Saturday, August 10, 2013

James Malm: Big Band Style Dances at the Feast are CARNAL!

Old James is back in his typical negative Pharisaical mindset today.  There does not seem to be much in the world that makes this man happy except for when the law of the Old Testament is discussed.  Then his eyes light up and gleam though only for as long as he thinks you are keeping the entire law.  Break one of them and you will get scowled at.

Apparently Malm thinks Big Band music and dancing lead to fun things later on in the evening:

One of his acolytes asked him today about his mentioning of  dancing in some of his postings.

Hi. James. I noticed you highlighted the word dance thrice in your post today. Could you be in favor of dancing in church?

James, the legalist, responds:

Not in services; however I am in favor of a dance for joy to God, and not the usual COG big band carnal dance at the Feasts. Dancing before the Lord as David involved songs of praise and dancing for joy in the Eternal. Here is an example.

The COG Feast are far too carnal and focused on ourselves and not really on God. Everything is about us having a good time, or about how we will dominate others. James

This is what James likes to see at the Feast.  This group of people are non-Church of God and are among large groups that "keep" the Feast annually with lots of singing and dancing.  It certainly looks faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar more enjoyable than anything that will happen at Malm's feast site this year.  Listening to him preach for 9 day straight would send any thinking person to the looney-bin. Oh wait, if the person was a thinking person they would not even be at James feast!  Imagine 9 days of one sermon after another about the law.  "You can't do this, you can't do that, No!  No!  No!  No! You are sinful human garbage in God's eyes!  He is going to SPIT you out!  You are a stench in God's nostrils!  You are destined to the lake of fire! Every time you sin you crucify Jesus Christ all over again."


Head Usher said...

"...his eyes light up and gleam though only for as long as he thinks you are keeping the entire law. Break one of them and you will get scowled at."

Actually, break one and you will get written off FOR GOOD! He'd throw you in the ol' lake of fire himself right then and there if he could.

It's funny how subjective everything is though. Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis both believed they were making the devil's music, but that they had no alternative. Even just 60 years ago, belief in god was near universal, not that everyone went to church because of it, and Elvis and Jerry Lee thought they were going to hell for sure. These days who thinks anyone would face eternal damnation for "Love Me Tender," "Blue Suede Shoes," or "Hound Dog"? I'm sure that back in the 1600's everyone thought those Elizabethan jigs were going to incur eternal damnation too.

If James Malm doesn't like big band music today, just imagine how much worse he would have been way back then if he'd been born 60 years earlier or 400 years earlier.

So, a couple of questions for the universe... If there is a god who really is going to toss people into a lake of fire like the bible says, and if he really is the same yesteryear, today, and forever, BUT -- people's expectations of what is going to land them in that sort of trouble are ALL OVER THE PLACE, what would god's permanent and unchanging standard for "lake of fire material" be? And why has nobody ever been able to figure it out, as evidenced by the huge swings in public opinion over it? Can a fair and merciful god hold people accountable for stuff he was so unclear about that it was impossible for any consensus to ever be reached about it? Or since he says he's fair and merciful, then, by fiat, is whatever he does automatically fair and merciful, even if it means rewriting all the dictionaries? And don't say that COG people have always had a consensus, not with 700 splinter groups.

Anonymous said...

You know what's carnal? A big juicy, charbroiled steak. That was something I used to look forward to during my old carnal fot's. Or how about a lamb roast with rosemary for the passover/seder/NTBMO? That's carnal, baby, right there. Delicious carnal flesh with a side of roasted potatoes.

DennisCDiehl said...

Well Malm's FOT dancing in the joy of the Lord should be interesting.

2 Samule 6;20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”

21 David said to Michal, “It was BEFORE THE LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people
Israel—I will celebrate BEFORE THE LORD. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”

Dancing naked in the joy of the Lord for slave girls? What a Great Haggai that would be. I mean Feast.

DennisCDiehl said...

Malmite Festival Film.

Byker Bob said...

I could never become a Malamute just based on this musical edict alone! Not that I liked big band music, in fact whenever I could, I skipped the dances both at the F/T and at Amballador Cossage. Lame, man, lame. I just about died one time when GTA said his father thought the AC big band had gone too far one dance when they did an orchestral arrangement of Petula Clark's "Downtown". You would think they had done the Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil"!

If I had Malm's address, I would be tempted to send him Petra's "God Gave Rock and Roll to You." It pretty much says it all, and has been an amazing part of their ministry in reaching some people that perhaps nobody else could reach. Any art form can be used for secular purposes, or in praise of God. Some believe that simply by expressing our God-given talents we are actually praising God.

Malm makes it very difficult to view him other than contemptuously because of his law fetish. He makes Hassidic Jews and Amish people seem like just regular guys in comparison.

I believe God intends for his children to live an abundant life, free from the factors which would enslave them. A limited amount of law is intended to promote and preserve freedom and the pursuit of happiness, not to cause slavery even worse than debauchery and addictions. Balance, order, and an environment conducive to growth. Malm has his people in full Pharisee mode.


Douglas Becker said...

"The Lord... is not willing to let any perish...".

Then why in the heck did He allow Big Band music?

For that matter, why does He allow false prophets to exist?

Sweetblood777 said...

Dennis, I wonder if we could get that other Dave to dance like the David of old?

What a sight that brings to mind.

I could just see that now. 'Hey David, if you want this crown so much, you must first strip down and dance the dance, like David.'

I wonder if he will go for it.

These people need to lighten up and try enjoying life, instead of walking around as if they had a broom stick up their butt.

Anonymous said...

Well, so much for Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, boogie woogie, the lindy hop, etc. I thought it was the best of an era, but in fact it was just satan tricking everyone with fun. I guess I should have known. One thing the bible never says is that the one true god is a god of fun. Unless you're miserable, you've been tricked again!

Steve Kisack said...

So, I guess having sex with my wife at the feast is out of the question?

Corky said...

For that matter, why does He allow false prophets to exist?

Yeah...why doesn't HE make them fall down dead like Ananias and, wait, THAT was over money held back, wasn't it?

Well, how, that won't work either because they have all been false prophets - so far, that is.

Damn! Sometimes you think you're going to have a good day and it turns out to be...false.yea

Britain W. Stevenson said...

Ha,Ha,Ha, I'm lmao. You people are funny! I don't know this Apostle Malm, but he sounds like a hoot!