Saturday, March 16, 2019

ACOG Zealot wants to force ACOG members into attending 7-day Unleavened Bread sites

Never one to stop frothing at the mouth at all of the perceived backslidings of the Armstrong Churches of God, the Chief Pharisee is on his kitchen throne handing out new decrees that ACOG members should be attending physical sites for the Days of Unleavened Bread.  He claims this because his idol Herbert Armstrong did it decades ago during the early years of the church.  However, HWA realized it was not feasible for church members to take off 2 separate time periods in the year without income dropping because of job-related issues.  He quickly learned his lesson as income dropped dramatically during this time period. Plus, children missed out on another 9 days of school in addition to the 10 days or more off at the start of a new school year each fall.  It never was about the fact it is not required of New Covenant Christians but was due to the fact that income would drop.  After all, the ACOG has always been money based instead of New Covenant based.

Pharisee Malm writes:
Herbert Armstrong had begun and was learning and growing until in late 1967 Loma Armstrong died of bowel cancer, after that time Herbert came under the full persuasive spell of Stanley Rader [a 32 degree mason] and Robert Kuhn, who convinced him to adopt the Roman Catholic Nicolatiane church government system Primacy of Peter heresy and to abandon the true Gospel for a business model outreach approach.  Later Rader was to brag that he had “Entered”  Armstrong into the lodge, which then arranged the Armstrong international contacts.  
These crazy conspiracy theorists love to pretend a Jewish and Armenian cabal totally deceived Herb, which then led him to start letting church members cook on Saturdays  and go out to restaurants.  One has to be truly an idiot to believe that Rader and Kuhn were behind this.  They certainly had their faults, but Malm is reaching up his ass for this one.
At that time Herbert also abandoned observing the Jerusalem new moons with bible studies, the observance of the Feast of Unleavened Bread for the full seven days as the pilgrim feast God had commanded, and began to allow people to trample all over the Sabbath even cooking and going out to restaurants.
How many COG people today know that the Radio Church of God celebrated this festival for the full 7 days – just like the Feast of Tabernacles? Then in 1968 (when the church was renamed Worldwide) all of the Passover/Unleavened Bread Festival sites were cancelled?
“The May, 1962, issue of The Good News magazine reported on God’s Passover Observed World-wide. This article was written by Evangelist Roderick C. Meredith. Over 10,000 brethren of the Radio Church of God in seven major Festival locations in America, plus others in England, Australia, and around the world, observed a glorious Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread.
My mother joined the church in 1959 and at no time did we travel anywhere for a 7 day UB festival site.  For the first and last day yes, not 7 days.
Unlike the common practice today of having Passover and Night to Be Remembered locally in homes, and perhaps Holy Day services on the first and last days of unleavened bread, the practice then was to observe an eight-day festival with the whole church in central places, with multiple sermons and Bible Studies every day, just like the Feast of Tabernacles.” (Days of Zeal Gone By, Richard Nickels)
The Chief Pharisee continues with more erroneous history:
The Radio Church of God continued observing both festivals at many regional feast sites for the full 7 days until 1967. In 1968 (when the church was renamed the Worldwide CoG) observance of the full 7–day observance was discontinued. Herbert Armstrong’s wife Loma died in 1967 and, lacking her counsel, he was quickly persuaded that maximizing income for “the Work” must in future be the priority. 
The overzealous Pharisee continues to place heavy millstones around the necks of his devotees as he lays one burden after another on their already weary shoulders.  It really doesn't matter to him though as he has no job to take time off from, other than banging away on his keyboard.

Dave Pack: Wadsworth's Most Electrifying Man

Never has the Armstrong Church of God ever had such an electrifying man in a leadership position as it has in Dave Pack. Even Herbert Armstrong, James Malm and Bob Thiel cannot even come close to this electrifying human god.  Dave's fellow ministers and his members are so turned on by his message and the IMMANENT return of the creature they call "christ" that they are in a permanent state of electrifying ecstasy. 

