Today (September 24, 2014) is the Feast of Trumpets in Armstrongite mythology...unless you are part of the Church of Malm and you will be eagerly waiting for some poor schmuck who has been sitting up all night in Israel so they can catch the first hint of the new moon, which means you most likely will be keeping Malm's feast day on Saturday, September 27th.
Chief COG Pharisee James Malm now considers himself to be the FINAL authority on biblical interpretation, prophecy and new moons. Only a back sliding, heathen, pastor worshiping Leodician would think otherwise.
The first visible light of the new moon was NOT seen by any observers this evening.
likelihood of visibility was very slim it was necessary to conduct the
observation anyway, in order to be absolutely and totally faithful
to check out even the slightest possibility.
The first possible visible light of the new moon will be easily seen from Jerusalem tomorrow evening.
In addition, the
moon’s cycle is 29 1/2 days, which means that no month may be longer
than 30 days. Since Friday is the 30th day of the sixth Biblical Month;
Saturday [Sabbath] is the first day of the Seventh Biblical month by
default even if not seen!
The Feast of Trumpets,
Yom Teruah, begins as the sun sets ending Friday and the weekly
Sabbath, Saturday begins; and lasts until the next sunset.
The dates for
the fall High Days are now set as: The Feast of Trumpets 27 September;
the Fast of Atonement Monday 6 October; the Feast of Tabernacles,
Sabbath 11 October to October the end of October 17th; and the Eighth
Day, Sabbath 18 October.
THESE DATES ARE OFFICIAL AND CONFIRMED.
Then there's the Philadelphia Church of God splinter personalty cult and it's take on who's horn you should
The use of trumpets emphasized the particular importance of an event
or day. God used trumpets to marshal the camp of His people to certain
action. We are to be aware and listen for the trumpet that God’s leader,
His chief priest or pastor general, sounds. We should also listen for
the trumpets of other ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God as
orders are given (Numbers 10:1-3, 8).
All true followers of Gerald Flurry are in a civil war with the Laodicean's in the vile, apostate, and evil COG's with which they are prepared to FIGHT against:
We are now in a type of
Gideon’s army, fighting a type of civil war against the treacherous
attack on God’s Church by the Laodicean administration. We have the lamp
of Christ to guide us. That powerful trumpet message is being blown by
the Key of David program and the Trumpet magazine. God’s
truth and His Spirit will be ever present and prevail in victory over
the strong delusion of the Laodicean Church. God’s Laodicean Church has
actually become His enemy (Micah 2:8). We are also being prepared to
fight alongside Christ at His Second Coming on the day of Trumpets
Add to that mixture the narcissistic nut-job from Wadsworth, David C
Pack and his version of Trumpets. Since Dave runs the most superfantabulous COG EVVVVVVVVVVER to exist in the course of human history, Dave has determined that there is no need to toot any horns today:
Comment: This warning is prophetic and applies to the nations of modern Israel at the end of this age. The warnings in Ezekiel 3:17-19 and 33:2-6
apply to the grave responsibility that God gives the watchmen. The true
Church of God recognizes the seriousness of carrying out this warning.
The gospel is being published among all nations (Mark 13:10)
on the world’s largest biblically based website. God’s Church is
obeying the command to “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a
trumpet” (Isa. 58:1)!
(4) Whom did God commission to blow these trumpets? Numbers 10:8.
instructed that only the sons of Aaron, the Levitical Priesthood, had
the authority to blow these trumpets. Today, since Jesus Christ is our
High Priest (Heb. 6:20), God’s ministry is not required to literally blow trumpets.
Whose responsibility is it to blow the warning trumpet today? Has God
commanded His “watchman” to warn people of their sins? Ezekiel 33:7-9. Is the watchman to lift up his voice like a trumpet? Isaiah 58:1.As watchmen (Jer. 6:17),
the true Church of God carries out this grave responsibility of warning
by publishing a vast and exhaustive library of literature on the
largest biblical website in history.
World famous prophet and Mayan authority makes his children blow horns today. Living in the Thiel household must be the most embarrassing places to be in the State of California.
In our family, we normally have our youngest child blow on some type of
trumpet to mark the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets, as well as to
blow the trumpet off and on throughout the Holy Day. And although the
Bible does not specify where the trumpet blowing should take place
(hence I believe it should happen throughout the lands where the
There are many reports that there are well over 700 different splinter personalty cults of Armstrongism today. Today (and Saturday) there will be 700 different versions on how to keep this day. A day that is not even required! Did you know that its a day that is not even "spelled out anywhere in the Bible!" Its another figment of Herbert Armstrong's imagination:
Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets is the only holy day in the
Bible where the purpose of the day is not spelled out anywhere? It's
true! Since that is the case, and since Armstrongism teaches that
observing the day is mandatory in the New Covenant, it has to create
some form of interpretation. But chances are if you ask people what the
day means, the majority will say something about end-time prophecy, a
great deal will not be able to tell you very much about the day at all,
and many will give differing explanations.
There is no orthodoxy in the COGs. There is no systematic theology. No
catechism. No creed. No unified authority. There is no single place
where doctrine is defined and recorded. Anyone can teach anything they
like, in any way they like, about anything they like, so long as they
appear to uphold the idea that Feast of Trumpets observance is
Did you ever stop to think that this day really means that Armstrongism celebrates today? It is celebrating plagues!
The claim is that God made a feast - a festival, a celebration - of the
seven trumpets of Revelation. Have you read about the seven trumpets of
Revelation lately? They are plagues. Plagues! The seven trumpet plagues
and the bowl plagues are not something to be having a festival
about! They are dark and terrible times. They are a godless time of
suffering, death, and darkness according to Armstrongist interpretation
of these things. Of all of the events in our history, why on earth would
you feast over that??
I recognize that it's not in anyone's intention to celebrate the plagues
themselves. The COG groups understand what they are doing as pointing
towards the event of the Second Advent of Christ at the seventh trumpet
blast. They focus on the seventh trump. The problem is that if Trumpets
points to the trumpets of Revelation, then there is no escape from the
implications of the first 6 trumpets. Just What Do You Mean Feast of Trumpets?