The Gnostic's made a point in their teachings to claim that they possessed secret knowledge that was hidden by God and revealed only to them. It was a knowledge gained by progression in one's understanding. The more you studied, the higher your progressed. Possessing this secret knowledge allowed adherents a special place in it's "god's" presence.
The quote below is from the Preaching the Gospel Blog, a Church of God related blog. This silly belief is not limited to this group. All the COGlets think they posses secret hidden knowledge that was discovered by Herb after his impotent god lost it for 1,900 years. Who knew that the hidden knowledge was secretly hidden in a public library in the Pacific Northwest! It sounds like a Dan Brown novel.
Apparently God's "great plan" isn't so great since God apparently lost it for 1,900 years. All those dumb Waldensian's and Sabbatarian Rhode Islanders were not REAL COG members like the present COGlet members are today. Only the enlightened COG members today are the REAL converted followers of God. Only they posses that secret knowledge.
As we observe Trumpets, Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day, we hear sermons on the meaning of those days and thus learn, or are reminded of, God's great plan of salvation for mankind. We thus know the future. We know what God has done, is doing, and will do, and we know WHY! But for us to understand these things requires that God opens the mind of each and every one of us to accept the truth.
These things are hidden from almost everyone on earth. They can study the Holy Days all their lives and never figure it out or even believe it when we explain it to them. God has allowed Satan to blind them. Not one of the uncalled people of this world is stronger than Satan and able to resist his deceptions.
Yet God has revealed these secrets to us, not just as a group, but to each one of us individually (1 Corinthians 2:7-16). If you understand God's plan as illustrated by the Holy Days and Feast, it is only because God has opened your mind to understand.
What a gift!
It is an act and an expression of love towards us when God shares His secret knowledge with us.
When you sit in services at the Feast of Tabernacles, or any of the holy days, and you understand the messages from the Bible, that understanding is a precious gift from God that shows He loves you. It is as if God goes to you personally and says, "Do you want to know a secret? I don't reveal this to most people, but I am revealing it to you because you are my friend" (James 2:23).
How they got the above quote from the following I have no idea. There is nothing secret or hidden.
23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[a] and he was called God’s friend.
James 2:23New International Version (NIV)