Sunday, December 31, 2023

This Blog Ends The Year With A Love Letter From A Reader


Poor unfortunate is the one who publishes this Blog.
It is a stanic blog, full of ridicule and resentment.

How can they be so blind to see us beyond the tip of their nose?

The day will come when all your mockery will be silenced and the King of Kings will act and erase dark characters like you, owner of this site, a malicious and mocking blog, from the face of the earth. All these foolish words will remain there and your followers will be watered with horror, at that moment it will be crying and gnashing of teeth.

For now, continue doing your work of iniquity promoted by your mentor Satan, we are confident that not even with you working will the true work of God be silenced.

Kevin Denee and Dennis Diehl Respond To Restored Church of God's Fallacious Email Designed To Tarnish The Reputation Of Vidal Wachuku

Double Inspiration


The deceptive letter penned by The Restored Church of God’s Frederik Jaco Viljoen (aka Doctor Feelbad) assassinating the character of just-fired full-time field minister Vidal Wachuku really struck a nerve with some folks. Mr. Wachuku was not removed from the ministry due to his “terrible attitude” about the “recent transition off salary.” Do not believe it. That is a lie.


The fallacious email designed to tarnish the reputation of a longtime, faithful member was distributed to the brethren of The Restored Church of God on Friday night. Some gullible brethren who donned their blinders believed it to be an accurate account of events and have already begun parroting the contents without investigating the matter.


“It came from Headquarters, so it must be true.” Yeah, just like what David C. Pack preaches each week about this, that, and the other. He is always proven to be true…right?


The content of that letter inspired two men to write a little something of their own.


Kevin Denee is a former Restored Church of God evangelist and is the son-in-law of David C. Pack.


Dennis Diehl is a former Worldwide Church of God minister and longtime contributor to the Banned by HWA website. Yes, he still uses AOL.



A Parable for Jaco Viljoen

by Kevin Denee


Let me share a parable with you.


There once were two men from one continent, Africa. Both of these men were successful in their professions. One was an attorney, and the other was a doctor. They were family men with loyal wives who together were raising upright children.


One day, they were both asked to leave their homeland, continent, and even their professions. They were asked to travel with their families to a distant country, a strange land. In this new profession, they found themselves to be peers, working alongside each other in service to others.


Following God's will, like Abraham himself, these two men showed tremendous faith and trust in God as they traveled across the ocean. They sacrificed much. At times, as they spoke with their wives, these couples had no idea how everything would work out. But their faith and trust were a beacon of guiding light on their paths.


Years passed, and the former doctor was promoted over the attorney. He found himself in the corner office of a lavish campus. He had much. He had a healthy salary and a beautiful house. His family was happy together, healthy, and secure.


The attorney had much less. To help support the family, his wife had to go back to school and work long hours. At one point, he had been asked to move, once again uprooting his life and, in this case, moving away from his daughter and grandchildren. At a later point, he was even taken off salary.


As all of this came to light, in an effort to publicly discredit the other, the man with much went to the town square and, in front of ALL the people, accused the other of lacking faith and not trusting God.

As the echoes of accusation faded, a hush fell over the crowd, and an old man stepped forward, his eyes carrying the weight of wisdom. “In questioning another's faith, let us not lose sight of our own journey's twists and turns. For if we do, we will find ourselves casting stones meant for our own glass houses.”



An Important Message From Headquarters

by Dennis Diehl


We could only hope…


Someday soon

The Board of Former Enablers <>


Dear brethren,


Warm greetings from Headquarters! As we head into the Sabbath, I trust your week has been profitable.


It is never pleasurable to deliver bad news, but it has become necessary to remove Mr. David C. Pack from the ministry and disfellowship him from The Restored Church of Another god. Understandably, this may surprise and sadden you. Frankly, we are personally overjoyed.


When anyone chooses to leave God’s Way, we typically do not go into their issues and sins, but YouTube has, and we refer you to those public videos as well as your own sermon notes from the past eight years. Time and time again, Mr. Pack has proven himself to be a False Apostle, a False Prophet, the Wrong Messenger of the Wrong Covenant, The Broken Branch, and The Elijah That Came and Went. Especially in this case, giving a little more context is necessary.


We have worked with Mr. Pack for years to address some spiritual blind spots, which are not befitting the conduct of a minister of Jesus Christ, who is instructed to be “not soon angry” (Titus 1:7). Mr. Pack has shown himself to be "often angry," and we encourage you to review this YouTube Playlist where he attacks: God, the young people in RCG, your relatives, Orthodox Jews, the Chinese people, members who do not pay Common, former members, former ministers, Taylor Swift, and Kim Kardashian’s underwear.


The hard truth is that you can't tell Mr. Pack nuttin'.


Sadly, Mr. Pack's recent transition off the prophetic track from the Church seems to have brought things to a head. Instead of trusting God and allowing us to help him see how every last stinking prediction of his, week after week, has failed over the past eight years, he has chosen to persist. It appears a lack of faith and trust in God’s word caused him to walk away from reality entirely (John 10:12-13).


We got tired of the "we never saw it” when it clearly has been Mr. Pack who never sees anything clearly beyond an hour ago or anything accurately ahead more than just a few minutes.


