The Philadelphia Church of God is at it again., They are rewriting history to make it fit their worldview. It doesn't matter that it is all historically bankrupt, its true as long as PCG does it.
Gerald Flurry has ordered Ryan Malone to do three "epics" to be performed on his HWA Auditorium stage.
The first production is a one hour show on Peter Waldo. According to the inept PCG "historians" Waldo was a Catholic bashing rebel-rouser that faced down the Catholic Church. We all know how the story goes from there. Its the same one fabricated by Dean Blackwell and others at good old Embarrassing College.
It's those feisty heretics in the mountains of France that were the Waldenses, those sabbath keeping, kosher eating, immersion baptizing, and holy day keeping true Christians that preserved the "truth once delivered."
Never mind the fact that they were a Sunday keeping church. PCG will portray them as Saturday keepers.
Therefore, the Waldensians did not keep the Sabbath (in the sense of Saturday instead of Sunday) and were not guardians of the "Sabbath Truth” as somebody calls it. The Waldensians never followed the Seventh-day Adventist’s Sabbath but they followed more Paul in Romans 14,5-8.We can therefore say very clearly that the Waldensians were not Seventh-day Sabbath keepers and they were not persecuted for keeping Saturday as the Sabbath! Thy were persecuted, [from 1532 (when they joined the Reformation - Angrogna Synod) to 1848 (when they received religious freedom)], because of their Reformed-Calvinistic faith in Christ. Did the Waldenses Keep The 7th Day Sabbath?
Malone writes about Waldo:
Who would have imagined a COG group ever doing a play about Sunday keepers!Morning Star, a one-hour vocal production about 12th-century Apostle Peter Waldo, will debut in June during the 2014 pcg ministerial conference. The cast includes Junior Ambassadors and Herbert W. Armstrong College voice students. Teenagers attending Philadelphia Youth Camp will perform the musical for entertainment night in July.
“It’s about the calling of an apostle, his work and the education of a generation,” Mr. Malone said. “It would be completely appropriate for anyone of any denomination or faith to watch. Any Christian would see the value in the work of Peter Waldo.” Mr. Malone described Waldo as a loner who broke tradition and faced down the Roman Catholic Church.
Malone's next "epic" is on the book of Isaiah.
Then the final extravaganza will be a dancing gillie Samson. We all know that Samson, the one that traveled to Ireland where he learned Irish dance from Jeremiah and Tea Tephi!The Book of Isaiah is scheduled to premiere next year, with performances on January 1, 3 and 4. The cast will consist of about 70 employees and students. The 2½-hour musical centers around Isaiah’s most active year, when he helped King Hezekiah of Israel through a dual trial: sickness and an invasion threat from Assyria. Mr. Malone said the narrow time frame will help the audience follow the story. “Here’s the threat, here’s the conflict and resolution, and the conclusion,” he said.
Mr. Malone said he is weaving Mr. Flurry’s favorite poetic passages from Isaiah, such as chapters 35 and 40, throughout the plot.
Will Malone EVER do an epic about Jesus, the man PCG does not know?Mr. Flurry also commissioned a dance performance; Samson will debut sometime next spring. The approximately one-hour performance will feature the Muggivan School of Irish Dance, composed of several Imperial Academy students. The story is biographical, starting with an angel’s promise to Samson’s barren mother that she would bear a son, and ending with the destruction of the Philistines after Samson collapses the pillars of their pagan temple.