Earlier today Gavin Rumney made an announcement that he was discontinuing the Ambassador Watch blog, that he has faithfully run for many years documenting the dissolution of the Church of God into hundreds and hundreds of irrelevant little splinter personality groups.
It did not take long before Almost Arrested Doubly Cursed Elisha Elijah Joshua Amos Bob Thiel of the improperly named "continuing" Church of God, had to start running off at the mouth. Almost Arrested Thiel is not happy that Gavin is leaving his blog up for archival purposes. Ambassador Watch documented the rapid decline of the Worldwide Church of God into hundreds and hundreds of irrelevant and meaningless little personality cults.
This is likely, highly likely, to be the final Ambassador Watch or Otagosh posting. Those who know me as more than a cantankerous blogger also know that I've been fighting, without great success, a serious health situation. In the time I have left there are clearly other priorities, and I commend Gary's blog as a great place to keep "in the loop".I guess I want to say that there's very little I regret. If I've horribly offended anyone unjustly, I apologize. There are a lot of good people in the COGs, battling on, as we all do, according to our best insights. The blogs will stay up, for what they're worth, even if only curiosity value.Special thanks to everyone who has engaged in creative conversation here.Gavin.
Gavin was particularly disturbed by the outright lies and deception of Bob Thiel and his self justification of his self appointment to be a splinter cult leader, with fake diploma mill Phd's and all. If Thiel had been forthright and honest about what his degrees are in, the name of the granting "university" and his theological education, then maybe Gavin and the rest of us would have cut him some slack. Thiel however does not care. It is easier to deceive 1,997 Africans than it is to be honest, forthright and accountable.
The self-appointed false minister Thiel writes:
Gavin Rumney, the webmaster at the Ambassador Watch site (an anti-Church of God website), has once again decided to quit his site:
It is too bad that his blog will stay up. As far as Gary’s blog, that is a reference to the anti-COG site Banned by HWA.
Anyway, Gavin, in my view, had a lot more integrity years ago. But after he broke a promise he had made to me, and I called him out on it, he turned more towards hate. His promotion of the Banned by HWAsite is a further example of that.
Anyway, Gavin Rumney has posted enough untrue comments/innuendoes about me and various others that he should pull down what he has.Thiel is a liar. Gavin has posted nothing untrue about the self-appointed false prophet. That is a bitter pill for the apostate liar to handle.
Bitter Bob then slings this zinger:
I can state as 100% fact that Bob Thiel is NOT a "true" Christian. He is NOT ordained by God, was never set apart by God to start a church, did not receive visions of God in a dream and is a professional Judizer, just like James Malm.Gavin Rumney as well as others running anti-COG sites have hated true Christians without cause.
True Christians in any church are never bothered by accusations or questions about their beliefs or faith. Only self appointed little men who set themselves up as grandiose men of authority or as dictators of their little groups get perturbed and angry when others question their motives and teachings.
Bob Thiel rejects everything about what Jesus did and accomplished. He would rather bastardize and worship the law more than follow Jesus. Regardless of how much Thiel may write or say the name Jesus or Christ, the man does not know him at all! That is a FACT!
Thiel continues with this broad lying accusation:
I wish those who support the anti-COG websites would realize that those truly in the Church of God are not treating them improperly. Yet, they hate us.NO ONE on ANY of the anti-COG sites hates the members in the various groups. What we do HATE are the lairs and graceless pissants that make the lives of their members a living hell. These men, like YOU Bob Thiel, preach hearsay, promote false doctrines, and have self appointed themselves are church "leaders." No matter now much you wave your thick Bible in front of your crooked bookcases or flowery curtains, it does not make you a man of God. Your message is one of enslavement and not of grace. Any message without Jesus is worthless and thusly your message is worthless and dangerous to honest seekers.
Almost Arrested Elijah Thiel then writes:
The Bible warns against being an accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10), and bearers of false witness (Exodus 20:16).
You are NOT "brethren" to any that are followers of Jesus. You are exactly what Jesus warned his followers about:
“Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook. These diseased trees with their bad apples are going to be chopped down and burned.Even more damning are these words of Jesus:
Jesus said, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities, claiming, ‘I am Christ, the Messiah.’ They will deceive a lot of people. When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history; this is no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places. This is nothing compared to what is coming.
Preaching endless drivel about end time prophecy, Petra , Mayans, Catholic myths and other outright lies makes you one of the "doomsday deceivers."
Sadly, because many involved with the anti-COG websites do not have a real love of the truth, they do not seem to care about their false assertions and conclusions.Actually we do have a love for the truth, but NOT for the lies of Armstrongism and its many different bastardizations. Truth cannot be found in the improperly named "continuing" Church of God.
Elisha Elijah Thiel ends with this:
The anti-COG websites often cause offense to ones getting interested in the truth. Jesus said:
6 Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! (Matthew 18:6-7)
Gavin Rumney and several others at the anti-COG websites remain in my prayers.Hallelujah that those that might be interested in a COG splinter cult might actually be turned away by our blogs and web sites! If so, then we have actually served a purpose! One life saved is one less life immersed in the quagmire of pharisaical legalistic bullshit that make up the current harlots daughters of the mother church.
Please see the following sites that expose the lies of Bob Thiel and the other false ministers of the Church of God:
As Bereans Did
The Painful Truth
Exit and Support
False Prophet Ron Weinland
The Plain Truth About Malachi's Message and That Prophet
Roderick C Meredith Crimes
Washed in Grace