Section 1: Really Weird Stuff
9 Giant Computers
There are 9 giant computers available to the Illuminati which will one day be made available to the Antichrist. These computers contain information about all individuals including their bank accounts, police records, academic qualifications, medical histories, and in the cases of Satanic Ritual Abuse victims, it contains information about the way they have been programmed, triggers, key words, and other things. These computers are linked by a complex network of media materials that contain the triggers themselves (source: www.nccg.org/303Art-SufferGrace.html).
Jews ( + Illuminati + the Protocols of the Elders of Zion)
Children born to unwed parents are cursed and contain demons
Children born to parents who are not "legitimately married" are cursed and contain demons. The curse lasts for 10 generations, and such decendents cannot join the "Assembly of Yahweh" while the curse is in effect.
The only way such a curse can be removed from an individual is for that person to be spiritually adopted by a spiritual father through "Theophostic" deliverance, like NCCG practices and offers.
September 11 terrorist attacks were due to America's "abominable sins"
The terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001 happened because America had its "protective cover" removed from it by God because of all of America's "abominable sins".
Furthermore, it was a warning to all Christians that they must quit all "Whore Churches" and join NCCG or the future manifestations of NCCG.
This was expressed in writing by Christopher Warren in an essay dated September 14, 2001, and was posted to the internet on August 15, 2003. At the time of this writing, it is still visible in the "nccgcybercommunity" MSN group section labeled "NCCG.ORG Updates".
The Roman Catholic Church is the "Whore of Babylon"
The Roman Catholic Church is the "Whore of Babylon" referenced in Revelations 17 - 18, and the corresponding city related to this is Rome.
Nefilim and UFOs
The earth is between 7,000 and 12,000 years old
Warren discounts mainstream scientific rock and soil sample dating as contradictory and therefore inaccurate, claiming that when valid scientific data is considered, the earth is no younger than 7,000 years old and probably no older than 12,000.
Schizophrenia is demonic and can be cured by "Deliverance"
The demon that controls schizophrenia is called "Schizophrenia" or "Double-Mindedness". Schizophrenia is always initially caused by rejection (real or imagined), and the "control demon" for schizophrenia can be passed from parent to child (but is not genetically inherited). Demons can set up false personalities within the person.
Some of the material being presented by NCCG's leader on its web sites regarding this appears to be drawn from the book "Pigs in the Parlor, a practical guide to Deliverance, by Frank and Ida Mae".
Viewpoint presented: civilian deaths in Palestine as Palestine's fault
Christopher C. Warren is known to locate articles on the internet which support his world point of view and duplicate them within his message boards.
He appears to have done this in regard to the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict. The article effectively blames the Palestinians for an incident in which Palestinian civilians were killed. The complete message board post has been archived here.
Altered state of consciousness: "The Garden"
"The Garden" is an altered state of consciousness which is likened to being in a spiritual, fourth dimension. It appears to resemble a highly suggestive or possibly hypnotic state where vivid visualization and suggestion is used. A group member is told that he or she has to be in a very spiritual frame of mind in order to enter this special state of consciousness, and the ability to enter this state of consciousness referred to as being "able to get into the Garden". Recent, public writings by Warren that mention "The Garden" but do not explain what it is are referring to this. Prophetic revelations and visions can happen while experiencing this altered state of consciousness.
Several people can be in the same "Garden", using communication over the internet as the base for a cooperative kind of suggestive state. "The Garden" is used for a number of purposes within NCCG that appear related to brainwashing. Deities such as "Yahweh" and "The 7 Ruachs of the Elohim" can also be encountered in "The Garden".
Christoper Warren claims to receive visions and revelations directly from God
Christopher Warren bills himself out to NCCG members as being one who receives visions and revelations directly from God, often in the form of dreams which are then later interpreted by him and other core members.
Warren has written down many of these visions and revelations. For the sake of brevity, only one example is shown below:
The following revelation was given to me by Yahweh in the form of a prophetic dream. It lasted for many, many hours and revealed clearly to me one of the most common human conditions and one of Satan's most common weapons against us. I am in awe of the magnitude not only of the deception but also of the bondage that the demonic hosts have devised with which to enslave mankind. This experienced followed a deliverance session I had the day before with a young and dedicated believer. More than that, though, was the fact that it was the same pattern I have seen again and again in so many people, and very typically SRA victims, those suffering from schizophrenia, and a multitide of other conditions.........
