Saturday, April 21, 2012

Apostle Malm: Satan Is Tricking God Into Killing Us

That tricky dude named Satan is obviously way more powerful than Apostle Malm's little god.  Apostle Malm's god is such a weak idiot that he allows Satan to trick him into killing his sinning children.  Satan is doing everything in his might to make Malm's god really  pissed.  If he can make god really, really angry, god will strike down his rebellious followers and therefore make big bad Satan the winner. The more COG members he can kill off the better.

Satan cannot fight God directly, so he tries to get God to destroy his own people by leading us away from him and into sin and lukewarmness for God and his commandments.
Num 31:16   Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
Balaam had counseled the king to entice Israel into sin so  that God himself would destroy Israel.
Brethren, if we are zealously faithful to the Eternal; God will be for us.

Rom 8:31   What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Therefore Satan uses the tactics of deceiving us into laxity and sin; to bring God’s correction down upon his own people.  And in these last days Satan continues to use this tactic to steal our crowns.

According to Apostle Malm the biggest sin that Satan is causing right now is that COG members use the New International Version of the Bible.  Also, the NRSV, RSV, NKJV are the tools of Satan to deceive the world.  If you have any of the following Bibles then you are being damned to the Lake of Fire:

New American Standard Bible, (NASB), Revised Standard Version, (RSV), and New International Version, (NIV), English Standard Version (ESV), New Living Translation (NLT) and the New King James Version, (NKJV)

Apostle Malm is really ticked that UCG is using the NIV and other translations.

It is reported that  Mario Seiglie has been quoting almost exclusively from modern translations in the local church bulletins for the past year and also making occasional negative comments about the KJV.

What has really ticked off Apostle Malm is that UCG is focusing on "love" and grace instead of the law.  That has sent Apostle Malm into a royal snit fit!  He has been railing against UCG for several weeks now and how they use the NKJV and NIV.

They feed the brethren with the corrupt fruit of the corrupt tree of the Alexandrian Text produced by Babylon, to lead you into laxity and doctrinal drift; to follow themselves and their agenda instead of the commandments of God.

UCG NEWS:   Head of the UCG Doctrinal Committee, Bob Berendt;  has come out supporting the spurious Alexandrian text and New Age translations against the Received Text.

So what's a poor KJV Only to do?

Today we can be zealous for our God by keeping all of his commandments that are applicable to us and by rejecting the wicked from our assemblies, or if the wicked dominate, then we are to come out of such assemblies and seek our God and other like minded persons..
Today we are to reject the wicked from our assemblies for God to deal with.

Kick them out.  Disfellowship them, mark them.  Spit on them like god is spitting on them as he fries their asses in the Lake of Fire.  Yes, keeping the law to the letter certainly does make a person a really loving person.  As usual, Jesus Christ is totally missing from the Apostle's blatherings.

Satan Attacks Big Sandy Campus

Satan was on a rampage in Texas this week as he tried to burn down the old Worldwide Church of God convention hall.  With the demolition going on in Pasadena, maybe Satan has plans to get rid of Big Sandy too......As we all well know this is a satanic conspiracy to do away with another remnant of the Churches of God glory days.

UPDATE: Wiring likely caused fire at ALERT Academy

Posted: Apr 20, 2012 3:13 PM PDT Updated: Apr 20, 2012 8:35 PM PDT
BIG SANDY (KYTX) - UPDATE: Investigators believe electrical wiring caused a fire at the ALERT Academy in Big Sandy tonight.
Those with ALERT say a fire started around 5 in the convention center.
The ALERT Academy is known for hosting Christian camps and some people planning an upcoming event had to evacuate when the fire started.
Those with the academy tell our partners at the Tyler Mooring Telegraph they're working with the fire marshal to re-open the convention center.

(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Crews Responding To Report Of Fire At ALERT Academy In Big Sandy
The ALERT Academy and Big Sandy fire departments are working a structure fire at the academy's convention center.

Col. John Tanner with the academy said the fire started at the front end of the center above the bathrooms. Flames and smoke were visible.

Tanner said people were working in the convention center getting ready for a conference next week, but everyone was able to get out of the building.

The ALERT Academy is a 90,000-square foot facility used for conferences and family camp in the fall.

Herbert Armstrong is STILL Sitting In The Seat......

E W King just gets wackier by the minute.  According to King, HWA had a near death experience and was resurrected.  Herb supposedly experienced a short period of "death" which translates over to the WCG experiencing a form of "death" between January  1986 and October 2011.  On October 7, 2011 the Worldwide Church of God was resurrected with Herbert Armstrong STILL sitting in the seat.

Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong's death experience in 1977 represents the time of confusion between the time of his actual death in January 12,1986 up until October 7,2011. God wants us all to learn an object lesson from this portion of the apostles life that has to do with where we are at today. Just as when Mr. Armstrong experienced a short time of death then arose to continue the the Worldwide Church of God experienced a short time of “death” before it, on October 7,2011, was resurrected. Mr. Armstrong is still in the seat! The Worldwide Church of God is still here in the ministry of “Church of God ~ Speaking to the Remnant”.

Then King has to admit he is full of bull:

Unfortunately this title [The Worldwide Church of God] cannot be used in regards to a legal organization because it is still owned by the apostates. This does not prevent free Christians from using it as a title for what they truly believe.

Friday, April 20, 2012

When Will LCG Actually Do Something Beneficial For The World?

Rod Meredith has a new coworker letter out.  In it he says:

The world around us is rapidly changing. Many millions of people, right now, are being persecuted or uprooted from their homes, suffering the loss of their jobs or having families come apart. Millions are increasingly unsure as to whether there is a “real” God. And so, most of these untold millions of human beings have no sense of genuine purpose for their lives. Increasingly, many of them just “give up”—turn themselves over to alcohol or drugs, or simply decide to “end it all” by suicide.

So when will the Living Church of God actually do something to help these hurting people? Instead of talking about a "strong hand from someplace" and getting rid of the stupid assumption, that "God will fix things later so we don't need to worry about it right now" perhaps they could start working in homeless shelters, helping abused women and children, serving in food banks.  How about donating 10% of your annual church income to help the less fortunate?  Since you are rich and increased with goods, would this be the Christian thing to do?

Did it ever occur to these people that maybe God is wanting them to be his hands and feet in this world to take care of the less fortunate in order to give them a foretaste of the kingdom of God?  Nope, I don't think so either.

Who is Rod talking about being persecuted?  He already claims the LCG is being persecuted for its message.  Christians are dying in Muslim nations as martyrs while LCGers whine about being kicked off a TV station or people throwing their magazines in the trash.

