Saturday, April 23, 2016

Is Living Church of God Having A "Demon" Problem?

Rod Meredith has a Passover message up that makes the following statement:
Many of us ministers have participated in healing the sick and in casting out demons. But these events are not experienced nearly as often as they should be!

Apparently LCG is having a huge demon possession problem, unlike other Church of God's who never make this boast.

Perhaps Rod Meredith and other leaders of the LCG need to start looking inward at their attitudes and beliefs and realize that THEY are the "demons" that are causing problems.  How many more families need to be ripped apart? How many more need to die spiritually because of godless teachings?  that's not the concern of Meredith and the ministry though. As usual its the membership's fault.  Church members over the last 80 some years have never been able to do anything right.
Brethren, many scriptures indicate that God’s people—at the end of this age—will be greatly lacking in faith. We need to realize that this has affected all of us! And God Almighty generally does not heal nearly as often unless there is an “atmosphere of faith”! Please remember that even Jesus Christ Himself—when He came back to His own hometown and relatives, “could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them” (Mark 6:5). It was obviously not because He lacked faith, but “He marveled because of their unbelief” (v. 6)!
Meredith now wants to start a "campaign" to bring supernatural healing and deliverance into the Living Church of God.  It's not going to happen.   That's a fact.
So, we must do everything in our power to restore this aspect of apostolic Christianity. We must begin, collectively, to cry out to God to restore the depth of understanding and the depth  of faith regarding healing and God’s divine intervention in other ways that the original apostles had. We must pray about this. We must fast about this. We must go on a “campaign,” dear brethren, so that God will begin to supernaturally heal more of our friends and loved ones in God’s Church at this time of the end! We know that terrible disease epidemics are coming. Because of this, it is even more imperative than ever that God’s people learn to have genuine faith that God can heal us if we turn to Him with all our hearts!
Then we find out the real purpose for this dramatic focus upon healing.  Meredith expects to be healed and to continue living so that he personally can lead the church to Petra where they will dwell in eternal bliss for 3 1/2 years along side Theil, Pack, Flurry, and Kubik.
As an aside, let me remind you that the Church has always taught that God does not heal people in every case in this life—and that He does allow people to die at some point. God heals in His way and in His time. So, although we were very hurt to experience the deaths of Messrs. Dibar Apartian, David Burson, Glen Gilchrist, Fitzroy Greeman, Randy Gregory, Bob League, Carl McNair, John Ogwyn, Carl Ponder, Lynn Torrance, Keith Walden and others in recent years, we realize that these men had proven themselves as faithful servants of Jesus Christ. Some died well into their 60s or 70s, and several were older than I am today. In my case, brethren, I want all of you to know and understand that God does not “have” to heal me, although I certainly hope that He will. For God has already given me nearly 86 wonderful years of life, with a beautiful first wife and a beautiful second wife, six wonderful children, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, trips around the world and many, many other blessings and opportunities. I have already lived about 15 years longer than King David of Israel did 3,000 years ago when God allowed him to die “old and full of days.” I will certainly deeply appreciate your prayers that God will grant me several more years to help finish the Work! This is my passion and my desire. But you must not be shocked, turned aside or in any way lose heart if God allows an 85-year-old man to die. Your faith must always be in God’s Word, and in what God says He will do. Unless there are special reasons, God does often heal us in this lifetime—and many of us have experienced that over and over again. But we do need to go all out in a genuine crusade—as a Church—to ask God for increased faith and zeal so that our Father in heaven will begin to grant us the gifts of the Holy Spirit and begin to pour out these gifts—including divine healing—much more than ever, as we cooperate with Christ in creating an “atmosphere of faith” within the Church of God.
Like I said above, none of the things he desires will happen because of the simple fact the church has NEVER operated with Jesus Christ with anything.  How can you cooperate when you don't mention the guy?  How can you cooperate when the law is more significant that the giver of grace?
In Jesus’ name, I ask all of you to join me in urgently crying out to our Father in heaven to restore this living faith into His Church! Please ask God to teach us every lesson, show us everything we need to change and move us, collectively, to draw closer to Him so that He will then be able to bless us, empower us and use us to finish the Work of God with the kind of zeal the original apostles had—and also be blessed with the “accompanying” signs!
After 80 some years Meredith still doesn't get it and has never been able to get it across to his followers, if he did he would not make the remarks he did above. True healing of LCG members will begin the moment they walk out the door of the church and learn to fly.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Is There Idolatry In The Church of God?

