The spiritual abuse continues to run unabated in the Philadelphia Church of God. Children who cannot read have to be set down and read to from Leviticus 23 prior to going to the Feast this year.
PCG force feeds the law down their children throats but yet never reads to them about Jesus. Don't expect any sermons at the Feast about Jesus either. I don't recall the name being brought up at most Feast sites I have been to over the decades, so it sure won't be happening at PCG's either. If Jesus is mentioned it will be in passing and somehow tied to the law, or that he is coming back really, really pissed and is going to kill 2/3's of humanity because his Dad is pissed too.
Leap then goes on with this:Are the scriptures about God’s holy days, especially the Feast, deeply etched into your heart? Does knowing God’s masterful holy day plan give you goosebumps? If so, it will not be hard for you to want to pass that same knowledge, emotions and feelings on to your child. Remember, children are great imitators. If you talk about what God has taught you with excitement and joy with your children, they will want to know and talk about it too.However, you must teach your children what God says about the Feast from His Bible. How deeply you go into the scriptures will depend on the age of your child. Yet, every child should know well Leviticus 23—the premier holy day chapter in the Bible. Older children and teens should have its salient parts memorized. In fact, memorizing the scriptures related to the holy days is great preparation for the Feast.Don’t skip over your little ones. Take your youngest children, even those who cannot yet read, into your lap and read Leviticus 23 to them. Point to verse 1 to show your child that God personally spoke these words to Moses, the first leader of ancient Israel. Point to verse 2 and show them that God told Moses to teach the children of Israel about the holy days. Then be sure to instruct them about what a privilege it is to know about and be able to keep God’s Feast.
Be sure to explain to your children that Jesus Christ is going to return to this Earth and build an entirely new world founded on God’s law of love, the Ten Commandments...No he's not! The 10 commandments are not part of that new world, not as long as Jesus is around.
Even though the Feast is primarily for spiritual education (Isaiah 11:9), show your children that they can learn best about the millennium and the wonderful World Tomorrow by keeping the Feast. Explain to them that for eight days they will experience what it will be like to live during the millennium.
Yep, for eight days he gets to watch mommy and daddy revel in an alcoholic gluttonous frenzy of excess, particularly if daddy is a minister or elder. Privilege does have its rewards. COG festival site restaurants and bars are well know in stocking up on their booze prior to the Feasts.
It's all about ingraining the law in your child so that they are to be obedient to the ministry of the PCG. When they speak it is as if God is doing it.
Obedience will be the order of the day during the millennium. Show them specifically that you and your family attend the Feast in order to obey God (Leviticus 23:2). Discuss that your family is able to attend the Feast because you obey God’s tithing laws (Deuteronomy 14:22). Then explain to them that when your family goes to the Feast you will obey all the instructions and rules made during announcements. Carefully explain that they should strive to be obedient to you always, but especially during the Feast—not only for their safety and well-being but also for the welfare of everyone else attending the Feast.
Is it any wonder the COG's are facing an enormous 20/30 something drain? Why would any young adult subject themselves to this kind of legalistic bullshit?