Elected, Chosen, and Called
Humans are called the elect for whom the complete destruction of all life on Earth will be stopped. The elect will be gathered from all areas of the planet. We are called God’s elect, guiltless, and will obtain the salvation with eternal glory. Humans are said to be the poor of this world, and rich in faith, chosen out of the world, from before the beginning of the world. Though the world hates them, they are a precious, faithful, chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar (sacred) people, and heirs of the royalty. The chosen are called according to his purpose, which was given by Christ Jesus before the world began, and announced by the gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus, the Christ. Few wise, mighty, or noble men are called. Those called are told to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling, which is predestinated, justified, glorified, sanctified, worthy, and virtuous. We are called saints with a holy calling to the royalty and glory of the Christ. Through this calling, mankind receives the promise of eternal inheritance, and will inherit a blessing of eternal life and glory, and all things that pertain unto life and godliness will be given to mankind.
Elected, Chosen, and Called Verses: See Appendix FSaints
To many, a “saint” is a person chosen by the church to receive this honor for great deeds, special powers, and always being very dead. The word appears in the Bible almost a hundred times, and in most instances refers to people that are very much alive. The Bible speaks of poor saints, churches of, collection for, ministry of, perfecting of, supplication for, and want of the saints. It says Jesus will make intercession for the saints, they are sanctified, glorified, righteous, and they will judge the world. They will receive the riches of the glory of Jesus’ inheritance and know the mystery, which was hidden from ages and from generations. Jesus, the Christ, is the King of saints and an unknown number of them will appear with him in the last days.
SaintsVerses: See Appendix S
Changed, Converted, and Translated
Men are said to be converted to be healed, their sins will be blotted out, and they will become as little children to enter into the kingdom (royalty) of heaven (the sky). Humans will all be changed into the same image as the glory of the Lord, be in a similar form like his glorious body, and achieve immortality. Humans are to be transferred into kingdom (royalty).
Changed, Converted, and Translated Verses: See Appendix G
A Promise of a Physical Change
Scripture reveals that the change will be physical, with a complete transmutation of the body, from one form to another.
♦ 2 Corinthians 3:17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
♦ Philippians 3:20. For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (conversation = community)
♦ II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The Royal Inheritance
The Formula for the Highest of Human Quests
The Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, Atlantis, The Hall of Records, The Spear of Destiny; all pursuits of great import to gain immortality, wisdom, truth, total power, freedom, love, the true meaning of life, and insight into the destiny of humanity. Combined in the pages of the Bible are all these treasures and the key to gain a full share of all for eternity. The promises made to mankind defy every conventional view of possibility, and are gained with the simple action of belief in the royal leader of the family of universally powerful beings who have promised it, Jesus, the Christ, and the Creator. All the superior things mankind has sought, and fought, for are offered in abundance in scripture. In the previous sections of this work we have presented hundreds of verses solidly establishing the promise of an inheritance into the royal family of God as the true gospel Jesus brought to mankind. In this section we offer hundreds of verses detailing the incredible rewards that are received with this eternal inheritance.
Immortality is the most sought after of human pursuit. The Fountain of Youth, The Elixir of Life, the mythical Holy Grail, and many other potential sources of eternal life have been the focus of mankind’s desire to escape death. Most people are familiar with only one verse in the Bible associated with immortality:
♦ “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3: 16).
What is not well known is that this concept is repeated almost 50 times in the New Testament. Certainly, the heavy emphasis on this by the Christ, as well as the same priority expressed by the Apostles, testifies to its importance in this incredible message intended for humanity.
The almost 50 references to the promise and inheritance of ever lasting, eternal, or immortal life in the New Testament provide, in number alone, proof of its importance to the message of Jesus and his Apostles. It is important to understand that this immortality is easily accessible to humans. All that is required is find a way to get to the Tree of Life:
♦ “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:” (Genesis 3: 22).
Human Everlasting and Eternal Life in the New Testament Verses: See Appendix H
Everlasting and Eternal Things in the New Testament Verses: See Appendix I
For Ever in the New Testament Verses: See Appendix J
Old Testament Immortality
The Old Testament is a record of the contacts of a very limited segment of humanity, the Nation of Israel, with a race of beings called the Elohiym, God, and another group of beings serving the Elohiym called the Malak, angels. The concepts these beings passed on to mankind are replete with references to the eternal, everlasting, and things that remain forever. The Old Testament speaks of an everlasting Father, the everlasting God, with everlasting arms, who is is from everlasting, and to everlasting, an everlasting king, and an everlasting kingdom. It mentions an everlasting covenant, dominion, foundation, name, sign, statute, priesthood, possession, and throne. It testifies to an everlasting joy, kindness, light, love, mercy, remembrance, righteousness, and strength. And, it declares there is an everlasting salvation and everlasting life. There is an eternal God and an eternal excellence.
Man is said to have the ability to live forever. Some land is given forever, some land will not be sold forever, and some places are desolate forever. There are covenants, ordinances, statutes, signs, inheritances, memorials, judgments, oaths, kingdoms, kings, princes, and thrones, which last forever, while many other things are established and kept forever, as well as things that perish forever. Things are destroyed forever, priests and their sons minister forever, some generations last forever, some beings are anointed forever. There is love, blessing, friendship, belief, and a peace that will last forever, an ever-burning fire, and places to abide and dwell forever. The Lord will reign forever and ever, he endures, he keeps truth, he rules by his power, and his counsel stands forever, he puts his name on things forever, that name is magnified, glorified, and endures forever, his mercy, truth, commandments, judgments, and righteousness endure for ever, he offers sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, the word of God will stand forever. Salvation will be forever, saints are preserved, thanks are given, and the earth abides forever, and time will last forever and ever.