I HAVE HAD A BELLY FULL OF RELIGION

After over thirty five years of faithful; weekly church attendance, I have developed a deep down dislike for religion that at times makes me want to puke it all right out of my system. Half believing if I was to have a good enema; I might be able then to get rid of it; somehow expelling it all out in the natural elimination of a good bowel movement. I hate with a purple passion; half-truths, deception, miss-information, and outright lies coming from the mouths and pens of preachers and teachers of so called righteousness. The airwaves and churches of our country and around the world at large; is filled to overflowing with unholy, unjust money grubbers wanting to sell slop of every nature to the people of God. Calling themselves Christians as they belt out their emotion filled messages; begging for your money to be sent to God in somewhere USA which just happens to be the address of the money storage bins of their own church. Channel after channel on TV at any given time offer what they term as the truth of God. It takes only a few minutes of listening to their selective reading of scripture in support of their own understanding; to realize that they know virtually nothing about the actual, real and wonderful truth of God. Not a single one that I have listened too; believes or teaches others to accept and to believe as the truth; that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be. Beyond that there is not much Godly truth in anything else they believe or teach either. It’s overflowing with custom, ritual and tradition. Christianity as we know it didn’t do away with paganism; they have adopted it.

It doesn’t stop there my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s not only the TV preachers and teachers that are leading the people of God astray with their false teachings. The Catholics, Protestants, Methodists, Baptists, JWs, LDS. And the multiple and endless thousands of other denominations and splinter groups off from all the rest of those identifying themselves as Christian around the world; have themselves fallen for the message being preached by the god of this world, which is the devil and Satan; not our Almighty God of all heaven and earth. For reasons that he (God) tells us about in His Word; God is not calling or even trying to reach everyone at this time. If God has not and is not revealing his truth to us here and now, there is no way possible that we can understand it. In that sense it is not their fault at all; God has not for whatever reason seen fit to reveal it to them. However; there is truth out there a plenty; written by those having followed the commandment of God and have come out of the Babylon of confusion written about in Revelation 18:4. We have some of them listed on our website. www.thetruthstandsout.com Take a look at one of them below and see what he had to say to a lady named Darlene.

Learn a lesson from the Internet given to Darleen from L. Ray Smith:


Almost everything in the entire Bible is SPIRITUALLY discerned. Jesus taught in parables so that his listeners in public would NOT understand a thing He was saying. He had to teach the meaning of these parables to His disciples in private. Once you understand thoroughly a half dozen spiritual TRUTHS, the rest is kinda easy. One will never ever understand the Scriptures with the mind set and carnal mindedness of the Christian tradition. You must understand a few spiritual Truths that are totally rejected in all religions of the world and atheists as well. Here are a few:

· God is totally Sovereign. That is, He is in control of EVERYTHING and ALL THE TIME. Many people actually claim to believe this, but they really really don't.

· The words "everlasting" "evermore," "forever," "for ever AND EVER [?]," and "eternal" are nowhere found even once in any Hebrew or Greek manuscript from which our modern language bibles are translated.

· Man does NOT have a "free" will that can make decisions independent of his Sovereign God.

· Man is mortal, not immortal as Christendom teaches. Therefore, when people die, they are DEAD, not alive in a different geographical location.

· The ONLY hope for believers is that there will be a RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. [There are unscriptural] Biblical doctrines that are of no value to Christendom. They teach that dead people go to a place called hell and a place called heaven WHEN THEY ARE DEAD!

· Hell is not the translation of any word in either the Hebrew or Greek Manuscripts.

· Heaven and hades (often translated hell) are not geographical locations.

·God will save all mankind, seeing that He IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.

· God is a family and not a trinity.

· We are under a New Covenant, and the old is passing away.

· God is LOVE (no really, He really is, He would never torture most of His creation in fire for all eternity).

Well, there you have it. Understand those few principle and the Bible is a whole new book. With these few spiritual Truths in mind Darleen, even you can become a Biblical scholar.
God be with you,
Ray

Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. (Romans 9:18)

Who am I to question what others elect to believe or teach?

I am just an individual with a ninth grade education and for whatever reason I may not understand; the God of all heaven and earth led me out of organized religion some 15 or 20 years ago. Leading me then via the Internet and extended bible study on my own; because I could no longer tolerate the smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand preachers and churches claiming to believe, represent and to be teaching the true word of God. Speaking out of both sides of their lying mouths while duping and bringing more dumb sheep into their folds. Their coffers now bulging at the seams as they continue to build their mega churches on the backs of the poor, the widows and orphans, and as well; all of a misled and gullible society that comes into contact with their well paid for media campaign to reach the hearts, minds conscience and pocket books in order to fleece the flock in their quest to live in their opulent lifestyles. I have read of there being 40 some thousand different so called Christian churches, denominations, splinter groups and such; all claiming status as Christians; preaching and teaching the truth of God. Many claiming to be, “The One True Church”.

The Living Church of God

One such church of many, many others off the original, a splinter church off the formerly World Wide Church of God; that send out their publication, “Tomorrow’s World” free of charge to all that ask for it. Unknowingly and unwittingly I suppose, they are in actual denial of the most wonderful and awesome truth of God of all time. Their problem is they themselves refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is who He claims to be, while they chide others to believe God while rejecting His Word and truth themselves. I am no longer afraid to read literature that opposes their teachings; as they teach their converts against reading the truth of others. (I once belonged to the parent church) I know what they believe, what they teach and how effective they are on mind control. 

You are under strict intimidation and manipulation to accept and to believe only that which comes from the high mucky muck at the top. It is as if he was God himself. Members are coerced and discouraged against reading or accepting anything outside of their own deceptive teachings. Even asking a question about anything not being taught within the confines of their own belief system; brings the wrath of God upon the one doing so; from the leadership exulted one at the top, that dictates what everyone is being required to accept as the truth of their god. No matter how screwed up and lacking in biblical truth it happens to be. I know of which I speak, I was bold enough to do that one time and the ministers answer was, "Your problem is you just do not believe God". End of conversation! Not believing everything they were pallet feeding us and choking us on swallowing as the truth of their god; this became their pat answer.

