Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mark Armstrong Celebrates Trump's Victory as "a Great Blessing"

Since most COGs lean to the right it is little surprise that they generally welcomed Trump's victory in the presidential election. Mark Armstrong viewed Trump's election favorably in his November 11 weekly update.
Finally, the years-long push for national suicide (because it was the right thing "ta doo") just hit a wall. Neither the president's advisors nor his chosen successor nor their promoters in media saw the wall approaching, and managed to slam into it it at a high rate of speed. Smirks changed to instant scowls of anger and disbelief on the faces of overtly homosexual news anchors. We'd hardly ever seen the media any more unified as in their belief that the Obama “legacy” would be carried forward with righteous indignation by the now, permanently retired, Hillary Clinton. Shouting matches are raging across the CNN contributors panel during prime time. Racist bigot! Bigot racist! Whitelash! White supremacists! The KKK! Tears streamed down the faces of her devastated supporters, some are still choking up. Others need therapy. More than a few dream of revenge.
He condemns the protests against Trump and insinuates that they are irrational.
Reporters tried to get some demonstrators to state their case on camera. Why were they out there? What were their intentions, and what do they want? Though there were many attempts at protester interviews, none of the rabble seemed capable of forming a coherent sentence, let alone an explanation.
He implies that the protests are all part of some sinister conspiracy to economically cripple the United States by people of a different political allegiance from his own.
Oh, they're furious alright.  Many are the usual suspects from Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, along with the Socialist Alternative or whatever.  They're professionally furious!  They've been organized on social media and given their marching orders, courtesy of their Obamaphones.  Some are paid by socialist organizations that support you know who, and whether they know it or not are part of a movement designed to break the economic back of the United States and ultimately dismantle our system of government and law.
Mark Armstrong then complains about laws being made to protect transgender Americans.
Speaking of laws, we've been deluged with trans-gender bathroom legalities, told to honor and respect homo-matrimony, accept foreign criminals and terrorist wannabes in our midst and the list could undoubtedly go on and on. 
He states that he has remained neutral during the election. He also states that laws that contradict what his organization teaches are wrong.
Although we don't get organizationally involved in political elections or campaigns, and haven't in this one, we have commented straightforwardly about the imposition of laws that not only conflict with plain language in the Constitution, but also conflict with the Laws of God.  And we'll say it here again.  Laws of man that conflict with the Laws of God are no laws at all.  Some of these “laws,” whether affirmed corruptly by the Supreme Court or summarily issued by way of the soon to be former president's phone and pen, fall squarely into that category. 
He also complains how some opposed President Reagan when he was elected.

He then reminds his followers not to forget their teaching that the world is fated to fall apart before Christ's return. He also mockingly refers to Hilary Clinton as a "champion-ette" and scare mongers about the Pope trying to unite all religions under him.
The immediate months and years ahead will not be all lollipops and rainbows, by any means.  There will be scandals and accusations like you can't believe, especially so given the mainstream media's humiliation for having lost their champion-ette after they openly dropped all pretense of objectivity to make sure we remained in the captivity of the whirlwind of government mandates.  There may be wars, great conflict in the Middle East and social upheaval in our cities.  Europe is undergoing a slow economic and political meltdown.  The pope is working hard to promote One World Christianity, with his own agenda at the fore.  
He refers to Trump's election as "a great blessing"..
While not saying that the President Elect is heaven-sent, we can definitely give thanks that we won't have to wonder and worry day in and day out what has been secretly done to dilute and diminish the standing of the country we love.  It is in fact, a great blessing that we didn't see coming and may not deserve. 
He ends his update with a call to continue adhering to what is taught in light of the supposed catastrophes awaiting the world.
May God bless this nation and His people wherever they may be as events continue to unfold in the Middle East and in Europe.  Our national problems, huge debt, dangerous enemies within our midst and unsettled relations around the globe remain, and will not be solved overnight.  We will continue as before, to cry aloud as witness and warning about the overarching need to worship and obey the Creator God.  And we will give heartfelt thanks for the defeat of the lies and liars who've had us by the throat for way too long.   
And so his weekly update comes to an end. It is no surprise that he chose to side with the right wing candidate since the COGs tend to lean to the right in regards to political affairs.


