The Deceitful COG Calendar Papers Exposed

It is very important to begin this article with the following email thread since it clearly reveals the true attitude of these men in loving false teachings more than they love the truth of God.

A download of the complete Exposé may be found at the bottom of this post. 

At the UCG May Conferences Aaron Dean, was elected Vice Chairman and is now in the real power center in UCG, the Chairman’s office.  

The following messages were exchanged between Aaron Dean and myself after the May Conference and he became the Vice Chairman of UCG: I had also sent similar messages to important men on COGWA and LCG but my messages were ignored by them, obviously they have no love for the truth and were not prepared to look at the issue. 

My Message

Dear Aaron

As I am sure that you know HWA taught the exact same Biblical Calendar that I do but was assured by Herman Hoeh that it was identical with the Rabbinic Calendar. 

Herbert then demanded to see proof from Hoeh and he wrote up his Paper for HWA.  It seems that he accepted Hoeh’s proof at face value and did not examine its sources. 

Later the UCG Jim Franks Doctrinal Committee of about 2002 supposedly studied the subject to compile certain Doctrinal Calendar Papers for UCG, but what they really seem to have done was to implicitly trust and therefore re-present the Hoeh material without checking his sources or doing any real study of their own. 

Since that time UCG, LCG and COGWA have swallowed this material whole without any investigation. 

Over the past months a UCG personality intrigued by my Calendar posts did do a serious study of the UCG Calendar Papers.  In the process he began to look up the sources that Hoeh cited for his quotes from Jewish Calendar experts.  To his surprise he found that the first quote of an expert had been taken completely out of context  and misrepresented as meaning the exact opposite of what it meant in its native context. 

He looked further and found that every expert quote cited, had been taken completely out of context and misrepresented as meaning the exact opposite of what that scholar intended in its proper context.  This kind of deception is called Contextomy and the material was not proof at all but an exercise in monumental deceitful contextomy, from beginning to end. 

The gentleman has now sent me a booklet going through the UCG Calendar Papers and revealing this appalling deception quote by quote and source by source.

Since I intend to post this booklet I am sending you an advance copy as a courtesy. The author has gotten a little carried away with the presentation format but the research is detailed and impeccable, totally discrediting the UCG, COGWA and LCG Papers and revealing how very dishonest they are.

Aaron, you are now in a position to influence UCG to re-examine this subject in a truly honest, sincere, open-minded and open-hearted manner and to finally do some scholarly research on the subject. 


He sent me this response:

Hi James,

A long paper…it will take a bit of time.  I always put my name on everything I write. Why do authors try to hide their identity?  Normally I won’t read papers that are anonymous.

Truth is truth no matter where it comes from so no reason to hide. It makes me sad to see this. It also makes it very hard to use as most won’t look at anything anonymous – making change difficult.



Then seeing that he was already trying to set up anonymity as an excuse to reject it, I took my gloves off and let loose.


I Replied

Dear Aaron

I assure you that I do know the man quite well for some time.  He wishes to remain anonymous for his own reasons, but I expect that he believes that he would be disciplined for sending this to me instead of to the Doctrinal Committee, where he, and I, are very certain that it would be ignored because of statements by Victor Kubik and others including Mario Seiglie, Dan Dowd and Jorge de Campos and messages sent to them by me being ignored. 

Similarly the recent decision of the Council to ignore the Sanctity of the Sabbath was highly indicative as to UCG’s attitude towards the truth: “Sweep the truth under the carpet and ignore it so that we can continue in our errors.”

For me to publish this is the only way that this terrible deception can be exposed and the truth brought out, but doing so has its perils. However as you say “Truth is truth.”  It is a great shame that UCG has been ignoring the truth on the Sanctity of the Sabbath, the Biblical Calendar and many other things and it was necessary to take this step.

Remember that I sent you an article on the order of The Last Passover of Christ and you assured me that you would look into it and get back to me?  I have now been waiting for almost five years.   