He then writes this appalling comment:

My friends, if these men and women had truly understood the supreme purpose which the Eternal God is working out here on this earth, they would not have killed themselves! If you truly set yourself to “seek” the true God of the Bible and fulfill His purpose in your life, then each day, each major world event and even each personal trial can have a sense of meaning. If you genuinely study the whole Bible and ask God for understanding, the major world events will definitely help you “see” God’s purpose as it is being worked out here among men and nations.

What an absolutely callous thing to say!  What about the COG members who have heard the so called "truth" over the years and even preached it, and have then committed suicide?  What about Terrry Ratzman that murdered LCG members?  What about Dibar Apartian's son who blew his brains out because of the way he was treated in the church? He heard that same message that Rod is spouting as most life saving.  For Terry, and most others in the COG's there is no hope offered.  Only myriads of rules and laws that when broken lead to eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.

So what is that miraculous message that LCG is preaching to the hurting of the world?


In the pages of our Tomorrow’s World magazine and on the Tomorrow’s World television program, we have told you repeatedly of the Big Picture events soon to come: a rising United States of Europe, a revived Roman Catholic church with increasing influence on religion and world affairs, a coming federation of Arab states—the prophesied “King of the South” mentioned in Daniel 11:40—the “grinding down” of the pride and prestige of the American and British-descended peoples, plus soon-coming major earthquakes even in our nations, along with increasing storms, disease epidemics, alternating drought and floods leading finally to hunger and ultimate starvation for millions.
 and this:

Also, we have told you repeatedly that the Creator God will use human instruments to powerfully warn our peoples of what lies just ahead and help those who are willing to repent of their sins and seek the genuine protection which our Father in heaven offers to those who are willing to truly surrender themselves to the “real” God of the Bible. Most of you long-time subscribers and TV viewers have seen or heard us say these things repeatedly.
Yes sirree Bob!  Lots of hope there!

Then he has the gall to ask:

The question is: What are you, personally, doing about it?

Van Robison on: "Penetrating the Heart and Soul"

Penetrating the Heart and Soul

Is there ever a magic bullet that will penetrate the mind and thinking of all humans?    Is there anything that will ever prevent people from becoming victims of religious cults?  Young people are obviously targeted as pawns. Youth has not lived long enough to know better.  Many are drawn magnetically to persuasive public speakers.  There is something magical about those who vocalize their concepts of what "truth" is.  The reason for "religious" colleges and universities is to clone parrots to go forth and parade the belief system of the particular school.    Religious schools exist by cloning their own kind.  Young people may be totally sincere, but they become products of their "education."  Ambassador College certainly did not turn out Roman Catholics or Baptists, but rather, clones of the thinking of Herbert W. Armstrong and those who influenced Herbert.

Piercing the mind, heart and inner being of a human being is not often easy.  Many are the minds that are stuck in religious glue.  Until a human being questions their own comfort zone, it is impossible to be free from preconceived ideas of what truth is.  What Roman Catholic questions his or her own upbringing?  What Baptist questions his or her own upbringing?  What Worldwide Church of God splinter group questions their own belief values?  Some obviously do, because the Internet reveals many websites by EX-members of many different groups.

The sad reality of man-made religion is that their purpose is to penetrate the heart and soul for an endless supply of $money, to fill the bank vaults of those who stand in pulpits.  As Jesus stated "you will know them by their fruits", and the fruit of deceivers is material wealth at the expense of the gullible and naive.  MONEY is not only God of the secular world, but is the God of the church world and those who promote themselves as "pastors" and rulers of those who go to church.  Should the gullible and the naive ever come to their senses, the churches would all collapse.

Van Robison

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Are You One of Gerald Flurry's 'Elite"?

Gerald Six Pack Flurry is jumping on the Titanic band wagon hoping that when people type in the word "Titanic" they will be directed to his comedy or errors page.

Lord Six Pack is spouting on and on about how special he is and the message he and God have to deliver.

Did you know that God is sending out "ice fields" to "wake" people up.  What an impotent little god Six Pack follows that it has to resort to such deadly tactics.

God is sending out the “ice field” warnings. But it is “a voice crying in the wilderness” (Isa. 40:1-10). That doesn’t mean the voice is out on a barren desert. But for most people it might as well be.
I would like to know WHERE there is a "voice crying in the wilderness?"  It certainly is not parked in Edmond Oklahoma!  Old Six Pack is not happy that he and his message are being ignored:

The voice is ignored or ridiculed by most people. They somehow think America and Britain are “unsinkable.” Like the captain of the Titanic, they ignore the warnings. They continue steaming ahead into the darkness.
He wants you to know what an incredible prophet he is:

God and His watchman see the iceberg hidden in the black, dark night—and warn and warn and warn. But it continues to be a voice crying in the wilderness. 
He then wants you to know just how special his message is and how "elite"  those that listen to him are.  According to Lord Six Pack, Jesus will NEVER again accomplish what he is doing in the Philadelphia Church of God.  What an f-ing moron!  To think that people actually believe this filthy drivel!

The greatest rewards ever to be given throughout eternity are being qualified for now. A small group is becoming God’s very elite because they hear God’s voice crying in the wilderness today. They get the glorious opportunity to be the one and only bride of Christ forever. There will never, ever be such a reward offered again.

More Books By Ex Armstrongites or About Armstrongism

February 23, 2010
What if God suddenly spoke to you? What if He told you to go and give specific messages to people from Him? Would you do it even if it cost you everything? What if it cost you your reputation, your business, your marriage, your family, and your friends? Join Eric Wheeler on his incredible true-life journey of what it really means to serve God and His people. Discover what Jesus truly meant when He said 'take up your cross and follow Me.' In His Service: The Memoirs of a Modern-Day Messenger of God gives you a first-hand intimate and honest look into what it literally means to know God and to hear from Him regularly and to serve Him faithfully in our modern, antagonistic, and disbelieving world.

This guy feels that God speaks directly to him, so this may not appeal to many who have left Armstrongism.  I hold anyone like this at arms length that say that God regularly speaks to him and they hear his voice. I guess it is too many years of hearing the kooks and nuts in Armstrongism claim the same thing. You can read more excerpts from his book about life in Armstrongism at the Amazon link above.


This book will sure get hard line Armstrongites tongues wagging!

