James Malm, the offical legalistic bullshitter of Armstrongsim is back today telling men in his cult that while it is not required they perhaps should be wearing blue and white tassels on their garments as they pray.
A modern example of a Karaite Tzitzit
God commanded only a ribbon of blue on the corners of the garments; this intricate braid is conceived by men.
Because people in the west no longer wear the same kind of clothes as were worn in the ancient Middle East; this is a kind of belt worn around the trousers instead of a blue ribbon at each of the four corners of a square mantle.
To our great sorrow and the great sorrow of Israel; they still continually turned and rebelled against God and did not look to tis reminder of the law of their God. All the history of their many rebellions and overspreading if iniquities has been recorded for our instruction, that we might learn from their example to seek out and learn the whole word of God to keep it in enthusiastic zeal.
Yet we, in spite of having this record for our enlightenment and in spite of having the holy spirit of God; have also rebelled and turned away form zeal to learn and keep the commandments of God. We shall therefore be corrected in bitter tribulation that we might learn to follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth and not to follow our idols of men away from zeal to learn and keep the word of God.
After the man forgot the Sabbath and gathered firewood polluting the Sabbath that he must be killed; God then gave the people a reminder that if they looked upon it they would be reminded of the commandments of God and if they do them they should live in them.
Today the Called Out have been given a different reminder, which is the holy spirit of Christ; and the completed whole word of God.
This is commanded of all Israel, which includes BOTH men and women. It is a commandment to be observed throughout their generations [as long as the Mosaic Covenant lasted]. The Mosaic Covenant ended with the death of the Husband of Israel, Jesus Christ.
Yes, Jesus wore the Tzitzit even though he was filled with the holy spirit, in order to keep the Mosaic Covenant perfectly; because he had not yet died ending the Mosaic Covenant, and had not yet been resurrected to become the High Priest of a New and better Covenant.
The fringe represents the gift of the holy spirit, and I would not insist that the blue fringe is essential today, if we are already in the New Covenant and already have God’s spirit.
However the fringe is certainly lawful and desirable. It is highly likely that this will be required like circumcision, in the coming Kingdom of God and I would never object to anyone who choses to wear one.