This is going to be a bitter pill for Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel to swallow.  The comes from a Church of God member who freely admits there is idolatry in the Church of God.  Even worse this comes fro the guy who is exposing Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel as a false prophet and accuser of the brethren.

John D, on the Church of God Perspective writes:

Do people in the Church covet? Yes. Do people in the Church shade the truth? Yes. Do people in the Church steal? You know that some do, even if it is only small amounts. Judas, who was in the presence of Jesus Christ, still stole. So, it should not be surprising that people can call themselves Christian and still be involved in idolatry. 
Having said that, obviously the warnings are there and there so often not only because idolatry is possible but probable. Look around, and some blatantly worship a dead man. Some worship their organization or perhaps the man running it (often by introducing the idolatry as a flagrant elevation of the dead man and then shifting to themselves). Some people have fallen in love with their own pet doctrine and left the Church because their pet doctrine was more important than keeping the commandment to assemble together. Some have made an idol out of government. Some border on worshiping the host of heaven with their fanatical and distorted view of the calendar. Idolatry in the Church of God is not only possible, but it is!

How true are his words!  This is been going on for generations. Just look at the various Church of God leaders we have today.  Idolatry regions supreme.  Worship of HWA and of themselves.  Worship of doctrines and law instead of grace and Jesus Christ.  And above all as John mentioned above, in government.
Still think idolatry cannot exist in the Church? Christ Himself said it would be there at various times down through the ages. Remember that He admonishes each and every one of the Seven Churches of Revelation to listen to what He says to the “churches“, plural. The messages were targeted to each and yet meant for all.

Instead, most treat the messages as a way of picking out the one we like the best, applying it to ourselves and then hit everyone else over the head with the others. It is so backwards that it is a doctrine of Satan. Ironically, it in itself is a form of idolatry in the Church of God, taking notions like “us vs them”, “Laodicean vs Philadelphian”, church “eras” and such way out of proportion and making them more important that the actual messages Christ was delivering to all the churches down through all of time up until His return.
What message does Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel preach that emulates Jesus Christ? Thiel, like so many others in leadership positions relegate Jesus Christ to the last couple paragraphs of a sermon or article IF he is even mentioned at all.  Jesus Christ is embarrassing to those that have  made idols of themselves.

Only the Church of God Has The Right To Call It Passover, The Jews Have No Right

So says the self appointed false prophet of Armstrongism, Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel-Doubly Blessed.

Leave it to an arrogant and narcissistic biblically uneducated Church of God leader to claim the Jews have absolutely no right to call their Seder the Passover.  Only the true Church of God run by Bob Elijah Elisha Amos thief-Doubly Blessed, has that right.

Jewish Seder Should not be Called Passover and Early Christians kept the 14th not 15th as Passover 

Tonight after sunset is the 15th of Nisan. Most Jews will claim to celebrate the Passover tonight, but Passover was actually last night 

Only the enlightened in Armstrongism have the correct day and name.  Its the never ending story of we have the truth and you dumb shmcuk's don't.

PCG: Passover Not Valid Unless You Keep NTBMO Too

Why is it that Armstrongism always has to have a list of things that a person must do in order to please God?  Each decade that the Church of God survives and more ministers start personality cults, that list grows and grows.

Now we have Dennis Leap who has laid down his law on the Night to be Much Observed; one of Armstrong's made up church observances.
For us to properly keep the Days of Unleavened Bread, it’s necessary that we come to properly understand and observe what the Bible calls the Night to Be Much Observed. 
God commands that the Church keep the Passover ceremony at night (1 Corinthians 11:23). Mr Armstrong taught the Church that the Passover is the most solemn night of the entire Holy Day season. It is the night that God’s truly converted people convene to remember Jesus Christ’s death. 
God also requires that His truly converted people keep another separate night immediately following the Passover. This second night is also of great importance to all of God’s people. Keeping the Passover alone is not enough! We must observe this second, different night, to properly keep the Days of Unleavened Bread!
A persons salvation is NOT at risk for not doing the NTOBMO or any of the other requirements that Armstrongists place significance upon.