From Kirkus Reviews

The memoirs of a '70s punk/drag sub-icon whose unique trajectory across the counterculture has supplied her with great troves of decadent gossip as well as novel insights into life as a transsexual. County, n‚e Wayne Rogers, grew up a ``sissy boy'' in small-town Georgia and adopted flamboyant habits of makeup and dress while still in his teens, in the mid-'60s. Moving to New York City, County established a niche on the hippie edge of the gay community--in the summer of 1969 County both rioted at the Stonewall and grooved at Woodstock. While working menial day jobs, he was soon sharing an apartment with Warhol drag superstars Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis, whose outrageous personalities and talents are the subject of some delightful, seamy anecdotes. Under Curtis's influence County adopted an extravagant, absurdist approach to cross-dressing that would be an important vehicle in an ongoing transformation from ``him'' to ``her.'' County acted in surrealist theatrical farces like the Warhol-sponsored Pork and DJ'ed at Max's Kansas City, where she began performing with a rock band in 1972. When punk exploded, County started making records, performing, and rubbing shoulders with Sid Vicious and the Clash. But strained by her amphetamine use and tensions within her band, County's odd career in rock had largely collapsed by the end of the '70s (after a hiatus, she has returned today to recording and performing). County discusses with disarming forthrightness the ambiguities of gender and her decision to forgo sex-change surgery (she does take female hormones). And she avoids both self-pity and backbiting, recalling frankly even her stint as a prostitute in '80s Berlin and London. County's lively memoir illuminates the original intermingling of gay and punk subcultures that's experiencing an energetic resurgence today. (2 b&w photo inserts) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.


Mike Feazell's father has written a book about being in the movie industry. He also comments on how the Church broke up his marriage.


October 21, 2011
Cheryl Waiters was born the same year as Michael Jackson, and she became a product of that same era. In this memoir, Waiters narrates the story of her life against the backdrop of the political and social activities of the time. She focuses on her journey as an African American female electrician in that male-dominated trade. Blood, Sweat, and High Heels presents a recap of Waiters's life-her birth in 1958 to teenage parents; her first job, begun at age eleven; her service in the U.S. Air Force; her graduation at age twenty-eight from a community college with an associate's degree in mechanical engineering; her attendance at Cleveland University; and her career as an electrician. Waiters describes how she overcame racial and gender bias to gain historic and international recognition as the only female who worked on both Jacobs Field and Gund Arena. Blood, Sweat, and High Heels shows Waiters's tenacity as she continually struggles for dignity, respect, and equality in treatment and pay on the construction job site.


This book is not by an ex member, but goes into detail using the case history of a woman abused Armstrongism.

June 1, 2010
"Lynne Baker shows her compassion and determination to wake the religious and secular communities to action and care. " — Len Matthews, Salvation Army
This book takes a very real look into the lives of Christian women who cope with domestic abuse on a daily basis. It explores their experiences of physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, and spiritual abuse at the hands of their perpetrator husbands who claim themselves to be good Christians. Through extensive interviews combined with academic research, the reader comes face to face with the complexity of issues surrounding such domestic abuse and how counselling can be effective through the encouragement of a variety of religious and non-religious coping strategies. Of interest to victims of domestic abuse, as well as to the members of the clergy, psychologists, and counsellors, this book shows there is a place in the Christian church for women to separate and to be divorced without losing their faith.


July 19, 2011
Who are we, then, to tell God that he cannot suspend or abolish laws that he has enacted previously? Who are we to decide that we can tell God what laws are binding or not binding on us as Christians? Who are we to say that law and grace must go hand-in-hand under the New Covenant and that we cannot commend ourselves to God unless we mix the two? What sort of arrogance is it that says to God, despite clear evidence to the contrary in scripture, 'You cannot possibly have suspended the Old Covenant Law in order to bring in the New Covenant of grace?' So you want to be under the Law? Do you think that the Law of Moses (the Old Covenant) should be binding for Christians today? Do you believe that Christians should be slaves to the legalism fostered largely by Sabbatarians and observe the festivals, new moons, kosher food laws, sabbaths and tithing outlined in Leviticus and Deuteronomy? If you want to discover the truth, read Old Covenant-New Covenant: The Case Against Legalism. Author Jesse Acuff shows that the Old Covenant rules and regulations were only shadows of the good things to come, which pointed to Christ and his redeeming grace. He further demonstrates that Christ abrogated the Old Covenant by his death on the cross and instituted a new and better covenant. Join Jesse as he demonstrates beyond doubt that it makes far more sense to accept the New Covenant teachings originally delivered by Jesus and the Apostles than adhering to the rules and regulations of the Old Covenant, which places one in bondage and does nothing toward attaining salvation. After reading Old Covenant-New Covenant: The Case Against Legalism, you will never again come down on the side of legalism!


May 24, 2011
It seemed every time I tried to sit down and read the Bible I couldn't do it because it was so dry and boring. I knew I was supposed to read it, but every time I would practically fall asleep. Little did I know the beautiful treasures in the Bible would someday bring me into a world of trust, faith, and joy that I had never known possible. In the aftermath of rape, betrayal, and bullying, Krystal Kroh longed to have someone save her. A string of broken relationships did nothing to alleviate her constant anxiety and panic attacks. It was not until she gave her life over to God that she was able to let go of her past and find hope for her future. Her relationship with God gave her a sense of freedom and security that paved the way for healing in her other relationships as well. In this inspiring memoir, Krystal shows how she was delivered and led through Freedom's Journey.

August 4, 2008
"The Invisible Warrior" The Invisible Warrior is the narrative of one conscientious objector's journey through the Vietnam Era. Many Vietnam Era stories chronicle the story of soldiers and their trauma and "glory." The Invisible Warrior invites us inside the inner journey of a state-side CO and his resistance to the military. Christopher Bear Beam's story gives us a glimpse into his spiritual self-reflection and consequential healing from the military hierarchy's abuse. The Invisible Warrior is a narrative of hope and transformation.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Christopher Bear Beam, MA is a Buddhist, a mystic and a seeker of universal truths. He has been on an inner spiritual path of self-awareness for the last eleven years. His work has been in the social services and pastoral counseling field for the past thirty years. It's his hope that The Invisible Warrior may offer a transformational and integrative narrative of healing for the Vietnam Era generation, Veterans, and others who are looking for healing from trauma.


Dealing with Armstrongism

September 5, 2006
The Strange World of Man is that rarest of things, a book that, more than entertain or even inform, challenges us to think about the world, examine our history and ourselves. Though first and foremost a spiritual guide, this is no New Age primer, no self-help guide in the conventional sense. Partly an analysis of belief systems, world events, religion and politics, part esoteric philosophy, it covers a lot of ground. Author Greg Stephen is an uncompromising writer with a very different take on the dominant experiences of 20th/21st century man. Peering beneath the veil of spin and subterfuge, bent on exploding myths at every turn, Stephen ultimately calls into question the very premises that underlie social order, our view of humanity and ultimately of life and death. A compelling, sometimes extraordinary read, engrossing and confounding in equal measure, ultimately disturbing in its implications, The Strange World of Man shows us to be a complacent lot. Highly recommended.

