Thursday, April 25, 2013

Warren Zehrung: Strong Youth of Israelite Nations Will Form A New Country After Release From Slave Labor Camps

Zehrung runs one of the many groups that broke off of Global Church of God when Rod Meredith took all of its money and ran leaving Raymond McNair up the creek.  Global's implosion was just like most of the other COG implosions.  Greedy self-serving men bent on having their own following and money making empire.  These men always knew more about God, the Bible and "truth'" than the ones in charge they were splitting from.  Each one claimed the other was now apostate and they alone were "preserving the truth once delivered."

Zehrung runs a small little sect out of Little Rock Arkansas called The Sabbath Church of God.  He also has a radio program.  No shock there. What legitimate holder of the truth can get by without a radio program? If Herb did it, so should I!

In one of his articles from Countdown To The Return of Jesus Christ, he has this to say:

We are given an example in the Old Testament of a people who were spared from annihilation when a terrible destruction came upon all Israel because of the abominations of the nation.  “The Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.”  (Ezekiel 9:4)
True believers will be spared from WWIII, most likely in Petra.  It's going to be a messy place when all of the hundreds of competing COG's all show up there and start claiming they are in charge.

The mark, or sealing signature, on the forehead of those who were mourning and weeping over the idolatrous conduct of the nation was reminiscent of the blood on the doorposts and lintel of the homes of those who were safe and out of danger when the death-angel passed over the Children of Israel.  The sealing on their foreheads afforded them protection – and their lives were spared.

I have never yet seen a single COG member or group "weep and mourn" for the nation/s.  I have never seen them in fervent prayer asking for God to forgive the nation/s.  I have never seen them asking God to spare the nations/s as long as there was 10 righteous to be found.  Nothing.  All we do hear is spitting and shouting that death, damnation and doom are soon coming.  They pound the pulpit, scream and bellow about all the vile things they want to see happen to this country and others   Its concentration camps, meat hooks, slavery, invading Germans, Chinese, Muslims, or the latest enemy. I have never seen Dave Pack, Rod Meredith, Gerald Flurry or any other COG minister ever humble themselves as they prayed for, mourned for, or weeped for their country.  Instead their eyes glaze in orgasmic delight as they preach death and destruction. They want to see it happen!

Of course only TRUE Church of God members will be protected.  Of the hundreds and hundreds of splinter groups out there, which one is true?  Warren's group?  Pack's? Flurry's?
When the trumpet plagues come upon the entire earth, the faithful converted saints will be protected by God because they will have already been sealed in their foreheads....But how will a physical remnant of Israel survive the tribulation to live-over into the world tomorrow?
They want to see all the young men and women carried off to slave labor camps in Germany - as Rod Meredith believes, to Muslim nations as Thiel believes or to China as other COG ministers believe.  Before we know it WWIV will break out as nations start fighting over who gets all the prisoners of war.

The survivors will be the physical remnant of Jacob/Israel.  They will mostly be strong young men and women who had been carried into the captivity of slave labor camps of enemy nations.  “It shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob [USA, England, etc.], will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.  The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God.  For though your people, O Israel [USA and the UK etc.], be as the sand of the sea, [only] a remnant of them will return; the destruction decreed [The USA and UK are to be utterly destroyed) shall overflow with righteousness.”  (Isaiah 10:20-22)

How and when will this emphasized physical remnant be sealed so that they may be afforded protection from the destruction which will come upon all the earth?  Perhaps we are given a clue, if not the answer, in Revelation Chapter 7.  “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed [mark of preservation] the [slaves] of our God in their foreheads.  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the Children of Israel.”  (Revelation 7:3-4)

Are you among the select few in the Church of God who will be sealed?  God apparently does not give a rats ass about the Innocent little children or elderly he is about to fry. His only concern is abut a little group of Church of God members in Petra.

In order to support their malarkey they have to fall back on British Israelism as their foundational belief.  They are more special than any other nation on earth. God cares more for them because they speak English than he does the Chinese, the Hindu's, the Buddhists, and the so-called Christians of Thieldumb.

The tribes of the Children of Israel are today’s physical citizens of the English speaking nations.  “Sealed,” in the previous verse means that a select number of people will be protected during the tribulation, as they were in Ezekiel’s day, because they worshipped the true God. When our children, the tribes of the Children of Israel, see the destruction of the world taking place, they will sigh, cry, mourn and weep for the abominations that are in the land.
Only a small remnant will be preserved alive - then Zehrung says they will have died.  This is part of the reason Armstrongite scholarship is so foolish.  Every single minister interprets scripture according to how he wants it to work.
When we study the chronology of events surrounding those who have washed their robes, and those who have been protected, we can see that a physical remnant is preserved alive at the last possible moment.   “And I said unto Him, Sir, thou know. And He said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  (Revelation 7:14) These saints referred to in this verse have died in the persecution of the tribulation, having been previously sealed with God’s Spirit of promise.
All the young people sent off to slave labor camps in into German households as Meredith believes, will return to the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, and South Africa where they will build new nations. Just how they do that is not mentioned and is just as illogical as British Israelism  is as a belief.