Dennis Leap's other requirements are:
The Night to be Much Observed is actually the beginning of the first Holy Day. We should dress in our sabbath best for this occasion. Men should wear coats and ties and ladies should wear nice dresses. Our children should dress in clothing that they would normally wear to Sabbath services. 
If your Night to be Much Observed gathering must take place at a restaurant, be sure it is in a private room, away from the public. Loud music, interruptions and people smoking will greatly detract from your evening.  
Mr. Armstrong always set us the example of using nice dishes, tablecloths, and nice tableware for special occasions. This is the night to do this. Candles and fresh cut flowers will also help make this occasion more special. A wonderful atmosphere goes a long way in making an occasion such as this a very memorable one. 
He sure did set the example.  His table setting was worth well over $300,000.00!  What church member could ever emulate that!  His food costs, including wine for a table of 8 guests, was over $1,500.00.  So much for the night that symbolizes the quick exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt!  As if any of them would be eating prime rib and drinking Rothschild wines.
This is a night for fine foods. Our meals should be balanced and not contain a lot of rich foods. Too many rich foods can make people ill and sluggish. Remember that the next day there will be double services. We need to be sure we are alert for the spiritual food to come at services. 
Drinking on the Night to be Much Observed should be done with great care. Alcohol can either add or detract from our fellowship. God intended for man to develop alcoholic beverages for our benefit. “And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart” (Psalm 104:15). Using alcohol in moderation will help make us merry on this night. A host should never force alcohol on anyone. But in the same vein, a host should never allow someone to over drink.
Its always interesting to see COG ministers lay down the law for alcohol consumption for the membership, when so many of them are alcoholics.

Leap ends with this:
God planned the sacrifice of His own Son so we could share eternal life with Him; He provided for us a great Passover. He also provided a second night for us to truly celebrate that Passover. Because of what God did for us, we owe it to Him to celebrate the Night to be Much Observed. So let us all do everything we can to make this year’s Night to be Much Observed the best celebration ever!
Thats one big cosmic joke played on humankind, to be created as GOOD though not good enough.  Deliberately created to be vile sinners so that God can kill himself.  Thats the logic that comes across.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pharaoh's Got Bad Luck

Philadelphia Church of God On Cleansing Your "Temple"

As some Church of God members scurry about cleaning our the leavening in the homes, cars, toy boxes and businesses, those fun folk at the Flurry compound in Edmond Oklahoma have some further words of wisdom for you.

While some few in the church actually focus upon Jesus Christ during this time of year, the broad majority are focused solely upon their physical selves and on what they do.  People beat themselves up for all of their sins and promise to be good the following year; then sin right out the door the very next day, just like Rod Meredith does.

The Philadelphia Church of God takes it a step further. During this time of year your focus should be upon Gerald Flurry, God's channel for redemption.

We learn so much from obeying the biblical command to deleaven our homes, cars, offices and personal spaces (Exodus 13:6-10). Physical deleavening certainly helps us in looking at our own lives spiritually—searching out every corner, nook and cranny in order to truly remove any spiritual dirt, filth or sin. 
This process harkens back to a wonderful example of restoration found in 2 Chronicles: “Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them” (2 Chronicles 29:1-3). 
The richly ornate and costly temple God had built by King Solomon in Jerusalem had fallen into disuse and disrepair. We witnessed the same tragedy in recent times: After Herbert W. Armstrong’s death, perversion of God’s truth began. The Church had become a church within a church—the synagogue of Satan (Revelation 3:9). God then used one man to begin restoring the truth and the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3). 
Malachi’s Message was given to God’s Church. The opening sentence of the preface of that book reads, “This is a story about God’s Church gone off track, and what God did to correct the tragedy.”
Just as the Levites anciently began the task of cleansing, repairing and restoring, so our current commission to “raise up the ruins” must begin with a cleansing of the spiritual temple. The Philadelphia Church of God started small, but it has grown large and raised up the ruins of Mr. Armstrong’s work. 
One would assume that PCG staff would weave Jesus Christ into the picture, but no.  Hebrew Scriptures are more important.