FYI I did do a New Covenant Sacraments and Service booklet which also contains that article and put it up for downloading at the end of March this year, it has now been downloaded 1,147 times mostly by UCG people and they are also sharing this with family and friends.  A similar article at the site has been read thousands of times.

Believe it or not TheShiningLight has a big impact on the COG organizations especially UCG and my posting this Calendar Paper analysis will be read by thousands, and it is really devastating, exposing the COG Calendar Papers as a complete fraud from start to finish. 

Your feathers may be ruffled, but after being ignored on this Calendar issue for years publishing this Calendar expose was required to try and motivate you and UCG to take a serious look and if you and UCG [and the other groups] care at all about the truth you and they will actually begin to take the subject seriously.  In fact interest on the subject in UCG has been rising strongly with this article being read several thousand times in the past six weeks as well. 

As you say “truth is truth no matter the source” so your reluctance to use truth that is sent anonymously is difficult to understand.  Examine it and you will see your entire Calendar position exposed as a complete fraud based on lies.  I will be publishing this in the next two weeks anyway and if you sit on it the brethren will still be informed and will wonder why you stand on lies and not the truth.  



His response:


What some consider truth others prove prove to themselves it is error.  Anonymous is never the Godly way to go for correction of something.  Fear is never a reason to be anonymous.  (Anonymous in giving to other in need is.)  Yes, publishing papers can and will confuse and change some people, but I have found God can use both truth and error to sort out peoples attitudes.  I have never written papers I did not sign, even when it disagreed. I have also had to wait years for some things to change.  I have also paid a price for doing so, but so did many of God’s people who did not hide.  Paying the price allows GOd to say “Now I know” about the person.

Trying to force an issue is a sign of impatience, and therefore a lack of faith. God uses patience to see if we will wait on him. I have seen it time and again and often under great duress.  However God does come through if something is true but through a simple and humble spirit, not one of pride.

I will pray for you as I find your desire may be right but your methods are not, and I fear how God looks at it.  The fact that one believes he has offered ‘proof’ does not mean it is actual proof.   I have also seen that time and again.  I think God did not make everything crystal clear and easy so he can test our hearts and attitudes.  It is a long paper, so I don’t expect to have it fully digested in your time frame. However I have faith that God will lead us in his time and his way to any truth we need. God knows the heart.  Aaron


Of course he does not like my method; why?  Because I am bypassing all their efforts to keep the brethren ignorant and deceived, by providing the facts to all the brethren.

In fact I and many others have repeatedly attempted to get these men to re-examine many obviously erroneous positions over the years only to be stone walled and indefinitely put off or ignored. 

I point out that this is not some new proposal at all, it is pointing out gross errors in their own published Paper in the hope that they would review their own Paper and correct any errors in facts.

This Calendar Paper deception would never be exposed if the paper had gone through “channels.”  That has been tried over and over and over throughout the decades by many people and each individual who has attempted it, found out the hard way that in the case of members seeking truth they are shot down and disfellowshipped or forced to recant of seeking the truth while the submissions are ignored. 

This has been a constant for many years, I myself was forced out of the WCG in 1985 over my defense of the sanctity of the Sabbath.

I know for example that the two Henderson brothers discussed the calendar with Scott Ashley and he asked them to write up a paper promising to submit it to the UCG Doctrinal Committee.  They dutifully wrote out a paper [I have been able to obtain and post a copy here.] and gave it to Ashley; shortly after that Ashley called them up and gave them an ultimatum:  Withdraw the paper or be disfellowshipped. 

Once they were disfellowshipped, the paper would then became a paper that was submitted from someone who was no longer a member.  At that point leadership is under no obligation to take up or accept a paper from anyone OUTSIDE of the organization and the Paper would be disregarded anyway. This is the evil way that they circumvent their own corporate rules and stifle all honest efforts to seek the truth. 

They withdrew their Paper and recanted, but even after doing so they and their families lost their serving positions and privileges.  Things were not the same, afterward.   