It will be interesting to find out what "electrifying" things he says in his sermon he is going to preach this week!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Adult Sabbath School: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

“Don't let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It's your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don't let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others' prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”
Roy T. Bennett 

(Original Article: March 28, 2006)

Every human being on the planet wears a mask. Most wear many masks. Some call it the dark side, but in fact it is just another side. Humans are more complicated and needful in their spirit than some would allow them to be and Churches go to great lengths to control this other side. As a result, people wear masks, including all members of all churches, their prophets, priests and pastors. 

Recently, in Tennessee, we have seen the sad story of a charismatic pastor type, shot dead by "the pastors wife" as she would be known by the membership. I don't know what went wrong, but I would bet it has to do with wearing masks and living with or not living well with the other side. It will have to do with what was expected as opposed to what was real. I do know that churches and the scripture place a totally unrealistic burden on men and women who feel called to serve as a pastor and example of what a "Bible family," or marriage, or behaviors should be like. 

"Should" and "Must" are words that drive a lot of people over the edge as the impractical expectations of religion takes its toll. This pastor, like all humans probably was wearing a mask and since it was some form of unacceptable, in this case, it cost him his life. I also suspect his wife, wearing her own masks and endeavoring to live up to the unrealistic expectations of others in that particular religious mindset simply had come to the tipping point. 

Most churches don't have a way for the minister and family to address real human issues and stay as pastor and wife. To speak up or ask for help is to demote yourself and forever be viewed as flawed and "weak." Its the higher up flawed and weak leaders that place these labels on you. Ministers don't seek help often because they become blemished lambs just for asking, so they don't ask . 

When masks come off, people are so surprised. They knew them as "so nice," or "so quiet and kind." That was the mask. They never got to know them as a genuine human being. I wish her well in this most difficult journey now that has affected so many people. I hope that someone will look to see what fundamentalist religion can do the  spirit that has to wear masks to cope with the differences between how we wish to think and do and what is expected. 

All ministers wear masks. It goes with the turf. As a pastor, I certainly did and I did because there was no room for being one's self and a pastor. The pastor, male or female, is that religious leader that people want to live whatever they feel the Biblical life is, while going about their own business and doing what they themselves darn well please. 

Ministers and priests are the sacrificial human who is to be what others simply don't wish to be, but are glad to see it's possible, at least if the mask stays on properly. I would think that the admonition in the Gospels to "become ye therefore perfect, even as your Heavenly Father is Perfect," might be a bit unrealistic for real humans, but the minister or priest is paid to go for it and show us how it's done. Of course, it's not done, but the appropriate mask is in place in the appropriate circumstance, always. One can end up a fake human being when organized by religion, minister or member. 

They are always "such a nice and quiet young man," or "happy family," before they blow. Masks tend to come off at the most inappropriate time and manner. I was riding to work one Saturday morning when I heard the news of a man who went ballistic in a church in Milwaukee, killing eight, including the Pastor and his son and then himself. I knew. It was a Saturday meeting. It was a hotel meeting room. I knew it was one of the splinter groups of my past affiliations. An hour later, it was confirmed and what I felt was going to happen someday in that group, because it so forces people to wear masks, did happen. I thought it would happen somewhere else, but this was no surprise to me. I had "prophecied" it to myself years ago. Very sad, and of course the young man who did the killing was labeled as "demon possessed," and the whole thing sank into history. Simply put, the Church, this one and all churches, had forced a mask to be worn and rather than be able to talk about it, it stays firmly affixed...until it doesn't. 

In my years of pastoring, I saw how "me thinks thou dost protest too much," works in the world of masks. Ministers who were known for raging against sexual sins, gays and "lustful practices," were wrestling with it themselves and projecting their own confusion and guilt onto the audience. I am confident that they themselves had no clue that was what they were doing. 

Few get trained in how to spot a mask. It is therapeutic, and yet when the pastors mask comes off in some misadventure, he is roasted, eaten, and the bones thrown in the trash. He certainly was not perfect as his Heavenly Father is perfect. Of course, the membership wore all the same masks but that doesn't count. He was to be in fact what they would only be in masked compliance when convenient. 

At least they leave a pastor, who did a lot of genuine human counseling with people, alone when he is thrown out, because he knows so darn much about the masks worn by others. They are afraid he'll spill their beans. You'll find the most supportive of the defrocked pastor are those that wore masks too but at least know it and may have shared this fact with the pastor. Maybe the pastor was kind and compassionate to them and now it's payback time when he was found out. It's an interesting dynamic. It's human stuff. 

