Thursday, 15 May 2008

Psychological babble.

A former hireling by the name of Dennis Diehl, who by stealth climbed up some other way instead of coming through the door, which is Christ, was mistakenly ordained a minister in WCG. Sadly, he never understood or possessed the character of a true minister. In Paul's second Pastoral Epistle to the Corinthians, he reminded the ministry that God is the one who enables them to be ministers thus: "our sufficiency is of God; who also has made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit"(2 Cor. 3:5-6). The word "able" means that they have the knowledge and character to hold such an exalted office, and are capable of teaching the things of the spirit, as their "sufficiency is of God."

Paul then proceeded to outlined four fundamental character traits to be found in true ministers of Christ thus: "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but (1) have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, (2) not walking in craftiness, (3) nor handling the word of God deceitfully, (4) but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God"(2 Cor. 4:1-2).

Well, did Dennis or any of the other hirelings that were "ministers" in WCG, ever "renounced the hidden things of dishonesty?" They spent a lot of time denouncing dishonesty in other people, but as for "renouncing" it in themselves, NEVER! If the widespread merchandising of the deluded people in cog-land is anything to go by, then, dishonesty is the order of the day.

What about "not walking in craftiness?" Anyone who was around the ministry in WCG or in cog-land today could write a book on the "craftiness" of most ministers, including their deceitful misrepresentation of the word of God and their lying to the brethren, either by commission or omission. Their motto was and is, "We reveal things on a need to know basis, and we decide who needs to know." What deceitfulness!

Dennis is now an expert in psychological babble. So his analysis of my exposure of Gavin's 17 pages of drivel, on what Gavin thinks is an intellectual exposition of the authorship of the Pastoral Epistles, is described as "pain body." I suppose when one falls from grace any nonsense appears attractive and alluring.

To be continued

4 comments:

Ekimks (Mike) said...

Hold on. Before you get too harsh on Dennis, take a look at this page where he admitted he was wrong. Sounds to me like he renounced his own dishonesty.

Takes a big man to admit he was wrong.

Tom Mahon said...

Ekimks (Mike) said...

>>Takes a big man to admit he was wrong.<<

Apologies from former WCG ministers are not good enough to atone for the sins of lying to and betraying the people of God. In fact, according to the bible they are beyond repentance.

What these men have failed to understand, is that it is the Holy Spirit that selects men to be ministers, and it is a job for life. One can't resign or walk away from the ministry. One must die in the service of God on behalf of his flock.

Sadly, Dennis and his fellow ministers never understood what is is meant by, "I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak"(11 Cor.4:13). To have the honour of preaching to God's people, is only granted to those who have been integrated into the head of the body of Christ. So to be severed from the head is to die to the Lord.

One doesn't have to be a "big man" to apologise. A "big man" is willing to die for the things he truly believes in!

Charlie said...

Tom said: "Apologies from former WCG ministers are not good enough to atone for the sins of lying to and betraying the people of God. In fact, according to the bible they are beyond repentance."

Tom you need to apply this principle to armstrong. You won't I'm sure. But if you are honest with yourself...ahh nevermind.

Tom Mahon said...

Charlie said...

>>Tom you need to apply this principle to armstrong.<<

The principle applies to anyone who lied to or betrayed the people of God.