Chapter 1: In the Beginning
Of all desirable things attainable by man, the assurance of his immortality, clear insight into the purpose behind his creation and true knowledge of the road towards the fulfillment of his destiny are the greatest. Those were the things so closely guarded, and just as they are the most desirable things on Earth, so are they the most highly priced and difficult to attain. Religion records the efforts of men, its doctrines and inspiration are the measure of its success or failure. – The Kolbrin, Book of the Sons of Fire
One of the problems we have in understanding what we see around us in the world today is that we only see what is going on today. Without a solid background in HISTORY, we are utterly unable to understand what we see going on around us, or to answer the fundamental questions we have in life.
I discussed some of this in The Restoration of Truth, but, at the time that book was written, back in 1992, I did not have at my disposal all of the information I have available now, and the internet was in its infancy. The true knowledge explosion since then has been absolutely incredible, and so, today, things are clearer. But, as you will note when you begin this journey of discovery, the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know. In fact, that is what has been so hard about writing this book. In our day of the absolute EXPLOSION and overload of information, things just “won’t sit still” for very long, which makes it very hard indeed to get the story straight. But, we have to start somewhere, so I am starting where we are now, and will leave it to future books, articles, and email messages to fill in the gaps as the knowledge comes out.
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Now, back to our discussion. The history of this planet and of the universe are much like a movie. Common sense tells you that if you come into a movie theater in the last few minutes of a movie, you will see the action, hear what the actors are saying, etc., but you will NOT be able to understand what is going on. You will not know the background and reasons for what you see. It will simply be a puzzling blur of activity and words that make NO SENSE whatsoever because you have missed the movie. In fact, in most films, if you miss the first few minutes, you may NEVER be able to figure out what exactly is going on.
After much study, I have come to the conclusion that the erasure of the past history of this planet and the universe has taken place for EXACTLY that reason. Whoever it is who has burned the books and records of the past did so because THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND! After you are finished with this book, you will understand that there is a horrible and monstrous game going on, a pre-meditated and concerted effort to keep you from discovering the truth, and that to keep us all ignorant of our great human potential and why we are here on this planet in the first place has required that the past history of this universe be kept under wraps and away from public view. But, once you begin to pull on the string of past history, the truth begins to cascade out for you to see.
You will also discover that this deception is all about having power over you, and keeping you from attaining the fantastic potential you were destined to have. As stated in the Preface, you can come to an understanding of this incredible potential, but in order to understand it more fully, you will first need to go back to the beginning of this movie we call life, absorb the important material from there, and then move forward in time to the present day, and finally move out into the fantastic promise the future has in store for you if you dare to embrace it.
And the future IS going to be fantastic and brimful of happiness and joy, as it was intended from the very beginning. The forces of darkness will be defeated, and the side of light will prevail. As a great man of God, Herbert W. Armstrong, was fond of saying “I have looked at the end of the book, and the news is good: WE WIN!”
Yes! You were BORN TO BE A WINNER, not a loser, if you will only come to grips with what you learn here and ACT UPON IT!
I am not saying that that road will be easy, without potholes and ditches. It has all of that and more. But, if you reach for your potential, and apply what you are going to learn, your success is GUARANTEED!
Let’s begin, then, in the beginning.
In the Beginning
We will start with the Bible, and then move on to other sources to fill in some of the gaps, as the Bible has huge holes in its accounts, and has only the briefest outline.
Most people think the Bible begins with the first chapter and first verse of Genesis, but they would be wrong. You see, the Bible is a coded book. It is purposely written so that THE VAST MAJORITY WILL NOT UNDERSTAND, because God is not trying to save this world now. We will get to that part of the story later, but for now, let’s find where the TRUE BEGINNING is!
If you will turn with me in your Bible to John 1:1-4: “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the light was the life of men.” [NKJV throughout unless otherwise noted.]
These verses take us back to the time before the earth or the material universe ever existed. Not even the angels had yet been created. There were only two Great Beings, one was the Word, which in the Greek is translated from the word Logos (note: some people try to say that the name for God can only be in the Hebrew language, and that unless you make the RIGHT NOISES with your mouth, you can’t be saved; much of the New Testament makes this argument utter nonsense, because the writers of the New Testament used primarily Greek names instead of Hebrew, as this example shows; also, some of the New Testament may have been written in Aramaic, and they didn’t revert to the Hebrew names for God there, either), which can be translated Spokesman, and the other is simply called God. But, at the same time that this Word was with God, this Word was also God.
