Many in the Church of God have always had a fascination with alternative "news" sites, papers and books, as they promoted one conspiracy after another. When I came to Pasadena in 1975, Gary North was the man of the hour. Newsstands in Old Town Pasadena were filled with his books and WCG members and employees devoured them. Anything concerning the Illuminati was sure to gather a COG following. Then there were the Visions of Fatima crowd who thought Fatima had written down three prophecies with the final one sealed till the end of time. This is the one that sends Almost-arrested and jailed Bob Thiel in orgasmic prophetic ecstasy. Add to this the anti-Semites that filled the church who passed around the Protocols of Zion as proof that Zionists were trying to infiltrate the church.
In 2017, in the various COG fringe elements, are those who still find solace in alternative news sources and Internet sites. The three biggest whack jobs in the church today that do this are the Kitchen family, Almost-arrested and jailed Thiel and deluded Wade Cox. WorldNetDaily is the go to source for news in many COG's today, from Almost-arrested and jailed Thiel to United Church of God.
Timothy Kitchen is crowing on his Facebook page that Herbert Armstrong was right and finally vindicated by offering "proof" that Hitler and Eva Braun did not die, but had escaped to Argentina where they died of old age.
Timothy Kitchen, posted a story from YourNewsWire.com about Hitler being alive. Kitchen states:
Documents proving Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun fled to Argentina in a Submarine
Newly released FBI files claim that Adolf Hitler escaped by submarine to Argentina where he lived in a heavily guarded ranch at the end of the Second World War suffering from asthma and ulcers.
An amazing cache of files shows that J Edgar Hoover’s FBI classified files surrounding Adolf Hitler’s escape by submarine to Argentina.
Recently released FBI documents are beginning to show that not only was Hitler and Eva Braun’s suicide faked, the infamous pair might have had help from the director of the OSS himself, Allen Dulles.
In one FBI document from Los Angeles, it is revealed that the agency was well aware of a mysterious submarine making its way up the Argentinian coast dropping off high level Nazi officials. What is even more astonishing is the fact that the FBI knew he was in fact living in the foothills of the Andes.
YourNewsWire mixes articles with half-truths and outright satirical information. A quick search of the Internet can tell the Kitchens this, but no, that is too hard to do since it does not fit their narrative. This is not the first time that the Kitchens have fallen for a satire site, and it wont be the last. Almost-arrested and jailed Thiel still does this, as does Wade Cox. Apparently, decades of listening to half-truths and outright lies from the pulpit have not equipped them to deal with reality. Distorting the Bible, preaching personal opinion as truth, and deliberately lying to their members, has been the distinctive hallmark of the COG ministry. Whether one is lying to members about Hitler being alive, deceiving a couple thousand Africans with myths and lies or preaching that the Koran is a legitimate book for Christians and that half of the African Continent is now Sabbatarian and COG members. Millions of Muslims have abandoned their religion in order to become Sabbatarian COGites.
Can truth ever be found in the Church of God? As it shrinks into oblivion, does any one care anymore?
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