Friday, June 15, 2012

Dale Schurter: Only Restored Church of God Going to Place of Safety

Dale Schurter, the back-stabbing defector from United Church of God is back again after another stint in Dave's reeducation camp.  Dale sends a letter to all of the folks in United and elsewhere extolling the glorious Dear Leader and his message.  Dale also wants you to know several important facts:

1)      The government of God is not found in any splinter group: Every Church of God out there in the land of Laodicea is an apostate false church that is unfit for membership in.  Only by being in the Restored Church of God can you come under true government where the Dear Leader can reeducate you into blind submission.

This government has specific offices Christ placed into the Church: “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God…” (Eph. 4:11-13). None of the splinters faithfully hold to this understanding, restored in the twentieth century!

2)      The splinters have either watered down or rejected the place of safety doctrine: A place of protection is promised to “the woman,” the true church—and only to that one, unified, organized body of believers: “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from [away from—out of reach of] the face of the serpent” (Rev. 12:14).

All of you folks in UCG and other splinter groups you need to wake up to the fact your ass is grass.  You are never going to Petra.  It is reserved for Dave and crew.  Of course Dave will be outside in the Marriott while the dumb sheep are starving to death inside.

3) Divorce and remarriage has been liberalized: Most splinters now exercise their own convenient, man-made theology when it comes to divorce and remarriage. It has become common practice in many splinters to allow the divorcing of a mate who departs from his or her “organizational fellowship” to another “COG,” with the remaining spouse then deemed free to marry again within their present organization, regardless of other circumstances. Others allow someone who has jumped ship to their COG organization to be free to divorce and marry again within his or her “new” group.

4)      The splinters have lost sight of what was and was not God’s Church through history: Among the splinters, the line between the Church and the world—between the children of light and the children of darkness—becomes blurrier all the time. Many have forgotten who the true people of God were in each era, and who were the illegitimate “splinters” and offshoots—which have virtually always existed, beginning in the Ephesian era.

With over 700 some splinter groups pout here now, all believing they are the one and only true church it is hard for the average COGer to know here to go.  Defector Dale wants you to know that the true church is the one and only Restored Church of God under the leader ship of Dave.

Only by joining forces with Dave, sending in your money, and submitting to your overlords, can your salvation be assured.  So step right up and surrender your brain and reasoning to the lord and master.

To be a part of those who are used to finish God’s Work, and are delivered from the face of the devil during the soon-coming Great Tribulation, this knowledge—and the action that is demands of those who prove it—is essential.


Douglas Becker said...

No one is going to the Place of Safety.

There is no Place of Safety.

It is yet another fantasy sold by Herbert Armstrong (and Gerald Waterhouse). He is dead now. None of the prophecies he gave came to pass while he was living. He is a dead false prophet.

It should be noted that since British Israelism has been thoroughly disproved and Herbert Armstrong specified it as the Key to Prophecy (which was a requirement to believe before you could be baptized into the Radio Church of God), all scenarios based on it simply will never come to pass. Herbert Armstrong is a dead false prophet and none of his lies and delusions have any meaning whatsoever.

Moreover, church history as given by "A True History of a True Church", plagiarized from Dugger and Dodd which they stole from Ellen G. White is a fraud, easily disproved by a trip to the library and research into the Waldensians.

And no, there is going to be absolutely no "digester" in Petra.

The whole thing is a total bust.

Lake of Fire Church of God said...

With all due respect to Dale Schurter, I think Mr. Schurter is getting old and is in complete denial. He can't come to terms with the fact that he has lived a lie - a BIG LIE - for a lifetime!

He is near the end of his years, and he is delusional in thinking that the church - Dave Pack's church to be specific - will fly on the wings of angels to that fairy tale place called the place of safety that we all heard about in our youth growing up in the WCG in the 1960s and 1970s. He can't come to grips with the fact this won't happen, and that he will experience death - as we all will - not experiencing the promise.

Sorry to be so blunt - but it is the plain truth!


Byker Bob said...

As someone who looks forward to the rapture, I hope that as many of the people that I know and love will be raptured with me! Schurter is indulging in very partisan "love" by making the gloating statements which he has made. Even if the "place of safety" doctrine were Biblical and true, it would not be the prerogative of Schurter or Pack to determine who gets to go there, or who gets to be in charge. A real servant of God was once told that "I have reserved hundreds of people who have not bent their knee to Baal." (my paraphrase from memory).

This is yet another indication that the leadership of RCG speaks for themselves, not for God!

Pack to determine who might

Anonymous said...

Lake of Fire Church of God said...
With all due respect to Dale Schurter, I think Mr. Schurter is getting old and is in complete denial.
I know Dale and Mona personally and this statement may be partly true, but it may be that they are in need of some kind of security. It is unlikely that they believe those beliefs they had embraced in the past were lies. It more likely that they and the group they have chosen to fellowship with have recreated what they believe was and is God’s true end time church and those events are still to be fulfilled.
I find that people who experience forced changes in their religious belief systems will respond differently. Some will cling tenaciously to those beliefs that gave them the greatest security; others will make needed adjustments that maintain some of their beliefs, and some will refuse to entertain any previous beliefs in fear of being hurt again.
While I understand the feelings I find that nothing will help people recognize their own problem.

Anonymous said...

Dale and Mona are decent people. I wonder how they feel about their daughter's abandonment of their beliefs.

Anonymous said...

I remember Dale was a big believer in

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.