Monday, 22 December 2008

Abraham's Bosom or the Grave

The death Dr Samuele Bacchiocchi will no doubt solicit glowing tributes from the misguided. But those who recognised his writings as heretical, will not lament his passing.

The doctor burst on to the scene in 1995, with the sole purpose of selling his baneful books to misguided and vulnerable people, seeking to escape the spiritual poison Tkach was feeding them. In fact, the doctor was like a vulture, hovering to pick at the dead carcases of the wicked! And there were and are plenty to pick at!

Will the doctor be taken by the angels into Abraham's bosom, or will he be burried like the rich man? A question that should send chills down the spines of the hirelings in cog-land!

However, the question now is: who is next?

Richard, if you are still alive, I am at Mizpah until desolation overspreads the land!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

A Sudden Volt-Face or the Status Quo?

Under the Latin phrase ad hominem, the following appears on the sidebar of AW blog: "While there is wide latitude on what appears under comments, abusive posts and name calling aimed at other posters will mean a quick trip to the trash folder." One wonders what has brought about this sudden volt-face by him who is without an original idea in his head, but delights in abusing and pouring scorn on anyone who doesn't share his irrational opinion that WCG under Mr. Armstrong was a dangerous cult.

Of course, the cabal of scoffers who coalesced around the AW blog, especially the foul mouthed Douglas and the depressed Dennis, will find this pretended road to Damascus experience quite chilling. As they love to wallow in and relish the opportunity to draw out of their reservoir of abuse, the vilest of expletives to hurl at anyone who doesn't agree with their insane opinions!

But as repentence cannot be contrived, this pretended road to Damascus experience must be seen for the sham it is.

Still, I will remain at Mizpah until desolation overspreads the land.

Monday, 15 December 2008

The Lamentations of The Wicked

AnonymousAfter treating the bible with contempt, and stupidly expressing doubt about Jesus' birth and the purity of his mother, Mary, the former hireling and now insane scoffer penned the following lamentation: "864 905 5804 still works really well after 7PM EST if you friendly types ever wish to chat. Since the ideal Xmas season is rather lonely in fact for me personally and circumstances less than Norman Rockwellish, it might be nice to talk and put a voice behind the names." Clear signs that he is running when no one is chasing him. But I can assure him and Douglas that they have not seen anything yet!
I can also assure him that although Gavin, in his folly, has supported his diatribe against Mr. Armstrong, and has condoned his abuse of Jesus by remaining silent, he will neither be calling the above number nor attending his funeral, when that dreaded day comes! Which will not be long in coming!!

As for the foul mouth Douglas, he will not be far behind. And Gavin will find it very uncomfortable to survive between a rock and a hard place.

Still, I will remain as Mizpah until desolation overspreads the land!

Friday, 12 December 2008

The dogs and their vomit

The silly season of Christmas is here again, and the dogs that have returned to their own vomit are about to further disgrace themselves, if that is possible! 

The leading dog, who is afflicted with severe distemper and madness, recently vomited the following: "No critically thinking theologian or layman would ever be tempted to take the contradictory accounts of Jesus birth in Matthew and Luke literally true." Wow! How would a brute beast know what humans are capable of understanding?

Of course, the leader of the the canine pact is not alone in returning to his own vomit, for he was joined by Charlie and others to eat their own vomit. How disgusting can one get!

Still, I shall remain at Mizpah until the pit be dug for the wicked.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Modern Religious Sentimentality

Modern religious sentimentality has been heavily influenced by the resurgence of social and psychological theories, which became very fashionable in the 1950s. Simply put, these theories state that we must focus on the good in human nature, and that people's deviant behaviour derives from their social and psychological background. Therefore, people are not solely responsible for their roguery.

As a consequence, punishment for criminal behaviour should either be suspended or be used in conjunction with methods of rehabilitation. So, when dealing with criminal behaviour, the emphasis should be on forgiveness, compassion and mercy. At the same time, helping the guilty to understand and come to terms with the social and psychological factors that caused them to be any thing from petty criminals to malevolent psychopaths. And, of course, in this process very little thought is given to the feelings or sufferings of the victims.

This irrational mindset is very evident amongst the so-called churches of God, but it is not to be found in the pages of the bible. Most in the churches of God continue to make excuses for the behaviour of those who have sought to divide God's church, or fed themselves instead of the flock. The flock is supposed to understand the social and psychological conditions and factors that caused the ministers to betray God's people. The flock is expected to forgive, show compassion and extend mercy to those evil men who lied to them. At the same time, the pain and suffering of the flock are to be seen by them as God's way of testing their faith. Well, this mindset is pure religious sentimentality, and is a product of "the spirit of the world"(1 Cor. 2:12).

On the other hand, the mindset of the bible is that people are responsible for their actions, whether they are good or bad. And although God is love, he is also a God of justice. And he does not give any consideration to the social or psychological factors that influence those who break his laws. On the contrary, the history of Israel is replete with examples of God's attitude towards those who broke his laws. Those who repeatedly ignored his warnings to repent and turn from their godless ways, suffered the most dreadful of calamities.

So for hireling "ministers" to emphasise God's mercy to the exclusion of his justice is to lull people into a false sense of security.

To be continued....