One of the most fundamental and important confessions of faith is baptism by immersion in water. It is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ as one’s Savior through substitution of His death and life for ours, and the words of Paul still give a clear picture of what it means:
Therefore we are buried with him [Jesus] by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
The significance of baptism is naturally greater for the High Sabbath Adventist than for other Christians who practice baptism by immersion, since we understand the centrality of Alnitak, the Wounded One in the Orion message. Nevertheless, the baptism itself is no different, and having once been so baptized as a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ, it is sufficient to satisfy the requirement of baptism for membership in the High Sabbath Adventist Society. Those, however, who have been “baptized” by any other means, would need to be baptized again according to the biblical model of immersion.
The High Sabbath Adventist Society is governed by the laws of heaven, and therefore is organized in such a way as to prevent the laws of the state from interfering with the faithful fulfillment of our duty and obligation toward God. Thus, this society is not a state-recognized non-profit organization, even though in practice, it is indeed not for profit, but in order to obtain state recognition, the organization would have to submit to, among other things, state-defined principles of equality and non-discrimination. God knew the dangers of compromise that would need to be met, and gave wise instruction early on to make the way clear:
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. (Exodus 23:8)
The gift of the state is to reduce the tax burden for contributors and organizations, if the organization abides by the state’s principles of tolerance and non-discrimination (among others), which are contrary to the law of God. Lest the words of the righteous be perverted as we have seen happen in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and every other religious organization who has received this tempting gift of the state, the High Sabbath Adventist Society and its members must work on a higher level. The tithes and offerings given to this organization are not tax deductible, but are faithfully used to spread the Lord’s message for this time in whatever way is appropriate, and to supply the basic needs of the ministry.
Members of the High Sabbath Adventist Society, having accepted our high calling, are expected to be faithful in all things, and that includes the returning of the tithe, or 10% of the income God has given, before any taxes or necessary expenses are paid. That portion is holy, and God asks the individual to return it to Him as a tangible acknowledgement of His ownership of all. Therefore, as faithful stewards of God’s resources, the returning of the tithe is a requirement for membership in the High Sabbath Adventist Society.
The churches have corrupted themselves with the state, descending into apostasy and the terrible misuse of the tithes that are given to them, even appropriating them to that which is clearly not God’s work. Therefore, the tithes given through those corrupt channels are not returned to God, but to the corrupt servants of Babylon.
Because there is no other organization that is faithfully delivering the last message from God to the world, which He has given as an ark of safety to save life from the earth, it follows that the High Sabbath Adventist Society is the only remaining storehouse that God may claim as His own. As it was in the days of the first apostles, so it is now. Though the church was young and small, it was God’s chosen body, separate from the large, but unfaithful people who had rejected their Lord.
The tithe is the holy part of the income, and is treated as such by the ministry leadership. It is used to support a holy work, and faithfulness requires that it not be appropriated to common purposes. Though one may return their tithe and later turn away from the truth, and regret having supported the cause, the Society must remain faithful to God, even with the tithes from those who are no longer members. Regardless of the channel through which the moneys are remitted to the ministry, tithes and offerings, once given, no longer belong to the giver, and requests for “refunds” of these moneys will not be honored.
In order to become a member of the High Sabbath Adventist Society, it is necessary to first relinquish any other membership in the Babylonian system of churches and tax-exempt organizations. The faith of the 144,000 must be pure and untainted with the false teachings and practices common in such organizations. Members should be willing to testify for their faith, not just in their conversation with others, but also for all to see in their social media profile pictures with the star seal representing their unashamed faith in the message from Orion.
Access to the private study forum is a privilege that has its own set of responsibilities beyond that of the believing student. The materials in the forum are restricted to those who have demonstrated their willingness to follow their Lord in the highest confession of self-sacrifice, and have ordered their lives according to the calling of the 144,000. One of the twelve regional secretaries must verify in good faith that the candidate has made all changes in their lifestyle as are necessary to testify that nothing is so important to them that it would not be surrendered if their Lord should require it. Once these requirements are met, the candidate may then register for entry to the forum community and/or receive the private studies in appendices A and B and The Mystery of the Holy City.
While the faithful returning of the tithe to the Society is among the basic requirements for membership, it should be understood that this is a free-will decision and is not a payment for any service or benefit. Though one may faithfully return their tithe, it will not purchase access to the forum or the private studies apart from conformity to the lifestyle that is required.