-Welcome to some hocus pocus deception passed off as truth-

Their own ministers are in actual godly fear of taking in truth of any kind that doesn’t come from their exalted leader. One of their top ministers that I was taught by myself refused to read anything that I had written; in fear it would jar him off course to even consider anything else other than what the leader taught as the truth; it could have ended his livelihood. So he continues prostituting himself for a paycheck. I do not deny that these folks are doing much good with their magazines and booklets, but the truth remains; they preach and teach a portion of truth that serves their own financial purposes, while rejecting well documented truth that is easily found within the pages of all of our bibles. 

I have copied a small portion; one paragraph of their current tomorrow’s world piece titled, Victory over Death below. To illustrate what I am talking about in just one false teaching written by another Armstrong and Meredith clone. Richard F. Ames. This is what “The Living Church of God” under the leadership of one Roderick C. Meredith believes and teaches others to accept and believe as the truth of God. Please take careful notice how this individual under the guidance, direction and influence of Meredith; in one short paragraph relegates most all of mankind to be destroyed in the lake of fire. You know that means most of your family members too; don’t you? Your sons and daughters; your own mother and father; your siblings, friends and acquaintances. Are you prepared to continue to suck up this slop from the trough of Satan into your God given mind? Or will you come out of her my people? As God commands us all to do in Revelation 18:4.

Ames teaches his false Meredith message

As per the Richard F. Ames teaching: "Sadly, some will reject God's grace and salvation. They will refuse to repent of their sins and will reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God will destroy these incorrigibly wicked people in the lake of fire. The third general resurrection will consist of these rebellious sinners being punished by receiving eternal death in the lake of fire. Though God is merciful, He is also just. We read: "'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord" (Hebrews 10:30). Those who reject salvation will be tormented as they stand before the lake of fire, then they and all the other wicked souls will be cast into the lake of fire and burned up, as it tells us in Revelation 21:8. They will live no longer. This is the second death, from which there is no resurrection. As we read: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

Get ready to hear biblical truth

I will take this Paragraph apart from top to bottom in my attempt to bring you the actual truth of God on this matter of, “Victory over Death”. First the article says: Sadly, some will reject God’s grace and salvation. Giving Ames some credit, I will say this is not necessarily an attempt to distort the truth or to mislead the reader; I suggest it is just ignorance in their understanding of many biblical facts laid out clearly and preserved within the pages of the bible. Their gross error in this statement comes from their teaching and believing that man is, “a free moral agent”. Believing this to be true and teaching it to others as the truth; they inadvertently believe and accept the fact that the free will of man is greater than the will of God. Obviously neither having read (Ephesians (1:11 ) or having read it but unable to accept or to believe that whatever God says He says what he means and means whatever He says. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will. It is the will God that will prevail.

We may think we have a free will

Men make choices and decisions every day, but something (or Someone) creates a circumstance that causes these decisions. If I scratch my body (my own choice), I do it because I have an itch. If I eat a meal (my own choice), I do so because I am hungry. If I hurt another person (my choice), I do so because they did some harm to me. For every choice we make, there is a cause greater than the choice. It is your basic cause/effect principle. For every effect (in this case our choice), there is some cause that prompted the action. As no one would deny that God is sovereign over all things (including Satan), it is God who can change circumstances as He pleases to bring about the desired effect. In this way, we may think we are totally independent from God in the choices we make, but in reality, there is Someone greater than ourselves working behind the scenes to bring about a perfectly orchestrated finale. 

God is the great conductor who controls and leads men to respond with a simple wave of His baton. “It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) Speaking to you whom are in attendance within this deceptive teaching machine called a church every week; sitting in the amen  front row and sucking in the anti-God swill as the truth of God.It requires you to accept and to believe that the will of man is more powerful and meaningful than the will of God. You are taught to accept as the truth of God, that man-kind through disobedience, wills himself into hell. You unwittingly are either teaching for doctrine, the commandments of men, or you have sunk back into following after the custom, ritual and tradition of man in which case you all need to read again Revelation 18:4 Come out of her my people! 

Take careful notice of what the Word has said here; God has predestined all things according to the council of His will; the will of man as taught by a counterfeit Christianity is a fable when it is being taught to be superior to the will of God. God has not given mankind the option to thwart His plan one iota. What God has planned and ordained to be, shall be achieved; Jesus Christ has done it all for us; nothing at all is left to do. To think otherwise or even worse to teach others to believe and accept as truth otherwise; is to diminish the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. To make it void and without any value at all; Christ in their eyes being able and capable of saving only a few of the “good folks” such as themselves or some in their church; while God and Christ get their jollies watching as most all of mankind; Their own family members squirm in agony and severe and excruciating pain and suffering for trillions of trillions of years without one second of relief. Either that or as they teach; that God will simply kill and destroy most all of Himself. Those made in His own image and likeness.

Check out, (Genesis 1:26) “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Here we can very clearly see the purpose and intent of God as He spoke with His Son Jesus Christ. From before the beginning of the world the purpose and intent of God was to reproduce Himself. (Titus 1:2) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; To first bring out of Himself, His Son Jesus Christ the first born of all creation. (Colossians1:15 16) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him.

The purpose and intent of God has never changed; He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God is not a trinity as a deceived Christianity believes and teaches others to accept and believe too; God is creating a family. First there is Christ the firstborn, after Christ then all of mankind will in their own turn and at different times be resurrected incorruptible and become spirit, immortal beings exactly as one would expect in a family; becoming like their Father and older brother Jesus Christ in all ways. To have life as God and Christ now have life. The work had been done to insure this to happen the moment that Christ announced; “it is finished”. He had finished the work His Father had given Him to do. Not one of us can add to or take away anything to make it sure, to make it certain. It has all been done for us by Jesus Christ. Your church will not tell you that; in fear that it would kill the goose that continues to lay the golden eggs. They must somehow remain in control of the converts mind through fear religion, even if it means falsifying the truth of God.

