“The Death of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram”
Some weeks ago, when explaining the year that the prophecy is fulfilled, I listed perhaps two dozen reasons for 2013. There are perhaps twice that many more reasons that have been listed by those of us inside the process of learning what God is doing. There is no point in enumerating them all because they would merely be lampooned by scoffers and mockers who in many cases might not even respond to the prophecy when they SEE it!
~ David C Pack, “The Final Announcement“, RCG Special Announcement
Apparently, David C Pack is afraid of scoffers and mockers, so he is going to make it as difficult as possible to nail him down, just like it is hard to nail down jello. However, he has said enough already that there is no good way to back out of his claims.
Next consider that God has never dealt with people or done with leaders exactly as He plans with the three shepherds.
In spite of his insistence that three “shepherds” will die, I don’t see anyone dying unless it is of old age. His stance on them dying in a way in which “God has never dealt with people” before reminds me a lot of the rebellion of Korah against Moses.
28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me.
30 But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord.
31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
So, people dying in their sleep will not suffice. People dying in any manner that would be considered normal will not cut it. It must be like Korah, something new.
Ironically, Pack himself brings up the event with Korah in his “announcement”:
(4) Jude—Note that Jude references three men in verse 11—Cain, Balaam and Korah—who are seen to be a TYPE of evil. In reference to “ungodly men,” God says “Woe to them” who “crept in unawares” and copied the path of these three men. These are yet again described as leaders who are foretold to live in the “last time” (vs. 18) and who are among God’s people (vs. 12). Yet, like James, Jude writes as though the Government of God’s Church cannot “reach” these men—to do anything about them.
Ignoring the illogic of why Jude or James would want to “reach” them if they are truly not under “the Government of God’s Church”, Pack seems to completely miss the real lesson of these three men. All three ignored God’s warnings, and particularly in the case of Korah were very presumptuous.
Pack’s continued stress of three shepherds is very strange, actually. I can think of three so-called shepherds that are obviously imposters. Does anyone with half a brain have a list of three shepherds of large congregations of the COG community that does not include David C Pack?
Pack is right about one thing. Even if three men were to die by fire on 31 August 2013, which won’t happen BTW, there is no way I would cast aside my discernment and go chasing after deceptive signs and miracles. The NT is full of warnings about false teachers, false Christs and false miracles.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Yes, Satan and his demons can do miracles! This makes it more clear in the OT Law:
13 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
When Pack presents his version of God, does that reflect the God of the Bible? I submit to you that his view of God is a false one. In fact, it is evident that RCG is not about God at all! It is about one person: David C Pack! He has placed himself in the place of Christ, and now he is claiming to speak for Christ but not be a prophet? Really? Tell us how that works! It is sleight of hand so that when his false prophecies do not come to pass, he can claim he isn’t a prophet so there was no false prophecy!
Korah tried to take power presumptuoously, and it is evident that Pack has not learned that lesson at all. His presumption is easy enough to check out at the monument to his vanity page as well as his pronouncements upon God’s people without authority.