King Hezekiah wrote letters to those who had drifted from God. He asked them to turn again to God (2 Chronicles 30:6). But, like the Laodiceans today, not everyone was responsive (although ancient Israel did not have God’s Holy Spirit).
For those who responded, this was a great cleansing and it brought great joy. Read verses 13-27. Notice verse 21 in particular: “And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the Lordday by day, singing with loud instruments unto the Lord.” Of the word singing, Moffat says, “sang praise to the Eternal day by day with all their might.” This all is happening during the feast of Unleavened Bread. 
Look at verse 26 now: “So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.” When we get back to God’s ways, what is produced is “great joy.” Joy and rejoicing—the Israelites held the Feast with great delight. This must be our goal every day—to rejoice with great delight, especially during the Days of Unleavened Bread. 
When the king commanded the people to get back to tithing, they responded beautifully. “And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered” (2 Chronicles 31:20-21). 
God truly will bless His Church as we seek to truly obey Him in every way and cleanse our personal temple—getting rid of any filth or uncleanness in every area. 
Its typical for a Church of God to claim that its members are filled with filth and uncleanness in every area of their lives.  When you like under the law that is what is expected.  Vile filthy sinners that have so pissed off God that there is scant hope for making into the kingdom, unless of course you re one of the privileged elite.

At this time of year the focus need to be entirely upon the Philadelphia Church of God and its "witness" to the world.  Otherwise you  temple is NOT clean.  Filthy heathen Laodiceans!

We must ensure that we truly are up to our task of cleansing ourselves and responding to God—His government, His law and His love. We must be dedicated to the spiritual commission before us—prophesying again (Revelation 10:11). The last hour is closing in—time is of the essence to finish this Work, but also for each of us to be ready to marry the Son of God!

Salvation is only accessible through worshipping the government of the PCG.  Salvation only rests upon believing and reading the words of God's only true prophet and of his son Stevie.   Salvation will come when your full financial resources are given over to the church.  At that time Jesus Christ will be pleased and just MIGHT let you into the kingdom of Petra where peace will reign with Flurry, Pack, Theil and Malm in all fighting to see who is in charge.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Is Jesus Impressed With Your Deleavning Routines?

Its that time of year ago when Church of God members do their spring cleaning while searching toy boxes, clothes pockets, for cookies in the cracks of the couch, or scrubbing the tile flooring its toothbrushes to get out all that "sin."   Women in the church are literally exhausted having to clean the house from top to bottom. It was always great fun for the minister to stick his hand in his suit pocket and find a cookie.

Finding Sin (Dennis Leap)
The most vital spiritual lesson of the Passover and spring holy days is the incredible destructiveness of sin. Human sin brought about the death of Jesus Christ. And human sin will cause our eternal death unless we repent and seek God’s righteousness (Romans 6:23). The great tragedy is that, all too often, serious sin can be hidden from our view. 
But there is a positive side to all this knowledge. It is found in the Days of Unleavened Bread. God gave us the spring holy days to teach us that we can find sin, and with His help, put it out of our lives. God uses the physical lesson of leaven to help us adults understand how sin works. We need to show our children how sin works by getting them involved in cleaning for the Days of Unleavened Bread. Finding leaven is a tailor-made activity for our young people. Each child, even toddlers, should have some job or activity related to finding leaven. In our family, we have always tried to assign each child a particular area of the house. When our children were toddlers, we directed them to hunt for leaven in their toy box. Yes, we made them pull each toy out. It was always great fun.  
We didn’t always necessarily find leaven. But our toddlers felt part of all the activity.
As you teach your child to look for leaven, look with them. Talk with your child about sin and how it is like crumbs—it is everywhere! Be sure to plan ahead so you can spend time with your children.

All of this effort is put forth for days ahead of Passover.  The Church of God version of Passover is about the only time of year that many members ever hear Jesus Christ discussed.  However he is discussed in a way where everyone is made to feel like worthless pond scum for actually causing the death of Jesus Christ.

