Apostle Malm is having another snit fest regarding United Church of God. Apparently those apostate despots at UCG are focusing on the resurrection of
UCG Beyond Today: Sometimes it seems like we get so focused on a certain subject like Easter that we get paranoid.
Christ was killed and buried on Passover, then three days into UB he was resurrected from the dead. That is a very important aspect of our salvation. So Christ’s resurrection is a part of UB. Putting sin out of our lives AND putting the resurrected Christ into our lives. If Christ wasn’t resurrected then we are of all men most miserable.
Is it the semantics that has people on edge? Do they feel like UCG is going to turn UB into Easter observance? Putting Easter out of the picture, Christ was resurrected during UB – Very important to our salvation.
The part that has apostle Malm spitting mad is this:
[I Cor. 5] “He is teaching these Christians to keep a festival, a major festival in the spring, right at the same time. Generally as Easter is found, may vary from on the calendar, but it is the festival on which God gave the Church to remember the death of Christ and then to commemorate His resurrection. And this is what he’s talking about here. It is actually a seven day festival on which a Christian focuses his life and his mind on the resurrected Christ and His life in us as changed Christians.”
The significant comment in the above excerpt is: “but it is the festival on which God gave the Church to remember the death of Christ and then to commemorate His resurrection. It is actually a seven day festival on which a Christian focuses his life and his mind on the resurrected Christ and His life in us as changed Christians.”
The apostle continues:
More to the point, in the Satan worshipping Mystery Religions of the world (such as Roman Catholicism and their “Protestant” cousins) there are two layers of belief and practice: The exoteric and the esoteric.
The exoteric is the polite face that such cults place before the world and in which they indoctrinate their rank and file affiliates. The esoteric face consists of the secret mysteries to which only the initiated inner circles are privy. The diabolical genius of this passage noted above is that these remarks work on both the exoteric and esoteric levels.
To the uninitiated “goyim” Darris, Steve, and the entire “change agent” marketing staff of the Beyond Today literature infomercial production team can blandly explain that the passage was not just referring to the Passover observance only but also to the spring Holy Days.
To the inner circle of initiates into the mysteries of spiritual growth through material enrichment by slick marketing practices, the “change agent” staff can show how they have begun the process designed to make Passover so ambiguous that neither COG veterans nor former Roman Catholic or Protestant newbie recruits can tell the substantive difference between the it and Easter.
Also lost in the discussion is the understanding that Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread are really two separate and distinctly different observances. This is the spiritual cyanide added drop by drop into
this electronic kool ade being consumed by both the general public and the rank and file brethren affiliated with UCGIA Inc.