Happy Thanksgiving to all. Below we have a few points for you to consider during this four day holiday weekend.
A good cult delivers on its promises. A good cult nourishes the needs of its members, has transparency and integrity, and creates provisions for challenging its leadership openly. A good cult expands the freedoms and well-being of its members rather than limits them. –Philip Zimbardo
“Arrange your life in such a way that you don’t make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. -Steven Weinberg
There are all kinds of things going on in the splinters, frankly, that make me very sad. More and more senior ministers are either having strokes…Another evangelist, in one of the splinters, had a massive stroke that struck him at the base of his brain, right after he gave a sermon a week ago, and he’s probably never going to recover. I helped transition him to the Living Church of God (Actually then, it was the Global.)…I got to be very close to him.
Another senior minister in that same organization, an evangelist (at least, the way they count them) just came through radiation therapy. There are others having strokes and suddenly dropping dead. It won’t be long before there won’t be many more ministers.
-David Pack (RCG)
And you should note…We haven’t proven yet that this is when Christ is reigning in Zion, but we will…it has sort of thrown some pretty heavy hints out there that these are a people who have been crowned, and they have glory and honor—exactly as they do in Psalm 149 when they are leading the most powerful people on Earth and they have power to imprison them…You will find, as we go further…Not this week…the power to execute people…and I will show you that you’ll never get a single decision wrong, because that becomes a question. Well, could we ever get anything wrong? I will give you five proofs that it’s impossible to get anything wrong—when we get to that.
-David Pack (RCG)
Our responsibility will be laid out for us. It is just that there are three men who are going to have to function together……If you can understand what I am saying, this is what we are part of. Certainly, if I don’t go out and say what I think, judgment I think should be carried out, you can’t either. On the other hand, let’s face it—it’s enormous power and authority.
When the Two Witnesses are given power, they are told to do certain things…and the people don’t respond…boom…water turns to blood, the heavens dry up, plagues come, and if you threaten them, personally, you die by fire. They are going to make judgments. Brethren, you are going to have certain power. Understand—along with two others, it is clear then, during the restitution of all things, that God is using a human spokesman and with those two others. Therefore, this becomes its own great proof that God has always intended the Kingdom be carried out through human leadership under Christ. All of it—meaning you included.
-David Pack (RCG)
Then there is Terry Ratzmann, a LCG member who took power onto himself….
Life should be a search for the true, the good, and the beautiful. However, there are dark forces working to lay all of society open to the predations of certain religious teachers. Like in the Wizard of Oz, Dave is that man standing behind the curtain. Pull back the curtain and you’ll see a demonic nut hiding behind it, furiously pulling the levers of fanaticism in an unforgiving attempt to cripple his membership psychologically.
The price paid has yet to be revealed…
And now we turn our attention to something else….
Archaeologists worked hard to unearth what might well be only the second Viking site ever discovered in North America – but they had a little help from a higher power.It was the satellite’s near-infrared imagery that set Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues on a quest to excavate the site on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, known as Point Rosee. Carbon dating suggested that the site was active sometime between the year 800 and 1300. If the findings are confirmed, Point Rosee would be only the second Viking settlement ever discovered in North America, and the first such site to be found since 1960.The evidence gathered from L’Anse aux Meadows proved that Christopher Columbus and his crew weren’t the first Europeans to reach the New World. Rather, Vikings sailed to Newfoundland around the year 1000 and tried for years to set up colonies there.