Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Answers To Life’s Greatest Questions
Joseph Warren Grammer
Copyright © 2005 by
Joseph Warren Grammer

All rights reserved. Copies of this book can be made by any means
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copies are not sold for monetary gain. Exodus 20:15, 17.

To those who give their all for a pure testimony
of Jesus Christ and His fulness,
and those who have become casualties in that quest.
“And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
— John 8:32


My experience and observation has shown me that many people lack a real understanding of the atonement, of how grace works in their lives, and of many other important gospel issues. I feel that the lack of agreement and seeming confusion, if I can call it that, is the result of many false traditions which were established hundreds of years ago, fostering erroneous concepts concerning the nature of God and of His gospel. Hopefully, this book can help resolve any misunderstanding concerning such issues.

I know that staying totally objective is almost impossible to do by any writer, regardless of what they claim. Nevertheless, my purpose is not to just present personal opinion—but truth. It is to help the reader develop a personal faith-filled relationship with their Creator, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” (Eph. 4:13-15.)

What is presented in this book is not part of an effort to establish any new religion, nor is it sponsored by or devised to promote any specific religion. The work is only presented in hopes that it will bring to the reader a deeper meaning of the Holy Word, and help them develop a fuller and more meaningful relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ, that they might look forward, with loving anticipation, to His glorious return.

Over many years, I have participated in a lot of discussions and considered the teachings of various Christian denominations in search of God’s truth. Realizing that there is much fervor and division among good people, I have paid much attention to what has been going on in the Christian community, particularly when it comes to gospel doctrine and the answers to life’s greatest questions. Consequently, I feel that most are in spiritual darkness when it comes to understanding who they are, where they come from, why they are here upon this earth, and what their true destiny can be after this mortal existence. As I have studied various subjects, I have come to some very firm conclusions which many mainline Christians have a rather difficult time grasping.

One of those conclusions is that I believe that the church-going public today, as a whole, does not believe the Bible. They only desire to believe what they are told to believe and have little, if any, inclination to study out truth for themselves. God encourages us through the Prophet Isaiah, saying, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:...” (Isa.1:18.) Using the Holy Spirit as our guide, the Creator wants us to know the answers to life’s greatest questions. He wants us to analyze and reason things out on our own instead of just accepting someone else’s opinions and conclusions—be they true or false.

The Holy Spirit witnesses the truth of all things, especially to those who diligently seek Him; and those not relying upon that spirit will ultimately become deceived. Although it is written, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:9), this does not mean that God doesn’t deal in logic, or that we are not to understand Him. On the contrary, everything has its place, and all things are in order with Him. Just look at the universe and nature itself to see the order and rationale of our Creator. In like manner, we can use our reasoning faculties, with which God has endowed mankind to help us intelligently think as facts are presented. But first and foremost, the whisperings of the Holy Spirit is to supercede logic in our quest for truth.

In saying that, we must understand that there is a difference between the whisperings of the Holy Spirit and that of our personal emotions. When we hear, read, see, or experience something that is contrary to our way of thinking, believing, or personal preference, such things can stir within us various negative and uncomfortable feelings. When we hear what we want to hear, see what we enjoy seeing, or experience what we like to experience, the emotion received can be very comfortable, exciting, and can even bring one to tears. However, the problem here is that the emotion involved is often confused with receiving the Spirit.

Another problem is that many people claim that God has called them to their supposed exalted spiritual status, so they try and exercise unrighteous authority and influence over the minds of those they wish to influence with their own personal opinions instead of God's will.

The real question is, then, are we to follow the traditions of man and accept what man has always believed, even when using the King James Bible, or are we to use our God-given intellect, touched by the Holy Spirit, to seek truth, regardless of how comfortable or uncomfortable that truth may be? It simply boils down to truth verses tradition.

As you consider that which follows, you could find biblical concepts that may seem extreme. Still, don’t be startled by them. I realize that some of what follows might be rather different than the reader is accustomed. However, you have the option of not accepting all that is presented. That’s okay, for God gave you the right of free choice. And even if you end up disagreeing with most of what is presented, you might pick up a couple of very useful nuggets of truth. Real truth, though, as previously stated, can make some people quite uncomfortable, especially if that truth collides with previously held ideas.

Many people understand that false beliefs have gotten a hold of all of us at one time or another—this author being no exception. The adversary is very clever, and he has had thousands of years experience at being sly and deceptive. As I study and discover what the Spirit would have me understand, I often find it uncomfortable, even painful. To make the changes in life as prompted by the Spirit goes against established norms and traditions of family, friends, and society at large. Nevertheless, truth is truth no matter where it is found and regardless of how comfortable or uncomfortable it makes me feel.

So, as you start reading that which follows, I ask that you read all of it and try to do so from another perspective. Don’t just take for granted what you have been told most of your life, or what the Christian community has been teaching for hundreds of years. It’s good to do a little personal research. Why should you leave the answers to important questions up to someone else’s interpretation, regardless of who that person might be?

With these thoughts in mind, I felt it meaningful to rework and expand my previously published book, “Come Unto Me”, and offer it a new title—Truth Eternal. In this book, it will be noted that the selecting, editing and arrangement of works cited herein are of my choosing, and all emphasis, such as bolding, italics or capitalization (other than in original quotes) are totally my responsibility.

