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   Brings you the plain truth about today's world news and the prophecies of the World Tomorrow.

   And greetings friends, this is Herbert W. Armstrong with the good news of the World Tomorrow. Oh, my friends. It's a good thing. There is a world tomorrow coming, and that the news of tomorrow's world is good because the news of today's world is so bad. And there is a cause for it all, and there will have to be a reason if there's going to be a better world tomorrow, whatever we sow, that we are reaping and that we shall reap. And if we're going to have a better world, we'll have to sow that or plant that, which will come up into that better world. There is no getting around that.

   Why is it, my friends, that in the world today we are believing exactly the contrary of that which the leader of what we call our religion, Christianity, taught? Why is it that people who call themselves Christians today make a liar out of Christ in effect? They don't know they do; they're sincere, they believe they have the truth, but they believe exactly the opposite of what he taught and of what he believed, and they practice customs, the very antithesis of that which he practiced. Oh, I tell you, my friends, therein lies the root cause of all of the world's troubles today. It's what we're believing. It's what we know, how we are educated, what we are practicing, and what we're doing. And yet we call it Christianity. We've turned the word of God upside down, and I tell you, the most exciting thing in the world is to open your Bible, blow the dust off of it, and read for yourself and see with your own eyes as we go into it now, how the things Jesus taught have been turned upside down and how you were born into a world, all of which has been deceived. The prophecy said that the whole world would be deceived, and it has been, and you were born into this deceived world, and you grew up believing what the rest of the people believed and what was taught and thinking, "Well, of course, all of these groups we call churches couldn't be wrong." And here it is in this world, and we have accepted it. It has become part and parcel of us. We have become absolutely inoculated with it. And when someone tells us that these things are not right, they are not true, and that what we believe is not what Jesus taught, that we're not hearing the gospel of Christ, but man's gospel about Christ and that it is about a different Christ altogether than the real true Christ of the Bible. Well, we become incensed, we become angry, and we just want to go on believing what we do. But look at the world you live in, and this world is only reaping what it's been sowing, and what it's been sowing is the result of what it believes, and it doesn't believe the right things. Now look into your Bible.

   We were coming right down to the very end now, of the 10th chapter of John, you know, we have been in the 10th chapter of Luke and in the time sequence of going through the very life of Jesus, what he taught, what he did, what was his belief? What was his teaching? What was his gospel in the time sequence? The 10th chapter of John came in next in the order. And so we have come over to it, and we're just about through with it now, you remember that the Jews had come about and saying if you be the Messiah, the Christ, tell us plainly. And uh, he said that he had told them that they didn't believe (John 10:25-32). And then he said the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness. You should know by the works. In other words, the fruits, and Jesus had said, you can tell a tree by the kind of fruit it bears and you can, and you can tell a person by the results, the fruits in their lives. And that means the works, the things that they do, and the things that they accomplish, the way they act, not necessarily the way they talk.

   Then Jesus had said that they were not of his sheep. That's why they didn't believe him. He said his sheep hear his voice. They follow him, and they shall never perish. My Father gave them me, and he is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. Oh, that's a comforting thought that if we are his sheep, no man can pluck you out of his hand. I and my Father are one, then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. And Jesus said many good works have I showed you from my Father?

   Now, then let me pause here. Once again, we've been going over this the past two or three days, and I'm just trying to get started here to refresh your minds. And Jesus said the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. Many good works have I showed you from my Father. Today, my friends, that kind of religion that we here taught that is supposed to be Christ's religion is exactly the opposite that why are no works. They say Jesus did away with the Father's law and obeying the Father and good works that you can't earn your way to salvation. Well, of course, you can't earn your way. But I want to tell you something, salvation is God's free gift, and it comes only by grace, but there are terms and conditions, and God isn't going to give it to you any other way.

   Now (John 10:33), the Jews answered him, saying for a good work, we stone thee not but for blasphemy because thou being a man make thyself God. He made himself God. Now listen, while he was begotten of God from his physical birth in a way that no other human being ever has been. He had the spirit of God. But we can by a repentance and by our faith in Christ receive the spirit of God so that we can become begotten sons of God, not by an original physical birth, but by a spiritual begettal that comes as God's gift when we repent. And when we turn around and go the other way to forsake our way and the way of society and the way of custom in this world. And when we turn from this world, because whosoever will be a friend of this world is the enemy of God. And if we were of the world, the world would love us. But Jesus said that if we are going to follow him, the world will hate us and will persecute us. And then you read also in the New Testament that all who will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution because the world hates good. The world hates the way of Christ, and it has chosen the opposite way, and I'm trying, and I'm pleading with you, my friends, in the hope that some of you will see it, that you were born in such a world, and the day you were born, you had nothing in your mind. Your mind knew nothing. You had none of the knowledge, especially about religious ideas that you hold now. And they have all come to you out of this world and this world's religions, you just suppose it's the way of Christ. It's time to take the thing out and to look at it, my friends, and to see and to be a little bit disillusioned, we have to unlearn a lot of things before we can come to the truth now because thou being a man make thyself, God, we can be begotten of God too (Romans 8:11). And if the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in us, he that raised Christ from the dead shall also quicken or make immortal our mortal bodies by his spirit that dwelleth in us.