You are reading and learning truth here that I doubt that many of you have ever heard before. Reflecting upon it apart from your church or ministers false influence could mean a whole new change of heart and mind to your understanding of what the future holds for all of us; bar none. We are gods! The Word of God tells us so in (John 10:34) Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? And again in (Psalm 82:6) “I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' Just as our older brother Jesus Christ came out from our Father and His Father God; in like fashion we all came out from God through His Son Jesus Christ. In that sense we have always existed in God and since spirit cannot die we will all exist in God forever. Upon our physical death our useless dead physical body goes to the grave and serves no purpose apart from being exposed to the elements and decay. Our spirit returns to God who gave it and we’ll exist with and in God and Christ forever, and Them in us. So it becomes most clear to me without one shadow of a doubt. Our origin and our destiny is now, always has been, and always will be to exist with and in God the Father as He will exist with and in each one of us. There is a process that has to take place but I will not take the time here to put it down.

However, I do need to tell you as well, we will all have our individual identity apart and separate from any others.  

Here again is their original statement taught and believed as the truth of God. Sadly, some will reject God's grace and salvation. Let me assure you the reader here; that is a bald faced lie of monumental proportions. It is a virtual impossibility for the God of Love to permanently kill, destroy, or burn forever in hell even one of his beloved children, a part of Himself which He tells us He loves unconditionally. No one in the grand finale of things to come will reject the salvation of God; once the counterfeit Christian church, known as well as “The Babylon of Confusion” with all of their ministers of Satan masquerading as angels of light. (2Corinthians 11: 13 14) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. When God has removed them all from us or we decide to do as He commands us to do in (Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

I came out of Babylon some years ago now and God is slowly removing the scales from my eyes. So that I am now able to see more clearly out of spiritual eyes. Once Babylon has been removed from influencing the people of God; all will be called, all will come, all will learn and all will be taught the truth of God and all will belong in the kingdom of God for all time and forever.

Moving on now in their sentence structure we read this in bold print. They will refuse to repent of their sins and will reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The people writing these words are of mature age and stature; are well educated; holding numerous college degrees; it is conceivable that some have even memorized most or all of the bible. I can never hope to be as well educated or contain a vocabulary such as they have in which to express my spiritual views and the truth of God to others with. That is, if we leave God out of the picture. If God has the ability to talk through the mouth of a Jackass, and He does. Then He certainly has the ability to think through the mind and impart the truth through the pen and mind of one such as myself. One on the way of being made in every way as Himself and His Son Jesus Christ, now are.

What about deception?

A deceived person does not know that he/she is being deceived. I do not necessarily doubt nor question the sincerity of this individuals staunch belief system, it is conceivable that he could believe what he is teaching since he had been programmed for many years to accept without question as the truth; all that came down from the late and original Pastor General of the world wide church of God; Herbert W. Armstrong. But did he somewhere along the line decide he could make a very good living exploiting the poor and gullible dumb sheep? After the death of Mr. Armstrong over 30 years ago on January 16, 1986; when the church began to lose members, as they began to explode and fall apart, each going their own way; then high up ministers of which Roderick Meredith was one of in the church, began to jockey themselves into position in order to glean for themselves a bigger piece of the pie. They had watched HWA line his own pockets from the faithful, from the rank and file members, from the widows and orphans and others with his demands of them to be sending in their first, second and third tithes along with the building fund and any other name he could think of to keep the goose laying the golden eggs.

One such person lining up to continue to pluck the poor, the widow and orphan, the rank and file pigeon, was the long time minister named Roderick C. Meredith; a clone of HWA and his false teachings. Like the old man before him he continued to call whatever church he was in as the true church of God; Following after HWA and continuing to identifying it as the true church of God: implying it as well to be the “THE ONE TRUE CHURCH” of God. He quickly founded the Global Church of God to reap the benefits that came in from the intimidated and manipulated membership that had become accustomed to paying the three tithes and all other free will offerings that the church had demanded. Meredith carried on in teaching and preaching the same false prophesies the old man had taught and had been proved false because they never came to pass. It didn’t take too long before Meredith was fired from the Global Church of God because of an authority dispute. At that point he went on and founded “The Living Church of God”. And as one might expect from a power hungry money grubber; it then became “The True Church of God”.

-A Thumbnail Sketch of Roderick C. Meredith- (from the internet)

In 1992, Meredith founded Global Church of God (GCG) in San Diego, California. (One insider revealed that Meredith was paying himself $120,000 per year during the time he was with Global COG.) (For more info on Global's beginnings, read: Speaking of Global... (Re-inventing the wheel) and this part in ESN's Letter to author Janis Hutchinson.)

Rod Meredith gave a sermon on May 17, 1997 entitled "Where is the True Church Today?"1 In it he stated that the "true church" was none other than Global Church of God.

In November 1998, Meredith was fired from Global Church of God after an "authority conflict." Meredith had felt he should be the "unquestionable leader."2 In December of that year, he founded Living Church of God (LCG) in San Diego, California. In 2003, he left San Diego and moved his LCG headquarters to its present location in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In September 2008 Roderick Meredith had a "mini-stroke."

Meredith believes God chose him to "re-establish the true church" and that his members are the "spiritual heirs of the original Jerusalem Church of New Testament time" or "remnant" of the Philadelphia era. 3 LCG believes they are the continuation of this Philadelphia era, which Herbert Armstrong began in 1934. 4

Meredith says LCG is carrying on the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong "more than any other group on earth." 5 Similar authoritarian groups say the same thing. Such boastings are common in totalistic, controlling Bible-based cults.

While LCG will say there are "branches" to the true church today (referring to WCG splinters that teach HWA's dogma and which call themselves "churches of God"), in Meredith's booklet, "Where is God's True Church Today?" he asks the reader, "How can you recognize God's true Church? This booklet will help you understand!" He continues on throughout, throwing out the word "true" over and over again. This kind of repetition of a word is common in Bible-based cults. He finally brings the reader to the point of thinking, "Yes! There must be a true church somewhere and Living Church of God is it!" This kind of black and white thinking can lead one to becoming deceived and exploited.