Also, the reader can rest assured that the views expressed are derived from my own personal study of God’s word. Along with biblical references, and in support of concepts presented, I took the liberty of offering outside testimony and examples. Further, I have only tried to present that which I felt impressed by the Spirit to present; nevertheless, being human, I know that I am not always in tune with that Spirit as I would like. Consequently, I do not claim infallibility in anything I do, for I am only a man and still fall into some of those pits dug by the adversary. In addition to that, the reader is to take note that my sir-name does not indicate any extraordinary prowess in literary proficiency. Therefore, I beg forgiveness of any noted weakness contained herein.

While leafing through these pages, readers are invited to use their scriptures (the Authorized King James Version) to follow the biblical references cited, and petition the Father for a full understanding of that which is presented. There is a maxim that says, scripturae non in legendo sed in intelligendo, meaning, scripture is not just reading words but understanding their meaning. So, letting go of preconceived philosophies which have been, for the most part, received through tradition, let’s “reason together,” with the Spirit of God, and see what the Bible is really trying to say.
Joseph Warren Grammer
Why the King James Bible

To begin, let’s establish a scriptural base for our discussion so there will be no confusion in our minds as to what we will be studying in the chapters that follow. In the Prologue, specific mention was made of the King James version of the Holy Bible. So let’s first establish a basic foundation for scriptural reference regarding truth verses tradition. In doing so we shall consider the question, Which version of the Bible should be used? This is a topic of some debate within the Christian world, and usually boils down to personal preference. But does the individual understand the nature of the biblical version they choose?

A bible is simply a collection of writings which can be any book regarded as authoritative or official, and there are many types of bibles in the world. Some bibles may be books like The Car Maintenance Bible, The Sportsman’s Bible, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, The Natural Health Bible, and so forth. For our discussion purposes, however, we will consider the sacred book of Christianity known as The Holy Bible, which comprise both the Old and New Testaments. Therefore, any reference to the Bible, hereafter, will be to this Bible—The Holy Bible.

Seeking God’s Truth
The Holy Bible has a message, but it does not come to the reader voluntarily; they need to find it for themselves. The search of God’s truth comes from three sources: 1) the whisperings of the Holy Spirit, 2) holy scripture, and 3) human logic. It comes from both reading the word of God, humbly pondering those words, and receiving the Spirit of God—all working together in the individual.

We receive truth by way of God’s Spirit as it moves upon us, and the Bible is only one of the vehicles through which that Spirit works. But, someone might ask, Can’t we feel the prompting of the Spirit without a Bible in our hand? Sure we can. It happens all the time. The printed Word only provides information, but it’s the Holy Ghost which touches the heart, enlightens the mind, teaches truth, and enlarges the soul.

Truth, then, does not come from some professional college based minister of the cloth, regardless of how respected and honored that pastor or priest may be. Learning truth is a function of the Spirit, not the possession of a “sheepskin.” The Apostle Peter wrote, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21.)

What Peter is saying here is that, no one preacher or learned individual, who gives seminars, makes tapes and videos, or writes books, has the exclusive right to interpret scripture. That is the personal responsibility of each individual. A scripture that comes to mind on this subject can be found in Micah Chapter 7: “The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.” (Micah 7:4-5.) Others may teach and guide, but the spirit of truth is our responsibility to grasp.

As scripture is the result of holy men being moved upon by the Holy Ghost, so discerning truth is the result of being in tune with that Spirit as one searches scripture. “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor. 2:11.) Without that Spirit, one can read the Bible and never come to a testimony of Christ Jesus; for many have done just that: read the Word, but with no resulting witness or conviction. God does not give that which is holy to those who cannot appreciate it. (Matt. 7:6.)

With these thoughts in mind, let’s consider if biblical statements can be taken literally, or can there be other meaning applied to them. The answer, of course, is that some biblical words can be taken literally, while others are metaphorical. Consequently, those who take every word in the Bible literally will never understand the true meaning of God’s word; and the same holds true for those who take none of the Bible literally. As stated earlier, we are to use our God given intellect, touched by the Holy Spirit, as we strive to seek truth and discern its meaning.

Although some words can be taken literally, and some metaphorically, the Holy Bible is the word of God—that is, as long as the Bible has been translated correctly. What I mean here is that I do not believe the King James, or any other version of the Bible, to be perfect in every respect, but I do believe the old King James Version of the Holy Bible to be the most correct of all translations. At this point I would caution the reader: please do NOT confuse the old King James Bible with what is called the “New” King James Bible. They are not the same! Neither are all of the other spurious translations and versions of the Bible. With all of the biblical versions available today, is there any wonder that confusion reigns within the Christian community? Yes, there were differences before these various translations arrived, but how much more confusion now.

I remember in a Sunday School class, after a teacher read a scripture, that a class member said, “In my Bible it reads...,” another said, “But it says here in mine...,” and so it goes. But what was it the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians: “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Eph. 4:4-6.)

How many Christian faiths are there? How many bodies? How many forms of baptism? Such questions could go on and on. Many versions of the Bible bring confusion, which is out of harmony with what Paul tried to teach the Corinthians. Again, what is it we read from Paul? “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1 Cor. 14:33.)

Beware New Bible Versions
During mid-nineteenth century, about the time when Darwin was trying to show how there could be a creation without a Creator, two Cambridge professors, Brooke F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort developed an elaborate argument in favor of a shorter text for the Bible instead of the longer and more complete Received Text, the Textus Receptus. These men were “spiritualists” who belonged to an occult-type group called the “Ghostly Guild.” Along with being Anglican by tradition, they were also Mary-worshipers and believed in seances, crystal-gazing, evolution and had contempt for the King James Bible; and their purpose was to try and destroy the Christian world by debasing true biblical teachings.

A female ally of Westcott and Hort was one Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatzky, an ardent Luciferion—one who worships Lucifer. Westcott and Hort became captivated by her intellect and understanding of the spiritualistic, and happily received her input into the creation of the new scriptures.

Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was initiated into the Freemasons as a Co-Mason during the early part of the nineteenth century. She was the founder of one of the most deeply Satanic secret societies on earth, the occult Theosophical Society. People who learned Satanism from her included such notables as Lenin with some of his Communist cohorts, and Adolf Hitler and his henchmen. Hitler, particularly, found Blavatsky’s teachings to be crucial to his Satanic dogma, especially her treatise entitled the Secret Doctrine. Hitler’s Holocaust occurred in large part because of Blavatsky’s teachings. Would anyone ever believe that such an individual as Madame Blavatsky could ever provide input into the Holy Bible?

Let’s consider, for a moment, Westcott’s and Hort’s feelings concerning the 1611 King James Bible and other related topics. First consider Mr. Westcott, a socialist, who made statements such as: “I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-worship and Jesus-worship have very much in common...” “The Romish view seems to me nearer, and more likely to lead to the truth than the Evangelical...”; “... the book that has most engaged me is Darwin... My feeling is strong that the theory is unanswerable.” (Let’s Weigh the Evidence, B. Burton, pp. 67-68); “The old dogmatic view of the Bible therefore, is not only open to attack from the standpoint of science and historical criticism, for if taken seriously it becomes a danger to religion and public morals;” “Moses has left us no writings, and we know little of him with certainty.” (The Authority of the Bible, C. H. Dodd, pp. 14, 27.); and, like his partner Mr. Hort, he also spoke of “... the vile Textus Receptus...,” on which the 1611 King James Bible was based.

Consider Mr. Hort who wrote to a friend in 1851 when only twenty-three years of age: “I had no idea till the last few weeks of the importance of texts, having read so little Greek Testament, and dragged on with the villainous Textus Receptus... Think of that vile Textus Receptus... “ (Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, 1896, Vol 1, p. 211). With these remarks, Hort began a career devoted to the subversion of the Received Text, and the King James Bible in particular. About Hort, Ernest Colwell wrote: “The dead hand of Fenton John Anthony Hort lies heavy upon us. In the early years of this century Kirsopp Lake described Hort’s work as a failure, though a glorious one. But Hort did not fail to reach his major goal. He dethroned the Textus Receptus.” (Scribal Habits in Early Papyri, The Bible in Modern Scholarship, Abingdon, 1965, p. 370.)

In 1853 these two men, Westcott and Hort, started making changes in the Bible, inviting Cardinal John Newman, and others, to join the group in revamping the scriptures. From then on the religious world would never be the same. They slipped in many teachings of Origen and the Jerome Bible, and in 1881-85 they came out with a perverted Alexandrian Bible. Others before them had attempted the same, but Westcott and Hort developed their approach into a very convincing argument. Thus we have what has been referred to as the “Westcott-Hort Theory.” What they had achieved is known as a “conflation,” which is the combining of two diverse or unlike interpretations into a single text.

Their theory, and resulting biblical text, has greatly influenced the beliefs of Bible translators since that time. The Church of England bought the “new and improved” Greek text, which was called the English Revised Version (ERV). Shortly thereafter (1901), the American Standard Version (ASV) came upon the scene, along with a revival—a revival not of faith, but of doubt; not of knowledge from God’s word, but of the opinion of man. In addition to these bogus Bibles which cause confusion, we now have an array of Roman influenced Bibles created for the Protestant world. What are some of these Bibles? To mention just a few of those bogus bibles that have surfaced, we have the:

Revised Standard Version (RSV – 1946, 52);
New American Standard Version (NASV – 1963, 71);
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV – 1989);
English Standard Version (ESV – 2001);
New World Translation (NWT – 1950-84);
Amplified Bible (AB – 1965, 87);
Living Bible (LB – 1967, 71);
Moffatt Bible (1926);
New English Bible (NEB – 1961, 70);
Good News Bible (GNB or TEV – 1966-76);
New International Version (NIV – 1973, 78);
New King James Bible (NKJV – 1979)
New Century Bible (NCV – 1987)
The Message (1993, 2002);
Holman Christian Standard Version (HCSV – 2001, 04);
Today’s New International Version (TNIV – 2002, 05).
And Many More

How Pure the Word?
The King James Version has not changed since its original 1611 edition. However, over the years, after the original publications of these spurious bibles, each one has gone through some sort of revision without warning the public of their changes. So what we have today is NOT the same NKJV that we had with its first publication, nor do we have the same NIV as it was when it was first published, and so on down the line with the other new bibles. This is a slick way of introducing false concepts and doctrines while, at the same time, confusing the reader and fostering doubt in the mind of the Christian community in the process.

With a closer look at some of those who have their hands in many of these fraudulent biblical translations, one would begin to shudder. For example: Who is the Chairman of the New International Version’s (NIV) Old Testament committee? It’s a supporter of the “homosexual” movement, Martin Woudra. And the printing rights to the (NIV) are now owned by the “pornographer,” Rupert Murdock. Not only is Murdock the owner of Twentieth Century Fox Movie Studios, Fox Broadcasting, along with the family-degrading and disgusting Bart Simpson TV show, but he is also the owner of Zondervan Publishing, one of the world’s largest publishing houses of Christian Books.

The Roman Catholic Cardinal, Carlo Maria Martini, was touted by Time magazine, in 1995, as being the most likely one to become the next Pope, after John Paul II. Cardinal Martini is now one of the Editors of the NIV and the New American Standard Version (NASV). Personally, he neither believes in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, that the Holy Bible is the word of God, nor that the biblical miracles were true.

