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The Kingdom of God 

What is the Kingdom of God?

The Kingdom of God is an alternate form of government taught by Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ and the early Church among others that is in accordance with the way of God the Father and sets men free as they seek it.

How does the Kingdom of God differ from other governments?

The Kingdom of God does not "exercise authority one over the other", but depends on the perfect law of liberty to provide the benefits of its society.

What rights do I have in the Kingdom of God?

All the rights given you by God. You give up no rights at anytime but remain free souls under God according to the "perfect law of liberty".

What responsibilities do I have in the Kingdom of God?

All responsibilities of dominion on earth as given you by God, dress it and keep it, have no other gods, make no covenants with them, honor your Fathers and Mothers, keep the commandments including the precept to love your neighbor and his rights as much as your own...

Wasn’t the Kingdom of God postponed because the Jews did not accept Christ?

The power was not restored for another ten days after the ascension. [Luke 24:49] The apostles who had been called out and appointed the kingdom which Jesus had already received were told to go back and wait in Jerusalem. At Pentecost thousands of Judean citizens and others accepted Christ as king and were cast out the unfruitful government system of the Pharisees. Jesus had already taken their rights in the kingdom away from them and they had agreed they had no king but Caesar.

Doesn’t Romans 13 tell us to obey government?

Jesus preached a government that operated under the perfect law of liberty, by faith, hope and charity and Paul said let every soul remain subject to The Higher Liberty. The word he used in his text which we often see as power means the right or power to choose. It does not mean government. The word ‘exousia’ is even translated liberty in 1 Corinthians 8:9. If you seek the kingdom of God and and His righteousness in stead o the benefits of the world you shall maintain your God given right to choose.

Is the kingdom for everyone?

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

How is the government supported in the Kingdom of God?

Freewill offerings of the people, through a network of ministers chosen by the people. These ministers for the people are the public servants of the kingdom who form the body of the Church under the criteria of Christ.

What was wrong with Christians? Why were they persecuted?

Christians would not apply for the benefits of authoritarian benefactors. They opted out of the qorban of Rome and remained within each family, freely congregating and choosing titular leaders who served their social welfare needs through a community bound only by faith, hope and charity. Specific reasons including stating they had another king rather than participating in civil schemes and social contracts or registering births to obtain those benefits. They had their own table or altars from which their benefits flowed.

What was the doctrine or error of the “Nicolaitans”?

The Nicolaitan or error of Balaam is when the people eat of the tables or altars of benefactors who exercise authority they are trapped or snared as David and Paul said and do not remain under the higher liberty or right to choose. They are trapped in a state where others choose for them. Ruling elite obtain the authority to decide what they will contribute and what they will receive. The people are no longer free souls under God the Father but are literally the conquered people, Nico Laity.

"Are men the property of the state?
Or are they free souls under God?
[1]

In most national governments the people are property of the state. They are human resources called subjects of the state who work first for the benefit of the State or as Peter said they are "merchandise".[2]

How may we become free souls under God?

We must repent and seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We must forgive so that we may be forgiven and we must give of ourselves so that we may be given.

What is His righteousness?

The Greek word translated into righteousness dikaiosune from the word dikaios righteous or just. The word "dikaiosune" is defined as the “state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God". It is some times referred to as "divine law". In the Hebrew it is tsaddiyq or qydu meaning "just, lawful, righteous".

Why are we supposed to be concerned about law and justice?

Because if we love and believe in Jesus we will keep His words and he said in Matthew 23:23 "the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done".

His Church and His Congregations

How does that kingdom relate to that Church?

The Church in its most general sense is the kingdom of God on earth. It consists of every man and women in their respective Families, freely congregating. And it includes Ministers, of several kinds, and their families in a network of service. Each family and family member is an altar of clay serving the community while the ministers are living stones that minister to the whole community including widows and orphans and families and communities in special needs. The Ordained Ministers act as a representative body for the people in free congregations.

What was the role or purpose of the Church?

The Church has many duties and function including proclaiming the kingdom. They are to maintain an entrance to the the everlasting kingdom and facilitate the choice of seeking the kingdom as free souls under God. If the Church does its job the people will have an alternative to going under authoritarian benefactors like Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Caesar and more modern rulers who exercise authority but call themselves benefactors.

How does Church relate to us in our lives and in God’s plan for us?