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and because these leaders  reject any effort to seek the truth, they will be rejected by God and cast into great tribulation. 

And now yes, to quote Aaron’s own comment; God can say with certainty “Now I know” that Aaron Dean and the members of the UCG CoE have no love to seek the truth of God’s Word.


I responded with a warning:

Dear Aaron

The favorite method of you folks for rejecting truth is to attack the source.  If there is some truth that you do not want to accept but cannot disprove you simply close your eyes to the truth and refuse to see or hear it, saying “just look at the source,” and then reject it out of hand with that lame excuse.  

The time frame I mentioned was no response in five years to the Passover subject so of course you are saying that you will put this off indefinitely.  This is clearly a cop out response and an excuse to stone wall on the Calendar Papers.  Don’t expect a response in years: in other words there is no intention of responding by taking an honest look at the Calendar issue. 

That is all you are doing, you have never proved this to be error, you will not even look at it, using a lame nonsense excuse to reject the truth.  The article itself is full of links to the complete works that are being misquoted while the fraudulent Calendar Papers have no links of this nature.  

I see that you are going to reject this out of hand without even looking at it.  You and your people stand proven before God as preferring to cling to lies and false traditions instead of loving and diligently seeking the truth.   

At least you know that I have not done this in secret nor have I broadsided anyone with this.  Everything that I do is done openly and not in the shadows.  God has not left you without many warnings and you have now made your love for false teachings and false traditions above any regard or love for the truth of God’s Word abundantly clear. 

As for being impatient, you are correct; the time is now very short; and the time has come for this issue to be revealed so that the true attitudes of today’s UCG leadership can be made clear for all the brethren to see.  However claiming that a person is being impatient so as to put things off forever is disingenuous on your part.  I do know when I am being stone walled.

I strongly advise you to sincerely and quickly repent, before God rejects you into severe correction.  I have done my duty, you have been warned repeatedly for many years.



He did not respond further.

It is written

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

These men must be given a warning to turn to godliness.

The duty of a watchman

Ezekiel 33:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

Brethren, every teacher of godliness has a responsibility to exhort and warn the people rebuking their sins, and they have a command from Almighty God to: 

Isaiah 58  Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.  

Why is there no one in these assemblies proclaiming and rebuking the sins of the people and turning them to a passion to keep the sanctity of the Sabbaths and Biblical Calendar and living by every Word of God?  Why will today’s elders and leaders lead the Ekklesia love falsehood; don’t they know that God is truth and to reject truth is to reject godliness? Why do they lean the brethren into the sin of following false ways, instead of proclaiming the warning, and teaching sincere repentance and a passionate zeal for the truth?   

As a teacher of godliness I have no choice but to stand in the breach and warn the brethren according to God’s command to his servants in Isaiah 58; and to stand watch, reporting on conditions in the world and strongly rebuking the sin in today’s spiritual Ekklesia.

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

Ezekiel was sent by God as the Watchman of  Israel/Judah for our day through his writings. 

Today those who have been given a good understanding of the Word of God must also expound the truth of God’s Word and strongly rebuke the sins in today’s spiritual Ekklesia. 

33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

It was Ezekiel’s personal responsibility to warn and call to repentance physical and spiritual Judah/Israel. 

Today this same duty to proclaim the gospel of warning, repentance and the way to salvation, to turn people away from all sin and to teach a passionate zeal to learn and to keep the whole Word of God is incumbent on every teacher of godliness (Mat 28:19-20)!

Because of the sins in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia. God has raised up this work to call for a revival of godliness ahead of the arrival of God’s two prophets and the great correction which is at our door.

33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

We, like Ezekiel, are not only to warn, but we are to teach the ONLY way of salvation; which is to zealously live by every Word of God, seeking out all truth and sincerely repenting of all error.

The love of these leaders for their own false traditions and their rejection of knowledge, and the tactics of the men who lead today’s various COG organizations in deceiving the brethren are already well established and well known, but they must still be warned and their sin rebuked before they are rejected and cast into great tribulation. 

