Friday, June 28, 2013

Dave Pack: Why Would God Pick Me If He Knew I Would Commit Major Sins?

3:4: “And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment.”

So the reader knows in advance where the following explanation is going, it is helpful to first state that the filth described is simply NOT JOSHUA’S! Start with this in mind as you read. It will become crystal clear.

When I began studying this subject four years ago, along with our Headquarters ministers, serious questions came to mind. First, if verse 3 is describing Joshua’s sin(s), why would God choose such a leader—one He knew in advance would commit major sins? Imagine God putting His Church in a position where it must wait (for a short or long time) for its sin-laden leader to repent. If the sin(s) was in Joshua’s past, I was left asking, Where are they? The Hebrew for iniquity means “perversity, (moral) evil, fault, iniquity, mischief, punishment (of iniquity), sin.” There was no doubt what this referenced.

I certainly did remain in a spiritually filthy environment in the Global Church of God for years (this also describes the latter WCG years)—full of division, accusation, covetousness, nepotism, every kind of favoritism, respect of persons, doctrinal compromise, false accusations, false doctrine and gross ignorance of the Bible. But these things describe all the splinters!


Byker Bob said...

This just keeps getting worse and worse! Sin is part of the human condition. There is none without sin. If we say we are without sin, we are a liar, and the truth is not in us.

By implication, Dave is saying that he can do it on his own, and unlike the rest of humanity, does not need the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Also, what about Zerubbabel's sin? That would seem to present a breakdown in Dave's contrived similarities, because Haggai makes no mention of incest.


Anonymous said...

I'd be real careful of that nepotism charge Dave

Anonymous said...

Michael Venish's issue which got him fired was disageeing on Dave calling himself Joshua as well as spending on multiple campus type buildings at this time. That's when he Dave's fist shaking. Dave abides no disagreements so of course they all agree

Douglas Becker said...

No major sins, just the deadly ones.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware that there are different levels of far as I know, the penalty is the same for all of them.

also, I would like to see some biblical support for the idea of one single human leader of The Church....nothing I've ever read points to a single leader.

Byker Bob said...

Is Pack asking why God chose King David? He surely is muddying up the waters in his rants.