Messrs. Schleifer, Houk, and I have had multiple conversations with him over the past couple of weeks to try to encourage him and reiterate the Church's financial support during this transition. However, Mr. Pack refused to listen to reason, multiple times having angry outbursts and demonstrating a terrible attitude. He effectively ended his ministry when we asked him the basic question of whether he believes The Restored Church of God is God’s Church. He screamed, “Of course it is, as long as I am the head of it!!!!”


You will want to review I Timothy 6:1-6. God’s ministers are charged to conduct themselves properly, including teaching and living “doctrine which is according to godliness” (vs. 3). During our exchanges with him, Mr. Pack would not receive counsel or “consent to wholesome words.” Instead, his responses were “proud,” “railing,” filled with “strife of words” and contempt for God’s government in direct violation of God’s instructions through Timothy. These verses shed light on why such decisive actions had to be taken.


Whether it is a fellow member or, in this case, Pastor General David C. Pack, God's Word is clear that you should "withdraw yourself" from such individuals (vs. 3-5; Rom. 16:17-18)! You may also want to review this eye-opening and discontinued book, “Is ‘That Prophet’ Alive Today? The Rise of False Prophets,” that warns about men going off into goofy ideas, misconduct, rebellion, and, well, you name it…


In December 1998, we were encouraged by Mr. Pack not to follow him. He wanted to tell us that because if he started doing that crazy stuff, he'd try to get us to follow him. He noted that he was going to come to us and tell us it doesn't apply to him. It doesn't mean him. No, no, no, no, no, no. It's okay to follow him because ABCD and XY and Z. He asked us...If we understood what he was saying and to listen to him now. When he tells us to not follow him if he goes off into weird ideas or if he ever gets off into other things that are totally, absolutely unscriptural because if he did, he was "gonna paint it with a different face and try to get you to follow me. Do you understand what I'm saying brethren? Please remember that because I promise you that if I become deceived, I'll forget it, and I'll want you to forget it...And I hope you'll remember it well enough to quote it right back to me...”


In 1998, Mr. Pack said he was not going anywhere. But in 2012, he transferred himself to Malarkeyville and is now disfellowshipped from The Restored Church of Another god. When we quoted his own words right back at him, he called the whole conversation an evil attack and got all defensive.


He added, “You guys want to give ME the boot? Nobody tells David Passover what to do!” Then, he abruptly hung up on us.


We hope and pray that Mr. Pack will come to see his error, repent, and come again under God’s Church and government and return to the Body of Christ. However, if his personal and professional history is an indicator, he will not return with a humble, contrite attitude. He has grown far too comfortable with everybody serving him because he serves no one.


In the meantime, we will be happy to serve and support you, as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have about what we never understood but now we do. We wish we had seen that sooner, but nobody else ever did, including the apostles and Mr. Armstrong.


Our dedicated team of former enablers is now ready to get back into the Christianity business and put all that false prophecy nonsense behind us.


Finally back in Christ's service,

We Awakened Ones


Marc Cebrian

See: Double Inspiration

The Advent and the Doctrine of Incompletion


Mary and Jesus, maybe? (Fair Use)


The Advent and the Doctrine of Incompletion

By Krischan


In Christian denominations, the Advent was just observed. We once again marveled at the Incarnation and what implications of it we can understand. Armstrongists reject Christmas because it has a pagan taint that nobody pays attention to any longer. But they don’t reject everything that has a pagan taint. But Christmas is politically charged and its rejection can generate drama. Within Armstrongism there should be defined a Doctrine of Incompletion. Their keeping of the Torah is incomplete. Their rejection of pagan practices is incomplete. Their belief in science is incomplete. So on. Maybe a robust, overtly stated Doctrine of Incompletion might lead to grace and faith for those in the ranks who are paying attention.

We are assailed with images of Mary and Jesus during the Advent season. These images are rejected by Armstrongists because they are seen as a violation of the prohibition of graven images in the Torah. But the Armstrongist rejection is, you know, incomplete. They should also reject the images because they are inaccurate. Mary and Jesus were First Century Jews. In my years of seeing pictures of Mary and Jesus, they have always been portrayed as Western Europeans, never Middle Eastern Jews. Or maybe one might make an argument that they appear to be Ashkenazi who have significant European heritage. But there were no Ashkenazi back in the time of Jesus so why overlay the past with the future. The woman and the baby in the photo above are Mizrahi Jews – most like the Jews at the time of Jesus. Their appearance does not fit well with British-Israelism nor is their appearance to the tastes of many White Evangelicals and Armstrongists. It makes you ask if Incompletion is an honest mistake or a strategy.





Saturday, December 30, 2023

RCG Bradford G. Schleifer: Character Assassination of Vidal Wachuku


Character Assassination


The long, slow deterioration of David C. Pack and The Restored Church of God continues to accelerate with no foot hovering over the brakes. The spiritual corruption has spread like contagious poison at Headquarters, with David C. Pack serving as Patient Zero.


Now fully infected and loving it, Bradford G. Schleifer wanders the hallways licking every doorknob, computer mouse, and spoon handle he can find to ensure all the other hirelings at Headquarters are indoctrinated with the same delusion he seems to thrive on.


The enablers at The Restored Church of God commit wickedness yet believe they are doing good. Their brains are utterly fogged from drinking Dave’s biblical malarkey for so long, they are now drunkards of their own self-righteousness.


