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Articles by Constance Belanger
From early 2014 to late 2016 Constance submitted rough drafts of articles to me which I edited, revised and rewrote to make them suitable for publication in our Newsletter.
After Passover 2017 I began to take select articles from the now defunct Newsletter and again extensively rewrite them, incorporating the growth in knowledge and understanding gained over time.
At the end of 2016, or the beginning of 2017, Constance retired from writing for TheShiningLight, and in 2017 she drifted in another direction and disassociated herself from TheShiningLight by the end of 2017.
31 Jan 2018: It is my very sad duty to inform the brethren that my very dear friend Constance Lynn Belanger has been seduced and has left the faith. At the beginning of 2017 Constance retired from writing for this site and during the course of that year departed from the faith under the influence of a certain person.
Later in the year Constance wrote me with some links and asked me for my opinion on a flat earth. I thought that this was an honest question and dutifully looked this up and then sent her my opinion.
She got all upset at my answer and wrote accusing me of treating her like a child and of attacking her. It was obvious that she had swallowed this and had been trying to get me to accept it as well. Then when I did not do so, she justified her refusing to look at the evidence and rejecting me, by accusing me of something that had never entered my mind. I had always considered her a beloved friend and I found this quite a shock.
This kind of cop out is so common in today’s COG’s: when people cannot refute something they do not want to accept; they just accuse the messenger of attacking them and tune out, cleaving to their error.
Constance had fully swallowed the Flat Earth error [hence my recent post on the subject]. She then chose to disassociate herself from me because I did not agree, taking the view that nothing I say can be believed because I do not accept the “truth” that the earth is flat.
Then she wrote insisting that I remove “her” articles.
I responded by reminding her that:
- She had given me her very rough drafts and told me to do whatever I wanted with them and I had spent endless hours working on them to bring them up to a minimum level for use. In fact the articles now bear very little resemblance to the first drafts she gave me,
- Further I had actually paid her several thousand dollars for the articles
I am not about to trash several thousand dollars paid to her and several hundreds of hours of my own work on something that actually belongs to me, just to satisfy her fit of pique.
For the record- Over the space of more than three years Constance received about 3,000 dollars or about $20 per article, hardly a king’s ransom but all I could afford. Those who think that this is a rich work paying tens of thousands yearly to various staff members like the major COG groups are quite mistaken. Our entire annual income is less than the wages of an average COG elder. That said God has blessed us greatly with a good understanding of the Word of God and thousands of visitors.
Constance is now coming out against the “gap theory” of creation week and other issues.
The understanding of a gap between the initial creation of the universe and the creation week on the earth did not originate with Herbert Armstrong and has been around for a very long time in the church of God and also in Protestantism.
I had wanted to avoid making this public, but the need to inform the brethren of the facts has now become a priority. Please be aware that Constance is no longer associated with me, that she is a flat earth believer and that she is now teaching contrary to sound doctrine.
Matthew 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
The harvest of first fruit is almost ready to be reaped in the resurrection of the Chosen; the spiritually Called Out who have prepared themselves to be a part of the collective bride of Christ.
The purpose of this site is to help in preparing the collective Bride for the resurrection to spirit and full marriage to Messiah the Christ the Lamb of God at his coming.
Daniel was told in Daniel 12 that the book was sealed until the end, when knowledge would be increased. While physical knowledge has increased manifold this prophecy was speaking of the unsealing of, and an increase in knowledge of the word of God.
We are now right on the edge of the great tribulation and 3 1/2 years later the resurrection of the Chosen. Those who are called to become a part of the collective spiritual Bride of Christ may have only four or five years to prepare.
How can we prepare ourselves?
John Baptist came before the Creator gave up his Godhood to become flesh and die for his creation. John taught repentance and prepared the way for Yeshua Mashiach [Jesus Christ] to also preach repentance from breaking any part of the whole Word of God. Christ also revealed the meaning, intent and spiritual dimensions of the commandments and word of God; making them doubly binding in BOTH the physical and in the spirit and intent.
When the Roman wars began in the first century the faithful fled to Pella where the Gospels and various epistles were canonized. And during this time a certain Simon the magi [magician, sorcerer] tried to buy the Holy Spirit. Simon was rejected and rebuked by the apostle and then went to Rome where as a leader [father, or pater] of the pagan mysteries he began to apply “Christian” titles to pagan religious rites.
Meanwhile the Mosaic Pharisees were destroyed by the Romans, and the Sadducee’s were left without a physical Temple and its ritual; and were slowly replaced in leadership by the Hellenized Pharisees who are the Rabbins of today.
In short the only people who held to the religion of Moses were the followers of Jesus Christ who eventually became widely scattered and out of contact with many of their brethren. And so over time and through many trials, much of sound doctrine was lost.
It is the purpose of this site to help the bride to prepare for the resurrection of the Chosen: by restoring that which has been lost; revealing that which was sealed until now; and stirring people up to an excitement and enthusiasm for learning and living by every Word of God!
The purpose of this site is to preach the gospel of warning and repentance as commanded by God, to warn humanity of the coming correction, and to prepare the way for the coming of Messiah the King
Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
To prepare for the coming of the great King
Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth. 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
It is our purpose to warn humanity of the now imminent tribulation, and to assist in preparing the way for the millennial kingdom of God; by teaching the way to salvation and eternal life, through sincere repentance and a passionate zeal for the whole Word of God to learn it and to keep it. And to restore all things to make ready for the coming of Messiah the King .
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
Our mission is to help the brethren to prepare themselves for a part in the resurrection of the spiritual collective Bride; and to prepare the way for the coming of Messiah by calling humanity to sincere repentance.
Since righteous Abel, God the Father has been calling out certain persons to him and to the Son! Every called out person has been called to become like them, through the complete internalizing of the nature of God; by learning and applying the whole Word of God to our every action and thoughts.
- The mission of TheShiningLight is to inspire and excite an enthusiastic study of the whole Word of God, to learn it and to keep it; with passionate Christ-like zeal.
- To expound the whole Word of God, correcting our own past false traditions and bringing to remembrance every Word of God.
- Revealing new understandings which have been sealed until the very end.
- Keeping the brethren well informed about the various COG organizations.
- Expounding the warnings and signs from scripture concerning the beginning of the tribulation and the coming of Christ to resurrect his chosen.
It is the mission of TheShiningLight to ignite a spiritual revival to help prepare the brethren for the now imminent tribulation and to have a part in the collective bride at the resurrection of the chosen.
Tens of thousands of brethren have had a solid warning over the past few years, which will bear fruit in due time. Thousands are studying our daily Bible Studies and other material.
You personally can have a part in this work of God, to help in removing the spots and blemishes of error and sin; which MUST be removed from all those who will be chosen to have a part in the collective bride of Christ.
Please support this vital work of God; with your prayers, and much needed tithes and offerings.
We live in very exciting and critical times and each one of you can have a part in the effort to revive a true love for God and his word. Some day you can tell your grandchildren in the kingdom that you played a part in helping to prepare the brethren for the resurrection to the spiritual Promised land of eternal life with God the Father and the Son.