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Motto Letter RCG

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Dear Brethren,This is very hard for me to write but I feel I must, due to wrong heresies, doctrines and teachings that have beenthe product of the leading minister in the Restored Church of God.After the split of Global and Living I received a tape entitled
“Conference Q&A”
dated 2-20-99 from Ohio. Ihad a telephone conversation with Mr. Pack shortly after receiving this tape. I had some serious concerns of Harold Smith’s wrong doctrinal teachings. In this telephone conversation, Mr. Pack told me it was all right for Harold Smith to teach these, based on the fact that Harold Smith stated it was speculative, and Mr. Pack alsosaid, that if God was using Harold Smith to reveal prophecy we were not to fight that. He stated he was, closefriends, with Harold Smith. Mr. Pack states this on his
“Conference Q&A”
tape, “Harold and I are pretty close.We talk a good bit, because most ministers, don’t look a lot at prophecy. He does, I do, and Rex Sexton does,Mr. McNair does ma certain degree, he also weaves it with history a great deal, but God is going to show ussome things.” Also on this tape he says, “What does God want us to know? Now we don’t want to start plugging things in that are human theories, they have to stand the test. But, but anything we teach we’ll do that. Now
Mr. Armstrong by the way always allowed us to preach prophecy as though it was speculative.
Sothat’s different and we have to say if something is speculation.God says, “Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” (Amos3:7). Concerning this scripture Mr. Pack states,“Now there’s two ways to take that, Number One, is that literal? He will only tell His prophets? Well what’s the point of telling, telling the prophets? The idea is, the prophets, are suppose to tell God’s people. Unless you justtake it literally. But even what God revealed to Daniel, Daniel never understood, he didn’t understand any of itand he probably wrote more than any other proph, any other prophet on the subject what’s gonna happen at theend. He said now what does this mean? God says forget it, its not for you, its for us.”On
“The Men Who Would Be Kings”
tape (10-31-98), he refers of Mr. Armstrong, and says,“He understood truth comes into the church
through an Apostle and not others, and not another way,
oh,that does not mean you cannot speculate about the unfolding of prophetic events, as the end draws closer. Of course he understood that. He knew that God, will, do nothing except He reveal it to His servants the prophets. Not that we’re prophets in the end, but God will show us things that He didn’t even show to Daniel who wantedto inquire into a lot of things in that book that he recorded, wasn’t allowed to understand.”On 5-1-99 on his
“Q&A Session”
tape he says,“...Of course the person will stand up and say I’m speculating. Does that make it okay? What if I stand up andspeculate brethren were here Saturday, you know, I’d, I’d like to speculate we should be keeping Tuesday.Okay, that’s, that’s still wrong. I’d like to speculate, we, can put up a Christmas tree. I mean you can’t do that. Now sure you can add a little bit of knowledge on top as we said in the sermon.” Later, on this same tape hestates, “Harold Smith is on the Council and he voted to have me removed from the Council, now that doesn’tseem too strange really when you consider the fact that I’m in disagreement with his doctrines and histeachings. I mean his speculations. Whatever he calls them. And that I’m no longer allowed, these, are the Restof the Terms, to, to call them false doctrines and so forth. Well I couldn’t agree with that.”On
“Beware of False Brethren”
(10-23-99), Mr. Pack tells us wheat can turn to tares and tares can turn towheat. God tells us brethren, the tares are sons of the wicked one, (Matt. 13:38), who is the devil.“What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness and what communion has light with darkness?” (IICorinthians 6:14). “This is the message which we heard from Him and declared to you, that God is light and in
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Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (I John 1:5-6). “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning” (IJohn 2:8). “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, hespeaks from his own resources, for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44). “I have not written to you because you do not know the truth but because you know it, and no lie is of the truth” (I John 2:21).Pentecost 1999 in Ohio, Mr. Pack said there was no differences in rewards of the different Eras of the Church.The whole lesson, number 42, of the original 58 Bible Correspondence Lessons states there most certainly are.Please read.He was asked, “Will, the Living Church of God be responsible for the church’s debt?” On the
tape (2-20-99), his reply,“But because we are involved in I’ll just say, again I don’t want to cross a line I can not cross. We are involvedwith certain negotiations going on there. I mean everybody knows that. Our attorney, they have hired anattorney, their talking, with us and there is certain things we just cannot or will not except. What those issues areand how they play out, I don’t want to go into with you. But I just want to say, that the long and the short of it iswe have to get some kind of remedy, there has to be some remedy.” Later he says, “We’re telling them we’resorry but you did this to us we’re expecting remedy.” And later he states, “There are some remedies that have totake place that’s kind of a legal term. We’ll just have to see what happens.” Then on his
“Q&A Session”
tapedated 5-1-99, to quote him he says, “I’m totally opposed to any legal action. I just wanted to say that.”Brethren, God says “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?” (I Corinthians 6:1). “But whoever slaps you on the cheek, turn the other also. If anyonewants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak also.” (Matt. 5:39-40).Mr. Pack gave several acceptable reasons for divorce. I suggest rereading
“Marriage and Divorce”
by Mr.Armstrong (1973 edition).“Love Is God’s Foundation” 10-30-99 he says,“Turn to Genesis chapter 1. I don’t know if I have ever in my ministry, 28½ years, started a sermon by, Let’sturn to the beginning of things. If I have I have forgotten. In Genesis chapter 1 it says, ‘In the beginning Godcreated the heaven and the earth.’ “Now I just want ta, stop and ask a fundamental question. God says Heinhabits eternity in the Book of Isaiah. You and I are right now, inhabiting this room. We drove over here in carsand we inhabited those cars. It’s where we were, its what we were in, on the way here. And we left our house,which is our habitation. It’s what we inhabit, uh, before we got in the car. Which, we inhabited to get to thisroom. Which, we are now inhabiting. Well, God says His habitation or what He inhabits is a thing calledeternity. Now eternity is not a room, a car or a house. But it’s
God lives. It’s His habitation.”“Now God has been around forever, absolutely forever. I made a comment at the Feast. Some, um, because Iwas a little unclear, to perhaps not be clear on what I meant. And maybe the fault was mine. I was trying toshow that we are, Romans 2:7, says to seek for glory, honor, immortality, an, eternal life. God says to seek immortality and eternal life, and of course immortality primarily means an incorruptible condition And I usedimmortal like life, is like a stick with
no ends on the other end
and mortal life is like a stick, a yard stick. Twoends, a beginning and an end. And I tried to show, maybe not well, but I tried to show that once we are born intothe Kingdom of God there is of course a specific beginning. But then we are made of this material, this stuff,and you can’t call the Spirit of God material or stuff but I can’t think of a different term other than essence, thatis in fact eternal. And it will be as if we, had always, been God, but we will be able to tap into the eternalexistence that is God’s. God inhabits eternity, and we will be made not of some body in an warehouse that Godhands us at the time of the resurrection, when we are born, that’s a beginning, into the family of God, but wewill be made of 
God’s Spirit.
