Thursday, September 25, 2014

Who Blew Your Horn Today As You Celebrate Plagues?

Today (September 24, 2014) is the Feast of Trumpets in Armstrongite mythology...unless you are part of the Church of Malm and you will be eagerly waiting for some poor schmuck who has been sitting up all night in Israel so they can catch the first hint of the new moon, which means you most likely will be keeping Malm's feast day on Saturday, September 27th.

Chief COG Pharisee James Malm now considers himself to be the FINAL authority on biblical interpretation, prophecy and new moons.  Only a back sliding, heathen, pastor worshiping Leodician would think otherwise.
The first visible light of the new moon was NOT seen by any observers this evening. 
Although the likelihood of visibility was very slim it was necessary to conduct the observation anyway, in order to be absolutely and totally faithful to check out even the slightest possibility.

The first possible visible light of the new moon will be easily seen from Jerusalem tomorrow evening.

In addition, the moon’s cycle is 29 1/2 days, which means that no month may be longer than 30 days.  Since Friday is the 30th day of the sixth Biblical Month; Saturday [Sabbath] is the first day of the Seventh Biblical month by default even if not seen!   

The Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, begins as the sun sets ending Friday and the weekly Sabbath, Saturday begins; and lasts until the next sunset.

The dates for the fall High Days are now set as:  The Feast of Trumpets 27 September;  the Fast of Atonement Monday 6 October; the Feast of Tabernacles, Sabbath 11 October to October the end of October 17th; and the Eighth Day, Sabbath 18 October.

Then there's the Philadelphia Church of God splinter personalty cult and it's take on who's horn you should blow follow.
The use of trumpets emphasized the particular importance of an event or day. God used trumpets to marshal the camp of His people to certain action. We are to be aware and listen for the trumpet that God’s leader, His chief priest or pastor general, sounds. We should also listen for the trumpets of other ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God as orders are given (Numbers 10:1-3, 8).
 All true followers of Gerald Flurry are in a civil war with the Laodicean's in the vile, apostate, and evil COG's with which they are prepared to FIGHT against:
We are now in a type of Gideon’s army, fighting a type of civil war against the treacherous attack on God’s Church by the Laodicean administration. We have the lamp of Christ to guide us. That powerful trumpet message is being blown by the Key of David program and the Trumpet magazine. God’s truth and His Spirit will be ever present and prevail in victory over the strong delusion of the Laodicean Church. God’s Laodicean Church has actually become His enemy (Micah 2:8). We are also being prepared to fight alongside Christ at His Second Coming on the day of Trumpets (Matthew 24:29-31).
Add to that mixture the narcissistic nut-job from Wadsworth, David C Pack and his version of Trumpets.  Since Dave runs the most superfantabulous COG EVVVVVVVVVVER to exist in the course of human history, Dave has determined that there is no need to toot any horns today: 
Comment: This warning is prophetic and applies to the nations of modern Israel at the end of this age. The warnings in Ezekiel 3:17-19 and 33:2-6 apply to the grave responsibility that God gives the watchmen. The true Church of God recognizes the seriousness of carrying out this warning. The gospel is being published among all nations (Mark 13:10) on the world’s largest biblically based website. God’s Church is obeying the command to “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet” (Isa. 58:1)!

(4) Whom did God commission to blow these trumpets? Numbers 10:8.
God instructed that only the sons of Aaron, the Levitical Priesthood, had the authority to blow these trumpets. Today, since Jesus Christ is our High Priest (Heb. 6:20), God’s ministry is not required to literally blow trumpets.
(5) Whose responsibility is it to blow the warning trumpet today? Has God commanded His “watchman” to warn people of their sins? Ezekiel 33:7-9. Is the watchman to lift up his voice like a trumpet? Isaiah 58:1.As watchmen (Jer. 6:17), the true Church of God carries out this grave responsibility of warning by publishing a vast and exhaustive library of literature on the largest biblical website in history.

World famous prophet and Mayan authority makes his children blow horns today.  Living in the Thiel household must be the most embarrassing places to be in the State of California. 

In our family, we normally have our youngest child blow on some type of trumpet to mark the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets, as well as to blow the trumpet off and on throughout the Holy Day. And although the Bible does not specify where the trumpet blowing should take place (hence I believe it should happen throughout the lands where the faithful live)...
 There are many reports that there are well over 700 different splinter personalty cults of Armstrongism today.  Today (and Saturday) there will be 700 different versions on how to keep this day. A day that is not even required!  Did you know that its a day that is not even "spelled out anywhere in the Bible!"  Its another figment of Herbert Armstrong's imagination:

Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets is the only holy day in the Bible where the purpose of the day is not spelled out anywhere? It's true! Since that is the case, and since Armstrongism teaches that observing the day is mandatory in the New Covenant, it has to create some form of interpretation. But chances are if you ask people what the day means, the majority will say something about end-time prophecy, a great deal will not be able to tell you very much about the day at all, and many will give differing explanations.

