Sunday, February 22, 2015

Unemployed Church of God Chief Pharisee Continues To Beg For Money After Publishing His First Book

Armstrongism has always had a great record of attracting professional moochers to the organization.  Almost always these were men who felt their calling was higher than anyone else and therefore could not work at jobs the riff-raff worked at.  Heaven forbid if they had to work an eight hour day!  That would cut into their time in interpreting the Bible according to THEIR wishes.

One of the latest professional moochers is James Malm and his Shining Light "ministry" where he spends countless hours every day reinterpreting the books of the bible according to HIS desires.  That understanding is wrapped up in all the legalistic baloney that has made the Church of God famous, though he takes it further to the extreme than most.

Being the Church Pharisee of the Church of God is hard work, so hard that he cannot hold down a real job and instep has to depend upon gullible sheeple to pay for his version of "truth."

Now that he has published his first book, which of course is a MUST READ, he now looks to write more books in order to keep his ego pummeled up.  Of course in order to do that he needs YOUR money.  So send it to him and not to Passover Pack!

2015 in Prophecy A World in Crisis is about today’s unfolding events as they converge towards the great tribulation and the coming of our LORD!

2   I am beginning a book on Passover.  This book will cover the Passover in depth. I hope [no promises] to have this published in about two or three weeks; just in time for Passover.  After that I am planning comprehensive books on the Biblical Sabbath, Holy Days, Appointed Times  and Festivals; to be followed by the Gospels, Beatitudes and the Epistles.

3  I am very much in need of your prayers and your financial support.  


Anonymous said...

Love that "in depth" stuff cranked out in a few weeks. The booklet educated member and ministry marches on ever lower...

Byker Bob said...

Best way that I can imagine to make a false ministry go away would be to ignore it, and to definitely not support it (split infinitive intentional for sake of emphasis).

And, as a final word, in the immortal words of the Silhouettes, "Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip, Bim mim mim mim mim mim, get a job!"


Anonymous said...

"2015 in Prophecy A World in Crisis is about today’s unfolding events as they converge towards the great tribulation and the coming of our LORD!"

I don't even know how these guys can keep saying this stuff with a straight face. Last year it was 2014 in Prophecy A World in Crisis, the year before that it was 2013 in Prophecy A World in Crisis, and on and on.

If you live on a planet where you're not the apex predator, guess what, it's a world in crisis. If you are the apex predator and meteor strikes, or a huge volcano explodes filling the atmosphere with hydrogen sulfide, then guess what, it's a world in crisis.

All of the "world-ruling empires" that the ACOGs have always talked about, when these "conquerors" came through, guess what, world in crisis. And when they collapsed, guess what, world in crisis.

When has the world ever not been in crisis? And when has SuperJesus EVER come and saved the day? Never. Instead, life keeps evolving, old crises are forgotten, new crises keep coming, and always, no Jesus. That's the way it has always been, and that's the way it will always be, until our planet is either rendered inhospitable to life or is gobbled up by the dying sun.

Lake of Fire Church of God said...

Don't be so negative on professional moochers in Armstrongism. After all, while Herbert himself was down and out, he spent 6 months in the Eugene, Oregon library piecing together his new brand of fear religion when he should have been working taking care of his family.

Somebody paid the bills while Herbert was doing his intense study. Look where mooching got Herbert Armstrong. Soon he was mooching off tens of thousands of people and his mooching went worldwide. The rest is history.


Connie Schmidt said...


Shark Tank, at ABC Studios. Five Sharks await the first pitch. From left to right, are MARK CUBAN, DAYMOND JOHN, KEVIN O’LEARY, LORI GREINER, and ROBERT HERJAVEC

NARRATOR-First into the tank is James Malm, From Canada.

He is pitching funding for his blog, and a new book on the Passover, and his just released book "2015 In Prophecy"

Theme music plays in the background as Malm enters the studio, and stands before the Sharks.

JAMES MALM-Hi Sharks! My name is James Malm. I am an unemployed, self appointed, Church of God leader, and webmaster for my internet blog “The Shining Light”. I am seeking a million dollars for a “tithe” , that is a 10% equity stake in my two new books.

The Sharks busily write down the offer on note pads. Mark Cuban shakes his head derisively.

JAMES MALM-These books will change humanity, the Church of God, and potentially provide me with an income so I can retire and live the good life.

MARK CUBAN -Don’t you preach that women have to wear head coverings and that only you have the keys to some kind of Calendar Theory?? ...

JAMES MALM-With all due respect, Mr. Cuban, my Godly calendar is not a theory.


JAMES MALM- Excuse me?

MARK CUBAN- IM OUT!!! (shaking his head, with contempt)

The Sharks giggle in amusement as Malm interrupts Cuban again...

MARK CUBAN-Rule number one in the Shark Tank is that you don’t interrupt a Shark who is trying to educate you. You come in here ...

