I reached out to an RCG source to get their take on Dave Pack's latest escapade.
They feel that Dave is doubling down on what he has taught. He has released so much information that even his own members are confused a times. If they are confused then Church of God members who are not part of RCG are doubly confused. It is vital to Dave that COG members understand what he has been preaching. It is important to him that his message be made clear to them so that they can either accept or reject it. If they reject it then they will be held accountable for that mistake by his god.
Dave feels that his message is similar to the "warning Israel" message that Herbert Armstrong proclaimed in the past, but is now to a new audience, "wayward COG members." Dave seems to think this is the "last step" till Christ returns to Wadsworth and confirms everything he has been teaching. COG members know how much Dave has deviated from what Herbert Armstrong taught. It is going to be a monument task for Dave to reconcile all of his previous messages to fit his current "understanding." Every time Dave preaches or writes and article it deviates from last teachings.
One interesting thing was pointed out by the source about Dave and RCG members. Now that Dave has sold his home in a public neighborhood and built himself a new home on the compound, he has further isolated himself from reality. The source questions if Dave was really trying to draw in COG members, but acknowledges that some RCG members may actually believe that is what Dave is attempting to do, but that and they truly do not understand what others outside their group actually think of Dave's message. RCG members have isolated themselves so well that they only listen to what Dave and HQ has to say. The source had this to say about RCG members perception of those outside the group:
"The thought inside is that people are "watching closely" and "really intrigued" because "their splinters aren't doing or producing as much."As has been pointed out here countless times in the past, there is no other Church of God on the entire planet that is as knowledgeable and God driven than the Restored Church of God. No other Church of God has the depth of understanding that Dave and his church has. The Philadelphia Church of God, Living Church of God, United Church of God, COGWA and also Bob Thiel and James Malm are incapable of being used by God to gather the church together before the end times.
While the source did not mention this part; I have a sinking feeling that we will see something horrendous happen with RCG members at some point in the future. Dave is a troubled man that has the potential to be deadly. Those now outside the group are devastated at what they see happening to family members inside. It truly is frightening to see how these everyday church folk, that some of us may know, have let themselves be taken over by Dave's subtle brainwashing.