, 26, 40, 82, 89 & 149).
This is a matter of the heart to be judged by God and not by any particular "works",
it is a matter of choosing to be led by the Spirit of God.
For those who have not graduated to live the way of Christ,
we believe God has many ways to continue the growth of souls (Heb 11:35; 2 Pet 3:8-9).
This includes different levels of responsibility in the spiritual realm,
periods of rest for the soul and the possibility of other lives
in this world or other worlds in this universe
(Gen 3:19; Job 1:21, 14:1-22[KJV]; Ps 71:17-20, 104:29-30;
Mt 11:11-14; 1 Cor 15:35-38; Heb 7:1-10, 11:35).
However, the truly wicked and unrepentant can be removed from the cycle of life
and held until judgment day (Ezek 26:19-21; 2 Pet 2:9).

God's Holy Feast Days,
in being the embodiment of God's plan for His seed: our growth, maturity and harvest,
speak to the continuous cycle of life in the very nature of the cycle of the seasons and harvests.
(Job 14:1-2; Ps 37:1-3, 90:1-6, 103:15; Hos 14:5-7)

Grace is the gentle and loving influence of the Spirit of God over lifetimes,
guiding souls to repentance and greater understanding.

We see the view that we have but one lifetime to learn to live like Christ
as another early apostasy to enter God's church.


11. The sacrifice of Jesus' life on the cross did not end the daily sacrifice
but rather changed the daily sacrifice.
As explained by Jesus at his last Passover Seder,
the promise of the cup of redemption
and the promise of the covenant written in the heart
found fulfillment in the life of Jesus the Christ
as represented by his blood.
That blood, by his sacrifice, became our means of purification from sin and full payment
for its price demanded by the law of the daily sacrifice.

When Jesus said, “This is my blood”,
“this” is referring to the cup and not just the wine (Mt 26:27-28; Mk 14:23-24; Lk 22:20).
What Jesus said about the cup needs to be understood in the light of a Passover Seder.
In the context of a Seder, “this” refers to the 3rd cup of the Seder,
the cup of redemption which holds the promise of redemption for all
and freedom from slavery to sin.

When Jesus said "my blood is drink indeed" (John 6:55 KJV),
he could not have meant it literally since that would be a violation of the law (Lev 19:26; Deut 12:23-28).
What Jesus meant is that when his life is given as a sacrifice,
his blood will be poured out like a drink offering (Php 2:17 NIV; 2 Tim 4:6 NIV).
The things Jesus said about his body and blood can only be understood
in the context of the sacrificial system defined in the law of Moses,
which should be known by those who practice Judaism (John 4:1-38).

Jesus tied the Passover memorial, the freeing from the bondage of sin,
with the daily sacrifice & the feasts by connecting the bread & wine to his sacrifice.
He was the lamb, his body the grain offering & his blood the drink offering.
These are the elements of the burnt offering,
a sign of God's presence & of total dedication of self to God (Num 28:1-8).
His life was given as a sin offering (Isa 53:10-12; Rom 8:3).

The grain and drink offerings always accompanied the lamb of the burnt offering.
The burnt offering was always done with the Daily, Sabbath and Monthly offerings and at all the Feasts (Num 28-29).
The grain, drink and sin offerings always contributed to the burnt offering.
The lamb of the burnt offering was also used to make atonement for sin.
Only the priests attended to the burnt offering and the altar.
The sacrifice of the Lamb, along with the grain (body) and drink (blood) offerings of Jesus' sacrifice
bind that event to all the offerings and feast days through the aspects of
praise and commitment to God (the "pleasing aroma" of the burnt offering)
and atonement through confession and repentance that stands on his sacrifice (Eph 5:2; Heb 10:5-10),
for he is the one who made it all valid by the example of his ministry.
Yet our Lord's death is also specific fulfillment of Passover while at the same time it reminds us
that all the feast days will speak to specific events in the unfoldment of God's plan for our redemption.

Jesus opened the way to the inner sanctuary and is leading us to the time
when we will carry the law within our hearts and minds (Jer 31:31).

In Deut 14:22-29 we are told that if the temple is too far, convert one’s offerings for the temple
 into silver and give it to our local congregations presided over by the Levites (Priests) in our towns.
The money is to be used to help those in need and for the congregation
to buy whatever they like, such as cattle, sheep or wine, and to rejoice and fellowship together.
This is one place in the law where we are truly invited to drink wine
in the spirit of rejoicing in the Lord.