There will be a new nation, made up of our children, gathered to Palestine to once again grow into a glorious People of the Lord.  “Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed [children] from the East, and gather thee from the West;  I will say to the North, Give up; and to the South, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for My Glory.”  (Isaiah 43:5-7)


Anonymous said...

Since we are not that part of the privileged few that will go to the place of safety, try relocating now to non-"Israel" country. Maybe Thailand. If still single, try marrying a German, but live outside of Germany, maybe Argentina or Brazil.

Head Usher said...

"The tribes of the Children of Israel are today’s physical citizens of the English speaking nations."

Nice thought, but no evidence to suggest that's true, however DNA evidence suggests that it isn't. Also, nice to see the Jews, who in fact DO have a good claim to being descended from the ancient nation of Judah omitted, just because most of them don't speak English? Armstrongites are so mixed up, turned around, and bass ackwards.

Also, I love it how the Saxons, a confederation of Germanic tribes, some of whom left for Britain with the Angles, and others who stayed put in what is now Old Saxony in Germany, therefore become labeled by Armstrongites as descended from ancient Israel and descended from ancient Assyrians, respectively. As though that made any sense at all.

Anonymous said...

I find it an act of lunacy to see non-Jews pretending to be Jews. In fact that's the hallmark of all COGs due to their fanatic desire and fetish to obey the Mosaic law. The irony of it though is they don't actually obey the Law correctly. Any Orthodox or Ultra Orthodox Jew would see that. This is just more evidence that COGs are synagogues of Satan.

Anonymous said...

All of the major crazy offshoots of Armstrong's church (such as the Church of God a Worldwide Association, United Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God, Living Church of God and the Restored Church of God) still teach British Israelism.

You'd think they'd have woken up and smelled the coffee by now, but I think they realize they'd lose tithe-paying members to competing churches if they were to become honest about it. It's more profitable for them to lie, in order to protect their salaries, pensions, and positions of power over their deluded suckers (members).

Anonymous said...

the old testament, the fuel for these loons, needs to be thrown in the ocean

Douglas Becker said...

All of the major crazy offshoots of Armstrong's church (such as the Church of God a Worldwide Association, United Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God, Living Church of God and the Restored Church of God) still teach British Israelism.

You'd think they'd have woken up and smelled the coffee by now

British Israelism cannot be removed from Armstrongism, because it is what makes them what they are -- without it, they revert to the Church of God Seventh Day.

After finishing "The Fragmentation of a Sect" (which I am now dubbing, "Fragging of a Cult"), it is clear why there are so many splits, divisions and such fragmentation: None of them have the truth, so they keep splitting off to find it and keep failing.

Folks, when you rely on lies, you are irrational -- nothing works and you end up in chaos.

Joe Moeller said...

Rather than rely on genetics and genealogy , I believe that it is possible that the United States represents a modern Israel TYPOLOGICALLY.

US & BC relies on having to trace a lineage. This is not necessary Biblically. Afterall, the NT allows for the grafting in from ALL NATIONS into Israel as a wild olive branch.

However, the USA did (in effect) said "You will be our God and we will be your people". We have sworn all of our Presidents in on a Bible, put "In God We Trust" on all of our money, and even have the 10 commandments in the Supreme Court building at least in 14 places.

I have no problem with seeing the USA as a typological Israel, rather a necessary genetic Israel.

Joe Moelller
Cody, WY

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that the Third Reich also represented modern Israel TYPOLOGICALLY.

I just loves me a God who plays favorites...

...and likes you to pillage and rape and commit infanticide and genocide in His name!

Yay Jericho!
Yay Crusades!
Yay Holocost!
Yay Worldwide Church of God!
Yay Operation Iraqi Freedom!
Yay United Church of God!

And Jesus, most of all I'd like to thank you for a Holy Book that gives us all, especially your Chosen Ones in the United Church of God, rape-positive messages.


Anonymous said...

"the old testament, the fuel for these loons, needs to be thrown in the ocean"

And it needs to be recognized for what it is: ancient Jewish mythology--no more or less special than Roman, Greek, Egyptian, or Babylonian mythology, just different. Since we're not Jews, why should we think it's any more special than the other mythologies out there. Mythology is just so much godwash.

Glenn said...

I would much rather listen to Warren Zevon (Ah-OOOOOOOOO! Werewolves of London. Ah-OOOOOOO!)

Anonymous said...

Every touch is measured out
Every word is written down
Sunny skies are seldom seen
In the land of few and far between
And everybody wears a frown

Someone lost their squirting rose
There's his red nose on the ground
No one's seen his painted smile
He's been gone for quite a while

Something bad happened to a clown

---Warren Zevon

another seekeroftruth