Living Church of God members have been known to refer to Rod Meredith as "God's anointed."6 Members of exclusive groups often give their leaders titles that glorify them. (End quote)

Since Meredith boasts about carrying on the teachings of HWA, a false prophet whose predictions didn’t come true by the dozens. Here below is how the Word of God directs us to handle and view that situation and the individual spewing out the poisonous venom in lacking the truth of God that has most all of humanity relegated to permanent and total annihilation. In this way they lie by omission to their congregations and the folks on TV that receive their message of impending doom; lacking that truth.

"You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken? (Notice here it is saying how will we know the word which the lord has not spoken). "When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18: 21-22)

Taking this God breathed truth into account and consideration; the membership of the LCG have no reason what so ever to fear Meredith as he would have them to do. If they were to develop a backbone and the ability to think and reason on their own; apart from having Meredith or the leadership doing it for them; they would be able individually to break the shackles that continue to bind them into “The Babylon of Confusion” that God commands us to come out of in (Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Notice here that this is not a playful or foolish suggestion from our God; it is a command. Will we take it as such and do something about it or will we continue to suck up swill and hog slop from the ministers of Satan that masquerade themselves as angels of light?

The old man, HWA still thirty years after his death controls the mind, conscience, teaching and heart of Roderick Meredith. The Living Church of God my Friends, my brothers and sisters, is being run from the grave. Once he (HWA) died and was buried in the ground to rot and decay like all the rest of mankind, where there is no life or understanding at all, yet he still is being pointed to as the source of all godly truth as the church continues its false teaching being carried along by the current of HWA deception with his teachings echoing in the ears of the faithful, as they sit passively in their pews every week sucking up the same message that HWA preached to a spellbound and intimidated audience of automatons programmed to believe he knew what he was talking about back then. 

Never mind the fact that multiple dozens of the old man’s predictions never came to pass and were proven to be untrue. Once the old man died; the Living Church of God and all the other dozens of splinter groups that broke off from the WWCG became stagnant and frozen in time. Preaching and teaching the same old time worn message that HWA had cemented in their easily manipulated minds, hearts, consciousness, body and soul. Since I was a faithful follower of the teaching of HWA for over thirty five years I know what they teach. Let me give you just one example of what I am eluding to. In his booklet, “Where is God’s True Church Today?” On page 33 Meredith makes this statement about his followers. Who bring their bibles to services, and are like the Bereans, who received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out if these things were so” (Acts17:10-11)

It all sounds so nice and pleasant and the way things should be; doesn’t it? In a pigs, you know what! While the church is wooing you to sleep bringing you into their fold; they tell you not to believe them, but to believe your own bible. Once you have been dunked in the horse trough and been baptized, the story does a 180 degree turn around. It changes immediately and firmly to “you believe what I tell you to believe”. One might just as well at that point throw your bible away for all the good it will do you to understand the truth beyond their teaching. The answer to any questioning that doesn’t agree with the high mucky muck at the top is always the same, I remember it well. “Your problem is, you don’t believe that Jesus Christ can run His Church”. So the door is slammed shut in your face at that point and the Holy Spirit that tells us we don’t need anyone to teach us, that He will lead us into all truth, is being shut out too. If you desire to know the actual truth of God; one must follow the avenue that God leaves open for that purpose, it can be found in (Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. I did that many years ago and God continues to reveal His truth to me as I am able to bear it.

Now to deal with the second sentence from the Meredith/Armstrong taught Richard Ames paragraph. They will refuse to repent of their sins and will reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This is getting a little long so to simplify the answer we will just look at what the real source of all truth has to say about it.

(Ephesians 1:4) According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

(Titus 1: 2) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

(John 6:39) And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

(John 3:35) The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

(11 Tim 2:13) if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (This says a lot, it nails down the fact that all of humanity is part of Him)

(11 Tim 1:9) who has saved (Take note it says nothing at all about will be saved; it clearly says has saved) us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.

(Ephesians I: 22- 23) God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.

If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. (1Corinthians 3:15) They do not understand the difference between symbolic and literal. Our God symbolically is a consuming fire, a fire that saves and purifies, it does not destroy

(1 Timothy 2-4) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (Notice it doesn’t say, a partial, an almost, or a somewhat Savior or a Savior that can save only a few select good folks that belongs to their fold. )

2:4 who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. Again! How many will be saved? 

2:6 who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

(Colossians 1: 15-20) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, ( Once ALL THINGS have been reconciled  back to God, it doesn’t leave one single thing or person to be lost, destroyed or to burn forever in the Christian contrived hell ) whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1: 20

(1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28)  For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 but each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life) 27 for he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind, and in fact all of creation) “And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world(1 John 2:2).

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

For the Scriptures say, (Romans 14: 11) "‘as surely as I live,' says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'"

-From the Internet below-

Many early American Christians discovered Jesus as the Savior of the whole world. I have come across hundreds of old books written in the late 1700s and early 1800s that declare in Scriptural form the Everlasting Gospel that Jesus will redeem every single soul created. One of these books had a chapter, reprinted below, that commented on 100 Scriptures that declare the salvation of all mankind. I will be doing some editing since the English of today is quite different from that of 150 years ago. Any comments I may make will be in parenthesis. It was written in 1840 by Thomas Whittemore. (A part of it below)

GOD THE CREATOR OF MEN

1. God is the Creator of all men. "He hath made of one blood, all nations of men, to dwell on all the face of the earth." Acts 17:26 He would not have created intelligent beings, had he known they were to be forever miserable. To suppose that God would bring beings into existence, who he knew would be infinite losers by that existence, is to charge him with the utmost malignity. The existence itself would not be a blessing, but a curse; the greatness of which cannot be described. As God is infinite in knowledge, and as he sees the end from the beginning, he must have known before the creation, the result of the existence he was about to confer, and whether, upon the whole, it would be a blessing; and , as he was not under any necessity to create man, being also infinitely benevolent, he could not have conferred an existence that he knew would end in the worst possible consequences to his creatures.

