It has been bad day in Arroyo Grande for Almost-arrested, Elisha, Elijah, Amos, Joshua, Peter- Paul and Mary, Habakkuk, doubly blessed, African prophet, second witless witness and disappointing "son" of Rod Meredith who went into meltdown mode over a posting here that called out his absurd command for women to wear scarves on their heads when praying. I opened my computer up before church today and the screen was all wet from his spittle flying. Take a valium Dude! You take yourself too seriously! Seriously!
The false prophet posted:
While I do not intend to respond to most of the falsehoods and accusations he continues to post about me, I thought it could be helpful to some for me to show what he falsely asserted about me today, to help demonstrate that he and others like him need to repent and should not be trusted until they do so.He then proceeds to write a huge screed trying to make himself out as a martyr for the "truth" he claims is revealed to him. After publishing a list of 28 points for prayer that included head coverings for women, he melts down that he was mocked for publishing such a useless list. Why is it that ever y wannabe COG leader feels they need to have countless "points" in order to preach or write about something? There is already a simple formula set forth in the Bible, that most all COG leaders love to ignore as they pick and choose what THEY think is right for their LITTLE flocks, which can be found in Matthew 6:9-13. I just happened to look at The Message version which accurately describes what Elisha Thiel did when he published his absurd list:
That is exactly right! Bob Thiel's 28 points is NONSENSE! He is a peddler of scripture perversion inserting his own warped beliefs as standards for others to follow. There is only this example that Christians need to consider, not the endless lists of COG ministers:
Habakkuk Thiel then continues with this:
People like Gary Leonard say all kinds of evil against me falsely–this is one way they persecute.
How can I persecute a man who has NEVER been set apart by God to lead an end time Church of God? God had nothing to do with a double blessing. God never appeared in any dreams to Amos Thiel. No matter how much he wants to "prove" himself to be right, God had NOTHING to do with the false African prophet's apostasy from the Living Church of God. His own narcissism and vanity caused him to stab Rod Meredith in the back and set himself up as some specially appointed new end time witnesses. If anyone in the COG preached 'the doctrine of demon's" it is Mayan authority Bob Thiel! He is a prime example of what lying deceivers do to gullible people who truly are trying to follow God. What he is doing is weighing each and everyone of the African members down with mill stones due to his legalistic bullshit. Yes, Bob, you preach BULLSHIT!Sadly, Gary Leonard and many other opponents do not care about the truth and think that they are getting away with their lies and falsehoods.
After whining and grumbling he adds this, to justify his all too funny meltdowns:
This is what Proverbs 26:5 says:Because of Proverbs 26:4, I do not respond to most of the lies and false accusations at the Banned By HWA site, but because of Proverbs 26:5, I sometimes will.
Amos Thiel should have thought that verse through before he posted it! Joshua Thiel has been working over time to put himself in the spotlight. Endless posts about double blessings, multiple dreams by himself and others, whining how Rod Meredith humiliated him, grumbling how Rod Meredith and the Living Church of God IGNORED his wise words and that he is a prophet, that he is an apostle, etc., etc., etc. The self-appointed false prophet has continually sought to place himself in a place of prominence in the church as the ONLY work that is growing at 30%...which it is not. Elijah Thiel has the incessant need to be placed in a place of honor. Just look at the endless number to titles he has given himself. His fake "university degrees" His non existent degree from Fuller Seminary. His appearances on radio prophecy programs, his books and articles he writes and much much more. Being seen as important is a big deal to the hundreds of lying false prophets of Armstrongism and Thiel is no exception. Then to top it all off with the ultimate humiliation, Elisha Thiel was DEMOTED by Rod Meredith. He was publicly rebuked by Rod Meredith. Meredith rejected him as a prophet. He was cast aside. He is regularly mocked by various ministers of the Living Church of God. That has to be a bitter pill to swallow.
The false prophet then writes:
As regular readers at the COGwriter.com website are aware, I provide scriptures and many facts and reasons to back up my writings. Gary Leonard and others should ask themselves if they can accept the truth or if they prefer dismissive conceit.As regular readers from all the Churches of God know, the ministry has a horrible track record of throwing out scriptures and twisting them to fit their own perverse beliefs. When men lie like Thiel about God doubly blessing himself and by self-appointing himself as a church leader, no matter how many scriptures he quotes he has no credibility.
Gary Leonard is an accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10), and often a bearer of false witness (Exodus 20:16).You Amos Thiel are NOT brethren! You are the one that is hurting the brethren by your lies and false teachings. The worst part in all of this is seeing sincere people in Africa duped by your lies. You bear false witness to the everything that Jesus did and accomplished just so you can weigh their lives down with your bastardized version of the law.
Even those of your former fellowship, the Living Church of God, understand you to be an "accuser of the brethren."
You ignorant little man. No where have I said I "hate" COG members, nor has anyone else here ever said that. What we do hate is liars who self appoint themselves like you did, like Dave Pack, Gerald Flurry, Ron Wienland, and many other deceivers of the brethren have done. You are the ones that hate the brethren. You lie and promote lies in order to keep people away from the very person they claim to follow. Jesus is unknown to you.Although he tries to disguise it, much of his hate is without cause. Gary Leonard hates those who pretend to be in the COG as well as those that truly are in the Church of God. Jesus taught:
I want people to be free to follow Jesus into the unknown and revel in grace knowing that they NEVER have to follow another idiotic Church of God minister again in their lives. Those here that follow Jesus, those that are agnostics and atheists, actually want what is best for COG members and that is to be free.
While we might have different ideas on how that might be accomplished we are united in getting people freed from the cesspool you and others have created. There will be others after me, Dennis, James, Bob, Allen, etc. We will never be stopped until the the last personality cult bites the dust. That you can be assured off! And, you and your impotent man-made god can never stop that.