The non-ordained self-appointed false prophet Thiel has sent out a letter to his congregation today. You would think that in light of what has transpired in Boston and West, Texas, that the prophet would have asked for prayers for these people. Not a word was said. Since all of the people involved are worldly people and in Thiel's eyes they are the pawns of Satan and not worthy of our prayers.
Here is what he discussed:
We in Arroyo Grande, California hope and pray that you are all doing well. We keep trying to put together the videos, articles, and magazines to work towards the mission of fulfilling Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19-20.
i.e., Me, my wife and my kids.
He next writes about three Feast sites for 2013:
In Kenya, it appears that the site will be in Ndhiwa. This is an area in eastern Kenya and takes about four hours to drive from Nairobi. If you are not from Africa and decide to attend here, please realize that this is not a wealthy area and is not a site for those who expect various Western comforts.
However, this is likely to be the largest CCOG-affiliated site, and will be a unique experience for any who do decide to attend here.
In New Zealand, the city of Whangarei has been chosen. Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. It is surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular beaches and scenery, and is a relatively short drive from Auckland.
In North America, we are considering locations in either Orange County, Ventura County, or the Danish city of Solvang in Santa Barbara County.
He then writes about going to South America to poach members from the Church of God 7th Day. I am sure that the COG7 would not appreciate knowing that a WCG related splinter cult is trying to recruit members from their group.
Thiel writes that he gave out copies of his poorly researched books and warned them of the following:
As a visitor, I was asked to speak before his congregation of about fifty, and decided to tell about the coming persecution of Sabbath-keepers, as well as information about the Kingdom of God. After their services ended, I was invited to have lunch with the pastor and his extended family (about a dozen or so people). We discussed doctrine and prophecy, as well as information related to the probable impact of Pope Francis and his devotion to Mary. I was able to distribute a couple of books as well as a couple of copies of the current edition of Bible News Prophecy magazine. They also were interested in Fatima Shock!, so I sent the pastor an electronic copy of it. This group was in a fairly dangerous location, and while I was leaving, the pastor explained that the crack gangs were basically in charge of his neighborhood.
He then talks about "world news" and refers to Iran. Yet again, nothing about Boston or Texas.
Then he lays down the law on what is supposed to happen in his house churches this weekend:
- 2-3 hymns (we are using the 1974 Bible Hymnal from the old WCG, and in most areas, the Choral Accompaniment).
- Opening prayer.
- Sermonette. Here is a link to one: Who is the Man of Sin? There is also a new article related to this titled Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2?
- Announcements (if any) and one hymn.
- Sermon which for most will be a recorded one titled Church of God or Church of Rome: What Do Catholic Scholars Admit About Early Church History? (there is a related article here What Do Roman Catholic Scholars Actually Teach About Early Church History? for those who prefer the written word over the video or who may wish to refer back to this source as the sermon is based on this article).
- Final hymn.
- Closing prayer.
Still no mention about Boston or Texas. Such a loving Christian attitude, Bob. Really!