Rodrick C Meredith is now in a state of collapse and is expected
to pass from this physical realm at any time in the coming days
Trump’s hopes for a UNSC Resolution on North Korea are getting nowhere so far.
A Palestinian official said that contrary to Israeli claims, Abbas and Trump discussed all ‘core issues’. These issues will be discussed with leaders from across the Arab world during the Trump visit to Arabia on May 19 and the Vatican and be presented to Netanyahu on Trump’s visit there May 22 – 23.
’The recently appointed prosecutor in the case investigating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on suspicion of receiving illicit gifts said, “No one asks for or receives hundreds of thousands of shekels from friends,” Indictment of Netanyahu expected soon.
After his meet with President Abbas in Washington on 3 May Trump finalized plans to meet leaders from across the Islamic world in Saudi Arabia on May 19 before visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem on May 22 – 23 to talk with Netanyahu and Abbas on starting Mideast peace talks. The Jesuit trained Trump will then visit the Vatican before completing his first trip at the NATO Summit in Brussels on May 25th and capping it off with a G7 meet in Sicily on May 26.
After the Trump Putin phone conversation on 2 May Safe Zones have been set up for the American sponsored “rebels” inside Syria. Rebel factions stormed out of the Astana meeting after Iran also signed the promise because Iranian officers would be included in the observer force.
The safe zones are intended to deescalate anti insurgency operations in the safe zones agreed with the US. The safe zones will be refuges from which the rebels can overthrow the regime when Israel destroys Hezbollah and the remaining strength of Syria.
Israel plans huge celebrations this year on the anniversary of the June 1967, Six Day War, which could inflame the region.
As part of the celebrations the Housing and Construction Ministry has proposed the construction of some 25,000 new housing units in Jerusalem, including more than 15,000 in neighborhoods liberated in the 1967 Six Day War.
According to the proposed plan, 10,000 new units would be built in the capital’s western neighborhoods, along with 15,000 in neighborhoods built after 1967, including Pisgat Zeev and Gilo.
Israel is expected to invade Gaza, ultimately leading to war with Hezbollah with the American coalition demolishing the Revolutionary Guards in Iran.
Remember that the United States has ten Super Carriers and only three are patrolling North Korean waters. There is nothing to preclude an overlap – if necessary – between Korea and any operations against Iran.
These victories along with regime change in Syria and the formation of a new peace oriented Israeli government; will set the conditions for a genuine peace dialogue in the region.
Brethren, I have been warning of these things for the past nine years, pointing out possibilities while never setting firm dates, always encouraging everyone to patiently “wait for all the biblical signs” and while I cannot say precisely when this will come, it will come and probably very soon now.
Once the false prophet is empowered to do miracles in the Vatican he will go to Jerusalem in about 75 days, and as peace is declared (1 Thess 5:3) and he goes to the Holy Place (Mat 24:15) the tribulation will break out with the occupation of Jerusalem (Rev 11:2, 1 Thess 5:3, Mat 24:15).
Michael Germano Update
On April 6 I sent this letter to Michael P Germano, I have received no response and I have just informed him that he has had ample opportunity and time to correct any misstatement made by me regarding him and has failed to do so, thereby causing me to believe that my statement on him – which was a direct quote from his own material – was indeed accurate. Michael also publically said that he could destroy me theologically but then cut and ran like a rabbit when I stood my ground.
It is obvious that Michael’s outrage was not because I had posted any error which he could have easily corrected, rather he was outraged that the truth about him had been published.
Bob Thiel announced recently that he also has degrees from the same evangelical schools as Michael Germano. Trumpeting a Catholic youth and pre college education and an evangelical university education, while comparing himself to his buddy the evangelical Germano discredits Thiel. “I have a B.S. for the University of LaVerne and an M.S. from the University of Southern California. Those degrees are not fake–LCG’s Dr. Michael Germano also has degrees from those same universities”.
From: James Malm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: April 6, 2017 8:41 AM
Subject: Thank You
I wanted to thank you very much for removing your attacks on me from your FB and Twitter sites. I fully forgive you and I ask that you forgive me for any offense I may have brought.
As for me I assure you that I work very hard to ensure that everything I post is accurate, but if you find any incorrect information, you should most certainly advise me with your corrections and explanations.
Let me also say that I am sincerely seeking truth and if you believe that you can disprove anything I say from the scriptures regarding doctrine I would love to hear from you.
