The speaker was Wayne Topping [in Britain] a new speaker. He said God’s holy days were very similar to Baal Worship he said it twice. He talked about Satan but in no relation to Day of Atonement. On Atonement he spoke about how the catholic church changed sabbath worship to sunday ect …
The only problem is that if the Apostle really did some research he would soon find that this is common knowledge. It has nothing to do with denigrating COG doctrines. It is a historical fact that many of the Holy days of the Israelites were very similar to the pagans they were living around at that time.
One of Apostle Malm's readers has this to add about Wayne Topping. Topping certainly sounds like an interesting guy. What he does certainly sounds no worse that a chiropractor or a naturopath and the things they do to manipulate the body. Some Armstrongites find some of the stupidest things to get upset about!
Wayne Topping (Phd) the speaker at UCG’s Feast in Britain is a practitioner of “Touch for Health” a form of Energy Kinesiology which is an attempt at manipulation of energy meridians given off by the human body. On this chart you can see where Wayne Topping fits in to this unrecognized health practice – “Wellness Kinesiology”: http://www.touchforhealth.us/About-Touch-for-Health/touch-for-health-interactive-tree.html. We cannot attest to his qualification for giving a sermon at God’s Feast of Tabernacles.
The TFH practitioner moves their hands over the subject’s body to either strengthen or weaken energy points/meridians to heal the subject of their ailment(s). This, quasi-spiritual (in our view), methodology is outside of: any recognized medical practice, Chiropractic or other orthodox and accepted health services. It relies upon the subject to relax and allow the practitioner to work without any conscious resistance, quite similar to how a hypnotist prepares their subjects.
Knowing Wayne Topping from past experience, we are aware that he had so much influence in one congregation (prior to WCG’s break-up), that he was called to service a patient rather than one of the Elders who was present. He has taught and practiced this “energy manipulation” system for decades within UCG. This practice removes God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our healing to a secondary concern in the view of those who are convinced about this unrecognized quasi-spiritual system. We have, and, we would STRONGLY recommend all true Christians to stay away from this “energy manipulation” system.
Then Apostle Malm responds with his keen observations on REAL Christian massage and it's fringe benefits. Since the Apostle is no longer married I can only assume he is not getting any REAL massages anymore. Maybe I should give the Apostle the benefit of doubt and admit he has a kinky side....
Massaging of sore muscles can be helpful, however this “energy lines” thing is just a relaxing massage with a lot of oriental mumbo. It is suppossed to enhance self esteem and relieve stress.
A good relaxing massage by one’s spouse ending with . . . is far far better for personal self esteem and relaxation; unless one is not marrried.
This is just a massage along with verbal hype to sell the deal to potential customers. The act is usually performed by female hands and in reality is just a sensual massage to relax a person.
Notice how many of the conditions claimed to be helped, are just matters of stress and personal; relaxation. James