James Malm thinks so:
Just so many in the COG Groups think that they can stand before God and shirk the responsibility for their own actions by blaming the si9ns on others and saying: ”I was just obeying church leaders”.
The Nazi’s made the same excuse and so does Victor Kubik about his enforcing of the Tkach agenda on the WCG elders: “I had to obey my boss” Vic claims. NO you didn’t! You could have resigned rather than sin! Saul and Kubik and thousands of Brethren; prove that they will willingly commit sin if they regard it as in their personal advantage! and Almighty God will reject their excuses just like he rejected the same excuse from Saul the king!
Malm is partially right in claiming Kubik did not have the balls to stand up to his boss. Kubik left a trail of destruction in his wake as he played "yes-man" to Tkach while plotting and scheming behind the scenes to form United Church of God. He kicked out members and ministers because they did not want to follow the new direction the church was headed, even though he himself disagreed with it all.
Why people still pander to this devious little man remains a mystery.