What is so remarkable is that, although the tenets of Westcott and Hort, as used in their translation, have been continuously refuted by theologians, the theologians still teach those doctrines anyway. One thing appears quite certain, considering their gross insensibility to the obvious consequence, their return to the King James Bible is in serious doubt. Despite the proven fallacy, it is apparent that the theological colleges are simply not willing to upset the status quo.

As one considers the modern translations, they will find that various words or passages are either missing, drastically changed, or new words and phrases added. Without going into a lot of comparisons between the King James Version and the modern versions of the Holy Bible (which discussion is too lengthy at this time), it can be pointed out that they differ in some 5,337 places, and the modern versions downgrade or deny the Godhood of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, blood atonement, resurrection, and the reliability of the written word of God. For example, if the reader personally examining the New Century Bible, they will find that there are many entire verses removed from the text.

Surprisingly, there are some Bible translators who really don’t believe in the Bible much at all, and their lack of belief shows up in their work. Today, most Bible Colleges encourage the use of some of these counterfeit translations which we have just mentioned, holding the King James Version in contempt. On top of that, a New King James versions of the Bible has beco
me popular, wherein its advocates believe it reads easier than the old King James and is just as valid because of its name. But, in fact, it is laced with New Age philosophy—the New Age religion that actually dethrones the one true God, and Jesus Christ, and establishes man and nature worship as most significant; the book even sports the New Age emblem on the front cover (shown right). The wording in the New King James seams innocent on the surface, but it is subtly dangerous and misleading. (For more on this subject go to, Why the King James Bible.)

To compound the problem, many students and regular church-goers don’t want to bother with checking things out for themselves, so they find it easier to ignorantly believe the so-called religious scholars. On top of that, a lot of Christian book stores get “perks” for promoting new Bibles, such as the New International Version (the pet of most all Christian schools and seminaries), and are being educated how to drive customers away from the King James Bible to the other versions.

It is this author’s firm belief that it is not the goal of the Satanic powers that be, and their tampering with God’s word, to convert the world to Christ, but to force them into pagan worship and idolatry. Many versions of the Bible bring confusion, which is the obvious plan of the adversary. The old devil has a way of confusing and casting doubt. The greatest method of deception is to counterfeit, and the master of counterfeit and deception is Satan.

Consequently, I believe that there are, in reality, only two Bibles offered today: 1) The Authorized King James Bible, and 2) the counterfeit, regardless of the many titles it hides behind. These other versions cannot be trusted to present true gospel doctrine as pretended. So, considering these other biblical versions, can they truly be called the “Holy” Bible, or should they be considered unholy fakes?

Examining Doctrine
Understanding that man is fallible, and has an inclination toward error, let’s consider the two basic ways he usually goes about trying to establish doctrine through biblical study. One is called proof-texting, and the other is the analytical method known as contextual.

Proof-texting is when one has a pre-determined belief or concept and then goes about searching biblical passages to prove or support that particular thesis. Another term for this method of presenting evidence is called “wresting.” That is, to wrest the scriptures is to distort them to prove a point. Such pre-determined views can come from traditional beliefs already established, as well as from new ideas formulated by someone independent of such tradition. Whatever the case, proof-texting is the way that most of Christianity goes about proving whatever particular doctrine they want to espouse. It is the process of taking things out of context—the taking of a part truth from what is really a whole truth.

The contextual or analytical method, is esteeming the Bible as God’s word without any preconceived notions. With this method we ask such questions as, What does it mean? How does one verse relate to other contiguous verses, or other verses touching the same subject? In this way, the Bible is used for learning and discovery instead of proving; it is used with respect for truth instead of manipulating it to support a particular persuasion, be that opinion true or false. It is this latter way of considering the Bible, the contextual, or analytical method, that I hope to present herein.

It was stated above that the Bible provides a source for inspired ideas, while it is the Holy Spirit that touches one’s heart, has his mind enlightened, and through which the understanding of truth is received. As we consider the Bible as our source of inspired ideas, it can be very difficult when that source has been tampered with, regardless of the reason. So, in the search for truth, the scriptural source is vitally important.

At present, any question concerning the Authorized King James Bible should not be one of inspiration (2 Tim. 3:16), but of perfection. However, there should be no question that when scripture was originally written they were perfect. But has all scripture been perfectly preserved and handed down from generation to generation? There are those diehards who claim, YES! But there are also those who understand that even though the Psalmist wrote, “The words of the Lord are pure words ... Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:6-7), that man is fallible and subject to error, regardless of motive.

Therefore, the Bible to be considered in relation to the chapters that follow will be the old standard Authorized King James Version. In spite of all the other versions, the King James is still the most widely used Bible, and we do need some ONE single standard upon which to base our discussion.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pre-Mortality of Mankind

The logical place to start our discussion would be at the beginning. So let’s begin at the beginning with a question: Why is it that we call God the Father, our Heavenly Father? If Jesus is our Heavenly Father, as many teach, why does He instruct us to pray to our Father who is in heaven, instead of to Himself? The answer to that question is very basic to our understanding of the Father/Son relationship. And the answer is because our Father in heaven is our literal Father, the Father of our spirits, as well as the literal Father of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Son before Mortality
Before this mortal life, when God created this earth, Jesus was only a spirit, but He came to live as mortals live, die as mortals die, and was resurrected with a physical body like all mortals will eventually receive. From John we read, “In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1.) This is not to be mistaken for the idea that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father are one and the same, but only that they are both Gods. Our Savior had a hand in the creation of the world, for “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3.) And Isaiah, speaking in behalf of Jehovah, wrote: “For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.... I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.” (Isa. 43:3, 11.)

