The Painful Truth Blog has an entry today on "Just How Can We Trust Them?". Credibility seems to have always been a big issue in the Churches of God down through the decades. We claimed to have the only revealed truth on earth. Yet myriads of pastors and evangelists have lied and blasphemed over the decades with one stupid utterance after another. Thousands of failed prophecies, abhorrent biblical interpretations, and despicable treatment of members, all done by "great" shepherds of the chruch. Today the Churches of God are filled with countless official Apostles and prophets, all claiming they are the final truth. Why after decades of this silliness do members still sit there week after week soaking up the drivel from Pack, Weinland, Flurry and others? Check out this inquiring post on the Painful Truth blog and join in the discussion!
Good question. How do you place your trust in men who seem to never do what is right? Men who serve the interest of themselves first and the interests of the member last?
Adrian from Australia wrote with these questions in mind.
- The church claimed to be the church of brotherly love. My wife often said to me that if that’s what the church people are like then she didn’t want to be a part of the 1000 year reign with them. I agreed. I wondered how come my own family who I was told to reject as worldly, were always kind to us despite us not giving birthday presents to them and having Christmas etc. Despite the bible saying that if you see your brother in need and you do nothing about it how can God’s love dwell in a person. My physical family always helped us materially, church members didn’t ever. Of course I forgot about all that free advice about how bad you were from members, but I don’t think that qualifies as helpful. The bible says by their fruit you shall know them. It bothered me that they claimed to have brotherly love.