David C. Pack, self-proclaimed Apostle of the restored Church of God in Wadsworth, Ohio has been forced to change the article in its Ambassador Youth Magazine about whether teenagers should or should not have blogs or personal websites. The article went on GLOBAL bloggers got wind of it on What Really Happened in an article entitled “An Open Letter to the teens in the restored church of God.”
Now offending article prohibits adolescents and adults blogs and websites RCG, contains the following introduction act almost as negative reactions voiced the original article. It says …
“Welcome AMBASSADOR youth!
This magazine (www.thercg.org/youth/), along realtruth.org and thercg.org, is part of the largest biblical world websites that get millions of visits and downloads a year.
The article you are about to read has received tremendous response, from those who agreed they liked that part of it, and others who took issue with the content. As you read the article, please keep in mind that it was written especially the youth of the restored Church of God, in order to set internal policies.
While many religious organizations regularly set unbiblical internal policies for membership (such as “dance is forbidden” or “drinking is a sin”), the restored Church of God sets policy based on the principles of the Bible and Jesus Christ taught. In this case, our intention is to explain the widespread misuse of blogs.
Please feel free to browse our websites and reading the extensive library of books, pamphlets, articles, magazines, reports, lessons and audio material to provide free. “
may as well make lemonade out of lemons, I hear them say. I remember one rather narcissistic lawyer told me once that he did not care what anyone says about him, so long as they spelled the name his right. He had been 60 minutes and came to this conclusion. Similarly, Paul now use the bad press the best one can in such cases by offering a look at even more of what he has to say at high blo his … I mean website, which of course is certainly a legitimate use of the site. We are speaking the truth here folks. No, we’re talking a Biblical opinion that given the only true church led only true end time Apostle. While one can not deny that they can go to the world or tiles (other broken things that once used to be the Worldwide Church of God), you still can if you do not ‘t like the font, still standing.
We see here that there is some fraction of what was intended to be “internal policies” to become so public. One need only point out that the reason it did was is that it was put in the text that is accessible to all youth magazines Paul hopes everyone will want to read. Mr Pack said he largest Biblical Blo … I mean website in the world, which of course is a good example of what he means by “legitimate business” on the Internet. Mr Pack also notes that while many churches put unbiblical rules on such things as dance ‘and Drank’, the writing is clearly based on solid Biblical principles. They are in fact many of the same “Clear” Biblical principles anti DANCIN ‘and Drank “crowd use. Just read the blog, Is writings of such notables as Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, King David’s psalms, James, Peter, John or Paul for the support that you need to justify anything you want to do or do not want for others. make
original article says, “” Let me emphasize that no one – including adults – should have a blog or personal web site (unless it is for lawful activities). When this trend, now brought discussed with Mr. Pack and other ministers headquarters, there was no shadow of doubt in mind any blogs are something young people should not be make any way.As has been said before, Jesus Christ and his church have standards. Those who want to lower standards should go to the tile or the world. “
Replace this edict that has a little too much information and to where it originates, how it was decided, and seem to sneak in the idea of ”including adults,” is …
“While useful for certain business and professional purposes, this article makes the point that RCG youth and even adults, should not a personal blog or maintain personal websites type described above. “
We have gone from” adults, “which was never in the context of the actual article that” even adults “still prohibits adults from disobeying this” internal policies, “but somehow seems less harmful and more designed to make adults more readily compatible.
It seems never proclaimed apostle or the original author of the article that conclusion is offensive, intrusive and controlling. Read these reasons teens and adults can not be trusted to blogging or personal websites again!
“Should teenagers and others in the restored church’s comment that the world through a blog? Because of the obvious dangers; clear biblical principles that apply; the fact that it gives a voice; it is almost always idle words; that teenagers often do not think before they do; it is the work of boredom; it is filled with games, evil – personal blog should not be in the church. It is clear that it is unnecessary and actually dangerous in many areas. “
Why is very important in such an organization might be something to consider at any other time.” Sorry about how it was said, but it still stands, “is still the bottom line.
Since all blogs and websites can not be wrong, or Paul could not make such WORLDWIDE work, we read: “Is this article saying that every blog in the world is wrong? No, of course not! Again, there are experts and professionals who use blogs to serve right and positive purpose. “This, but true that many places, clearly makes room for himself as a professional apostle who is an expert in some form in all things Biblical, as long as one does not collect information from the web or blog conflicting conclusions drawn by the Apostle just what exactly is the truth.
Why is this important point? It is important because it is an example of another way to those who fear the information, explanations and ideas that do not fit with their own way of being, program or thinking, used to control the flow of information. There is nothing wrong to impose guidelines for teens to think about the blogs or websites, it falls more into something that should be between teenagers and parents, not teenagers and Pastor. Had I had the internet when I was a younger man to think that I would have to find the “truth” in this or that subject, I would not have come to conclusions I did based on what I now see was very limited information.
Our government is frantic to control the Internet as it is to give people a real voice along with some rather interesting sight to watch the abusers and seek control over others. Internet war over just who and how are just warming up. This one small victory of bloggers who noticed a small, rather insignificant church attempt to keep youth and adult members to take advantage of the Internet is just a type of what can be done by those who notice. If one chooses to be a one man show, you need to understand that, one man show oaths, declares, tries to control, intimidates and able to have the final say in everything, others may take, and take exception.
asked was restored Church’s article, “Do you tend to want to have a voice?” it was asked to point out that people are interested voices are vain and generally spewing useless blather. But yes, indeed, I want to have a voice. Voice along with eyes and ears protect me from bashing into things and being run over there and people I otherwise would not have seen or heard come. Have you found your voice?