It also states that this Being referred to as the Word is the one through whom the entire work of creation was done [“All things were made through Him, and without him nothing was made that was made.” Now understand this, by adding Ephesians 3:9: “…God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.” Thus, as we read further, in Colossians 1, beginning verse 12, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath …translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…who is the image of the invisible God [same appearance, form and shape and character]…for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (verses 12-13, 15-17]
Instead of revealing some Trinity, then, or some other mystery brought out of paganism, your Bible reveals that there existed at first, at the Beginning, only these two God Beings.
Of course, our minds ask the natural question, “what was before this?” The Book of Genesis and the Book of John say “in the beginning.” But, what happened before the beginning of time, and the universe as we know it?
Well, the Kolbrin seems to have an answer to this question.
The Kolbrin, describes the situation like this:
“Before the beginning there was only one consciousness, that of The Eternal One whose nature cannot be expressed in words. It was The One Sole Spirit, The Self Generator which cannot diminish. The Unknown, Unknowable One brooding solitary in profound pregnant silence.
“The name which is uttered cannot be that of this Great Being who, remaining nameless, is the beginning and the end, beyond time, beyond the reach of mortals, and we in our simplicity call it God. [Note, reading on, it is apparent that this One is He whom we now call God the Father, for He is the Father and Originator of all.]
“He who preceded all existed alone in His strange abode of uncreated light, which remains ever unextinguishable, and no understandable eye can ever behold it.[Note: Christ Himself said “no man hath seen the Father,” and that, before He came, we did not know the Father, but that He, Christ, had come to “reveal the Father.”] The pulsating draughts of the eternal life light in His keeping were not yet loosed. He knew Himself alone, He was uncontrasted, unable to manifest in nothingness, for all within His Being was unexpressed potential.
“The Great Circles of Eternity were yet to be spun out, to be thrown forth as the endless ages of existence in substance. They were to begin with God and return to Him completed in infinite variety and expression. [Note: Science has proven the existence of an infinite number of parallel universes, where everything that is possible to happen, does happen, and every fork in the road branches off into a new reality, because, literally, all possible paths are taken in one of these universes or another. It would appear that each of these universes is but one of these “Great Circles of Eternity.” It is also interesting to note that science believes our universe to be round. Thus, Circle of Eternity is both a correct and a scientifically valid description!]
“Earth was not yet in existence, there were no winds with the sky above them; high mountains were not raised, nor was the great river in its place. All was formless, without movement, calm, silent, void and dark. No name had been named and no destinies foreshadowed.
“Eternal rest is intolerable, and unmanifested potential is frustration. Into the solitude of timelessness came Divine Loneliness and from this arose the desire to create, that He might know and express Himself, and this generated the Love of God. He took thought and brought into being within Himself the Universal Womb of Creation containing the everlasting essence of slumbering spirit.
“The essence was quickened by a ripple from the mind of God and a creative thought was projected. This generated power which produced light, and this formed a substance like unto a mist of invisible dust. It divided into two forms of energy through being impregnated with The Spirit of God and, quickening the chaos of the void within the Universal Womb, became spun out into whirlpools of substance. From this activity, as sparks from a fire, came an infinite variety of spirit minds, each having creative powers within itself.
“The activating word was spoken, its echoes vibrate still, and there was a stirring movement which caused instability. A command was given and this became the Everlasting Law. Henceforth, activity was controlled in harmonious rhythm and the initial inertia was overcome. The Law divided the materializing chaos from God and then established the boundaries of the Eternal Spheres. [Note: Is this another name for “The Great Circles of Eternity,” or, are we now being transferred from an overall view of all the parallel universes of existence and focusing in on our own universe, which is then further sub divided into “Eternal Spheres?” At present, we cannot know for sure. If the ancients knew the answer to this, that answer has been lost. Also note that the Being who became the Word, is here called the Law, because He created all that is. He is apart from the Father as a separate Being, and He is the Creator of all that is, according to your Bible. Note further that one of His first acts was to divide the material of the universe from God the Father.]
“Time no longer slept on the bosom of God, for now there was change where before all had been unchanging, and change is time. Now within the Universal Womb was heat, substance and life, and encompassing it was the Word which is the Law.
“The command was given, “Let the smallest of things form the greatest and that which lives but a flash form everlastingness.” Thus the universe came into being as a condensation of God’s thought, and as it did so it obscured Him [the Father] from all enclosed within His solidifying creation. Henceforth, God [the Father] was hidden, for He has always remained dimly reflected in His creation. He became veiled from all that came forth from Him. Creation does not explain itself, under the Law it cannot do so, its secrets have to be unraveled by the created. [Now we can see why the Word, Who became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, had to come down and reveal to us the Father. Notice how even in this ancient text, He is called “the Word.” This term for Him in the first chapter of John did not come from a vacuum. John did not invent it. It came from a much earlier source, like this one, or from the lips of Christ Himself. This is the God that man can and has seen. He is the creator of all in this universe. This is why the passage above says that the Word encompassed the Womb of Creation. He is a God with personality that we can understand. The Father, on the other hand, is the one whom the Eastern religions call “The Absolute.” He is the impersonal God whom man cannot see.]
