Saturday, March 2, 2019

God's Apostle Speaks Out: "Women’s breasts, in plain language, were designed by God to nurse babies-not to be flaunted immodestly to arouse lust in men."

Excerpts from a love letter to the women of the church, from The Apostle.

Apparently, COG men have been unable to control themselves.

What I am going to say applies only to a few. Women in God’s Church are different from those of the world. But a very few need severe correction.

I do not mean that even these few go to the extremes of ridiculous fashion so commonly seen in the world. You won’t see any member of God’s Church wearing artificially striped hair, green eyelids, and a purple mouth, decked out in outlandish dress design and overdone wacky jewellery. But, in the category of too short and too tight skirts, and in excessively low-neck dresses, some of you women and girls need a sharp rebuke from God’s ministers!

In both colleges-Pasadena, Bricket Wood, England,- I personally teach a class in Principles of Living. This class includes God’s instruction in regard to SEX and marriage. Sex responses operate in the mind, and the male mind does not react in the same manner as the female mind in relation to sex. Sex consciousness, and arousal, in the male, is brought about much more quickly than in the female, and is stimulated by sight, or even by imagination, in a manner that has little effect on females.

God made the female body to be attractive to the male. This attraction may be, and should be, one of sheer beauty. But also it may be, and under many circumstances often is, a stimulation of LUST. Especially when certain parts of the female figure are emphasized, such as the hips and buttocks by tight skirts, the low neckline exposing portions of breasts, or too-short skirts exposing more than is modest of the female leg.
Candidly, when I see a female with a skirt tight enough to call attention to the shape of her hips, especially when tight below the hips and under the buttocks, I know that she is either careless and needs sharp admonishing or else she is wearing it deliberately to attract male eyes and arouse lust toward her in men’s minds.

Do you want to know my personal reaction when I see such an example? It makes me feel that such a girl or woman needs either a good lecture driven home by a sound SPANKING of what she so brazenly displays, or to be classed as a fallen woman and a common prostitute.

Recently some of our girls and women have been wearing skirts that are entirely TOO SHORT! Often I have felt I ought to speak personally to some of you. If this article does not quickly correct this evil-AND IT IS AN EVIL!-God’s ministers will be instructed to begin speaking personally and in a manner that ought to cause a deep sense of shame and produce a very red face on any girl or woman who invites such sharp rebuke from a Minister of God!

When many of you women wear skirts as high as the knee, and which completely expose the knees when sitting, your skirts are an abomination in GOD’S eyes. I wonder, frankly, if God doesn’t blush when HE sees you! Are you women who do this, deliberately trying to tempt men into breaking the spirit of God’s law against adultery? Are you trying to make yourselves adultresses? Are you not breaking the very spirit of that law, yourselves?

Women’s breasts, in plain language, were designed by God to nurse babies-not to be flaunted immodestly to arouse lust in men.

In the matter of too-tight skirts around the hips, the excuse often is that the girl has taken on weight-and she protests that she cannot help it. But she can help it, and if she is to remain in God’s Church or enter God’s Kingdom, she must-one of two ways: either don’t remain overweight (fasting and proper diet will cure that quickly), or let out the seam.  Good News 1962

ht: Radio/WCG alumni Facebook page

The FBI Files on the WCG

The FBI Files on the WCG

Have you ever wondered what information on the WCG might be found in the files of the FBI? Kentuckian Gene Bailey has. And his curiosity prompted him to contact FBI offices around the country to request copies of their files on the WCG under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA," 5 USCA Sec. 552).

Unfortunately, while the FOIA seems to hold out much promise for investigators, utilizing it can be time consuming. Bailey has had to wait well over a year to receive the first release of documents since his initial request. And utilization of the FOIA is not without financial costs. The FBI has charged Bailey plenty just for photocopying and he has also incurred attorney's fees. Furthermore, the FOIA does not really make all government held information accessible. The FOIA provides numerous loopholes or exceptions whereby the government may withhold information at its own discretion. For example, the government may withhold information when it feels its release would jeopardize an ongoing investigation, national security, or the concealment of a confidential informant. The government may also withhold information which it feels impinges on a living citizen's privacy rights. Where files contain information about a living individual, the government generally will not release that information without the individual's permission. Thus, in order to get the FBI's files on Joseph W. Tkach, one would have to obtain Tkach's written permission. Bailey has written to Tkach requesting such permission, but "The Apostle" never responded or cooperated in any way.