I have seen ministers rail on drinking who needed help with their own overdrinking born out of despair, living the perfect life and wondering why it feels so sucky. I can't tell you how many members I have worked with who drank too much too often and held all sorts of positions in the Church, but he better not be the minister.  We have to have our sacrificial lamb to be what we refuse to be. He is genuine so we don't have to be, it seems the average person reasoned. His job is to keep telling us not to be and do what we still intend to be and do no matter what he says, or rather really "what the Bible says."  He just better not be and do like we be and do! We pay him to be and do perfect as his Heavenly Father is PERFECT. 

Seems if you want to make a problem rampant, just make it illegal. I pastored in "dry counties" where the alcoholism rate was out the roof. Churches are good at demanding, upon pain of some eternal fate, that one never does lots of things. This causes people to wear masks as much of what the church demands one never do, is some kind of sin, rather than a mere choice that sometimes we overdo. Life is not all or nothing in reality, but it is so often in fundamentalist religious perspectives. Thus we all wear masks to stay safely tucked in at least two worlds. 

Anytime you join a group, you are going to have to get used to wearing masks on various topics and at various times to stay in the good graces of the group. That is just how it works. Individualism is frowned upon. Churches want dogs that can at least be trained, both as ministers and members. They certainly don't want cats that are impossible to herd, as they say. Even a pit bull can be trained to do, momentarily what one wishes it to do, with training, but inside, it might still want to rip your leg off. A cat is a cat. No masks on any cat I ever met. "Here Kitty Kitty," I call out as it walks away and doesn't even look back. "Sit," as it stands there and scorns me, and don't even think the crazy thing will roll over or beg! It's a cat. It knows nothing of masks. Long live Cats! 

You're church might more or less demand a tithe of your income as being reasonable for your support of the church. Of course, this is not really as biblically binding as you might be told and you really aren't robbing God. God doesn't really need money... but the Building Fund does or the payroll people do. Maybe the narcissistic pastor who is going to change the world for Jesus does, but God does not. You might do it in a form of fearful compliance, but it's not what you really want to do or can afford to do even if you wanted to. But still you do it. You are wearing a mask. You will smile on the outside and be angry on the inside for which your body and spirit will pay. 

You're church might make demands about what you must be a part of to show proof of your "loyalty and service to the Church" attitude. You conform and show up or do what you are asked, but you don't really want to or don't have the time. You are wearing another mask. Someone might wish to make you a "leader" because you have worn your other masks so well and want you take on this even bigger one. You comply and bingo, your face is really starting to feel heavy! 

The church might show you what the Bible says about many topics. They may inform you on how "God" wants you to date, or find a partner, or even if you should at this time. They might think you can't pick 'em so they will do it for you. 

They will have the truth about prophecy and how near you're particular denomination thinks Jesus return is. They will say things in sermons that you won't really see or agree with but feel bad for not. They inform you of the Bible and God's view of sex and you comply even though it just doesn't work for you or seem anyone's business but yours. And so you mask up when needed and do what you want anyway. This is not wrong. What is wrong is having to feel one is duplistic when in fact one is just making personal choices and expressing personal preferences on this topic that really is no one else's business. To the degree you don't disagree publicly, you will wear a mask when these topics or others come up. Ministers are forced just as much as members to do this to keep their jobs which is why so many are sitting down on the outside when certain topics come up, but in fact standing on the inside and angry. 

Wearing masks can kill you. If one is not careful, one's biography can become one's biology. Repressed anger and the duplicity of wearing masks can cause dis-ease, and in particular, cancer. What is eating you, eats you. Peeling off a mask can be very very painful. They tend to grow on you and stick to your flesh. Sometimes flesh comes off with the mask and you have to heal for a time. Your face might not look so good, but it will heal but I can't say it won't leave scars.

So what's a minister or member to do? 