”All things are by nature finite, they have a beginning, a middle and an end. An unaccomplishable purpose would be eternal frustration and therefore, the universe being created purposefully it must have an objective. If it ended without anything else following, then the God existing must slumber indifferent to its activities. But He has made it a living work of greatness operating under the changeless Law [The Word].
“The creating word had been spoken, now there was another command and the power going forth smote the sun so its face was lit, and it shone with a great radiance pouring warmth and light upon its sister Earth. Henceforth she would live within the protection of her brother’s household, rejoicing in his benevolence and strength.
“The waters upon the bosom of Earth were gathered together and dry land appeared. When the covering of water was rolled back the body of Earth was unstable, damp and yielding. The face of the sun shone down kindly upon his sister and the dry land of her body became very hard, humidity and dampness were taken away. He gave her a garment of fleece and a veil of fine linen, that she might clothe her body with modesty.
— The Kolbrin, the Book of Creation, Chapter 1
Here, below, is more information about the nature of God and creation from a later chapter of the Kolbrin:
“Beyond God [the Word] there is an Absolute which no man should try to understand, for it exists and has always existed in a state beyond man’s finite comprehension. It is from this Absolute that God [the Word], The Ultimate in all Perfections, was engendered.
“To create, God [the Word, this time. The previous chapter described the beginning, when the Word and the Universe first appeared, but the Absolute left it to the Word to finish the work of creation] first visualized in thought, then He produced an outflowing wave of power which, in a manner of speaking, solidified what might be called building stones. The outflowing power also produced the Celestial Hymn which brought the building stones together in harmonious forms. So it is truly said that all creation is the harp of God and it responds to His song and manipulations. It is an everlasting unfoldment. The voice of God can also be heard in the voice of His beautiful daughter [called in other parts of the Kolbrin the earth] who endows all growing things with life and beauty.
“There is a divine purpose in creation which may be known only to the few, this knowledge is the key to all unanswered questions. Acquiring it is like the drawing back of heavy curtains which have kept a room in gloomy half light, so all things suddenly became clear and distinct. He who gains this knowledge knows the Grand Secret, the answer to the riddle of the ages, and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt. This divine purpose, and the divine secret concerning it, is called Gwenkelva.
“Apart from Gwenkelva God gains nothing from His creation, except that as a Being possessing infinite love and goodness He must have something to receive the gift of love and respond to it. Even among mortal beings, who is there that could find satisfactory fulfillment in self-love? Also, He needed something wherewith He could contract Himself, some medium wherein He could perform, and this is creation.
“Creation is also, for mortals, the school of life. The training ground for godhood. [Note: This statement, made so casually, is indeed this great Secret, Gwenkelva! The secret mystery of the ages is, as we shall learn in more detail as we go along, the fact that man is destined to become God as God is God, summed up in this small statement above, but also in the Bible, as we shall later see!] There are Three Circles of Reality, three realms, three stages of existence. They are: Heaven, where perfection visualized on Earth may be realized and desires and ideals materialized; where hard-striven-for aspirations are attained; it is the place where all the properly developed spiritual potential latent in man reaches maturity and fulfillment. [The trick here, as we shall see later, is to understand WHERE and WHAT Heaven is, and that, in itself, could very well be a shock to the system of modern man, steeped in eons of lies and half truths.] Earth, the place of training, development and preparation, the testing ground, the battlefield where men discover their true natures when confronted by life’s challenges, contests and contentions; where competition and controversy are the rule. It is here that aims and objectives are conceived and thought-out for realization later in the proper place. It is a starting point, the beginning of the journey; it is here that the proper road must be wisely chosen. Then there is the Realm of the Misty Horizon, the intermediate place, the place of spirits, where those above can commune with those below and where free spirits wander within their limitations”.
The Kolbrin, The Book of Creation, Chapter 7
The Deceptive Trinity Doctrine Obscures our Understanding
How did we get the Trinity Doctrine, if only two persons are revealed in the God Family, both in the Bible and other ancient books?
