Saturday, October 20, 2018

I am going to ignite a spiritual revival across the entire Spiritual Ekklesia and prepare a people for the advent of God’s two servants and the coming of the Bridegroom!

After suffering a public humiliation of mockery about his new YouTube channel, God's most important end time Chief Pharisee and bastardizer of the law, James Malm has decided that he will now move his kick off broadcast to next year.

The Chief Pharisee is quite adamant that he has no intention of being compared to our other resident foolish YouTuber, Bob Thiel of the improperly named "continuing" Church of God with his crooked bookcases, 1980's curtains, and door knobs.  Even Chief Pharisees see the bumbling mistakes of lesser church leaders. Though, we most likely will see the Chief Pharisees sitting at his kitchen table in his apartment pontificating away.

Pharisee Malm claims he is not going to impress anyone, but yet will IGNITE A PROFOUND REVIVAL OF PASSIONATE ZEAL.  There we go again, there is that word "zeal" that the Pharisee likes to throw out as a dagger to humiliate anyone who doesn't agree with him.  Don't agree, you have no zeal.  You are a Laodicean piece of trash.

Also, the Chief Pharisee says he is not going to waste an hour and a half preaching about innumerable topics or just taking too damn long to get a point across. He will get his point across in 10 minutes.

Ultimately though, the Chief Pharisee is going to start a worldwide explosion in the Church of God as he sets about preparing members to stand behind the two witnesses.

When pigs fly will be the day this ever happens!
Please note that I am not a polished speaker and I cannot come close to the nearly one million dollar studios, sets and recording equipment staffed by expert technicians; operated by the major COG entities.  They produce polished programs designed to impress people with a business model non offensive content sadly lacking in sound doctrine.  
I have absolutely no interest in producing such programs; my programs will NOT be designed to impress anyone, they will be designed to COMMUNICATE the truth and sound doctrine of the Word of God as plainly and understandably as possible.  
They will not be sermons designed to impress with polished oratory and rhetoric; they will be plain speaking designed to clearly and unambiguously COMMUNICATE the way of salvation and the sound doctrine of every Word of God, and to ignite a profound revival of passionate zeal to learn and live by every Word of God!  
These will be different from what many are used to, there will be no taking of an hour to say what could be easily explained in ten minutes.  Listeners who have not been grounded in sound doctrine over the years will have to stay awake and pay attention and they will have the Bible Studies site to go to for further study.  
The coming programs and the Bible Study site are intended to compliment one another, not to be copies of each other.  
The plan is to have the Bible Studies fully updated and to begin programs with a few talks on current events and prophecy as world events unfold and trends in the corporate COG’s become clearer.  I will not set any dates but I am working to prepare the brethren for the potential set up of the abomination and the start of the tribulation in late 2020.  
I will not hide my purpose:  My intention is to do all I can with the help of God, to ignite a spiritual revival across the entire Spiritual Ekklesia and prepare a people for the advent of God’s two servants and the coming of the Bridegroom!  
Do not despise small beginnings TheShiningLight will begin to make an impact;  as world events unfold interest will increase and as trends in the corporate COG groups become clearer, this work will champion a profound spiritual revival through both print and programs. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

I Didn't Say it, The Members Heard Me Wrong.

Pastor General Report 01/23/81
clipping by SHT

How many times have we heard various COG leaders and members deliberately LIE that Herbert Armstrong never set dates?

HWA: 5 - 20% MORE Money For Ministers - Members - Tighten up and sacrifice.

Pastor General Report 03/06/81
clipping by SHT

The 1980's was a time of extreme excess in the church.  Money was being spent on extravagant concerts, receptions with cases and cases of Dom Perignon and Rothschild wines, travelling international exhibits, courting royalty from Queen Sirikit to Mrs. Sadat, helping restore the Globe Theatre in London, putting money down on Hollywood films (The Wild Geese), helping restore the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, helping fund the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and much much more.  Include in this Herbert Armstrong buying more silver, gold and fine art.  

Add to this mess certain evangelists who remodelled their campus homes at church members expense, in some cases multiple times just because one evangelist's wife could not make up her mind. While all of this was going on, members were told to tighten their belts and send in more money so the work could accomplish its end time goals.  

