It has always fascinated me as to how COG leaders can take everything that happens in the world and twist it into something completely out of context and then use it as a weapon to smear other COG members and Christians in general. 99% of the time these theological buffoons have self-appointed themselves to their positions.
Our favorite deluded false prophet and godless wonder-kid has posted about World Refugee day that draws attention to the millions of people currently refugees from their own countries and home because of war, famines, and despotic leaders.
In marking World Refugee Day Saturday (2015), the United Nations refugee agency [UNHCR] said a record number of people, 59.5 million people compared to the 51.2 million from the previous year, have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
“We are witnessing a paradigm change, an unchecked slide into an era in which the scale of global forced displacement as well as the response required in now clearly dwarfing anything seen before,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said of the new report.
So how can this be twisted into something used as a weapon to smear other COG members and Christians?The U.N. said one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.
This is how Almost-arrested Elisha, Elijah, Amos, Habakkuk, Bob Thiel does it:
However, before then, there will come another time when all real Christians will be subject to intense persecution.
But this will come in stages. First, mainly the faithful Philadelphia Christians will be affected:Of course, the only "real" Christians out there are those poor deluded fools in his personality cult.
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. (Daniel 7:25a)
33 And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. 34 Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. 35 And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time. (Dan 11:33-35)
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. (Rev 12:13)
The Philadelphia Christians who survive will then be protected:
The Philadelphia Christians flee to become refugees in a place in the wilderness:
Some believe that this place in the wilderness will be in or near Petra in Jordan
Prophecy scholars tend to recognize that the expression “time and times and half a time” equates to 3 1/2 years. The fleeing to the wilderness happens just after the Philadelphians have successfully preached the Gospel of the Kingdom to the world as a witness (Matthew 24:14) and just prior to the start of the Great Tribulation(Matthew 24:15-21).For some reason, apostate Thiel thinks he is doing a "work" that is preaching the gospel to the world. NO witness is being done in the United States. World leaders know nothing about the self-appointed buffoon. No global reaching work in happening. Nada...just crooked bookcases, 1980's curtains, thumping bibles, nonsensical sermons on scores of subjects that never discuss Jesus, grace, justification, or mercy.
He next writes this:
Jesus said to watch and pray to be accounted worthy to escape, indicating that not all Christians would be accounted worthy:One guess as to who the worthy Philadelphia Christians are. It is not anyone in Living Church of God or Restored Church of God or Philadelphia Church of God and most certainly would not be anyone in Grace Communion International! Only those in the improperly named "continuing" Church of God are true Philadelphians.
As if any of his followers in Africa care about this church era malarkey.
According to the lying fool, no one in the other COG's has any chance because none of them are Philadelphians.
So, what about the rest of the Christians in those days?
The Bible shows that they will be subject to death and persecution:
17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:17)
25…Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25b)While he and the rest of his little flock are in Petra, the rest of the COG's will be suffering intense persecution because they refused to "gather together" with apostate Bob and crew.
So, this second period of persecution for those who do not flee to the wilderness lasts 3 1/2 years as well. Those subject to the persecution from the Beast power are mainly Laodicean, Sardisian, and Thyatiran Christians (though some of the Thyatiran remnant may be protected per Revelation 2:22-24). Those Christians would be those that failed to heed various parts of the Bible as they should and will ignore the warnings in Zephaniah 2:1-3 to gather together prior to the time to flee.The apostate one has said over and other that those in the other COG's have the wrong view on prophecy and understanding. Therefore they will not know when the time to flee happens. Only apostate Bob knows this. All of the other COG's will not be ready and will certainly have not joined forces with Bob. This has been a bitter pill for Thiel to swallow, just as it has been for Dave Pack. Everyone in the other COG's know these men to be false prophets and liars.
Apostate Bob is suffering intense persecution now, or so he claims, and it is only going to get worse.While we Christians go through our day to day lives, the Bible is clear that those who live long enough are going to be subject to intense persecution and becoming refugees.
So if you do consider the plight of the millions of refugees on the Earth, you may also consider that if you are truly a Christian, that you will be subject to intense persecution and even being a refugee yourself.Won't you join apostates Thiel as a refugee in Petra? Doesn't that sound fun? Just imagine 3 1/3 years listening to him pontificate as his whiny voice wafts around the valley sides. That would be the ultimate persecution!