  1. There's something I don't understand and maybe you can help.

    All these Armstrongists are actually revolutionary anarchists waiting for the overthrow of all governments on earth, right? After all, Jesus is supposed to return and not one government will be left standing, no?

    Then why would anyone support anyone running for a government of this world? Doesn't that violate the charter of Armstrongism? Isn't that irrational, seeing as how it's all going to be destroyed and replaced anyway?

    At the same time, why is it that the Armstrongists at the same violate the very core principles laid down by the Apostle Paul in Romans 13? If there is someone in office they don't like, there's no hesitation of slander and libel and the calling of names. Why is that? Isn't that terribly inconsistent?

    Perhaps someone somewhere can explain this.

    Or is that too hard -- trying to make sense out of insanity?

    1. It is truly perplexing that, on the one hand they excitedly await all governments to be overthrown by the returning Christ and at the same time have adopted a quietist perspective towards political affairs by not voting and yet they tend to view one side of the political divide with favor. Neutral but not neutral. Quietist yet dreaming of the abolition of all present governments.

      I would say the simple answer is they are imitating HWA. The real world is confusing. Simple dogmas are battered by difficult choices. HWA made his own judgments and, to a greater or lesser degree, his followers continue to imitate him even when it can be inconsistent.

  2. True Black Ops, They are not of the world so why do they give a fuck? Because they know they are of the world and when a politician turns things to shit they like the rest of us will suffer.

    1. "Because they know they are of the world and when a politician turns things to shit they like the rest of us will suffer"

      But with one difference: Because their followers support them with 'tithes' they will suffer in style....

  3. Well, guys, it was all such a paradox! In so many ways, leading up to 1975, we were separatists! And, if we had not been, all of the deliberately wierd practices of the WCG corporate cuture would have caused others to withdraw from us. This made it so that there wasn't any place for us, and the "light" was never shined! Even exemplary activities in which one would have expected Christians to take a lead were off limits to us, like collecting for UNICEF, or participating in United Way. These were myopically seen as helping the people whom God would soon be punishing. We observed the elections, and judged them as either moving us closer to the ultimate fulfillment of prophecy, or delaying that.

    I personally was caught on the horns of a dilemma, and I don't believe that I was the only one! I believed in the Armstrong prophecy mold, including British Israelism, and the time table which was laid out for us. But I had no hungering or thirsting for its fulfillment. I secretly wished for any sort of possible reprieve which would place the events beyond my own life span. This created a sympathetic view of any politician who was hawkish about war and national strength. It caused me to see others who held different viewpoints in a less than favorable light. Anti-war types (any Democrats who came after President Johnson), and members of groups who would riot against the established social order, or those who would eventually take us captive were both seen in a very jaundiced and most unChristian way!

    These phobias and contrarian ways produced quite a massive set of behavioral symptoms, and set us up for devastating internal struggles against any remaining innate compulsions rooted in human goodness or decency! But, not to worry. We were conditioned to believe that a Christian could not rely upon or trust his own natural mind. (in effect, treating ourselves as if insanity were the normal, natural condition)

    When we encounter people on the blogs and websites who remain of that same pre-packaged mindset, those who maintain websites revering and preserving Armstrongism, those who believe you can actually reform Armstrongism, or those who believe that God confirms the Armstrong prophecy mold to His children through prayer, the same internal struggles are ongoing in their minds. Nowadays, we understand that struggle to be cognitive dissonance, a condition which must be resolved in some way in order to preserve sanity and rational thinking. But, back then, the only thing which could possibly have resolved it all for us would have been the end. Armstrongism presents a perpetual delay of denouement, a never achievable catharsis. Limbo. Suspended animation. That is the mindset of those still enmired.