Tuesday, October 8, 2013

James Malm: Now That My Knowledge Has Been Brought Forth The Law, My God No Longer Overlooks Your New Moon Sins


The god of James Malm apparently is such a weak impotent thing that it could not control it's followers so that they kept the new moons on the correct days and at the precise time.  But now that James Malm is on the scene blasting the world with legalistic mumbo-jumbo his god is now holding people accountable for new moon worship.


A Malmite acolyte asks:
Can the new moon only be viewed from Jerusalem to start a new month? If so, can you provide the scripture support for this as well. This is not a question of should new moons be observed, but the logistics of viewing from Canada, U.S., Australia, or just Jerusalem.

The Pharisee responds:
The first visible light of the new moon may be seen on different days according to where we live. In the past this might have been overlooked by God, but as knowledge is increased God is turning us to focus us on Jerusalem as the future capital of all the earth.
 In an effort to have all brethren around the world observe the Festivals and Appointed times on the same day; and because God is working to focus all people on Jerusalem; which in the millennium will be the world capital; we choose to follow this prophecy in Isaiah 2:3
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

The millennial kingdom is about to be established and much increase in spiritual knowledge has been given, Dan 12; and now it is time for all people to begin to focus on the imminent future capital of the earth: that is what observing the first light of the new moon from Jerusalem is about. James

Still no Jesus, but tons of legalistic BS.

6 comments:

Head Usher said...

"In the past this might have been overlooked by God, but as knowledge is increased God is turning us to focus us on Jerusalem as the future capital of all the earth."

*cough*

"In an effort to have all brethren around the world observe the Festivals and Appointed times on the same day..."

Translation: "Since I am the only person who is at the center of my universe and therefore has everything 100% completely, totally, and dogmatically RIGHT(!) everybody needs to be following MEEEE!!!"

Response: Good look with that.

"The millennial kingdom is about to be established..."

*cough*

"...and much increase in spiritual knowledge has been given [to MEEE!!!]..."

*cough*

"...now it is time for all people to begin to focus on the imminent future capital of the earth..."

*cough*

"...that is what observing the first light of the new moon from Jerusalem is about."

*cough* It's really about James being the most self-righteous man on earth.

Corky said...

Doesn't even nature tell you that it's a SIN not to observe a new moon?

It will tell you on any good Roman calendar when the new moon occurs and what time it rises and sets. You can get one of the calendars for free from you local drug store - I like the big ones with the Cardui ads on it. Because, as you probably know, Cardui cures all illnesses in women.

Hell, Cardui, a good f... and a morning beating can cure most anything a woman might have wrong with her.

Byker Bob said...

I wonder sometimes if our critiques don't spawn some of this weirdness, law of unintended consequences style. Probably ten years ago, I remember chiding an Armstrong style legalist for not indulging in the prescribed washings or keeping the new moons. Wouldn't it be funny if James Malm had been on that forum, and actually took that to heart?

Hey, James! You can stop now! I was just being facetious and sarcastic! and, it was to dramatize the ridiculousness of the existing legalism, not to convince you to add more layers!

BVB

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there has to be some kind of mental block that prevents Malm and his ilk to see that:

1) if the Israelites failed to observe the 7th year and Jubilee years for much of the time they were in the Promised Land
2) there were different sects like Sadducees and Pharisees all observing the Omer, Pentecost etc. (probably other feast days too if JC kept Passover on early 14th Nisan rather than late 14th Nisan!) on different days (just like COG cults too!)
3) OT prophecies all point to the time when after JC returns Jerusalem will be set up as the world capital since that's where God originally commanded His people to go to observe His feasts (as we see in OT and NT examples) not LA or Vegas or London or Sydney or Manila etc.

Then why do they pronounce hellfire on those Xians who don't keep these feasts OR give up in trying to figure out when to keep these feasts OR take the view that it's only when JC returns that the feasts will be be sanctioned to be observed again (and this time by people all over the world). For instance, even the COGs aren't keeping all the feasts as God ordained! They don't keep new moons; they don't keep the 7th year or Jubilee years either; they keep FOT in various locations as if "God has placed His name in [insert city name]" (when the only place authorized in Holy Scripture as the place He sanctioned for His people to keep the feasts was Jerusalem since His temple was there)...so they're basically keeping their own Armstrongist traditions thinking that what they learned from HWA was "the TRUTH" sent down from God Himself and sadly the TRUTH is that they're all asleep and don't really know much at all, least of all the Bible...

Byker Bob said...

Anonymous, they prophesy the same things that happened to Israel for ignoring these things: Babylonian and Assyrian captivity. Of course they indulge in a lot of creative writing and poetic liberties to "prove" that their prophecies are accurate and viable, and they ignore the entire New Covenant, but that's the nature of their deception.

People are going to believe what they are going to believe, and even seemingly intelligent people will allow their teachers to highly leverage them. It is only when there is a crisis, or the realization that the cultic lifestyle does not work that people renew their search for answers. Hopefully, we see this happening for more and more adherents to the Armstrong system of beliefs.

BB

Douglas Becker said...

Which New Moon?

The James Russell new moon that begins at sunset, the rest of the ACoGs whose new moon begins at midnight at the conjunction of sun / moon / earth, the new moon that begins at sunrise or the new moon that begins at sunset after the new moon appears at sunrise?

The last one is very good for assuring that the Night to be Much Remembered and the Feast of Tabernacles begin on the full moon (as given by the Seventh Day Church of God, Caldwell, Idaho). All others seem to fail.

Then there are the sliver of the moon folks who put the new moon two days after the new moon. Awkward.

The new moons are not even mentioned until Kings where David isn't going to show up to the new moon government work session put on by Saul. Just where is the authority for the new moon in the Law -- you know, the first five books of the Bible?

And how pray tell are we supposed to "keep" the new moon? As a Sabbath? A Bible study night? Having Wicca style dancing by the unlight of the absent moon? The problem is that Scripture is pretty much silent about what happens at the new moon except the tabernacle is open that evening (we don't have one, so scratch that) and the seventh new moon which is really like a real true holyday.

Anyone want to give a definitive explanation with solid proof from Scripture?

No?

Oh, just go ahead and make stuff up from your opinions and call it doctrine without which you cannot earn your salvation without works: If it works for British Israelism, we can sure know that it will work for the new moons.