I did want to address your comment that I knew nothing about evangelicals.
FYI I was raised evangelical and my uncle Dr. Paul Malm was a senior leader of the Canyonville Bible Academy [G 9-12] in Oregon for many years. In his time he was a highly respected evangelical educator who advised me and my father for years before his death. I am well aware of the positions of the evangelicals, of Joe Tkach [and reject them] and also of HWA.
I do not follow any man but I do wholeheartedly seek the truth of Holy Scripture and I reiterate, if you find any scriptural error in what I teach and I do mean scriptural error and not just something different than what you think; I would be most interested in hearing from you.
Let us get beyond this “I am right, therefore you are wrong” quibbling; and sincerely, honestly and wholeheartedly seek the truth of the Word of God.
The attached Sabbath – Calendar book covers much doctrine including Binding and Loosing etc. and the attached Prophecy book gives much of my prophecy perspective.
Because of the season I am also attaching the Spring Festivals book which has the Passover Psalms, and the correct order of Passover by including Luke which HWA neglected.
I would welcome any solid biblical input from any of you folks on doctrine. I do not fear, but warmly welcome the honest proving of these things. Join the many thousands who are proving me by the Holy Scriptures whether I am right or wrong.
UCG and Grace
In many languages there are words which mean more than one things. Homonyms are words which have the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings in different contexts. Common examples of such homonyms in English are:
The word mine is a possessive adjective. For example, “The blue car is mine.”
Mine is also a noun. It can refer to the place where minerals are dug out of the earth.
A mine also refers to a bomb that is buried underground; it will explode when someone steps on it or drives over it.
The noun draft refers to a current of air in an enclosed space. For example, if there’s a space under your front door, there will be a draft in the house.
Draft as a noun also refers to a version of a document, plan, or drawing. A rough draft is a version that has not yet been revised, and the final draft is the final version of it.
If a country has a draft, it means the citizens are forced to participate in the military. Draft can also be a verb in this case – a person can be drafted to serve in the military.
The noun bark refers to the outer covering of a tree. The verb bark refers to the sound a dog makes.
When we read or hear multi meaning words, how do we know what the specific word means?
The answer is that we understand the meaning by the context. If we say that the tree had smooth bark, we know that a tree is meant and not a dog, its just that simple.
Do all of the various meanings of a word apply to every use of the word?
Of course not; how could a dog’s bark and tree bark both apply to the one word bark in a single context? The meaning of the word is determined by, and that meaning is exclusive to, the particular context.
With this refresher in basic language it is time to take a listen to this extremely subtle 14 minute presentation from UCG perverting the meaning of Grace.
The presenter tries to confuse the audience about the meaning of the word “grace” by falsely claiming that the word means more than one thing in all its contexts, thereby distorting its true meaning in various different contexts, and changing the true meaning of pardon for repented sins in certain contexts, to entering a state of grace whereby we are accepted by God who continually overlooks our sins out of love.
Watch for an increase in false teachings on “Grace” to condition the brethren as UCG moves towards a change in their definition of Grace from unmerited pardon for sincere repentance, into an evangelical, “being called into a relationship with God, where all that is now binding is the two great commandments to love” without the practical guidance of the law teaching us how to love God and man.
The Gary Antion Tkach evangelical lie that; “we do not obey because we must, we obey because we want to”, which does away with the binding nature of the law and Word of God and makes the man a sovereign decider above God’s Word, has long been taught in ABC as the underpinning of the planned change to a false evangelical Grace doing away with the authority of God and his binding law.
The Evangelical Concept of Grace
The key evangelical fundamentals on the subject of the New Covenant and Grace.
The evangelicals teach that the Old or Mosaic Covenant has passed away and has been replaced by a New Covenant, and in this they are correct.
They then teach that the laws, statutes, precepts and judgments that God gave to Moses were a part of the Old Covenant which is now done away. This is false.
For a detailed study on the law and its relationship to the Covenants visit the Sabbath and Calendar study on the sidebar.
They teach that yes we are to live by every Word of God, but they then insist that God’s Word tells us that the laws, statutes, precepts and judgments were done away since they were a part of the Old Covenant, which is not true.
They teach that Jesus taught that all the law or Word of God now requires to be obeyed today is summed up in love for God and love for humanity, which is true; but they overlook the fact that these two principles summarize the law, they do not obviate or replace the law.