The dream began in a very strange world - strange inasmuch as it was 'unnatural' and unhuman. It was dull, vast, lonely, desolate. But it was not devoid of life. Throughout the dream I was with my wife who is also a deliverance minister. She had been working with another client whom I had asked her to take over as I was just being overhelmed by this sense of gloom as I saw the same pattern of darkness surfacing again in a never ending stream of blindness and self-contradiction - I just had to run again and get my mind onto something else. We had both gone to bed very much in the same 'spirit' of despair over the people we had been working with, seeing clearly their problems but unable to reach them no matter how carefully and intricately we explained things to them. For when you are in an illusion you are blind, and the only way a blind person can see is by having their sight restored to them, and the only way their sight can be restored to them is through faith in Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
There I was in my dream in this huge expanse. Behind a very tall metal fence, probably the height of about 10 persons, was this dull looking city consisting of one vast building. It was well guarded and looked like a giant warehouse. Curious as to what it was, I started climbing the fence on the outside to peer in. Naturally in so doing I alerted the guards and they were onto me in no time and yet simultaneously they seemed rather lazy and indifferent, which surprised me. In order not to be taken into custody I lied to them, telling them I wanted to report six men who were trying to get into the compound, but for some reason they were not that interested. These guards were, it would seem, half asleep, perhaps weary from their job, I cannot say. What was important, however, was that in climbing the fence I was able to peer in and 'see' what was going on. It was not a visual understanding I obtained but a conceptual one. This was a place where billions of RECORDS were stored - a vast warehouse of files.
I know where I got the image from too. When I left my wife to minister to my client, I sat down and started reading some Time magazines a brother had brought with him the day before. One article caught my mind particularly, about a Polish woman who had worked hard to liberate her country from the communists and had been an active supporter of the Solidarity movement which had eventually toppled the totaliterian règime. The article, amongst other things, showed a picture showing miles and miles of secret police records in this vast warehouse containing information about citizens which the communist régime had built up to control the Polish people. Similar though far larger amounts of records were found in STASI archives in East Germany too after that régime collapsed.
So here I was in the dream looking at this vast warehouse of records. It was depressing. I spoke with the commandant who did not seem at all perturbed that I had 'seen' what I had done so my lying, generated by fear of being caught, had been unnecessary. His was a very boring job indeed, guarding all these records about the negative things about millions of people. What he communicated to me was that what really mattered was a giant slave city far, far away from the place, and that that was well-guarded, because that is where the people themselves were detained.
Upon awakening and discussing this with my wife I understood that this huge warehouse was a symbol of all the unforgiveness that we hold against others. It is here that we try to hide it away for shame at what we have done. And yet deep down we want the whole system of unforgiveness exposed because it renders our lives dull, monotenous and boring. We try to keep things 'private' here, under demonic prompting, because in keeping all this material secreted away we are serving the demonic agenda. Unforgiveness is a killer. It is disasterous the soul and turns it into a desolate landscape. And it is the one thing that robs us of our salvation. Moreover, it is something that is very commonly done.
Christoper Warren encourages his (female, internet-based) followers to believe that they are receiving visions and revelations directly from God
This behavior was observed in unreleased source material. Using communication over the internet, Warren both encouraged and directed what "YahWeh" had told the women. He accepted without question some of the women's determinations, but told them to go back and double check with "YahWeh" regarding determinations which would have been inconvenient for the cult to follow.
Strong emphasis on Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
On several occasions, Warren and NCCG associates were seen to place a heavy emphasis on convincing female recriuts that
(a) Warren and NCCG associates have Multiple Personality Disorder, and
(c) the recruit herself has it.
The various "alters" are given names, and certain alters of NCCG members or Warren can be brought to the forefront to communicate with specific "alters" supposedly within the female recruit.
Strong emphasis on Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) and repressed memories
NCCG associates have been seen to indicate that Satanic Ritual Abuse (including torture and rape) by supposed "satanists" is relatively frequent, and memories of this abuse tends to be repressed. "Deliverance sessions" and "Theophostic sessions" as described below can be used to re-discover these memories. In reality, these recovered memories are probably what is known as false recovered memory syndrome*.
* False memories are therapy-induced fantasies masquerading as memories that seem very real to the person being treated.
They often involves accusations and allegations of incest, Satanic Ritual Abuse, or cult involvement.
See http://www.apologeticsindex.org/f15.html for more information about this.
Strong emphasis on "Covens"
Warren indicates that groups of satanists known as "covens" are the active enemies of NCCG. Supposedly, these covens occasionally launch both spiritual and physical attacks against Warren and NCCG, and engage in the following:
"Deliverance sessions" with recruits that contribute to a controlling relationship between the "minister" and the recruit
"Deliverance sessions" can be held over the internet or telephone in which the recruit believes that demons are being made to leave the person. Various illnesses and behaviors may be indicated as being related to demonic possession, the appearance of MPD-related "alters", and similar things. The "Deliverance" itself is expected to occur at the end of the session, and the "Deliverance minister" looks like the hero to the recruit (coupled with the spirit of "Yahweh").
Among things noted during these "deliverance sessions" are:
Christoper Warren claims to receive prophecies from God, and to predict the future.