   And I was in that, I think in the preceding program, and I was explaining how God is more than one person, a family of persons called Elohim in the Hebrew language. And the name is Elohim. And that is a uni-plural, which includes more than one. It's a family name, and there's the Smith family, the Jones family, and so on God though is Elohim, that is the Hebrew name Elohim. And it means more than one, and it is a family, and Jesus was God and the Father is God. There is a family relationship between a Father and a Son. Now, Jesus here was accused of while he was a man making himself God. And so Jesus answered them. Is it not written in your law? I said, ye are gods that is ye are Elohim if he called them Gods, unto whom the word of God came and the scripture cannot be broken. Say of him, whom the Father is sanctified and sent into this world, thou blasphemous because I said I am the Son of God. Now, the son of God is of the God family. There's no getting around that. However, he was the begotten Son of God as the scripture plainly affirms, and we can be begotten. We can't be more than Jesus was. Now, we talk about having been already born again. And that comes from the fact that in the Greek language, in which the New Testament was written, they have only one word for the two meanings of the begettal process and the birth process.

   Now, a baby that is yet unborn, which the physicians would call a fetus, is begotten but not born. But there is a human life there. And to take that human life is murder, and that is a human life. Now, when we are begotten of God, we are already the sons of God, but we're not yet born. We are begotten sons. And the Bible is very plain in saying that now are we already the sons of God? If we are begotten of God, if we have received his spirit and it doth not yet appear what we shall be. So if the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in us, he will make us immortal, and we will be born of God in the family of God, just like God immortal by his spirit that dwelleth in us. And that is the shall we say the impregnation, the very life comes out from God into us, and we are already the sons of God. Now, God is a great family, the divine family, the supreme family, the creating family, and the ruling family. And I just wanted to carry that a little further.

   Now, I had explained to you that God said, let us make man in our image. He didn't say let me, God is more than one person. And Jesus when he was on earth was the express image of his Father's person. People said to some of his disciples said, well, what does God look like? Show us what the Father looks like? And he said, well, have you been so long time with me? And you asked me a thing like that? If you've seen me, you've seen the Father, God looks like him. And yet when he went up to Nazareth where he had been brought up, wasn't born there, but he was brought up there. He couldn't do very many miracles or things there because of the unbelief of the people. They said, well, why he's just another man, he looks like we do. He looks like any man. Haven't we seen him grow up here? Why he was a carpenter? He's this carpenter's son. We've seen him all his life. We see his brothers and we know his father and mother. Of course, Joseph was not really his father at all, except legally God was his only Father, but he looked like other men. And he told his disciples that he looked like God and man is in the image of God. And so God has eyes. God has a nose. God has a mouth. God has ears. God has a face. God has hands. God has feet, of course, speak of the hand of God, the arm of God, the finger of God. The one thing that we have in common with God, my friends is a mind which no animal has like a human. We have the kind of mind that God does only our minds are so limited and God's mind is not limited. God has all knowledge and we have a little knowledge. God has a mind that works in perfection. We have a mind that is very faulty. We talk about all the errors of the an allowance for human error and, and how human it is to err and all that sort of thing. And so we're far from perfect, but God is perfect and yet we can have the very mind of God. Now, we have a human nature, we can have the divine nature. Well, God said, let us make man in our image. He had made the cattle after their image, he had made the birds after each after his own image are kind. And God said, let us make man after our image after our kind, our likeness, same form and shape.

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   Now, then you read over here in I Corinthians 15 (I Corinthians 15:45), that the first man Adam was made a living soul. And the last Adam was Christ, a quickening spirit. Now a soul is made of matter, a soul is something that can die. A soul is not immortal and there is no scripture in the Bible that says it is, but the Bible says the soul that sinneth, it shall die, and the wages of sin is death, not eternal life. There is no such thing as an immortal soul. Now, the first man Adam was made a living Nephesh. The animals are Nephesh. That is the life of animals, that is material life, that is nothing but a process of chemistry. And we are just going to run down like an alarm clock that is wound up. We're going to stop ticking someday unless we receive immortal life and eternal life from God. The Bible says that Jesus brought immortal life to light through the Gospel and he told us to seek for it. If we already were immortal and had it, we wouldn't seek for it. And we shall put it on at the resurrection. Just two or three verses right under here (I Corinthians 15:47).

