Monday, September 23, 2013

PCG Tells Members They MUST Be Happy At The Feast



Things really have to be sad in a church when it has to tell its members to be happy!  What other church would do such a thing?

Are you ready to rejoice? That’s what God commands us to do when we convene to keep His Feast of Tabernacles. But the idea of “rejoicing” goes much deeper than just being really smiley. It doesn’t mean feigning a positive expression. If we don’t understand what God actually meant in that command, we may not be rejoicing properly.

Those commanded to be slave laborers at PCG feast sites are also told that they MUST rejoice!

The Bible also mentions our manservants and maidservants. Today, we could apply that to those who serve us at the Feast—whether those serving us in the Family of God, or those in the world, such as the hotel staff or servers at restaurants. They should see our joy, and it should rub off on them!

Gerald Flurry says that the more your face "shines" today, the brighter it will be when you are a King, Lord and Ruler over your world.  Your spiritual reward is determined by your happiness quota.

In a literal sense, how will we help others’ joy in the World Tomorrow? By radiating the light of the Family of God. Pastor General Gerald Flurry, at the 2004 Feast, alluded to the fact that how brightly our faces shine in joy today is likely a direct reflection of how brightly we will actually shine as spirit beings! In other words, our joy today reflects how much we will be able to set that example of radiance in the World Tomorrow.

17 comments:

Byker Bob said...

The human mind is often a strange piece of landscape. Some of the things coming into it can be modified, or controlled, and others cannot. Joy is not something which can be manufactured on command. It is a function of cause and effect, dependent upon life factors which are totally lacking in PCG. Joy flows naturally, or it doesn't flow at all.
But, these are the wonderful people who try to fake all the other gifts.

BB

Joe Moeller said...

Well...

Distribute the "Six Packs" and let them be happy!

Joe Moeller
Cody,WY

Anonymous said...

"Improper rejoicing! 10 demerits!"

Anonymous said...

You'll find this same logic going on in other splinters too. Scott Lord gave a very similar sermon in COGWA last year, where he reasoned that where the bible says that god says you SHALL rejoice is a divine commandment, and therefore, whether you feel like or not, darn it, you better do some serious rejoicing, or else! Meh.

Corky said...

I wonder if you still have to towel off properly after a shower?

I wonder if HWA taught this proper toweling procedure to his daughter?

Corky said...

You had better be happy and rejoice properly or God will kill you...

Britain W. Stevenson said...


Gerald Flurry says that the more your face "shines" today, the brighter it will be when you are a King, Lord and Ruler over your world. Your spiritual reward is determined by your happiness quota. - See more at: http://armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com/#sthash.XF1ctyta.dpuf

HA! I don't recall seeing Gerald's face shining when he was mad as hell because he couldn't get Armstrong Auditorium paid for and was demanding the members to pray and fast because of THEIR spiritual problems. Hey Gerald, my face continually shines because I can see through all your bull....!

Blogger Corky said...

I wonder if you still have to towel off properly after a shower?

I wonder if HWA taught this proper toweling procedure to his daughter?

September 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Blogger Corky said...

You had better be happy and rejoice properly or God will kill you...

September 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuny!

Britain W. Stevenson said...

It just shows to go ya, no one's happy there!...except of course all the money grubbers at >"headquarters!"

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, the Bible commands us to be happy, and also gives advice on how to be happy..

1 Thessalonians 5:16 - "Rejoice always"

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 - “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with JOYFULNESS and GLADNESS of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you will serve your enemies whom he will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything…”

Psalms 137:9 - "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

Britain W. Stevenson said...

I wish this anonymous wasn't so AFRAID of being known. Probably someone in "the church"...Philadelphia Church of God??

In response to your post...

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, the Bible commands us to be happy, and also gives advice on how to be happy..

