Who would have ever imagined any Church of God would spend too much time talking about
Nevertheless, Brian Orchard is NOT happy that
Mr. Orchard said something that surprised me. He said that in the past the Church of God has focused too much on Christ and not enough on the Father, and that COGFC is trying to put the focus on the Father. It surprised me because I do not think that Mr. Armstrong taught the Church too much emphasis on Christ, rather, when he was alive I thought we were properly focused on the Father. Perhaps Mr. Orchard was speaking of only the past 16 or so years since COGaic formed under Mr. David Hulme. I have not attended that organization enough to know if they were negligent in focusing on the Father. But Mr. Armstrong was not negligent. He focused on the Father, and so did the Church of God when he was alive. I think many or most converted members of the Church of God today in various fellowships put primary focus on the Father, addressing our prayers to the Father for example. Avoiding a Spirit of Hostile Competition / Church of God, a Family Community at Six Months
This quote was taken from a blog posting about a recent sermon that Brain Orchard gave about competition in the Churches of God. If that's not the pot calling the kettle black I don't know what is!
This is coming from a man who sat in the 360 apartments along with Victor Kubik, Robin Webber and others as they plotted and schemed to cause division in the church by forming a new splinter group. Then Orchard plotted again and again over the years as he jumped from one group to the next claiming it was superior to all the previous ones.
Now he feels he needs to lecture the rest of the church about that?