First of all, know that it's just fine to disagree with your church or minister and he with you or even his own denomination. It is good mental health. Find something to disagree with and voice it! Ok, be careful if you want to stay part of the true tribe. It should not cost everyone their friendships, jobs and basic human respect. It does, but it shouldn't. To the degree one thinks it is not okay to disagree with the group or Church, is the degree that masks will be firmly affixed when needed, and your dis-ease can begin. If you minister in, or a member of a church where you know your inclusion depends on compliance, leave now. If not, then someday you might not be able to get the mask off, and will be forced to have it removed surgically and probably without anesthetic. 

Secondly, human trumps being perfect as "your Heavenly Father is Perfect," EVERY time. To the degree you send the message that perfect is what we look for here, is the degree that those you expect it  will wear masks. Count on it. 

There are no perfect ministers, pastor families, children, ways to raise one, ideas, elders, deacons, youth guys, music ministers or organ grinders. The man who shot his pastor dead and then himself gave up on being single "God's way," and being perfect as others expected him to be. He gave up on only finding a partner that thought like his church or his pastor thought he should think. He gave up on not being "unequally yoked with unbelievers."  He gave up on feeling marginalized and lonely. He gave up and took others with him.

A man who says "I become all things to all people that by any means I might save some," is duplistic and wearing masks beyond measure. You will never discover the genuine man under that perverse view. They tend to have thorns in the flesh they won't share with you and won't seek any other help, save from God himself, to work it out for him. It won't get worked out and they will explode or implode or maybe just become more weird and project their own shortcomings and fears upon the unsuspecting church. Usually the "rules" the minister places on the congregation reflect this duplicity. 

Finally, realize that many ministers don't believe their own sermons and many members don't either, no matter how many times they note what a "good sermon" that was. Ministers and Priests get in the habit, due to masks that stick very well, of saying what even they no longer or perhaps ever did believe. It's tough to buck your organizational perspectives even when they are outdated, wrong or even dangerous to the human spirit.  The recognition that one does not believe the organizational line evolves over time and experience in the organization. It is not intentional or hypocritical. It usually comes as a surprise to the Pastor that his views change over time, study and experience himself. It is the formula for the classic Dark Night of the Soul and out you go. 

 There were any number of topics I never spoke on that the denominational church thought it believed and would have wished me to pass on to the faithful.. Some were harmless ideas and some were plain stupid and harmful. It was nice when a position had to be rethought and I had not bothered to teach that anyway and did not have go back and look like the eternal, never changing God and truth had just changed.  For me, the topics were Places of Safety, British Israelism,  Divine Healing, Divorce and Remarriage and being overly ridiculous about Sabbath keeping and losing your job over it among other things.

All humans wear masks. Who people's do because systems are in place to even kill them if they wander from the true path of others making. Women wear masks as well as men and so do your kids and all their friends. We do it because it is not safe or profitable not to. That is unless being authentically you in this one lifetime is important to you. I won't say it won't cost you to take off the mask. You will lose friends and perhaps even family support. You might be asked to leave your church or be labeled as "of the devil" or at least, backslidden and "never converted anyway." You might end up "the black sheep." If you are a minister, you WILL lose your career or have to move on to a more open minded group of believers. They do exist as groups tend to sort out by personality anyway. But tearing off your particular mask may open new doors of opportunity to you as well. 

We'll never get rid of them all, but maybe part of our time on the planet is to work on that and get down to the baby pink flesh on our chubby sweet genuine authentic faces that has been so covered up for so long with the masks we think we have to wear to get along with others and meet their expectations. Long live Cats!

5 Minutes Before Sunset, OH NOES!!!!!!

This is not unique to SDA's, but happens in COG too.  Of course, keeping the letter of the law was never a strong point in the COG. If you were in Pasadena, various department heads had you work on Saturdays or before sunset was over, particularly if they had scheduled a Saturday night concert in the Auditorium.  The biggest abuse was having students and members dress up in Sabbath wear and work the WATS lines on Saturday as "volunteers" taking phone calls.

Richard Elfers on The Best and the Brightest

Richard Elfers, a former Armstrong Church of God member writes for The Courier Herald in Enumclaw, Washington.  He mentions his time in Armstrongism in relation to his story on John f Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.