The Pasadena congregations had a wonderful tradition of making sure  when they killed him on the stage that it was amplified through loudspeakers so that every person sitting in the room knew they were guilty of crucify Jesus Christ that very night.  The problem lies in the fact that many of them leave him in the gym, auditorium, cafeteria, or Masonic lodge till the following year when they crucify him all over again.

What the point in deleavening a home, office, toy box or the car when the rest of the year you treat church members like dirt and split up families?  Whats the point in crucifying Jesus Christ at Passover when you tell parents to cast children to the curb so that the state can take care of them?  Why crucify him when you deliberately rip families apart by forcing members to not associate with family members who are no longer Church of God members.  Whats the point of crucifying him when you lei to your members and make false prophecies?  Why crucify him when you steal their tithe money to build your edifices and many homes and offices?

Whats the point in Dennis Leap writing an article like this when he treats members so horribly?

Jesus isn't impressed.

The Indecisive God of the Church of God

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Path

The day may be fast approaching when a Church of God turns into a death trap.  Delusional men like Dave Pack, Bod Thiel and Gerald Flurry are bordering on this same mentality.

Did Rod Meredith Use "Justified Lying" To Deceive World Vision?

More information has emerged regarding the recent kerfuffle with Living Church of God lying to World Vision.  Living Church of God, in a effort to deceive World Vision, deceptively told them that they (LCG) no longer had any ties to Herbert Armstrong.  How stupid do they think people really are?  Everyone knows they have defied the man, just as Gerald Flurry and Dave Pack have done.

Justified lying is a trick that Jehovah's Witnesses employ when they feel that non believers do not deserve the truth.  Has the Living Church of God sunk this low that they have to lie in order to get their message of "good news" across?  In LCG's eyes World Vision is not Christian, just as Bob Elijah Elisha Amos believes.  Since they are not "real" Christians like LCG, was it ok to lie to them?

Living Church of God Saying They No Longer Have Any Ties to Armstrong: 
April 15, 2016
(Regarding LCOG "hiding" behind World Vision for their seminar [see March 28 & March 29 letters]), I sent the president of World Vision a detailed email of concern with quotes from Roderick Meredith, and some of his denials of the Christian faith. I have not heard [back] from him. At least I gave David Cerullo CEO of INSP Networks some credit. He had Tomorrow's World cancelled from his network in 2007. I sent him and John Roos, Senior Vice President Marketing, a five page letter showing Roderick Meredith's ties to Herbert W. Armstrong, his smear on Christianity, and many of his unbiblical-unorthodox teachings. The LCOG tried to persuade him that they no longer really have any ties to Armstrong, and abandoned many of his teachings. Of course, that is not what his "Official Statement Of Fundamental Beliefs" states. Mr. Cerullo also had The Church of God International's program "Armor of God"" cancelled as well. So did "World Harvest Television" 
Many other Armstrong offshoots have been cancelled from Christian radio/TV as well. These stations include Salem (even though they are airing Ron Dart again on their OnePlace.Com), Wilkins. Wilkins lost $150,000.00 cancelling Dart, American Family Radio, Former Trevecca Nazarene University's WENO, and a host of others. I have been warning Christians, and Christian radio and TV concerning Armstrong, The Way International (that's another story) and others.  
It's very clear that Dr. Roderick C. Meredith still considers Herbert W. Armstrong a great Bible teacher, and continues to teach and believe in many of his doctrines. Dr. Meredith's official statement of fundamental beliefs states "Our doctrines, practices, policies, and traditions have their roots in the Worldwide Church of God under the leadership of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong" (P.1.) My email to Mr. John Roos, beyond any question of doubt shows the Living Church of God/Tomorrow's World teachings are contrary to that taught in the Word of God. Their doctrines are wrong on salvation, the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ, their denial of the Trinity, the physical resurrection, Hell, and many other Christian teachings. --Anonymous 

Robert Kuhn: Why Is The Universe Expanding?

It's Shameful That COG Members Fail To Support The Only True Church Doing A Real Work Today

Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel is still struggling financially and it seems to be a mystery to him as to why.  Why won't other COG members realize he is God's doubly blessed and self appointed apostle and prophet?  Why won't they send him their money?