GOD THE LORD, OR OWNER OF MEN

3. All men, of right, belong to God. "Behold, all souls are mine," saith the Lord. "As the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine." Ezek. 18:4 God will not give up what belongeth to him, to the dominion of sin and Satan forever. All men are God's by creation; he made them all. They are his by preservation; he sustains them all. They were his at first, and they always have remained in his care. "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein." That God, who says to men, "If any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel," can never abandon his own creatures. He will ever exercise a gracious care over them, as will be more fully seen in the following reasons.

ALL MEN COMMITTED TO CHRIST'S CARE

4. God hath given all things to Christ, as the moral Ruler of the world. "Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." Psalms 2:8 "The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand." John 3:35 "All things," here, means all intelligent beings. So say the best commentators. (The word things is in italics in the KJV which means it is not in the Greek. We are not talking about trees here.)

5. God gave all beings to Christ that he might save them. "Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him." John 17:2 This plainly evinces, that it was God's design, in giving Christ dominion over all flesh, that they should all enjoy eternal life.

6. It is certain that Christ will save all that the Father hath given him. "All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in nowise cast out." John 6:37 These three propositions are irrefragable evidence of the final happiness of all men. 1st. God hath given all things to Christ. 2d. All that God hath given him shall come to him; and 3d. him that cometh he will in nowise cast out. All are given; all shall come; and none shall be cast out. What is the unavoidable conclusion? (End quote)

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life." (1Timothy 1:15-16)

(1 Corinthians 3:15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

This is a key scripture in understanding the truth of the Word of God. Notice what it is saying here as well as what it is not saying. It is saying, if any man’s work shall be burned. Meaning if any human being’s work shall be burned. It is saying, it is the work of mankind that is being burned up and definitely not the person. Of all the people who have ever lived upon this earth, whether man, woman or youngster, it is their work that shall be burned. They will have suffered loss: but they themselves shall be saved; Clearly, it is their work that is to be burned up and destroyed, not the individual. How are they to be saved, according to the Word of God? Yet so as by fire. So contrary to the teaching of a deceived Christianity, that God is going to either annihilate or burn people forever in the literal flames of a Satan contrived hell, nothing could be further from the truth of God.

It will be the symbolic not literal fire that will cleanse and purify all of mankind. All of mankind is destined to be saved by symbolic fire, not destroyed or tortured forever by a literal fire. It will be all of the evil workings of a Satan influenced mankind that will be burned up and destroyed, but he, they or them will all be saved, yet so as by fire! The symbolic fire of God that we all find ourselves going through at times, has been placed there by God to purify and to cleanse us of all sin eventually and to bring us all into His presence. To be made in His image, after His likeness as He planned from the beginning. Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (Genesis 1:26) The destiny of all mankind is to have immortal, spirit life, to have life as God and His Son Jesus Christ have life. There has never been the slightest doubt in this area for those that believe the Word of God.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; ( Titus 1:2 ) It is therefore the evil work of mankind that is going to be symbolically burned up and destroyed, not he/she, they or them, themselves. It becomes important that we arrive at a spot where we can make that determination according to the true Word of God. This portion should have explained the gross error of understanding being written as truth by Ames the Meredith clone as He wrote the second sentence below.

They will refuse to repent of their sins and will reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. A lie of monumental proportions, researched out and proven as such according to the Word of God.

Since this piece is running longer than I wanted it to; I will copy the rest of the piece below and interject within it; what I believe to be the truth of God according to His Word.

Ames continues on: God will destroy these incorrigibly wicked people in the lake of fire. As I have already explained according to the Word of God, this statement simply put is hog wash 101.Then Ames goes on to say. The third general resurrection will consist of these rebellious sinners being punished by receiving eternal death in the lake of fire. The Word of God says this about death in (1Corinthians 15:24-28) 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.  (After death has been destroyed, (Guess what?) the only thing left is life) 27 for he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

We can see clearly here that death is going to be destroyed. The only thing left after death has been destroyed, is life, so the Meredith teaching is spinning a web of lies here to support the religion of the old man HWA and himself as a tool to fleece the flock, take advantage of the goose that continues to lay the golden eggs as he attempts to put himself on a level with God. Notice here as well what the Word has to say… the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Pray tell me who is going to be destroyed or burn forever in their hell fire myth if God is going to …BE ALL - IN ALL???  The Meredith clone Ames; the writer of the piece needs to come in out of the rain and give The Holy Spirit a chance to work with their mind and heart. I am sorry if it seems that I am being too harsh and judgmental on Mr. Meredith their exalted leader; and I wouldn’t be if he wasn’t so quick and dogmatic in identifying any church he leads or belongs to as the TRUE church of God. That along with the fact that I believe that the people of God should have the opportunity to read and to see His truth opposed to satanic deception.

Meredith the leader of the one true church?

In all of his many writings this is what is being sprinkled throughout the pages; revealing a lot about him in understanding where he is coming from.

It causes me to think of what our brother Jesus Christ had to say in (Matthew12:33-35) A Tree Recognized by its Fruit. 33"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. 35"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.… Is it evil to hold the church you lead or belong to up to an obvious false untrue status? I believe it is!

Mr. Ames goes on now: Though God is merciful, He is also just. What is just about destroying his own children or part of Himself, even if that was possible… And it is not. We read: "'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord" (Hebrews 10:30). Those who reject salvation will be tormented as they stand before the lake of fire, then they and all the other wicked souls will be cast into the lake of fire and burned up, (Their works Richard, their works, they themselves shall be saved, yet so as by fire, that is if we believe the Word of God) as it tells us in Revelation 21:8. They will live no longer. Remember what I have already showed you about what the word of God says about it. It is their work that shall be burned up; they themselves shall be saved. (And how)Yet so as By Fire! Meredith should make himself ready to be jerked up short and to be corrected by Jesus Christ for making His (Christ’) selfless suffering and excruciatingly painful crucifixion null and void; something of little value, able to save only a few good people; mostly of those being taught by and following after the teaching of Meredith himself.

