Bob Thiel says of himself...
"The Continuing Church of God is the
"little flock" that traces its history from the Book of Acts, throughout
the ages, and into the 21st Century. Would you like to learn more about
the faithful remnant?"
Mercy, now there's a historical and
theological mess up. Have you ever wondered if Jesus and the Gospel was
so convincing and real, why Jesus can't seem to get anyone to stay on
course or keep a group together "in Him"?
The COGs add to themselves by subtraction from others and multiply by division over and over. It's what a virus does.
reality, if one dare read outside the box of COG booklets they have
stashed, there never was one coherent "all believe the same thing"
Church of God in history. From Ebionites to Essenes and from Notzri,
Nazarenes, Paulines to Marcionites it's been a shoot out over who knows
Jesus, that would be CHRIST, to COGers, the best.
The NT is rife
with division between all concerned and what you see today you would
have seen back then. NO ONE ever believes they belong to the wrong,
false or pooped out Church. No newbie is going to claim anything but
exact and direct ties to the Jesus of the Bible and the Church of the
Delusional of course, but to be expected.
The only thing
Bob can use to excuse his break from LCG and "Continuing Church of
God," is that he disagreed with them on a few points here an there AND
that they would not recognize his awesomeness. Neither of which is an
excuse to actually start ones own church but one that is the most often
chosen method and excuse.
Bob should call himself the "No One
Acknowledges My Awesomeness Church of God." That's the bottom line. He
has no business disrupting the faith of yet more people and causing
more confusion in religion. Bob and those like him give people who are
tired of the games men play MORE reasons than ever to walk away and want
to be left alone.
Anyone who gives Bob their hard earned money
to promote himself and demand others filter the world through his eyes
as more special and insightful than others is a fool.
are seeing in Bob Thiel are long held personal beliefs he has had about
himself that he was hoping, over time, LCG would accept. You don't
come up with this self view overnight. I can assure you that had LCG
welcomed him as "prophet" and brought him into the inner sanctum, ALL
disagreements could be put aside and this would not have happened. The
fact is that they did not take him in, did not believe his own press and
did not want to please him at the expense of probably hundreds of
others who would have bolted over taking him as he wanted to be
perceived, i.e. as a prophet in the Church.
Well as I told one
guy told me when working at a local hospital that he was a prophet and
had come to heal the sick and raise the dead.."really??? Well,
unfortunately St. Francis is a NON-PROPHET Hospital and you will have to
go over to Memorial Hospital which is FOR PROPHET." lol He said,
"Ok, I didn't know that...I'll go there." He obviously never got my
joke but I never saw him again.
PS and Bob..I don't wish you well. You are perpetuating the very things
that make thinking people and sincerely seeking people puke. To think
much less suggest that you are more special and closer to your imaginary
perfectly connected to Jesus (which no real Jesus ever thought of
creating) church is simply insane.
No one had the guts to tell
HWA he was arrogant and misguided along with a wasteful spender of other
people's money. Those days are over. Ten Thousand people will be
watching you're every move, statement and opinion about yourself and none
of them will be wanting to join themselves to you.
You will be
a study in delusionary, illusionary and theomanic thinking. We have
Dave Pack, Gerald Flurry and Ron Weinland and now we have you.
eye that sees cannot see itself." I learned that several times the
hard way and I suspect the Karma Fairy , who usually lives at my place,
will be making a trip out West soon to play.
Those of the near
couple thousand who visit this site each day and who probably belong to
each and every kind of COG out there simply need to find the value in
your own views and journey. Never allow others to filter your world for
you through their eyes. You miss a lot of life doing that and shut
yourself off to wonderful and amazing knowledge and realities you would
otherwise miss by doing so.
I suppose those who act special and
claim special insights and callings, who pretty quick make contributions
tax deductible and endeavor to attract a following due to their
awesomeness push my last button with religion.
and now it is 11:11 which always tells me I am on the right path lol...amen