James Malm, the wanna-be prophet and leader of the TRUE remnant of the COG is really pissed that none of the COG's will listen to his new moon teaching malarkey. Christians down through the centuries have proven that celebrating new moons and blowing trumpets are a waste of time and not relevant to a Christians' walk with God. The only people who have found relevance in it seem to be those die-hard legalists that pretend to be Jews though they cannot keep the law as expected.
Malm, has been seeking for some time now to form his own splinter cult that will provide an income source to him. He is doing the same thing Bob Thiel did, by setting himself up as the final authority on scripture and the law. Like Thiel, Jesus is NOT part of Malm's conversation. Like Thiel, Malm is not ordained, which is a direct affront to what HWA taught about church leaders.
Malm demands that all of his followers observe all new moons and blow trumpets. Then that evening they are to study their Bibles because it technically is not a "holy day."
Herbert Armstrong and the Churches of God have all determined that this "festival" is not required and Malm does not like that. He claims HWA was influenced by pagan Hoeh and other others to think that the Karaite Jews actually preserved the Jewish scriptures. Malm says this is not so because the Karaites are Sadducees and perverters of the word.
Malm is particularly incensed at COGWA because it is circulating a "secret" document on new moon observance to all its ministers that says it is not required.
As far as I know this COGWA paper has not been published; perhaps to keep me from critiquing it. It has been distributed to the elders to help them fight the word of God when they are questioned by their brethren.Malm is incensed that COGWA and all the other COG's are apostates because they don't follow him, yet his is in the exact same boat as they are, by bastardizing the scriptures to fit his perverted legalistic message.
I am taking the gloves off with this and I do not intend to pull any punches here, as this subject is a test subject, about whether people will obey the word of God; or whether they will cleave to what they think, regardless of the facts.
Those who reject the word of God and the facts, to follow and cleave to obvious error; are rebelling against God and his word and have the Mark of the Beast; which is rebellion against the word of God.
This paper is consistent with the teachings of most of the COG Groups and this series is applicable to all those who follow apostate men instead of the word of God on the calendar issue.
In the Church of Malm, the law trumps grace. The law is more important than Jesus. The 10 commandments are still required, though Malm and the rest of the COG's break every single one of them every single day.
Ladies and gentlemen: Today your God is testing and proving you! whether you are diligent to obey the word of the Lord your God; or whether you will obey false teachers from the Rabbins and or the COG leaders and elders!Yep, your god is pissed and angry. It is testing everyone. That seems to be the state of the COG since the day HWA apostatized from the COG7th day to set up his own splinter group. Armstrong's god is pissed. It has been for the last 75 some years.
An acolyte asks Malm if new moons are required for salvation. Malm says yes, now that he has told you they are, you are now held accountable.
As a side note, it is interesting that when you type in "should a Christan observe new moons" almost all of the early sites that come up are Armstrongite splinter cults.