Brad was personally involved with one of the most bone-headed moves they have pulled in some time. After receiving reports and details of what transpired this week, I wondered if God had intentionally blinded the lot of them, so they made the stupidest decisions possible.


Yes, Brad. You guys just did something idiotic. It was so dumb. And I know you have no idea WHY it was so dumb. Well, keep reading.



Over the phone on Friday, Bradford G. Schleifer personally fired long-time field man Vidal Wachuku from the ministry. This call was not about his pay because that was severed two weeks ago. This was about Mr. Wachuku’s service to the RCG brethren in the Dallas, Texas, area.


Brad even hung up on him to add an exclamation point to the conversation. Boy, he has gotten nastier as the Series has fumbled along. Some Evangelist of Jesus Christ you have turned out to be, Brad.


Of course, Brad has no authority to do this on his own. David C. Pack is the Caesar giving his thumbs up or down with something monumental like this. At least Dave no longer has to be jealous of how beloved Mr. Wachuku has always been among the brethren and can stop asking him why that was so.


Dave yearns to be adored, but Mr. Wachuku actually is. What a great way to tweak a narcissist and put a target on your back.

The fact that Mr. Wachuku did not push Common on the brethren probably got under their skin, too.


Mr. Wachuku took the pay removal in stride and with grace. He immediately began securing employment income opportunities to support his family. You might have noticed the sudden burst of activity on his LinkedIn profile.


I know firsthand how upstanding Mr. Wachuku is because I spoke with him on the phone and over Zoom this week. Our re-connection was strictly business related, and he had nothing critical to say about the situation Dave and Headquarters had put him in. The man is a class act. He always has been.


RCG fired Mr. Wachuku because he dared to question the judgments coming out of Headquarters. The more goofy their decisions, the more Mr. Wachuku challenged and pushed back. He was not a roll-over on his back “Sir, yes, sir,” rubbery mollusk like most of those guys are. This put him at odds with the powers in Wadsworth.


Wow, Brad, you guys really stepped in it. What a foolish, foolish decision. We can all hope the same wisdom, discernment, and great ideas keep pouring out of Headquarters while David C. Pack strangles the life out of all sound judgment in The Restored Church of Another god.


Vidal Wachuku was one of the most loyal field men they have, and he NEVER would have quit RCG. He was not interested in playing politics and mind games like the calculated sycophants on the Third Floor, but he wanted to serve God and be a shepherd to the brethren. That is why they love him. Because he loves them, and his actions have proved it for over a decade.


While on my calls with him a few days ago, he did not say one critical word against RCG. He told me the “answered prayer” story and why "he could never leave" because God led him to RCG and the ministry. He and his family moved here from Nigeria so he could serve in RCG. He gleefully showed me his Worldwide Church of God ordination certificate. I commented about Common, and he responded, "Oh, Marc. Let's not go there. Let's not go there." He did not want to accuse, attack, critique, or malign RCG in any way. In fact, the man was mildly defending them. I did not push it.


Headquarters wanted a man who was more “low profile and non-threatening,” so they canned Mr. Wachuku and followed up by sending a character assassination letter to the members of The Restored Church of Another god last night. The attempt to do damage control before word spread backfired because I received a copy. Life finds a way.


I wonder how many hot irons seared the conscience of professional enabler Frederik Jaco Viljoen (Doctor Feelbad) to get him to write such a deceptive attack on a good man’s name and not lose any sleep over it.


RCG "ministers" will be your caring brother-in-Christ until they need to stab you in the back with lies. This letter is filled with lies and greasy subtlety.



Friday, December 29, 2023

Jaco Viljoen <>


Dear brethren, 


Warm greetings from Headquarters! As we head into the Sabbath, I trust your week has been profitable. 


It is never pleasurable to deliver bad news, but it has become necessary to remove Mr. Vidal Wachuku from the ministry and disfellowship him from the Church. Understandably, this may surprise and sadden you. 


When anyone chooses to leave God’s Way, we typically do not go into their issues and sins. When it involves a minister, giving a little more context is necessary.


We have worked with Mr. Wachuku for years to address some spiritual blind spots, which are not befitting the conduct of a minister of Jesus Christ, who is instructed to be “not soon angry” (Titus 1:7).


Sadly, Mr. Wachuku’s recent transition off salary from the Church seems to have brought things to a head. Instead of trusting God and allowing us to help him move forward, it appears a lack of faith and trust in God’s government, caused him to walk away from the Church entirely (John 10:12-13).

Messrs. Schleifer, Houk, and I have had multiple conversations with him over the past couple of weeks to try and encourage him and reiterate the Church’s financial support during this transition.

However, Mr. Wachuku refused to listen to reason, multiple times having angry outbursts and demonstrating a terrible attitude. He effectively ended his ministry when we asked him the basic question of whether he believes The Restored Church of God is God’s Church. He refused to answer, calling the question a “trap.” He could not explain why he would see such a basic question this way.


You will want to review I Timothy 6:1-6. God’s ministers are charged to conduct themselves properly, including teaching and living “doctrine which is according to godliness” (vs. 3). During our exchanges with him, Mr. Wachuku would not receive counsel or “consent to wholesome words.” Instead, his responses were “proud,” “railing,” filled with “strife of words” and contempt for God’s government in direct violation of God’s instructions through Timothy. These verses shed light on why such decisive actions had to be taken.