The elders within the local congregations and the brethren are the ones who need to know about this deception.  The leadership of each CoG corporate entity would never reveal how they are deceiving people away from God: This necessitates an open letter/research approach to the whole brotherhood.

There is no escaping the fact that deception has and is taking place; no one with a sound mind, who sees this evidence, can arrive at any other conclusion.  The one sure way for the leadership to continue hiding their deception is to keep it secret from the brethren. 

Sending the Analysis Paper to the leadership which already knows what they have been doing does not fight this heresy, these things must be plainly exposed to the brethren to any real good in the Spiritual Ekklesia. 

By delivering this Exposé to as many of the Ekklesia as possible, and given the enormity and transparency of the evidence, those truly seeking to please God can become informed enough to realize that they have been conned away from godliness and make the appropriate decisions. 

If there is no tangible “messenger” to defame, ridicule, or castigate; then only the evidence that is openly revealed is left and these leaders have lost their habitual defense, deception and manipulation techniques.   Therefore the presentation of this research paper is focused on how we, as the Ekklesia, could have so easily been taken in by this deception.

If these men really loved the truth they would eagerly and energetically seek it out. Sadly they refuse to do so and condemn any effort at honest study, having no love the truth. 

Because they deliberately and willfully reject a knowledge of the truth, and remember that God is truth, therefore rejecting truth amounts to rejecting godliness.

Because they reject any zeal for the sanctity of God’s Sabbaths and reject seeking the truth out of love for their false traditions, God has this to say to them:

Hosea 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Also Jesus Christ has stated very clearly that he will reject them and all those who follow them into the terrible correction of great tribulation (Rev 3:14-22).  

Dear brethren, please take the time to study the word  “knowledge” in the book of Proverbs.   

As persons personally responsible before God, each one of the brethren has the personal responsibility before God to download and read this analysis exposing with numerous proofs the COG Calendar Papers as the collection of lies that they are. 

You must decide whether to seek the truth of God’s Word and to then live by every Word of God unto life eternal; or to follow false teachers who prefer to love and stand on lies, thereby leading people to destruction.

The time is now at hand, if you do not turn to godliness with a whole heart now it will need to be done during the severity of great tribulation, or you will lose out on the birthright of your calling. 

The Art of Deceptive Writing

This article on the Feast of Trumpets and the New Moon and this article from Isaiah on the Sabbath have been very popular.




Add a Comment
  1. UCG didn’t tell people whose Sabbath paper they rejected recently RE sabbath keeping. As far as I know this paper wasn’t made available to the brethren. Viktor Kubik wants to teach people to break the sabbath and claims that discussing the subject is taboo or it will create disunity. The style of government in UCG is ungodly with men lording it over others. Free speech isn’t allowed. You must have unity with
    Viktor and not with God. I am disgusted by this and no longer attend there. Teaching people to disobey God while lording it over people makes it difficult to recognise UCG as a church of God. Church of Viktor might be a better name.

    They never make Doctrinal Committee submissions public. Along with their rejection of the sanctity of the Sabbath today’s post should make their attitude of loving false traditions above loving God abundantly obvious.

    I point out that this is not unique to UCG but is also the attitude of the leadership of COGWA and LCG; which is why they are facing imminent correction in the great tribulation.

    Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children [read spiritual children ie the converts and brethren who follow them and not God].

    I have always continually corrected and updated my material as my understanding increases, as an example that all godly people should do likewise. James

  2. I have just read through the paper (need to do so again!) and would like to thank the author for his efforts in revealing this interesting information.

    Was it truly deception or just being sloppy?- only God knows. All I know, is that now every COG member with access to this information has some important decisions to make.

    I wish that the elder who wrote this would not remain anonymous, but I can completely sympathise with his reasons. I personally think Aaron was being a little pedantic about it.

    Thanks for providing the platform for this James. I hope that others who read it will also share their thoughts so we can get a good discussion going!

