Chez Haggis received a lovely newsletter on our doorstep over the weekend from the august Tony Alamo, leader of the New Jerusalem Churches Worldwide.
Oh boy! I read it and could not wait to share its gospel of good news, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. For example:
"What hope can be had by the unsaved, defiant, sinful wretches of this age, those who reject God's beloved Son, Christ Jesus...those who refuse to follow God's life-giving words of instruction, but instead worship false religions such as Hinduisim, Shintoism, Mohammedanism, Buddhism, Satanism, Catholicism, and every other 'ism' including Judaism (because it rejects Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior the Messiah)...."
Who in the hell still says, "Mohammedanism?" And who puts Satanism with other religions? Geez, this guy is a real peach. And just when you thought it couldn't get worse, get a load of this little piece of God's Good News--
"God is allowing [these plagues] to happen throughout the world, just as He allowed Titus, Babylon and Nazi Germany to overpower his own chosen people. I've said this in the past, and I'll say it again: If God has allowed such things to happen to his own highly chosen people, what do you think he's going to do to you Gentiles, those of you who worship idols and commit other abominable sins?...You'd think the people of Indonesia and India would wake up, as well as the people of Florida...All of them have suffered terribly from earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, pestilence and many other plagues..."
Can you feel the power of the joy of the Holy Spirit?! Woo Hee!!! I see the light! I feel the love! May you feel it too. Unless you have been ravaged by natural disasters, in which case you deserve all the pestilence you get.