There are many, many instances of this throughout Warren's writings. A few examples:
Claims to have prophesied the unification of East and West Germany, in the Olive Branch section linked as http://www.nccg.org/119.html. This "prophecy" was made in March of 1989. Readers should note that this was several months before the event actually occurred.
Claims to have prophesied the breaking apart of Yugoslavia, referenced as Olive Branch section "NC&C 267:1-2" This "prophecy" was made in 1990. Readers should note that as early as March 1990, the country was already moving in this direction.
Prophesied that an imminent financial catastrophe was going to strike Norway in November, 1998. This webpage is visible via the "wayback machine" provided by www.archive.org. I have saved this page as I found it at archive.org, visible at this provided link. Neither the catastrophe nor anything like it actually occurred.
Claims that, "eventually", the United States and Canada will unite into one country.
A discussion of false prophecies and false prophets exists on this page at prophecyindex.html.
NCCG practices a form of memory regression they call "theophosticised memory". It is claimed that things a person cannot normally remember may be remembered this way. Some of the memories retrieved by this method by NCCG associates are suspected of actually being related to "false recovered memory syndrome". Excerpts of Warren detailing his own pre-birth memories follow, as seen in a document named A35:
...when I theophosticised back to my own memories of the womb I was at times able to see a feint glow and occasionally pin pricks of light at certain places. One thing I was immediatrly aware of when I started connecting to womb memories was how accutely aware I was psychically ... I seemed to have an intense awareness of what both my parents were feeling and experiencing. At one point during the experience my mind was just filled with vintage cars which was one of my father's passions when he was alive. Interestingly, I never had a particular like for cars when I came into the world and was growing up for reasons that will be apparent presently. I suppose my father must have been looking at a magazine or was at a show at the time because I saw all these pictures flooding into my mind. I was, however, disconnected emotionally from what he was experiences as a result, as it turns out, of a conscious decision.
As I was theophosticising with my wife, I encountered two traumatic expertiences. The first was experiencing the ungodly sex of my parents. I was intensely aware that it was impure even though it was entirely between them. Interestingly enough, the baby as a psychically-aware being is able to see pictures quite accutely though what he sees is not so much the real physical world but things as they are experienced emotionally. Thus when I experienced my parents in the act of intercourse, I was able to see a picture, but it was distorted rather as an image is distorted in a convex or concave mirror because it was not pure.
My womb memories seemed to have been of two types: the little that I could see with my physical eyes, in which everything was a dark twilight world, and what I could see psychically. Psychically the inside of the womb is a fascinating thing. It's like the inside of an igloo only the walls aren't smooth but made of thousands of tiny spheres like white styrofoam. Around this sphere are various entrances or doors along with other structures which I could not comprehend. 'Things' would come 'in' to ther womb environment. Through one portal 'something' came in which made me recoil with shock. I am not sure if I was aware of exactly what it was then, but using the data I now have, my psychic body was able to inform my brain while theophosticising that this was alcohol. I experienced it like a poison, for that is precisely what it was.
In another theophosticised memory I saw what loked like some etherial substance enter the womb environment and was again led to understand that this was the effect of smoking. My experience of this was definitely demonic because the next thing I was shown in vision was my umbillical cord. The cord, which I was seeing psychically, was transparent and through it was coming this luminous green sludge towards me. It was revolting to look at and it was coming into me. I experienced, first hand, what it is like for an unborn child to interact with poisonous substances (like alcohol and nicotine) and demons passing into my system from my mother! And I was traumatised. Add to this the ungodly sex they were having and you can imagine how I was in shock.
as the result of my experiences in the womb, I did not want to be born into the world, fearing what would await me there afterwards. During the theophostic process I experienced the beginnings of the birth. I could see and feel the contractions in the womb. The walls moved like waves - it was brighter than usual perhaps because of the hospital lights. I could feel the walls of the womb moving me towards birth. I did not complete the theophostic into birth but one thing stands vividly in my mind. I saw, waiting for me, a dragon belching fire. I knew it wanted to kill me and prevent me coming into the world.
Trend of "spiritual adoption" of recruits by the group leaders: biological parents/family seen to be distanced by recruits
A consistent trend has been noticed for young recruits (18 - 25) to be "spiritually adopted" over the internet by NCCG leadership. Christopher Warren was observed to take the role as the recuits' "Dad", and Jannicke Larsen was "Mom". In all observed cases, the recruits distanced themselves from their biological family/parents as a result of NCCG contact and the new Dad/Mom relationship within the cult.
Ritualistic abandonment of "satanic" biological parents is possible, replacement with group-assigned ones
As explained earlier, NCCG appears to induce false repressed memory syndrome in some of its recruits. The occurrence of Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) is one of the things which may be "recalled" during such sessions. In a document that addresses Satanic Ritual Abuse named SRA10, Warren references a particular relationship between a child and biological parents that was supposedly determined to be satanic. He describes a ritual in which a new group member enters into a "covenant" with an elder NCCG member, specifically to renounce their parents and take the NCCG member to be their "adoptive spiritual parent". Their relationships with their father and mother (relationships are called "soul ties") are symbolically severed, and it progresses further from there.