Eventually, it was time for Jesus to bless this mortal realm and take upon Himself the sins of the world. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14.) We also read in John that our Savior offered a great intercessory prayer to the Father, in which He said, “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (John 17:4-5.) Here, again, Jesus was praying to a personal Father, not Himself. John also makes it very clear when he recorded the words of our Savior: “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (John 16:28.) What could be plainer?

Bodyless Demons before Mortality
We learn from John the Revelator that Satan and his angels, those evil spirits that torment us, were cast out of heaven to the earth (Revelation 12:9). These devils, apparently, have no bodies as we mortals, so they try to possess bodies for themselves. These evil creatures also know who Jesus is. When the Master was to cast out one of these demons, the evil spirit said, “... What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.” (Mark 5:7.) This devil recognized Jesus from a previous existence; and he acknowledged Him as the Son of the most high God. This unclean spirit made a distinction between the two Gods: God the Father, the Most High God, and God the Son. The evil spirit did not call Jesus the most high God, but knew He was the Son of the most high God.

George Ritchie had experience with some of these unclean spirits. He wrote a book entitled, Return from Tomorrow, concerning his near-death experience. At one point in his book Ritchie spoke of witnessing unclean spirits entering into a man’s body. Mr. Ritchie spoke of a man who got drunk and passed out, and of the evil spirits that were around him at the time. “I was staring in amazement as the bright cocoon around the unconscious sailor simply opened up. It parted at the very crown of his head and began peeling away from his head, his shoulders. Instantly, quicker than I’d ever seen anyone move, one of the insubstantial beings who had been standing near him at the bar was on top of him.... Now he seemed to spring at him like a beast of prey.... Twice more, as I stared, stupefied, the identical scene was repeated. A man passed out, a crack swiftly opened in the aureole round him, one of the non-solid people vanished as he hurled himself at that opening, almost as if he had scrambled inside the other man.” (Return from Tomorrow, pp. 60-61.)

Years ago, when I was practicing as a Behavioral Therapist, I learned about what some referred to as a “spiritual fracture”; that is when a person allows themselves to get in such a serious emotional, physical, or spiritual weakened condition that it often provides an opportunity for one or more unclean spirits to take possession of that person’s body. I also learned that a person with a multiple personality is nothing more than one who has become possessed by one or more of these evil spirits.

Our Redeemer, Jesus the Christ, is the literal son of a Father in heaven, and the devil and his angels lived in heaven before they were cast out as well. We find by studying the Holy Word that Lucifer, also, was created by God. Referring to Lucifer the Prophet Ezekiel informs us: “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” (Ezek. 28:15.) Where was this Lucifer or Satan created if not in a pre-earth environment before he and his angel-followers were cast down to the earth?

This verse along with the others (see verses11 through 19) leave no doubt as to how glorious a spirit Lucifer once was, for he was declared “perfect,” and “the anointed cherub.” That is, he was perfect and even “was upon the holy mountain of God,” until he became wicked. It also leaves no doubt as to the degree he has fallen. And why was Lucifer cast from the presence of the Father? He fell because of the pride of his beauty, wisdom, and brightness; because he defiled his sanctuaries through iniquity. (Rev. 12:7-9; Isa. 14:12.)

Life Before Mortality
Contrary to popular belief, we were all spirits and lived in heaven before mortal birth. This is illustrated by Jeremiah who wrote the words God spoke to him: “Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jer. 1:4-5.) The Lord knew Jeremiah before that great prophet was born. God new Jeremiah “before” He formed him in his mothers womb—before conception. Where could God have known Jeremiah if not in a pre-earth existence?

Now, why don’t we remember that pre-mortal existence? It is because when we were born into mortality, God caused us to forget that earlier existence so that we might exercise faith in His work in our lives. As Paul said to the Hebrews, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1.)

Turning to the Book of Job we find that God questioned him by asking, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.... When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:4, 7.) The Lord was asking Job where he was when the earth was formed—when all the “sons” of God expressed joy at its creation. God wanted Job to realize that he, Job, was with God at the time, and that he was one of those sons of God who shouted for joy.

The Apostle John wrote, “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (John 9:1-3.) Now, why would His disciples ask Jesus if the man’s blindness was due to his sins? If the blind man had not lived before mortality, how could he have sinned? If their question was based upon a wrong premise, Jesus could have easily corrected it, but He did not. He did not because it wasn’t a wrong premise. The blind man did live before being born blind into mortality.

In Acts we read: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art of man’s device.” (Acts 17:28-29.) The writer of Acts states that we are the offspring of God—that means His literal children. This scripture also states that we are not to liken the Godhead unto what man creates, meaning that man is not to try and use his own puny imagination to reason out what God is to be, as did the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.

The author of Proverbs wrote the following truths concerning our pre-earth life: “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.” (Prov. 8:22-31.)

The Bible teaches that we lived before we were born into mortality, and that we will live again. In truth, we are the literal offspring of God—the actual children of a loving Father in Heaven.

Spirit Children of a Loving Father
There have been those who have had what many call a “near-death” experience, and some of those experiences make mention of a pre-mortal existence. In her book, Embraced by the Light, Betty Eadie wrote about her near-death experience. Eadie stated that, “All people as spirits in the pre-mortal world took part in the creation of the earth. We were thrilled to be part of it. We were with God, and we knew that he was our Heavenly Father and that we were literally his spirit children.” (Embraced by the Light, p. 47.) Her statement seems to harmonize with Job’s experience we considered above.