In spite of the numerous exceptions and restrictions built into the law, Bailey has discovered much by utilizing the FOIA. For instance, the FBI's office in Los Angeles has admitted that they have seven main files pertaining to Herbert W. Armstrong and two main files pertaining to the WCG. One of those files originated in and was coordinated by the FBI's Atlanta office. Other filed investigations were reported to FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

So far, the FBI's Los Angeles office has given Bailey 72 pages of information. Most of those pages are heavily censored with blacked-out sections. The Los Angeles office also informed Bailey that they are withholding 164 pages of information in their entirety. The FBI has not even hinted what those 164 pages contain.

In addition to the Los Angeles office, other FBI offices have files on the WCG. The FBI's Washington, D.C. office has informed Bailey that their office has about 500 pages of information about HWA and the WCG. There is an additional 112 pages dealing with Ambassador College, the Plain Truth, the World Tomorrow, and Stanley R. Rader. The government originally told Bailey he should have all the documents he requested by March. But they have now informed him that it will take another three to four months for the government to decide how much, if any, of the remaining files can be released. The government has stated that the large file on HWA is designated as "classified" for national security reasons. Whether or not it will be declassified and released to Bailey remains to be seen.

It is not surprising that the FBI should have taken an interest in HWA. While we were never able to verify the allegation, it was rumored for years that certain members of HWA's entourage were smuggling illegal drugs into the U.S. by concealing the powdery substances in sealed canisters of World Tomorrow video tape and in the bulkheads of the WCG's corporate jet.

But Bailey has learned from the FBI that other federal investigative agencies have had files on the WCG. Those agencies, the FBI said, include the Air Force's Special Investigations Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. Regarding the latter, one CIA employee told Bailey that after each meeting with foreign leaders during the 1970s and early 1980s Herbert Armstrong and his Jewish attorney-accountant Stanley R. Rader had probably been debriefed by the CIA and that there would be files on those debriefings. But now, however - months after being told by the government that the CIA had files on the WCG - Bailey has been told by the CIA that no such files can be found!

In addition to contacting numerous federal agencies, Bailey has written to the secretaries of state for the 50 states in an attempt to ascertain exactly who the corporate agents of record are for the Worldwide Church of God, Inc. and the Church of God, International, Inc. in each of the separate states. As a result, Bailey made some startling discoveries. In a number of states, the agent for both the WCG and the CGI are the same individual - a current WCG minister. In one case the agent listed for the CGI was never in the CGI headed by Garner Ted Armstrong and is now deceased. For Minnesota, there are two agents listed for CGI: an individual who is no longer in either CGI or the WCG, and Ralph Helge who is actually the chief attorney for the WCG. Even more curious is the fact that in some states (Utah, for example, in a state filing dated April 19, 1982) the list of CGI directors includes the names of such WCG luminaries as Ralph Helge, Ellis LaRavia, and Raymond McNair and their addresses are all listed as 300 West Green Street, Pasadena, California. It is difficult to fathom what possible excuse can be given for the maintenance of such legal confusion. Certainly one has to suspect some kind of chicanery is involved. While we reported back in 1978 (AR 6) how the WCG was trying to tie up the name "Church of God, International" so that Garner Ted Armstrong's new church would be inconvenienced, since then GTA's Tyler, Texas organization has clearly become known everywhere as "the Church of God, International." With WCG people in Pasadena still registered as doing business under the same name it is quite conceivable that property left by will to Garner Ted's CGI could eventually wind up in one of Worldwide's CGI shells.

