Saturday, 7 July 2018

Which Spirit Do You Have?

The Chosen Vessel in his final letter to Timothy, and probably, his final letter to anyone, was inspired to write: "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"(2Tim.1:7).  Yet, in 1995 when the heretic, Tkach, introduced the heretical teachings into The Worldwide Church of God, the men who were ordained ministers turned out to be fearful cowards.  None of them had the courage to stand up at the lectern, and tell their respective congregations not to believe the nonsense that was being published in The Worldwide News, The Pastor General Report or on the endless cassette tapes, that were then in circulation.

These men could never have had the spirit of God, and yet failed to speak out.  For the Chosen Vessel says, "For God has not given us  the spirit of fear." Yet, Peter Shenton, Ian Martin and Paul Roberts, who were the so-called ministers of the Birmingham, England, congregation all failed to boldly speak out against the spiritual poison that the church was being fed.  Where was their "spirit of power?" 

Furthermore, what about the spirit of love? Jesus asked Peter three times, and the number three is important, "Do you love me?" and each time Peter said, yes.  And Jesus told him, "feed my sheep."  If these wicked men had the spirit of love, they would have died rather than abandoned Christ's sheep, to feed on the poison of Protestant theology.  These evil, wicked men have got some surprises coming, and no one will be bring flowers - not even to put their graves! 

Moreover, what about the spirit of a sound mind? Well, it was pretty obvious to anyone who was truly converted, that the hireling ministers, that were in WCG, and who are now in LCG, UCG, RCG, PCG, GCI, COG/Hulme and all the other divided splinters, that hurt people, were and are ignorant of the wholesome teachings of Christ.  Every Sabbath, they regurgitated the nonsense they were taught by Dr Meredith, Dr Hoeh, Raymond McNair and all the other faculty members that were based at the three Ambassador Colleges.

It was said, that Dr Meredith had a unique understanding of the Epistles of Paul.  If that claim was not so pompous, it would be risible.  To understand the Epistle of Paul one has to be led by God through a process of suffering, that leads to humility and sanctification.  Then one can approach to allegory of Galatians chapter four, the doctrine of election, the mystery of Mechesidec and rejoice and be astonished with the Chosen Vessel, when he says, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways are past finding out"(Rom.11:33).  What did the great Apostle elucidated, that led him to that inspired exultation?

Can any sensible person believe that these evil men, who were primarily motivated by power and money, had a truly sound mind, capable of understanding any of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven?  The answer is no, and that means they were not Christ's ministers, but ministers of the devil.

Monday, 11 June 2018

A Major Evil

One of the major evils of the times in which we live is, children dishonouring their parents, by speaking ill of them, failing to visit or help them in any way.

Yet, the the Chosen Vessel was inspired to write: "Honour your father and your mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth"(Eph.6:2-3).

Tragically, millions of young men and women die every day, as a consequence of failing to obey the fifth commandment, which commands them to honour their parents.

Can there be anything more dastardly evil than a child, who denigrates his father, whom God used to cause him to be conceived in his mother's womb? Such a child is most ungrateful and profoundly evil. It will not go well for that child, neither will he inherit the promise of a long life.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Mystery of The Temple.

When Moses went up to mount Saini, God gave him, among other things, the "blueprint" for the building of the Tabernacle, and told him: "that you make all things according to the pattern shown to you in mount"(Heb.8:5, Acts 7:44).  But the question is, a pattern of what?

However, in accordance with God's instructions, Moses built the Tabernacle, and all the other things that were to be included.  On completion it was consecrated and sanctified, to be carried by selected men from the Priesthood.  Of course, it was inviolate!  If it was touched by anyone other than the selected men, and the High priest, on the day of Atonement, that person died.  But why?

Later in the history of Israel, Solomon was chosen by God to build the Temple or Tabernacle.  On completion, again it was consecrated and sanctified.  And porters were appointed to guard the entrances, to prevent the unclean from entering into it thus: "And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the Lord, that none which was unclean in any thing should enter in"(2 Chron.23:19).  Jesus also referred to porters guarding the door of the church, to prevent "thieves and robbers" from entering(John 10:1-3).  That raises the question, how come that so many false ministers, who turned out to be "thieves and robbers," were able to enter into the church?  A question I shall answer at a later date.

However, the question still remains, of what was the Temple a pattern?  Jesus went up to Jerusalem to attend the Passover, and found hirelings selling animals.  After he drove them out, he made a profound revelation thus: "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up(John 2:19).  The Jews thought that he was referring to the temple that took forty six years to build.  But he was talking about his body, which he called a temple.  So we learned, and the "we" refers to those that are capable of learning, that the pattern God showed Moses in the mount was the pattern of the human body, but especially the "inner man"(2 Cor.4:16).