   Now, the first man is of the earth, earthy. The second man is the Lord from heaven. And as is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy? And Jesus said that which is born of the flesh is flesh, that's what we are, but we must be born again, born of the spirit. And as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly, and as we have borne the image, that is we have carried or have the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. You see, we do not in this light yet bear the image of the heavenly, just of the earthy of the same form and shape, having eyes, nose ears, yes, same form and shape, arms, legs, hands, feet, toes and fingers. We have a mouth like God. God has a mouth. God spoke, God's ears open to our cry. If we pray, all those things are mentioned, but God is a spirit and nowhere in your Bible does it say that man is a spirit. It speaks of man having a spirit? But that's a great deal different from being a spirit. Now, we shall bear the image of the heavenly, but we're coming in a different body. Now by the resurrection from the dead, we shall be born into the family of God provided we are begotten of God and the spirit of God is in us now.

   Now, some men will say, well, how are the dead raised up? Not the living, they're not immortal, they're not living, they are dead. And the resurrection is the resurrection, not of living immortals, but the resurrection from the dead. And how are the dead raised up with? What body do they come? Well, that also sowest is not quickened except it die. When you plant a seed in the ground, it dies and that which thou sowest or which you plant in the ground, thou sowest not the body that shall be. In other words, the body that's coming up if you plant a grain of wheat is not that same grain of wheat at all, but there's grain, it may chance of wheat or some other grain. But God giveth it a body such as hath pleased him and to every seed, his own body. Now, the one that comes up is a different body than the one that dies and is buried in the ground. Now we die and we're buried in the ground. It should be just like a seed. Of course, sometimes today people put dead bodies in mausoleums and sometimes they cremate them and they do all that sort of thing. It's rather unnatural and it isn't the way that we find described in the Bible. It seems to be God's natural way and God's way is explained as planting in the ground like seed and it's going to spring up just like when you plant wheat, there comes a time when it springs up, but it's a new grain of wheat that comes up, you know, maybe several grains in the case of wheat come from the one, in our case, it will be the one body, not several, but it will be a different body. In other words, it won't be the same body we have now, but it will be the same form and shape. We'll still have a mouth and nose and ears and eyes and hands and feet and all that sort of thing. Just the same because that's the way God is. And we are going to bear the image of the heavenly as we do of the earthy and the earth is in the same form and shape as God. Now, all flesh is not the same flesh.

   Now, we're going to come in a body of flesh, but it won't be the same kind of flesh. It won't be the same body. There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, that's just animals and another of fishes and another of birds, all different kind of flesh. It isn't the same kind of flesh. If you eat roast chicken, it's not the same kind of flesh as fish or it isn't the same kind of flesh as beef. And there's another kind of flesh which is pork. It was in the plain truth some time ago about whether that's fit to eat or not and why it isn't a matter of God making it fit and unfit and the one time and changing it another or anything of the kind, the Bible tells you about that and what is right and what is wrong and whatever God tells us is just for our good because he wants us to be healthy and that's all there is to it.

   But for instance, pork and all the things that come from a hog, bacon, ham, all that kind of thing. It's a different kind of flesh from that of the sheep or from the cow, from mutton or from beef or whatever it may be. There are different kinds of flesh. Now, there is this mortal flesh that is made up of matter, that's what we have now. And we are in a body made of matter. We're of the dust of the ground. And God said to Adam unto the dust shalt thou return. Now he continues about different bodies verse 40 and I'm in I Corinthians 15 (I Corinthians 15:40). There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial, but the glory of the celestial is one, the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon and all that sort of thing. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown that is planted when it's buried in the ground, in corruption. Our bodies do rot and decay. They corrupt, it is raised in, incorruption.

   The body that comes up will be composed of spirit. It will be a different body. It will be flesh, but it will be spirit flesh. It will not be composed of matter, it will not have 16 elements of matter. There will be no elements in it because spirit is not composed of elements, matter is composed of elements. There's some carbon in us and some hydrogen and we have to have some oxygen. And also there's a lot of calcium in it. So you wouldn't have any bones and magnesium and manganese and all of these various elements that we have potassium, all that sort of thing in our bodies. You won't have any potassium, any manganese, you won't have any calcium, you won't have those things in the body that is to come. If you attain unto the resurrection of the dead, it's sown in corruption raised in, incorruption. Spiritual things are eternal and immortal material things are changing form by a chemical process continually. It's sown in dishonor. It is raised in glory, it is sown in weakness. We're weak compared to God and the spirit powers raised in power sown a natural body, which means of matter, raise a spiritual body composed of spirit. Now, there you are a different body altogether.