Whether it is a fellow member or, in this case, a minister, God's Word is clear that you should "withdraw yourself" from such individuals (vs. 3-5; Rom. 16:17-18)! You may also want to review the article, "When Ministers Disappear..." ( to provide further perspective. 


We hope and pray that Vidal will come to see his error, repent, and come again under God’s Church and government and return to the Body of Christ. 


In the meantime, my wife and I are happy to serve and support you, as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have.


In Christ's service,

Jaco Viljoen



No. The Restored Church of God is NOT God's Church, Jaco. It is a corrupted abomination that has fallen away into apostasy led by a hypocritical, blaspheming, lying, false prophet promoting doctrines of antichrist.


Headquarters felt it “necessary” to paint Vidal Wachuku as an angry, bitter, and rebellious man. Ask anyone in his congregations over the years if that is true. If the man indeed had “conduct not befitting of a minister,” he had the PERFECT opportunity to vent to the sympathetic ear of that devil Marc Cebrian. Instead, he showed patience, restraint, and faith that God would provide for him and his family. He had already seized an opportunity to receive income, which is why we were on the phone.


With Dave's blessing, this was a very stupid move by the cowardly hirelings at Headquarters. David C. Pack does not have a track record for making sound decisions. During “The Greatest Unending Story! (Part 487),” on December 23, 2023, it was announced that the Acceptable Year will begin on New Year’s Eve. That is tomorrow night. Mark your calendar. Or don’t. Nothing will happen per usual.


The Acceptable Year Begins

January 1, 2024


Vidal Wachuku is respected and admired among his congregations. He has a long history of patience, kindness, and understanding. It will be curious to see how many brethren "wake up" after reading just how rotten their pastor really was. Hopefully, they consider the fruits of the accusers and know that the letter is pure character assassination for the sake of control by a desperate and financially challenged organization.


This was a stupid move on their part because he would not have left The Restored Church of God. This was dumb because he did not speak ill of them despite them leaving him in the financial cold. This was idiotic because he is so well-respected by the brethren.

The real fallout from this foolish decision to remove him from the ministry will develop on its own.


I always wondered why Mr. Wachuku had not resigned from RCG despite the failed dates and broken assurances of a mentally unstable Pastor General. He seemed too reasonable a man to buy into Dave’s malarkey and was probably staying in RCG for the sake of his sheep. He and I never spoke of this, but knowing the man as I did, it seemed reasonable that he was sacrificing himself by staying in RCG so he could tend and protect his flock.


But Headquarters made the decision for him. Idiots. How costly this ultimately proves for them remains to be seen. I hope all the brethren in The Restored Church of God who ever knew Vidal Wachuku get to read that character assassination letter and utilize the spiritual discernment God gave them.


Note: Mr. Vidal Wachuku did NOT contribute to the content of this article.

Marc Cebrian
See: Character Assassination

Friday, December 29, 2023

The German Military Might Is Rising Up! Concentration Camps Not Too Far Behind!! Oh Noes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Who would ever have guessed that the Living Church of God would have ANOTHER little article about Germany? It is shocking, I know!

But, here we are in all its fear-mongering glory. 

The Germans are rising up militaristically. Oh noes!!!!!!!!!! 

Concentration Camps cannot be too far behind. They probably are polishing up those old meathooks to hang Church of God members on as you read this. 

New world Nazis will soon be arriving in Pasadena and see the former Ambassador Campus and will stand in awe and wonder. "We cannot destroy this magnificent place! Let's make it our occupational headquarters."

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Lack of Peace In The COG Movement


The only way you can have peace according to LCG is to keep the law. 

Forget about being a follower of Christ or the New Covenant. 

Thanks to this distorted viewpoint it is no wonder there is no peace within the Church of God movement.

All we have are rebellious men filled with disdain for the government they claim to follow. There is no peace between COG groups, especially between self-appointed church leaders. 

The Churches of God can no longer wag their crooked old fingers at Christian churches or the world around them when their very own churches and souls are filled with darkness.

The Way to Peace: At this time of year, we hear a lot about “Peace on earth and goodwill toward men” yet the news is full of reports of war and suffering. The desire for peace is universal, but that hope has remained elusive for most human beings. While world leaders talk of peace, and religious leaders pray for peace, and the UN sends “peacekeepers” to trouble spots around the globe, the world simply does not know the way to peace (Isaiah 59:8). However, God’s word reveals that the way to peace is to learn to love and live by the laws of God and that way leads to peace and quietness (Psalm 119:165Isaiah 32:17). The world will learn the way to peace when Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace returns to this earth and the laws of God are spread from Jerusalem by teachers who are in training now (Isaiah 9:6–72:2–430:20–21). Let’s prepare for that day.

Have a profitable Sabbath,

Douglas S. Winnail

Are you a Belgian who makes good chocolate and are friendly? Then you are one of the 12 Tribes!!!!

