For several years now this web site and others have mocked and ridiculed the self-appointed prophet Bob Thiel. Even Rod Meredith and the Living Church of God have taken called him out on his silliness. In spite of this Theil still incessantly struggles on to try and impress people about his prophethood status. Thiel's huge issues is than 99.999999999999999% of the Caucasian race ignores his drivel. The only people that are halfway interested in him are some minuscule groups in Africa. Even many of those are groups of people looking for American churches for an easy handout.
Stinging for constantly being ignored when his message is supposed to be so vitally important in this end times Thiel is having to "prove" once again why he is a true prophet of his god. In order to do this he has so denounce many other people claiming to be prophets. Thiel also seems to be believe that he is the only one in the COG who is able to discern who is a prophet and who is not. Three guess as to who is....
In Thiel's latest blog post where he seeks to legitimize himself, he quotes from Herbert Armstrong and Leroy Neff as reliable sources in discerning prophets. Leroy Neff??????? HWA?????? Neither of these men had any qualifications to do such a thing, but then Theil is also incapable of discernment.For quite a few years, I have denounced a variety of false and self-appointed prophets at the www.cogwriter.com website and have long had an article titled Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? From time to time, I also get emails from people who believe that they are some type of prophet or one of the two witnesses or have some special prophetic message. Sadly, because of many false self-appointed prophets, many in the Church of God have dismissed that God actually could have someone in the office of prophet at this time.
Thiel writes trying to prove since he is a little insignificant man who has no theological training, is NOT a great speaker and does not have a large church that these are signs he is one. God chose him.
Then to give himself an easy out, he compares himself to Paul who had failed then prophecies:A true prophet would not need to be from a major theological institution, have the most magnanimous personality, be a great speaker, or have a large or impressive Church, but would be the type willing to meet in members’ homes. He also does not have to have had a ministerial background. God chooses who His prophets are. Notice something from the Old Testament:
14 Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah: “I was no prophet, Nor was I a son of a prophet, But I was a sheepbreeder And a tender of sycamore fruit. 15 Then the Lord took me as I followed the flock, And the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’ (Amos 7:14-15)
It also should be noted that while the Apostle Paul considered himself to be a prophet, not all of his speculative predictions were accurate. He once claimed:
10 I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives (Acts 27:10).
The only problem in quoting this is that Paul was just making a comment, as anyone else does when face with a large issues ahead. A prophecy by definition involves direct revelation from a "divine" source."
Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come (cf. divine knowledge).
Causal off-the-cuff comments are not prophecy. Can Thiel truly be this naive? Oh wait, he has no theological education, what more should I have expected?
Then taking the wounded martyr status he admits no one listens to him or ever will.
Truly, most people will not listen to a true prophet of God in this age. And, even when God grants power to His two witnesses, most in the world will not only not listen to them, they will be deceived enough to support an army that will fight against the returning Jesus Christ (Revelation 16:13-14; 19:11-19)!
Then to further legitimate himself, Thiel trots out Gaylyn Bonjour once again.
Then Thiel makes another mind numbing silly comment. According to Thiel his receiving of the status of prophet was so unique that it probably had not occurred for precious mutiple centuries!A true prophet is under God’s authority. A true New Testament prophet has had hands laid upon him/her and/or received special anointing. You can not anoint yourself or come up with doctrine that contradicts the Bible (cf. Revelation 22:18-19) like at least three self-declared supposed COG “prophets” (Gerald Flurry, William Dankenbring, and Ronald Weinland) and false predictors (like Harold Camping and David Pack) have falsely done)–”Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35).
Thus far, none who have ever contacted me and claimed to have been a prophet of some type have had hands laid upon them to give them the type of anointing that a true prophet of God would likely have had in this church age if God was selecting them. Hence, if the anointing from a true minister has not happened to you, understand that I do not now accept that you are a prophet or one of the two witnesses. Laying hands upon yourself is not enough.
For centuries no prophet has emerged like Bob Thiel. He's one of a kind! He is so incredibly special that the the angels in heaven rejoiced at his raising up as prophet! Even God and
In my case, in November/December 2011, I prayed that if I truly had a prophetic role from God that He would have something happen during a planned mid-December 2011 trip to Charlotte, North Carolina to confirm it or deny it if that were His will. As it turned out, on 12/15/2011 hands were laid upon me in Charlotte by ordained minister Gaylyn Bonjour. He prayed that I would be granted a “double-portion” of God’s Holy Spirit. He told me that he had not ever done this before but he felt that it was reminiscent of the time that the prophetic and ecclesiastical leadership mantle passed from the Prophet Elijah to Elisha (2 Kings 2:9-13). This minister had been unaware that I had prayed that God would have me anointed or somehow identified for a prophetic role on that mid-December 2011 trip if that were His plan for me and I had never discussed my possible prophetic role with him prior to this anointing. This 12/15/11 anointing appears to be the first biblically-appropriate prophetic anointing in the Church of God in many decades, if not many multiple centuries. And the legitimacy of this anointing has been proven by subsequent events–though many do not seem to understand how God works at times. And yes, I will add that I believe that I do have the appropriate prophetic fruits that Jesus discussed (Matthew 7:15-20) and that those truly interested in the truth can see this if they truly wish to prayfully look into this.