Excerpts from this document follow:
a father is given certain legalistic rights by Yahweh-God. In addition to being a protector, it is his responsibility to guide his son or daughter into marriage and be her matchmaker. While she is a minor, he has the right, as her head, to enter into agreements for her...
It is the practice in NCCG to assign a spiritual parent to everyone coming into the New Covenant of Yah'shua. The covenants can be lifelong or open-ended (usually the latter), allowing either party to terminate the covenant when they want to. As the fathering side is particularly important, it is essential that the spiritual coverer is a married man with his own family into which the SRA survivor can be adopted. Ideally, he should be an Elder or a Deacon with proven family stability.
During my ministry I have formally adopted two survivors and offered them my covering and protection ... one of my spiritual daughters was actually in a blood-line to me. We were relatives. And whilst we are all related viâ Adam, the closer the line, the stronger the legal rights. ...once she had formally renounced her biological parental ties and given herself to me as my daughter and ward, it became possible to automaticaly dissolve every anti-Torah act that her father and mother had ever performed on her, thus saving a considerable amount of time and distress.
1. Dissolving Satanic Paternal Bonds
In the name of Yah'shua the Messiah and by the power of His blood, I [the SRA survivor] hereby dissolve, nullify, break, destroy and renounce the ungoldly soul-ties that exist between myself and my biological father and mother [give their names], and all satanic surrogate parents [give their names if known...They are no longer my parents. I also expell all demons that they have introduced into me as a result of these evil ties....
2. Adoption by a Spiritual Parent
Before adoption takes place, the nature of the adoption must first be discussed and agreed to...and the renunciation of biological parenthood took place (see #1 above) and we entered into mutual covenants. Here is a suggested joint-prayer for adoption...
3. Exercercising Paternal Rights in Further Deliverance
Once this covenant has been entered into, the father may then dissolve all ungoldly and anti-Torah covenants entered into by the ex-father and ex-mother. This I did with both my adoptive spiritual daughters. Since there are so many possible things that can be done under this umbrella, the following prayer is only one of many:
Dear Father Yahweh-Elohim, I come before You in the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah as the adoptive parent of [SRA survivor] who is now my daughter [or son] with all the rights and privileges given to me by Your Holy Torah.
4. Giving a New Name to an Adopted Child
"The Gathering" and NCCG's compound
At Warren's direction, this group is engaging in a "gathering" to NCCG's compound near Arvika, Sweden. The written details about the existing compound and future planned generations of compounds appear to be somewhat recent in NCCG's history, and could change in the future. In a nutshell: the present-day compound near Arvika is supposed to be a pre-apocalyptic compound which will provide, among other things, training in communal living. Later compounds will allow all of the future group members (whom are expected to number in the thousands) to reside in specific, divinely-hidden locations together, living their lives in obedience to God, as independent from the rest of the world as possible while the destructive, "end-time" prophecies come true. Warren claims that the people living within the later generation compounds will be protected from the catastrophes that will occur during the end-time.
The information about this "gathering" is not easily found for a casual browser of the main website. The bulk of the information is presented in the private, group-only chatrooms and on a few, non-obvious pages on the www.nccg.org website, such as http://www.nccg.org/gathering/index.html .
Warren claims that NCCG will eventually be comprised of 12 "colonies" which will have group members living in them communally or semi-communally, and that this later stage of colonization will not be reached within his lifetime. However, the specific "gathering" he is emphasizing at this time is one to Arvika, Sweden.
The compound is called "Kadesh-biyqah", also referred to as "the first Proto-Firstborn Colony" by the group. It is described by Warren this way:
"Kadesh-biyqah, located in the diaspora of the tribe of Ephraim (10 Tribes of Israel) in Northern Europe, and specifically in Sweden, is the beginning of the work of gathering the Ten Tribes of Israel and the establishment of miniature Patriarchal Christian communities whose purpose is to act as place of refuge from the surrounding culture and a spiritual community whose aim is to prepare disciples of the Lord Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) both for the coming tribulation and for the Millennial Order."
Physically, the NCCG compound is an old school ground that was last in service as a school in the 1960's. Christopher Warren lives at the compound with his wives, children, and a few other people.
At the time of this writing, they have refused to send their children to school despite past orders from the Arvika government to do so. They have been engaging their children in homeschooling using the "School of Tomorrow" (formerly known as Accellerated Christian Education) program. NCCG is attempting to be accepted as an official "homeschool" by the Arvika government.