Its fraudulent Plain Truth Newsstand program dropped millions of dollars over the decades claiming it was the largest circulated religious magazine in the world.  Hundreds of thousands of PT's were dumped in the trash every month by church members, PT distributors and Pasadena personnel, yet they all went towards that total that was spoon fed to the members as gospel truth.  

Why would anyone in Pasadena lie to the members?

Ron Weinland says to continue to save second tithe even though Jesus returns Pentecost 2019

Last year Ronnie Weinland, so far the only convicted Church of God felon, made the proclamation that  his creature "jesus" was returning on Pentecost 2019.  After the feast, felon Ronnie must have realized what a false prophet he is and is now telling his dwindling flock that they must save second tithe to prepare for the Feast next year.
“You’ve got to plan ahead in your life. Not like some did for 2012 where people were ready to quit jobs and everything else. Well, we learned a lesson from that. If there are some reasons, whatever they might be, and we don’t know what they are, and something can go beyond that, so be it. God knows what He’s doing and He’ll let us know at some point what we need to see.
So, anyway, you keep doing it. Some questions have come up, can it be used for different things like coming into Phoenix or to Cincinnati. No, it’s not a holy day. Now, there has been a time, one time in the past where some were being allowed to do that because of the focus we had, because of what was believed as strongly as it was at that point. But not now. You keep it for the holy days, holy days only.
“Some have asked about excess they’ve had after the Feast. You can save it for the next year. If you know you’re going to do something different, maybe go somewhere else if we go on, and you want to go to another place that’s going to take more money or maybe your finances have been cut back for whatever reason and you’re on the edge as it was for going to the Feast this past year, and yet you still had a little bit left, you can save that aside for next year. Now, if you’re doing exceedingly well and you know you have far more than what you need then yes, sometimes, you know, a person turns that in, excess second tithe, which is used in the following year, can be used to help others attend a Feast or for whatever purpose deemed necessary by God’s Church.
Ronnie also laid down a new law to the gathered faithful.  They were to no longer treat the Feast as a time for giving lots of presents.  The Feast has been a regular Christmas giving season.
“I do want to make a comment that it’s not a time of passing gifts around, of thinking you’ve got to give gifts to different ones or everybody in an area. This isn’t Christmas. People shouldn’t feel obligated to have to give a gift to one another. You know, if you want to give a gift to some, to a few or whatever, that’s fine, you know, something that is special that you know would help them or be encouraging to them, that’s fine. But sometimes we get in certain places, certain areas where people have this feeling that they’ve got to do it year after year. No, you don’t. Again, it’s not making up for Christmas. It’s not feeling like you’ve got to pass out gifts to everybody, or whatever, or people get expecting of gifts or whatever. So please don’t do that.
You are allowed to buy a few prices of clothing though to upgrade your current rags, but not a new wardrobe like Ronnie and Laura do.
Some have asked about clothing. Can you use second tithe for clothing? Well, it’s fine to, if you want to upgrade something, like for the Feast of Tabernacles, but not your whole wardrobe, not for something for the entire year, you know. Buying this or that, a pair of shoes, whatever, in the past I’d have said a suit, but I’m not worried about that any more, a special tie... well, we’re not doing that necessarily. If you want to upgrade something, fine, if you have ability to do that. But again, you don’t go on a great big shopping spree just because it’s that time of year and it’s not even going to hardly be used at the Feast. It’s about the Feast of Tabernacles. So that’s what you’ve got to keep in mind.
Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God members need to stop saving that money for some dumb Feast with Ronnie and Laura and use that money for themselves.  Take a vacation, buy new clothes, pay off some credit cards, and enjoy life as it was meant to be. Stop supporting the certified liar Ronnie and his sick family. These two are no more the two witnesses than Bob Thiel is a minister of God. Peoples lives are too important to God than to be subject to all of these bottom feeders of Armstrongism.