To answer this question, let me quote a section from the book, Mystery of the Ages, by Herbert W. Armstrong, p. 35:
“There is only one small passage in the Authorized Version of the Bible that is generally used by Trinity adherents to support the Trinity doctrine. This passage is found in I John 5:7-8, and is bracketed in the following quotation: ‘For there are three that bear record [in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth], the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.’ The bracketed words were added by editors to the Latin Vulgate translation probably in the early fourth century. They do not appear in any of the older Greek manuscripts nor in other modern English translation. They were added to the Latin Vulgate during the heat of the controversy between Rome and Dr. Arias and God’s people.
“Bible commentaries explain that these words were never written in the apostle John’s manuscript or any existing early copies of it. The apostle John in his three epistles and the Revelation speaks of “the Father, and… Son” (I John 1:3), but never of ‘the Father and the Word,’ except in this uninspired part of I John 5:7-8.
“There was a real reason why the arch deceiver Satan wanted that spurious verse added in the Latin Vulgate from which it crept into the Authorized Version. The Trinity doctrine completely does away with the gospel of Jesus Christ. His gospel is the MESSAGE he brought mankind from God the Father, the good news of the coming KINGDOM OF GOD! That is the ONE thing above all Satan wants to defeat. This will become plain as we proceed.
“One world-famous evangelist said: ‘When I first began to study the Bible years ago, the doctrine of the Trinity was one of the most complex problems I had to encounter. I have never fully resolved it, for it contains an aspect of mystery. Though I do not totally understand it to this day, I accept it as a revelation of God…. To explain and illustrate the Trinity is one of the most difficult assignments to a Christian.’
Much is also made of the fact that in a number of places in modern translations the masculine pronoun he is carelessly used in connection with the Holy Spirit. But not always– sometimes the Holy Spirit is referred to as it in these very same translations. For example, in the passage describing the first coming of the Holy Spirit for the founding of the Church of God on that memorable day of Pentecost.
Holy Spirit Poured Out
“The Holy Spirit came from heaven, audibly, sounding like a mighty wind, ‘and it [the Holy Spirit] filled all the house where they were sitting.’ Next, the Holy Spirit appeared–WAS VISIBLY SEEN–manifested–’And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it [the Holy Spirit in the form of divided tongues] sat upon each of them’ (Acts 2:2-3). In verse 18, Peter is quoting from the prophet Joel: ‘I will pour out…of my Spirit….’ The Holy Spirit, like water or a fluid, can be ‘POURED OUT.’ Can you pour out a person from one into another–as from God into those assembled there? John 7:37-39: ‘In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy [Spirit] was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)’
“Again in Acts 10:45, ‘…on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy [Spirit].’”
I could go on and give more examples, but this will suffice for now. Further information on these topics is available in our online website. Check out the wealth of material there for more proof on this and other subjects.
God is a Divine Family
Thus, God is revealed, at the outset, as a Divine Family, at this time made up only of these two. The Logos, or Spokesman, is the one used by the God Family to actually do all of the work of creation. He was also the One who has, throughout the ages, been the One to always deal with mankind. He is the Creator of this universe, and the revealer of the other member of the God Family, who after Christ’s birth, became known to us as the Father.
Verse 14 of this same chapter says that this Word is the One who “became flesh and dwelt among us.” The Word became the One known to us now as Christ.
But let’s go back now to this setting in pre-history. The Father and the Son (as they later became known) were the only two Beings in existence. It is not revealed how long it was before they thought of beginning a Creative Work, but, when one has always existed, that question loses its meaning. Suffice it to say that at some point they decided that it would be nice to have company — to have other beings to share their existence with.
How long they thought about this is not revealed, but we do know that God plans things very thoroughly, with painstaking care before He does them. In any case, they planned their first creations, which were to be spirit beings, though on a slightly lower plane of existence. The passage from the Kolbrin explains this in some detail, and also tells us of their realm that it is the Misty Horizon.
It has become apparent to my mind after much study and comparing of various sources, that this inhabitation of the spirits is, in actuality, in the fourth dimension, which has a vibrational frequency somewhat higher than our third dimension.
You could also refer to these dimensions as DENSITIES. The third dimension or density is heavier than the ones above it. But, the fourth dimension or density is so close to our own, that at times there can be crossover between these two dimensions, especially concerning the lower part of the fourth dimension, as we shall discuss in more detail later.
In the next chapter, we are going to go into a complete discussion about this spiritual creation, and how it relates to angels, demons, and man.
Hold onto your seat, because you are about to learn things that have been purposely suppressed down through the ages of time, until at this point in time, the knowledge has been pretty much erased from the consciousness of the masses. But, this information was COMMON KNOWLEDGE, by and large, in the apostolic era, and understanding it will make certain seemingly strange or even unintelligible Bible passages plain to your understanding.