Demonic physical manifestation, and influence over illnesses and children
Articles written by Warren have been posted in their MSN groups and public web site which discuss demonic issues. Just a few of many examples follow:
In a document titled FAQ 04, influenza is discussed as follows:
If wasn't long before I was able to test my theories about infectious diseases. One night I was particularly unwell and nearly totally drained of energy. I started self-deliverance, took authority over the spirit of infirmity, bound it, and cast it out. A vision opened up to me and I saw what looked like a swarm of black flies - a huge cloud of them. I was immediately aware that these were demons associated with influenza.
In a document named A35,Warren indicates that children can be affected by demons before they are born:
The Bible takes a very different view of unborn children which it regards as fully human. Even Satanists and demons know this which is why they curse their unborn as early as the first month following fertilisation...In a document named A34, Warren describes other ways in which children can be affected by demons:
Children born out of wedlock, children of incest and other abuses named by Torah, are cursed and demonised, and only adoption by a spiritual father can dissolve these. To be an orphan is a curse and it has never been our Heavenly Father Yahweh's intention that there should ever be orphans, even when parents are killed.
In a document named A36, Warren claims that demons are able to manifest physically:
...demons do not naturally possess the sexual function. They certainly try to imitate it. By stealing the vast amounts of psychic energy released into the lower (first) heaven (astral plane in occultic jargon), they are able to empower themselves with the very function Yahweh denied them. At sundry times they have tried to circunvent the Heavenly Ban against them by, for instance, coming down to earth and posing as "gods". By plundering human psychic energy, they devote considerable time to storing it up in sufficient quantities so as to be able to effect some sort of physical materialisation - or at least an imitation of physicality. Thus they are able to materialise and dematerialise.Also in A36, Warren claims many other things are directly associated demonic possession:
There are literally billions of demons associated with ungodly sex and they are amongst the toughest to get rid of. Most of them come under the demonic marshall called Bacchus (named for the Greek god of debauchery) whose legions are responsible for all kinds of additions: sex, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gluttony, rock music, etc.
Section 2: General Religious Determinations
Please note: Derek Rumpler, a former NCCG member with detailed understanding of NCCG's beliefs, has contributed a section to this "NCCG Concern" web site which contains some information about NCCG's religious determinations. Derek's page can be seen at derekindex.html.
The Trinity according to NCCG
NCCG believes in the Father, the Son, and the Ruach haQodesh (a 7-in-1 entity formerly known as the Holy Spirit).
The 7 Ruach haQodesh spiritual entities are female, and are akin to being God the Father's wives. Correspondingly, NCCG's leader, Christopher Warren, has expressed a desire to have 7 wives for some time. There may be a link to this relationship between the arrangement of the Ruach haQodesh and Warren's desire to similarly structure his polygamic family group.
The core members of NCCG actively practice polygamy, with one man having multiple wives. Information about this polygamy practice is kept secret during initial recruitment efforts if the recruit is not from a culture that accepts polygamy as the norm.
One of Christopher Warren's focuses within NCCG has been demonstrated to be the gathering wives to himself. In Spring 2006, he represents himself to deeply-involved NCCG members as having 2 wives, and plans to marry additional wives to himself as time progresses. He indicates that he expected to have 7 women living with him in a polygamist family relationship by the end of 2006. It seems unlikely based on the recent historical trends that Warren will legally (within the Swedish legal system) marry any of the women.
Warren teaches that for the time being, only a few men are "called" to actually live the polygamic lifestyle (himself being one of them).
High-ranking NCCG members have been seen to encourage male internet-involved members to advise their wives that they have the right to take extra wives, even if they are not exercising that right. In general, they do not aggressively encourage monogamic male members to actually take extra wives. This sentiment has also been seen in Warren's writings
He teaches that at some point in the future, polygamy will be typical. Each man will have a number of wives due to an overabundance of women.
At least one other group member was observed claiming on the internet to have taken multiple wives to himself.
Uncommon beliefs and behaviors about marriage (aside from Polygamy practice)
In the case of two people are following God's will, God has chosen their partner for them, this is pre-destined and not up to chance. In practice, this means that an NCCG member who is unmarried would generally be expected not to marry a non-believer due to that person not being the likely partner God chose for them.
An NCCG member who has a nonbeliever as a partner can be led to the suspicion that their current marriage partner was not the one that was meant for them by God, and there is another marriage partner (possibly within NCCG itself) who was actually the correct one.
A high-ranking NCCG member was seen to encourage a male member with an uninvolved wife to be unyielding and authoritative with the wife regarding religious practices and control of the children's religious training, and to tell her that he could take additional wives if he wanted.
NCCG will tend to expect a woman's "father" to sanction womens' marriages. However, they also have supporting beliefs where a senior group member (typically Warren) can do a ritual and become a woman's "spiritual father", and therefore act as her real father, in the eyes of God. In practice, this means that:
Marriage is believed to occur in several steps. In practice, all but the last one can be performed over the internet utilizing internet chat (as opposed with in person). Mental activities that replace ceremonies can be done using altered states of consciousness done simultaneously with internet chat.