  3. People read what is said by the Messiah in the gospels, but most [like I used to not understand] do not understand the parables. So in my own words, you do not get adjustable wrenches from a walnut tree. Just like you do not get Figs from a Bull Thistle. Therefore, if a minister is teaching false doctrine, or is not behaving per scripture, you have bad fruit. Bad fruit = ??? Do you now follow that and make excuses for it?

    Rev 3:9 talks about those who claim to be of this way of life (Jews) but are not, and they teach lies (depends on the translation you use as to how it says this).

    If you believe that the 7 “congregations” are attitudes, well, then the above shows up in all of the congregations through out time. But certain congregations rejected those who are false teachers and rejected their authority, etc. Notice that God praises them for “ejecting” them.

    But if you believe that these congregations are eras, and that we have been in the Philadelphia era and coming to its end…. Why would anyone have a problem with those who claim to be of “the way” when they come to your congregation, repent and get baptized? One would not. But what happens when those who claim to be Jews, but are not, but get into leading positions? *This* is what one must be concerned about.

    Who am I? I’m just some old guy who has been living this way of life since sometime back in Radio Church of God days. And I have been studying to understand, not just quote scripture that I don’t understand (typical of the AC grads who were tested on memorization and not concepts and “precepts” or application of said verse(s)). Yes, I did go to AC. Yes, I did work in Pasadena at one time.

    I remember the old calendar booklets we got with the year’s projected dates of the Holy Days and was confused when they started preaching Calculated Calendar… And then ministers saying that the church had always used the calculated calendar going back to the time of the Messiah.

    A few years ago, I remember arguing the calendar with someone who knew the exact question to ask about the New Moon and Trumpets. And suddenly, it was as if I had awakened and I could see all the problems with the calculated calendar paper I had written (trying to back Pasadena). And now I have a migraine headache, because I know the truth, but it would offend people for me to explain it to them. So they are keeping the Holy Days by faith on the basis of what God has allowed them to learn. And they have no idea they are being lied to. For that reason, I feel it is not salvational for them, but it is for the leaders of the COGs who know and teach these lies.

    Revelation 3 also says about those of the Synagogue of Satan: I will make them prostrate before your feet and *know* that I have loved you.

    There is a saying: Power Corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

    And the power of the COGs goes to the heads of too many.

    Dan 12:4 talks about people traveling over the earth (at great speed is the implication) and knowledge will increase. Why is this true of the world but not of God’s children relative to understanding of God’s Word as we approach the end of the age?

    Is it because the GOGs are more afraid of losing members than obeying God that they continue to hold to things they know are not quite right?

  4. There are 59 holy days every year ! We all are in complete agreement on 52 of them. That is 80 plus percent agreement ! We should start by praising Jehovah for that concesus and Christians and Jews all on the same page, God and Christ love unity! So what’s left is 7 Holy days that have a variation of disagreement! But Ironicly this year the holy day observance line up! So we’re 100 percent in agreement ! Praise God again for unity in 2020! So this year there is no dispute again thank God and his son for out smarting all of us! We should all pray for unity of the body and be part of the solution and not the problem! Those who profess to be experts on the calendar might be humbled in the tribulation when communication with Jerusalem is cut off and there will be no one to spot the new moons to know the exact day to call the feast they will have to rely on the Helli calendar to mark the feast. My point is that to make this a issue must be considered with the weight of the 87 percent agreement on 52 sabbaths and the 100 percent agreement this year must put prospective in out attitudes and thinking. In loving consideration! RIP James

  5. In order to be in the kingdom of God we will need to be 100% in agreement with him no willful sinner will be in it, Shame on these groups who teach false calendars for the sake of organizational unity and ignore the truth.

  6. Mark makes an interesting observation that raises a question! Mark makes the statement, “Those who profess to be experts on the calendar might be humbled in the tribulation when communication with Jerusalem is cut off and there will be no one to spot the new moons to know the exact day to call the feast they will have to rely on the Helli calendar to mark the feast.”