Ron Weinland Loses More Members

Ever since Ron Weinland went off for a prophetic honeymoon of 3 1/2 years with Big Bubba as his cellmate, the Church of God Preaching the Kingdom has been losing members.  Then when his loony wife Laura and money laundering Audra were elevated to preaching positions, even more members left.  We all know how painful it must be to sit and listen to Ronnie pontificate for 2 hours in his basement on some balmy Saturday afternoon, but imagine 2 hours of loony Laura and Audra! The licking flames of the lake of fire would be comforting to see at this point!

Even after felon Ronnie got out of his half-way house, he has been struggling to keep his dwindling flock in check.  More and more people leave each week, taking their money thus forcing Laura to stop buying lingerie in Las Vegas.

Ronnie mentioned in his sermon this past Saturn's Day the following:
“So the question, again, was asked: “So is anyone being sloppy, negligent in how they follow or choose to believe the instruction, the guidance, and direction God is giving now and that He has given to us in the past?” Because as it was brought out in several sermons, this is happening way, way, way too much. Two more people in this past week now being suspended and one disfellowshipped, and there are more to come. For those who don’t respond, to those who don’t listen to God, those who aren’t making change in their life, this is it.
As I mentioned during the Feast, this is it, and God is bringing these things to the surface and they’re being dealt with. Either we’re really in the Body and we’re functioning within the Body as we should be or we’re not, and if we’re not there is no sense in playing games anymore. There is no sense in wandering around blind out in the courtyard, and maybe farther away than that. So we’re following through and doing what needs to be done to cleanse God’s Church.”
He then goes on to call his followers that question his revelations, fools and stupid.
“How long will scorners take pleasure in scorning, and fools, again, as I mentioned in that particular sermon, basically just a word that means to be stupid. Because we’re really stupid if we neglect what God has placed before us, if we don’t fight this fight after being ever how long you’ve been called and a part of God’s Church and at a time of all time in all human history to not use what we’ve been given, to take it seriously. We would be most stupid to neglect what God has given to us. Yet there are people out there being, candidly, stupid. I mean, there really is no other word for it, just stupid, not very bright. I have a hard time understanding that and yet I don’t.
...and fools/the stupid hate knowledge. Because there is knowledge that God gives to us that we’re to apply to self. There is a sound that has been going out so powerfully before the Feast, a sound that God has been giving during the Feast, and it’s up to us to hear it and to receive it.”
Ronnie is particularly pissed that some of his flock would rather stay home and watch TV on Saturn's Day than to assemble with other members and listen to him preach.
“There are too many people neglecting fellowship with God’s people when they could be having fellowship with God’s people; too many people doing that in the Church. Okay? It’s easier to stay at home and watch it or whatever on TV or listen to it. Now, if you’re not able to that’s one thing, but if you have the ability to, shame on you. Because this is where, here and other areas where people are today, wherever your congregation or group of people is that meet together, there is a fellowship there, as was mentioned during the Feast, that you’re able to have with God, because these are God’s people and God’s spirit is in them and we’re lifted up by that and we’re strengthened by that. We’re not strengthened by that by being on our own unless you can’t help it.”
Excerpted From: Ronald Weinland. “God's Mercy.” Apple Books.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Most Important Book To Gerald Flurry After MOA and Malachi's Message

Gerald Flurry has claimed his Malichai's Message and Herbert's, Mystery of the Ages are on the same level of importance as the Bible.  They are so important that they will eventually be made into scripture.  These books should be in every one's library.

Now it seems Flurry has been influenced by another book.  A book so significant that it has influenced the editorial department of the Philadelphia Church of God.
Let me give you an example. One time, when the Key of David tv crew was waiting in Heathrow Airport for our return flight to the States, we decided to shop. My dad, as he typically does, made a beeline for the bookstore. He left the store with a new volume tucked under his arm: Full Disclosureby Andrew Neil. It was several weeks later when I realized the importance of that book, as my dad quoted large portions of it at an Editorial meeting.
The impact of that one book has been significant. In the editorial department alone, it has helped to better organize our publications and improve our writing. My dad later told me, “It’s as if that book was written for this Work.”
Keep a watchful eye on what the Church quotes or often refers to. If it is good enough to be quoted extensively in the Trumpet, it may be worth adding to your library. Be observant, seek the advice of those knowledgeable in certain fields, and you will have no problem finding plenty of good books. Your problem will then be trying to narrow your selections down.

