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.
Then there's the Philadelphia Church of God splinter personalty cult and it's take on who's horn you shouldThe 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.
THESE DATES ARE OFFICIAL AND CONFIRMED.
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: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).
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: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).
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.
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: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)...
Did you ever stop to think that this day really means that Armstrongism celebrates today? It is celebrating plagues!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.
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?