The Bible-resembling book written by Christopher Warren (the Olive Branch) outlines the system by which members are married within NCCG, including the step by step process (outlined on pages 172 - 175). This system requires each person who is to be married to receive a "revelation from God", and they must not tell each other about the revelation. Instead, they must consult with NCCG elders. If the two people talk about the topic among themselves, without first consulting NCCG elders, NCCG will refuse to marry them.
Research has shown that the Olive Branch sections that discuss marriage are not actually a detailed description of the ways marriages can occur within NCCG. The Olive Branch does not specifically mention the internet or altered states of consciousness.
Christopher Warren effectively wrote his own Bible
"The Olive Branch" is a Bible knock-off, for lack of a better term, that was written primarily by Warren. When writing or talking about "The Olive Branch" to people who have not reached a sufficient level within NCCG, Warren attempts to minimize the significance of "The Olive Branch" as compared with the Bible, but the core members' day to day practices do not reflect this perspective. The book is a source of extra rules and guidelines for NCCG. Many of the extra assertions do not appear to this author to have a factually identifiable biblical basis. It has been printed in a way that physically resembles the Bible, its material is organized and categorized in a way that is similar to the Bible, and it has language and declarations that mimic the Bible in form and style. At the time of this writing, Warren has made parts of it are visible online at http://www.nccg.org/olive.html .
Its physical dimensions are: 9.5 inches from bottom to top, 6.5 inches across the front, and 2.5 inches across the back. It is 1074 pages long not counting preface sections. The table of contents does not list page numbers, only section/contents/PWNC/HOC. The PWNC number appears to be related to the date the material or revelation was received from God (yymmdd format).
Warren has been seen to replace older sections of "The Olive Branch" over time. A change of this type is evidenced in an internet post dated February 20, 2006, and consisted of the replacement of "Section 82, PWNC 060220A" and "Section 301, PWNC 060220B". Warren presented these replacement sections on the internet, in the "nccgcybercommunity" MSN group, in the "Olive Branch" subsection of the page. The announcement was titled "New Olive Branch Sections 82 & 301".
Warren also functionally adds new material to "The Olive Branch", although these new sections cannot be physically added to the print version of the book. One such addition appears to be "PWNC 050104", which was presented by Warren in the "nccgcybercommunity" MSN group, in the "Olive Branch" subsection of the page. The last section of the print version of "The Olive Branch" is "Section 470, PWNC 970714B (706)". Any sections found on the internet with PWNC numbers showing a date later than this can safely be assumed to have been written after the print version had been published.
The print version of the book has several pages that have sections replaced, using stickers to cover portions of the original text with new text. The stickers tend to replace an entire section or paragraph as opposed with a few words or a sentence. Pages I noted which contained this kind of modification are the table of contents, acknowledgments, the roman-numerated preface section pages l, li, lxiv, and lxv, and pages 220 and 221. The stickers are not easy to find unless you are looking for them, so there could be other modified pages elsewhere in the book.
The pictures shown below demonstrate some of the content and language use of "The Olive Branch" (and should be within the book's copyright permissions based on a stated word count maximum of 500 words). The text depicted in the images and quotes below is Copyright 1997, 1999, The New Covenant Church of God, B'rit Chahdashah Assembly of Yahweh, Box 120, S=671 23 ARVIKA, Sweden. URL: http://www.nccg.org | email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author of this report was able to review some of the content of the printed version of "The Olive Branch" and take notes. I reviewed the first 300 pages page for page, and then browsed through the rest less closely.
A list of things which got the author's attention during review of this book is shown below. Some of the language used in the book is vague enough that it should be open to interpretation, so it is possible that the conclusions presented here about the meanings of the passages could be debatable. The "Olive Branch" book may still be able to be purchased directly from NCCG; anyone seriously researching the material may wish to attempt to do this (reference the contact/copyright information presented earlier for group contact information).
Please note: the list below was compiled exclusively from observation of "The Olive Branch". Language identifying group behavior has been used within the list, but in reality, it may or may not represent the current behavior within NCCG.
The tone of the book changes somewhat from the beginning to the end. The beginning parts of the book tended to present content as suggestions that did not necessarily have to be obeyed by group members but were just recommended, but the end of the book was more likely to contain statements that sounded authoritative, such as orders, demands, and enforced rules.
Guidelines regarding corporal punishment of children appear to be uncharacteristically missing from the book. This book tends to be detailed, and it strikes this author as atypical that information about this topic would be unintentionally overlooked. There is one statement, within a context of condemning child sexual abuse, indicating that to "hurt" children is not allowed, but there is no further clarification into the definition of "hurt". The references to childrearing all emphasize "strictness", include references to "discipline", but the means of enforcing the strictness and discipline are not discussed. While it is always possible that this author simply missed the reference, it is worth noting that all sections noticed during examination of the book that referenced children were read closely.
