Friday, November 7, 2014

Creepy UCG Program To Indoctrinate Young Children Into Staying In The Church

The Untied Church of God has published new guidelines for a new youth educational instruction program, "UCG Youth Instruction Program—A Deuteronomy 6 Model."

Like all COG's these days, the UCG is not able to keep it's youth from remaining tithing members once they hit college age. Most leave because of the hypocrisy they see daily or have easily proven that the law is NOT to be kept, or that they are just plain sick of religion.

The following quote from the United News is stirring up a lot of talk on various COG related sites.  What has struck many people is the list of things that people can do to entice children to stay involved, starting at a young age.  What many are noticing is that the list sounds much like what pedophiles do to groom children into becoming compliant.  While I know that was not UCG's intent, it still is rather creepy!  Nothing makes a COG feel more successful though than having brain-numbed compliant children and adults.

One thing that is painfully obvious is that no where in the list of points below is there ANY reference to Jesus.  They just cannot handle the guy! If they did, they would have to admit their Old Covenant silliness is wrong.
While God clearly lays the primary responsibility for teaching children on the parents, He also indicates that the Church community at large must be involved in passing on His ways.
As a church, we are assessing how to be more effective with youth instruction by emphasizing a Deuteronomy:6:6-7 “parents first” model, where the Church supports and supplements parents’ teaching, but does not supplant their responsibility.

So how can you as a Church member be involved and help pass on God’s way of life to the children in your congregation?

Here are some tips:
• Get to know every child’s name and have conversations with him or her.

• Make a point to acknowledge, smile, talk to each child every Sabbath or at other times when you see them. It is important for them to know you care about them as an individual.

• Get to know one thing about him/her that they enjoy doing.

• Ask how school is and what do they want to do when they grow up.

• Find out who their favorite Bible hero is.

• Find out what their favorite Bible scriptures or stories are. Why do they relate or like those the best?

• Where are they going for the Feast and what are they looking forward to learning and doing?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Philadelphia Church of God Brags About Ripping Another COG Family Apart

The Philadelphia Church of God had an article in the October2, 2014 issue of The Philadelphian  rag for TRUE followers of Flurry's harsh spite-fueled god.

It featured an article about a Canadian teen who lives in a household where the mother is a Philadelphia Church of God member and his father is a member of the United Church of God.

Reading the article it is easy to see how Flurry brainwashes his followers through his lies and deceptive practices.  He article is very blatant on labeling every one outside the PCG as lost and Laodiciean.  It's sad to see this kid swallowing this vomit, particularly when there is absolutely NOTHING in the PCG that is God oriented or grace directed.

"Eventually, the WCG's watered-down doctrine convicted  D..........'s parents to stop attending services.  When he was about 9, the family left the WCG and began attending an offshoot group. His father still attends services there.

"D........'s mother left the offshoot group in June 2012 after 5 years.....That August,  D.....'s mother counseled with PCG Local Elder Timothy Oostendarp in their home.

It took time for D...... to adjust to a change of scenery after spending an entire life attending Laodicean services.

Further down in the article they make this statement about the boy using his as a direct jab against UCG:  
Before making the move to the PCG, he only endured services, now he looks forward to them.

Then the PCG writes:

D...... knows from experience how off-track the Laodiciean churches are.   "It's hard to see when you are in it," he says.  "I didn't have a standard to compare it to until I came here.  The thing that really characterized it: 'The rules are slack. They aren't urgent about keeping the rules or keeping the standards high."

"They keep the holy days, " D..... says.  "They do a lot of things similar to the truth.  It's very deceptive.  There's no revelation or deep prophecy, just mainly Christian living.  They think God works with all of (the splinter groups).  I never heard them say anything about the true Church.  They never talk about being the Bride of Christ."

D....... hopes his father will come to the PCG one day and experience the blessing of being God's Philadelphia remnant.

It's sickening how the Philadelphia Church of God and the Restored Church of God take great pleasure in using children as weapons to tear families apart all to appease their hate-filled god.  This has been the tradition of Flurry and his cronies for a long time now.  Dave Pack does he exact same thing. 

