Almost Arrested Doubly Blessed Elisha Elijah Joshua Amos, Mayan Authority and Chief Overseer Bob Thiel is gloating about his count for numbers attending his falsely named Feast of Tabernacles. The falsely named Continuing Church of God claims that it had 1,900 members attending this year. Keep in mind that 1,897 of these attendees were in Africa. He also claims he has 2,200 members in total.
The Doubly Blessed COG leader is the only splinter group leader who was never ordained as a pastor. It should be obvious to everyone now as to why Meredith and others refused to ordain him a pastor.
Elijah Thiel seems to feel that since he was not ordained a pastor, and now has 1,897 followers in Africa, that he is now a major player in the in the continuing Church of God soap opera. The false prophet wants everyone to know that all of the COG leaders in the larger COG's are false prophets and false leaders. Only Amos Thiel is the true prophet and standard bearer of truth in this convoluted end times mess that the COG is in. These other false teachers (Meredith, Flurry, Pack, Kubik, Pack) have been incapable of bearing fruit through their churches. Only the self-appointed false prophet is capable of bearing fruit, all thanks to his double blessing.
Peter Cross' observation about the high festival attendance is correct. The other 4-5 COG groups whose leaders were once part of the old Worldwide Church of God (WCG), that are larger than the Continuing Church of God, were all started by men who were ministers in WCG.Continuing Church of God ... 1900 people ...This is the highest festival attendance of any church group not started by former ministers of the Worldwide Church of God.
Of course, size, of itself, is not what is important. Love, faithfulness, and truth are.
Yet, consider that Jesus taught:
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)Fruits are the way to tell true from false prophets. Thus, having the fruits of such growth in less than four years does help demonstrate that the Continuing Church of God does have the type of fruits Jesus was referring to.
Supposedly there are over 300 groups whose leaders were once part of the old WCG. Considering the rapid growth in the Continuing Church of God, our number of baptisms, and our overall size, there has truly been a difference in the amount of fruits God has allowed the Continuing Church of God help produce (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:6).