   Now, then we read down here a little further in I Corinthians 15 and verse 50 (I Corinthians 15:50). Now this I say brethren, flesh and blood, that's what we are now. Flesh and blood. We won't be flesh and blood, then we'll be spirit, flesh but not blood. We won't get our life from the circulation of blood or from the breath of air. But flesh and blood. That is mortal life such as we have cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. And yet the common teaching and the common assumption has been that the church is the Kingdom of God and that Jesus did come again in the Holy Spirit when he came and that it is the church. And therefore that God has gone way off somewhere and the church is taking over everything. Oh my friends, what an error that is, the Kingdom of God is something we can be born into by a resurrection from the dead. But flesh and blood cannot inherit it. Flesh and blood cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. You have to be born of the spirit until you're a different body, a body composed of spirit before you can ever enter into the Kingdom of God. And when you enter the Kingdom of God, you will be a part of God. You will be as much God as Jesus is God, as much as God is the Father.

   Now, look neither doth corruption inherit in corruption. Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, let us be dead, but we shall all be changed in the moment in the twinkling of an eye that is all won't be dead. Some of us will be alive. Those of us that are alive at the time of the coming of Christ will be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye. At the last trump. For the trumpet shall sound. The dead shall be raised incorruptible. We shall be changed for this corruptible must put on incorruption. This mortal must put on immortality.

   This body will be changed to a spirit body, a different kind of flesh, a different kind of composition. It will have power, it will have knowledge, it will have glory, all of those things. We will then be God. Now, that was the whole thing here with Jesus. Why? They didn't believe it was possible that a human being could ever be converted, changed into a God being. And Jesus quoted this scripture back here from the Psalms and I read it to you in the preceding program that you are Elohim that you are Gods. And yet he said you shall die, but we are resurrected into the family of God. My friends, you can't get there any other way but to be resurrected into it.

   Now, let's, let's finish this chapter real quickly. If he called them Gods Elohim, I actually Gods, that is they are Sons of God. If they're begotten of God, they are Sons of God now and they're going to die, but they shall be resurrected. Immortal, incorruptible. Full of glory and honor in the Kingdom of God. Then he said, how do you say of him, that is Jesus himself, whom the Father had sent thou blasphemous because I said I am the Son of God?

   Now, listen, how do you have to be a Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me, not, if you don't do the works of the Father, you're not a Son of God, you're not even in the true church of God. And when you, my friends believe this lie, this damnable lie that is being proclaimed around the world today, there are no works. You just have an empty faith, a dead faith of believing on Christ without believing Christ. And without having the faith of Christ received unto you through the Holy Spirit of God, that you can receive the Holy Spirit without obedience, without complete submission to God. You are not a begotten child of God. You are not on the way into the Kingdom of God, but you're on the way to damnation and to destruction.

   But if I do though you believe not me, believe the works that you may know and believe that the Father is in me and I am him, he is in the Father, the Father is in him and the Father must be in you and you must be in the Father. If you are a begotten child of God, therefore, they sought again to take him, but he escaped out of the hand. And Jesus went again beyond Jordan into a place where John at first baptized and he abode there and many resorted to him and said, John did no miracle.

   But all things that John spoke of this man were true and many believed on him there. But they didn't necessarily believe him. We found many believed on him but didn't believe him. Listen, my friends, the one great goal of this life is to attain the resurrection. And actually, what is salvation? It is a creation of holy characters to be born into the very family of God to make us now sons of God. And that whole matter of salvation, the whole matter of redemption in our lives is a creation, a spiritual creation now going on in which we share with God in the process, all that goes into that new divine being that new different spirit body that is to come, everything comes from God, not from us, but it comes as we repent, as we abhor ourselves, as we abhor evil and want to get rid of it as we desire, as we beseech God, as we hunger and thirst for the true riches as we ask God for it and let God give it to us.

   Listen, it's a teamwork proposition. It's God in you and you in him. Christ doesn't even walk alongside of you. He comes into you and it is a sharing and you have to share what you have with God. You have to give yourself to him, then he will share what he has with you. How much more does God have than you do? Who's going to get the best of that bargain? If you share it with God, you give what you have your little puny self. There isn't anything to it. You give that to God. He gives all he has to you and you therefore come into his family.

   Now, listen, we make the decision. We put forth the active effort. Yes, we try, we try to overcome, but we won't do it. We have to beseech God and he supplies the real righteousness. He supplies the love. He supplies the life. He supplies everything that goes into what we shall be. But it's a sharing. It's a fusion of God in us and us in God. Oh, I hope you get the real truth.

   Now, listen, my friends, I have to close now, if you want to really understand your Bible, if you're willing to set yourself to devote a half hour or more every day to Bible study, you may enroll now for the Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course, there is no tuition.

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