Again from her book, Betty Eadie speaks of this pre-earth life, and writes,“I had seen people progressing in the worlds I had visited, working toward becoming more like our Father, and I was curious about our development on earth. How do we grow? My escorts were pleased with my question, and they took me to a place where many spirits prepared for life on earth.... I saw how desirous these spirits were of coming to earth. They looked upon life here as a school where they could learn many things and develop the attributes they lacked. I was told that we had all desired to come here, that we had actually chosen many of our weaknesses and difficult situations in our lives so that we could grow. I also understood that sometimes we were given weaknesses which would be for our good.... I saw that some of the righteous spirit children of our Father in Heaven did not choose to come here to this earth. They have selected to stay as spirits with God and act as guardian angels for people here.” (Embraced by the Light, pp. 89-90.)

After living with our Heavenly Father as spirit children, we came to dwell on this earth in a mortal state. This pre-earth existence is plainly stated in a book by Roy Mills, entitled, The Soul’s Remembrance. Brother Mills was given a wonderful gift when he was born, the gift of never forgetting his life before mortality. His book speaks of this pre-mortal life.

Among other wonderful things he had to say, Roy Mills wrote, “At one time or another in our lives, most of us have met people for the first time, only to have the strong feeling that we already know them. The experience is similar to deja vu. When another has an overwhelming feeling that they have met someone before, more than likely they knew that person very well in Heaven. We should treat such people very kindly, because they are our soul-friends.... While we are in Heaven, we promise to help each other learn and grow through our earthly relationships and experiences.... We should be thankful for each moment of our lives, even the ones that cause us pain, because while we are here, we are keeping promises that we made in Heaven; promises to friends, to family, to ourselves, and to God.” (The Soul’s Remembrance, pp. 100-03.)

From Brother Mills’ dedicatory page of his book we read, “This book is dedicated to: The Spirit Father, God, who is the source of all power, and who created and sustains me in His eternal love. And to my Savior, Jesus, who made it possible for me to return home to Heaven someday. To the many angels who taught and instructed me before I came to earth, then continued to help me with their special love and care.”(The Soul’s Remembrance, Dedicatory page.)

Another person gifted with such an experience is Elane Durham. She also had memories of an earlier life before coming to earth. Of this she wrote, “I knew then that I had been with [God] before, for I absolutely recognized Him. I knew that I had dwelt, with my same exact identity, in an eternal life or existence prior to my mortal life, and in that existence I had come to know this glorious being thoroughly and even intimately.” (I Stand All Amazed, p. 30.)

Continuing this theme, there is a wonderful book entitled, Coming from the Light, compiled by Sarah Hinze. The book is a compilation of various true stories addressing the subject of our pre-earth existence. I would like to quote from three of these wonderful stories. The first I will share is about a mother who, after five children and one miscarriage, was trying not to have any more children. She said: “But in a quiet moment, I would hear a small, almost audible voice say, ‘My name is James, and I’m ready to be born.’” As she and her husband were flying to India to work as missionaries, she recounts: “It was quiet and I was praying. I felt the Lord speak to my heart, ‘Blessed is the fruit of the womb.’ I knew then that I was pregnant. Nine months later, James was born in Pune, India.” (Coming from the Light, pp. 137-38.)

The next story is about an adoption. The couple tried for ten years to have children, but with no success. The mother records: “Suddenly in my dream there was a light and a peaceful feeling. In the light I saw a beautiful baby with big dark eyes. Peace came over me. He said, ‘I have been waiting a long time and I have your name on me.’” After the baby was born, she was told that, “... when the birth mother held Tyler, she had the distinct impression come to her mind that it really was God’s will that Tyler be raised by the adoptive family.” The mother continued: “Three years later my sister had an experience in which my stepfather (her father), appeared to her in a dream. He told her: ‘Tyler is a great spirit and was my good friend in the Spirit World. When he found out his birth mother wanted to give him up for adoption, I asked him if he would come to our family. Tyler agreed.’” (Coming from the Light, pp. 139-40.)

Another witness concerns two very close friends named Roy and Lee. Lee had been killed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War on May 9, 1970, but his body didn’t arrive home until May 20. Roy tells of a series of three dreams he had about Lee between May 14th and May 18th. Roy records: “On the third night, I saw everything as I had the two previous nights, only this time within the light that was coming out of the darkened area was a little girl with blue-green eyes and beautiful, radiant, blond hair. She had curls all around her face and was absolutely the most stunning child I had ever seen. She ran into Lee’s outstretched arms. He picked her up, placed her on his knee and began telling her about me, my wife and our home. Then, with a sudden burst of excitement, I realized he was talking to my little girl. He laughed and joked with her and she giggled and accepted his teasing. I awoke with tears streaming down my cheeks and realized I had seen the spirit of our unborn baby. Lee had given her final instructions before she was born. Cherilee’s birth announcement appeared in the newspaper on May 19, 1970, two days before Lee’s obituary. One of my most cherished possessions is a picture of our daughter, Cherilee, with blond, curly, bouncy hair and shining, laughing, blue-green eyes; the same little girl I saw with my friend Lee as his spirit was leaving the earth and her spirit was preparing to come down.” (Coming from the Light, see pp. 61-65.)

The final story is a very personal one to this author, for it involves one of my granddaughters, Katie, and her future baby brother, Wilson.

Every once and awhile my son and his wife would find little Katie (their first child) playing in her bedroom in the middle of the night. Upon asking her why she was not in bed asleep, Katie said that she was playing with her brother, Will.