was given to us in earnest, as a down payment, that
will be changed atthe time we’re resurrected.
And some maybe thought and I guess the way I said it, was, maybe I said evendifferently, the two different Feast sites that’s probably true. I’ve been saying that and actually teaching those,
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those verses that way for 22 years.
Mr. Armstrong understood it that way but in the end probably not clear.
But we will literally inhabit eternity at that point. That’ll be
we live. Now that’s not what the sermon isabout but I wanted to clear it up. I wanted to show that yes we do have a, a point at which we are absolutely a part of God’s Family, beginning with a birth at a specific event and point called the resurrection. But we
can access everything if I can use another analogy that is in God’s library, which is existed for all eternity.Everything He’s ever known or done we can access. It will be as though we have access to that past. However,that sets up the question about which the sermon is directed and to which the sermon is directed. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, basic question, Ready? One word, why? Why did God createthe heavens and the earth if He existed for all time? If Christ is the Alpha and the Omega along with the Father the beginning and the end always been here, brethren why did God need to create the heaven and the earth?
...Even if the earth is the universe
, is 17 billion years old. Let’s theorize that it is. Lets take the far end of thatand lets suppose the Big Bang theory is correct and God started the universe that way. I, I have a problem withit
but I don’t know,
we’ll find out from God
we can access all that He’s known for eternity. But my pointis, If you, go to the far end of that estimate, you still have a lot of time prior to that, eternity as a matter of fact,
going as far back as eternity goes where God had not created the heaven and the earth.
Why did God do it,if God had existed for multiple vigintillion of years? Vigintillion is one with 63 zeroes, its suppose to be the biggest number in the universe. I, I don’t know why that’s the biggest number. Why 63 zeroes is as big as it gets but that’s what I’m told. Well if God was here long before
because remember 
that’s eternity.
Why did Hereach a point in time where He said I’m gonna create a heavens and the earth...?”“The
plan for Christ to die
began literally at the foundation of the world. The foundation is, is, the bottom building block. You know what a foundation of a house is. The foundation of the
is when God startedto build it. Why? Why was that part of the plan?”“Now after God decided to build the
questions were gonna have to come up from all
who were part of it, why did He do it? Well part of the plan was literally from the beginning. He knew He would have tohave a Savior die but why? Why would a Savior have to die? Turn to John 10... Every time I have studied thissubject I find I have drifted away from the fundamental understanding and I’ve not answered the question yet.Were gonna let God do it. John 10:17, therefore John 10:17, “Therefore does My Father love Me because I laydown My life”, and He made that decision at the
foundation of the universe,
“that I might take it again.”“They had plenty of fellowship with 100 of millions of angels so says the book of Rev... that is not astretch...100 million even after 1/3 revolted and rebelled there was still 2/3 of what the bible calls 100’s of million and millions and millions if you remember the verse, plenty of 
, to talk to. If God wanted councilHe had 24 elders around Him. He had archangels, two of them still faithful now those actually
rebelled later.
Ithink you understand that so at that point if were really gonna be correct, let me correct myself they are
so God had all of them. Why did He need to have his Son go risk Himself?
Now there’s anotherheresy that sprung up.
That Christ could not sin ...John 3, John chapter 3. I heard this verse. It’s maybe theonly verse I ever really remember from my Presbyterian days, and everybody stops short of the verse after it.John 3 says and it explains God’s motive for why He risked His Son and why He created the universe in the first place. Here, ‘for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him,’now we know from Rev. 13:8 that decision was made at the beginning before He ever even made the world. Hedecided He loved it because Christ was slain from the foundations of the world. That decision was made at thevery beginning when God started laying the bricks of His plan. He loved the world in advance that ‘He gave Hisonly begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent notHis Son.’ This is the key verse, ‘into the world to condemn the world, that the world through Him might besaved.’ That death was planned long ago and God’s motive very simply was in a word love...” Note: Rev. 5:11; ”Then I looked and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures andelders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands.”“I John 4, John is often called the apostle of love, and yet John talked more about truth, by the way. And no,Body, calls him, the apostle of truth. But the reality is John was the apostle of love, and somebody else was
the apostle of truth, if there, if we could say
there was such,
and if there
was it was John,
cause its not like youcan have truth or have love. God’s word it says in another place is John, I John 2, was actually perfected in love
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