Debunking British Israelism, the Pet Doctrine of Armstrongism

Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

I am certain the Lost Tribes of Israel are alive and well.  I know, for example, the the exiled tribe of Dan sojourned across Europe and named many rivers, towns, and countries during it's travels, such as the Danube River, Donegal, and Denmark.  The tribe of Ephraim settled in Britain; the word "British" is of course derived from the ancient Hebrew word beriyth, which means "{covenant."  The Israelites, "Issac's sons," naturally became known as Saxons. And Queen Elizabeth and her linage are direct descendants of King David and the legitimate heirs to the Israelite throne. It's all clear.

How do I know this?  Because the Worldwide Church of God tells me so, or at least it used to.  That's the Pasadena, California sect founded by an ex-advertising agent, Herbert W. Armstrong, in the early 1930's.

Armstrong was a devout believer in what is called British Israelism or Anglo-Israelism,  a movement originating centuries ago and still alive today that maintains that most Britons are descendants of ancient Israelites.  Armstrong got his start in 1931, when he launched the hit program The World Today on the Radio Church of God.  His message mixed elements of Judaism with a dash of Seventh-day Adventism and a sprinkling of pagan mysticism.  He cooked up quite a stew.  He preached that the Bible was a "coded message not allowed to be revealed"-that is, until he cracked the secrets.  He was willing to share its hidden wisdom with anyone and everyone, particularly those who would cough up 25 percent or more of their income to help spread the "the word."  When Armstrong died in 1986, the WWCG claimed more than 150,000 members and an annual budget of $130 million.  His successors ultimately abandoned Anglo-Israelism for an evangelical Protestantism,, although numerous Armstrong family members and friends founded sects that preserve some of the zanier claims of the elder sage.

The search for the missing Lost Tribes ranks right up there in biblical mythology with the quest for the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail.  The mystery of their whereabouts has encouraged a motley crew of true believers, mystics, zealots, troubadours, and out-and-out fakers.  It is so alluring and central to questions of Western identity than an equally unusual assortment of truth seekers has more recently joined in the quest: anthropologists and geneticists.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HWA Banishment Letter To Rod Meredith 1980

This is in addition to the information that Apostle Malm is posting right now about Rod Meredith and how he was being picked on by the big meanies above him.

In reading HWA's letter to Meredith you quickly see where Meredith got his prideful, boastful and condescending attitude from.  HWA had to get in important information about himself and how humble he was while lambasting Meredith.  Meredith was  following the lead of his leader. 



HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG                                 Tucson, March 14, 1980
President and Pastor

Dear Rod:

Your letters of February 1 and March 7 show, I am sorry to say, that either you still cannot understand WHY the living Head of God's Church, Jesus Christ, had you sent to Hawaii, or you are unwilling to see or admit — and I prefer to believe the former.

There is no point in telling you this letter is written in LOVE for YOU — for you ought to know that without my saying it. But out of love for you, and DESIRE to see you back as PART OF GOD'S TEAM, working in full co-operation and right attitude with the rest o[f] us; I shall take time and space to make it clear once for all this time.

I have tried to hold the mirror up for you to see yourself as others see you. But still you don't see in that mirror the same YOU that others see-or are unwilling — I hope not the latter. But now I must be SURE! I shall speak plainly, candidly. If this letter hurts, I quote from a letter the Apostle Paul sent to brethren at Corinth: "For though I made you angry with a letter, I do not repent... for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance, for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

"For godly sorry worketh repentance to salvation ... but the sorrow of the world worketh death." (II Cor. 7:8-10).

Now I'm going to come with plainness of speech as Paul said — in I Corinthians 2.

To overseas audiences, and to Kings, Emperors, Presidents and Prime Ministers, I simmer down the WAY OF GOD and the WAY OF THE WORLD in two very small words — "GET" and "GIVE." This world is geared to the way of "GET." That is the way of VANITY, SELF-centeredness, coveting, lust and greed, jealousy and envy, rebellion against authority, competition which leads to strife, violence and war. The way of "GIVE" is OUT-flowing LOVE, harmonious co-operation, serving, helping, sharing, giving.

In spiritual PRINCIPLE, the latter is the way of God's Law, the Ten Commandments-the former the way of Satan. I tell them that ALL the Unsolvable problems, troubles and evils in the world are caused by the fact the world lives by the "GET" principle.

Rod, WHY have so many who have worked [with you] said that you rub the fur the [w]rong way? You are DOCTRINALLY correct., But in II Corinthians Paul says we are not to live by the strict letter of the Law, but by the SPIRIT or obvious INTENT — the basic PRINCIPLE of it (II Cor. 3:6). You are a model of doctrinal correctness according to the LETTER — the strictness of the letter — but you do overlook the SPIRIT from the heart. You won the mile in a state high-school meet, You had know[n,] as Satan injects into us all from childhood, the spirit of competition. You b[e]came a COMPETITOR. In conversion you learned and accepted the strictness of the letter of God's Commandments. You wrote a good booklet on the Ten Commandments. But now I hold the mirror up for you to see in yourself what SO MANY who know you well see in you — the SPIRIT of COMPETITION is still there!

You are not going to like this, Rod. Members of your family will resent it. But I am the chosen apostle of Jesus Christ and in His name, I have to say these things to you, for I want to have you with us IN GOD'S KINGDOM — and there will be no contentions — no spirit of competition there! No one is going to be there who strives for himself to take over the CHIEF SEAT!

Jesus Christ through me elevated you to the chief seat (which you had come to me suggestin[g] over the ministry of God's Church in what we then called CAD, you were a harsh task-master over the ministers. You, yourself, find it difficult and perhaps impossible to TAKE what you dished out. Dozens of ministers would testify to that. You rubbed the fur the wrong way! That has been your life-style!

In a sense, though I approved it at the time, you came to me [(]when Raymond Cole was trying to administer CAD from Eugene,[)] to jerk the rug out from under Raymond-and he feels that to this day. I knew, as did you, that CAD could not be handled from Eugene, and I approved your suggestion and put you in the driver's seat over the ministers of the Church when it was not yet so big.

When you were made second Vice President, it became a standing joke among leaders at Pasadena, the saying, "Well, after all, I am the second Vice President."