God has always wanted us to be free souls under Him alone. He took us out of Egypt and told us to never go back. He provided us a redeeming king who appointed men to keep us free in the world but not of it. This plan has not changed. To be free under God we must be responsible, charitable and active souls according to His ways.

What is this thing called the Church?

"In its most general sense it is the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances."

Is the Church incorporated?

The Church is the “body” or “corpus” of Christ by his appointment only. It is "A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies." [3]

What does observance of the same rituals and ceremonies mean?

All governments have rituals and ceremonies. The Church is no different except in a few important distinctions. As an example, in the recording of marriage the governments of the ‘world’ also establishes an exercising authority over the married couple. The Church also recognizes and records marriages but only to establish that no one has an exercising authority over the Family unit. In order to notice this difference the Church uses outward signs, consistent rituals and ceremonies, to mark a distinction from those who wish to live in the world but not of it and those who want to live of the world coveting its benefits and going under its authority. See Article 7 of the Polity.

What is a congregation?

A congregation is an unincorporated fellowship of men both free and bond that look to the servant Church appointed by Christ to assist them in their search for the kingdom and its righteousness as an alternative to the authoritarian and subjugating systems of the world.

How many people are needed to make a congregation?

A congregation is at least two or more people and one representative minister. The ideal size of a congregation is ten families.

Who or what is His Holy Church? What is their goal or vision?

His Holy Church is a phrase that describes an idea. We are not His Holy Church unless He says so. Our goal and vision is to conform to His Goal and Vision. We are just men and women who have been looking and the website, books, network of congregations is the result of us openly sharing what we found and are finding as we seek the kingdom.

We do not want you to believe in us but in Christ and his true ways. There are many who have misrepresented Christ over the centuries and are in apostasy. There are many footnotes and cross references to aid you in your own search for the kingdom.

Is this a network for individuals or churches to share information and ideas?

We believe there is one Church established by Christ. There are many individuals and congregations seeking to believe in Him and do His will and be a part of His Church. There really is no central authority but Christ and His Holy Spirit and we believe that any one who seeks Him may have His law written on their hearts and upon their minds. We seek to network so that we may share and learn, practice faith, hope and charity, forgive and give.

If you are a part of the free assemblies of His Holy Church then you know Christ and Christ knows you but the world does not know Christ. By mutual witness in a network of testimony and fellowship we establish a chain of authentication of His Church by two or mote witnesses according to biblical and lawful precepts in the sight of the "world" but we know that Christ established the Church in truth within the hearts and minds of His people individually. Yet we know that we must not forsake the coming together in order to fulfill the command to love one another.

Are you presenting a picture of the Church as you believe it should be?

We are trying to present the Church as the evidence shows it was instituted in the first century and by the faithful. Because much of the activities of the early Church have been hidden from us or twisted over the centuries and this was done by redefining words in many cases it has become necessary to redefine words as they were originally intended. We do not want people to take our word for it so there are all the footnotes and quotes. We do not believe that agreeing with a higher-archy of theologians is always same as an agreement with Christ.

What about the creed? Who is to define and explain it? Isn't agreeing how it is applied an important thing?

We believe that agreeing as to the meaning of the creed is dependent on agreeing with Christ. That is a process that may require mutual rebuke and reproof amongst men and women over a long time. The agreement we seek comes in time as we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness... The Church is a system in which you may seek the way of Christ. Joining the Church does not make your salvation real. It is joining with Christ that we must seek. The Church should never come between that connection of faith.

HHC Creed
http://www.hisholychurch.org/creed.php

Creeds and Conclusions
http://www.hisholychurch.org/creed2.php

Creed notes in PDF.
http://www.hisholychurch.org/creednotes.pdf

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Is their a doctrinal standard?

Christ is our only source of doctrines. Each individual must strive to determine His Doctrines working out their salvation with fear and trembling. The Doctrines of Christ are the foundation of all doctrines of His Church? Every thing that men may add must be measured by the basic doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit guiding each individual. If there is to be order let it be based on His words, Spirit, forgiveness, love, charity and hope.

Is the Church non denominational denomination?

We know that seeking the will of God is a process. We do not tell people to leave local Churches or join this group or that. The right to choose remains with the individual. If they come or go, gather or depart, let it be the will of the Father working in their hearts and minds. Again we are not starting another religion or seeking to divide people from one group by gathering them to another. We are only seeking Christ.