    I’m assuming that Mark is referring to the two normally-different calendars—the New Moon Observation Calendar and the Helli [Hillel II] calendar (calculated Hebrew Calendar).

    Since we have not yet arrived at the 2020 fall holy days, how does Mark know that the fall holy days will line up on both calendars? In other words, how does Mark determine the fall holy days, on the Observation Calendar, with no communication with Jerusalem and no one (yet) to spot the new moon? If the “Observation” groups knew Mark’s method, then they too, would not need communication with Jerusalem or anyone to spot the new moons to know the exact days to call the feast.

    Mark, would you be willing to explain your method for arriving at the New Moon Observation Calendar dates, before they actually arrive? Although they may not believe exactly as you, the “New Moon Observation” community would greatly appreciate your expertise in knowing these dates ahead of time. This would be an excellent opportunity for a first step toward that unity between the two groups—the New Moon Observation Calendar group and the Calculated Hebrew Calendar (Hillel II) group.

    I agree, “We should all pray for unity of the body and be part of the solution and not the problem!” Mark, could you take that first step for the sake of unity within the body of Christ?


  7. Thank you for your feedback I would add that after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD the Jews and other tribes were scattered all over the place and had to rely on estimations as there were limited ways to get first hand sittings hundreds of miles away and for the next 1900 plus years the Jews and other tribes migrated into Europe didn’t have anyway to receive the actual full moon but through calculations were able to keep the Holy day’s as it will be in the tribulation when communication will be limited or cut off all together! A Christian is supposed to be judged by the fruits of the spirit, navigating the right attitude in all our dealings with other Christians! This is the meatier part of the law ! We must conduct our selves with kindness patients long suffering not picking fights or arguments or disfellowship with those other Christians that might in the end actually be keeping the holidays on the exact right day during the tribulation while those who make the calendar their issue now might not know what the exact new moon appears ! Our conduct and Christian behavior is what The father is truly looking at.

  8. The conduct and behavior of teaching error is part of what is leading these cog groups into the tribulation in the first place 2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    Those saints who have apostatized into lukewarmness from passionately living by every Word of God and now follow idols of men; will be corrected because they loved their pet ideas, corporate idols and false traditions more than they love the Word of God.

    2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. It is not kind or Godly to ignore the sins of your brother Leviticus 19:17

  9. It’s not a sin to keep the Holy Day’s ! And this year we are keeping them on the same Days! Self righteousness is a big sin! The father is going to spare a section of Jerusalem for some of his Orthodox Jews that have worshipped the father since Moses time and their sin of not recognizing their God and fathers son will be dealt with at Christ return! Lukewarm ness comes from complacency and allowing ones self to rely on what my church teaches and their statements of belief! We all must work out our own salvation which is the antidote for lukewarmness. If your working out by studying praying and fasting one need not worry about salvation. We need to encourage one another and build up one another and sharpen iron with iron. Many have died in the faith in the last 30 years with Gods spirit intact, i don’t believe that the calendar determined whether they are in the first resurrection or not! I’ll leave that up to God and his son! All COGs have the same HWA teachings ! We must continue growing in understanding as HWA didn’t live in the last days and their are odvious errors in his understanding in the beast power and the nature of God in which was based on the information that he had in the 1940-50s hasn’t played out as written! So we can keep our oil full by looking over these prophecies we thought we understood! Daniel says the understanding was shut up until the end time and as I said HWA didn’t live durning the end time! Judging ones self first is a good place to start!

  10. The sin is in knowingly using and teaching a calendar from another religion and rejecting biblical facts about setting months and years this is absolutely salvational you are not keeping Gods holy days if its on the wrong day, Even if it did fall on the right days this year that’s not next year or the previous one.

    No all of mankind will suffer Gods wrath save those select few whom heed the warning and there will be no third Temple before these things start the daily that’s stopped is the work of Jesus in heaven.

