Gospel and Kingdom – according to adwords

Sometimes I click on online ads. They have to be really bad though. Sensationally bad. Like an ad on the Sydney Morning Herald website. In fact, it was on a Peter Fitzsimmons (an atheist) article about the canonisation of Mary McKillop (a Catholic) – so it was one of those juxtaposed ads for a fundamentalist Christian fringe. I’m happy to cost these people money by clicking their ad. This is what it looked like:

Ads by Google

God’s True Church

Did you know that God has one TrueChurch? Here is how to prove where!


I clicked it. And I was disappointed to find that the one true church is a bunch of nutbag conspiracy theorists who think that any reference to the “kingdom of God” describes a literal, earthly kingdom.

Check out this awesome eisegesis (meaning: the process of misinterpreting a text in such a way that it introduces one’s own ideas, reading into the text.)…

Standing before Pontius Pilate on the night He was betrayed, Christ gave an important clue to understanding the kingdom: “My kingdom is not of this world [this present society]” (John 18:36). We will discover the details later of how God’s government will be established on earth.

If you want to unlock this mystery for yourself you can read the rest of their tripe here.

Something about this image just screams “credibility” to me…


Aaran says:

It’s the fake plant in the background (top right)

Lee Shelton says:

The Worldwide Church of God began to abandon the heretical teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong in the 1990s and moved to embrace more orthodox doctrines. The Restored Church of God is one of the splinter groups that broke away during that time.

This cult insists that baptism is necessary for salvation because it is commanded in scripture. Well, I wonder how they would treat Matthew 5:48: "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." That is also a command, one that is impossible to keep — which is kind of the whole point behind what we're celebrating this time of year.