I asked the person who sent me the document to define the "common" comment on the pdf. I had a feeling I knew what he meant but wanted to make sure. Dave Pack has always considered EVERYTHING that the members owned, held in retirement accounts, checking accounts, savings accounts and property investments to be HIS or whatever he is currently envisioning himself as god to be.
The problem with Davey and crew is that this money is NOT held in common and is NOT used to help the widows, poor, hungry and homeless in the church. It is used ONLY to fund Davey's pet projects at his cult compound and to fund the salaries of his yes men. The widows, orphans and poor in the church continue to suffer will Davey lives in his gated oasis of luxury."Common" is now used to got as much money as possible under the umbrella that if you have any extra money, houses, ira´s, any other money. This is from where the disciples held everything in common with each other, they sold their houses, they sold their property, lands, and held everything together in common help those in need assist the poor and needy. Now it's used to get as much money to build the headquarters building and pay the staff there.
It is not uncommon for people even at headquarters once they leave and come into the field to articulate how its a North Korea type attitude with blinders on everyone singing and stating the same message.
Davey has always bragged on how he has the most superfantabulous Church of God to exist in human history. It is the largest, doing the biggest work, has the worlds most incredible web site and the most fabulous landscaped grounds to ever exist in Ohio. Davey's world is crashing down around him with the rapid decline in membership and money.
RCG, at its highest about 2 years ago to 3000 members currently has less than 1500 members. this information was ascertained buy a minister who was also just disfellowshiped and marked and a church member who was at headquarters who left to live in the field because of the stresses of being at headquarters.
Members who are in the field are not given that information, in fact there is a constant drumbeat of North Korea attitude. The joke is how are you doing today everyone is expected to say "I'm fine thank you" if any other answer is giving you are [reprimanded] because we are told quote "everyone has issues we don't need to tell anyone our personal issues except the minister." In fact about a year ago Mr Pack gave a sermon that explains why we are to give that response and he gloated about how he was raised with proper etiquette and how church members need to follow in his steps. But if you happen to tell your minister you are then reprimanded and are questioned if you are paying your tithes and or do you have any other sins that need to be taken care of.
Davey certainly is creating a Korean gulag or his version of Stepford. Happy faces are perpetually painted on and no one has problems that one discusses with others for mutual support. That is VERBOTEN!