Great will be the day these sick men are out of the picture and Armstrongism is wiped from the face of the earth!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Continuing Church of God Feast Attendance Embarrasses Dave Pack!

Continuing Church of God Africa Feast Site

The Continuing Church of God is the most important Church of God on the entire planet today that is being led by God's most humble, knowledgeable and double-blessed servant to have ever walked the earth.  Because this leader is such an outstanding success he has had hundreds of thousands attending his Feast sites around the world.....NOT!  Check out his stats below.

We had four Feast of Tabernacles' sites in Africa (including a very limited one in Nairobi), two in North America (including one video site in Kansas), one in New Zealand, and one video site in the Philippines. Over 500 people part of the Continuing Church of God were able to attend in 2014. We had more than double the number of attendees in North America and Africa this year compared to 2013.

Here is information from the video site in Wichita, Kansas:
2014  Feast Attendance  for Wichita, Kansas video group was 3 adults and 2 children 2 teenagers. ...
We had no problems. We were able to see the sermons you uploaded from the day before and others you had from last year on Deut. Very Good!

The feast site in Ndhiwa was the largest feast in Kenya with a
population of 236 people. Adults were 196 and 40 children.

The Kisii site was hosting 200 people.

African feast goers   430
US Feast goers           64
Total Feast goers      500

64 US members, minus 4 for his family leaves 60 people that are essentially funding Bob Thiel's world-encompassing church.  Like all COG leaders who run harlot daughter churches of Armstrongism, Thiel claims that his little flock is stepping out on faith and will be greatly blessed.  Its always a remnant that has preserved the truth.

Assuming these 60 members are tithing on around 30,000 income, Apostle/prophet/soon to be martyr Thiel could be bringing in $180,000.00 a year.  Of course that "60" includes kids, spouses who don't work and others, so his income is way less than the $180.000.

With almost all of his "members" in Africa and some loosely affiliated groups in Asia being from low income areas, they will not be sending him much money.  If they are then they need their heads examined!  If Thiel were a true man of God, which he's not, he would tell them to keep all their money for themselves and to take care of he poor, the widows and orphans in their African areas.

Even Dave Pack is embarrassed at the utter failure Thiel has become!  Well maybe not so much...gloating more than likely.

Is Your Beef Stew Making You Idolatrous and Wicked?

The Church of God Chief Pharisee, James Malm, ever on a quest to control his followers lives is now telling them how to cook beef stew.

When we make a soup or stew we should first slowly cook the meat, and then strain the blood from the broth through a cloth before adding the vegetables. 

God uses a stew made of choice meat, which in the cooking becomes full of oozing blood and floating scum which is not strained off and the stew of fine meats is polluted; as an allegory of the apostates.  We the spiritually called out were called out and made the choicest people to the Eternal, only to become polluted in our own idolatry and wickedness.  

When questioned about his legalistic nonsense, the Chief Pharisee responds:

I have never heard of such a thing–is there a scriptural reference to validate this practice? My understanding has been that rinsing off meat that has been properly drained of blood after slaughter with water (along with trimming off excess fat)was all that was required prior to cooking it.
Also, what about roasted or fried meat? Since some of the offerings that were cooked in such manner were granted to the Levites as food, that would seem to make this practice okay for preparing food.
Jacksonville FL

We are specifically commanded never to eat any blood in several places. That would certainly include the straining off of any blood [the dark clumpy pasty mess that comes off slow cooking meat.] that came out of the meat in cooking. Especially when today’s meat is not fit for consumption and all we can do is wash it well and then scoop off the bloody scum at home. Certainly we can roast or fry meat, but we should make sure to wash it well and to cook slowly so the blood will come out; as for the sacrifices those animals were killed by cutting the jugular and allowed to bleed, while modern slaughter involves striking the head with a hammer, or even electrocution and strangling [fowl] all forbidden by God. James

You MUST keep two days of Feast of Trumpets in 2015 because of a 5% / 95% chance you are keeping the wrong day

Below is a quote from the Chief Pharisee of Armstrongism, James Malm.  His legalistic pile of mumbo-jumbo gets harder and harder for his followers to understand or follow.

He is already looking forward to the cultic version of the Feast of Tabernacles 2015.

