Wednesday 20 July 2016

No longer abiding (and other stuff)

The tiny Abiding Church of God is apparently no longer abiding, given that its website is down and its FB page hasn't been updated since last year. The group first came to public notice just last year as a splinter from Dave Pack's Restored Church of God (RCG). Maybe the webmaster just gave up, or perhaps the whole mini-sect has imploded. Does anyone care? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

If you haven't already seen it on Gary's blog, there's an excellent interview with Dennis Diehl available on the Ra-Men YouTube channel. Gotta say it, Den does an exceptional job. The interviewer is "Amon-Ra", who recently took Pack's idiotic take on creationism apart (one largely shared by other COG bodies) one bleeding chunk at a time. Great questions, great responses. The presentation lasts just under an hour.

What's happened with the Painful Truth blog is a bit of mystery. There are only three current posts up, then everything seems missing till it starts again back with May 2011 posts. What happened to everything in between? Douglas?

Note: the Abiding website is up again. Whew, what a relief.


Byker Bob said...

I like that term "Abide". It reminds me of the character Jeff "the Dude" Lebowski, in the motion picture "The Big Lebowski" In fact, I've got the "Abide" T-shirt, recently found at a local music store. Of course, nobody with a pro-Armstrong background would be drawing on such "carnal" or "worldly" resources when searching for a name for their ACOG! Why some of the dialogue in the movie was actually "crass", as Armstrongites usually say with a withering sneer!

Unfortunately, in spite of the cool word "abiding", this ACOG splinter was probably anything but. Good riddance!


Gratianus Romanus said...

The website seems to work for me. Although, to be honest, there isn't much to it. Just another HWA literature archive.

Anonymous said...

I've passed on your concern to The Painful Truth website editor.

In the meantime, you can enjoy sociopaths.

Anonymous said...

The blog had a software issue. It should function correctly as of now.

Believer said...

There are no perfect churches in this world as there were and still not any perfect people on earth except for the one called Jesus Christ. Who still lives through the resurrection, and is still present as our advocate to God. The Abiding Church of God still believes the truth of the Bible as it was revealed through Herbert W Armstrong. I believed many of the same revelations through in depth Bible study long before I ever heard of HWA and until The Abiding Church of God formed I had not found what the Bible truly teaches. Don't knock something you don't understand.

Believer said...

Amen to one with open eyes.