Today the Church of God is one of the biggest fractured messes that anyone could have ever imagined. Hundreds and hundreds of splinter groups are now in existence. Almost all of them refuse to cooperate with other groups. Most of them led by men who think they are God's most important leaders ever imagined. Most of these groups are rather benign and are nothing more than neighborly social clubs for members to feel warm and fuzzy about. But then there are the aberrant groups like the Restored Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God and Continuing Church of God. These three groups are led by some of the craziest men we have ever seen in the church. The nut-jobs the came to Pasadena over the decades proclaiming themselves "witnesses," "prophets," "apostles," "Elijah," "Jesus," and scores of other personalities pale in comparison to these three self-appointed debauched reprobates. These three claim God personally appointed them to the position they are in now. Never has the church seen three more humble people to ever lead the members.
Almost Arrested Elisha, Elijah, Amos, Joshua, Doubly Blessed, Habakkuk Bob Thiel is making claims today that he and he alone is the ONLY one that follows and publishes the official list of truths delivered by Herbert Armstrong.
Habakkuk Thiel writes:
The only Church of God group that specifically lists all of those truth, using his list, as part of their official beliefs is the Continuing Church of God.So just what is this glorious list? Notice that Jesus has no part of it. As usual.
1. True Gospel
2. Purpose of God
3. God’s Plan through the Holy Days
4. Proper Church Government
5. Who and What is God?
6. What and Why is Man?
7. Spirit in Man
8. Firstfruits In this Age
9. Knowledge of What the Millennium Truly Is
10. Truth About the Holy Spirit
11. Christians are Begotten Now
12. Born-Again at the Resurrection
13. Identity of Physical Israel
14. How the Identity of Israel Opens Up Understanding of Bible Prophecy
15. Second and Third Tithes
16. Identity of Babylon and Her Daughters
17. Satan has Deceived the Whole World
18. We Are to Be SeparateOh, he may claim that many of his topics point to his "
Almost Arrest Thiel then goes on to name 7 more points as to why he is legitimate and true. Why do all of the con artists that run the COG's have to have endless lists of bullet points and numbered categories "proving" they are the only true believers?
Habakkuk Thiel then continues claim that all COG's in existence today are NOT following these lists an therefore CANNOT be true churches. Apostate Thiel also claims that he is doing a more powerful work than HWA did due to modern technology.
We in the [improperly named] "continuing" Church of God are utilizing 21st century methods for mass communication including the printing press, radio, YouTube television, the telephone, and of course the internet, which can even be faster than the forms of mass communication that Herbert Armstrong used. We have reached multiple millions with the gospel of the kingdom and have the type of proclamation and prophetic truths that Jesus said should be the criteria to know the true from the false in Matthew 7:15-18.Then Elijah Thiel gets to one of his favorite topics. His dreams. He dreamed that he should start a church and therefore his god validated him to do that. He can do it since Herbert and Loma both had dreams. No COG member would have ever expected to see a guy set himself up as a church leader after a night of bad Chinese food that led to some freakish nightmares. Though the word "nightmare" pretty much sums up the state of affairs in the Church of God today.
Other Church of God leaders mock Amos Thiel's dream sequence and that strikes a sore point with Theil. HE is still bitter that his ultimate daddy, Rod Meredith mocked his dreams.
Most groups with leaders once part of the old Worldwide Church of God discount all dreams and have not placed the public proclamation of the kingdom of God to the world as their true initial priority (Matthew 24:14; 28:19), do not fully understand all of the restored truths, and have not valued the truth enough, hence they have shown that they are not the possessors of what has been called the “Philadelphia mantle” (leadership authority). The group with said mantle is also represented by the “woman” of Revelation 12:14-17.Elisha Thiel then claims that his work and his work alone is growing at a rate of 30% a year, something that no God can claim today. That 30% that HWA claimed was a manipulated figure the was not based upon truth. Many in Pasadena have acknowledged this over the decades. It was just one more lie fostered off on gullible church members as a tool to get them to keep sending in money.
The [improperly named] "continuing" Church of God has exceeded the 30% growth per year that the old Radio/Worldwide Church of God used to claim it had for decades. Many of those that we have with us did NOT have a WCG background as we reached people others had not.Almost Arrested Thiel is the man! THE man to lead us to glory. Maybe it is time we all get on board...