Kennedy, Johnson, and America’s “best and brightest”

The year was 1975. I had just received my master’s in history from Pepperdine University in Central L.A. I had also just left the religious cult I had been involved with since I was a teenager in 1963. Traveling home to Renton from Pasadena, California, in my 1963 American Motors Ambassador station wagon with all my worldly possessions packed in the back, I had a lot to think about. 
A few months earlier I had read David Halberstam’s book, “The Best and the Brightest.” 
“Published in 1972, it’s the definitive account of the decision-making process that led to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, written while the war was still being fought.” (Shapiro, David. “Geopolitical Futures”, March 5, 2019) 
Halberstam’s book dramatically changed my rather cloudy thinking about the Vietnam War and the Federal government. It was as if scales fell from my eyes and I saw reality from an entirely different perspective. 
The cult, the Worldwide Church of God, led by Herbert W. Armstrong, was anti-war. I was classified as an “IV-D” divinity student on my draft deferment. The WCG, as we called it, paradoxically favored the Cold War interpretation of the Vietnam conflict as a war against godless communism. Implicit in that stand was the belief in the domino theory myth: If Vietnam fell to the Communists, all of Southeast Asia would fall, too, all the way through the rest of Asia to Europe.
Read the complete article here.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

How One Single Event In California Has Invalidated ALL COG Self-Appointed Prophets

How many years have we heard various self-appointed prophets of doom in the Armstrong Churches of God that the recent California drought was a direct punishment from their god? From James Malm zealoting in his kitchen to Bob Thiel claiming that gays had caused the California drought, the list of causes is endless.  Of course, add to this the mindless bellowing of Rod Meredith, Ron Weinland, Gerald Weston, Gerald Flurry and many other COG leaders and you will have heard the same message for over 7 decades. God is pissed at Manasseh and the other British Israelite nations and is punishing them for their sins. Drought is the favorite trial that the god of the Armstrong church leaders loves to use. Drought leads to pestilence and starvation and these guys get turned on by that. Once pestilence sets in, people are weakened and they are easy targets for the rampaging hoards of Germans, Chinses, and Muslims that will take over the nations.

That all came to a screeching halt this month in California.

This winter, California has been inundated with rain and more importantly snow.  With 300 - 500 inches in the Sierra's, California is now considered drought free.

Since scripture tells us if any prophet makes a prediction and it fails, he is a liar and is not to be followed.  Now that so many of the Armstrong COG leaders are certified lairs, why is anyone following them?

California drought free for first time in over 7 yearsLOS ANGELES — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. 
More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update.

California drought officially over after more than seven yearsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted that weather in 2017 helped matters, but moderate drought persisted. Rainfall this winter further alleviated the drought, although 7 percent of the state remains "abnormally dry." 
"The storms this year have really helped snowpacks, the reservoirs," said Jessica Blunden, a climatologist with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Colder temperatures also helped prevent snow from melting off, she said. 
This winter — the meteorological winter starts on Dec. 1 and ends at the end of February — has been the wettest in the United States as a whole since records started being kept in 1895, with an average across the nation of 9.01 inches, which is 2.22 inches above the nationwide average, Blunden said. 
That precipitation has not just benefited California. "It’s been a great winter for the West," she said. 
The U.S. Drought Monitor website, which is an effort by several agencies including NOAA and the national drought mitigation center, says that well-above precipitation in the West helped build snow pack and fill reservoirs, and that normal conditions have returned to the Salton Sea in the southeastern part of the state. 
The Los Angeles area experienced cool winter temperatures that brought the fifth-longest streak of 41 consecutive days with a high temperature below 70 degrees since records began in 1877. Rare snowfall was reported in parts of the Los Angeles area in February. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The end of the age of Satan is here! There will be NO FEAST sites this year!

The Chief Pharisee and official Zealot of the Armstrongite Churches of God has made a decree that his "work" will NOT be organizing any Feast sites this year due to the fact that the big bad meanie Satan is about to get this ass kicked in Malm's tribulation that is apprenlty set to begin this spring.

