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| What are
COTC Membership requirements?
Membership is inclusive, not exclusive. There are many levels of participation within COTC. At the basic level, the foundation, the Church recognizes Membership to be composed of "...all Thinking Thought Beings In Form."1
COTC believes Membership is self-evident, a God Given right, a foregone conclusion, knowing that the Creator made us all members, of one body. So within COTC, Church Membership is a self-recognition, a claim, left to the conscious choice of the individual. To recognize oneself as a member of Church Of The Creator® requires no further action by COTC.
Anyone who resonates with the principle statements, the Mission Statement, Sacred Mandate, may "...join in principle and witness..." through the action of signing the document. That action is a claim activating their individual Membership within the Church, a contract, a Covenant and Pact with other Members of the Church and God. That self-recognition, in thought, word, and deed anchors in this plane & dimension, through free-will choice, COTC Membership. You may download the Sacred Mandate read it, claim it, sign it, recognize and anchor your Membership within Church Of The Creator®. You may also write to COTC, and request a 8 1/2" x 12" parchment certificate of the Sacred Mandate for your use and record that you have claimed your COTC Membership.
What are the specific goals of the organization?
How do you go about reaching your goals?
For individual members asking, we know that God already is working in their lives, encouraging and directing them. If they ask, they will receive.
For Associate Ministers of the Church, in their individual ministries, they are already, daily practicing these principles. For those responsible, speaking for COTC, we work in collective prayer aligned to the Sacred Mandate. The affirmation of Divine Right Order® filters and purifies the work.
The rest of it, publishing, services, hands on healing, counseling, classes, etc., appear very much like other organizations. Charging fees for services, asking for contributions, answering your questions, the daily business of operating an organization goes on, but with an ever present request that the expressions be directed and infused by the Holy Spirit. Specific programs have specific funding needs and programs to generate those funds. Monetary contributions are needed, appreciated and accepted.
Everyone counts. Each of us can and do make a difference.
What benefits would this organization have for the average person like me?
Only you can truly answer that question. Many who have come into contact with this organization have answered by sharing life changing experiences that are still unfolding. It starts within each person. The benefit is a direct function of your understanding and relationship with God. Just recognizing that you are already spiritually equal, created that way, already redeemed and able to participate in everlasting life, loved as a unique and special person by the Creator of Heaven and Earth can be of benefit to anyone who does not already know this as fact. Our planet has been under the influence of confusion, false teaching, false prophets, and much misconception. We know that anyone asking, anyone truly believing in their heart and mind, anyone seeking answers to the big questions can find the answers within themselves, within their origins directly linked to God.
Others share with us that they have worked their way through many misconceptions unique to their family and living experience. The benefit for them is finding an organization that recognizes and witness truths that they have found to ring true within their hearts, through independent experience. They already understand the principles, and benefit by being able to claim their preexisting membership. Finding members of ones family, previously unknown, seems to bring benefit.
Many finding this organization have for all their life been looking for a place to practice their love, their understanding. The inclusive nature of COTC gives them outlet for their own special understanding and God inspired inspiration, they share this as benefit, as being released from bonds of restriction.
Others find benefit in knowing that their effort as individuals can be amplified by focusing and joining with others of like mind. It is like the benefit to one strand in a rope. As individuals, we are limited by our own strength and resources. As amalgamated interlinked servers of God, we have the strength of the Whole, all the strands, all those seen and unseen who are working for the same unified purpose. Our individual effort is not wasted or broken. Being able to focus and direct service to others knowing it counts for the greatest possible good, has as a side effect of fulfillment to those giving of themselves. Only you can answer your question for you.
Christ Michael is another expression of the Lifestream of Jesus. Jesus as a human being was the example of the Lifestream expression. In the realms of Arch Angels, Michael is the expression. Your right hand finger expresses through the right hand, the right arm, your body. Jesus was the visible human expression of our Heavenly Father, Michael is another expression, with a greater jurisdiction. Your finger does not operate outside the body as an independent separate entity. Your finger has its own part. If cut off, it would be gone.
The rest of the body would miss it. Your finger if able to think independently, have its own consciousness, might be tricked into thinking it was an individual, however we know better because for most of the time we operate from the consciousness of the whole body. Jesus in his ministry consciously chose to act for the whole of humanity. What he did automatically counted for everyone. Jesus never worked alone, hence Elijah and Moses witnessed at the Mount of Transfiguration. Christ Michael is the direct lineage flowing through Jesus Christ. Jesus at one end of the line, "human being." Along the way Michael, Arch Angel. Both issue forth as descending orders of creation from the Godhead. Jesus, the experiential bestowal mission of Michael.
Important in all of this is recognition that each of us operates in similar ways, although our origins could well be from different orders of creation. The point is each of us count. The more we can attain and maintain our consciousness from the perspective of the greater Creation, the more our work can be to the benefit of others, as demonstrated by Jesus. He is the example, and told us we could do the same. Your part counts.
What was Moses's role?
The Divine Plan might be studied as a play. Divisions in the Bible are good for the purposes of study and reference.
Moses had/has a major part. He conveyed a message following a tradition that made major transitions during his time in the unfolding drama. One summary of his message: One God, Our Heavenly Father, Who Loves you and who delivered to you the laws to follow to reach understanding and the promised land.
Would we be considered Christian, if we join the church that is?
COTC considers itself Christian, and its members to be Christians. We find however, many who consider themselves to be Christians doing things we would not choose to do. At the same time we see and experience many human beings, of various faiths or denying even the existence of God, practicing the principles taught by Jesus Christ, that do not consider themselves as Christians.
We claim Jesus Christ as our Lord Redeemer.
Intellectual answers and arguments relative to this question depends entirely upon who is answering. In our understanding you are already a member of the Church, if you claim yourself as a member. Redemption and everlasting life is available to everyone. We do not place ourselves in the judgment seat.
I am a Pagan who believes in One creator that manifests as both a male AND female principle, neither greater than the other. This balance makes more sense to me than the "Father God" concept found in Christianity. I am a loving, peaceful, spiritual, magical person; I am a Witch. I believe that we are all
different, thus we all have different paths to the Source and one path cannot be judged as "better" than another. Are there others like me in your organization or is interfaith only all those with at least the basic Christian faith?
God Bless You.
1. Articles Of Faith & Constitution, © 1977 TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation - Family Of URI, Inc., ARTICLE VII- BODY