Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bob Thiel: God Is Punishing California With Another Wildfire

What would the Church of God be without some dumb-ass prophet making another stupid comment when a disaster strikes.  Its all their god's doing because their god is pissed.

The mountain communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley were under mandatory evacuation order due the blaze, which the department said was “burning at a critical rate.” Evacuations were also ordered in the Vista Grande and Mt. Edna communities, according to Cal Fire.

Just after midnight Thursday, new evacuations were ordered for portions of Cabazon including Peach, Plum and Eucalyptus streets, and Riza, Ida, and Helen avenues.

The Bible shows that God uses weather to get people’s attention. Sometimes to punish, sometimes to lead to repentance, and other times to consider that God, not humankind, is in control.

Although California historically has wildfires, the Bible also mentions fire as something God sometimes uses. Here are some examples:
11 The Lord said:
“Surely it will be well with your remnant;
Surely I will cause the enemy to intercede with you
In the time of adversity and in the time of affliction.
12 Can anyone break iron,
The northern iron and the bronze?
13 Your wealth and your treasures
I will give as plunder without price,
Because of all your sins,
Throughout your territories.
14 And I will make you cross over with your enemies
Into a land which you do not know;
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
Which shall burn upon you.” (Jeremiah 15:11-14)
12 O house of David! Thus says the Lord:
“Execute judgment in the morning;
And deliver him who is plundered
Out of the hand of the oppressor,
Lest My fury go forth like fire
And burn so that no one can quench it,
Because of the evil of your doings.
13 “Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley,
And rock of the plain,” says the Lord,
“Who say, ‘Who shall come down against us?
Or who shall enter our dwellings?’
14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings,” says the Lord;
“I will kindle a fire in its forest,
And it shall devour all things around it.”‘ (Jeremiah 21:12-14)
11 The Lord has fulfilled His fury,
He has poured out His fierce anger.
He kindled a fire in Zion,
And it has devoured its foundations. (Lamentations 4:11)
15 There the fire will devour you,
The sword will cut you off;
It will eat you up like a locust. (Nahum 3:15)
But be comforted those of you that have lost homes and property during the fire. Bob is praying for you! Woo hoo!
My prayers are with those affected by the fires and I also pray that those in California will repent as worse problems are ahead if it continues to go in a moral direction away from the Bible. Weather problems can be a warning.


DennisCDiehl said...

Bob says:

"The Bible shows that God uses weather to get people’s attention. Sometimes to punish, sometimes to lead to repentance, and other times to consider that God, not humankind, is in control."

Poor Bob is at least getting better at throwing in the normalcy of calamity in nature but he is just stuck with "and the Bible says."

The man will never get it in his head that quoting the superstitious and god haunted views of Bronze Age peope endeavoring to explain wind, rain and fire to themselves is not all that good an idea today.

Recall how I went through Job addressing all the challenges Bronze Age God made to Job is Job was so smart. Job was in awe of what God knew and he was just dirt. Today, we know the answers to God's challenges and where snow, rain, ice, calves and celestial events really come from. The average middle school child knows the answers to the challenges of a Bronze Age God.

It is time to not wink at this ignorance Bob...

Head Usher said...

Crap. There was just a wildfire on the Hemet side of San Jacinto. Now there's one on the Banning side too? Dammit. It must be god's punishment decreed upon the poor people of Idyllwild. Or it could just be fire season. Either way, prayer isn't going to do a thing to help. Thankfully we have firefighters.

Corky said...

The thing about this ignorance of gods and weather is that it's worth money, a lot of money.

Yes, ignorance is a money making opportunity for the religion conman and all the other charlatans of the world. It is of great advantage to them to keep people ignorant too.

Why people prefer to remain ignorant is still a mystery to me. Maybe it's just easier to have some conman tell them what to do, how to do, what to believe, what not to believe etc? Too damn lazy to think for themselves?

Yep, the lemmings just stand in line and follow the leader right over the cliff - not a functioning brain cell in any of their heads.

No, I don't mean the republicans, but that would be a good analogy...

Anonymous said...

Bob admits
..."Although California historically has wildfires......"

See the trick is to know which fires and earthquakes are historically natural to the area and which are God generated to "try and get people's attention."

I suggest the folowing.

Fires less than 1000 acres are mere and historically predicatable fires in oily scrub where people build their homes. Less than a 50 home loss would be historically ok.

Fires of more than 1000 acres, taking out more than 50 homes are God events plain and simple. There is confirmed trying here.

In the same way. Earthquakes under 6.0 are just plate tectonics and to be expected.

Quakes over 6.0 are God tries again events and should be paid attention to.

Hurricanes under Cat 3 and under are merely low pressure systems common to the tropics in summer and early fall.

Hurricanes Cat 4 and 5 are major GodTry events and if you have time, you should pay attention.

Sadly and of course, you could listen to God in the more God like events and still end up repenting the wrong way, getting baptised the wrong way and going to the absolutely wrong church which has no clue what the Bible really says. So be careful how you listen and to whom. If you like the cross, "we in the living church of God don't use crosses...", you're screwed too.

So, be sure you repent to God via Bob Thiel and worship Jesus on a stick.


Former PCG said...

Gerald Flurry used to talk about how God was cursing California all the time.

According to his "logic" it was because of all the changes that the WCG had done since the death of HWA.

Hey Flurry and Thiel just how blessed is most of the rest of the world? Look at most of the continent of Africa, Mexico, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan....California is in great shape compared to this places. Get your heads out of your a**es!

Byker Bob said...

Simple question: What is the offense? An all knowing God meters out punishment with surgical precision, not leaving any guess work as to what the punishment is designed to correct. To perceive whatever the point, the punished must have a crystal clear concept of the offense.

If the ACOG theories about all of the natural cycles being punishment are correct, then San Francisco and other heavily gay areas should be receiving regular sulfurous fire and brimstone storms. Atheists, Scientologists, Muslims, Buddhists, and other non ACOG Christians should be under severe curses as examples to humanity. Most of the time, it becomes difficult to determine whether this stuff is coming from Thiel's mouth, or his anus.