JAMES MALM-Look, my calendar is not a theory. It is real. I did research on it for 5 days in my back bedroom!

MARK CUBAN-Do you have a learning disability? You just interrupted me again!

LORI GREINER-James, can you explain what your calendar is to the rest of us?

JAMES MALM-Gladly! My calendar is the future of the Church and all of humanity!

LORI GREINER-Excuse me, did you earlier say that you are just a solo blogger?

JAMES MALM-Yes, Im a blogger. But I can be so much more. With an investment from the Sharks, I can become a world renowned author and book writer!

KEVIN O’LEARY- Look, I don’t care about any of this nonsense. See, ...

JAMES MALM...This isn’t nonsense.

MARK CUBAN That’s four interruptions.

KEVIN O’LEARY-I don’t care about interruptions. I care about money. I care about how I’m going to get my money back. You sound and look like a KOOK AND A LOON. IM OUT!

ROBERT HERJAVEC-Describe the book, because I’m just not following your logic.

JAMES MALM-Of course. I offer a seamless, direct to Church of God , customer experience, by buying my book! I have a CALLING FROM GOD!

ROBERT HERJAVEC -Do you have any proof to offer us?

JAMES MALM - I had over 396 hits last month to my blog.

ROBERT HERJAVEC - Look James, I hate to shoot you down, but your ideas are a little "out there". For that reason IM OUT.

LORI GREINER- I have helped a lot of companies get on QVC and market their products. But I don’t think that either Jews or Christians, or even those COG people want another book or calendar, or want their women running around in burkhas. IM OUT!

DAYMOND JOHN- I have made BILLIONS in the fashion industry, but advocating women to have to cover their heads in scarves would wreck my reputation, So IM OUT!

Rejected and retreating back through the double doors to the Backstage, Malm pauses to chat with the camera operator.

JAMES MALM- Like so many people, the Sharks didn’t understand my miraculous God inspired strategies and reap the rewards of a spiritual partnership, with me at the center of the universe. I was told the Sharks were supposed to give me money. I guess I better reapply for the job down at Walmart.

NARRATOR- Next into the Shark Tank is Dave Pack, who will destroy the Sharks by Fire if they do not give him all the money they own... END OF SCENE

Anonymous said...

"I am very much in need of your prayers and your financial support."

Because your prayers don't do diddly-squat, but I sound like less of a douche asking you to send me money if I start out by asking for your prayers.

What would happen if everyone said:
Prayers? Sure. Nonstop. Day and night.
Cash? No.

Anonymous said...

"He who WILL not work should not eat" Apostle Paul

Anonymous said...

James Malm wrote: "I am very much in need of your prayers and your financial support."

Why is James begging for mammon? Isn't it God or mammon?

Mt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Lu 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

If James were "of God," wouldn't God be providing for all of James' needs? Or, is it that James, like other xcog leaders, just wanting more mammon? Why the begging for mammon?

Ancient King David said this:

"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."

James Malm likes to compare himself with others and show how different he is from others, but they too beg for money. So how different is James from others? Is it possible that James is "cut from the same" cloth as a Dave Pack...leaders of any of the xcogs?

James does not know how God is going to fulfll the following words of the Apostle Paul:

"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them..." 2 Corinthians 5:19

God is NOT going to impute trespasses unto them of the world!

But go to James Malm's website and see his view of those who don't have a zeal for the law as much as he has. In James Malm's view of God's plan salvation there are going to be lots of losers.

Also, why order a book? When one goes to his website and reads about his flawed thinking, guess what is going to be in his book, which will cost some mammon?

Same thing....and at no cost.

James has a similar SELF-righteous attitude, especially regarding a zeal for God's LAW, as the apostle Paul had early in his conversion. Let Paul tell us himself:

"And be found in him, not having MINE own righteousness, which is of the law..." Phil 3:9

Mine own righteousness are words for "My SELF-righteousness!" And it is of the law. I still believe that James Malm has yet to observe one Sabbath day, all 24 hours, without sinning one time. He cannot make that choice and make it stick for 24 hours! I haven't either...such is real life! Every time he points his finger at us, at least 3 fingers are pointing back at himSELF, but he does not see himSELF as he sees us.

But Paul did not remain stuck, stagnant, in his SELF-righteous state, and continue to "beat and berate" (and in some cases: murder some of God's Church) others.

What did Paul do? His SELF-righteousness was replaced with a better righteousness, that was NOT of SELF. He said so himself:

"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:" Phil 3:9

I look forward to the day that James demonstrates that righteousness of God...and not SELF!

So long as James has that SELF-righteousness, Pharisee-style, especially when he compared himself with others, he will have to continue on begging for mammon.


Anonymous said...

Take a look some time at the women pictured on Gerald Flurry and David Pack's web sites. Almost all of them are in ankle length dresses and badly in need of some make-up. The tired worn out look from the 1930-50's is still the style in these cults. Armstrongism has helped preserve the prairie style dress.