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Herbert Armstrong's Tangled Web of Corrupt Leaders
The most dysfunctional people in any organization, and this
includes those in the Churches of God, are not necessarily outwardly evil, or
criminal.People like Dave Pack or
Gerald Flurry and a whole host of minor COG sociopaths who rule with one man,
unaccountable authority, indeed are evil and are sociopaths.However, these men would be impotent
without the help of the most dangerous people alive. This person, for the sake
of this article, will be called “The Trooper”.Without Troopers , sociopaths would be powerless and without
arms and legs.
are the kind ofperson killed all
the Jews who died during the holocaust. He was the one who killed all the
innocent civilians on both sides of World War II and all other wars. He dropped
The Bomb on Hiroshima and he flew aircraft into the World Trade Centers.
Troopers never question, they simply follow orders.
Trooper will kill. The Trooper is not necessarily strong or intelligent,
although he can be both. The Trooper has no conscience, or if he does have one,
he does not use it. The Trooper simply just believes. He believes unconditionally. Facts that contradict The Trooper’s
beliefs are considered false by definition. The Trooper has a weakness for
sociopathic monsters. The Trooper follows orders and has never heard an order
he will not try to obey. The Trooper dominates, and uses force to ensure that
others cannot do as they please. The Trooper believes what he does to be
glorious and is the utmost in respectable duty.
Trooper is self-replicating. His actions lead to the creation of other
Troopers. He is particularly bolstered by unconditional praise and small tokens
of gratitude from the sociopath, often a person who do not know him or anything
specifically he has done.
successful in stopping Troopers, it is important to know what things can cause
a normal person to become a Trooper. Sociopathic monsters, like a Flury or Pack,
who are found in their lofty spiritual positions, need Troopers to be their henchmen. For this
reason, they use the resources of control, guilt, extortion and falsely self-
attributed Godly authority,to
attempt to turn normal people into Troopers. Their propaganda makes becoming a
Trooper sound righteous, adventurous and glorious. The false religious leader
will claim to provide valuable training and teaching to normal people that
become Troopers, and also claim that becoming a Trooper will give one
discipline and direction, and most importantly, glory and love from God.
who is looking for specialness from God, relief from guilt, glory or adventure
is at risk of becoming a Trooper. If someone you know is looking at, or
considering ANY church that is ran by an unaccountable, unelected leader, talk
to them. Let them know that it is not glorious to be a henchman for a
loved one needs discipline or direction, show them how to polish their
Have them do some pushups. Have them sleep on a cot. Show them that one
have to join a cult to love God and to do his will and study his word.
God can love them without the sociopathic intermediary. Your
loved one might be looking for camaraderie. Don’t be afraid to show them
love you have for them. Do things together. Demonstrate how fulfilling
it is to
spend time with one’s family and friends. Remind them that you love them
want them to remain close to you and safe, and not in some cult becoming
fuel for a mad man.
your loved one about self-respect and self-reliance and that one can
personal relationship with his Savior without the intermediation of a
man or a
cult. Assure them that as friends or family you will stick together and
each other’s spiritual well-being. Explain to them that someone with
their motivation and the willingness to sacrifice that they have can
find a way to
provide service to God, others, themselves and their family, and that
won’t have to sacrifice their self-respect and self image to a sociopath
task is not easy, but working
together, with love and perseverance we can prevail. Sociopathic church
will still exist, but they will be impotent and easily managed , once
liberty of Christ Jesus is understood, and that all can come to the
throne of God, and can be reconciled to him, without need of any human
The veil has indeed been ripped. The sociopath wants to deny its importance as
it is the secret to destroying him. Remember this always in faith.