This teaching is confirmed by the Chosen Vessel thus: "know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you(1 Cor.3:16)?  Of course, the spirit of God only dwells in the "Vessels of Mercy"(Rom.9:23).  

Lots of people assembled for services with the Apostles and The Worldwide Church of God, but the majority of them were not called by God.  If they had been called by God, the spirit of God would have have dwelt in them, and they would never have fallen away from the church.  But John was inspired to write: "They went out from us, but they were not all of us; for if they had been of us, they no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that it might be made manifest that they were not all of us"(1 John 2:19).  So these people were never temples of God.

I am well aware, of course, that Rod Meredith, Victor Kubic and the gang of hanger-ons, that have coalesced around UCG for a salary, Dave Havir, Dave Pack, Jerry flurry, David Hulme and a hosts of other misguided people, are of the perverse opinion that others have left the church, but they have not!  Yet, all of these crazy men teach that Christ is divided, and God is the author of confusion.  For members and ministers often leave one group to join another, when something is said or done that makes them more unhappy, than they current are!  If that is not teaching that Christ is divided, then I don't know what is!

To be continued

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Why is Nakedness Shameful, Part Two?

The Worldwide Church of God was the Laodicean era of the the seven eras of the church of God.  Sadly, it was believed to be the Philadelphian era of the church.  However, a close examination of its spiritual condition by a spiritual mind would definitely reveal a sick, Laodicean condition.

WCG, unwittingly, preached a prosperity religion.  The same religion, that is preached today by T D Jakes, Joel Olteen and many others, who deceived desperately, vulnerable people into believing that God is to be worshipped primarily for the sake of money.

Although the hireling ministry of WCG talked about "qualifying" for the kingdom of God, which was and is heresy, they judged WCG's members to be righteously walking with God, if they had a "good job," drove a smart car, lived in a good house in a smart neighborhood, and could afford smart clothes for their children.  So to some degree, WCG's preaching was very little different from the madness of Protestantism, in all its ugly guises.   And of course, WCG measured its growth by the 30% increase in income it received every year for many years.

But in reality, WCG being Laodicean, was "naked and blind!"  In fact it was in a worse condition than Adam and Eve.  For Adam and Eve were naked, but their eyes were opened, so they hid themselves and covered their nakedness.  On the other hand, WCG didn't know it was "naked and blind."  So it didn't try to hide or cover its nakedness.

To be continued

Monday, 9 October 2017

The Unfolding Tragedy of GCI/WCG

I am at the Feast of Tabernacles, in Paignton, Devon. The weather has been glorious sunshine.

The theme of the Feast is sanctification. That is not Tom's opinion! It is what God says. Sadly, The Worldwide Church of God never understood the meaning of the Feast, and the divided groups, such UCG, LCG, RCG, PCG, COG/Hulme and all the other splinters, that hurt people, are also ignorant of the meaning of the Feast. But the divided groups are assembled in various locations around the world, solely to collect money from deceived people, who can't tell their right hand from their left; while the evil men that are laughingly called "ministers of Christ" talk nonsense.

I turned up outside GCI/WCG services, and two men were standing outside chatting. They remarked that I was late for services. When I told them that I don't attend services with GCI/WCG because of the heretical doctrinal changes introduced into the church by Tkach, they said they had just walked out of services because of the nonsense the minister was preaching. One of them asked me for my name, and when I told him, Tom Mahon. He asked trembling, "Are you Tom?" Then he added, "we are not supposed to talk to you." I told him, I know, the hireling ministers of the divided groups hate me, because I am exposing their wickedness.

However, we had a long chat about the madness of some of the various groups, and they think that over 50% of WCG members disagree with the doctrinal changes, and that includes many of the so-called ministers, such as Robin Jones, Francis Bergin and David Silcox. But none has the courage to tell the congregation that the doctrinal changes are spiritual poisons.

After services, I went into the meeting hall, for no one would dare ask me to leave, and had conversations with various people. Some were delighted to see me, and others thought, "Here comes trouble." Some commented that I still looked the  same as I did 20 years ago. I told them that God looks after me.

Sadly, many GCI/WCG members are now very infirm, and suffering from many debilitating illnesses. I think they still anoint people, but as God is not among them, no one is ever healed. Yet King David was inspired to write: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases"(Ps.103:2-3).  Yet, no one among these divided groups is ever healed, but they are all too deceived to ask, why not?

This unfolding tragedy has caused me more grief that anything else I have experienced. May it soon be over.

An Addendum

On Wednesday afternoon, I once again wondered down to GCI/WCG meeting hall, and Phil Halford, who operates and supervises the sound system, was sitting with Bob Millman, an American, who is an ordained minister in GCI.  I greeted Phil, and facetiously said, I am late for the bible study, which had been conducted by David Silcox.

Phil and I started chatting, and he began to lament the fact that the Autumn Festival is no longer called The Feast of Tabernacles, and GCI is now teaching a Friday crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection.  I told him that these heretical doctrinal changes emerged out of the Satanic, deranged mind of Joe junior.  