Bailey is continuing his investigations and says he hopes that by mid-September all his requests for documents from the various government agencies he has contacted will be processed. He also says he would be willing to provide a photocopy set of all those documents to anyone who will send him enough to cover his printing and mailing expenses. Ralph Helge has already sent in a check. Those interested should write to: Gene Bailey, _______, _____, KY. However, Mr. Bailey emphasizes that at this time he has no way of knowing exactly how much information will be contained in the government files yet to be reviewed. It may turn out that very little will be released.
Hopefully, within four months we will have had a chance to look over those documents ourselves. We hope to provide our readers with a synopsis of their contents in a future issue of Ambassador Report.

AR48, May 1991

HT: Facebook: Radio/WCG Alumni Page

Friday, March 1, 2019

UCG: Church Areas Are NOT To Be Creative In Worship Styles

The Supreme High Command of the United Church of God has laid down the law that church areas are NOT to deviate from the six APPROVED worship format styles for UCG services.  Way to go boys!  God forbid if anyone tried to do something new and refreshing since your canned sermons are the same thing everyone has heard for over 40 some years now.  And they wonder why no one wants to listen to their message! After all, UCG is more concerned about its boring "substance" than it is in making a worship experience meaningful or actually following Jesus.  

Now that Kubik has been reelected to a third term as the High Commander of the church, do not expect anything new and exciting happening. "The Council had the assessment of the President. The Council reaffirmed President Kubik for three more years."  As usual, it is just the same old boring white men in charge determining that things in 2019 should be just like Uncle Herb did it in the 1950's and 60's.

Review of Strategic Plan and Operation Plan—Peter Eddington
Peter Eddington led the discussion to review the updated Strategic Plan and Operation Plan. The Council reviewed all areas of the strategic plan and operation plan. There were various edits that were suggested throughout the document.
Approved church formats were brought up in the discussion. There are six approved formats that may be used. Chairman Ward mentioned that we have to be careful to not try to change our church format to try and keep people in the church. Some church areas have tried other formats besides those approved. It was suggested that the current formats would be reviewed and pastors would be reminded of those approved formats by MMS.
Rex Sexton said there may be an occasional different format, but agreed with Dr. Ward and read Galatians:1:10, warning that we are not to be seeking to please men. We are to be seeking to please God in our services and that should be our focus.
Len Martin mentioned the unity through the years of going to other congregations and knowing the same format is done wherever you go. The importance of substance over form should be considered.

Dave Pack: It's Hard to Be Humble

If Elijah's (My) commission is stopped, God said he would destroy the earth!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

UCG: Still cannot figure out why no one wants to listen to their message

The two words you will NEVER hear a UCG minister or leader say.

United Church of God recently completed their Council of Elders conference.  It is a typical report that the COG is ever so good at putting out,  a regular back-slapper,  as usual.

However, Vic Kubik had this to say about the public reception of their message:

President Kubik concluded his remarks agreeing with Dr. Ward that we are living in troubling times in the world. We see a world that doesn’t want to hear the gospel message, but it still must be preached. The book of Jeremiah is a good example that even when it isn’t popular, we must continue to give the message that God has for us to preach to this world. The time of Jacob’s trouble is approaching and we must be spiritually ready to face those days. We must be doing the work God has called us to do. We have so much to accomplish and it should excite us.
Kubik, and the rest of the COG's are completely out of touch as to why the world does not want to hear their message.  The first indication is that they mention Jeremiah instead of Jesus.  UCG, as well as many other COG's place their emphasis on Old Testament books that fit the end-time malarkey they so desperately need to happen, instead of focusing upon the redemptive qualities of Jesus and the message and example he set.

Plus, in a world that is beset with a multitude of troubles, people are sick of heading into church and having to sit there and be bombarded by more endless streams of troubles ahead with the end time speculative shit that the church loves to continually dish out. What is the point of praising and worshipping God if he is eager to wipe out humanity like the god of Armstrongism is so eager to do?

God forbid if Jesus is discussed.  That might be a new concept that Kubik and the UCG might consider.