    James has been critical of HWA from the start HWA had somethings right but not everything These COG groups don’t keep HWA teachings or Gods and are not growing in understanding rejecting biblical facts is the opposite of growth it will be understood who really has Gods spirit shortly.

    Studying means nothing if we don’t put what we learn into practice Fasting also means nothing if we will not stop sinning.

  11. Editor:

    I guess I am resurrecting this.

    If one has been taught that the calculated Holy Day calendar was put into effect by the Levitical priesthood just before it disbanded, then one has been deceived on at least two counts. (1) that the Levitical priesthood is who came up with the calculated calendar, and (2) if it is wrong, that problem is on the heads of the Levitical priesthood since they adopted it before they were disbanded.

    [Excuses’ me What? that’s nonsense what did the Levitical priesthood have to do even with making the biblical rules for setting new moons? that was God Your telling me some people believe the Levitical Priesthood made use of the calculated calendar? Its crazy to to think the Levites made or kept a calendar that hadn’t existed yet from another religion! its absurd people got stoned to death for breaking the Sabbath and meanwhile the Levites are keeping all Gods holydays on different days? and lived really is this a joke? we are all responsible as individuals even the Levites like it or not like the The Sons of Korah.]

    Now, if you understand this, and you understand how people got into this problem, how would you get them to come to understand that they have been deceived?

    [Its Really simple if they prefer their minister to Gods word they are none of his and you can’t]

    I personally do not see this as salvational for them, but it sure is for those of us who know the difference. So we can’t follow that calendar, we have to follow an observational based calendar. And I say it that way, because the church, when it was scattered could not base on Jerusalem.

    [we can follow this calendar God made right now! and as implied would you not see it as a salvational issue for the levitical priesthood as well? are we talking about the same God? the one whom led Israel into Babylon? you are very mistaken I’m very sure God sees it as salvational and still does for everyone.
    How do you know Gods people didn’t base on Jerusalem as in set new moons and years from? are you a time traveler? where is YOUR biblical proof? And even if they couldn’t from the north pole or wherever they should have did the best they could ARE YOU? because that just sounds like an excuse for people because they prefer not to have to live up to biblical facts over the church social group point of view.]

    So has ranting at them about following a calendar of men has gotten you any traction?

    [Who’s ranting here? over 10 years of preaching biblical facts and the truth didn’t get James anywhere with most of the COG why would it?]

    It is my understanding that to get people to see this problem, one has to show them that God bases prophecy on His calendar which is Lunar based, not Talmudic based. Well, when you have someone show you that the time of the end depends on knowing what certain phrases actually mean, and that they will be acted on on the dates from the new crescent moon and not the Molad, you might get their attention.

    [Good luck with that most don’t seem to care even COG ministers shunned James and the truth for years telling the people not to visit this site wanting to keep their followers ignorant like the wolves they are.]

    I typically show people using the books they cite for the calculated calendar, that the observational calendar was in use all the way up to the destruction of the Temple in 70AD. I will even go so far as to show them where the High Priest moved to and how long there, because the Jews say that the observational calendar was in use for the whole time of the second temple period and they typically accept the relocation of the High Priest as part of that second temple period.

    Then showing them when those of the NT Church fled from Jerusalem they have to accept that the observational calendar had to be in use because the calculated calendar wasn’t. So the NT Church knew and understood they had to operate (as it were) the calendar on a local/regional basis since the pilgrimage feasts, once Christ become the High Priest, no longer required having to go to Jerusalem or where the High Priest was.

    So I ask them how did this calculated calendar come to be used?

    [Whether or not they went to the temple has nothing to do with the calendar in use months and years can be set without physically everyone going to Jerusalem they were not cavemen.
    I don’t care how it came to be used in the COG its false its based on rabbinic Judaism not the bible it has no place being used to set God’s holy days, are you a rabbinic jew using this calendar? if not YOU ARE Apostate.]

    I get a bit more traction with that.

    [By all means keep converting people, If that’s all it takes then convert them all I welcome it.]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.