Wednesday, May 29, 2013

James Malm and His New Moon Silliness

Apostle Malm has set the date of his Fest of Tabernacles according to the date of the supposed new moon.  For those who worship the law, this new moon malarkey is centered around the new moon being seen somewhere in Israel for it to be valid for the rest of the world.  If it's cloudy over Israel at that time then you are up the creek.

One of Malm's acolytes wrote him about making such predictions with specific dates this far in advance.  He then responds with the biggest load of nonsense imaginable.  This is a prime example of why new moons have no meaning to most Christians. Malm and so many others whore themselves out to the law and have no idea who Jesus is at all. 

James, I urge you to be less “specific” in your prediction of when the Feast in 2013 will be, since the new moon of the 7th month hasn’t been seen yet. Allow some room for it possibly being the next day instead.
Keep in mind, the first Holy Day of the seventh month is supposed to be an object lesson in watching, since no man knows the day or hour when Christ will return — nor can any man 100% predict whether the new moon will be seen in Israel on a certain date because of the variable of the weather. God may choose to allow Israel to be covered in clouds when we have calculated that the new moon should be visible just to test whether we will wait for His sign for the new month (and Feast of Trumpets) to begin.
It would be much more wise to say something like “probably will begin September 22nd, God willing.”

This year the moon of the seventh month would actually be seen the day previous except that it sets at the same time as the sun and cannot be seen. The next evening the moon will not only be setting well after the sun but will be a day older; and since it would have been visible the day before, there is no doubt of when this new moon begins. I do look very carefully into these things especially when a High Day is involved. Of course I shall confirm by observation but there is no real doubt. James


Anonymous said...

Whether the crescent is seen or not due to clouds, rain, horizon, location, etc., the crescent moon is still there. It still exist and still starts the new month and can be calculated as well as reported.

If my calculations are correct, Malm is early by one day.

The 2013 Feast of Trumpets should fall on September 7th.

It's a simple mathematical equation: just take what the majority of COG groups have as their date--then take a look at what date Malm proclaims--and then the actual correct time can be found somewhere in the middle.

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry, looks like Malm is LATE, by one day.

NO2HWA said...

Malm is late one day because he claims to follow a true calendar and not the pagan one of Rome nor the apostate Jews. Malm is always more enlightened than any other person in the world. Thousands of years of history can be negated by a stupid opinion or belief.

Head Usher said...

Actually, we all know what this is. It's a violation of his own pet calendar doctrine in which he says the beginning of month can never be known in advance, it must be OBSERVED, only from Jerusalem of course, nowhere else, and certainly never, ever CALCULATED. Horrors. Beware the sin of math. Why? Because the clear word of scripture must be followed precisely, literally, jot by jot, tittle by tittle, word by word.

But he's painted himself into a corner.

He also wants to organize an adoring following who will worship him for 8 days in Medford, OR, hanging on his every word. He's missed that since he drove his wife away. But he can't organize an event if he doesn't know the exact dates. In order to make the reservations ahead of time, necessary to have a feast site and advertise it and get the word out, he's stuck having to calculate the date in advance and fix it in stone by booking flights and hotel reservations. So, it's a necessary evil. But we former Armstrongites all know about necessary evils. It's fine when apostles violate the rules, it's only evil when anybody else does it.

These kinds of contradictions always crop up when you try literally following so many disjointed and chaotic commandments in any ancient book.

Anonymous said...

I think the mistake Malm makes, and he's certainly not alone in this, is focusing on the letter of everything, instead of the intent. He thinks he's ingratiating himself with God by "caring" so much. Instead, he's "caring" too much, so much so that he misses the intent, tramples all over the intent, tramples all over his neighbor, and it just goes downhill from there.

The intent of having a calendar, any calendar, is to keep time. As long as time is kept, it doesn't really matter that much whether you're talking about conjunction to conjunction, or whatever. When we have this great understanding of physics, and satellites in orbit and laser reflectors on the moon, why go backward into bronze age methods? To ingratiate yourself to God?

And nowhere in the bible does it say that there is one particular 24-hour period that is "special" to God, as THE holy DAY, and you had better make sure you locate all the "special" ones, and get those right. But this is what Malm's calendar is for. This is Malm's unstated unbiblical doctrine.

Malm thinks if you're off by a day, then forget it all, you wasted your time. You blew it, you were doing it on the wrong day and so God wasn't listening. Just forget about intent, God doesn't care about where your heart was at, the only thing he cares about is precision, and getting everything exactly precisely right! God knows your heart, but he doesn't care! It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!

Come on, Charlie. Let's get out of here.