Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Overloading Meeting Rooms & Sydney Crookery

Admissions of grotesque and dangerous overloading of meeting rooms are rife globally!

Here's an admission by the 'Grand Poohbah':

“Is that actually brethren up the back there, or is that a mirror of the people behind me? Are you up there? Are you real people? Okay, it’s good to see you. I never expected Woodlands to be like this, l have to admit. I thought I was just coming to what they call a relatively full hall.”

BDH 118:222 (Woodlands, Fellowship Meeting, Monday, 12 December 2011)

 “Fourteen-fifty. It was built for about seven hundred or something, was it? So we just hope the people don’t make their entry, Mr. Russell. It’s not likely in Woodlands. By the time they hear about it, they probably have to come from Winnipeg, so we play for time, is that it?”

BDH 118:223 (Woodlands, Fellowship Meeting, Monday, 12 December 2011)

“Sydney, we’re just crooks, we’re crooks. Sydney is just full of out-and-out crooks. So that’s my job in Sydney, I’ve got to straighten out the Crooks, that’s a full-time job, I tell you. That’s why I get away every now and again, because otherwise you get too busy, got too many crooks to deal with. That’s the truth. You don’t believe that, but that’s the truth.”

BDH 118:223 (Woodlands, Fellowship Meeting, Monday 12 December 2011)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Avoid at All Costs


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Exclusive Brethren aka Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and Philosoph(y)ers

Exclusive Brethren take a dim view of philosophy and human wisdom in general-is this a good trait?

We were told that 'God sees through it' and 'God will reveal all'



Friday, 14 July 2017

Hales v McCorkell


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

PBCC Beware

Pastor Danny Nalliah's church faces tax bill after charity status revoked

The church headed by controversial Victorian pastor Daniel "Danny" Nalliah has been stripped of its charity status, and could face a retrospective tax bill, after its congregation was asked to make election donations to an anti-Islamic political party he also leads.
Catch The Fire Ministries had its registration revoked by the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission, with acting commissioner David Locke declaring such an action was "reserved for the most serious of cases".
The decision has been backdated to January 2014, which means the church could have to repay three years of Commonwealth charity tax concessions.
In 2014 and 2015 it received more than $500,000 in donations, tithes and offerings.
While the commission says it is prevented from disclosing further details of the case "due to secrecy provisions" it is understood the deregistration is related to the church's outspoken support of Rise Up Australia, the political party of which Mr Nalliah is also the leader. 
In a post in the lead-up to the 2013 Federal election, Mr Nalliah asked his congregation to donate to Rise Up Australia and oppose multiculturalism, gay marriage, "Islamic Sharia law" and abortion.
"God has given us a great product in Rise Up Australia Party to Keep Australia Australian (a vehicle to see our Government, Society and Nation turn around) with a great brand name and great consumer demand for our product," the post said.
He also asked for "tax deductable" donations for the party before last year's federal election, and called for volunteers to hand out brochures and campaign at polling booths. 
Under the Charities Act 2013, charities cannot promote or oppose a political party or candidate for political office.
On Tuesday, Mr Nalliah said he was told that the "main offence" of the church were the political articles posted to its website, many of which highlight crimes allegedly committed by Muslims.
"It's my argument that we have a right to political speech and it's really unfair [for that to be taken away]," Mr Nalliah said.
"That's discrimination."
Catch The Fire Ministries has 60 days to object to the charity commission's decision, which sees it stripped of its charities registration and associated GST concession, income tax exemption and fringe benefits tax rebate.
Mr Nalliah branded the decision an injustice and said he was consulting his lawyers about possible next steps.
Among the services operated by the Catch The Fire Ministries out of its church in Hallam is a pregnancy counselling centre.
The centre was donated an ultrasound machine in 2008. At the time Mr Nalliah said that the equipment would help the church prevent abortions.
"Can we all say 'Thank You Jesus' for the many babies who will be saved now and given the opportunity to live out their God-given destinies!" he wrote on the church's website.
Though this week Mr Nalliah said the centre offered "neutral advice" to women, he once famously said the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria were God's revenge for the state's "incendiary abortion laws which decimate life in the womb".
The incident is one of a number of times he has made headlines.
In 2004 he was kicked out of the Family First party for "making demeaning comments about a minority group" and in 2014 he described Islam he described Islam as a "terrorist group" and "death cult".
Catch The Fire Ministries says it gives food to 100 families a week, supports two orphanages in Sri Lanka (where Mr Nalliah was born) and holds more than 80 prayer meetings around Australia each week.
The church has six part-time paid staff and casual employers but Mr Nalliah said he and his wife did not draw salaries from the church.
"We are voluntarily serving the community," he said.
According to the charities commission, charities in Australia can advocate for change to a government policy, but should not support (or oppose) a specific political party, or ask their members to direct their vote to a candidate.
About 14,500 religious charities are registered in Australia.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Various Grades of PBCC Inter-Personal Separation

PBCC inter-personal separation is graded in varying degrees from totally ignoring an excommunicated family member through to genial familiarity and fellowship with ex or non-members as it suits (generally for monetary gain).

I've never quite understood the brethren's rationale on this subject-maybe someone could enlighten?

Saturday, 3 December 2016

PBCC leader Hales & Messers Fentiman Sanction Poisoning Equipment


Both the notorious Hales family and the lesser known ex-East end Fentimans market a ropey piece of equipment which could easily hasten their demise.