Tue, 30 May 2000 22:21:59 -0400
From: "Robert Papay"
Hello! We want to say "Good-Bye" to all of our friends that we deeply care about in RCG. We will miss you greatly. On Saturday night, May 27 2000, around 10:10 PM, Bob was terminated from RCG and, even though we were not disfellowshipped, we were asked to no longer come to services. We were being punished because we were "alienating the office staff" at headquarters and because Bob was in the process of looking for a new job. We were also being punished because we talked to Mr. Don Tiger.
Mr. Pack said that very night that we were converted and that we could not lie or steal even if our life depended upon it! As God as our witness, this is what Mr. Pack said. If someone would pay for a lie detector test, we would take it to prove that we are telling the truth. We ask Mr. Pack to take the test at the same time. We told Mr. Pack that if no one has spread lies or gossip about us we would not say anything. We are fully aware that office staff was indeed calling people and spreading gossip and possibly lies about us. Is this God's way?
We sat in services Sabbath and heard barefaced lies about Mr. Tiger that can be proven as such by records kept in the office and by records of companies he has done business with. Because of these barefaced lies, we will never go back to RCG with Mr. Pack as the leader. Remember, the Bible says no liar will be in the Kingdom (Revelation 21:7-8). We are praying for Mr. Pack to repent from lying. Remember, we do not hate him-we hate the sin that he is committing. We are asking everyone in RCG to pray to God to open everyone's eyes to the truth because, if they do, He will answer those prayers. We no longer respect Mr. Pack as a leader of the Truth because respect is earned. We have seen hatred displayed at RCG headquarters for all the Church to see.
Basically, Mr. Tiger and us were punished because we "resisted" Mr. Pack when he wanted us to do something contrary to the Truth. We feel it is an honor to be punished for this reason. Mr. Tiger was hired at RCG because of his CD program and because he had the largest HWA archives. In earlier months, Mr. Pack said in services that he would produce Mr. Armstrong's literature no matter what. If they stopped him from publishing in this state, he would go to another state. If they stopped him from publishing in this country he would try every other country in the world to get this done. Around the very day of the 1st anniversary of RCG (May 3rd), he changed-NO HWA booklets or CD's were to go out at all!
When Mr. Tiger was out of town, Mr. Pack took all the 5 different types of HWA CDs and hid them in a "safe place." 90% of the donations for these CDs were sent directly to Mr. Tiger and NOT to RCG! That was a total of over $10,000! You could contact Mr. Tiger to confirm this because he kept excellent records. He kept records on everything he spent in RCG so that he would not be blamed for stealing. These records would stand up in any court. So now, to fulfill his obligation, because Mr. Tiger is a man of his word, he has already started producing the CDs himself-funding it out of his own pocket, if necessary. He is doing this so that he can give them to the people who requested them in faith earlier and to whom Mr. Pack had already promised them to.
Mr. Tiger and us believe all the teachings that HWA believed in 1985 on up until his death. He was the end-time apostle and Elijah. We also believe in any material that was produced earlier and was endorsed by Mr. Armstrong at that time. This is the third church that has claimed to hold on to all of Mr. Armstrong's teachings and have stopped the CD program. This program is so wonderful because, by Mr. Armstrong's own words, we can prove whether the ministers who claim to hold on to the Truth are actually doing so. They tell us if the ministers are deceiving us (Galatians 1:8-9). Remember, Satan hates God's way and will try to stop the Truth any way he can.
We must have faith in God to fight our battles and we must hold on to the Truth so no one will take our crown (Revelation 3:11). God asks if he will find faith in this end time in Luke 18:2. We know that some people will not believe us and will show hatred toward us for what we have said. Just remember, we do not hate you for this. Pray to God that He will open your eyes to who is telling you the truth. God promises that He will if you are obeying Him and if you ask Him in faith.
We also want to apologize to all the people that left Mr. Pack previously and were lied about because we were deceived and believed those lies at first. You need to actually work with Mr. Pack closely to fully understand how he operates. A leader of God's church must be honest. It is prophesied that deceivers would come at the end time (Titus 1:10-11). We just listened to a tape by Mr. Armstrong in which he stated that if a man lies to you two or three times, that man is untrustworthy and you cannot believe ANYTHING he says. We know that God will lead those that are truly trying to hold fast to all of the Truth. God's people must have faith--pray to Him at this time. There is no room for hatred or bitterness in the heart of a Philadelphian-that will destroy one just like a cancer. We must have the very love of God in us through His Spirit.
With Christian love,
Bob & Joyce Papay