Andrew Neil's autobiography. As Managing Editor of Britain's Sunday Times he was the most powerful and innovatiev editor in Britain's Fleet Street. He fought with The Royal Family, endlessly with Margaret Thatcher and eventually with the paper's new owner Rupert Murdoch. Fascinating and required read for anyone interested in journalism
All of this comes from the latest article by Lil'Steveie Flurry telling PCG members to build home libraries.  Forget the fact they will be fleeing in a couple of years, it is important to build worthy libraries.  Your Personal Library: Build a book collection like Churchill.

This desire to have a library like Winston Churchill comes about after Gerald Flurry was filled with lust in his heart after viewing Churchill's library.
“Wouldn’t you like to get your hands on that?” my dad remarked as he gazed at Winston Churchill’s private library. We were in Chartwell, England, at Churchill’s home. Churchill was a great man, and the books on those shelves—still preserved just as Churchill had left them—helped to shape his mind. That’s why my dad wanted them.
I am surprised at Flurry's great desire to have a huge library, considering his idol, Herbert Armstrong did not have a huge collection of books in his home.  His library was rather small but was decorated with expensive gold and silver statues, some rare books that he never opened other than the day he bought them at Harrod's and a few personal books, like Message to Garcia, which he kept on his desktop.
Once your small, personal library is in place, don’t just give each book a cursory read. Study those booksRead to learn. And every so often, re-read. This seems obvious for books like Malachi’s Message and Mystery of the Ages, but we rarely apply this principle to secular reading. Why not? We’re better off mastering 20 or 30 excellent volumes than quickly browsing 100. 
Mr. Armstrong often said that the Bible does not contain all knowledge; it is merely the foundationof all knowledge. God expects us to build upon that foundation. He admonishes us to prove allthings—to keep growing. There is always room for improvement. Education never stops.
God has given each of us a responsibility to develop character as we support this Work. Studying history and the lives of great men and women, keeping up with current events, and reading all of the Church-produced material makes us more responsible in our role.
Develop your own 20- or 30-volume set, and then let those books shape and mold your thinking the way Churchill’s library did his.

HWA: Little tiny embittered angered, revenge seeking former members falling flat on their face

submitted by SHT
PGR 07/11/80

Poor Bob Thiel and all the other splinter leaders are in direct defiance of their spiritual leader.  They all claim to know better than their spiritual daddy.

HWA: I Take the Ordinary and Make it Out of the Ordinary Using Psychological Tools

submitted by SHT

Pastor General Report 08/29/80

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"To say Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong is NOT a Saint, is kin to the UNPARDONABLE SIN!"

The Kitchen clan have a bizarre posting up on Facebook concerning HWA and the unpardonable sin.

A person that one of the Kitchen's had attempted to "friend" on Facebook rejected his friendship when she found out he was not a Living Church of God member.

She made this comment:

"Mr. Merideth was appointed by the church board members, all ministers. I don't know where you get your info. but you are wrong on more than one count. My. Armstrong was a very good and intelligent man and he loved Father God and he taught others to be the same. He is not a Saint. Nor is He an apostle. He would be the very first to say so. I am sorry you do not understand your Bible better and that you believe without proof in your fellow man."
Her comment above, that HWA was not a saint, sent the Kitchen clan into a pretribulation Laodicean meltdown.
To say Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong is NOT a Saint, is kin to the UNPARDONABLE SIN!
It is saying he had NO HOLY SPIRIT within him, and therefore is NOT a member of the Church, and therefore WILL NOT rise to meet Christ in the air on the last trump of God! And that sentences him to the third resurrection does it not? The Lake of fire?

And to say he is NOT an apostle, and that Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong would be the first to say he is NOT a Saint, and apostle? Read Mr. Armstrong's articles! Listen to his sermons! In his article “How Christ gives Church its beliefs” he specifically says he is an apostle! In the World Tomorrow TV program “The Coming Kingdom” he says to the PUBLIC that he is an APOSTLE of Jesus Christ! He says this numerous times! Yet you say he would admit that he WASN'T ONE? First, perhaps you should consider that you could be wrong or mistaken. Or if you are merely parroting what has been told you by a pastor, maybe you should examine whether such statements is true. They are not. And is very dangerously close to committing the unpardonable sin!
The Kitchen's worship at the altar of HWA like James Malm worships at the altar of the law.  Neither has any idea who Jesus is or what he accomplished.



