James Malm maligns Earnest Martin's character with his latest tirade this morning.
'Malm cannot stand anyone who sounds "intellectual." His first strike against Martin is that he used "professional language." Of course as we all know, in Armstrongism, professional language means Satan is involved. One can only acquire "professional languages" when one receives higher education and it is a well known fact that Satan runs all the universities and schools.
In other words, if you are not a follower of Armstrongism (or James Malm) you would not be able to discern the demonic influence because of all those fancy prissy words!Ernest Martin: In 1974 left the WCG and started the Foundation for Biblical Research in Pasadena where he remained as chairman until 1985. He wrote studies on subjects like the Sabbath, High Days and Tithing trying to destroy these doctrines by presenting large studies in apparently professional language, which if a person not grounded in sound doctrine read, would confuse him by the scholarly appearance and numbers of words.
Malm cannot handle the fact that Martin was way more highly educated than he is. Anyone with a higher education is a "crackpot."In 1985 Martin founded Associates for Scriptural Knowledge and became a member of various other societies.
Martin’s claims that the Temple was built over the Gihon Springs are untenable, because that area is on the lower side of a hill and not on top of a mount as the Temple is described in scripture. In fact, from ancient antiquity, tunnels were built from the Gihon Springs to the city to provide water for the Temple at the pools [Siloam] adjacent to the Temple.
He then accuses Martin of being a "pentecostal evangelical." Anyone who knew Martin or read his books would know that is a complete fabrication!Martin was a mainstream evangelical crackpot with delusions of being a scholar. Dr. Martin went on to start his own church, and then to repudiate the keeping of the Sabbath and Holy Days altogether.
Earnest Martin debunked many of the long held doctrines of Armstrongism early on. Some of what he easily proved wrong were:Ernest Martin was a Pentecostal evangelical who began the movement inside the WCG that ultimately led to the Tkach changes.
Martin left WCG, just before Ken Westby left in 1974.
Ernest Martin is famous for attacking the sound doctrine of scripture and for his ridiculous archaeological claims based on false premises; like deciding that a retaining wall was part of the Temple, and then claiming that the Temple was built on the steeply sloping lower side of another hill, instead of on the top of a Mount!
Imagine a retaining wall in your own backyard, and thinking that retaining wall was a part of your house!
In short Martin’s studies have an appearance of scholarship, without the scholarship; being error, hidden in many scholarly appearing words designed to confuse and impress the reader to accept his false teachings and turn away from the word of God.
It is time for all to turn off the 'ongoing ex-WCG soap operas' and find out what the Bible really says about all of the truly important doctrinal issues:
- Yes, the Sabbath is on Saturday. And no, you are not required to keep it (or any of the Holy Days).
- You do, however, have one very important decision to make in this life. And that is whether you desire to be in the Kingdom of God.
- Jesus was born on September 11, 3 B.C.E. All planetariums agree.
- We are not in the end-times. We are not even close to the end-times. Maybe sometime around 2070?
- Your experience in the WCG was for a reason. Wise people will learn from it.The work of Dr. Martin is well preserved and is still available to the world through the Associates for Scriptural Knowledge (ASK). The totality of his research is available on their website and is the equivalent of a college education. And it is all free!