1 Thessalonians 5:16 - "Rejoice always"

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 - “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with JOYFULNESS and GLADNESS of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you will serve your enemies whom he will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything…”

Psalms 137:9 - "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

September 24, 2013 at 8:33 AM

(Probably a minister, a minister's child or something of that nature)...I will give you my phone # right here and you can call me right now and we can discuss your comment...(817)776-7198. You do not know a thing about any of our lives. You do not know what abuse myself and others went through with the ministers in the PCG. What you OBVIOUSLY don't understand is YOU DO NOT SERVE THE LORD THROUGH ANOTHER MAN! And certainly not a Hitler type! Another thing is that I know from experience with the PCG, even most ministers are unhappy. The ONLY thing that MAKES them happy is the MONEY AN POWER!

FY...I have been more blessed and happier since leaving the PCG. They wanted me gone anyway! Brian Davis is a hateful, jealous, vain, proud little nothing of a man. He didn't like me from the beginning and was always finding ways to DISCOURAGE me. Go read my posts. They are all over these sites. You are obviously DISOBEYING your cult leader (Gerald Flurry?)by reading and posting on these sites. "GO SERVE AND OBEY YOUR LORD!!" P.S. Give me a call... I'm waiting!!

Britain W. Stevenson said...

To the Anonymous who is AFRAID to post their name for FEAR OF THEIR LORD:
Psalms 137:9 - "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

September 24, 2013 at 8:33 AM

"What's the difference between this scripture your quoting, and Brian Davis of the Philadelphia Church of God trying to STARVE MY CHILD by telling me to pay my X child support when my child lives with me??" I got BAD ADVICE and ZERO support from the PCG. It was all discouragement! Here is my # again...(817)776-7198.

Byker Bob said...

Back in 2001, I had actually posted one of my email addresses in one of the public areas of the Painful Truth website. Only one Armstrongite ever emailed to confront me, and the guy wasn't terribly literate. When I did not respond in a manner consistent with their stereotypes, he faded quickly.

As a group, it seems to be more their style to take anonymous potshots, invoking the "b" word, the tribulation, and the third rez. There is none of the loving Pauline ethic of trying to help "restore" (as they would see it) a brother or sister to faith. Just arrogance.

Flurry's group does do one thing that some of the other sphincter groups do not. They practice organized swarming of such entities as Wikipedia and Youtube. They also attempt to saturate public reviews of their activities or Herbert W. Armstrong's "legacy" with gushingly positive comments. It is hilarious to those of us who can plainly see what they are doing.

If anyone actually calls, please do share!

BB

Britain W. Stevenson said...

Still waiting...almost exactly 24 hours later. Alex Harrison probably saw their post and is calling them all Judases again, lol

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing may be commanded - but at the PCG Feast site I visited on opening night this year, it was all business.

No joking at all during the service - not even during the Gerald Flurry video. And from what I could see, the Song Leader never cracked a smile.

Britain W. Stevenson said...

Eventually Gerald Flurry>(That Prophet), or one of his >"ministers" will give a sermon about Revelation 12:12...Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time....and refer to all the church persecution going on, and all the "Judases" (as Alex Harrison calls them), betraying the "true church"> Philadelphia Church of God.
They, (PCG hierarchy) are so blind and "Laodicean" that they don't realize Satan is bringing on persecution through them. THEY CAUSED THE PROBLEM! HOW BLIND CAN THEY BE? Revelaton 3:14-22 ... and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

...Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Anonymous said...

The PCG has to ORDER their people to be happy because they are doing all kinds of things that make people miserable and they have to cover up the effects of their abuse. They never see how THEY bring it on because they are self-righteous.

They falsely accuse members, and if you stand up for your rights they LIE to discredit you and drive you out.

They blame all problems on the members.

-- Former PCG. Relieved to be out.

Britain W. Stevenson said...

To Byker Bob...I got a call the next morning on my home phone, (not my cell phone # I gave out). No one said anything when I said "hello". They just lingered on the phone until I hung up. I was getting "devilish" vibes from he entity on he other end...lol