They teach that all that is needed today is love, while ignoring the fact that the law defines what love is and reveals HOW to love, and we can only have godly love by keeping the law which defines love.
For a detailed study of Godly love visit this Sabbath’s post at the School of Biblical Studies site on The Fruits of God’s Spirit: Agape Love
These folks teach that “grace” trumps law because, they say, through grace we are forgiven and at baptism we enter a state of grace and acceptance by God regardless of whether we keep the laws or not. Which is false.
For a detailed study on Law and grace visit this article.
They say that Jesus gave the disciples the right to interpret God’s Word and to decide for themselves what they would bind or loose, keep or break.
Watch out for UCG sermons redefining Grace and the scriptures
Recently Craig Clark presented a sermon titled “Shades of Grey” in which he claimed that the Bible was full of grey areas requiring interpretation by the ministry, obviously implying that we cannot understand God’s Word and must rely on men for our religion.
This “grey area” is a clever falsehood since the Bible does have many grey areas for the unconverted who do not have the understanding imparted by God’s Holy Spirit. This false premise and argument can lead the converted but spiritually lazy into depending on men and seeing men as more important than standing on the scriptures.
We have Christ’s own promise that God’s Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth and if we use God’s Spirit and persevere in honest study – putting all scriptures on each subject together – without trying to ignore what does not fit our preconceived notions: We will come to a knowledge of the truth.
Yes a godly ministry can be a great help, but if we begin to exalt our teachers above the Word of God itself and we begin to follow men away from God we have become idolaters. We have a direct command from God to prove all men by the Word of God; we are MOT to interpret the Word of God by the words of men.
Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after [follow or obey contrary to God’s Word] other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams [or that minister or teacher]: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
13:4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
The following critique of “Shades of Grey” was sent in recently
Troubling Points in Shades of Gray
Written by: Jenn and Sandy
(personal commentary is in blue)
Sermon: Shades of Gray
Given by Craig Clark on March 25th, 2017 in Flint, Michigan
- There are gray areas in laws of man. An example of this is the possibility of breaking the law for going the speed limit during a time when the police feel it is not safe, such as a snow storm.
- He starts out with this example of ‘gray areas’. The subject of the sermon is gray areas in God’s laws and word. Knowing this, it is apparent he is comparing this example to the laws of God in which case God’s laws should never be equated to man’s laws. God is perfect and man is not. There is no comparison.
- “How can we apply this to our spiritual lives?”
- Why would we apply any of man’s laws to our spiritual lives? This makes no sense.
- Reads Exodus 20:1-4. God commands that we do not make any carved images yet God has people make a snake.
- Why not read on after verse 4 if there are any supposed ‘gray areas’? Exodus 20:5 “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…” God does not want someone to make a carved image FOR WORSHIP. This is very clear.
- Yes, God had Moses make a bronze snake but why? If there are any gray areas then we must search the scriptures.
Numbers 21:4-8 The Israelites travelled and grew impatient on the way. They spoke against God and Moses. God sent venomous snakes and many people died. The people begged Moses to pray to God and ask that He take the snakes away so Moses did. God told Moses to make a snake and put it up on a pole so that anyone who got bitten could look at it and live.
2 Kings 18:1-4 King Hezekiah broke the bronze snake into pieces because the Israelites were burning incense to it.
God commands we don’t make carved images for worship. God did not tell Moses to make a snake for worship but to heal the Israelites by His power. Later, Hezekiah “…did what was right in the eyes of the Lord” (2 Kings 18:3) and destroyed it because the Israelites were worshipping it, which was breaking God’s commandment. There is no gray area here.
- Reads Philippians 3:17-19. “Paul shows here that it isn’t quite as black and white as we may think.
- He’s not talking about a carved image. He says we shouldn’t put ANYTHING before God.
- We are not to put ANYTHING before God. That is right. So where is the gray area? It is very clear what Paul is saying and it is very clear what God is commanding. Absolutely NOTHING is to be put before God. Obviously, that would include carved images. Crystal clear.
- Reads Exodus 20:7. Don’t take God’s name in vain. What does that really mean? What about oaths in office? What about colloquialisms like gosh, geez, darn, and similar words?
- Why make something simple into something trivial? There are words that we know are unacceptable to God and we should not use them. If you don’t want your child saying it then you shouldn’t say it (like curse words or even darn, idiot, etc.) Colloquialisms are just words you would use in an informal conversation. However, if they are vulgar or are associated with anything vulgar then it is common sense not to use them. God tells us not to swear by anything (Matthew 5:34, James 5:12). There it is in black and white. No gray.