Warren's writings about women are among the most contradictory that can be found in the source material. Typically, if the writing is highly visible on the website, it will expressly represent NCCG as not being male chauvinistic, and in other places the writing may initially express non-chauvinistic ideas but will have turned the perspective around to resemble male chauvinism at the end. According to NCCG, women are supposed to be functionally completely submissive to their husbands, assuming the husband is a godly NCCG member.
Reverences to the social movement of "feminism" are represented in an extremely negative light, including being associated with a "liberal Illuminati".
Writings by Warren and others in the various NCCG message boards clearly support the position of male dominance and leadership in the marriage relationship, as well as in the major decisions for a group of married people (polygamic marriage). Rules regarding counseling and NCCG leadership itself also stipulate sex-based restrictions which relegate women to a lower role than would be attainable by men. References to the "Womens Liberation movement" throughout the writings observed on the NCCG websites by this web site author were overwhelmingly negative. Descriptions of correct behavior of women in many different scenarios of a marriage relationship are principally applications of submissive, non-challenging behavior to the scenarios.
Women who are referenced as "prophetesses" are referred to as exclusively having a "profession" of either housewives or mothers, specifically not participating in "secular" work.
Additionally, there are isolated statements which, if viewed superficially, may appear to support a non-chauvinistic position. NCCG leadership has expressed that men are not simply "superior" to women, but that God still requires specific reductions in the roles of females as described above. It does not appear that these kinds of general, theoretical statements regarding no supposed "superiority" have an impact on the functional, situational, male-favoring differences that exist between the behavioral standards of men and women as they are purported by NCCG.
This web site author has come to the opinion, through noting these and many other direct and indirect references during research, that NCCG is functionally male chauvinistic, despite a few indicated beliefs about male and female "superiority" which may be noted.
An example of the kinds of small, frequent, functionally chauvinistic statements can be seen below, in this excerpt from a document titled "Women and the tree of knowledge of good and evil":
When a man has a problem and is open to counselling help from a woman, he opens himself up to abuse. Is this because women don't know the truth? No, but because a woman never was ordained by Yahweh to counsel men apart from her own sons to whom she has no sexual hold/attraction whatsoever!...It is very important for men to find a father and only go to the women his father appoints and only during the time they are appointed as mothers...Another example (one of many) of the male chauvinistic structure exists in a document named "deliverance21.html":
...Such a woman must be constantly alert to possibly contemination whereas she was built by Yahweh to be perfectly submissive to her godly husband in all things knowing that he is her spiritual covering and safety from the invisible world of darkness.
Holiness standards for women enforced
Standards of dress have been observed being enforced within NCCG, particularly for women. Due to privacy concerns, the observed dress standards cannot be discussed in this report at this time.
One document noted in the source material that addresses dress standards for women was titled "Biblical Dress Standards for Women" and "Biblical Clothing Standards for Women" and "The Sin of Bath-sheba". I summarize the pertinent parts of this document as follows:
A personal note from myself: Please be aware that the forces behind getting women to dress immodestly in order to inflame the passions of men are demonic, and are spicifically under the direction of Lilith, Hecate, Astoreth (Astarte) and Jezebel. This is not a minor matter. And specifically a women will not get free of Lilith and her cohorts from her life until she has acknowledged these dress issues, unmasked the lies that the demoness has got her to believe about herself (normally it is a satanic, fleshy desire to be worshipped/admired, etc.. i.e. become a whore) and desires only to inflame the passions of/be admired sexually by/etc her lawful husband. For the men too who have Lilith problems, there is a need to be honest about the seduction of Lilith's idolatry and her ways of getting you to worship female beauty as 'goddesses'. I myself recently destroyed a beautiful and cherished collection of Greek figurines I owned when Yahweh showed me that Lilith lay behind them posing as the supposedly harmless "spirit of beauty", using the excuse that Yahweh created female beauty and therefore we could at the very least admire the artistic forms of women as His 'gift'. I know few men capable of doing that and not getting sucked into that demonic trap for which such supposedly 'innocent' admiration is, in truth, the first step long a greasy slope leading to pornography, fornication anhd adultery.
Be wise, be obedient, be true.
Chavurat Bekorot, or "Advancement into the Priesthood"
NCCG's organization scheme, which Warren says was created on April 6, 1988, dictates how group members are placed, and advance, through NCCG's structure. The information is located on the nccg.org website but is not easily found by a casual browser.
The introductory page is, at the time of this writing, visible at http://www.nccg.org/CBQ-HP.html. It attempts to chase away uninitiated members with the following statements:
There are few written materials on the Patriarchal Order because instruction is almost exclusively communicated orally. Some written materials have been inserted on this website to allow those who have been called to the apostolic office to find their way home, and these may be viewed, for example, in some of the revelations of the The Olive Branch such as the New Olive Leaf revelations. Some of the Order's deuterocanonical scriptures and other materials are reproduced on this page for the benefit of the firstborn searching for their spiritual home. They are not official materials of the local colonies of the New Covenant Church of God / B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh and are not used in public study or devotions, being solely for the edification of the members of the Order.