Ames; the Armstrong/Meredith clone goes on: This is the second death, from which there is no resurrection. As we read: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). Please, please, please, take a good look at the scripture quoted here by Ames to spin the truth of God into a blatant lie. How much more plain could God possibly make the truth stand out here, yet Ames the Meredith clone quotes it as a negative to support his deceptive and lying tongue. I feel bad here using such harsh and negative language on a fellow son of God that is going to share eternity with me and everyone else who has ever existed. On the other hand I do not believe that God would have me speak in wishy washy sugar coated politically correct language either. So I hope it doesn’t offend you too much to read these words of truth. If it does; then read Psalms 119:165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

I hope also that you will remember this; just exactly like the wages of sin is death; and that is absolutely true without any question. The exact same thing is true about the second part of the true Word of God. The Babylon of confusion willingly believes the first part; while attempting to ignore and dismiss the last part. It is not in their religious make up to believe this truth from the mind and heart of our Father and God.

BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD

It is called Universal Salvation my brothers, sisters and friends. I urge you to Google up Universal Salvation.org on your computer for an eye opening education on the truth of God.

The problem that Meredith and most all of Christendom around the world share; are they refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is who He claims to be. Don’t believe me; here is what Christ Himself tells us in (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. Then here in (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Here is what the Word of God tells us in (1Timothy 2:4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. Even though it is crystal clear here that God is going to save all men; meaning all of mankind and in fact all of creation. Still the false teacher Meredith and others are in complete denial of that truth and refuse to believe God Himself. With holding this awesome truth from their own churches and congregations that they claim to love and are looking out for their best spiritual interests. The truth here seems to be that for whatever reason; God has not revealed the truth to all of His own people yet at this point in time. They can read the words alright; but the understanding of them have been blocked by God.

Matthew 11:25: At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. (Maybe even to one with a ninth grade education)

Matthew 13:11: He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. (All truth has not been revealed yet)

1 John 2:27: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. You definitely would not want to say anything about this scripture to Meredith after you joined the ranks of his church. I know what he teaches; government from the top down and he is the top and he will tell everyone what they can believe. They have to have him to interpret the Word of God; and you will abide by it or learn how it feels to be marked and thrown out of the church. After he or one of his henchmen ministers explains to you that you have just lost your salvation. I thank God that I made the trip out of that Babylon of Confusion many years ago now.

Matthew 16:17: Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. (It is God that reveals truth)

John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things (Notice Meredith’s name isn’t listed here) and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Romans 11:33: Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!


Galatians 1:12: I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 3:3: that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

1 Timothy 4:1: The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (He who has ears let him hear)

What about the Living Church of God?

It is difficult to really know how much truth is being taught by this LCG organization; but I can tell you this. There sure is more than enough false teaching being peddled around the world as the truth; that cannot be substantiated by and proved by the Word of God. Their doctrine of denying that Jesus Christ is who He claims to be; The Savior of all mankind and all of creation including Satan, his demons; and all that exists, is anti-God to its filthy core. It should be pointed out here that the LCG under the leadership of Meredith is not alone in denying that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be; “The Savior of All Mankind” Nearly all of orthodox Christianity known as well as “The Babylon of Confusion” are in denial of this awesome truth too. Multiple thousands of mainstream Christian churches, denomination and splinter groups off of splinter groups, claiming to be preaching and teaching the gospel “Good News” of Jesus Christ, yet failing miserably to teach their flocks the truth of Jesus Christ already having saved all of mankind at His death of crucifixion when He announced; “It is finished”. He had successfully completed the work His Father had given Him to do. Below are a few more scriptures telling us the problem we are bringing upon ourselves for unbelief.

(John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (Judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


(1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

(Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

(John 7:2-5) “But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.’ For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

"You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."(John 8:23-24)

(John 5:24) Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

(John 5:38) And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent him ye believe not. And yet because of his unconditional love for us all Christ goes on to say this in John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. This biblical fact should give us all a great peace of mind and a feeling of joy and contentment. Whether or not we believe the words of Jesus Christ Himself; like I have already pointed out from scripture; He is and in fact already has secured our salvation to belong in the kingdom of God forever. Meredith, Ames, you and me and all who have ever lived will experience salvation. It is sure, it is certain, not a single one of us are even allowed to reject it. Only Christ has been given the authority to save all of mankind, by His Father God and our Father God. We have not one iota of authority to deny or to reject our salvation, Christ has already done everything required to bring it about in exact accordance to the purpose and plan of God before the world began.

Ok, So I am accusing multiple thousands of so called Christian ministers and churches of failing to believe, preach and teach the truth of God on this matter of Jesus Christ being the Savior of all mankind and in fact and in truth the Savior of all creation. The reconciling all things back to His Father God. It is time for me to put up or shut up on this matter. What does the Word of God say about this anyway? Suppose we begin by going through a few scriptures that tell exactly what is being said by the Word of God. The Word by the way; is Jesus Christ!

Colossians 1:19-20

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, (Christ) 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things ( Once THINGS have been reconciled back to God, it doesn’t leave one single thing or person to be lost, destroyed or to burn forever in the Christian contrived hell ) whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:19-20 it is not something that has to happen out there somewhere in the distant future, it’s a done deal. To believe otherwise makes a mockery out of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and diminishes that which He has already suffered through and completed at His crucifixion when He announced “it is Finished”. Not one of the sons or daughters of God will ever lose their salvation no matter who it is that might tell you they will.

I accept this truth and believe it. Neither Meredith nor any other of the Babylon of confusion bunch believes these words of God to be true. What about you; what do you believe?