- Reads Exodus 20:8. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy as it is a day of rest. Reads a UCG study paper from August of 2004 about the Sabbath in extreme northern and southern regions. Some areas will have no sunrise or sunset for months at a time. The church must make administrative recommendations because there are no biblical instructions for the Sabbath in these areas.
- The lack of sunlight does not make issue as to HOW we are to keep the Sabbath. It is a marker for its beginning and end. Yes, it tells us WHEN to keep it, but God is obviously aware of those areas and we can easily estimate an appropriate time for sunrise and sunset. The point is to remember the sabbath and to keep it. There is nothing debatable about the Sabbath here.
- Reads Exodus 20:17. Do not covet your neighbor’s house, wife, servants, animals or anything that is your neighbors. “Like his car, or his boat, or…oh, no those aren’t in there, are they? Is there any gray here? I think there is. Sometimes the line in some of these isn’t so clear.”
- How is this not clear? Do not covet anything that is your neighbors. Common sense would tell you that the word “ANYTHING” would include his car and boat. This is an attempt to water down scripture. Where is the substance?
- Reads Romans 14:1-6 which talks about the weak and the strong and where one person’s faith allows them to eat anything and another eats only vegetables; neither should judge the other. Suggests it is talking about the Hebrew calendar and its use in determining the holy days.
Reads a UCG study paper about the Hebrew calendar from February of 1997 which states that the council of elders published a paper in the spring of 1996 about the issues of the Hebrew calendar. They invited people to share their positions and questions on it and about 50 papers were submitted. There were a wide range of opinions which proved that the issue was complicated and needed further study. After hundreds of hours of study, the doctrinal committee believed they arrived at a clear consensus which was consistent with the word of God.
As of right now, this subject is still being debated and the doctrinal committee is still doing research.
- First, comparing this scripture to the ways in which people determine the holy days makes absolutely no sense. We don’t determine those anyway! God says there is a time for everything and HE sets those times, not us. Second, in biblical times, it was perfectly clear as to when the holy days were because again, God set those times for us. Time has not been lost. If this is to be an important point made in this sermon, they why not explain what the issues are? WHY are they changing their mind when they had said they already arrived at a clear consensus that is consistent with the word of God?
- Defines gray area (Google): Ill-defined situation or field not readily conforming to a category or to an existing set of rules. Synonyms: ambiguous, unclear, uncertain, doubtful, indefinite, indistinct, indeterminate, debatable, open to question
- Using any of these words to describe God’s laws and God’s words is blasphemy. God expects us to follow His law and gives us all the information we need to do so. The bible is not open to interpretation but to the understanding that God grants to us. There is a reason for every one of God’s words and if you do not understand (aka gray areas) then you are to pray for understanding, not just assume that God left it there to see what you would do with it. God would not allow men to ‘finish’ His words for Him. Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
- Examples of gray areas: State job that requires a person to define gray areas in the legislation, which were purposefully left gray so the states could determine it themselves to encourage cooperation, innovation, sharing, and allows customization to fit the regions. Another example given was about Nascar teams who felt they needed to work in the gray areas of the rules. To the people who didn’t understand, they would call it cheating, but they weren’t. They were looking at what they could do and not what they couldn’t do. Nascar decided to set new rules.
- Again, associating man’s laws to God’s laws doesn’t even make sense. God and His law is perfect, man and man’s laws are not.
- Reads 1 John 4:20-21. He who claims he loves God but hates his brother is a liar. Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. “Can we love our brother when we disagree?” Sin can’t be ignored. It is our responsibility to talk to our brother when he has sinned but not repented when they may not recognize they sinned. Paul says that anyone who sins and is not willing to repent should be put out of the church so everyone else can recognize their sins and repent. People were also arguing because they disagreed over doubtful things. “We’re talking today about where we have to make decisions because it is not clearly spelled out.”
- This is confusing. What is not clearly spelled out? What are the gray areas that force us to make our own decisions? Where are the examples?
- Sabbath observance study paper continued (eating out on the Sabbath). The church respects either personal choice as long as others are not being persuaded to do the same because it can cause division in the church. “If only we could do that with all our issues when we can’t prove them.”
- This is also confusing. There is no explanation and no examples of what these unprovable issues are. However, God says to prove all things. He wouldn’t tell us this if we weren’t able to do so. God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).