Better yet, why don't they all resign and set their people free!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Emmy Award Winning COG Video on the NTBMO.....NOT!!!!!

God's most highly favoured and doubly blessed COG leader has come out with a new video to inspire the kiddies and young adults out there in YouTube land.  As if they are going to watch a 19-minute video about an event that is not required for New Covenant Christians!

This is just as absurd as his hour and a half sermons on multiple topics and even features him sitting in his office chair he uses for his crooked videos.

God is frightening to hear, as are the creepy voices of some of the weird animated characters.  Bubba Moses needs to take Spokesman Club in order to learn how to speak!

Miraculous healings in the WCG?

After talking to Dennis, I decided to see if I could find more information about Howard Clark’s healing, since Rod Meredith used to talk about it regularly as one of the great healing miracles.
From the article below, it looks like Howard Clark was paralyzed. When the “healing” took place, his paralysis was lifted, but then he could feel the tremendous pain of his injury.
While recovering from complete paralysis does happen (there is a book written by a former NFL player who recovered from complete paralysis), one would expect a miraculous healing to be complete – having severe pain does not seem to me to be compatible with divine healing.
It does not appear anyone in WCG or splinters has been given this gift.
If you know otherwise, let us know, and we will make our way to the divine healer with all our incurable ailments.
Acts 3King James Version (KJV)
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid dailyat the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
If he was laid daily at the gate of the temple, why didn’t Jesus heal him in one of His many visits to the temple?
Like Dennis stated in a post a while back, I want to believe – but this does not make sense to me.

Submitted by TLA

Adult Sabbath School: Why Does Mark Have No Good Ending and John Has Two?

His conclusions.  
"Many biblical scholars have long thought that the gospel of Mark lacks a coherent ending, and that there may have been a final chapter, lost centuries ago. Powell contends it wasn't lost at all, but was taken off the Gospel of Mark and moved to the Gospel of John, where it is known today as John 21, a curious last chapter that has long been considered awkward and redundant where it is.
Sometime during the First Century, the ending of Mark's gospel was appended to John's for political reasons within the church, Powell believes.
"The gospel of John was written to demonstrate that Peter was not to be trusted as a leader of the church," Powell said. "I believe Mark was written as a rebuttal to John. In their original form, these gospels are quite at odds."
John 21 describes an encounter between Jesus and Peter, one of the original apostles, after the Resurrection. Jesus forgives Peter and tells him to take an active role--in the leadership of the church, an admonition that Catholics believe made Peter the first pope."

Jesus Forgive Peter

One of the most interesting realities found in the Gospels is that the Gospel of Mark has no good ending to the story of Jesus crucifixion, while the Gospel of John has TWO.
The true ending of Mark is found at Mark 16:8 which says...
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid."
Scholars agree that the rest of Mark was added later to correct this obvious problem of no real good ending that reflects the events in the Gospel of Mark. There is no real account of the resurrection, women telling anyone and certainly no story that has the disciples meeting Jesus for the very first time after the resurrection in Galilee. It also seems a story concerning Peter is missing, but it is interesting that the Angel makes a point of telling the women to tell the disicples AND PETER to be there. Since Peter was a disicple, it is obvious that Mark has a need for Peter specifically to be there. Why and why does the Gospel of Mark have no story ending this way with Peter specifically needing to be in Galilee to meet Jesus? There is none.
Mark 14:27 notes...
27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. 28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice."
So here we have, in Mark, Jesus telling them that they will all be scattered but he will meet them for the FIRST time in Galilee after he is risen. Peter is told that, inspite of his bravado, he will deny knowing Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.
What's going on here. A story that promises the disciples that after he rises, Jesus will meet them in Galilee, not in Jerusalem, for the first time, and yet, does not include such an ending having the women come to the tomb, not find Jesus body, panic and flee telling NO ONE. Not much inspiration of resurrection here! Mark plainly has a missing ending. Where is it?
First of all the idea that Jesus would meet the disciples for the first time after his resurrection is not unique to Mark. Matthew also has this tradition but also has an ending that includes it.
Matthew 28 says...
8 "And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
So as in Mark, there is not sighting in Jerusalem, but the women here at least afraid, did tell the disciples that Jesus said they were to go to Galilee to meet him the first time, minus Judas. Remember Mark said to be sure to bring Peter.
Matthew goes on to say...
16 "Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted."
So, in fact, Matthew has a story of all these things happening as Mark said too, but Mark did not tell how it ended as Matthew did. Mark had no positive ending to his Gospel.
Luke edits the story a bit because he wants his story to take place immediately in Jerusalem after the resurrection and not in Galilee as Mark and Matthew said.
Luke 24 says...
5 "And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee."
So here we see how Luke cleverly said in effect, not that Jesus said he'd meet them in Galilee after he was risen, but that the disciples should remember that Jesus told them in Galilee that they would see him risen in Jerusalem. Luke had stories in Jerusalem the others did not have that needed to be told evidently and going right to Galilee would not help him do that.
Now the interesting part. Mark has no ending to his Gospel, but the Gospel of John has TWO.
The first ending of John is in chapter 20.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