When our Lord invites us to eat the bread and drink the wine,
in the context of the sacrificial system, and especially after the veils of the Temple were torn open,
I believe this is a call from Our Lord on several levels:
A call of complete and total dedication and devotion to God Almighty.
A call to the purity, righteous behavior and responsibilities of a Priest.
A call to continue observing the spirit of the daily sacrifice.
A call to represent the light and love of God in this world.
A call to rejoice in the Lord and cultivate a joyful heart.
A recognition of Jesus as our High Priest and King.
An endorsement of local congregations
(especially when he knew the Temple would be destroyed).

If we live by love and treat each other with love, then we fulfill the law also (Rom 13:8-10).
If we break the law, we are still subject to it.
Where there is sin, there is still need for sacrifice (Heb 10:16-18).

We should continue to follow the spirit of the daily sacrifice,
which is communing with the Lord each morning and evening through praise, worship & prayer.

If the Spirit so moves one, there is a choice of the following voluntary offerings of praise and worship:

Burnt Offering Complete and total dedication to God.
Atonement for sin in general.
(Always includes a grain and drink offering.)
Grain Offering Praise & acknowledgment of God as your source.
Fellowship
(Peace) Offering
Communal meal of thanksgiving, praise & fellowship.
When we walk in brotherly love, we walk in peace.

If the Holy Spirit convicts one of sin, there are two mandatory offerings:

Sin Offering Atonement for unintentional sin.
Guilt Offering Atonement for intentional sin involving another person &
restitution. Also for unintentional sin against holy things.
When we confess our sins to one another in sincere apology,
then we are able to walk in the peace of reconciliation.

If convicted of sin, we should still follow all the steps of God's law,
including reflection, confession, repentance, blood payment and restitution,
 but now we use Jesus' blood to pay the price rather than an animal's.
We are to remember what the Savior experienced in the sacrifice of his precious life,
the price for the blood sufficient to cover our sins,
as we approach our High Priest in the Heavenly Sanctuary through the altar of our hearts
to make our confession and contemplate our restitution (Heb 7:20-28, 10:19-25).

When we are hurt by sin, the ability to forgive and let go
rests upon complete trust in the Lord that he will execute any justice needed, when he sees fit.
The Lord allows time for repentance.

The daily sacrifice is given by God to help prevent our sin from leading to
separation from God, strife with our neighbor and the hardening of one's heart.
It is a time to face one's sin and release any held anger and resentment.
It is an opportunity to open one's heart to repentance and
to receive strengthening and guidance on one's road to sanctification (Num 11:29; Rev 3:20).
The daily sacrifice is a gift for staying in communion with God and our neighbors
and thereby the means for peace and harmony.

Our Lord transformed the Daily Sacrifice into Holy Communion,
for by observing this sacrament we fulfill the spirit of the law
and walk the path that leads to our bodies becoming temples
wherein the Holy Spirit may dwell.

When Jesus died on the cross,
he paid the price for sin as specified by God's law given through Moses.
His blood did not wash away our sins in the future, the sins we have yet to commit.

Our sins are forgiven only when we confess them and repent in the presence of His Name!
(Lev 5:5; Num 5:5-7; Ps 32, 38, 51; Jer 3:12-13;
Rom 10:8-13, 14:11; Heb 8:1-2, 9:14, 10:19-22, 13:12-13, 15; Jas 5:16; 1Jn 1:7-9; Rev 2:5)

Confessing belief in the Lord Jesus Christ from the heart is the confession of faith that authorizes
the confession of sin from the mouth to follow
because its given in the presence of the Father's Name (Rom 10:8-13).

When we are ready to see a particular sin, to confess and come to repentance, we can count on:
using Jesus' blood to pay the price required by the trespass (KJV) offering
and
that the Father will forgive us
but
we must still follow the urging of the Holy Spirit for restitution
and
accept responsibility for the consequences of our sin
as did Abraham, Moses and King David.


12. If the only “unpardonable sin” is denying the Holy Spirit (Mt 12:32 & NIV footnote),
(for who can get help if they deny that help exists),
and if denying that Jesus is the Messiah can be forgiven (Mt 12:32),
then what does this say about the critical aspect of “salvation”?

If devote Jews love and believe in Father YHWH (Deut 6:4)
and the power of the Holy Spirit (Ps 51)
and since Jesus comes in the Name of YHWH
and is the one who spoke to the Patriarchs,
then we can conclude that when devote Jews pray to YHWH
Jesus hears their prayers because he is on the Father’s frequency.

