Wednesday, 30 October 2013

End Times Speculation

Got questions about the end times? Wondering when Jesus will return? Don't worry, Mike Vinson and his IWWB cult-group have got you covered.

In a recent study, Mike goes into some detail about why he believes that Jesus physical return is imminent. Mike's rationale? Here it is: It all has to do with horse and buggy versus motor vehicles.

No, that's not a joke. Mike apparently believes that we all need to "wake up and smell the coffee" because, according to him, Jesus return is right around the corner and it all has to do with the ingenuity of man and recent technological advancements. Sounds legit.

And what does this mean? Well, as has been covered before, Mike is really looking forward to deposing world-leaders, eating hamburgers, walking through concrete walls and of course, kicking dissident ass 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is highly amusing to observe because Mike uses his "spiritualization" fallback position to rationalise major portions of the biblical text. If you aren't aware of what this is, this is where Mike will take an obvious contradiction, or a proven failure of the scriptures, and say "this is a spiritual message, but packaged in such a way so as to blind those who are reading it." This is Mike's go-to method for getting the bible off every little slip up and error that it makes.

Take for instance Jesus words that "this generation" would not pass until everything he (supposedly) said, had come to pass. This includes, via the context, all of the events of Jesus foretelling in Matthew 24, which is essentially an apocalyptic blow-by-blow of what will take place before, and when, Jesus Christ returns.  

According to Mike though, Jesus wasn't really serious about these words, hell no - he was "speaking spiritually." Ah, can anybody say "how convenient!?"

And don't forget, Jesus isn't coming back for just any Christian who professes his name. No sir! It's only Mike's brainwashed spiritual elite who qualify to rule and reign with Jesus. Part of this qualification is that Mike and his group have purged themselves of the evil taint of celebrating birthdays, and wedding anniversaries. Not only that, but Mike's group is, according to Mike and his elders, the only group teaching "truth" in the world today. 

Mitch Kuhn, IWWB vice-president in all but name, has stated that there may be other groups out there, but that these groups would be in agreement with everything IWWB teaches, and as such, there would be no points of difference! Honestly, you really can't make this stuff up. 

Anyway, listen below to Mike give his acolytes the brief on Jesus soon coming return.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Hated Of All Men

One of the accoutrements that earmarks Mike Vinson as a legitimate and full-blown religious cult leader is his extreme overuse of the phrase "hated of all men." Particularly recently, it appears that Mike cannot even speak for 5-minutes without telling all and sundry, that apparently, he and his band of disciples are, or are to be, "hated of all men."

Mike has even gone so far as to say that his family and friends hate him and have turned on him. Now, I know for a fact that this isn't the truth (not even remotely close!) but rather Mike's bizarre and twisted version of reality that he promotes in order to both win sympathy for himself (from his acolytes) and to somehow act as a personal reassurance that he's really got his Christian shit together. 
Somehow, this nonsensical notion that Mike is "hated of all men" is meant to be a kind of sign, that Mike, his elder clowns and the general IWWB plebeians are on the right track and that they really are following the true Jesus Christ. 

In truth, all it does is act as one almighty red flag and spells out clearly that Mike and his IWWB-loons have left all of the essentials of Christianity and are instead, promoting their own version of lunacy by pumping up specific scriptures that they see as important. For whatever it is worth, not a single person I have spoken with, who has left IWWB and thinks Mike is off the wall "hates" him or wishes him harm. I've never met one person yet who expressed hatred towards Mike, or anybody else in IWWB. Not a single one!

Whatever the case, it's clear that Mike's go-to scriptures of late are his "hated of all men" mantra, and his other favourite, "a man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject." (Titus 3:10)

Armed with these two verses, Mike can literally tear his way through any conversation, debate or conflicting opinion. After all, if any should take exception to his opinion, that's quite OK isn't it, and really, Mike would expect this. Remember, Jesus (apparently) said "you shall be hated of all men," so that explains why such and such and so and so have taken issue with Mike's teaching. No problem, another heretic out the door. Next!!! 

This circular thinking is completely fallacious and serves as a kind of self-perpetuating prophecy on Mike's part. He's going into every situation already believing his is hated, and that everyone is out to get him. In his mind, he is the elect and his doting boy-elders are the multitude of counsellors. That leaves virtually everybody else. And how do they fit into the world-view of Mike? Well, they're obviously tools of Satan who are engineered to come against him and test his faith. The lunacy and psychosis of Mike's position is obvious to all but himself!

Here are some videos where you can hear for yourself Mike's foolish and attention seeking rhetoric. Hated of all men? Ah not really. More like shaking my head and shrugging my shoulders.