Book: God's Plan for Mankind

God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days is unique in four major ways. First, it is intended for the advanced, serious-minded Bible student who has a sound, basic knowledge of the Bible, as well as an understanding of God’s weekly Sabbath and holy days. This book contains what the apostle Paul calls “strong meat” or “solid food”—as opposed to the “milk of the Word” which is for beginners. “For everyone who is partaking of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness because he is an infant. But solid food [strong meat] is for those who are fully grown [spiritually mature and grounded in the Word of God through years of study], who through repeated practice have had their senses trained to discern between good and evil” (Heb. 5:13-14).

While this book is generally not for “novices” who have newly come to the faith of Jesus Christ—or for those who are simply curious—it is possible for anyone to understand what is presented here. However, such individuals will need to apply themselves more diligently in order to fully grasp the deeper spiritual meaning of the Scriptures. Consequently, it is strongly recommend that those who are “new in the faith” first read the book Occult Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which? This book details the basic meaning of God’s Sabbath and holy days as contrasted with the holidays of the pagan “Christianity” of the orthodox religious establishments of this world. After first reading Occult Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which?, the meatier material contained in God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days will be much easier to comprehend.

Second, this book is a compilation of sermon transcripts. As such, it is not written in customary book-style composition. Rather, the transcriptions are a literal, word-for-word rendering of some of the best in-depth sermons by the author about God’s Sabbath and holy days. The sermon transcripts have a more flexible style and cadence in comparison to the more rigid style and structure of formal composition.

Third, it is not designed for passive reading. Rather, this book should be used for active, in-depth Bible study in combination with the thirty-two sermons that have been recorded on the accompanying set of four CDs (MP3 format). When you listen to the sermons and actively study along with the transcripts, you will absorb and retain the information longer because you are using both the sense of sight and sound in a concentrated manner at the same time.

Fourth, the bibliography for this book includes only the Holy Bible. No other sources have been used, with the exception of a few short quotes from historical sources that substantiate a few specific scriptures. As such, this book follows God’s direct charge for ministers to preach and teach the Holy Scriptures—and not the mythological religious traditions of men. Notice Paul’s charge to Timothy: “I charge you, therefore, in the sight of God, even the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is ready to judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the Word! Be urgent in season and out of season; convict, rebuke, encourage, with all patience and doctrine. For there shall come a time when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but according to their own lusts they shall accumulate to themselves a great number of teachers, having ears itching to hear what satisfies their cravings; but they shall turn away their own ears from the truth; and they shall be turned aside unto myths [the religious traditions of men]” (II Tim. 4:1-4).

Finally, this book lays out the critically important scriptural meaning of God’s weekly Sabbath and annual holy days, which are the major keys to understanding prophecy and that reveal God’s master plan for mankind. This knowledge has been concealed from the majority of people because they refuse to believe God—refuse to hear His word, to obey His laws and commandments and do not live their lives by every word of God. Consequently, the established Orthodox Christianity of this world disparages, rejects and refuses to keep God’s Sabbath and holy days.

For those who already have a basic knowledge of the Bible, this book can systematically cement your understanding of the deeper spiritual meaning of God’s Word. The reader is encouraged to start at the beginning and go step-by step through the book to the end, while simultaneously listening to the sermons. May God the Father and Jesus Christ bless you with understanding so that you may learn the inspired, deeper spiritual truths of God as you read this book and listen to the sermons.

Fred R. Coulter
Winter 2007, 2013