A so-called "Ms Anderson" has replied to a post from this past April when COGWA was ripping apart the United Church of God through deceit, subterfuge and back-stabbing. She was not happy with my description of COGWA and its "new focus" on ministry.
The 7th Day Sabbath Churches of God are reporting that COGWA has come up with a new internet domain that will be their "gospel" proclamation tool. The name of it is really, really wrong! All three of their chosen words depict everything they are not!
Clyde Kilough has announced “a website that will be devoted exclusively to delivering the gospel to the world …. we have settled on this as the domain name for our public proclamation website: www.lifehopeandtruth.com.”
Life? Hope?? Truth???
Are they serious? Some of the most conniving men in the ministry of the COG today are part of this group where some of them have helped bring into being three different COG's while in previous church organization employ. That shows an incredible amount of life, hope and truth! NOT!
Life? There is a sickening trail of destruction in the Churches of God in the lives of the membership. We have all seen Church of God "love" put into action over the decades we were all a part of it. Forced divorces, rapes, stalkings, murders, suicides, child abuse, mental and spiritual abuse, and the list could go on and on. In Armstrongism "love" tends to be a profanity. A four letter word.
Hope? How can there be hope in an organization that gives minimal lip services to the one person that offers them that hope? Where is the"hope" in a message that we were never good enough. We were at fault for everything. That were were vile filthy sinners. That God delays Jesus coming because COG members were/are too stupid to get it.
Truth??? Truth? Really? That god of Armstrongism apparently was so incredibly impotent that he lost His own message for 1,900 years only to have it found in an outdated library in America? That He needs apostles and evangelists today? That talking about "a strong hand from someplace" is a hidden truth?
And they all wonder why there is no Church of God today making an impact.
Ignoring the above questions and observations about the REAL life in Armstrongism "she" writes:
Ms. Anderson said...
I don't know if you believe in God, but if you do, you need to understand that the intense bitterness that you hold for not only individuals, but entire church groups, is something that will put you in danger of the judgement.
Anger, bitterness, and hatred are of Satan, NOT God.
Do you want your hatred towards church groups to prevent you from entering the Kingdom of God?
Jesus said "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do to one of the least of these, you did not do to Me.".
If He said that about things which these people didn't do to others, then what would He say about you and your hateful words?
Do you hate God? Do you hate Jesus?
I'm going to read between the lines a bit here, but it seems to me that "inasmuch as you [hated] one of the least of these, you [hated] Me."
Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
You're calling us worse than fools, I'll tell you that.
I will pray for you, sir, because I think you are in danger of the judgement.
A second-generation "Armstrongian" and COGWA member.