Letter to Mike Clute
Good to hear from you! As you may have suspected, Doris and I are now "holding down the fort" by ourselves - our 4 children are dispersed to various locations in the US for either work or educational endeavors, but we usually manage to get together once or twice/year.
Steve Kraner and I have been involved in the Hebrew Roots movement for more than 20 years, and both of us have understood and believed in a 4-member Godhead or Heavenly Family (Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter) for the last 15 years. This truth, when properly appreciated and understood, is the key to dealing with all moral and family disorder. Steve's book will be a significant addition to the ongoing debate regarding the nature of the Godhead, and I hope he'll be able to publish it shortly. I am also suggesting that he prepare an abridged version because very few people seem able to find the time to read 600+ page books these days.
As you may have already discovered in your investigations and research, perverted concepts of feminine deity form the foundation of witchcraft and the occult. This fact, however, should not discourage prayerful investigation of Scripture for heavenly revelation on the nature of the Godhead. Because the track of error may lie close to the track of truth is not a reason to disregard the track of truth!
You did mention in one email which you forwarded to me that you felt the angels in Heaven were married, and that the resurrected saints in the Kingdom would also be married, if I understood you correctly. I would remind you that the Messiah categorically ruled out these views when He visited Planet Earth at His first advent (Luke 18:15-17; 20:34-36). According to the Messiah, the resurrected saints will not function as husbands or wives, but rather as CHILDREN of Elohim/God/our Heavenly Parents. In the Messiah's own words, "Whosoever shall not receive (i.e. whosoever is not willing to enter) the Kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein" (Luke 18:17).
Thanks for offering me a copy of your book "Into The Father's Heart". I read it many years ago and would not need another copy unless you've made major changes to the contents recently. The law/Torah of the Almighty Yahuah is the transcript of His character, and that law says "Thou shalt not murder", not "Thou shalt not kill" as incorrectly rendered in the KJV MIS-translation: the Hebrew root word is "ratsach", which refers to the premeditated and unjustified killing of a human being which we call murder. It is the prerogative of the Almighty Omniscient Yahuah to take life and to give life ("I kill, and I make alive" Deut. 32:39), and it is not our business to question His wisdom or justice in either case. It is our business, however, to humbly observe and learn from the Almighty's actions, so that we may know how to live in such a way that we can
continuously receive life from His hand.
P.S. I'm forwarding a few items which you may find of value. If you do find these items useful and would like copies of other studies I have published in recent years, please send me your address and I will be happy to mail them to you.