Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Church: Its ORGANIZATIONS AND CONGREGATIONS”

The Church: Its ORGANIZATIONS AND CONGREGATIONS”by Reverend Matt Hale, Pontifex Maximus Emeritus

  
Fellow Creator Brothers and Sisters! Confusions, misunderstandings, and ensuing tumult have occurred concerning the true structure of our Church and its adherents that I need to put to rest. I hope that I may succeed in doing so with this article.

It must first be understood that all Creators, simply all Creators, are part of the same church that was founded by our great Founder Ben Klassen in 1973 as The Church of the Creator. In other words, there is no such thing as churches of the Creator; rather there is only one Church as I have always said. All Creators, everywhere are part of the same Church; There is only one Church as I have always said. Yes, there may be Creators who are not in good standing and yes there may be people who were Creators but cannot be considered Creators any longer. However, if a Brother or Sister is indeed a Creator, he or she is part of our Church as founded by Ben Klassen.

Likewise, just as there is only one church, there can only be one Pontifex Maximus. This is because the Pontifex Maximus is the leader of all Creators. (If there were more than one, that could not be true.) We currently do not have an acting Pontifex Maximus of our Church but I am the Pontifex Maximus Emeritus, having led as Pontifex Maximus in the free world from 1996-2003 with my term ending in 2006. Anyone else who calls himself “Pontifex Maximus” today is quite simply misrepresenting his position, as the Pontifex Maximus is the leader of all Creators, not a mere portion of them. It is my hope that an election for the next Pontifex Maximus may be held in the relatively near future as filling that vacancy is very important and long overdue.

Everything else follows from the above. This, for example though there are, yes, different Church organizations such as “The Creativity Movement”, “Ecclesia Creatoris”, “The Creativity Alliance”, and undoubtedly others, these are all organizations of the same church. This, likewise, though there are numerous ministers of our Church and who have their own congregations, these are all ministers and congregations of the same Church. As our Founder makes clear in Expanding Creativity in The Manual for Ordained Minister, there are and can be different organizations within our Church and there are and can be different congregations as well. Ministers have the power over their own organizations and congregations but do not have the power to cast anyone out of the Church altogether. This is a power that only the Pontifex Maximus can exercise and that is the case because only the Pontifex Maximus is the leader of all Creators. In other words, no minister can expel anyone from the church, only his particular organization or congregation. Only the P.M. can do that because he leads all Creators. No organization or congregation of Creators speaks for all Creators likewise because not all Creators are part of the organization or congregation in question.

You may ask, what is the difference between and organization of the Church and a congregation of the Church? The answer is that 1) the creating of different organizations of the Church is a matter of choice while the creating of congregations is a matter of duty of each minister and 2) the organizations of our church tend to encompass many congregations and adherents while, on the other hand, congregations and adherents are part of the particular organizations in question. Thus the organizations are larger than congregations. Furthermore, congregations tend to be local while the organizations do not have any such geographic limitation. In sum, adherents may be a part of a local congregation maintained by their local minister and that the congregation may be part of a larger church organization, all being part of the Church itself. However, there are Creators who are part of neither an organization nor congregation and yet are also a part of the church itself.

There is, in sum, the Church with its various organizations, its various congregations, and its various adherents. All of its adherents, congregations, and organizations are of course part of it (the Church) but are not necessarily part of each other. Creators can choose to organize and congregate themselves in different way but that does not cause them somehow to cast one another out of the Church for such is impossible. Creators who do not get along with one another need not; they can simply join different organizations and congregations.

In this vein, I welcome all Creators who previously labored under a misunderstanding of the above matters to reassert their membership in our great Church and go forth in the Church organization and congregation of their choice. Our Church and our religion are one and this if you believe our religion, you are a part of the Church. We cannot afford to lose adherents; instead we must be constantly gaining them. There is no time to be ensnared in personality conflicts or allow any kind of difference of opinion stymie our task of winning every White man, woman, and child for Creativity. If you were a member of our church twenty years ago, you are a member today. Again, only the Pontifex Maximus can ever say otherwise in the particular case at hand. We need thousands and millions of members and we need them without any delay. The purpose of our Church is the salvation of our Race and that cannot be achieved without millions of our Race wanting it. All of us need to keep that in mind.

The last matter I wish to discuss is my usage and encouragement of the usage of the Latin translation Ecclesia Creatoris for our Church as a whole because this too has been unfortunately misunderstood in conjunction with the above matters. The simple fact of the matter is that we are not allowed to use our real name in English due to a court order and yet as a matter of religious doctrine, it does of course remain our religiously-required name. So, the solution to the problem is to simply use our religiously-required name in a different language that isn’t banned. This, since Ecclesia Creatoris means that which we cannot say—in the Latin language that we mean one day to be the universal White language as it almost once was—I am using and encouraging other Creators to refer to our church in that manner. That way we follow both our Creed and the court order as we must. This does not mean that any organization of the Church needs to change its name. Of course not! It simply means that we maintain our religious beliefs in another language as we must. By the same token for example, our German Creators can refer to the Church as Kirche des Schoepfers (which is the German translation, likewise, of our religiously-required name and the same goes for all of the other languages of course. I have never asked and I will never ask any organization of our church to subordinate itself or name itself out of existence to another organization. Rather, all I desire is that all Creators keep in mind that our name in the Latin language is indeed Ecclesia Creatoris so that our great Founder’s doctrine may be followed fully. Since we are banned from using our name in English, there is no question but that he would want us to use it in Latin so that the same meaning may be conveyed.

May whatever misunderstandings and confusions on these very important matters now be as dust and may all other obstacles on our path to victory likewise follow suit.

Rev. Matt Hale. P.M.E.               
February 39AC (2012)

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