Jesus said, "And whosoever of you will be chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even th[e] Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister" (Mark 10:44-45). Jesus said further, "Beware of the scribes which wear long robes, ...and [love] the highest seats in the synagogue, and the chief rooms (offices-ranks-positions), at feasts" (Luke 20:46). Rod, am I qualified to call to your attention, these things? I came into the ministry more than fifty years ago, back in Oregon. I was never a member of the Church of God, Seventh Day, headquartered at Stanberry, Missouri. The church of Dugger and Dodd at Salem, W. Virginia, was an off-shoot, and, like Ted's present "church". Ray Cole's, and other's, NOT the true Church of God. However, I never became a member of the Salem offshoot. Half of the Oregon brethren (while all were in Stanberry) had incorporated as a separate church, "The Oregon Conference." I was ordained by them. Twice I was paid by them-about four months at $20 a week, and 15 mon[n]ths later, from February to July, 1933, at $3 per week.

But I did CO-OPERATE with the Stanberry people, from 1927 until ordained by the Oregon Conference, June, 1931-without salary, I co-operated with the Salem people after the start of the present Worldwide Church Of God (then called the Radio Church of God), and WITHOUT RECEIVING FROM THEM A PENNY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT in any way, from 1934 (after both the World [T]omorrow radio program was going, and The PLAIN TRUTH was being published) until August, 1937. And after that, while building the present Church of God, Philadelphia era, I co-operated at my own expense with the Stanberry (Sardis era) people until October, 1945.

I DID NOT, as Ted claims (he was 5 years old when I ceased the co-operation with them because of the pressure of the Work in the present Church of God). I did not leave them to start something of my own. I continued working with them-GIVING, not getting-at my own exp[e]nse co-operating — GIVING — as long as my time allowed.

But the point I want to make is this: I SERVED — I HELPED — I co-operated. And I did not have or seek any high position. I always considered myself, just as the Sardis ministers did, that I was the LEAST of the ministers-the TAIL-ENDER!

When I conducted the campaign in the Firbute school house (36 seats) in 1933, I stopped receiving even the $3 per week salary from the Oregon Conference.

As the tail-end LEAST of the ministers, Christ started me in that little 36-seat school house, I constantly suffered persecution-first from Stanberry ministers, then again from Salem, W. Va.-ministers, then again from Stanberry. The 19 members we had from that Firbutte campaign was the START of the present Worldwide Church of God. The brethren at the start were my own converts-my own children in the Lord. NEVER in all my ministerial experience, I once sought a higher position.

Jesus Christ gave me the Pastor position at the start. The Church grew, as I held other campaigns in Eugen[e] and in Alvadore. Finally I appointed and ordained two other elders, one a preaching elder and one a local elder, at Eugene, beside two deacons. In those early years of this, our present Church, I served as pastor of a Stanberry church near Jefferson, Oregon. There I appoin[t]ed and ordained two elders, and two deacons — for THEIR church. All the time I "GAVE" — I did not "GET." Before that I had learned how Paul says, in II Corinthians 3:6, that we must obey the SPIRIT or obvious INTENT of the Law, not the letter. I had dedicated my life to "GIVE" and not to "GET." As the Work grew, Christ used me in founding Ambassador College. After their graduation I ordained m[y] son Dick, Raymond Cole, Herman Hoeh, Raymon[d] Mc Nair and his brother. From there you know the history, Your uncle and yourself came along about next, then others. I ne[v]er sought or moved up to a higher rank or office. Jesus Christ raised up the Church through me. I came to the position I hold as the simple result of what the living Head of this Church raised up through me.

But others have sought higher Position. There has been, it seems, NO END of worldly POLITICS at Pasadena Headquarters. As Christ blessed and prospered God's Church and Work, and we came to have better than $100,000,000 of net worth, and a near $80 million a year income, there devel[o]ped a mad scramble for ever higher and higher rank. Sure, I made some mistakes. I naively TRUSTED men like Al Portune, David Antion, my own son, Wayne Cole, many others no longer with us. But now, f[o]r the first time since about 1967, there is HARMONY and a spirit of Co-oper[a]tion at Pasadena. AND I AM DETERMINED TO KEEP IT THAT WAY!

Now back to you.

You have demonstrated, as seen clearly by many others, a spirit of rank-consciousness. In plain language that is coveting higher authority. I do not think you have coveted more money. I do not think more money is what Ted, Al Portune, Dave Antion, Ray Cole, Wayne or others really coveted. They coveted POWER — more authority — like a 15-year old boy coveting the POWER of a steering wheel and a throttle. We have gone through a House CLEANING. We now have PEACE and CO-OPERATION at Pasadena. And eight to ten others on the executive level there have voiced to me their fears and convictions that if you now come back to Pasadena, that PEACE, and HARMONY, and CO-OPERATION will be turned once again into constant contention, irritation, and HARM TO GOD'S WORK! I do not like to tell you this. I haven't mentioned this to all, but to those I mentioned your return, that is the unanimous feeling.

If I have you come back as Dean of the Faculty, several say you would delegate most or the real duties of the Dean, and devote yourself to trying to make yourself the LEADER and boss of the College, and even of the Chur[ch.] You have — and all are aware of it — been possessed with the idea that I will not live much longer, and that YOU are the "FIRST among equals" to take my place.

Rod, in frankest candor, JESUS CHRIST will NEVER put any one at the head of His Work on earth who is competitive, covetous of power and status, and [self-righteous]. In brutal frankness, you lack the charisma to lead God's work You do not attract-as I said before, you REP[EL-] people. You are a harsh taskmaster over those under you. THAT IS YOUR RECORD!

When I wr[o]te you [<uncertain>] that a change of ATTITUDE is needed, perhaps I have at last made myself clear.

You have said that you only said a few statements you probably should not have made, but you didn't think you had said enough to warrant this six months' leave of absence. Rod, I'm very well aware of the amount of words you said against Christ's chosen apostle. But Jesus said, "of the abundance of the heart (attitude) the mouth speaketh." What you did say, affirmed to me by two witnesses, was sufficient, coupled with many other things, to show me the [a]ttitude back of those words. You try to c[o]nvince me of how glowingly and how numerous were the times you have shown loyalty by the things you have said "hundreds" or "thousands of times". But in this regard your attitude reflected [<uncertain>] OMISSION rather than the sparse and sparing things you did say. Ted was leading a conspiracy to destroy my credibility before the ministers and the brethren by saying nothing about me — as if the human leader did not exist — and blowing himself up. Radio and TV programs went under his name-no longer The World [T}omorrow. He even started correspondence under HIS OWN [Letter head] NAME, rather than that of the Church or College. Now I do not want any of our ministers flattering me, or trying to see how often they can mention my name.