As most of the material on this site is deep (the "meat" of the Gospel) we do not recommend its study until the material on the main page of the New Covenant Church of God / B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh has first been digested as it will likely be misunderstood. If you are not acquainted with the "milk" or elementary principles of the Gospel then we recommend you go back to the Main Page and return here another time.
Upon proceeding past this disclaimer, the main page (which is as of this writing visible at http://www.nccg.org/CBQ-HP-Index.html), describes NCCG's organization with this text:
Advancement into the Priesthood and therefore Chavurat Bekorot follows a fixed path. Without exception, every member of NCCG/BCAY is called to be a Deacon or a Deaconess though not every member necessarily qualifies until various sin-areas have been dealt with. In practice, therefore, there are many unordained members in the local colonies (assemblies). All pre-ordinands must pass through the Houses of Taphim (Children) and Pethach. Those successfully passing through the House of Pethach are set apart as Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses who then proceed through a one year endowment in the House of Tabal. Upon its completion they are then ordained as Deacons and Deaconesses. Following ordination, they begin training to be Stewards, an office held by every Priesthood member in perpetuity. Thereafter Deacons and Deaconesses may, if called by Yahweh, be trained to be Sub-Administrators, Teacher-Deacons or Pastoral Assistants, depending on their giftedness. If their calling is the Eldership, they will continue to serve as Deacons and Deaconesses whilst entering into the House of Qum, which takes one year to complete, during which they will be ordained an Elder or Eldress. Thereafter, they will enter one of seven courses to be trained, and eventually ordained, as Administrators, Teacher-Elders, Missioners, or Local Pastors and Pastresses. Later, if so called by Yahweh, Missioners may be called to train as Evangelists, and Pastors as Bishops. Apostles, when they are called, are usually (though not always) drawn from amongst the Evangelists who are also known as Sub-Apostles.In addition to this text, there are several diagrams that graphically illustrate NCCG's authority structure. I have created my own diagram summarizing this organization (my diagram is based upon the combination of two of Warren's own diagrams) and have included it below:
Every catechumen, baptised member, full member and Sub-Deacon or Sub-Deaconess belongs, first, to a Deacon's Cell (first illustration, above right), and secondly an Elder's House (second illustration, directly above). Every full member has responsibility for up to one catechumen and one baptised member, and every full member is the responsibility of a Sub-Deacon of Sub-Deaconess. Priesthood training therefore effectively begins following chrism (confirmation).
Finally, the various Elders' and Eldress' Houses belong to a Pastoral House (see illustration above). Maturer Elders and Eldresses may take responsibility for more than two Deacons' or Deaconess' Cells. (See the Fellowship and Membership Page).
I. HOUSE OF TAPHIM
A Pre-Temple School for NCCG/BCAY Chrismed (Confirmed) Children and Adults
Requirements for entry: Minimum age of candidates: 12 years. Must be chrismed (confirmed) and have been walking worthily as a chrismed member for a minimum of one year. Must receive a recommendation from the Pastorate in conjunction with his/her Local Colony Teacher.
II. HOUSE OF PETHACH
A Preliminary Temple Training School for NCCG/BCAY Members
Preparing for Initiation into the Ministry as Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses
Requirements for entry: Minimum age: 16. Must be a chrismed and communicant (regularly taking the Lord's Supper) member in good standing who is properly observing the statutes of Yahweh. Must have successfully completed the House of Taphim. Must receive a recommendation from the Pastorate in conjunction with his/her Local Colony Teacher.
III. HOUSE OF TABAL
A Temple Training School for Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses
Preparing for the Ministry as Deacons and Deaconesses
Requirements for entry: Minimum age: 17. Should at least be Dedicated to be married though singles may be accepted for training but not ordination. To be ordained at the end of the one-year training the candidate must first be Betrothed in marriage, though ordination may follow later after a review with the Pastorate if more time is needed to fulfil the marriage requirement. Must receive a recommendation from the local Presiding Deaconate and subsequently from the Pastorate to begin training. Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses serve as apprentices to a Deacon and Deaconess, respectively, during training.
IV. HOUSE OF QUM
A Temple Training School for Deacons and Deaconesses
Preparing for the Ministry as Elders and Eldresses
V. HOUSE OF DABAR
A Temple Training School for Elders and Eldresses
Preparing for the Ministry as Patriarch- and Matriarch-Apostles
In reality, I am seeing evidence that both the text explanation I found and Warren's original diagrams are not a good representation of the functional organization of NCCG as it exists today. If that is the case, my own diagram and the text explanation as shown above will contain the same inaccuracies.
More than one heaven
NCCG believes that there is more than one heaven.