The most telling comment he makes is that supposedly Dave Pack, in a Bible Study on December 20, 2014 ADMITTED that he lied about three COG minsters that were going to be struck down.
This "prophecy" by Dave Pack was one of the most foolish things that he has done so far. He became the laughing stock of the entire Church of God throughout the world. Not learning his lesson the first year he made the predictions (2013), he claimed it would happen AGAIN the following year (2014) because his timing was off in 2013. When that failed last year he went into hiding humiliated but not humbled.
- After announcing that he knew the 3 men (howling shepherds) in 2013, he now admits he doesn’t. Bible Study Dec 20, 2014
The Atlanta member then says that the ministry in the RCG are blaming the members (no shocker there!) for their confusion over Dave Pack's failed prophecies and outright lies.
- PROPHECY. At the beginning of the 1335 Series, he said he will never give dates. The ones he gave have changed 3 times already. Some people are so confused over the prophecy that they thought not to have the Holy Spirit. Their pastors have in fact insinuated that the lack of understanding is a sign of not being close to Christ, but the truth is, there is simplicity in Christ 2 Cor 11:3 If the prophecy was indeed complex, and God revealed it, it would be getting clearer, not fuzzier. 1 Cor 14:33 The one sure sign of the Haggai prophecy applies to RCG. Ministers leaving/being disfellowshipped, Membership plummeting, Finances drying up, Love growing cold. Hag 2:17
Next we hear that Dave's congregations are shrinking. Just like Armstrongism has always done from the start, when ever things look bad, the church leaders stand up and paint a "rosy" picture. They lied through their teeth then and still do to this day through Dave Pack and his minions.:
Davey has been on a huge spending spree over the last two years. In his vain attempt to duplicate all things Herbert Armstrong, and to cover up his dung heap of failures, he has been building new buildings and landscape his cult compound in Wadsworth, Ohio. No matter how hard he tries, he just CANNOT attain the heights that Armstrong did. Regardless of that though, he still demands members send him all of their money. Yet to come is his mini-me auditorium.
- b. Local Congregation Growth: Holding steady or losing members is not growth.
- c. Overall Church Growth: Gone from right under 3000 to less than half in one year. Listen to an afﬁrmation of the opposite from Bible Study Oct 25, 2014
- d. Mr. Armstrong’s quote about Growth, included in: The RCG: Fruit Found Nowhere Else (An Open Letter to the WCG Splinters) Even with a vertiginous declining membership, rosy pictures of growth are announced. Bible Study Dec 20, 2014
Just like Rod Meredith and Herbert Armstrong, Pack treats his ministers like dirt. Its their fault that Dave's prophecies failed. Its their fault that money is not coming in to support Dave and his Sixteen men. The ministers then turn on the membership treating them far worse that Dave did them. Its an endless circle of damnation.
- c. While obscene sums are spent on unnecessary ventures, Ministers are going off Salaries and the sheep suffer 1Tim 5:18
Having lying ministers in the Restored Church of God is not unique just to them. The entire ministry of the Churches of God has been filled with lying men all calming they ave some deeper insight to God's word than them embers do.
- d. Ministers being scourged, verbally abused, psychologically murdered and blamed for the lack of membership growth in the Church. We have forgotten who grows the Church. 1 Cor 3:7, Acts 2:47
When things do not go right in the Church of God there is one direct reason for this. Its the members fault because they GOSSIP! Been there heard that one before!
- f. Gossip has been expanded on time and time again. Yet we have heard sermons made up of total hearsay. Sabbath Sermon Nov 22, 2014 g. Harsh loveless affection-less rule over the sheep. Anoint Your Eyes - Pg. 169, Is “That Prophet” Alive Today - Bottom of Pg. 125 & 124 - Pg. 96 - Middle of Pg. 84