You never know what deep theological ramblings you will find coming from COG members. Of all the important things in the world labeling people "Spiritual Bastards" seems to be important to some. This classification by some Armstrongites is a convenient way to label all who disagree with them. You are the way you are because you are the child of unequally yolked parents. Or the offspring of a believer and non-believer. Or a person born out of wedlock. You might be from an incestuous relationships. Or, God forbid, you are the product of interracial marriage! That is the ultimate abomination!
There are all kinds of ways some Armstrongites seek to deligitimize anyone who disagrees with them. Sadly, that seems to be their goal. To do as much as they can to make non members illegitimate and unworthy. It is important in Armstrongism to be be able to label people as "the other'. This deliberately makes them out of bounds from God's love. By having 'the other' out there, it makes the Armstrongite feel special and called out above all others. God's chosen. Rulers of worlds. Gods to be. Yuk!
What is a bastard?: Based on the above Bible helps, a bastard could be one of the following:
· Descendant of an irregular union
· Illegitimate children
· Person produced as a result of an incestuous union or
· One born out or wedlock
· Offspring of an interracial union
In a spiritual sense, a bastard is one who refuses to use God’s
correction to change or to be changed. He/she is one that is
supposed to be of the Body of Christ, but is not a pure spiritual
Israelite – washed white and clean by the blood of Christ.
Instead, they have become like an illegitimate offspring from a
wrong union. A mixed breed - like those that were the mixed
multitude that followed Israel out of Egypt – becoming thorns in
the flesh of the Israelites – causing problems and issues (Ex
12:28; Num 11:4). These try and destroy the sons of light with
their slanders and lies. From such, turn away. Origin of Nations: Spiritual Bastards