David C Pack has always had an appalling reputation in the Church of God for mistreating people. That mistreatment is even more profound now that he is the leader of the splinter personalty cult, the Restored Church of God.
Tacked on to that mistreatment is his outrageous demands for money to be sent in. In order to divert attention away from his abysmal prophetic failure in 2013, he is dumping millions of dollars into his cult compound. New buildings are springing up, large lots of land purchased. Orchards planted and gardens landscaped. Demands are constantly being made to members to sell their stocks, cash in their retirement funds, mortgage their homes, and sell their businesses and give every dime theyhave because it ALL belongs to him and his god.
Bob Thiel had the following up on his blog:
07/15/14 a.m. Spoke with a man who was recently part of RCG late yesterday.
He brought up his view that David Pack and RCG are highly focused on money. So much so, he stated that a disabled person had been told by an RCG representative that he had to get a job so he could have more tithes/offerings to give to RCG. He said this person was told that if he did not, although he would still be allowed to attend RCG services, that he would not be granted salvation.
The individual I spoke with was horrified by this, and then quoted Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast." He realized that RCG added a non-biblical requirement for salvation. He also mentioned other problems associated with David Pack and RCG.
While I knew that David Pack has long been obsessed with money, what I was told yesterday was even worse than I had heard before.
Years ago, in late 2007, David Pack basically told people to get into debt and cash out any retirement savings they had to give to him so he could build an impressive headquarters. David Pack indicated that this would be signal for all in the various COGs to come to him.
David Pack later (in the Spring and Summer of 2013) stated that would happen by August 30, 2013. Of course, that date was proven to have been in error. But the obsession with money has not let up within RCG.
As if this impotent little prick can deny salvation to anyone!