But neither do I want it deliberately AVOIDED in both speaking and writing, as if I did not exist. Jesus Christ — NOT MAN — has made me the human leader under Christ. A leader cannot be a leader if all under him IGNORE his very existence. I never did want anyone to go out of his way deliberately to mention me — as you profess to have done. That is not what I mean. But I do not want the other extreme, caused by a competitive feeling, and deliberate non-mention.

Now another thing you cover in your letters. You imply that in what few things you did say, you were FOLLOWING MY ORDERS. Rod, that is hypocrisy. It is not a matter that I CHANGED MY MIND. Let me tell you how it [ac]tually was. When I told you and Raymond, and perhaps another or two, that IF I were no longer among the living, I wanted you to be su[re] Ted did not slip in and take over. At that time, I had heard SO MUCH talk about my dying right away, perhaps started by Ted, that for a while I was overly conscious of it.

It is not that later I changed my mind. But as time went on I began to realize very deeply that God has not prepared ANYONE to take my place. You, Rod, could never take it. I know that is 100% contrary to your own estimate of yourse[l]f. You have a WILL to lead, but not the qualifications. I came to realize that God raise[d] me [from the dead-f]rom total heart failure-in August, 1977, FOR A PURPOSE.

I have felt like the Apostle Paul, when he said earlier in life it would be more profitable for him to depart this life — and in the next split-second of consciousness, be with Christ in the resurrection, but it was more needful that he stay.

I did not CHANGE my mind. I did come to realize, as God caused me to realize, that He had raised me up as His instrument to raise up His present Church and Work — and that Work is not finished. So after my heart had completely stopped, my breath — no pulse — no blood-pressure — by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation I was br[o]ught back. I have not said I now believe God will keep me alive until Christ comes. I have said and I say now again, I do believe He will keep me alive AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME!
You have taken the attitude that "some one GOT [you]." No one did but your own self.

I have tried here to make clear what I mean by a CHANGE OF ATTITUDE. I sincerely hope you "get the message" this time. Self-pity is not your need. A change of ATTITUDE from "GET" to "GIVE" is! If this letter does not get through to you, I shall not try again. So far you have not admitted a wrong attitude. Your RIGHTEOUSNESS you have maintained! But it has been only so much "filthy rags" to GOD! God said-rather, Christ to His disciples, that he who would seek the top seat should be the SERVANT of all. We should be as a little child.

So far, four months or more of your leave of absence has profited you NOTHING! Rod, in a candor, HAVE YOU EVER REALY REPENTED? To repent means much more than being sorry, or remorseful. It means a CHANGE OF HEART — a CHANGE OF ATTITUDE — a CHANGE FROM "GET" TO "GIVE." From competition, vanity, coveting power and position, to harmonious co-operation. BELIEVE ME, there is PEACE, and HARMONY at Pasadena now. Our men there do not want it disturbed. I have held up the mirror with BRUTAL frankness-in LOVE not only for you but also for GOD'S WORK! The Work is getting along wonderfully well now-without you. It can go on growing and pleasing Jesus Chris[t] an[d] prospering under His blessing WITHOUT YOU. I have written you are not coming back until I am CONVINCED BY THE FRUITS of a real REPENTANCE, and CHANGE OF ATTITUDE. I hope at last I have MADE IT PLAIN.

In deep LOVE as a father to a son,

In Jesus' name.
HWA signature
Herbert W. Armstrong

Aaron Dean, Herbert Armstrong’s Personal Aide, Confirms Accuracy of Above Letter on the alt.religion.w-w-church-god Forum, January 8, 1999:

I have nothing to hide and don't mind if people ask what HWA thought. Some have asked and I have answered these same questions before. People should not be allowed to rewrite their own histories to their own ends.
What happened in GCG is precisely why I couldn't join Global. I wish I had been wrong. If it will help people find God and Christ instead of men, feel free to use my post. It will probably bring some hate mail, but I have gotten use to it as I am sure some of you are. I wish people could become zealous instead of zealots. I have found you can become zealous for God, but only zealots for men.


— Aaron

ps. I edited my note a bit for clarity. It is below.

That is the letter that was in Mr. Armstrong's files. HWA did talk to not only RCM [Roderick C. Meredith], but others about how he was wrong about Stan [Rader]. Mr. A didn't apologize to people, and had other ways of apologizing—some of which could be misinterpreted. His discussion with Rod about SRR [Stanley R. Rader], I imagine Rod took to be an apology. Of course he wanted to see it this way. To RCM it seemed either he was right or SRR was right. Since SRR turned out to be a 'bad guy' RCM assumed he was vindicated. This helps to justify why he maintains he should be in charge. He never understood the issue was not about him and SRR, but him seeing himself as next in line.
It did not change RCM's problem, as you can see from the letter RCM's problems stemmed from well before SRR. The fact that HWA never reappointed RCM to a position of power shows that he knew RCM still had the problem. The COE [Council of Elders] was never a power body, although many seemed to see it as that.
RCM took the fact that those he disliked (and it is interesting to note they were always the ones between him and the top) turned out to have problems, so it seemed a vindication of his problem. Mr. Armstrong still felt the same way about RCM up until his death.
One thing HWA did say, was that "Rod will be personally loyal to me" (HWA). Of course RCM wanted that same loyalty to himself, never realizing that what HWA really wanted was loyalty to GOD. That is why HWA, amid the confusion of the receivership did appoint RCM over Church Administration in '79.
Unfortunately RCM began immediately to try to solidify his position as heir to the church, and had to be removed within the year, and was never reappointed to a high administrative position. It was RCM's own words that caused him to be sent to Hawaii, not anyone else. I pray that he eventually can come to see himself, just as I pray for so many other self appointed leaders.

— Aaron Dean

Apostle Malm on Rod Meredith

The Apostle has started a series of articles detailing, as he assumes, the infiltration of evangelicalism into the Worldwide Church of God under Tkach Sr.  Malm's article is filled with some truth, lots of half truths and several blatant lies.

One of his lies is his description of Rod Meredith and his banishment to Hawaii.  While it may be partially true that Rader was behind part of that decision, HWA was the one who made the final decision after countless complaints by Church members and ministers on how Meredith was treating them.

When Meredith was over Church Administration he ruled with a heavy hand that was filled with viciousness at times.  Meredith tended to be very vindictive towards many members and to many ministers.  Meredith was still living in the 1950's mode of the Church in the 1970-1980's.  Hard line  legalistic control was his weapon of choice.