While we were chatting, a rather untidy man walked into the hall, and said he was depressed and suicidal.  After a few exchanges, Bod Millman advised the man to see a doctor.  I asked the man if he was a Christian, and he said yes.  I told him, "you don't need a doctor; you need to be anointed."  Then I asked him, "What can a doctor do that Jesus can't do."  The man was speechless!

But Bob Millman, who is a rotund, obese man of about 280lbs, jumped up and said:  "I have listened to enough of your nonsense. You called our leader (Joe junior) mad."  I asked him, "Are you attacking me?"   He decline to answer that question, but went on to say:  "The doors swing both ways."  Which meant, I should leave!

But I had no intention of leaving!  So I told him, "You have made many mistakes in your life, but attacking me is the gravest mistake you have ever made, for if my angel is sent from the presence of my father, you may not leave this hall alive."  He sat down, and asked:  "Are you predicting my demise?"  I was prophesying his imminent destruction!    

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Why is Nakedness Shameful?

When God created Adam and Eve, and placed them in the garden of Eden, it is recorded: "They were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed"(Gen.2:25).  So what happened, in the garden of Eden, to cause nakedness to be shameful?  Before I answer that question, permit me to summarise the events that led up to the couple hiding themselves because they discovered that they were naked. 

 The background

Satan, in the form of a serpant, deceived the woman into believing that God was hiding something from them, by forbidding them to eat of the tree of good and evil(Gen.3:4-5).  So after being deceived, the woman "took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat(Gen.3:6).

The narrative continues: "the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked..."(Gen.3:7).  Were they created blind?  God forbid!  For we read: "when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was pleasant to the eyes..."(Gen.3:6).  So according to the narrative, when they were created, their physical eyes were opened.  So what eyes are these that were opened, after they ate of the tree of good and evil?  Well, according to the revelation and inspired teaching of the Chosen Vessel, man has two sets of eyes.  One physical set, which allow him see the world around him, and the other set spiritual.  But sadly, man is spiritually blind.  Hence the pray of the Chosen Vessel is this: "I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the EYES of your understanding being enlightened;..(Eph.1:16-18).

So, the eyes of Adam's and Eve's understanding were suddenly opened to comprehend the wretched state into which they had fallen, by failing to obey God's instruction, not to even touch the tree of good and evil.  But why was nakedness suddenly shameful?

I delibertaely created a degree of suspense, by delaying answering this question, to shame the current and former hirelings/ministers of The Worldwide Church of God, who quitely frankly are ignorant of the teachings of the bible.  Dr Meredith, in particular, like to boast that he taught the Epistles of Paul for 25 years at Ambassador College, yet the man is completely ignorant of wholesome teachings of the bible.

To be able to understand and teach the Epistles of the Chosen Vessel, one has to receive "visions and revelations of Lord, and be taken up to the third heaven, to hear unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter"(2 Cor.12:1-4).

Which of the hireling ministers of WCG will dare say, "I was taken up to the third heaven, which is Paradise?

That is the question, which I shall answer later.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Will You Be In The Kingdom of Heaven?

Jesus was asked by his disciples, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"(Matt.18:1). And he replied, "Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."

That reply means that 98.5% of all the people on earth will not be in God's kingdom. For in another text, Jesus was asked, "Lord, are there few that be saved?"(Luke 13:23). And he never said yes, or no. He replied, "Strive to enter in at the strait gate."(Luke 13:24). And we know, incidentally, the "we" refers to true Christians, that from the sermon on the mount, only a few will find the "strait gate."

This tragic reality was made manifest in the history of Israel and The Worldwide Church of God. Just over 1650 years after the creation of Adam, God destroyed humanity with a flood, and only 8 people were saved. Later God destroyed the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and only 3 people were saved. And 430 years after God confirmed the promised to Abraham, he led over 600,000 Israelis out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and only 2 people, Joshua and Caleb, entered the promised land. So there is a pattern of only a few being saved.

Sadly, the modern tragedy is, WCG at its zenith boasted to have had 96,000 baptised members, an annual income of around $220 million dollars and around 2,500 ministers, including local elders. Yet, if my former local congregation is a reflection of what has occurred in other congregations, then the number of people that were truly converted, with a child like attitude, is in a ratio of 3:250. For, apart from myself, there were only 2 people in that congregation that were truly converted: Mrs Quinn and Miss Thorpe. All the others were just attending services, and the most wicked of them were those who were ordained ministers of Christ, without the faintest idea of what it truly means to be a faithful minister Jesus Christ.

These hirelings, for that is what they were, will be the first to be thrown into the lake of fire. While the few, who are truly converted, with a child like attitude, will be ushered in the the kingdom of heaven to enjoy God's eternal glory.

Isn't that wonderful!