Wednesday, May 8, 2013

E.W. King Says: " As a matter of fact Christians are more critical in their thinking process than other people who are not Christian."

The King is back with more words of wisdom for the REAL Worldwide Church of God, though it can't use that name legally, but  does.  Apparently only REAL Christians (i.e. REAL COG members) have the only intelligence that is legitimate. All other intelligence is illegitimate and of lower standing than what the minds of TRUE Christians can come up with.

E. W. King starts off with this mind numbing truth about TRUE THINKING with this:

It truly amazes me how many so called Christians have no true solid doctrinal foundation when it comes to their beliefs in Jesus Christ. The Worldwide Church of God [COGSR] has always taught Christians proper theology and has grounded Christian students in the Word of God. In this article I will talk about the human mind and discuss what it means to be a Christian Critical Thinker.
Sadly, many who once claimed Christianity as their faith have turned to speculative-science and New Age thought because they felt unsatisfied with their Christian understanding. Jesus told us that we would “never thirst again” if we studied His word. [John 4:13] God’s word is rich with deep understanding. [Daniel 2:22] The problem is with all the false denominationalism. False theology has left people spiritually dry. The teachings of WCG theology agree with sound science.
REAL Christians never thirst for the Word?   I know many devout Christians who are always thirsting for more understanding who also are not afraid to jettison useless beliefs.   They use critical thinking all the time. The problem though in most of the COG's no one seems to be able to use their critical thinking without first getting permission from their leaders.  With the 700 splinters (denominationalism) of Armstrongism it is proof positive of that.  Critical thinker's would have LEFT and not followed so many of the useless buffoons.

King contues with:

Christians approach everything by a proper understanding of God’s word. What is a proper understanding of God’s word? The Bible proclaims that only those who have the Holy Spirit can truly and properly understand God’s word. Christian comprehension of truth relies on intervention from God himself. [Philippians 2:5] In this article I will rely on God’s Holy Spirit to articulate the meaning of Truth in human thinking. [1 Corinthians 1:18] From this perspective I cannot prove to anybody what I am saying is true. I must rely on the Holy Spirit. [Proverbs 3:5-6] This approach is from a factual understanding of static or absolute Truth from God himself. Only those who are called of God and or who have the Holy Spirit shall comprehend. [Romans 8:16]
There you have it folks.  Only those in the REAL Church of God under E.W.King (25 people or less) are the only intelligent life forms on this planet!  The Holy Spirit is not accessible to anyone outside the COGSR/WCG. What an awesome god!

As Christians we are commanded to “prove all things”. [1 Thessalonians 5:21] We do this by testing our thinking against what the Word of God proclaims. [Acts 17:11] I have studied many religions and philosophical ideas but without a foundation to base it all on I am simply “blown here and there by every wind of doctrine”. [Ephesians 4:14] God is not the author of confusion. [1 Corinthians 14:33] The Bible asks us to use our intellectual capabilities but to keep them in ‘check’ with absolute and revealed revelation from God. Christian thinking is therefore a disciplined practice. [James 4:10]  It goes against conventional ideas of thinking. [1 Corinthians 1:25] This does not mean we cannot be critical in our thinking. As a matter of fact Christians are more critical in their thinking process than other people who are not Christian. Christians can look at what is called “the bigger picture”. They can learn to broaden their scope when looking at an issue.
Logical thinking in and of itself is only based on mans five physical faculties. With only these limited tools man can come up with numerous if not infinitesimal amounts of conclusions to even simple questions.
Only those in the TRUE COGSR/WCG have open minds:

Christians are not closed-minded, they are open-minded. Christians are those who have broadened their mere human intellect into receiving pure revelation from God himself! Jesus stated; “Behold, I stand at the door [human intellect] and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:21] Closed minded people are those who only rely on their five physical faculties. They rely on the “spirit of man” and not on the “Spirit of God”.

According to King the Christian perspective rules out logic.  I do have to agree with him on this one.  Many in the COG certainty do not have any logically thinking capabilities in their minds at all!  They have checked their brains at the door.