When Belgians think of COG false prophets

It has always fascinated me how those in Armstrongism that deal in prophecy porn need to make endless speculations as to who the so-called lost 12 tribes are. They need to establish who those 12 tribes are ignorer to prop up their delusional and outright lies concerning prophecy. After all these years of believing God revealed to Herbert Armstrong restored "truths" one would think they could make up their minds about this malarkey. While art is certainly fascinating reading at times, it has no relevance to any COG member in 2023, particularly when it comes to prophecy porn dished out by self-appointed false prophets of the Church of God.

But how dismissive of me to forget that God set into motion, as the universe was being created, for a latter-day prophet to arise in the early 21st Century that would be the channel for all revealed truth from God Almighty himself. Not so much from Jesus, but the Big Kahuna himself. Never before in the history of humanity would there be a man as magnificent and important as the Great Bwana to ever-changing numbers in Africa and the occasional 100 Caucasians? HWA, GTA, Herman Hoeh, Gerald Waterhouse, and the other prophecy shmucks of Armstrongism stand in awe of the Great Bwana Bob Mzungu Thiel. The best waffler the church has ever seen!

Anyway, that brings us to some of the latest hilarity out of Grover Beach in his article attempting to PROVE that Belgium is one of the lost 12 tribes.

The Great Bwana quotes one of the most prolific false prophets of Armstrongism, Herman Hoeh, as his source of authority, along with a former WCG member.

He writes:

Are there prophecies related to Belgium and Luxembourg? 
The late evangelist Dr. Herman Hoeh wrote the following:

Asher “his bread shall be fat and he shall yield royal danties” (Gen. 49:20). This peculiar expression could have reference alone to Belgium and the kindred state Luxembourg. From Belgium have come the finest Flemish paintings, the royal tapestries which graced the halls of kings, fine cut diamonds, porcelain and Belgian lace. Belgium and Luxembourg are blessed above many another son of Jacob “Blessed be Asher above sons; let him be the favoured of his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil” prosperity. Iron and brass shall by thy bars; and as thy days, so shall they riches increase. Because of uranium, Belgium’s prosperity will continue to grow. (The above rendering of Deut. 33:25 is the correct it is highly obscure.) (LOCATION OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL by Herman L Hoeh, ca. 1950s)

Because Hoeh recanted his Compendium of World History as inaccurate, why should anyone believe him about this other speculation in history and prophecy? False prophets need other false prophets to prop up their delusions.

He continues:

Retired teacher Bert Otten, who was once part of the old WCG, sent me a paper with his reasons why he feels that many in Belgium and Luxembourg are the descendants of the biblical tribe of Asher. He told me that I could edit and/or use what he sent in any way.

Belgian beer is the superfood for COG false prophets

Otten lists 10 things that PROVE Belgians are of the tribe of Asher:

1. They are happy 

2. They eat rich food

3.  They make great delicacies:

        a. Beer 

                  b. chocolate

        c. waffles and candies

        d. tapestries, lace, and comic books

4.  They are kind and friendly

5.  There is a lot of iron and coal in their land

6.  They make good things of brass (taken from the Congo after King Leopold tortured and killed millions of Congolese, but that's ok, they're of the tribe of Asher, and God said the Congo was theirs to exploit)

          7.  They extracted palm oil from the Congo:

8.  They are part of the Benelux nations and are all three descendants of  biblical Leah (Belgium, Luxembourg, and Netherlands)


9.  They are brave fighters

10. Belgians are neutral and peaceful

Once again, it may be fascinating reading but is ultimately irrelevant to one's walk with Christ.

Nevertheless, the Great Bwana has to thump his little chest and toot his little horn:

I should add that we have been to Belgium at least twice and Luxembourg at least once.

Yep, the Great Bwana is now an AUTHORITY on Belgium. I've been there many more times than he has, but that's another subject. 

Crackpot Bob ends with this:

Knowing where various peoples have come from, help us better understand how the Bible teaches that various ones will be affected by end time events that are still to come to pass.

Anyone who is a follower of Christ has no need for this malarkey, as fascinating as it might be.

Gal. 3 Verses 28 to 29
[28] There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. [29] And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

How Logic Works In Armstrongism


Armstrong Logic

This is an image created by the Etruscans as an offering 
to their goddess protector of children, Tec Sans.

Tec Sans sounds a lot like Texans.

All Texans are now pagan.

from a WCG Survivors Facebook Group

Sunday, December 24, 2023

How Did The Armstrong Empire Get Into Its Current Mess?


The following was a comment left on the "Dave Pack's Pristine Record Of Perfect Failures" posting. I think deserves its own post because of how well it sums up how the COGhas reached the point it is at today..

The1950s were an exciting time to be alive. So many new products and trends were being launched. TVwas a new phenomenon, and very exciting. The cars had new powerful engines and two tone paint jobs were optional. Teenagers were being recognized as a separate demographic as opposed to being merely extensions of their parents. Music, movies, television and clothing styles reflected this. Rock music became the sound track for teenage life. Most families attended church, and there were points of connection between public schools and local community churches. 

There was also something very new about Herbert W. Armstrong's amalgamation of doctrines and message. He began coming into his own when the FCC mandated that small local AM radio stations cease broadcasting at sunset each day, opening up frequencies for big 50,000 watt "clear channel" stations, and The World Tomorrow program was carried on some of these stations. How effective were these stations? Well, a teenager in Philadelphia, on a 6 transistor radio, could pick up WABC New York, WBZ Boston, WLS Chicago, or CKLW Windsor Ontario, from about 9:00 PM until he fell asleep on it. The "Radio" Church of God was aptly named. Members were largely scattered across the USA, and ministered to via radio. When we went to Texas for our first Feast of Tabernacles, held in the new corrugated steel building in 1958, it was the stuff dreams were made of. None of the kids at school had such an opportunity, and with over 5,000 people attending, most people of that era were not accustomed to gatherings of that size. In 1959, we flew.

