Friday, June 16, 2017

Living Church of God Camp For Pre-teens: Loving Moses More Than Jesus



From a reader:

LCG last week held a summer camp for pre-teens who have parents in the cult. What would you guess the children learned about? Jesus and His love for little children? Jesus' great mercy toward repentant sinners? The glorious World Tomorrow in which there will be peace and love and prosperity for all?

Of course not.

The camp theme was the Book of Exodus. Suffer like the Egyptians unless you obey Biblegod. Accept the heavy burden of Old Testament law-keeping, not the light burden of Jesus' yoke. Don't sin like you constantly see your parents and ministers sinning (remember, youngsters are EXCELLENT hypocrisy detectors), or else you will go into the Tribulation or the Lake of Fire. What a dreary camp that must have been.

20 comments:

Hoss said...

Hopefully it will lead to John 5:46-47... but not likely...

Byker Bob said...

Preteens who have parents that are cult zombies in the ACOGs do not have functional parents who work to meet their emotional needs in the first place.

Several years ago, an article was cited right here at Banned about narcissistic parents who are too busy pursuing their own "thing" to provide the level of support required by children. Cited were a wide variety of life long psychological symptoms that were directly caused by the particular brand of narcissism practiced by parents who are tied up in "save yous ass" religious cults.

Summer camp is generally thought of as a pleasant interlude providing good clean fun and broadening kids' horizons. The ACOG camps generally buttress the dysfunctional parenting skills taught by these cults. Unfortunately, the kids get their life-long concept of a relationship with God from the ways in which Mom and Dad act as parents.

BB

DennisCDiehl said...

"Don't give me none of your LYP!" would be a better way to go for those kids.

Anonymous said...

The religious version of the Hitler youth camps."you vill obey or else the lake of fire".

Anonymous said...

A Clear Case Of Child Endangerment!

Agnostic said...

When I was a kid growing up in the church, I had to be in YES & later YOU, I used to witness kids getting an "ass chewing" by ministers and their bitch wives for some of the most trivial bull shit. I feel so sad for children whose parents are to stupid to let those cults "teach" their kids. It's truly brainwashing on a massive scale.

Anonymous said...

The sinners on here are not even close to repentant. They celebrate their defiance. So, I want a Jesus that makes these scum burn, not one that forgives them. They don't deserve to be forgiven. Don't give me this crap about forgiveness when you are destructive scum.

Sweetblood777 said...

Its no wonder why depression is so common with those that attend cog meetings.

I would never agree to send one of my preteens to such a camp. There are way too many perverts out there, for me to take a chance.

Connie Schmidt said...

Cool! The entire camp should just hike all day, acting out the 40 years of wandering in the desert, and should only be served surrogate manna the whole time (like three meals a day of matzos and butter) !

Better than any fitness Boot Camp around!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:01

You are the type of self-righteous hypocrite that Jesus needs to defend us against. I know your type, your the one that can't wait to rule with a rod of iron, breathing fire out your mouth, to destroy the wicked! (Which, of course, is everyone but you!)

Anonymous said...

@ 7:01 AM

Any "Christian" who presumes to determine that other sinners "don't deserve to be forgiven" is not likely to be forgiven by Jesus. Your attitude, however, is a perfect illustration of the fruit of Armstrongism. Sounds a lot like Jim Meredith, actually. It's the classic LCG approach.

Anonymous said...

There are way too many perverts out there, for me to take a chance.

Don Davis hasn't been allowed at an LCG youth camp for many years, though his wife has.

Anonymous said...

The Living Church of God knew about Davis proclivities . Because he helped plan and secure financing for Global and later LCG, they allowed him to have positions of authority. He was never disfellowshipped as anyone else would have been. LCG leadership was complicte in his abuse.

Anonymous said...

If he never got disfellowshipped it may have been because he had lots of financial wealth. I've noticed a pattern in these type of churches, if you have lots of money and in the click you will not get kicked out of the church, but if you are going thru financial turmoil and not part of the click, you most likely get the boot. I've seen happen many times.

Byker Bob said...

Do they still teach these kids fairy tales, like about Simon Magus, and Nimrod and Semiramus (who didn't even live in the same century, let alone being husband and wife)?

Do they show them holocaust movies, like they showed us at SEP? Are swats still administered in cases of behavioral problems? Do asshole adults stlll make the kids call them sir or ma'am?

These are just a couple of wild guesses, because I know that in general the administrators of ACOGs never learn. The timeless anomalies of HWA are vigorously preserved as if they were some sort of oracle.

BB

Anonymous said...

These days, anyone with morals and standards is hatefully deemed self-righteous and a hypocrite.

Messianic Jew said...

In The Case Of The Armstrong Churches, They Are All Self-Righteous Hypocrites! They Lack Any Moral Standards!

RSK said...

Ill tell the kids to get off your lawn, Grandpa.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what camp your "source" went to, but nothing that you stated that was taught at the camp in North Carolina - or any of the other LCG youth camps for that matter - was taught there. These are Christ-centered camps.For example, the Teen camp starting in July in Texas has this theme for it's Christian Living Classes: Hebrews 12:1-4 “… Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”

But haters are gonna hate. Nothing we can do about that. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

All of these Don Davis comments concerning his character are ridiculous. Typical of this group - state "facts" about people with zero proof to backup their comments...except from what they hear through the rumor mill. It doesn't hurt that the slanderers already have a beef with anything Armstrong-related. That certainly helps with letting the slander fly off the keyboard. Ok, I'm going all Armstrong now, here it goes: This Davis thing on here is a classic example of demonic-inspired slander. Not that anyone here believes in God, Satan or even demons (at least the Armstrong "version").