But then we start again in John 21 with...
"After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee."
Here we have a story, a second ending of John that starts "after these things." After what things? Certainly not the things of John 20 as they don't fit. The "again" in verse 1, I believe to have been added to make this look like a second or third appearing when in fact it is the real first meeting but not in John as John doesn't need it. I believe that the 21st chapter of John is the original missing ending of Mark. "After these things" is really the women leaving the tomb perplexed and fearful, telling no one about Jesus rising. John 21 shows a disheartened group of men who simply went back to fishing not having seen Jesus at all! How soon they forgot the events and sightings of Jesus in John 20! The reason is that this ending is the second nonesensical ending of John that is really the missing ending of Mark!
John has no fishing motiff until this last chapter, where Mark is nothing but a fishing motiff. John had an ending already and doesn't need this second one. Mark needs this chapter to make sense of his whole Gospel non-ending!
Remember how the Angel made a point of telling the women to tell the disciples AND PETER to show up in Galilee? Well of all things, this second end of John has a story about Peter being restored by Jesus to the fold. Three times , in Mark, he denied Jesus and now three times, in John,  PETER, is sent to feed the sheep, meaning the Church and followers of Jesus. This also fits very well as an ending of Mark story as Mark made of point of being sure Peter was in Galilee where John doesn't need it.
John 21 says...
15 "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs." In other words, Peter is forgiven and restored. It was important for Peter to be here in Galilee as Mark said, but never reported.
Let's just see how it fits.
Mark ends...
16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid."
Now add John 21 and contine...
1 "After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee....15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
John, the editor makes this an event that happens "again" or "the third time," but these are added to make it solve the problems it's being appended to John causes as it shows the disciples disheartened, dejected, depressed and just going back to fishing as if Jesus didn't rise and they forgot the sightings of John 20.
In all probability, the 21st Chapter of the Gospel of John is the missing ending of Mark! Now Mark, as Gospel with no good ending, has one that fits and John that needs only one ending and not two is restored to normal.
Why?  Because John's Gospel always portrays Peter as a Judas. Judas betrayed, Peter denied. No difference. Don't follow Peter.  But the Petrine community of believers won out over John and so to clean up the Gospel of John and make it seem like John really and finally promotes and forgive Peter, Mark's convenient ending was added to the Book. This leads to Mark having no good ending after Mark 16:8 and the cursory and tidy it up ending was added which scholars admit was added and not in the oldest copies of Mark. 

Note:  Agnostic/Atheist or not, the origins and politics of the New Testament have always fascinated me and given the Bible a human quality. Much of what I saw taking place in WCG and all Churches was the very same , "follow me, not them" as one sees in the books of the New Testament when one has the eyes and willingness to see it. Truly there is nothing new, in the world of men competing for pre-eminence over others who claim to understand who and what Jesus was and their place in the story, under the sun. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

How Will the Two Witness Know Which Church of God Is Right?