Nobody at the time was preaching a message like HWA was. There was interest and rapid growth. We had no local churches in the East. A church in Pittsburgh was raised up, iirc, in 1959, followed later by New York City, but they were only viable for us for occasional trips, and the holy days. Without a local church, it really was not an organized thing for us, and we had no exposure to church government. As we started to be able to attend church more, and our parents met and spoke with the parents of children our ages, they began really zealously applying what was in the child rearing booklet, wrecking my whole concept of family, and we suddenly needed all manner of special exceptions at school, turning us pretty much into pariahs. One thing was definitely universal, and that was the belief that we'd be going to Petra in 1972, and Jesus would return in 1975. That's where Dave Pack learned his shtick. The only way in which he is different is that he doesn't just make one false prophecy and backpedal. He makes them repeatedly!

As 1975 approached, field ministers were requesting that some of the doctrines be reviewed. Divorce and remarriage beliefs had caused much hardship when viable families were split up. People were dying from ailments treatable by doctors. Loma Armstrong was one of them, her death being a profound shock to members. Farmers lost their farms due to keeping land sabbaths. And, it was looking like 1975 was going to be a nonevent. When it was, the ministers backpedaled and lied, saying the church had never set dates, but they had indeed done exactly that. Some of the more scholarly members began doing their own studies, which is what we should have all done at the beginning, instead of simply memorizing the materials in the Correspondence Course. Their research exposed huge problems with the doctrines. 

There are probably people who see the sad state of the splinters today and wonder how the Armstrong empire got into its current mess. The Tkaches get blamed for so much, but the leaders of the splinters are most certainly responsible as well. Some ask what if Garner Ted had not been the spiritual equivalent of an Eddie Haskell. But, the seeds were sown by false prophecy, which failed, and apparently nobody has learned any lessons from that. The false prophecy may have fit the zeitgeist of 1955-1970. Time and date stamp of Armstrongism expired shortly thereafter.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

It's that time of year again! Time for Nimrod's testicles, Satan's snake and Christmas

NOTE: It's that time of year again in Church of God land and the anti-Christmas crowd is spewing its hilarious venom.  Bob Thiel has had his yearly childish melt-down.

So, it's time for a rerun:

It's getting close to Christmas and the anti-Christmas crowd in Armstrongism is starting to spit and slobber on how demonic Christmas is.

Typical Armstrongite comments on Facebook are aimed to demean those who keep Christmas:

Christmas Trees symbolize Nimrod sprouting from the grave:
Nimrod the mighty hunter against God!!! Nimrod married his Mother. Nimrod was killed. The evergrowing tree sprouted from his grave. The first Christmas tree.

Have some angels on your tree?  If you do, you are hanging dead babies on your tree in honor of Nimrod
Nimrod was shown as a baby. With the pine tree representing Nimrod. Babies were burnt alive as gifts to Nimrod. Angels on trees represent dead babies -  MURDERED Babies.

Have some tinsel on that tree?  You are decorating it with Satan's snake.  I won't even venture to think what they mean by "snake".  :-)  Knowing the preoccupation of so many Armstrongites with sex, it could mean a couple of things.

The strings of tensile on the tree symbolize the snake/satan.

Did you know that hanging ball ornaments on trees symbolizes testicles?
The balls on the tree are Nimrods Testicles.
I do not recall how the founder of all of this worlds religions died. I remember that he was cut up and they could not find his balls which is why they put balls on the trees, An evergreen tree was supposed to have sprouted from his grave which is why an evergreen tree is used.

 Nimrod certainly had some big balls!

Did you have a picture of your child on Santa's lap?

 To celebrate Nimrods birthday they used to feed babies to the fire. All those angels on the tree represent dead babies that were murdered for Nimrod. Why he wears a red suit- it represents fire so any one putting a baby on a fat mans lap wearing a red suit is making their baby pass threw the fire!!!!
And of course, how can we forget Santa!
Santa is an anagram for Satan

The ironic thing is when these Armstrongites start spitting this stupidity it brings no one to the god they claim to follow.  It turns people off.  They are not performing a witness, they are not drawing anyone to Jesus Christ.  They are doing nothing other than making themselves look stupid.  But, maybe that is normal.....?

Dave Pack: I Hate Stars! It’s outright idolatry for a person to wear a star of any kind


Starry-Eyed Dave


As if there were not enough for the brethren of The Restored Church of God to fret over already, inept amateur false prophet extraordinaire David C. Pack revealed the hidden evil of stars. No, not the astral bodies populating the universe, but the cartoony icons deceiving you from your refrigerator door.


Yes, we have really come to this, folks.


During “The Greatest Unending Story! (Part 484)” on December 9, David C. Pack laid the groundwork by reminding everyone just how yucky-poo Christmas is bla-bla-bla. On December 12, during Part 485, he exposed the long-secret dangers of five-pointed and six-pointed stars as symbols for Satan. Why else would anyone put a star atop their Christmas tree? "It's to honor the devil," as Nana and Papa used to say.


