The self-appointed Elijah fool writes:
The city of Chicago voted in a lesbian to be its next mayor:April 3, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city.
Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday with backing from voters across the city. Late results showed Lightfoot, 56, winning every one of the city’s 50 wards.
Lightfoot also made history, becoming the first black woman and the first openly gay person to be elected Chicago mayor. Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to have a black woman serve as mayor when Lightfoot is sworn in May 20. https://www.apnews.com/b0af16bc082e401a92e2826494498a64
The Bible warns against homosexuality and lesbianism, as well as approving such behaviors:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, …
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)
Armstrongites and other legalistic preachers have always been quick to condemn others that they think are breaking the rules. The vengeful laws of old covenant scripture are appropriate for these slackers, but never so much for the people in charge. If it were equally applicable, 1/2 - 3/4's of the church leaders and ministry would be dead. But no, it is only for those grievous sinners OUTSIDE the circles of the most converted church on the face of the earth.As far as deserving of death, many in the world are outraged by a new law in Brunei:
3 April 2019
New sharia laws in Brunei include death by stoning for gay sex and adultery. Experts say the harsh punishment is unlikely to be implemented due to the high bar of proof. …Global condemnation
There has been international condemnation of the legal revisions pushed by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the world’s richest men who has wielded power in the tiny tropical nation for nearly five decades.
Germany, France and the United States have condemned the new laws as incompatible with Brunei’s human rights commitments and called for the sultan to reverse implementation. https://www.dw.com/en/global-outcry-as-brunei-implements-draconian-sharia-laws-including-death-by-stoning-for-gays/a-48173612
Elijah Elisha ben Thiel continues:
He is particularly incensed that the idea of stoning people is being prophibited by the good folk North of the border in Canada:Stoning was specifically listed as the appropriate punishment for adultery in the Old Testament:22 “If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die–the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so you shall put away the evil from Israel. 23 “If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, 24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he humbled his neighbor’s wife; so you shall put away the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 22:22-24)
The Bible considers adultery and homosexuality capital crimes:
12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. 13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:12-13)
Elijah Bob believes that he has the right to get up and spout idiotic nonsense as a self-appointed Elijah to the church and the world. The problem here is, just how many Elijah's does the Armstrongite Churches of God, or the world, need? How many hundreds of Elijah's have come and gone in the church over the decades, with every single one of them proven to be liars? That has never stopped the current stream of idiots self-appointing themselves. From Thiel and Malm to Weinalnd, Pack and Flurry, that list begins with a roaring start and will never end till Armstrongism is deadPerhaps it should be mentioned that since a court decision in 2002, Canada has restricted freedom to quote and cite portions of the Bible like Leviticus 20:13...
All of these men are lairs and have NOT been appointed or sent by God to proclaim a message to the church or the world. They love to spout scripture against those they deem unworthy, but fail to ever read the scriptures that were written specifically FOR THEM!
Deuteronomy 13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Is Elijah Bob ready to have his family murdered in front of him, his home and businesses ground down to a mound of ruin? Since he is a self-appointed false prophet and certified liar leading people astray, isn't that what he deserves? If it is good for the gays and adulterers he wants to stone, then it has to be equally good for the dreaming false teacher Bob, right?
But then, this is an Armstrongite Church of God leader we are talking about and scripture never applies to them. 80 some years of Armstrongism has proven that.