Every form of government the ACOGs have tried has failed.
WCG – top guy changed all the doctrines and kept all the money.
GCG – tried one man with a board that could throw him out. This they did even though 80% of the members disagreed with them. Plus, they kept all the money. Then they went broke because they also had most of the expenses and not enough income. Not as smart as the Tkaches.
LCG – back to one man. One man died. Next one up – unknown at this point.
UCG – council voted on by ministers – still split into 2.
The common denominator is the people – specifically the ministry. Everyone wants to be in charge.
For such a small group of people, we have as many splits (400) as the rest of Christianity combined (400). You would think we would be ashamed. We sing Onward Christian soldier – all one body we – we are 400 bodies. 1 Corinthians 3 blasts all the schisms and points out Christ was crucified for us, not the ministers.
The head of man is Christ – not a minister. The ministry role is to help us, not lord it over us like the worldly rulers do.
In Acts 15, we find James, the brother of Jesus, rendering the final decision – not Peter. After Jesus told the 12 they should not be jockeying for position and they should be servants, not lord it over people like worldly rulers, they finally got the point.
Why can’t we all get along today like the apostolic church did? Instead we have leaders who demand titles – Mr. and Dr. – instead of being brethren, we have the formality of 100 years ago. At every company I have worked for, everyone from CEO down is on a first name basis, and somehow manages to still have respect for one another and the management.

Submitted by TLA

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NEW!!! Ezekiel Church of God

NEW!!! Ezekiel Church of God
It has come to my attention as Pastor General and Apostle that there is a grievous mistranslation of our great commission.
Matthew 28:18-20 King James Version (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19 Go[a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”[a]Amen.
This should read: Go ye therefore and preach the Ezekiel message and scare the living daylights out of people.
We are changing our name to the Ezekiel Church of God to match our new understanding THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS!!! Brethren, do you REALIZE the ENORMOUS privilege we have to have this UNIQUE understanding.
To get this message out to the world – for the FIRST TIME in over 1900 years, we will need a lot more money. This is your chance brethren to put your shoulders to the work.
Sell all you have and send it in NOW. GREAT will be your REWARD!
Do you want this to happen to your children?

People everywhere will be in fear of the disasters.

We are in the GUN LAP. Time is SHORT. We have only 2 to 3 years to get the message out before the end comes. Don’t risk being in the LAKE OF FIRE!
Send your generous offerings to….

submitted by TLA

A Message from Herbert Armstrong to Bob Thiel

Submitted by SHT

End Time True Church Government Structure Revealed

submitted by Anon

Monday, October 15, 2018

Feast of Tabernacles Butt-numbing Sermons

The Dr. watching Fatima with some Mayan fairies 
fly around him during his sermon

Anyone who has ever attended a large Feast of Tabernacles site will have to acknowledge that at times there were "some" interesting sermons.  But since the mother church imploded and hundreds of harlots daughter churches hit the scene, the large Feast sites have ALL disappeared and are nothing more than memories.

That brings us to 2018 and to the saddest Church of God to ever exist, the improperly named "continuing" Church of God. The prophet Bob Thiel has released two of his sermons on youtube.  Instead of being on one single topic, guru Bob jumps around to scores of different topics in his 1:30 long butt-numbers.