1Timothy 1-7

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle I am telling the truth, I am not lying, a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Ask Meredith and/or all the rest of the multiple millions of so called Christians in spiritual darkness that do not believe these God inspired words to be true. What happens if the One Almighty God of all creation; of all that is everywhere desires something? Where is the power going to come from to stop or thwart that desire? Of course there is never going to be such a thing; such a power greater than God. If our great God wants, wishes, desires or use any other terminology we want and it all comes out the same; it is as good as already being done. The King James Version below has it even more clearly stated, about exactly what God is going to do for and with all of mankind without even one exception.

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4) I understand this and accept it as the truth of God with my ninth grade education. I sometimes feel somewhere around the level of plant life, still God has brought me up and out of the gutter and His Holy Spirit has taught me and is using me and others like me to reveal His actual truth to the world. He tells us that He will use the weak and base things to confound the mighty. It is the truth being inspired to be exposed at this time by our God to bring us out of “The Babylon of Confusion”; to be able to understand this most awesome and wonderful truth as opposed to the satanic fables of established religion. Meredith and the rest of the Babylon of confusion refuse to believe these words.

                                                                   What about you, what do you believe?

I have interjected some extended proofs of Universal Salvation below to help the reader come to a truthful and honest understanding that our God has no insane plans to do away with or cause to suffer forever in the Babylon of confusion hell myth; any part of Himself. That His Son Jesus Christ that He sent here to save all of mankind; would end up saving only a few good folks according to Meredith, belonging mostly to the Living Church of God. The church that Meredith enjoys identifying as “The True Church of God” throughout all of his many writings. But what does God have to say about this?

He will fulfill his promise.

God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. Has he said and shall he not do it? or has he spoken and shall he not make it good? Num. 23: 19. For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true but every man a liar. Rom. 3: 3, 4. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him amen. 2 Cor. 1: 20.

God has confirmed his promise by an oath. He has sworn to redeem all mankind from sin and error.

I have sworn by myself; the word has gone out of my mouth and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear surely shall say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength. Isa. 45: 23.

                                              Jesus is the appointed means to accomplish this end.

My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work. John 4: 34. Your will be done, Matt. 6: 10, was his prayer. God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. John 3: 17.( Yet all of the Babylon of confusion deny this truth, supposing as they do that God is either unwilling or unable to save all; even though He claims He will) We have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 John 4: 14. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12: 32.

The will of God shall be done.

He does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, what are you doing? Dan. 4: 35.

The will of God is law, alike in the spiritual as in the material world. It must ultimately be accomplished.

God purposes to save all men.

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times, he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in him. Eph. 1: 9, 10.

God's purpose will be executed.

My counsel shall stand and I will do all my pleasure. Isa. 46: 10.

God promises to save all men.

You are the children of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in your seed shall all the kindreds or the earth be blessed. Acts 3: 25.

God will fulfill his promises.

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2 Cor. 1: 20.

God makes oath that he will save all men.

I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear, surely shall say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength. Isa. 45: 23-24. (The HWA reign of terror always taught that every knee would bow because God would break their legs before doing away with them permanently; I suppose Meredith still holds to and teaches that same blatant lie).

Jesus will accomplish the work he came to do.

He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied. Isa. 53: 1. Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2: 9-11.

WHAT GOD WILLS, HE PURPOSES; WHAT HE PURPOSES, HE PROMISES; WHAT HE PROMISES HE MAKES OATH TO, SENDS HIS SON TO ACCOMPLISH, AND JESUS DOES ACCOMPLISH.

I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12: 32.

Here Jesus predicates universal salvation on his crucifixion. "If I am crucified," he says, "I will ultimately attract all men unto myself." For he said this (verse 33) to signify the mode of his death. The conditions have been complied with; he has been crucified. We must believe in the result announced, or we deny the declaration of Jesus himself.

SIN BURNED; SINNERS SAVED.

If any man's work shall be burned, be shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire. 1 Cor. 3: 15.

EVERY SOUL WORTH SAVING.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Cor. 4: 5.

THE WICKEDEST SAVED.

The apostle Peter addressed the wickedest of human beings, those who committed the worst act ever perpetrated, the murder of the sinless Savior, as destined to salvation, after having received the just penalty of their sins. He said:

You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know; Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Acts 2: 22, 23. And when they were "pricked to the heart" he added:

Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call (vs. 38, 39). It is not possible that the promise was to these men, and that they are to be saved, and any less wicked than they "lost." Their deliverance insures the redemption of all. Hence Peter adds to the same wicked people.

THE IMAGE OF GOD:

Jesus was: The image of the invisible God. Col. 1: 15. The brightness of his glory and the express image of his person. Heb. 1: 3.

That is, in all his conduct, in every trait of his disposition, he was just like God, and did just what God would have done. How did he treat sinners? To the woman taken in adultery, he said, "Go, and sin no more. John 8: To Thomas, the skeptic, who refused to credit his resurrection, he showed the evidence of that great fact in his hands, his feet, and his side. John 20. To Peter, denying with oaths and curses that he had ever known him, he looks with pity and grief, and the heart of the false disciple is melted. John 18. To Saul, hating him and persecuting his followers, he sends no stroke of doom to annihilate him, but the opening heavens are radiant with light as he arrests the cruel persecutor with the unanswerable question, "Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?" Acts 9: 4. For those who nailed him to the cross his last breath is a prayer that they may be forgiven for their unparalleled crime. Luke 23: 34.

Was it the prayer of faith, and will that prayer be answered? Christ was the friend of sinners in this world; is he their friend now? Will he always be their friend? If not, is he the same yesterday, to-day, and forever? As God's image he will always remain the loving friend of sinners, employing all possible means for their improvement and welfare. His whole life was in the same spirit. He invoked no vengeance, demanded no bloody sacrifice, either of the sinner or of a vicarious substitute, but pity, mildness, mercy and love went from him towards even the vilest of the vile. God must treat the skeptic, the profane, the cruel, the murderer, and the wicked of every grade in the same manner, or the resemblance between image and original would be destroyed. Can God justify the resemblance to Christ, unless, though he punish, he continues to love, and employs all his infinite attributes, and all the ages of eternity if need be, in the blessed work of purifying and saving his children from the sins that alienate them from him? This was the work that always occupied Jesus that still occupies him as he sits at the right hand of the Father. As truly as Jesus is the image of God, the Father must always thus be employed, until the last exile from the home of the soul returns to allegiance, and duty, and heaven.