If devote Jews come to the High Priest in true confession and repentance,
with a humble and contrite heart ready to receive help and guidance from the Holy Spirit,
who can say that they are condemned solely because they don’t understand Jesus is their High Priest?
(1 Jn 1:5-2:6)

Who can say that any person who honors the Almighty through praise & confession
and asks to be led by the Holy Spirit is condemned,
when they have not committed the only “unpardonable sin”?
They are a law for themselves (Rom 2:14).
For God alone is the judge of souls!

Those who condemn the faithful in “other religions” by invalidating their entire faith
risk bringing condemnation on themselves if they are wrong (Mt 7:1-5).
The knowledge of salvation in the person of Yahshua (Jesus)
should be gently & respectfully added to the faithful who don’t know him (Ex 20:12),
if they are ready to receive it.

If indeed it is true that those who are not ready for “heaven” do indeed return to the earth again
(excluding those God decides to hold for the day of final judgment),
then those who tell another they will “certainly” be in “hell” for eternity are wrong and
will surely bring condemnation upon themselves.

How certain are you of your view of “salvation”?
Are you willing to risk your soul just to pass judgment on another?

This is the real sin of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
We were not ready for this knowledge,
for we pass judgment where we should not! (Rom 14:13, 2 Pet 2:10-11)

Jesus never asked anyone to condemn another (Lk 6:37),
only to share the good news by example,
and to be a soul willingly led by the Spirit of Love,
thereby becoming and manifesting heaven.

“Salvation” (continuity of consciousness) and empowerment of spirit
comes only to those who do not hide from their sin,
but rather seek to confront and confess their sin.
For that is when we truly uphold Christ and
is what Moses meant by raising the brass serpent (Num 21:7).

We uphold Christ when we acknowledge our sin and
believe our High Priest has the power to forgive sins (Jn 3:13-21; 1 Jn 1:9).

God does not want to give us more power until
He is confident that we are willing to admit when we are wrong.
Only those who practice the true covenant of daily praise and confession
will be empowered when the Holy Spirit is poured out.
Those outside the covenant will only find their pain intensified,
for they know not that they hide it deep inside.

“Salvation” is based upon:
willingness to confess,
willingness to joyfully serve by creatively using one’s gifts,
and the desire to cultivate a loving and compassionate heart,
for there is where we truly manifest Christ
and mature to be sons & daughters of the Most High.


13. On the subject of prophecy, we profess the following positions:

A pre-millennial return of our Lord Jesus as King (Rev 20:4).
A post-tribulation rapture, occurring at the "second coming" of Christ (Isa 26:20-21).
God's Holy Feast Days are the key to understanding prophecy.
The 7th trumpet is not the final trumpet.
The next sign we are to watch for is the start of Daniel's 70th week (Mt 24:15).

The Antichrist will come to power because God will make it so (2 Thess 2:11-12).

The religion of the Antichrist will delude individuals
into arrogant self-righteousness to the point of believing there is
neither reason nor need to confess to either God or one's neighbor.
Lack of praise & confession (no daily sacrifice) is the ultimate abomination that leads to
accumulation of pain, hardening of the heart, arrogance, rebellion, separation and eventually
results in the temple of your body becoming desolate of God's spirit.

Beware of Paganism, where one worships a creation rather than the creator (Rom 1:25),
for there is no authority to forgive sins where it does not come from the God the Father.
Also be aware of offers of sanctification without confession.
The way of darkness hides the truth about the Messiah
and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform the heart.
The key that is hidden is that you must know to ask and invite the Holy Spirit in, for this honors free will.
Messiah is always knocking at our door.
We must decide to open our door to God's Spirit (Rev 3:20).

Guard your heart (Pr 4:23) and put on the full armor of God - know His Word (Eph 6)!

When the Great & Merciful Lord God Almighty
pours out His Heart in the form of the Latter Rain,
when the ever-abiding love of the Father is poured out even stronger upon this planet
in the form of the Holy Spirit sent through His Beloved Son at the appointed time,
and all the devote & faithful who honor and practice Judaism
realize the one whom they pierced as their
True Brother who was indeed anointed as Messiah by the Father
and as they fully understand the freedom they have in Christ
to follow the spirit of the Law and therein the restrainer of the Law has been lifted,
as they rise, newly cleansed and washed by God’s Spirit,
as they rise to become God’s Elect and witnesses in the face of Antichrist
demonstrating God’s love in undeniable ways being led by Spirit in righteousness,
there will be those who thought they knew and declared the Messiah
but will be too confused by their Pagan influences as to who they are and Jesus is
and so they will cower in the wilderness,
being encumbered by their buried negative emotions having never truly forgiven
with the help of God’s spirit because they are not in true covenant relationship,
so they are too angry and afraid to witness to God’s love for the sake of His Holy Name.