The special circumstances of the end of the age of Satan 
The various major corporate church groups are apostate from the Word of God, exalting the false traditions of men above the Word of God.  I am not presently setting up Feast sites because God’s faithful are widely scattered around the world.  The hour of trial is about to come upon this world and there will be no large Feast sites operating.   
During this time I advise the brethren to follow the instructions of Jesus Christ and meet together with like minded persons even if only a small handful.  
If you know of no others you can still visit and study the material at these websites and spend the days in prayer and reflection while avoiding any work on the High Days and weekly Sabbath. 
Those who are still fence sitting can go to their corporate sites and discuss the scriptures with others.  
The 42 month tribulation could easily begin at the end of 2018 or shortly after that.  During that time very many will have to learn to stand alone on the Word of God and may not have either Feast sites or even Sabbath congregations to attend. 

As you can see the lying false prophet has already missed his end of 2018 deadline and is now looking for all hell to break loose this spring.  Come October this moron will still be pounding away at his computer keyboard in his little kitchen claiming the end is here, or maybe a few more months away due to the fact the Two Witless Witnesses (Ron and Laura Weinland) have not risen up and directed tens of thousands of people to his blog.

Dave Pack: Members In Denial

Tuesday, March 12, 2019



I don't have to tell you things are bad in the COGS. Everybody knows things are bad. It's depressing. Everybody's getting old or dying off. Your Tithe dollar buys a nickel's worth of output or value. COGS are going bust, splitting over and over. 

Brethren keep a gun in their purse, in case there is another "Milwaukee" . Decrepit Sociopathic Punks are running wild with the scriptures and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know these Cults are unfit to stay in and the doctrines are unfit to consume , and we sit watching our computer while some Cult Meister tells us that he is one of the two witnesses, or a prophet , or the Elijah, as if that's the way its supposed to be. 

We know things are bad — worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like the COG everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is: 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. We beg guys who have the "common doctrine", like Pack, to "please let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave me alone."

Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot — I don't want you to write to your minister, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about your depression and the Germans who are supposedly coming to your street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. [shouting] You've got to say: 'I'm a human being,, dammit! My life has value!' 

So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell: I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! 

I want you to get up right now. Sit up. Go to your windows. Open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not gonna take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!...You've got to say, I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! 

Then we'll figure out what to do about all of this insanity. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:


Courtesy of TONTO

Apparently, we are filled with "rage" here

The following comment came through on  the "United Church of God: Trouble in Paradise With Mar..." entry:
Dennis. I am sending this message as anonymous as my name really doesn't matter. Reading your article on the nature of God according to Mickelson with the United church of God. My first thought was what an enraged person you must be to write some much about this. And in some places with red ink. Do you ever attack the catholic faith? about doctrinal innacurices. 
First of all, Dennis did not write this, I did, along with a person from UCG who sent me the information.  Little do you realize that neither Dennis, myself or many others here have any "rage" that is eating us away.  Seriously, how can we have rage when the current state of the Armstrong Church of God is nothing more than a comedy routine with all of its idiotic false prophets, Old Covenant law pushing Pharisees and absurd proof-texting that goes on.  Hardly a day goes by without some idiot in an Armstrong COG splinter group who says or does something incredibly stupid.  While it is sad to see the people deceived by the deception they continue to dish out, it is truly laughable at times!

As for the "red ink", it is plainly obvious that the "red" is the Bible scripture extension that is used on this blog to open up a translation of the specific scripture.  If you want to get pissed at that then take that up with the writers of the Bible and the app designers.

This blog is about Armstrongism and its various splinter groups and NOT the Catholic Church or Protestant churches.  There are plenty, and I mean PLENTY of sites that take up the issues with Catholicism, it's shameful past and its current issues.  Please go to one of them and complain to them why they do not speak out against the Tkach's or anyone who abandoned your church.  I am sure they will be happy to accommodate you....NOT!
The former WWCG went under because Tkatch senior did away with Gods commandments. Christ said if we really loved him we would keep them. John 14:15.also John 6:21 takes the point much further.I guest he didn't read it. As for you Dennis and anyone reading this, my self included be careful about what the commandments say about bearing false witness or giving false testimony found in exodus 20 and deuteronomy 5..think about it Dennis. As a friend in christ loose some of road rage. 
The church went "under" because of the self-righteous self-anointed men who decided they knew best and took thousands of church members along with them to set up little empires of legalistic hellholes.  Do you honestly think GOD was behind Meredith, Flurry, Pack, Weinland, Thiel, Malm, and most of the other men who started groups?  Your very own leaders in UCG plotted and schemed while still on WCG payroll to set up their income streaming splinter church because they knew they would soon be losing their jobs.  It wasn't about doctrine, it was about keeping their income coming in!  These snakes, while planning this, were also disfellowshipping people right and left who did not agree with the changes.  UCG is just as spiritually sick as Dave Pack's, Gerald Flurry's, Bob Thiel's and James Malm's cults.  It certainly is NOT better than they are!

