If you have ever thought that Armstrongism was full of assploading hypocrisy, UCG now makes that all come true. The United Church of God is holding a "seminar" at the Wisconsin Dells Feast of Tabernacles site on "How to Recover From the Ravages of Abuse"
Did you notice with "abuse" was missing above? Where is spiritual abuse? If Carfourek got his Master's degree in psychology then he knows for a FACT how abusive the UCG and COG environment is. He also knows how alcoholism and other addictions are rampant in the UCG. Will he talk about that?Special Seminar: Wednesday, October 15th at 3pm - "How to Recover From the Ravages of Abuse"
Abuse comes in different forms, including verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Satan the Devil is the originator of abuse, and its pain, suffering and devastation are his handiwork. Abuse is very prevalent in our society today as a social disease, since it affects not only the one abused, but also his surrounding social environment such as family, marriage and work. The road to healing from abuse is long, hard and challenging. This seminar will give information on how to recover from abuse. We will also have an interactive discussion about how you and I can help other people who are progressing through the stages of recovery from the abuse they have experienced. The coming Millennium pictures the return of our Messiah to bring about fantastic healing from all types of abuse! Come to the seminar and join our discussion about the subject of abuse – and about opportunities that you and I may be given to assist Jesus Christ as He brings about huge changes.
The seminar will be conducted by John Cafourek. John was born in South Dakota. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, from 1965 to 1969, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Master’s Degree in psychological counseling from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1978. Mr. Cafourek has pastored churches in Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington, and Oregon. He is currently serving as pastor of the Salem, Eugene, and Roseburg congregations. He has given seminars on abuse and addictions, and traveled as an international speaker in Canada, England, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Australia. Mr. Cafourek has been married to his wife Sandy for 44 years, and they have two daughters and seven grandchildren with one on the way.
This hypocrisy is coming from a church that has a huge track record of abusing its members with threats, intimidation and aberrant theology. This abuse includes the 20 year old UCG and its harlot mother the Worldwide Church of God. The "new and improved" UCG is still the same old pile of steaming shit but with new deodorizer sprayed on it.
Will Cafourek talk about how the Church of God has abused its members through legalism?
Will Carourek talk about how the church has abused members by telling them that they are required to tithe 30%+ of their income?
Will Cafourek talk about who the COG has abused members so badly that hundreds have committed suicide over the decades?
Will Cafourek talk about how the COG has destroyed families, and marriages with sick doctrines and bad theological stances?
Will Carfourek talk about the child molesters, stalkers, rapists and murderers in the Church of God that the church covered up over the decades?
Abuse in Armstrongism, including the UCG, is masked by throwing around the word "trial" or "God is testing you." That is how the UCG and the rest of the COG's control their members. Why would a member go and report abuse when they have been told that God is "testing" them to see what they do?"
Wives have been beaten to blood pulps by UCG and COG husbands and told to stay in their abusive marriages because it was all a"test": to see how they submit. Besides, their reward is coming in the Kingdom so persevere to be held worthy.
Pedophiles have been protected in the UCG and COG because they were ministers kids or adults that were "well liked" in the church and it would be embarrassing to see that brought to light.
What about the rampant alcoholism in the UCG that leads to all kids of abuse? Why does the church cover this up? Some of its current leaders are raging alcoholics! This was well known when they were still in Pasadena, yet they are given positions of power in UCG.
Sadly many will attend this "seminar" and start gushing on what an "amazing" thing it was and how God is enlightening the church.
I say BULLSHIT!