James Malm Continues To Misunderstand and Mislead


In his 5/30/12 post, James Malm, an independent internet poster and leader/owner of the Shining Light blog, has once again taken  false and misleading shots against me and the Living Church of God.  He posted:

Why will you be joined and become one with a false religion or a false doctrine? To be joined with, to mix God’s word on doctrine or prophecy with the false teachings of evil doers; is contrary to God’s word; makes us one with them; for even a little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Why does Bob Thiel and LCG not understand that using pagan sources to support a prophetic position; does NOT confirm that positions at all! If a prophetic position is supported from a multitude of pagan sources it is absolute confirmation that the teaching is FALSE!

The above post shows that James Malm misunderstands my and LCG teachings as well as the scriptures:

29 You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures (Matthew 22:29)

James Malm is mistaken and apparently does not understand the relevant scriptures on the subject of reaching outsiders and prophecy.

I, and those in the Living Church of God, are not improperly mixing the God’s word with pagan sources–we just try not be ignorant of Satan’s devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).  What we are doing, and have done, is consistent with what the Apostle Paul did:

22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:


Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”  (Acts 17:22-31)

Notice that the Apostle Paul quoted pagan sources to help explain his teachings about God and prophecy.

Furthermore, while James Malm, an individual who claims to have been associated with the old Worldwide Church of God for 8 1/2 years, seems to imply that trying to explain how non-biblical prophecies can affect humanity is a recent development unique to me and the Living Church of God, the reality is that decades ago the old Good News magazine quoted a lot of Catholic private prophecies to show that the one that we in the COG call Jesus seems to be referred to as Antichrist in certain Catholic prophecies.  For documented proof see: Hill David Jon.  Christ or Antichrist.  Good News magazine, Radio Church of God, April 1961 and Hill, David Jon. Will you be deceived by Antichrist? Good News magazine of the Radio Church of God, October 1964. These articles clearly prove that the old COG used Catholic sources and prophecies like I have (plus there are numerous other Catholic sources quoted in a lot of the old literature).

The Church of God position is not the pagan prophecies are correct or that we rely on them, but that people will be influenced by them–and that is also consistent with the writings of the Apostle Peter (2 Peter 2:3-7).

Additionally, let me state the James Malm is being hypocritical on this point.  Years ago he referred to Catholic prophecies indicating that the pope after Pope Benedict XVI will be the last one.  Perhaps it should be noted that his 5/30/12 post also contains the following:

Benedict is now on his last and could die at any time [I expect him to last for 2/3 more months; this has brought a large power struggle in the Vatican.

Why is that important to him?  Notice what James Malm posted in July 2008:

Roman Catholic tradition indicates that the next Pope will be the last one. While we should not stand on any non scriptural tradition, Benedict XVI at 80 is visibly slowing down. Benedict may be empowered and strengthened to last until the return of Christ, or he may go the way of all flesh. If he does pass on; who will replace him?

Catholic tradition, in this case, is based upon the same Catholic prophecies that James Malm has blasted me for mentioning and indicated that this makes me a false teacher of some sort. His continual hypocrisy here is outrageous.

He has previously written that if the current pope dies, there is an 80% that the Great Tribulation will begin this year.  Now, while James Malm is wrong about the timing of the Great Tribulation (it 100% cannot begin in 2012), hopefully people can see his hypocrisy and how he is misleading people with his attacks against me and the Living Church of God.

Now, as far as certain private Catholic prophecies go, let me state that I believe that Satan has revealed many parts of his plan through mystics and others.  These prophecies often somewhat confirm biblical ones, as Satan does know scripture (cf. Matthew 4:6).  Basically, and much of this is documented in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect, Catholic prophecy teaches that at the time of the end, Catholics will be lax in their religion, this will result in civil unrest in Europe, and this will lead to militaristic leaders rising up (cf. Daniel 11:21-23).

A highly successful Catholic leader (cf. Revelation 13:4) will go to Jerusalem (Daniel 11:31), also persecute the Church of God to the point they will flee and become inconsequential (cf. Daniel 11:30-35; Revelation 12:14-17), and some will hide in the wilderness by caves (Revelation 12:14-16).  This leader will establish a new religious order (cf. Daniel 11:37-38), destroy the English peoples (cf. Daniel 11:39), this “prince of North” (Bible uses term “King of the North“), will eliminate the Islamic power (Daniel 11:40-43), will amass gold (Daniel 11:43), and will turn the world to support the final ecumenical religion (Revelation 13:4,8).  He and a pope that does miracles (Revelation 13:11-15 ), will reign for about 4 years (cf. Daniel 11:29-39; 7:24-25), and get basically the whole world to believe their modified Catholic faith (cf. Revelation 13:8).  They will come to their end after the issues related to Armageddon (Revelation 16:16).  And part of why this is SATAN’s plan is that Catholic prophecy teaches that Antichrist wins and destroys them–yet the Bible clearly teaches that it is Jesus who returns after the gathering at Armageddon and who destroys the Beast (AKA the King of the North, which Catholic prophecy calls the “prince of the North” or the “Great Monarch”) and the False Prophet (which Catholic prophecy sometimes refers to as the “Angelic Pastor,” while others, more correctly, call him the “antipope’) per Revelation 19:19-20.

The FACT that pagan prophecies, while twisted as sort of a “mirror image” of biblical ones, essentially confirm biblical prophecies, does not make understanding biblical prophecies false.  Yet, on May 30, 2012 James Malm posted “If a prophetic position is supported from a multitude of pagan sources it is absolute confirmation that the teaching is FALSE.”  He, of course, is wrong on that.

The Bible warns that deception will hit all but the elect (Matthew 24:24) and that false prophets will arise and deceive many (Matthew 24:11).  The Bible teaches that we who are Christian are not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).  And false prophecies are one of Satan’s many devices.

James Malm is not only wrong and misleading many on this, he errs not knowing the scriptures.  Those who rely on him will often be misled.

Some items of potentially related interest may include:

Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work James Malm is an ‘independent’ who misunderstands and improperly maligns.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.
Do Certain Catholic Prophecies About Antichrist Warn Against Jesus? Will the final “Anti-Christ” be Jewish, insist on Saturday, be opposed to the trinity, and bring in the millennium? Certain Catholic writings indicate this, while others take a different view, but what does the Bible show?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.
Fatima Shock! What the Vatican Does Not Want You to Know About Fatima, Dogmas of Mary, and Future Apparitions. Whether or not you believe anything happened at Fatima, if you live long enough, you will be affected by its ramifications (cf. Isaiah 47; Revelation 17). Fatima Shock! is a highly documented book by Bob Thiel for those interested in the real truth about Fatima and how future apparitions may affect the future.
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012?  Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 22 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass.  Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition).  This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 22 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel.  Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 22 já começaram a acontecer.

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