Here are the topic of two of his "sermons:

October 9, 2018
  • When Lucifer and the angels were on the Earth, before their fall, did they have any hand in creating the dinosaurs and the prehistorical world?
  • What are your thoughts on aliens (from outer space)? Are they demons?
  • Might Adam and Eve’s skin tone, etc. have been a mix of races?
  • Since we know that the Kingdom of God will continue to expand, will procreation continue somewhere?
  • What is Exodus 20:5 teaching?
  • What is the ‘general assembly’ in Hebrews 12:23?
  • When are people made perfect?
  • When will Elijah come?
  • How will we know the final Elijah?
  • How about swearing by God’s name and Deuteronomy 6:13?
  • Can you explain 1 John 3:9?
  • Can you explain 1 John 5:7?
  • Will the bottomless pit of Revelation 20:3 be in the location of Rome during the millennium?
  • What do you think about curse words?
  • How does entropy prove God’s existence?
  • How many archangels are there?
  • Does asking for a 2nd or 3rd anointing show a lack of faith?
  • Is Satan destroyed after the millennium?
  • God a severe God in the Old Testament, but a merciful God in the New Testament?
October 11, 2018 
In this sermon, Dr. Thiel answers questions that have been submitted to the Church of God on many topics, such as: Is cremation acceptable for Christians? Can you wear garments of mixed fabrics? Does Romans 14:5-6 eliminate Holy Days? How should Christians dress? Is it right to have pictures of Jesus? Does Matthew 27:5 contradict Acts 1:18-19? What happened to Garner Ted Armstrong? Can you use a heart symbol? Should you trust ‘The Urantia Book’? What about dinosaurs and the age of the world? What are the origins of Native Americans, often called Indians? Can you use Proctor and Gamble products? Does 1 Kings 8:9 contradict Hebrews 9:4? Who is the ‘elect lady’ of 2 John 1? Was Abraham a Jew? What is a Hebrew? What was Ambassador Foundation for? Is ‘Amen’ pagan? Dr. Thiel goes through scriptures, facts, COG documents, and historical information to provide answers.

Just like every other splinter group leader out there, Thiel does not have an original thought in his head.  He has to rely upon old Worldwide Church of God Reprint Articles and booklets to fill his mind with.  Can you imagine Herbert Armstrong walking boldly on stage and speaking about hundreds of different topics during one of his sermons?  It never happened!  Instead, we had one topic that was preached incessantly, The Two Trees, week after week, month after month, year after year. With Thiel, he kind of slithers behind the podium and then starts wildly gesturing as he covers hundreds of topics in his hour and a half sermons.

For someone who claims to be the modst important end time prophet the church has ever seen; it needs to be asked, "Did Bob Thiel flunk Spokesman Club?" Has the church ever had such a poor speaker?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Bob Thiel - The Supposed Modern Day Prophet

For those who can't sit through the original. 
Aside from the awful presentation style, this shorter video calls out three points in his message that render his church effectively dead.

UPDATED: Ghastly Days Linus! Guess Who Is The Latest To Start A Broadcast...

UPDATE: After a brutal smackdown over his latest self-serving adventure, ala Bob Thiel, the COG's greatest Pharisee and bastardizer of the law, has taken down his video. As usual, he let the readers here get under his prickly self-righteous skin.

14 Oct:   I have deleted the YouTube Intro.  I have a new Intro I am happy with and at this point will leave any further posting until the pilot video is ready.  I am having a great time learning and practicing with my video editing software and I may take a little time from other projects to do a pilot program sooner than expected. 

It is not as if the Church of God needs ANOTHER bumbling idiot putting his message on YouTube as a warning to the church and the world, but there is.  Another bellowing, shouting, wildly gesturing and bible thumping prophet has stepped up to the plate. Spitting and snarling, the law will be shoved down peoples throats as if it was a requirement for New Covenant Christians.  It is almost a guarantee that Jesus will not be mentioned much, but you will sure hear Moses, Moses, Moses, Leviticus and Deuteronomy!  It is enough to make you barf without even listening to him.

TheShiningLight-   The process of updating the Bible Studies through the entire Bible is taking longer than expected, mainly because I had not realized just how much they needed improvement.  As of now I expect to have the entire Bible updated except Daniel/Revelation and the Twelve Prophets by Pentecost 2019.  
I plan to do these Prophetic Books by Tabernacles 2019, which will complete the updating of our studies through the entire Bible as a solid foundation for beginning the next phase of the work which will be public broadcasting.  
I had wanted to do YouTube sermons or programs some time ago but was moved to realize that the Bible Studies, as well as the appearance and format of the site, needed to be updated to a much higher standard as a foundation for the programs.   Besides needing a quality site and Biblically solid studies to refer to in the programs, I have also learned a tremendous amount through updating the studies and am much better prepared.  
With the bulk of the studies completed by next Pentecost a pilot broadcast is likely for next summer.  
I have posted a possible intro at our YouTube channel and invite your suggestions.  If it is bad please tell me, and please send in any suggestions to or make a comment here.  The idea is to have the Intro set the mood for a solid no nonsense program and then transition to a title page of 3-4 seconds, followed by the actual program. 

deleted after public humiliation...snark...