Being a little confused, my son asked Katie what she was talking about. She said that Jesus must live in the wall because Will said that he is with Jesus, and Will comes through the wall at night to play with her. This is an incident that occurred more than once with Katie, my son indicated.

On one of those nights, Katie said that Will told her to tell her father and mother to hurry up because he was ready to come and play with her. It was shortly after this that Katie’s mother became pregnant with a son who was to be named Wilson.

What is particularly interesting about this story is that little Wilson was not little at all when he came to play with Katie. He appeared to her as a full grown spirit.

Roy Mills bears witnesses of this preparation in his book as he tells of his standing in the presence of the Father and receiving his life’s mission. Of this he writes: “Of all my heavenly memories, receiving my mission from God is the one I cherish most.... Each of us has reviewed our future earthly life with the One who planned it, and all of us have received an important mission that was given with love from God, Himself.” (The Soul’s Remembrance, p. 142.) Brother Mills has written about returning home to heaven, from where he came, and the fact that he was taught before coming to earth.

Our Father Which Art in Heaven
Many have testified through personal experience that we all lived with a loving Heavenly Father and His Son before coming to this earth. It seems incredible that so many will sing hymns telling of their longing to “return” home to God, while, at the same time, not believing they were once there. How can we be homesick for a home we never knew? Even Plato, one of the great Greek philosophers and teachers, felt that the irresistible longing for the next life that many feel is a positive indication that man existed before this mortality. When Jesus taught us how to pray, perhaps there was a good reason why He said we should pray in this manner: “OUR Father which art in heaven...” (Matt. 6:9; Luke 11:2.) Can it be more clear?

I have no doubt that those who enjoy the sweet whisperings of the Spirit, and are sensitive to that still small voice, recognize the truth of what has just gone before.
Traditional Concept of God

When our Savior was offering His great intercessory prayer to the Father, He said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3.) We are not just to believe in God, we are to know Him. To truly know Him we must understand who and what He is. And since we are to love and worship God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind” (Matt. 22:37-38), it is important to know to whom we are giving so much devotion.

There is a great confusion in Christendom concerning the true nature of God and the gospel of Christ. I remember a Sunday School teacher who admitted that he struggled to comprehend the nature of God. While he struggled to understand the nature of his Creator, there are those who feel that it is not necessary to know His nature because God is a mystery, and that all we need to do is have faith in Him—that Jesus is one in spirit with the Father, without body, parts, passions or form, that He is so large that he fills the universe yet so small that he dwells in each heart.

However, as Jesus said, it is important to know the nature of God, for it is life eternal. When we know His nature, we know to whom we are praying. Our prayers are not to some nebulous or unfathomable being who no one can understand. He IS comprehensible, just as you and I are comprehensible.

Although God is an understandable being, some beliefs concerning Him seem rather unintelligible; such cause a great deal of confusion among those truly seeking to know Him. So let us ask, Where does the incomprehensibility and confusion about God come from? Do they come from man or from God, Himself?

God per Man’s Dogma
Today the traditional concept of God, that being the three-in-one Holy Trinity doctrine, is accepted as the absolute truth in most of the Christian community; and most of that community, if any at all, don’t even know the truth concerning the origin of that doctrine. (Illustration: A few ancient Triune gods of pagan origin such as Ra, Isis, Osiris of Egypt, and the Kampuchean Buddhist triune godhead.)

Upon close examination of the scriptures, and learning what they have to say about the nature of God, we can surmise that man has tried to determine God’s being for himself. Such “orthodox” beliefs concerning Him have traditionally been handed down over the many years to the rest of Christendom by way of various dictatorial creeds.

At this point let’s consider what is called the Apostles Creed which, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, professes to recite briefly “the fundamental tenets of Christian belief.” As to the actual origin of the creed there are various opinions: Some Catholic historians trace the creed back to Southern Gaul no earlier than the late 5th century, others claim an older form of the creed was used in the 2nd century, and still others place its origin back at the day of Pentecost. Whatever the case, a popular form of the Apostles Creed is as follows:

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; the communion of Saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; the life everlasting. Amen.” (Illustration: Triune divinity of ancient Assyria.)

While attempting to strengthen his political, civil, and religious power, Constantine called a council of Catholic bishops to a meeting at Nicaea in 325 A.D. One of the reasons for this council was to decide what doctrine of the Godhead would be followed.

At the council at Nicaea, there were various items on his agenda, the primary one being to adopt a creed which would settle the question of Arianism—a doctrine that the Son had been created by the Father and was subordinate to him. The creed that developed from this council at Nicaea has been named the Nicean Creed. The following is a literal translation of the original creed then adopted:

“We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, that is, of the substance of the Father, God of God, light of light, true God of true God, begotten not made, of the same substance with the Father, through whom all things were made both in heaven and on earth; who for us men and for our salvation descended, was incarnate, and was made man, suffered and rose again the third day, ascended into heaven and cometh to judge living and dead. And in the Holy Ghost. Those who say: There was a time when He was not, and He was not before He was begotten; and that He was made out of nothing; or who maintain that He is of another hypostasis or another substance [than the Father], or that the Son of God is created, or mutable, or subject to change, [them] the Catholic Church anathematizes.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. II, pp. 44-45.)

A more current version of this creed is called the Niceno- Constantinopolitan Creed, probably adopted by the Council of Constantinople in 381 A.D. The following is a literal translation of this version of the creed—parenthesis indicate words that have been altered or added according to modern Catholic use:

“We believe (I believe) in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. (God of God) light of light, true God of true God. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And (I believe) in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father (and the Son), who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified, who spake by the Prophets. And one holy, catholic and apostolic Church. We confess (I Confess) one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for (I look for) the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 11, pp. 49-50.)