Meredith broke up hundreds of marriages, disfellowshipped countless people, and made life miserable for most who came into contact with him.  The reports were constantly crossing HWA's desk which ended up culminating in his banishment to Hawaii. 

Rod and Malm like to blame it all on Stanley Rader.  While Rader found Meredith to be a condescending jerk, it was not Rader that sent him off to a year of luxury in Hawaii, expenses paid.

The Apostle writes:

Rod Meredith has been called a tyrant by his enemies [as part of a political struggle] and much has been said about him that is in error and uncalled for.

To set the record straight;  Rod was removed and sent to Hawaii [by Stan Rader]  because of his loyalty to HWA and Herbert’s post 1974 teachings, in the same manner that C Wayne Cole was fired for his loyalty to HWA at the beginning of the Receivership.  They were both victims of the Rader struggle to defend himself from the lawsuit investigation; and later on [in Rod's case] Rader’s efforts to take full control of the WCG.

Rod Meredith is an Armstrong loyalist with something of HWA’s leadership style.  Yes he is a dominating authoritrian leader;  but he is by far the closest to the post 74 HWA doctrinal teachings. (Note that the die-hard Armstrong loaylists are now movign the date
 He was removed from that position to be replaced by Joe Tkach, in a Rader power grab designed to replace any HWA loyalist heading the ministry with his own man.  Rod was then sent to Hawaii to remove him from any influence on any in the ministry, until Tkach could get well settled in and start promoting those persons with his evangelical agenda.   (Meredith's banishment letter to Hawaii is in the next post)  Tkach at this point in time was having to clean up the trail of destruction that Meredith had left in his wake.  Tkach had no idea how much damage Meredith had done till Rod was ensconced in Hawaii.

As for Rod being a tyrant; he was loyal to HWA and his post 74 teachings; and those who were strong HWA loyalists supported him, while of course those who were of the evangelical persuasion hated his insistence on adhering to the post 74 HWA teachings.
 It still amazes me after all these years the number of people that want to white wash Rod Meredith as a wholesome, godly person who walks in humility before God.  Ask most people that had to work around him in Pasadena and they will tell you otherwise.

Apostle Malm is still under the impression that COGWA will eventually unite with Living Church of God and that the  only thing holding them back is the leadership issue.

COGWA was formed for the very purpose of loyalty to the Armstrong post 74  teachings; and it is quite natural that they would align themselves with Meredith’s LCG.  This process is ongoing and LCG has been working to set the conditions for a rapprochement between the two groups. 

While Tkach was no innocent party in this matter, Meredith is not the poor picked upon servant of God.  Far from it!

You can read the rest of Apostle Malm's half truths here:  Rod Meredith and the WCG power struggle

Monday, April 16, 2012

Van Robison on "The Magnetism of Charismatic Public Speakers"

The Magnetism of Charismatic Public Speakers

There is no doubt that some human beings have charisma.  Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong both had that quality.  Public speaking with a sense of authority can be very captivating.  Apparently the "apostle" Paul
had that same quality, because his writings or speeches have influenced a multitude of people.  Some sources actually state that some of the writings attributed to Paul were penned not by Paul, but by unknown sources.
Nevertheless, it is true that the voice of some human beings is very captivating.  This is true of many who sing and have beautiful voices.  Politicians and preachers have a lot in common in that they seek to influence
people to see their point of view.

There is indeed something in the human voice that can persuade others, even when that voice is propaganda or not true.  The "news" media and movies are powerful agents of persuasion, even though the astute know
beyond doubt that these sources are major players in the world of disinformation, falsehoods and out and out lies in many ways.  Those who control the "news" and movie industries are not naive and gullible about the
power in their hands to persuade.  It has been said that if a lie is told often enough, that lie is believed by many to be "truth."  It then becomes next to impossible to persuade people that the lie they have believed as being "truth" is really a lie.  Many will think that a lie is truth and that real truth is a lie as a result of being brainwashed.

When you listen to a public speaker it is easy to believe that what they are saying is the "truth."  This is more than evident as many listening to the "World Tomorrow" radio broadcast of the Worldwide Church of God
found that they accepted and believed what Herbert W. or Garner Ted said on those programs.  Believing what public speakers say often causes people to become followers of those who speak.  It is not only true in the world of religions and religious beliefs, but also in the world of politics.  There is indeed a magnetism in many people that will cause many others to follow those individuals.  It matters not whether the magnetic personality is "Christian" or not, people will fall in line and become believers in charismatic and persuasive personalities.

The obvious danger in thinking that persuasive personalities and public voices are somehow the voice of "truth" is that many have been led astray by wolves in sheep's clothing.  A voice can seem believable, but that does not necessarily make that voice truth.  Some voice was the beginning of the Roman Catholic Church, another voice was the origin of the Mormon Church, and yet another voice was the origin of the Jehovah Witnesses.  It goes on and on endlessly.  The voice of Herbert W. Armstrong was the origin of the Worldwide Church of God.  Another voice was the origin of the Seventh Day Adventist group and yet another voice was the origin of "The Family" (or the "Children of God"), which was the deceased David Berg.  Every voice that originates a church or religious group eventually returns to dirt and ends in the grave yard.

There was a voice that initiated the Methodist Church, another that was the origin of the Baptist Church and yet another that is the voice of the Pentecostal group.  Another voice is Amish, another Mennonite and another voice that of the "Sacred Name" groups.  These voices are like the sand upon the seashores and they are many.  The same is true of the splinter groups of the original Worldwide Church of God.  One voice is that of Rod Meredith, and another that of Gerald Flurry and yet another that of David Pack, and the voices are many.

That anyone would follow any of these voices is really quite astonishing, from the stand point that all these voices are mere human beings who are all without exception very fallible and subject to human nature the same as all other human beings.  No man or woman is God and yet millions worship at the feet of these charismatic public speakers as if there are.  A MAJOR mistake!  Like lemmings multitudes of human beings rush headlong over the bluff and drown in the sea of false beliefs, following their human leader who is also self-deceived and indoctrinated by his or her teachers.

The Worldwide Church of God has led many into destruction as lemmings.  The problem with human lemmings is that they follow men instead of Jesus Christ.

Van Robison

Are Weather Issues A Result of God Punishing the English Speaking Nations?

With all the tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters that  have been in the news over the last several months; the various COG's have been kicked into a frenzy of "prophecy in action" articles and postings.  Due to the non-provable belief in British Israelism, these COG's feel that it is God taking his wrath out on the lost 12 tribes.  One person who harps on this worn out line constantly is Prophet Thiel.