The time of tribulation is a test of character - the refining of the silver and gold.
(Dan 11:35, 12:10; Isa 48:9-12; Zec 13:9; Mal 3:1-4; Mt 3:11-12; 1 Pet 1:6-9; Rev 7:14, 22:14-15)

In a time of sanctioned lawlessness, when abominations abound,
those souls who still choose to do God's will despite what others do,
will validate to all souls watching that they are ready for the responsibility of ruling with Christ
and to help guide the remaining souls to repentance and maturity during the next millennium.




144,000: the Father's calling you to join him.



To prepare for the tribulation: Put on the full armor of God - Know the Bible and know thyself.


A Deeper Creed: Keys to the Kingdom


In the beginning,
God the Father Almighty created the heavens and the earth,
and was the only being that existed before creating anybody or anything.
All praise, worship and glory belong to God the Father, the Most High and Most Holy.
Our Father is our Source and Provider
and knowing that keeps us in His peace.


We believe that Jesus is Messiah,
who came before in the flesh and who will come again in the flesh.
He is our Savior, our God, our Lord and King.
Jesus comes in the Name of the Father, in YHWH’s Name,
and has been delegated the power and authority by the Father
to forgive sins and to judge us.
He was created by the Father before the foundation of this world, just like us;
However, Jesus is the chosen one from all God’s children,
from among all the sons & daughters of God,
who has been anointed by the Father to be our God.
We are instructed to “Listen to him!”


We believe in the Holy Spirit,
given to all who have faith and accept the promise of inheritance
through the deposit of the Spirit of God.
Those who willing and joyfully follow its lead and guidance
will mature to be sons and daughters of the Most Holy.


Christ (the anointing) lives in one through the Holy Spirit.
If one is truly led by the Spirit of Love, by the Spirit of God,
then one has the freedom in Christ to follow the spirit of the law
and not be bound by the letter,
just as the early Gentile Christians were circumcised of the heart
yet not required to be so of the body.


Communion is a sacrament given by Christ to develop one’s relationship
with the Holy Spirit by fostering an attitude of praise, thanksgiving & service,
 and by opening one’s heart to repentance, strengthening and guidance.
This is the spirit of following the law of the daily sacrifice,
where we approach our High Priest in the Heavenly Sanctuary
through prayer in praise and confession
and where the blood of our Savior is used in the present to pay our debt;
However, we are still expected by follow the urging of the Holy Spirit
in acts of apology and restitution as defined in God’s Law.
Only through the daily sacrifice of one’s time and ego,
will one find the path to true power.


Baptism is a sacrament and a public statement of
one’s faith and accepting Jesus as Messiah, as Christ,
as Master and Lord of your life,
who through the deposit and guidance of the Holy Spirit
demonstrated the Way to maturity.
It is a sign of entering into a covenant relationship with God,
of being circumcised of the heart.


One of the fruits of those whose hearts are led by the Spirit of Love
is providing help and support for those in need.


Using the clean and unclean laws as food guidelines is good for one’s health.


We joyfully observe and study God’s Holy Feast Days
for they edify us in appreciating God’s plan for our growth and maturity,
they guide us on the path to achieving balance in our 4 bodies,
and they reminds us of how to interact peacefully with each other.


It is by belief and faith that we receive the deposit of the Holy Spirit.
It is by knowledge and daily practice of the Lord’s covenant
that we achieve discipline, understanding of self and balance.
Only through the power of the Holy Spirit and our daily sacrifice
can we achieve the righteous behavior which the Father
fully expects of all His mature sons and daughters.
Without God’s Spirit, we become beasts bound to this world.



Our Lord demonstrated mastery over his 4 bodies:
the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies,
by giving them expression without allowing them to control him
and thereby not allowing them to become beasts binding him to this world.
This is done by keeping one’s desires, passions, wants and needs in balance.

This is the personal application of the 4 beasts spoken of by the prophet Daniel.

By keeping his 4 potential beasts harnessed through the power of the Holy Spirit
and by choosing to make decisions from a heart cleansed of hidden sin,
Our Lord showed the Way to open the gates to one’s inner sanctuary
where one finds the presence of the Father and the depth of love
needed to energize the upper 3 centers of our inner being
by releasing the powers of mercy, compassion and forgiveness
 and thereby come into full power in our temples as sons & daughters of the Most High.

This is symbolized by the 3 days in which Jesus rebuilt the Temple.


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To prepare for the tribulation: Put on the full armor of God - Know the Bible and know thyself.

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©2005, 2009 Collins Hamblen
First Posted: 11/27/05
Last Updated: 6/29/09