Paul hoped that the unjust would be raised. He said: I have hope towards God that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unjust. Acts 24: 15.

He must have believed that the resurrection of the unjust would be a moral as well as an existential anastasis. He might believe in it, if it was an unhappy fate, but he could not hope for it. Hope is compounded of desire and expectation. He therefore expected and desired the resurrection of the unjust. Only a demon could desire their rising if it were to a condition of endless torment. But Paul, whose heart always yearned for human happiness, tells us that the unjust will rise into an improved condition, a desirable and therefore good and happy existence, when he says he hopes for the resurrection of the just. Hoping for it he demonstrates that he believed it to be something desirable, a benefit to them.

What if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar. Rom. 3: 3. Believe what? That the universe shall be delivered from sin. Paul says: The creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Rom. 8: 21.

You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Heb. 2: 8, 9. (End quote)

I must tell you; I have received the tomorrow’s world magazine free of charge from the living church of God now for a lot of years. I appreciate it and am able to glean value from it on Christian living and other article within the pages. I believe they along with all of the Babylon of confusion are the people of God as most all the rest of orthodox Christianity is too. They have a problem however; being scared to death about letting anything into their minds other than what their god like leader authorizes and gives his ok on. That is the results of what HWA taught and still controls their minds from the grave on. In a word; they worship the church teaching instead of God. I am not afraid to read what other churches teach because God is giving me the ability of discernment and understanding; to know when other so called Christian churches have run off in the ditch of confusion with preaching and teaching contrary to the Word of God. The first giant tip-off is when I find the Meredith teaching or anyone else that does not believe Jesus Christ is who He claims to be; the Savior of all mankind and all of creation.

I am able to glean from some of their written content; while in the back of my mind I reason this. If they are so far off base on this most important and valuable truth ever to be known and taught as the truth by the true ministers and church of God. I read with a jaundiced eye and close scrutiny; guarding against other deception being sneaked in and presented as the truth too. For example I know that Meredith and his church are “FREEWILLERS”, they believe and teach others to believe the lie that man is a free moral agent. That man has a free will separate and apart from the will and intent of God. This false teaching by its nature according to their teaching; makes the will of man superior to the will of God. They believe and teach others to believe that the will of man is sufficient to void and thwart the will of God. God according to His Word claims He will save all, the Babylon of confusion refuse to accept the Word of God as the truth; and claim that God will lose most all of mankind. Because most of mankind will make their own decisions. The teaching of man possessing a free will that can thwart the will of God; is a bald-faced lie!  Jesus Christ himself had no free will. To claim that we do would cause us to be superior to Christ.  John 5:19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.

The difference with the whole of the Babylon of confusion preaching and teaching and what I am telling you here is this. I am not judging and condemning one single person and relegating them after death to a continued trillion upon trillions of years of torment and torture being roasted alive in the fires of hell. Neither am I telling you that you and/or your mother, father, siblings, or friends are just going to be done away with altogether; because it is a gross lie of epic and monumental proportions. We all in our own order are going to belong into the kingdom of God. God is reproducing Himself in us; that is why we call Him Father. We are all going to have life as He and His Son have life. We will be immortal, spirit beings just like Them forever. There is a process that God is working out to make certain it will succeed; and as seen earlier God’s purpose will stand. I am not representing myself as any more than a person like yourself; except I have only a ninth grade education and do not claim to be a scholar. I do claim to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ; I represent the kingdom of God, my citizenship even now is in the kingdom of God.

I especially appreciate and am thankful for the information explosion that exists around the world and on the Internet these days. At our fingertips are enough wisdom, truth and understanding to keep us abreast of the facts of life along with spiritual truth and understanding that guard us from the religious hucksters and shysters passing themselves off as ministers of God Almighty. Ministers of Satan instead, masquerading as angels of light. Being hell bent on getting their counterfeit Christian hands on the purse strings and pocket books of the faithful. Exercising their time worn messages of gloom and doom fear religion that we might become the next pigeon to be plucked as we send in our first, second and third tithes along with a heavy helping of any other special offering to keep them afloat and put us in proper stead with high mucky muck sitting in the driver’s seat at the top; that runs the one so called true church of god. In this present age of the awesome amount of information and understanding of the physical, secular and spiritual nature that our God has placed in motion for our welfare and benefit; it is difficult for me to understand how so many of the people of God can convince themselves to believe that which their deceived preachers and teachers are now and have been palate feeding them as the truth of God since the beginning time.

I hope I haven’t written too much to hold your interest; sometimes I don’t seem to know when to shut up. But the real true and unadulterated truth of God is so interesting and uplifting I keep on wanting to keep on. The truth of the whole matter of salvation is this. We don’t have the option to pick and choose; God has not left it up to us. It is impossible for even one person to lose their salvation; God has already made the choice for us and He cannot fail. Once we begin to understand and believe this Christ will give us more truth as we are able to bear it. I do not have any type inside track on the understanding of the truth of God. It has all been inspired and written down for all to see and learn about the will and the way of our God and Father. God is not a respecter of persons; He tells us to ask and we will receive. Why not try doing that, you might be surprised. You the reader; not by any accident but by the will of God have stumbled upon the truth of God. It could change your life and the direction you will be going in; depending upon how comfortable you have become in following after the Babylon of confusion teaching that permeates the whole world. There is so much more I would like to tell you but unless God opens you’re mind you will not understand anything I have already written for you here.

May God bless you with an open mind,

Leith Cunningham    leithcunningham2@hotmail.com

P.S. For additional understanding about HWA and the original WWCG; click on our article about - what happened to the WWCG - in our header space.

I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. (John 12: 47) (NLT) Oh! But Babylon will ask, will He be able to do it?

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