Over the decades the Church of God has had its fair share of self-appointed prophets, all proclaiming that their god had personally set them apart to warn the church.
One of our newest self-appointed prophets is, Almost arrested but not arrested Bob Thiel. In his delusional mind he imagines himself the modern day equivalent of Habakkuk. He bemoans how long he has to wait till people heed his words of The Great Spanking to come. After all, he IS the ONLY true minister, evangelist, prophet, and apostle, of the Church of God today. He regularly quotes the following scripture, just as he did on April 26, 2018, to his African followers.
1 The burden which the prophet Habakkuk saw.2 O Lord, how long shall I cry,And You will not hear?Even cry out to You, “Violence!”And You will not save.3 Why do You show me iniquity,And cause me to see trouble?For plundering and violence are before me;There is strife, and contention arises.4 Therefore the law is powerless,And justice never goes forth.For the wicked surround the righteous;Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.5 “Look among the nations and watch —Be utterly astounded!For I will work a work in your daysWhich you would not believe, though it were told you. (Habakkuk 1:1-5)Bawana Bob goes on to tell his African followers just how evil his American detractors are:
Brethren, yes, we see evil all around us. We are not to be discouraged and give up.
And a work is being done in our time, though many do not believe it:
Bob, like all the hundreds of other Church of God prophets over the least 8 decades have been certified lairs than God had no hand in picking for any great purpose. Becasue they are so easily mocked for their grandeous delusions, they all love to throw this verse at us:
40 Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you:
41 ‘Behold, you despisers,
Marvel and perish!
For I work a work in your days,
A work which you will by no means believe,
Though one were to declare it to you.’ (Acts 13:40-41)
, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent warning messages to them. Out of compassion for both his people and his Temple he wanted to give them every chance possible. But they wouldn’t listen; they poked fun at God’s messengers, despised the message itself, and in general treated the prophets like idiots. became more and more angry until there was no turning back.