Sunday, January 16, 2011

David C Pack - Few Followers Indeed

It is somewhat ironic to watch David C Pack on Twitter. This minister believes himself to be a godsend to mankind, yet only 73 people are willing to read his tweets. People who have read this blog regularly will no doubt have checked up on his attitude towards the internet.

He deeply hates freedom of speech - especially when anyone dares challenge his veteran opinions. It is highly offensive, according to "Should Accusers Be Answered", that anyone would question him. He really feels inspired to a level that anything which contradicts him must be rebellion towards God.

When heading a group he claims is growing, the numbers speak clearly about how inflated his ego must be. I warmly recommend checking up on him before you ever get involved with his group, the Restored Church of God.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Prophecy Speculations - 101

When Ronald D Kelly gave the sermon "Fun With Prophecy" it caused quite a stir in WCG circles. Even in splinters this sermon was mentioned, and in many ways the irony of its withdrawal is even more hard-hitting for thus still caught up in the mind-control of Armstrongism. The founder, Herbert W Armstrong, died EXACTLY a quarter of a century ago - and his writings are srill considered with the same reverence as we see among Seventh Day Adventists towards Ellen G White.

When Ron focused on airports named Dillon, 19 year time cycles, the number 666 (which should have been 616) and many other theoretic coincidences, he hit one important nail of Armstrongism spot on. It was indeed all pure speculation based in part, as any fallacy must to ensure it is at least a small bit credible, on some well-known elements of scripture. The dangerous part of Armstrongism is the cultic element of isolating people in a "us vs them" mindset, coupled with the idea that whatever others write is just a deceived viewpoint supposed to somehow trick people away from "revealed truth"

Once that type of reasoning is accepted you can convince people of anything - as we have seen ever since the Radio Church of God was established.

The even more dangerous part is when you still see people so taken in about the doctrines of Armstrongism that they will abandon all reasonable thought processes just to be in the group of "wise faithfuls"

It has been some turbulent events taking place through the years, but I am sure we will see as many strange events taking place during the next decades as new speculations come about wuth each their own cobspiracy twist about how evil so and so us. What a strange mindset indeed...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yet Another "End-Time" Expert

The year 2011 has hardly begun, but already Harold Camping, a former minisrer in the WCG, has announced the end to arrive on May 21st 2011. He has determined this after careful Bible study...

May will come, and so will June.

You can read about it here:

It is important to understand the Bible in its right context, and that element in Bible study has been sorely missing in the world of Armstrongism.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Herbie's Death Almost a Quarter of a Century Ago

The title of this article "Herbie's Death Almost a Quarter of a Century Ago" may be surprising to those unfamiliar with Herbert W Armstrong dying on January 16th 1986. A quarter of a century has passed, and even infamous sexual addict, a.k.a. Garner Ted, also is gone.

The famous baton, with almost apostolic succession ideas, can't be claimed through heredity, but is being claimed in each offshoot as a result of some special doctrine or idea making a certain leader claim divine reason for starting his own "faithful" empire.

In the world of internet marketing they say the money is in the list. In cults the money is in mind control, and the world of Armstrongism has sure had its share of strange events in recent years...

Happy New Year everyone. :-)