So, accusing us of rage is not bearing "false witness"?  What about the various liar's occupying positions of authority in various splinter groups of Armstrongism?  Are they all telling the truth or are they lying?  I don't see you or any other Armstrong COG leaders calling out the liars running various splinter personality cults of the Armstrong COG's. Why are you not speaking out against the devious perverts like Pack, Malm, Theil, Weinland, Flurry and many of your own top leaders in UCG that are corrupt?

Think about it Anonymous...lose some of the road rage!

Anyway, I'm off to Stone Brewery for a cold one and to meet up with former COGgers as we laugh about the current idiocy of the church. Cheers!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Norbert Link Causes Major Butthurt for the Self-appointed Elijah

It is tough being Elijah in this day and age.  One person after another seems to mock all of the various  Elijah's in the Church of God these days.  There are so many of them it is hard to keep track of them all.

However, there is one Elijah that reigns supreme over them all due to his constant stage of eternal butthurt. His most humiliating experience was when Rod Meredith, his spiritual mentor and Daddy, publicly denounced him as a fraud from the pulpit. That set in motion the members of Living Church of God mocking him, as well as many others.  And then we came along and added more butthurt to the falsely anointed one.

Now it is Norbert Link's turn.

Elijah Thiel writes:

03/08/19 a.m. In its newletter today, after again attacking me (but again without my name) CEG also had the following: 
         the fact that the man of sin is not the beast, but the false prophet, 
It is certainly not a biblical one.
This 'man of sin' identity is a doctrine that most groups once part of the old GCG have wrong.
The man of sin is the 'beast" and not the false prophet.
Those in CEG, LCG, RCG, etc. really need to pay more attention to the scriptures related to that.

We all must never forget that there is only ONE man in the entire Church of God, if not the entire world, who knows accurate prophecy,, and that is Elijah Bob Thiel.  The church has never seen a man such as Thiel who is a direct channel from God Almighty with all things prophetic and instructional. 

This is what Norbert Link posted.  It is just as batshit crazy as Elijah Thiel's interpretations. Every one of these guys has no idea what they are talking about.

Push for Third Temple Intensifies… While Deniers are Without a Clue

Express published on March 4, 2019 the following headline:
“Jerusalem third temple ‘fulfils Biblical prophecy’ of the end times.”
The article went on to state:
“Talk of a third temple being built emerged this week in response to a letter penned by the powerful Jewish assembly of rabbis known as the Sanhedrin. Jerusalem is heading into a mayoral election next week and the Sanhedrin urged both running candidates, Ofer Berkovich and Moshe Lion, to rebuild the temple.
“The first two Holy Temples of Jerusalem were constructed on the city’s Temple Mount centuries ago but were razed to the ground by the Babylonians and the Romans respectively. The Holy Temple plays a crucial role in Jewish tradition and is a central player in prophecies and tales concerning the apocalypse.”
There are still those who deny the biblical fact that a third temple must exist prior to Christ’s return. One proof text can be found in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 which proclaims that just prior to Christ’s return, the false prophet (sometimes erroneously referred to as the Antichrist) will sit in the Temple of God, claiming to be God. Here is an example of a writer trying to “explain” this passage without admitting that this is talking about the Third Temple:
“… the ‘man of sin’ (also known as the King of the North in Daniel 11 and ‘the Beast’ in Revelation 13) may be sitting in some type of formerly Christian occupied building for some short while during the Great Tribulation.” The writer then goes on to state that that building might be one which had been used by his organization prior to their flight to the place of safety.
Apart from the fact that the man of sin is not the beast, but the false prophet, this whole “explanation” is unbelievably ludicrous. But those who deny or are unable to understand biblical revelation are doomed to present astonishing man-made nonsense.