Because of his outright arrogance and self-righteous attitude of superiority people are immediately turned off by him.  By repelling peoples so quickly its a huge hit on his wallet.  Amos Thiel sets out to rectify that in the usual manner that Church of God leaders have always resorted to.  Blame the sinful backsliding members.

Many have had their love grow cold and will not properly support the work needed to fulfill Matthew 24:14Philadelphia Christians need to persevere.
Amos Thiel trots out the incredibly boring booklet that Armstrong wrote decades ago, the Seven Laws of Success.  Amos Thiel claims that Church of God members fails miserably at Law #6...Perseverance.

Everyone that is in the Church of God have become lawless and their love has waxed cold.  They are too weak to endure to the end.  Because they have not endured they will no longer tithe and send in money.

Consider also Jesus’ words: 
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:12-14)

The end is apparently coming quicker to Amos Thiel's empire than he expected.  It's not his fault though.  Its the COG brethren who are at a fault.  The blame game is what has kept the COG running for so many decades.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

PCG Spending 1.15 Million To Build Dance Hall For Flurry Grandkids

As income declines in the PCG and members are forced to send in more and more money as they mortgage homes, businesses and cash in retirement accounts, the church is dropping over a million dollars on a new facility so that the grandkids of Gerald Flurry and practice their Irish Dance and the Malones can have new offices.

EDMOND—The reverberations of percussion instruments can be heard on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College this week as metal erectors and other tradesmen finish constructing the exterior shell of the campus’s new music and dance building. The noises of drills, grinders, punches, cutting torches, arc welders and impact wrenches are sounding across campus as workers dry-in the structure in preparation for its next phases of construction. 
Facilities manager Roger Brandon said that with the majority of the structural red iron and the exterior sheet metal in place, the focus of the project is the roof. 
“Once that’s in place, then we can turn loose the interior trades,” he said. This process will include dozens of light-gauge metal framers, plumbers, electricians, flooring installers, heating and air conditioning mechanics, cabinetmakers, painters and other contractors building out 10,170 square feet across 17 rooms on the one-story, $1.15 million structure.
Mr. Brandon said the building will include three large spaces, including a lecture room for approximately 150 occupants that contains tiered seating and a raised stage. The space will be built to accommodate music classes, forums and assemblies, youth camp orientation and similar activities. An orchestra room will allow for music students to leave their larger instruments set up permanently, will contain a humidity-controlled instrument storage room, and will offer nearby access to two other rehearsal rooms plus the lecture room. A dance studio with a sprung floor similar to the one installed in the Barbara Flurry Memorial Hall will accommodate dancers with ballet bars, mirrors and built-in cabinets for costumes and other storage. 
Turgeon dares to compare the cult compound school to those on the outside.  Of course money will flow in to minion the dance studio for the Flurry grand kids and to provide a n office for Malone.
Mr. Turgeon said the building will benefit grade school and college music students as well as adults and is a priority because “we have a strong emphasis in the Church on music and dance when such programs are being cut from many public schools, mostly due to lack of funding but also lack of appreciation for culture.” He said that it will also open up space at the memorial hall for possible additional classroom or student residential space.
pcg music director Ryan Malone, who will office in the new building, said it is important because it devotes more dedicated space to music classes and also consolidates the department’s activities so that instructors and students don’t have to meet in separate buildings. He said the result will be more flexible rehearsal schedules, less wear and tear on instruments, and a more efficient use of class time. 
This is code for the higher brass of PCG keeping the unwashed masses from using the Armstrong auditorium stage and dressing rooms.  Just like  Pasadena, church members were not allowed dot use the facility other than to be begrudgingly let in on Friday nights and Saturdays.

Mr. Malone says the building’s name is the Dwight Armstrong Performing Arts Conservatory. Mr. Turgeon says the goal is to complete construction by mid-August if possible, in time for the academic school year. At that point, when the noises of construction fall silent, dance music, winds, strings and percussion instruments of a different kind will begin to play.

See:  Construction on Performing Arts Building Continues