Tuesday, October 9, 2012

God Punishes U.S. For LCG's Arrogance

Remember the post in a thread that contained Living Church of God's idiotic statement that God caused the gas prices in the United States to fall so that LCG members could travel to the Feast?

Apparently God is royally pissed at the arrogance of the Living Church of God for making such an idiotic claim that was aimed at setting LCG members apart from the rest of the COG's making them far more special in God's sight.Gas prices skyrocketed here in LA right after Living said what they did. You are your own worst enemy.

Los Angeles Times:  Gas Prices Set Record Pace

Living Church of God's "we are sooooo special" posting:
God blesses Feast of Tabernacles travel.
For the last several years, oil prices have dropped right around the time of the fall Holy Days (fall in the northern hemisphere, that is). This year appears to be the same. Gasoline (petrol) prices have been dropping for the last several weeks now. Monday, oil reached its lowest price since September 2010. It ended trading in New York at $78 per barrel. Experts believe it will stay low to year’s end (Associated Press, October 3, 2011).
Thousands of years ago, God gave His people the command to keep His annual festivals, including the Feast of Tabernacles (see Leviticus 23). These days were to be statutes “forever” and blessings were promised to those who keep them, and the rest of God’s laws (Deuteronomy 14:29).

It is both interesting and encouraging to see a trend in dropping gasoline prices (which some would call “chance”) just prior to the “pilgrim” Feast of Tabernacles–a time when God’s people are commanded to travel to locations where He has chosen to place His name (Deuteronomy 14:22-26). In allowing fuel prices to drop, God is blessing the obedience of His people who are willing to travel to worship Him at this very important time of year.


Byker Bob said...

Not a few ACOGgers charged their tithes to their Visa or Mastercard back in the day, especially during their bogus "third tithe" year.

Assuming that second tithe is even supposed to be monetary, and knowing that emergencies so frequently do come up in the course of travel, it makes much better sense to have members do their accounting after they safely arrive at home following the feast.
Then turn in excess. I can't imagine loving spiritual guides advising their charges to do otherwise, and they wouldn't unless they were motivated by greed.

This is one area where if someone wishes to remain an Armstrongite, perhaps briefly switching the brain back on might display greater wisdom.


Douglas Becker said...

If God were involved, He certainly has made it plain He is not impressed by false prophets.

How many commandments did the LCG break with their arrogance?

Since there is no such thing as 2nd tithe, there's no excess to turn in. For this to work, the entire nation would have to be under a theocracy where people used their tithe on produce to attend the Feast.

None of this works: It's no wonder that again, the ACoGs are a total embarassment.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that commodity prices like gold and oil would rise higher around Sep/Oct than go down? I think that had been the pattern in the past few years now since I recall the news talking about it last September for instance.