Apostle Malm is continuing his snit-fest today on the Masons. To Malm, Masonry is a Satanic conspiracy to kill off the one true church i.e. The Churches of God. What would Armstrongism do with out it's myriad of conspiracy theories? It's the Masons, it's the Jesuits, it's the Zionists, it's the atheists, it's the Jews, it's the Illuminati, it's the Pope.....on and on it goes.
Rader is the big meanie that brought Masonry into the church The Apostle also says Herb was a lower degree Mason. Why Apostle Malm lies about that I have no idea. There is no documented proof that Herb was ever a Mason. Other church leaders yeas, Herb no.
The Apostle then goes on to describe the characteristics of Masons and how they are certified liars. This is what he says:
The Apostle has perfectly described the Churches of God and all its leaders. Armstrongism is filled with accomplished liars. Look at Flurry, Pack, Cox, Rittenbaugh, Coulter, GTA, HWA, etc. The Church has always had spin doctors at its ready. The Legal Department staff were the biggest spin doctors of the church. Many times blatantly lying to the members. The Public Relations offices also were excellent spin doctors and still are to this day. Years ago I had the Department Head for Accounting tell me that they could take any figures and make them say what they wanted. Church accounting departments in all the COGs have lied to members,Masons are also accomplished liars, who are experts at spinning partial truth so that it becomes the opposite of the whole truth. This spin has been used for six thousand years to twist the word of God and to justify themselves. Watch out for the type of statement [which I have heard from Bob Thiel so often] that: “I said that but I meant this, it is YOU who have misunderstood me”; as they refuse to accept responsibility for their words.
As for Prophet Bob, he just gets no relief :-)
These folks are experts at dissimulation, distraction, blaming the questioner for lack of understanding and splitting off a particle from the truth and then twisting it to mean something different. They are experts at using human reasoning to get around any zeal for God and his commandments.
One great example of this is Leona McNair and how the Church went into damage control mode and blamed her for what was happening. Never mind the fact that Rod Meredith stood up in front of over 700 ministers in Tuscon and publicly defamed her. Never mind the fact that McNair was no bastion of saintly virtue. the Church and Meredith worked overtime to discredit her. If only she had been a submissive wife and kissed Raymond's feet every night none of this would have ever happened. If it had not been for the Ambassador Report and local church members and community members fighting on her behalf she would have never prevailed.
Many a person has worked himself to the bone with total loyalty to his employer and never made it into the big time, while being passed by, by others who seem to have everything go their way. Did you ever wonder why? It is because you are not in the club. To be a success in this world one needs to know the right people who can help you and set you on your way.
This method of reasoning has always been a cop out in Armstrongism. Members could never advance up in companies because they did not play the party game, did not work on Saturdays, and a myriad of other accusations. When Apostle Malm says stupid things like this he spits in the faces of church members that have run successful businesses, advanced up in the State Department, been City and Government leaders, ethical attorneys, etc. All without ever being Masons. Armstrongism is always about blaming "the other."
The auditorium was itself carefully constructed so that the worshippers would always face the East and an upper room was built in which to hold lodge meetings.
The next time the Apostle reads this blog and copies it over to his he had better get the facts straight! At no point did I EVER say that an upper room was used for Masonic meetings. No Masonic meets were EVER held in the Auditorium! That is a plain, simple FACT! Sheesh, I am starting to type like Herb!
Since Apostle Malm has set himself up as a truth teller, a prophet and Apostle he should really guard his words more carefully. Apostles have no record of lying. James Malm has. That alone damns him as a false teacher.
Update: The Apostle says he is working on a list of Church of God ministry who are Masons and will publish it this fall. This is all too fun!
Today’s post will be on this subject due to the tremendous response I have received. It will be very heavy on exposing what Masonry is all about and how it gained control of HWA and the COG. By the end of the year [I Hope] the names and proofs will enable this thing to be broken wide open. I know the evil in high places that I am fighting. James