Is it any wonder why Armstrongism continues its downward spiral into nothingness when little men like Norbert Link find it distasteful that Church of God members might feed the homeless, want a clean environment, or serve on a jury.
Pure and righteous Church of God members would NEVER do such things!
Feed the hungry, cloth the naked, provide shelter to the homeless? NEEEEEEVER! Not in the Churches of God!!!!!!!!
Link says to "Let the dead bury the dead." Don't waste you time helping the world around you. They are just a bunch of sick demon possessed fools that God could care less about. God only sees US, the pure, Holy and RIGHTEOUS Church of God.
What IS God’s Church to Do Today?
by Norbert Link
What is the most important task and commission that God has given to His Church in this day and age, just prior to the return of Jesus Christ?
Is it to try to make this a better world by engaging in politics and political campaigns? Are we to attempt to replace the government, perhaps through peaceful demonstrations or even with violent means? Is it proper for Christians to become soldiers to fight for our country? Is it to be applauded when Christians vote in governmental elections or serve in the nation’s jury duty system? Is it the responsibility of the Church today to establish missions all over the world and to collect money for Third World countries? Does God command His Church to feed the hungry at food banks or to help environmental causes by volunteering to clean up freeways, beaches or forests?
Now, a few of the above-mentioned endeavors might be entertained by Church members on an individual basis. These would be personal decisions. However, most of the tasks listed ought not be engaged in by true Christians at all. But insofar as the organized Church is concerned, NONE of the activities constitute a part of God’s great commission for Christ’s spiritual Body.
We clearly do NOT read that Christ’s Church has the commission to do missionary work in Africa, India or other parts of the world. It is NOT the responsibility of the Church of God to try to rectify all wrongs and to make this world—Satan’s world—a better place. Christ’s words apply, in principle, to this issue as well, when He said: “Let the dead bury [or assist] the dead” (Luke 9:60). Instead, He required of His disciples to follow Him and obey His words and fulfill the specific tasks given to them.
Link feels that the only people who should be helped are Church of God members. Forget the heathens around you.
Its in all typed in CAPS, so it has to be true!
This is not to say that we are not to help others, but Paul makes very clear what this means. He states in Galatians 6:10: “Therefore, AS WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY, let us do good to all, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO ARE of the HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH.”
This sick reasoning is justified by this:
When individuals do good to others, including to those who are NOT of the household of faith, they have to make sure that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing (Matthew 6:1-4). Far too often, Church organizations that are getting involved in local, national and international outreach programs crave the recognition of the community, the nation and the world—in other words, they seek the reward from man. Truly, they will receive their reward, but not from God.
I have seen more COG members craving attention and wanting to be seen doing their "churchly" jobs than I ever have in the "worldly" churches. This is just one more lie of Armstrongism.