Never has there been a time in Church of God history that so many men (and one woman) have set themselves up as one of the two witnesses. To many of these self-appointed boy wonders, this is final proof that we are in the end times.  Of course, this is all just imaginary idiocy running rampant in their theologically corrupt minds. Because they have no real education in theology or eschatology they have to rely upon their own interpretations formed from reading a few booklets and listening to mindless speculative drivel from Gerald Waterhouse, Rod Meredith, Garner Ted and Herbert Armstrong.

Thanks to them, we now have Dave Pack, Gerald Flurry, Ron Weinland, Bob Thiel, James Malm and a few other crazies in fringe COG groups setting themselves up as one of the two witnesses or the conduit through which they will arise. Nothing could be further from the truth. That does not matter though. They still all spout there silliness as if it were fact.

Ron Weinland has declared both he and his dingy wife Laura are the final two witnesses.  Considering that felon Ron has been making a pure ass of himself since his epic failure in 2008, he now has to resort to changing dates to fit each new failure. Even his dingy wife has been incapable of making any utterance that is worthwhile or prophetic, other than telling Ronnie that she needs some new undies from Victoria's Secret.

There is Dave Pack who changes who he is from one day the next.  It is hard to keep track of just who he really is any more.  Of course, every single thing he has predicted has failed to come to pass too. That doesn't seem to bother him though since he will be hosting Jesus Christ on the Wadsworth campus as they plot out his (JC) third coming.  Or is it the fourth coming; it hard to keep track after 150 sermons.

And then there is Gerald Flurry, the new King of the Church of God. This deluded fool has placed Herbert Armstrong so high up on the altar that he no longer needs to bend over to kiss HWA's ass. After digging up a dirty old rock in the backwoods of Oregon, King Flurry is preparing for his "christ" to come to Edmund, OK or to Edstone, England as the two of them plot its second coming. And what about all of his prophecies?  Every single one of them have been failures too.

Then the COG was blessed a few years ago by the latest self-appointed prophet to set himself up as God's most highly favored son. After suffering a huge public humiliation by Rod Meredith, Bob Thiel set about dreaming up one silly new idea after another, and even tryed to implicate  Gaylyn Bonjour in the process. He too, has taken upon himself the mantle of so many different prophets from the past that it's hard to keep up with just who he is from one day to the next.  So far, every single prophecy he has uttered has been a lie.

And then we come to James Malm.  He doesn't claim he is one of the two witnesses, but rather will be the conduit through which the two witless witnesses will unite the COG as they tell all true believers to read the Shining Light blog where God has left his message in safe hands of the biggest bastardizer of the law, ever. Never has the church had such a person so eager to force church members to wear millstones around their necks than it has with Malm.

Here is the nonsense he is now proclaiming:

The Immediate Future
When God’s two witnesses are set up they will call on all of God’s people to leave at that time and they will instruct us on what to do.  When they begin and prove their credentials they will not be people trying to start something on some street corner. They will have instant access to all of the brethren through TheShiningLight which reaches most of the brethren who have internet access and they will surely share the news with others. 

Whoever they will be they will have immediate instant access to thousands of brethren through our sites.  They will also reach out to warn society and those warnings accompanied by miracles will be highly newsworthy and circulated widely. This will not be done in secret. 
At that time those who are faithful to God will be clearly separated out [by their own choice to obey God’s prophets or not], from those who have been deceived into idolizing men. 
The tribulation will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem when the miracle working Pontiff goes to the Holy Place (Mat 24:15).  After that the Anglo Saxon countries will fall into economic collapse and an escalating series of catastrophes. 
This work will not end with the onset of the tribulation, it will continue through the work of God’s two witnesses, and during the tribulation very many of those left behind as well as many others, will turn to God with a whole heart.  See Revelation 7 and 14: The 144,000

United Church of God - Doctrinal Overview of Classical Armstrongism

Former COG member talks about life in Armstrongism and its beliefs.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Dave Pack: I Never Understood It!

And, he still doesn't!

