Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Mystical Power of Ambassador Auditorium


Here is a quote by Geoffrey Neilson, a rabid Armstrongite from South Africa, who dreams up all kinds of conspiracy theories and prophetic timelines in COG history.  Every single prophecy and date he has set has failed miserably!  You would think after 26 years of doing this silliness he would stop.  26 years of failed predictions should be getting tiring by now.

Here is his take on the Ambassador Auditorium and what will happen when the musicians who have performed there over the decades that the COG had it are resurrected and come to find out that HWA was connected to it.  It always amazes me on how powerful HWA is compared to wimpy Jesus.  Recent musicians that have played there since Harvest Crock took over do not qualify for this amazing understanding.

Imagine the response of these musicians when they discover--after the Messiah appears, or when they are resurrected--that they performed at the headquarters of the true Church of God, built by the endtime Elijah! In most--if not all cases--their astonishment will result in their talents being transformed to sing the praises of God, influencing many others to follow suit. That probably was the longterm plan God had in mind for their performances at Ambassador Auditorium.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

For the last time...I know it was a house for God, but I don't live in a house made with hands...What word don't you understand

YHVH Ben Elohim

Byker Bob said...

I just wish there had been rock concerts there. Led Zeppelin would have been just awesome.

BB

Head Usher said...

Black Sabbath and Judas Priest would also have brought the house down...

"...the headquarters of the true Church of God, built by the endtime Elijah! In most--if not all cases--their astonishment will result in..."

In most cases...

"That probably was the longterm plan God had in mind for their performances at Ambassador Auditorium."

Probably...

Spoken with the confidence and authority of a true prophet of the the real-deal god.

Douglas Becker said...

If anything, anyone who is resurrected will only remember that Herbert Armstrong was a false prophet and that, as they say, will be that.

Anonymous said...

The auditorium is what it is-a building-nothing more, nothing less. Herbert Amstrong was who he was-a human being- nothing more, nothing less.

Anonymous said...

A damn nice building. Microsoft knows a great place to shoot a commercial when they see it!

Anonymous said...

Fact is, they made an idol out of the "temple" much like the jews did theirs. As it turns out, God took them both away.

Anonymous said...

My vote for musical guests would be the Soggy Bottom Boys.

Anonymous said...

Why do they continue to believe that God even notices? I mean, we are talking about a God who can't be bothered to notice starving children, much less a bunch of buildings in Pasadena. A God who won't rescue a child from a gang of machete wielding rapists certainly will not give any attention to a group of Bible wielding shmucks and the auditoriums they build, whether in his name or not. I know, I know, it's all part of The Big Plan.

Paul Ray

Anonymous said...

Well if history was filled with stories of any Deity actually answering any "help me" prayers as they were being set on fire or other indescribable terrors, I figure "please bless the work and inspire the giving of money for stuff and buildings" might also not rank right up there as an emergency.

It was the gold foil and plates in the Auditorium that brought in exterestrial signals to the audience giving it its mystical feel. lol Maybe it was the marbel bathroom stalls. No, it was the "House for God" carved into the wall. Is that still there?

Joe Moeller said...

Some of the less than stellar moments at the Auditorium were when Bing Crosby fell into the orchestra pit in 1977 causing a serious injury.

Also, as I recall , there were two streakers, male and female, who ran in front of everyone at the dedication ceremony for the auditorium in 1974. Kind of like Adam & Eve before partaking of the two trees!

I always dug the bathroom at the Ambassador Auditorium though, with the self flushing toilets (high tech for the time) and the little soap shaver thingy that just didn't give you a glob of foam but rather shaved off a thin soap leaf for you ! LOL! To this very day, the fanciest place I have ever relieved myself!

The Harvest Rock church that now occupies the building is highly charismatic, including speaking in tongues and other highly pentecostal like behavior. They had a giant Xmas tree in there this year too. Goes to show you that if you live long enough, you will see everything.

I saw Pavarotti there on a free spiffed ticket. Truth be known, I would have rather seen Hermans Hermits at Ambassador! Now that would have been groovy!

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

RSK said...

If you mean the "Ambassador Auditorium Made Possible by Gifts From the Worldwide Church of God. Dedicated to the Honor and Glory of the Great God" lettering, that is now in the possession of PCG. Harvest Rock apparently kept the "Ambassador Auditorium" letters and sold the rest.

RSK said...

These : http://about.pcog.org/article.php?articleid=97

My memory is fuzzy now because I have only been in Ambassador twice, but it seemed to me there was an engraving on the wall as well?

RSK said...

But if you just want craziness, you can read this article. They used their divine energy resonances to kill Herbert Armstrong, apparently. lol.

http://www.thejournal.org/issues/issue88/storey.html

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey Neilson wrote: "...Imagine the response of these musicians when they discover--after the Messiah appears, or when they are resurrected--that they performed at the headquarters of the true Church of God, built by the endtime Elijah!..."

Why isn't Geoffrey at least as smart as the disciples? What does Geoffrey mean by "the endtime Elijah?" Doesn't Geoffrey believe what Jesus Christ told His disciples, who were told to "hear you Him?" What did Christ say?


Matthew 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias IS COME ALREADY, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 THEN THE DISCIPLES UNDERSTOOD that HE SPAKE unto them OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.

How about it Geoffrey? The disciples understood what Christ was speaking about; they finally "got it!" Why don't you? Don't you believe Jesus Christ? Why are you looking or even thinking about some "endtime Elijah?" Duh!

John

Steve Kisack said...

Joe Moeller said...

I always dug the bathroom at the Ambassador Auditorium though, with the self flushing toilets (high tech for the time) and the little soap shaver thingy that just didn't give you a glob of foam but rather shaved off a thin soap leaf for you ! LOL! To this very day, the fanciest place I have ever relieved myself!

MY COMMENT: Holy shit, Bat Man!

Byker Bob said...

I might have attended about 2-3 sabbath services at what we used to call "Herbie's Last Erection".
I can't honestly say that I was overwhelmed by the place, and nothing really seemed special about it other than the hyperbole which was always used to describe it. And, one would hear this so often to the point where the fact that the darned thing even existed became nauseating.

There was a point in time when HWA actually tried to limit the exposure and access that lay church members were allowed to this building. It seemed as if the main purpose wasn't so much to glorify God as it was to attract the attention and admiration of "haut couture" outsiders. IOW, vanity for HWA, Stan Rader, and others.

In the balance, I'd have to say that this and the copycat versions are a total waste.

BB

byrdsmaniac said...

"They had a giant Xmas tree in there this year too. Goes to show you that if you live long enough, you will see everything."

That did make me laugh. Thanks!