We know there will be those who want to divide us and create contention but there were the same people in the early Church too. To us the only denomination within the Church are the names of individuals and families everyone is to return to[Leviticus 25:10].

Every congregation is a free assembly but as it networks/gathers according to the Spirit and identity/name of Christ it becomes a part of His Church. Our records and documents are to help us keep track of each other so as to not neglect one another, like the buddy system times ten and to mark the corners of the free church so that the "world" does not fail to see us as the Church.

The Church is a spiritual relationship of men and women and God and each other. But the world does not always see spiritual things, hence the paper work, also, least we forget ... it is all based on the biblical precept of two or more witnesses to our love of God and each other.

What do you believe about Christ’s work of salvation, and the relationship to works and Kingdom building/seeking?

Jesus says not those who say but those who do the will of the Father. We must forgive to be forgiven, we must give to receive abundance. There are parables of the one, two, and three talents... the one who did nothing had everything taken from him. He talks about two sons, one who did and the one who said he would but did not. We believe it is clear that we should be "doing" and "striving" and "persevering" like he said or our faith is dead like James said but we can never do enough so salvation always remains a gift.

What does a congregation do?

The people in congregation are the government and the ministers are their public servants. The homes or tabernacles of the congregation rely on the good and freewill of their neighbors to supply them with all the social assurance of a Christ like people. In thanksgiving they are there for the needs and emergencies that life often brings.

What do the Ministers do?

They, like any other public servant of other governments, are in charge of the health, education and welfare of the people in community. They are the titular and representative government. They also manage the funds, freely receiving and freely distributing of and for the people, and they manage the reserve funds in the form of tangible properties, both real and personal, held in trust, both for the long term and immediate needs of the congregation.

How do we live in the world but not of it?

By learning not to depend upon the subjugating systems of the world but look upon the freewill faith, hope and charity of your brothers in Christ in free congregations under God’s perfect law of liberty.

What form of government is the Church?

The Church is not like other nations which “exercise authority” but remains an institution of God to provide service of “the government of the people, for the people and by the people.” [4]

The kingdom of God, by the appointed of the Messiah, is a pure Republic under Him alone. It is a grassroots movement by those families who seek to be ruled by God in common love for righteousness of God and one another which is pure religion.

Who is a member of the Church?

There are different types of members of the Church in its general and specific senses. There are the members of the congregation in general and members of the Church ministry and orders.

What must I do to become a member of the congregation?

Repent and be baptized. Water baptism is a ceremony where we express our intent or vow to seek the kingdom of God in all things and its righteousness in an ongoing spiritual baptism of forgiving and thanksgiving.

Is the Church a trust?

The ministry of the Church is appointed by Christ in trust including an obligation to serve His kingdom and it may also receive contributions of the people for His purpose in trust.

What must I do to become a member of the ministry of the Church?

You must become an ordained, licensed or commissioned minister or a member of a religious order.

What must I do to become a licensed minister?

A licensed minister is elected by a congregation and appointed by and ordained minister to act ex officio on behalf of the Church.

What must I do to become a commissioned minister?

A commissioned minister is someone appointed by an ordained minister to act ex officio on behalf of the Church on matters that he cannot or should not do himself.

What must an individual do to become an ordained minister?

They must obey the requirements of Jesus Christ according to His calling and be recognized as ordained of God by an ordained minister of the Church. This usually involves the laying on of hands, anointing with oils or some form of outward sign witnessed or documented within a congregations of ordained ministers.

What is an Order?

An order is a congregation of ordained ministers. It usually is not much larger than 10 or twelve ordained ministers, and their Families.

What is the purpose of an Order?

Like a congregation it serves the needs of the ministers and their Families and is a part of an over all network of the kingdom binding the people in faith hope and charity in practical ways.

Are only Ministers members of Orders?

Orders consist of Ministers and Members and their Families and domestic and ministerial servants.

Who are Members of an Order?

Members of an order are either those seeking and striving to be full time Ministers of the Church or, are retired from an active ministry of service to a congregations or support of the order with special skills, remaining in piety and devotion and owning all things in common.


Footnotes:


1 Cecil B. DeMille in “The Ten Commandments.”

2 Black's Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 325. also 4th, 5th 6th Ed.
3 The introduction to John Wycliffe’s translation of the Bible in 1382.
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