He writes:

Perhaps the record weather problems can serve as another wake-up call. As my book indicated, weather-related troubles with their related food issues, of course, are biblically expected as Jesus stated:
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8).
8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)
We may be at this prophetic point as all the earthquakes and other weather problems that have happened in the past year or so could be considered as “troubles.”
Much is going on that we in the Living Church of God have expected would happen. For example, LCG’s Dr. Roderick C. Meredith, who expect certain prophetic issues to rise up this year, years ago wrote a booklet related to coming weather problems titled Who Controls the Weather?
2012 is already been a turbulent year.

The Gun Lap site has a great article up with loads of statistics that make mincemeat of these doom and gloom scenarios.

The Seventh Day Churches of God (COGs) believe that natural diasters are fulfilling Bible prophecy of the end-times. Can this view be supported by the data on natural disasters?

The COGs also believe that the white English-speaking peoples are descended from the twelve tribes of Israel and that these nations are being punished by natural disasters because they once knew the God of the Bible and rejected him and his truth. Is it true that these nations are suffering from natural disasters worse than other nations?

The English-speakers are not believed to be all of the tribes, just the leading tribes. The COGs believe the other tribes migrated to Northwestern Europe or remained in Judea (Palestine). In this article I will use refer to any nations the COGs regard as part of the twelve tribes as "Israel" and call the rest of the world "Gentiles".


Severity and Frequency
The COGs have been saying that both the severity and frequency of disasters is increasing in accord with Bible prophecy. So we will look at both the severity and frequency of disasters. Proving that neither one or the other is increasing should be enough to get open minded people to do a serious re-think about COG prophecy.

Looking at some "worst-ever disasters" lists is easy to do and shows no evidence that the severity of disasters is increasing as time goes on. 

First, let's look at the frequency, i.e. are disasters getting more common with time? [Keep in mind that I researched this article and wrote it up in 2010 so the lists could have changed since, but the main trends should be the same].
  1. Six of the 10 deadliest-ever natural disasters were before 1950.
  2. Four of the 10 deadliest natural disasters of the last 100 years (1910 to 2010) were in the first half of that time period (1910 to 1960).
  3. Five of the 10 deadliest-ever tornadoes happened since 1969 (but none were in the last 20 years).
  4. Five of the 10 deadliest-ever storms were in the 1800's.
  5. Five of the 10 deadliest-ever blizzards were before 1975 and five since then.
  6. Nine of the 10 deadliest-ever tsunamis were in 1908 or earlier.
  7. Nine of the 10 deadliest-ever volcanic eruptions were in 1919 or earlier.
  8. Four of the 10 deadliest-ever cyclones were in the 1800's.
  9. Seven of the 10 deadliest-ever earthquakes were in 1976 or earlier (though two were since 2004).
  10. Of the 20 deadliest-ever famines, 17 were before 1950 (even though world population has skyrocketed since then).
Now, let's look at where the worst disasters occured.
  1. Not one of the 10 deadliest-ever natural disasters took place in "Israel", all were in "Gentile" countries.
  2. Not one of the 10 deadliest natural disasters of the last 100 years were in "Israel", all were in "Gentile" countries.
  3. Nine of the 10 deadliest-ever tornadoes were in Gentile countries.
  4. Eight of the 10 deadliest-ever storms were in "Israel."
  5. Five of the 10 deadliest-ever blizzards were in the USA, but the death toll in the 1972 Iran blizzard far surpassed all of them combined.
  6. Nine of the 10 deadliest-ever tsunamis did not strike any Israelite countries (the one that did also struck Gentiles).
  7. Nine of the 10 deadliest-ever volcanic eruptions struck Gentiles.
  8. All 10 of the 10 deadliest-ever cyclones were in Gentile countries.
  9. Of the 70 deadliest-ever earthquakes, 69 were in Gentile countries. One was in the USA. It was ranked last (least destructive).
  10. 19 of the 20 deadliest-ever famines were in "Gentile" countries. 

Check out the entire article here as they make mince meat of LCG, PCG and RCG's doom and gloom scenarios.  Natural Disasters Are Not Getting Worse!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

PCG Ministurd: "I've come to whip all you into shape..."

Training Future Church "Leaders" To Be Asses

From a reader:

Here's a story...I was contacted by a friend of mine in Washington State a while back. She was upset because a certain favorite minister there was being replaced by another minister. She told me that the replacement minister had announced that,"I've come to whip all you into shape. Your all Laodiceans!" This minister was so obnoxious and vain, he was coming up with so many insane ideas. My friend told me this minister was training the congregation on how to make a "perfect pot of coffee" because only Jesus Christ would accept THIS MINISTERS perfect pot of coffee. This man and his wife have a daughter in Imperial Academy. The daughter was caught cheating, (because her mother or someone was giving her the answers online), but they were not suspended or disfellowshipped. The teacher was reprimanded though for accusing the girl of cheating. This minister has several children that have graduated from Armstrong College and this family has a prosperous family business that helps fund the Philadelphia Church of God. The other minister was just "recycled" and sent to headquarters. People not found contributing to the "pot" are out! What is that scripture/scriptures?: James 2:2, Acts 10:34, etc. It's all about money with this cult!

Banks Refusing To Loan Money To Dave Pack

Silenced is reporting in it's article Delusions of the Pack that Dave Pack has failed to secure funding of his mini-me monument to himself.

According to sources who wish to remain anonymous, Pack has revised the start date for construction on his personal shrine. He cannot borrow additional funds from the bank for the project, resulting in a renewed grovelling for member donations. RCG tried to borrow about 50 percent of it’s required funding, and now that the cult can’t get financing, Pack insists he never borrows money.
We have come to the spring of the year when the first two of the seven annual Holy Day offerings arrive. I do not need to tell all of you veteran members how important are these yearly “spikes” in our income. In what we have been describing as our “austerity year,” because we must (and are able to) pay for the entire building project cash-the banks are terrified of lending to any but their most established borrowers, and we never borrow anything-these Holy Day offerings become more crucial than ever. We can all understand why. Please go to God, at least once if not more, before preparing each of your Holy Day offerings. Consider making the decision on your knees. Ask God to give you the FAITH and the COURAGE-and the VISION of the world as it is and the great need to reach it with Christ’s “kingdom of God” announcement and the “Ezekiel warning” to the nations of Israel-before settling on a “number.”

Since he has failed to secure funding will he be able to open his completed campus in one year in April of 2013?  Has he told another lie or will gullible members mortgage their homes and businesses to fund this abomination?