Gerald Flurry: Follow Him As He Flies To The Next Irish Dance Competition!

Follow Gerald Flurry, Lil' Stevie and other elitist PCGers as they jet around the world looking for the Ark of the Covenant or where they can safely deposit the New Stone of Edmond as they seek to find a master wood carver to design the new coronation chair for their "christ" to sit upon.

Enjoy the fun here:

Take a look at this while you can. The folks at the cult compound in Edmond, OK had previous flight plans on other web sites shut down.  Lets see how long it take for them to have this shut down.

Oh Noes! The U.S. Only Has 94 Years Left Till It Is Gone!

You had better start packing your bags now, the United States will cease to exist in 94 years, so speculates failed false prophet and Great Bawana of the improperly named "continuing" Church of "god".

Where would the Church of God be without all of these bumbling idiots of speculative nonsense in its midst? All they can do is look forward to the demise of the United States, Canada, Australia, England and other so-called "British Israelite" nations.  It is their ultimate wet dream. Unless the demise of the U.S and other nations happens, they will be looked upon as false prophets, and none of them can handle that prospect happening.

Bawana Bob Thiel's endless stream of prevarications knows no limit to the craziness that comes forth.  Of course, almost all of his junk is nothing more than regurgitated Worldwide Church of God nonsense. He is so desperately tied to the myths that the church dreamed up that he spends endless hours finding some esoteric article or conspiracy theory that fits the world he so desperately needs to see created.

Today it is an article from the Economic Collapse blog.
Every great civilization throughout human history has eventually collapsed, and if we want to have any hope of escaping the same fate, we need to be willing to learn some lessons from the past.  Because many of the same factors that caused the collapse of previous civilizations are weighing very heavily on the United States of America today.  According to the BBC, the average lifespan of a great civilization is 336 years from beginning to end.  But that doesn’t mean that America will make it that long.  Our nation is currently 242 years old, and there are signs of advanced social decay all around us.  If we remain on the road that we are currently on, there are many that believe that complete and utter collapse is not too far away. …
 Then, the cherry-picking Great One has to add his two cents to the putrid pie:
Jesus taught:
25 Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25) 
17 Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. (Luke 11:17) 
Abraham Lincoln cited one of these scriptures in a famous speech he gave prior to becoming USA president.  The American civil war began not too long afterwards. 
There is division in the USA–the truth should be important to all.
Jesus also taught:
29 They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. (Luke 13:29, NKJV throughout unless otherwise indicated) 
So, the Bible tells of people from all around the world, including those from “the west” to be in the coming Kingdom of God
Students of Bible prophecy are aware that the the Bible talks about end-time kings of the North (Daniel 11:40), South (Daniel 11:40), and East (Revelation 16:12). 
The current “King of the West” would be the USA. 
Bible prophecy students are aware that the Bible does not specifically mention an end-time “king of the west.” 
That is because the USA will be gone.
Gone he says!  GONE!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Unspoken Split,Splinter or Sliver That Sprang From the Wildworld Church of God Experience

Dave Pack: I Will Work Face to Face With Christ

Two UCG Ministers Defect to Pacific Church of God

This just in:

More trouble with the boys in Cincinnati!  This has been in the works for a while, so I am surprised it has taken so long.  This will send the Chief Pharisee James Malm into a spitting fit that his inside sources did not spill the beans to him first since he has spent the last couple years bad-mouthing one of the people named below.

Two UCG ministers have left and are now with a group that centers in the Northwest, called "Pacific Church of God" .  

They are  recent  UCG council member Mark Mickelson , who was holding controversial views about the nature of the Godhead, and longtime COG/UCG minister Wilbur Berg.  

Both were supposedly "retired" by UCG last year, but now are listed prominently on the Pacific Church of God website as acting pastors. 

The UCG has been silent about this development and is likely trying to just let this event just slip from memory. 

Here is the Pacific Church of God website listing the new above named ministers 

Anyone want to take a bet to see how long it takes for James Malm to post this claiming it was from one of his inside sources?