Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Simple Reminder is In Order



If I Ever Go Off Into Strange or Weird Ideas...


 "I want to make a statement about...me...now, if I became deceived, I will never tell you what I'm going to tell you now...I am telling you  if I go off into strange ideas,  misconduct, rebellion, you name it, don't follow me. I want to tell you that now, because if I start doing that I'm gonna try to get you to follow me! I'm gonna come to you and tell you it doesn't apply, it doesn't mean me, no, no, no, no, no, no, it's OK to follow me because ABCD and XY and Z. Do you understand what I'm saying? Listen to me now, when I tell you don't follow me if I go off into weird ideas, or if I get off into other things that are total absolutely unscriptural conduct,because if I do I'm gonna paint it with a different face and try to get you to follow me. Do you understand what I'm saying brethren? Please remember that, because I promise you that if I become deceived, I'll forget it, and I'll want you to forget it...And  I hope you'll remember it well enough to quote it right back to me...But I'll tell you what, I'm not going anywhere."
David C Pack
December 12, 1998

3 comments:

Byker Bob said...

One of the concepts GTA used to harp on in the late '60s was that avoidable damage often occurs to people who don't have the common sense to know when to leave. He was dramatizing the frog syndrome, and it was an earlier version of what Dave Pack stated in this 1998 quote. GTA also used to state that the only way he was going to leave "God's Church" was feet up (dead).

Obviously, we see that these dramatic statements are generally subject to future modification. Pack would be livid if his members threw this quotation in his face.

BB

Anonymous said...

DP's statement avoids the elephant in the room... that Armstrongism itself is inseparable from strange or weird ideas. If you could believe HWA, it's not that much more of a stretch to believe DP. What's most strange, though, is trying to pretend that one follows from the other.

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