FALL HOLY DAYS:   As usual the fall Holy Days are the most difficult to determine ahead of time.  Because of this Israel from the most ancient of times always set aside the earliest expected day as well as the next day, just in case the new moon was not seen on the earliest expected day.
This has given rise to Rabbinic Judaism keeping the Feast of Trumpets for two days, when it is only a one day High Day.  
Pharisee Malm wants his cult followers to miss two days of work next year just to make sure they have covered their ass and any "unpleasantness" that it might cause if they kept the "wrong" day..

In 2015 there is a very faint possibility that the Feast of Trumpets could be on Sep 15 although the overwhelming probability is that it will be on Sep 16th.  I do advise taking two days off work beginning with the earliest expected day to avoid any possible unpleasantness for both the Feast of Trumpets and the Fast of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles. 
It is about 5% likely that Atonement will be on Sep 24 and 95% that it will be on Sep 25th.  It is about 5% likely that the Feast of Tabernacles will begin on Sep 29 and 95% likely that it will begin on Sep 30.

Even the narcissistic asshats Flurry and Pack are not this controlling!  Well, at least not yet.  Once Malm trains them in the truth they will see the glorious light and COMMAND their members to keep two days.

Monday, November 3, 2014

22 Year Philadelphia Church of "god" Member Finally Leaves The Manipulation of Gerald Flurry Behind

A woman who was a member of Gerald Flurry's personalty cult, the Philadelphia Church of God, relates what she had her family experience in her  22 year membership in the PCG.

She writes what everyone who has been part of Armstrongism has experienced.
When you first come in, it looks so good--lots of friends, laws to live by that seem to promise happiness. All is well--until they think you didn't do something they said to do. Then you're constantly watched as they can't take the chance of you thinking for yourself and breaking rank. Just the smallest thing is suspicious. Then comes the threats. You can't be part of this if you don't follow suit. They begin to instill fear. After that you're hooked. But you keep going on and on because all your friends are there, all your money goes there, and your children are in there.

They have cut you off from the world ever so gradually and replaced everything and everybody with them only. The constant fear of being put out and not "making it into God's Kingdom" keeps you from leaving. You will do anything. Your hope of a lifeline to someone on the outside, to get out, is gone. You have alienated everyone in your family that could help you to get out. You're constantly talking about prophecies and that "we alone" are called and going to the "place of safety" and that no one understands but us in the "true church." It really turns others off.  Giving the Reigns of Our Life Over to Someone Else

Fear is the only way the leaders of all the Armstrongite splinter groups stay in power.  By threatening a member with the lake of fire and eternal damnation for going against them, it scares people enough to keep them submissive and weak.

Cultwatch says this about fear:

Cult leadership is feared. To disagree with leadership is the same as disagreeing with God. The cult leaders will claim to have direct authority from God to control almost all aspects of your life. If the cult is not a religious group then questioning the leaders or program will still be seen as a sign of rebellion and stupidity.

Guilt will be used to control you. Maybe the reason you’re not making money is because you’re not “with the programme”. Maybe the reason you’re not able to convert new recruits is because “your heart is prideful and full of sin”. It could never be that the programme isn’t working, or those new recruits have valid reasons for not joining. It’s always your fault, you are always wrong, and so you must try harder! You will also be made to feel very guilty for disobeying any of the cult’s written or unwritten rules.
 Psychology Today writes:

.....pathologically narcissistic. They all have or had an over-abundant belief that they were special, that they and they alone had the answers to problems, and that they had to be revered. They demanded perfect loyalty from followers, they overvalued themselves and devalued those around them, they were intolerant of criticism, and above all they did not like being questioned or challenged. And yet, in spite of these less than charming traits, they had no trouble attracting those who were willing to overlook these features. 

"Pathologically narcissistic" is a great description of the leadership of almost all the Church of God's.  One needs to look no further than David C Pack and Gerald Flurry to see these traits blatantly obvious.

On a Facebook page recently, a person wrote that they witnessed a scene with David C Pack that left them appalled.  It seems a group of young men and women were standing around waiting for Dave to arrive.  When he did, the guys rushed to see who got to open Dave's car door first as they shoved the women aside. 

Demanding extreme loyalty is the only way these men stay in power.