It is not extreme to pursue the issue of Truth. It is not extreme to want to be proper and correct. As Christians we are commanded to be truthful, proper and correct. [2 Corinthians 10:5] Mans thinking is based on inadequacies of perception. [Proverbs 16:25] The very fact of inadequacies points to a better way, a static way! The simple fact of “error” points to the reality of Truth. What is “truth”? This is what Pontius Pilot asked Jesus Christ at his trial. [John 18:38] Jesus remained silent. Why? The very presence of Jesus Christ was a testimony to the Truth. Christian perspective out rules human logic. This does not mean that human logic is not a good thing when properly used. Logic is used properly when used as a tool of Christian perception.
 Never fear though. Truth may be found in King's group.  They use the WHOLE Bible instead of picking and choosing like all the OTHER COG's do.  Truly laughable!  King and his group do nothing of the sort.  They don't keep all the law of Leviticus and refuse to follow the created creature they call Jesus Christ.
God instructs us not to live with one foot in His church and one foot in the world. People who change their thought patterns around certain people to compromise their faith are what the Bible calls “double minded” people. [James 4:8]
One reason why most people who attend a fallen denominational church do not really read their Bible’s is because when they do read their Bible’s they find that their church is teaching something or doing something completely different from what it says. Those who do read their Bible’s from fallen churches are very selective in what portions they read. Here at COGSR we use the whole Bible!
 King then leads up to what true Christian faith is.  Again, this is something that can only be found in his group.  Take that you pussy-boys in RCG/PCG/LCG!

True Christianity is to seek God's will rather than your own. “He who is called while free is Christ's slave”. [1 Corinthians 7:22] Slaves do their master's will, not their own. Jesus always put the Father's will first in everything He did and said. To live God's way we need the Holy Spirit power. So is it possible to practice Christianity in your own way and whatever church you choose? The answer from Christ would be, “no”. We either worship God's way and do things his way or we worship our way. How do we find out God's way? We read his word, study his word and ask for Holy Spirit help. We thus find the one and only true Church of God.
The Bible proclaims “one faith”, not many. [Ephesians 4:5] Just because true Christians are people of faith does not mean that we are blind. We do have to open our eyes! Please understand, there are not many ‘faiths’ to a true Christian. There is only one. There is only one ‘faith’, one ‘church’, one ‘body’ [church], etc. [Ephesians 4:4-6] And believe it or not, there is only one true God and one true Jesus Christ! Would it be wrong to say that there is only one true “you”? No. It would not. There is only ONE true God and only ONE true understanding of that God. We find it in and through God’s word through and by the power of the one and only Holy Spirit! There are not many denominations to true Christians!
Does that include the 700 some splinter groups of Armstrongism too?  There is more division in the COG than there is in the Christan community.

Why cannot the minds that develop spacecraft, computers and marvels of science, technology and industry solve the problems that demonstrate human helplessness?”
Most people know that something is wrong, a sense of sin. People deal with this differently. They have tried to deal with the problem in all the false denominational teachings, they then move on to “self-esteem” programs and right into paganism. But are they satisfied? No. What is the answer? The answer is the Truth as found in the only true Church of God.


Douglas Becker said...

The truth is that I am critical of E.W. King because of science, history and Scripture, so therefore I must be a true Christian and he is not.

If you are wondering, I can also build my own computer, so it is not an either / or situation.

Now just how does E.W. King prove that he is anything but a silly crackpot with a cult following again?

The Bible says to test the spirits and since I'm feeling testy today, here goes:

Hey, how about a miracle: Heal a quadriplegic and raise someone from the dead -- it might improve your credibility by some small fraction.

Anonymous said...

Let's use a little of the logic that we call math. No church can refute math.

The COGs says we are in the end time when evils such as wars would increase, but death from warfare is WAY down over the last 60 years.

Conclusion: we are not in the end time.

Result: COG major fail.

Joe Moeller said...

Im "Critical" of King's "Critical Thinking"

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

Anonymous said...

Human logic is the only logic "Christians" have. I they think they have any other kind, they are fools.

Byker Bob said...

King makes yet another glaring generalization. Even though in this case, his statement tends to make my favorite group look good, I think a more serious analysis would show varying degrees, along the lines of a complete spectrum.

More hyperbole. Wonder who he learned that from.