During Part 486 on December 16, Dave shined the light of knowledge upon the Jewish people, exposing the undeniable fact that they still worship Remphan today. Because he says so. And that is enough for the hireling enablers at Headquarters.


It feels like David C. Pack just discovered the Internet and is preaching information nobody else has ever looked up before. Or even put on a website for him to find it in the first place. What he preaches has been there for a long time, but he only recently discovered it. Therefore, it was time for his god to spread more conspiracy theories, now considered doctrine, to the brethren of The Restored Church of God.


David C. Pack’s Gallery of Stupid is busting at the seams with this one.


Go ahead and laugh. But remember…laughing is just what the devil wants.


**A special thank you to former RCG member Frank Kelley for providing the AI-generated concept art for**



“The Greatest Unending Story! (Part 484)” on December 9, 2023, started out normally enough.


Part 484 – December 9, 2023

@ 00:00 I don’t usually say the number, but Part 484. We’re nearing the end. But every time I think there’s nothing else we can learn, then we do.


He even layered thirteen minutes' worth of more “proof" that Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the Sixth King. Well, until he moonwalks all of this again. Dave never seems to settle on whether to take scissors or glue to his Bible and his notes from the previous week.

@ 04:55 He’s actually rebuilt the Russian economy to be an economy of war.


@ 05:21 …he cannot get out of the war. He’d be assassinated if he did.


@ 05:54 He the economy that's been built is so big (I wanna say this again, and I know what I'm talking about); it would crash his economy if the war ended suddenly. If he tried to stop it. He would literally never do this and expect to survive.


@ 08:06 I mean, he’s a type in many regards of Nebuchadnezzar, who apparently is gonna be a flatterer.


@ 08:44 He is a flatterer. He’s also (You know, the Seventh King is called a Little Horn). Putin’s 5’6 ½”. Napoleon was considered a shrimp and he was 5’8”. So, Putin is a very little man. There are things like that that go on and on and on…


Dave went on and on for another six minutes as if the more he talked, the more true it became that Vladimir Putin is the Sixth King of Revelation 17. Mark your calendars to see how long this interval lasts.



Dave enjoyed one of his favorite pastimes for this season: railing on the vile abomination known worldwide as Christmas. This was the first hint of what would come a few days later.


@ 1:01:53 In this time a year, that and, of course, they passing the plates and the Salvation Army and trying to get people to give and get in the Christmas Spirit which is utterly demonic and evil. But, people will give more so the pastors who love money can be, you know, buy their second or third home as so many of these the big guys do.


It will never be A Very Brady Christmas at the Headquarters Campus, especially now that Christmas is tied to the Star of Remphan.

Part 485 – December 12, 2023

@ 28:53 Remphan has a star, and it's six-sided. It's hexagonal. It is exactly the Star of David that has nothing to do with David. Or sometimes called Solomon’s Seal. It’s six-sided, and it's ancient, and you can go online and see a picture of the god Remphan sitting in the dead middle of what’s in the dead middle of the Israeli flag…but nobody ever looked it up.


Nobody ever looked it up except for the 28,000+ search results authors and the websites examining this topic. It is impossible for David C. Pack to speak the truth, even about the most minor matters. Lying is not just what he does. It is who he is.


@ 29:29 Saturn is the same god. Think Saturnalia and his hexagonal star, as well. So, whether you call him Chiun or Moloch or Remphan or Saturn or any number of other names, it’s the six-sided hexagon that we’re talking about. Six is the number of man and Satan. And Nebuchadnezzar, by the way. Mr. Armstrong long understood that.


The brethren of The Restored Church of God nervously went home on that New Moon and spied the trickster idols adorning their refrigerator door with newly opened eyes.

While researching the Star of Remphan, I found Dave’s sermon notes online. The details brought up during Part 485 are suspiciously similar to this website:


Star Of Remphan: Bible meaning Explained Easily (7:43)


Taking someone else’s information and calling it your own without citing them as your source is called plagiarism, Dave.


@ 30:16 No one ever asked, Why did Stephen get murdered by Jews in reference to a star when [chuckles] no Christian had ever put a star on top of a Christmas tree? In fact, stars on top of Christmas trees are off of this star.


@ 31:29 That has nothing to do with Solomon’s Seal. Or the ancient King David. Star of David? That’s an absolute lie about David…would never have done that.


@ 31:47 Every Jew who wears that star (millions of them do) are honoring Saturn, Remphan, Moloch, and Chiun.


The poor souls in The Restored Church of God had to race home to check every drawer and cabinet in the house to clear away the artifacts of wickedness that had been hiding in plain sight. It was time to conduct a winter-themed deleavening of the kitchen again.

How many graded homework assignments were torn from the walls and burned in the fireplace?

The frantic parents had to write the teacher a stern note explaining their child must refrain from yet another seemingly innocent activity at school. It is satisfactory and preferred that praise be issued verbally without the need to introduce seductive physical elements into their child’s psyche.



In case you thought you had too much wax in your ears and Dave was not clear enough, Part 486 made his points even sharper.