Why is it not ok to dehumanize your neighbor but ok to dehumanized church members?

The Philadelphia Church of God has the following article, by Brad McDonald, on their website:  The Fatal Consequences of Dehumanizing Your Neighbor.  This is coming from a church that regularly dehumanizes its members and youth, so much so that people are committing suicide.  From its spiritual bankrupt ruling on disassociation with family members (parents, grandparents, children, spouses), to its morally bankrupt sermons.

The Oxford dictionary defines dehumanize as: “the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities.” 
To dehumanize a person or group is to stop recognizing the features that identify them as human—their natural rights, their thoughts and emotions, their familial and social relationships—to the point that people consider them to be like an animal or even an inanimate object.        
History is laden with examples of humans dehumanizing one another and the sickening consequences. Recall Adolf Hitler’s dehumanization of Jews, whom he referred to as “rats” and “parasites.” Jews didn’t live in homes, he said, but in “nests.” Like dogs, the Jews traveled in “packs.” During the war, Hitler had Jews herded into camps and branded with a number. Hitler considered the Jews to be animals, and this view, naturally, allowed him to treat them as such. 

Harvard University psychologist Herbert Kelman has studied the effects of dehumanization. When a victim is no longer considered human, he wrote, “the principles of morality no longer apply to them and moral restraints against killing are more readily overcome.” Deprive a foe of his or her status as a human and it becomes much easier to persecute, torture and kill him. History shows that dehumanization is often an inevitable step toward unimaginable suffering, violence, torture and mass murder. 

Since when has the Philadelphia Church of God been a "moral" church?  It is another COG that is founded upon rebellion, theft, and despicable behavior. From rebellion against the mother church to stealing tithe money and the works of Jules Dervaes and passing them off as channelled information through Gerald Flurry. When they do things like this why else would they feel justified in ripping families apart and literally killing its own members by driving them to suicide?

Notice the following from McDonald:

In the end time, men will be “without natural affection.” Many will be cold, heartless, without compassion or empathy. And this lack of natural affection for fellow human beings will make them capable of committing extreme acts of violence. Prophecies in Isaiah 1-3 and Ezekiel 7 talk about America being plagued by race wars and civil unrest.
While he is discussing the current political scene in the United States, the first two sentences above are a perfect description of how the PCG operates. The leadership is cold hearted and calloused towards its members, totally heartless as it demands families turn their backs on each other and friends upon friends. As for compassion and empathy, when has the Church of God as a whole, EVER practiced this towards its members?

I am commissioned to BLOT OUT the spots and iron out the wrinkles in the church....

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So lets get this straight.  Herbert saw it as his commision to BLOT out any COG member that did not follow HIS edicts, especially those not tithing 10%. That became a MAJOR SIN in Herb's eyes!  

Considering tithing is NOT a New Covenant command, it is still amazing the COG had to determine it was a sin to not pay it.  

Everything in the law-based church was a MAJOR sin.  Everything imaginable was used as a weapon to keep people living in fear of being turned away at the gates of Petra.  

Fear is the greatest legacy of the Church of God. Not things like grace and mercy, but FEAR. Death ending fear that is meant to keep people in submission.  It is still the tool today of the merchants of the law in the church. 

Damnation and death is the order of the day.

I am simply indignant to all of this UNCHRISTIAN hostility!

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Does anyone today believe that if HWA were still alive that he would be defending bellowing fools like James Malm or crybaby-whiners like Bob Thiel?  Can you imagine what he would do with Gerald Flurry and Dave Pack! HWA would drag their pathetic asses to Tuscon and give them a good dressing-down. and then kick them out the door for rebellion.