This is a Letter I had written to Eli James, Dan Johns and Dick Ford in June of 2003, showing how early my differences with Eli on certain issues have existed.
June 23, 2003
Clifton A. Emahiser
1012 North Vine Street
Fostoria, OH 44830
I am sorry about the meeting cancellation! The problem seems to have been caused by one Charles Claud (maybe spelled Clawd), General Post Office, Strasburg, North Dakota, 58573. He uses the post office at Linton, ND 58552 to mail his literature. He calls himself “the Christ’s assembly of North Dakota.” In short, he’s bad news. He called me on three occasions asking the most absurd questions. On the last call, Friday, June 20, and toward the end of the conversation, out of the clear blue sky advised me that I better not attend that meeting! I acted like I never heard of any meeting, but he insisted there was one scheduled in Ohio. He seemed to know more about it than I did!
By this time you three should have received my letter stating my position on the creation of Adam in Genesis chapters 1 & 2. Also you should have received the 11 page position paper by Eli James. The part about the Two Seedline doctrine is great, but I cannot agree on Eli’s position on those chapters. At this point I must assume that you have read his proposal.
First of all, chapter 2 cannot be divided from chapter 1, as originally there were no chapter divisions, nor were there any punctuation marks. Eli, (and I have absolutely nothing personally against him), suggests that the elohim of chapter 1 created the other races, and that Yahweh of chapter 2 created Adam, the White man. He bases that assumption on the idea that Yahweh isn’t mentioned until chapter 2, which is true. But let’s take a look at Genesis 2:4 where Yahweh is mentioned: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.” Here we have the terms “LORD God” which should be translated “Yahweh Elohim.” This verse points back to Genesis 1:1, and every place that God (Elohim) is mentioned, it implies Yahweh from Genesis 2:4. In this verse Yahweh is taking credit for the entire creation of Genesis chapter 1!
In the Old Testament, “LORD God” is used 533 times together, and simply means “Yahweh Almighty.” In other words Yahweh and Elohim are the same thing. The term elohim simply means “mighty one.” The heathen have their Baal elohim, and we have our Yahweh Elohim. Yahweh is a noun and elohim is an adjective. If there is a natural division of chapters, it should have been between verses 4 & 5 of chapter 2. I am aware that the term “elohim” can mean many things, but we need to keep the term in its proper context. The context in chapter 1 for Elohim is Yahweh.
Secondly, after the creation was completed on the sixth eon, Yahweh rested on the seventh eon. There was no “eighth day creation.” We are probably still in Yahweh’s seventh eon at the present time. If anything, He’s probably going to come at His Second Advent at the beginning of the eighth eon.
As you can see, this proposal with the “elohim only creation” idea, goes against my teachings. At the present time, it would appear best for me to let the rest of you debate this between yourselves and come to a conclusion of your own without me. I don’t want any of my ministry to point a finger at me and accuse me of taking both sides of an issue. I hope all of you understand. The other races aren’t even on Yahweh’s radar screen!
Sincerely In Yahweh’s Service