In Samuel Kitchen's ongoing slobber-fest over Herbert Armstrong he has these comments for anyone who dares to criticizes HWA, Waterhouse, or other Armstrongite heroes he worships.
Kitchen apparently thinks Herbert is being raped and slandered by countless people on Facebook and elsewhere.
God doesn't need anyone to defend him? Now let me put it this way. Christ is our future husband, and we are to be the bride of Christ. The Church, the spiritual body is composed of many members. If a man comes and rapes a man's fiancee does she cry out defending herself? Or does she just let the raper do what he wants without a fight? If you do not resist or cry out when a member of the body is being RAPED, and slandered, YOU ARE COMMITTING HARLOTRY, AND ADULTERY! This is how I look at it with myself.
Christ will not marry you or me if we allow a member of the body BE RAPED, SLANDERED, ATTACKED, and debased! For then Christ sees you have no love for another. And you have no love for him as he wants a wife UNDEFILED.
So by defending a man who I see is over me in the Lord, in the office and spiritual rank of apostle, I see as defending the body in which Christ is going to marry. I LOVE CHRIST AND GOD FIRST!
That is the greatest of all commandments that Christ taught. Love God FIRST. Then you can Love PROPERLY your neighbor! If you love your neighbor first you are placing them before God! The world will know us for the love we have for one another! YOU DON'T LOVE MR.ARMSTRONG! You consider him not apart of the body of Christ! AND I DO! Even if he was a lay member, and I see him being attacked and slandered I WILL STILL DEFEND MY BROTHER IN CHRIST! Eccl 4:9,12.
You don't show love towards him! And I do.