Part 486 – December 16, 2023

@ 01:50 Well, the Jews worship Remphan and Chiun and Saturn and many others using the 6-sided star, which often depicts the devil. But, the devil is also depicted by the…5-pointed star on the back of this coin. So, Christians went with…5-points for the top of their Christmas trees, and so forth. The Jews went for the 6-sided, but it’s all Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, the sun, the moon, and so forth. Now, the brethren have never understood this. They never have.


Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus are planets. The moon is classified as a natural satellite. But we should not get bogged down with technical details.


@ 03:51 An absolute abomination. So, knowledge is precious.


I will let Dave crow for a bit longer before his I-Know-But-I-Really-Don’t legacy is exposed as another perfect failure.


@ 07:09 But, these are big things. The Mystery of God would not be understood if you didn’t know about these stars, for instance.


@ 1:27:25 It may not go well for a lotta ministers who teach people to wear a Star of Saturn who know they’re lying.


Based on Parts 484 and 485, no one in RCG can use this emoji anymore.

How many brethren scrolled through their phones to delete messages that were safe and innocent only ninety minutes ago? If you absentmindedly use a star icon in a group chat, you shall be reported to the local unpaid hireling post haste. RCG has implemented a zero-tolerance policy for serving Satan through innocuous iconography.



@ 34:45 Nobody knows any of this. But my job is to lay enough verses out that you can't miss it.


To correctly see what Dave missed, we need to read what the Bible says after Dave takes too much authority upon himself in 3…2…1…


@ 04:09 But this a lot a knowledge we're learning. It’s an absolute blasphemous abomination. It’s outright idolatry (straight up) for a person to wear a star of any kind. Or a cross.


It is such a shame this is no longer considered acceptable Sabbath attire in The Restored Church of God, even under your shirt.


Wearing a star is a sin, according to David C. Pack, since he alone has the guts to declare it so. One tiny little problem is the Bible disagrees with him. If only David C. Pack was not cursed with the most astonishingly epic piss-poor reading comprehension skills, at least one dart he throws might hit the board.


David C. Pack calls wearing stars idolatry. Is that true? The Second Commandment holds the answer.


Exodus 20:4-6

You shall not make unto yourself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that isin the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.


God is commanding everyone to not worship graven images. Having a plushie dolphin from Sea World on your desk is not idolatry. Licking a stamp is not idolatry. Wearing a hat with the Cleveland Browns logo on it is not idolatry. Storing a photo on your phone of your cat sleeping is not idolatry. (You are safe, Jessica.) None of that is idolatry.


Worshipping anything other than the True God in spirit is. Dave equated a star to the cross. Catholics worship before the crucifix. Jews do not worship the Israeli flag. Just like Americans do not worship ours. And nobody worships the star on their T-shirt.

David C. Pack utterly missed the point and botched it spectacularly. Nobody is entering the Lake of Fire for having hearts on their lunchboxes. Owning pajamas with stars on them does not mean parents are earmarking their children to serve the devil when the Man of Sin comes on the scene.


The Mark of the Beast is not placing a temporary star stamp on your hand and forehead. According to the Bible, unless you worship or serve your star-shaped cookie-cutter, you are A-Okay.


Parents of The Restored Church of God, please tell me you did not raid your house in a panicky, guilt-fueled fit to cleanse stars from your dwellings. Please let us all know that you under-reacted rationally and did not let pressure from a false teacher cause you to scrape the glow-in-the-dark decals off the bedroom ceiling until 3 AM.


Look, I am neither a minister nor a spiritual advisor, and I do not possess special knowledge. I am just an unordained non-prophet/non-psychic who owns a copy of eSword. If Exodus 20 did not spell it out for the Nervous Nellies in RCG, look at other verses that align perfectly.


Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest you lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when thou see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, should be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD your God has divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.


Deuteronomy 17:3

 And has gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded.


2 Kings 23:5

…them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.


Amos 5:26

But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves.


The issue repeated throughout the Bible is worshiping the images. Having a Buddha for a doorstop is not the same as burning incense and praying to it. Do not let David C. Pack’s corrupt mind corrupt yours.



The Bible warns about serving the sun, moon, and stars and not being dismayed at the signs of heaven. Why is David C. Pack so dismayed at the sun, moon, and stars and serving them by turning them into religious concepts?


He is all buggy about when a solar year starts. He is all buggy about inventing a ceremony on the New Moon. He is all buggy about stars being a symbol of Satan. David C. Pack is obsessed with the sun, moon, and stars. Literally.


It makes you wonder what spirit drives him. And what that says about the integrity of the hirelings in The Restored Church of God that put up with this with their silent compliance.


It is like David C. Pack is stuck in his early teens in his parents' basement, still playing Dungeons & Dragons. But he is the worst Bible & Prophecy Dungeon Master ever. He is totally off-guide, making things up as he goes along. He has constructed a detailed fantasy of nonsense that grows more ludicrous as time passes.


Yes, I still think Sacred Names are coming to The Restored Church of God. I could be wrong. Like I was wrong about Dave letting the brethren know all their field ministers have been cut off financially. By the way, they did not even wait until the new year to put that into effect.


Brethren need to read their Bibles carefully and hold their hirelings accountable. David C. Pack may get all starry-eyed with this wacky malarkey, but it does not need to make anyone else 

Marc Cebrian