As can be seen by the differences in the original Nicean Creed and the more current one now in use, elements of the Apostles Creed have been introduced into the current Nicean Creed. This creed has become the concluded doctrine of orthodox Christendom, and in general remains so today.

There are other creeds, such as the Athanasian Creed. This creed is considered by some to be a clear explanation of the doctrines of the Holy Trinity, a summary of the Catholic Faith, and other dogmas. It is rather long and consists of a great number of inconsistencies and contradictions. The creed was the creation of a one named Athanasius who was present at the Council of Nicaea. This creed teaches that God is three, and yet He is not three but only one; that the Father and the Son are the same, and yet they are not the same; that they are different, yet they are not different; and so on. A full quote of this creed will not tangibly add anything to our current discussion, so it will not be presented here for the sake of economy; although it can be found by searching the web.

We must remember that Constantine was a sun worshiper, a worshiper of Mithra. Mithraism was not just a pagan Roman thing, it went back to old Nimrod of Babylon, then down into Egypt, over into the Orient with the Hindu, up into northern Europe, and so on. Mithraism began in Babylon as an amalgamation of Chaldean astrology, the priests of Marduk (Baal), and the Indo-Iranian priests of Mithras.

One of the Mithraic doctrines was that of a holy trinity which comprised Mithras, Rashnu, and Vohu Manah. The trinity embodied three “persons,” but yet only “one.” The Papacy has in some of its churches an image of the Triune God, with three heads on one body. The Babylonians had something of the same. A similar belief existed in India with the words, “Eko Deva Trimurtti,” meaning, “One God, three forms”; similar false triune gods also existed, for example, among the pagans of Siberia, and the people of Japan. The pagans trinity was universal in all the ancient nations of the world. (Illustration: A medal from ancient pagan Siberia, depicting a trinity god, can be found in the Imperial Cabinet of St. Petersburg.)

Is there any wonder that God is a mystery to so many professed Christians? These creeds of the trinity are of pagan Babylonian origin and, as stated, is a summary of the Roman Catholic faith; yet, most of Protestant Christendom continues to yield to its unscriptural concepts.

Dethroning Christ
Concerning the Christian religion versus the pagan, one historian put it this way: “Christianity didn’t conquer Mithraic Paganism. Mithraism blended in, and changed names.” For example: the statue of Jupiter in Rome was renamed, “Peter,” and the Pope leads thousands of well-meaning Catholics to venerate this Idol by kissing its feet, and laying gifts before it. Also, statues of the goddess Diana—depicted as a virgin, the patroness of virginity, attributed with all the attributes of the Mother of the gods—was renamed, Mary.

Speaking of Mary, she is put in the position of mediatrix instead of Jesus being the Mediator between God and mans; she also has another title as the "Queen of Heaven" (shown right). As of late there have been an increase of Mary apparitions, many proclaiming herself as Co-Redemptrix, or Mediatrix. In the word of this Mary in one of these so-called apparitions we hear her say, “Once more I am here. – The Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate is now standing before you, ...” (Message given on May 31, 1954, the Feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces; Kunzli, p. 83; Queen of All, p. 96.)

The final goal of the adversary is to unite the whole world under one Pagan religion. This message came through loud and clear from the message of Pope Pius IX as he mentioned the “intercession” of Mary. In 1878 he referred to her role in establishing a one world Church under a new order. He said:

“We expect that the Immaculate Virgin and Mother of God, Mary, through her most powerful intercession, will bring it about that our Holy Mother the Catholic Church ...will gain in influence from day to day among all nations and in all places, prosper and rule from ocean to ocean, from the great stream to the ends of the earth; that she will enjoy peace and liberty ... and there will be then one fold and one shepherd.” (Queen of All, p. 27; For an in-depth study of this phenomenon see Queen of all, by Tutlow, Oakland and Myers.)

Not only has Jesus lost His position of Mediator and Intercessor within the Roman Church, but the dogma concerning the “Immaculate Conception” places Mary as the sinless babe instead of Jesus—that she was the one miraculously conceived, and preserved from all original sin. Therefore, she was named “immaculate,” meaning sinless. Right from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, under the title of “The Immaculate Conception,” we read about the exaltation of Mary:

“To become the mother of the Savior, Mary ‘was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.’ The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as ‘full of grace’. In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace. Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, ‘full of grace’ through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854: ‘The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.’ ... she is ‘redeemed, in a more exalted fashion,.... The Father blessed Mary more than any other created person ..., to be holy and blameless before him in love’. The Fathers of the Eastern tradition call the Mother of God ‘the All-Holy’ (Panagia), and celebrate her as ‘free from any stain of sin, as though fashioned by the Holy Spirit and formed as a new creature’. By the grace of God Mary remained free of every personal sin her whole life long.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition, Part One, Section Two, Chapter Two, Article 3, Paragraph 2.)

To this writer, it is puzzling why so many professed Christians insist on taking everything else in the Bible literally, but when it comes to the nature of God they create a mystery; as they do with most everything else they do not understand. They tend to deny truth to justify their own beliefs. As discussed in Chapter 1, can the reader understand “Why the King James Bible” is so important compared to the other bogus Bibles fostered upon us by the influential Roman Church? And when it comes to the nature of God, it appears that the Christian believer in general, due to false traditional beliefs, insist on rejecting from Holy Writ not only that which should be obvious and logical, but true and spiritual as well.

So, what is the true nature of God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost? Perhaps the next few chapters can help unravel that mystery with Biblical answers.