There is no orthodoxy in the COGs. There is no systematic theology. No catechism. No creed. No unified authority. There is no single place where doctrine is defined and recorded. Anyone can teach anything they like, in any way they like, about anything they like, so long as they appear to uphold the idea that Feast of Trumpets observance is mandatory.
 Did you ever stop to think that this day really means that Armstrongism celebrates today?  It is celebrating plagues!

The claim is that God made a feast - a festival, a celebration - of the seven trumpets of Revelation. Have you read about the seven trumpets of Revelation lately? They are plagues. Plagues! The seven trumpet plagues and the bowl plagues are not something to be having a festival about! They are dark and terrible times. They are a godless time of suffering, death, and darkness according to Armstrongist interpretation of these things. Of all of the events in our history, why on earth would you feast over that??

I recognize that it's not in anyone's intention to celebrate the plagues themselves. The COG groups understand what they are doing as pointing towards the event of the Second Advent of Christ at the seventh trumpet blast. They focus on the seventh trump. The problem is that if Trumpets points to the trumpets of Revelation, then there is no escape from the implications of the first 6 trumpets.  Just What Do You Mean Feast of Trumpets?


Redfox712 said...

I see the PCG article was written by John Amos and was printed in the September-October 2001 issue of Royal Vision. I wonder if this is the John Amos who died in 1992?

Anonymous said...

God is going to strike you down one day for this kind of filth! I hope it is soon!

Byker Bob said...

Alzheimers: The only effective solution to time spent in Armstrongism!


Black Ops Mikey said...

This ignores the fact that Herbert Armstrong came from the Church of God Seventh Day as described by Robert Coulter in his book, "The Journey: A History of the Church of God (Seventh Day)". The CoG7D doesn't keep the feasts and has good reasons not to.

The Feasts were given to the unconverted Israelites during Old Testament times. They ate, drank and hung out. They followed explicit rules to the letter (in between ignoring them centuries at a time). If it didn't end at the death of Jesus, it certainly ended at the destruction of the Temple.

It's comforting to think that you have all the answers all bundled up in a neat package -- it stimulates dopamine. It is natural to ignore the glaring signs that the whole thing is wrong, from the failed prophecies of the dead false prophet, Herbert Armstrong to the divisions of the Armstrongists acting out the works of the flesh and exhibiting none of the Fruit of the Spirit. Did the First Century Christians go to the Jews to get the Holy Day Calendar? Really? And what do you think would have happened to them if they did?

Moreover, the proof is in the land Sabbaths and they never worked for WCG farmers who either went broke, lost their land or had to borrow because God just never blessed them in the sixth year with double to carry them through. If it doesn't work for the land Sabbaths, then it's not going to work for the Feasts. It was the for the ancient Israelites, not for Christians.

We've prove British Israelism wrong. We've proved the supposed church history wrong. Herbert Armstrong himself had to admit he was wrong about Pentecost -- not that he got it right even after admitting he was wrong (one of the few times he did).

"If you can prove us wrong, we will change."

No, if you can prove what you say is true, we might consider what you say. In the meantime, you've shown us that you have not one shred of integrity and so far, your record of being wrong is very strong. It will carry you through to the finish line of entropy.

They lie to you
and then they take your money.

RSK said...

That's not funny at all, BB.

Byker Bob said...

It may not be funny, RSK, but just imagine the opportunity of having all memory of this horrible crap wiped clean. Who amongst us wouldn't gladly pay for such a service, if there were only some sort of therapy that would accomplish the same thing without the bad effects of the disease?


Ed said...

Ancient civilizations that pre-date ancient Isreal celebrated harvest festivals that where very similar to the feasts of the old testament. Could it be that these feasts are not from God at all but where copied from these ancient cultures?

Assistant Deacon said...

Hey Anon 12:49, according to your belief system's logic, God is going to strike you down one day for reading this kind of filth!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Dave knows how to toot his horn in Wadsworth- just look at all those books and booklets flying off the shelves at the legendary Mail Processing Center...

Truly the fruits of a 21st Century Apostle: "the vast and exhaustive library of literature on the largest biblical website in history".

Sorry, I can't help it. I'm still stuck on that Soul Train theme when I think of Packman's outfit...

And if that didn't get it, it can't be gotten...


EX-PCG said...

These false leaders can blow their trumpet our there a**!

old EXPCG hag said...

So when are an of them going to start working on their "inner man"?...asks Jesus??

Anonymous said...

Filth, 12:49? Why filth would be a conman alternating ten years of his disposable time between plagiarizing heretical doctrines to use in his scam, and ejaculating into his daughter. One would normally expect future punishment for that type of activity, but not for exposing the evils inherent in it, and warning people of possible ruined lives.

~Miguel de la Rodente

Anonymous said...

RSK is right, it's not funny at all.

Anonymous said...

It's not funny, and the 5:04 PM reply serves to both dig himself into a hole while showcasing sleazy deflective sales techniques and offering no real apology.