- Reads 1 Corinthians 10:23-33. Paul states that he has the right to do anything but that not everything is beneficial or constructive and no one should seek their own good but the good of others. “If you have a belief in something that people don’t agree with, don’t make it an issue.”
- There are several people in the bible who would not back down from their beliefs such as David, Joseph, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego, Daniel, and even Christ. Does God want us to be wishy-washy and passive, or does he want us to be strong and stand up for the truth? If someone stands for the truth, then the issue isn’t with them. And if there is a difference in beliefs then how are we to be like minded?
- “We can’t be insistent that others think exactly the way we do.”
- No, you cannot force others to believe what you do. And it is obvious that we should not condemn others for their personal choices. But if we are to be like minded and there is an issue in beliefs, not personal but scriptural, then there must be something that needs to be corrected.
- “There’s an awful lot of grey, even in God’s word.”
- Again, God says to prove all things and He gives us all the information we need to do so. God does not lie, does not change, and does not confuse. Why would His words?
- Reads Matthew 19:16-23. Christ told the rich man to give all his possessions away and follow Him. “When we are not willing to humble ourselves and listen to others and not get upset over their views when it’s not consistent with your view we might feel “richer” with knowledge and understanding.”
- This does not make sense. We will have our own opinions about certain things but again, if we aren’t agreeing on important points as far as scripture then something is wrong. If this is about personal choices, it is completely different than the subject of this sermon which is ‘gray areas’ in the bible. God does not confuse. We can’t have differing beliefs if we are to be like minded. Also, this has nothing to do with the scripture about Christ telling the man to give away his riches and follow Him. The scripture is about the man who had a love for his possessions more than a love for God. It will be more difficult for him to enter into the kingdom. Knowledge and understanding come from God and His Holy Spirit and to compare it to the man’s riches [which can come between you and God] is absurd. Knowledge and understanding HELP you to enter into the kingdom.
- “I think He (God) wants to see how we deal with one another by not giving us all of those details.” He lets us figure things out ourselves to see our attitude toward God and brethren.
- No, God does not allow man to debate His word. God, being perfect and holy and the creator of all things, would not allow imperfect beings to pollute His word with our own ideas. God says don’t be tossed to and fro, carried about with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14). God says ‘Thou shalt not’ and “Thou shall’. Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom; out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” If you cannot understand you are to ask for wisdom, not try to interpret God’s word. James 1:5-7 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect anything from the Lord.”
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
- “How do we help one another to get into the kingdom of God?”
- We cannot help anyone get into the kingdom of God. God says to work out your own salvation (Philippians 2:12).
- We need to look at what we CAN do and not what we can’t do. Sometimes gray areas aren’t bad and they help us build relationships with each other and with God.
- This makes no sense. How can confusion (aka gray areas) bring us all closer? Satan is author of confusion. God doesn’t tell you to figure things out for yourselves. He says prove all things. Seek wisdom in His words. Pray for understanding. He says “thou shalt” and “thou shalt not”. HE defines His law, not us. God says if you are lukewarm He will spit you out of His mouth. There is truth, and there is lie. There is NO in between. The entire chapter of Proverbs 4 talks about seeking and obtaining wisdom “at any cost,” What wisdom? Our own? No. It is talking about God’s wisdom.
This sermon proclaims that God allows gray areas in His word yet God says do not mix light with dark. 2 Corinthians 6:14 “…what fellowship can light have with darkness?” No prophet of God has ever given a speech or sermon on the gray areas in God’s word because THERE ARE NONE. Why would God want ministers to preach about anything other than absolute truth? If you aren’t sure of something you are to pray for understanding and seek the scriptures. Proverbs 3:5 “…do not lean on your own understanding.” The WORLD is gray and full of people who try to figure things out for themselves. Do you see what is happening out there? Do you see the result? God instructs us to prove all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). This sermon is trying to water down scripture and dilute God’s word. It is full of confusion and void of anything absolute. It is a disgrace in the eyes of anyone who knows the truth. And it is blasphemy toward our creator, God. There is a strong sense of Tkachism in this sermon (Worldwide COG). This is a dangerous mindset.
Revelation 22:18 “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Brethren, these types of sermons have been given for years in many UCG congregations; WATCH, be alert, we are being programmed to follow men’s interpretations of God’s Word, above the Word of God. This preparatory programming is a major step in their agenda to change the mind set and beliefs of the brethren!