It has come to my attention that there is a very strange cult which is publicly and verbally attacking me because I no longer support Tony Alamo.
The reasons why I ever supported Alamo Ministries are pretty complex. But to put it all in a nutshell, he's a con man. And a good one at that.
Tony Alamo was also a plagiarist who took some sound biblical writings and put them in his literature in order to make him seem more legitimate.
One of the writings he plagiarized was called "The Messiah, According to Bible prophecy." It's one of the best books I have ever read beside the Bible itself. The problem is Tony Alamo didn't write it. He stole it. The original Author of the book was Fred John Meldau and his book is titled "Messiah in Both Testaments". Here is more about this issue.
Although I believed there were some sincere folks at Alamo's cult. I'm not too sure about any of them anymore (those who remain there on Alamo properties). Especially after the revelations that were exposed during his trial through the witnesses who were abused there by Alamo. Witnesses who were in Tony Alamo's inner circle. (Which I never was a member of that inner circle probably due to the fact that Alamo didn't quite trust me enough.)
But In regards to these witnesses, Tony Alamo's own attorney Phillip Kuhn said during trial, "This is a brutal case and testimony. We're going to have to focus on the intent of the cross-country trips and let the jury decide." ~Source In other words all the testimony lined up against Alamo and Alamo's attorney was hoping to get Tony Alamo out of the charges on a technicality. During the trial Tony Alamo dared to compare himself to Jesus. Alamo claimed he "was being persecuted for preaching the gospel.) But in Alamo's trial the witnesses DID line up, Unlike Jesus when he was sentenced to death on the cross. "For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together." (Mark 14:56). So Tony is in error (putting it mildly) when comparing himself to Jesus Christ. Although Tony Alamo still wont deny the charges he molested girls as young as 8 but says in his appeal that the "sex was incidental", not a "primary means for travelling across state lines" (he's sick). -Source - Also see "Witness: Evangelist took 8-year-old bride" -Source You have to read these articles to understand the case better and to better understand what I'm saying here.
For this other cult to attack me now is very odd. I can't imagine why someone saying they are Christian would ever publicly support an admitted child rapist. In my mind it means that they may be doing the same exact thing Alamo did and may need to be investigated by the authorities. And what is more troubling is that the name of this cult is called, "FMH Children's Club International - A Company Of Prophets" Web Site Link
Tony Alamo and the creator of this other web site, Arthur Bruce Hallman, have a lot in common. Bruce Hallman is also an ex-con. And he, like Tony Alamo, knows the bible very well and twists it unto his own destruction. And they both state that it was persecution from serving God that they ended up in prison. This psychopath actually states on his web site that I should still be part of the Tony Alamo Cult!!
|Arthur Bruce Hallman
He then says in another place, "You see “in the beginning” God Almighty instructed Thomas Richards to join hands with the Tony Alamo Ministry and fight the good fight of faith against “The Great Whore Of Revelation” (LIES) … and that hasn't’t changed (sic). In fact it was shortly after the 20th of September 2008 raid on the Tony Alamo Ministry headquarters in Arkansas that the Lord told me to post a “TonyAlamo.com” link on our FMHCCI Web site in support of Tony Alamo… and that’s exactly what I did!"
Now this is where it gets even more creepy, The pedophile supporting ex con says,
"Well, what we do know is that the Lord God Almighty wants us to support Tony Alamo and his ministry. And, as it concerns the charges brought against him, the Lord wants me to present the following three facts on behalf of Brother Alamo:
#1 – On the 23rd of September 2008 – three days after the raid on the Tony Alamo Ministry, and two days before his arrest – Greg Szymanski interviewed Tony Alamo on his radio show. Details were given of the 100+ federal and local police (some with black ski mask and machine guns) taking siege of the Tony Alamo Ministry headquarters. And, of course, the news coverage was convincingly in favor of the Vatican’s raid. Then at approximately 47 minutes into the interview Brother Alamo brings up the facts that both “polygamy” and “child marriages” are Biblical practices.
- Tony Alamo Interview (9/23/08) -
#2 – In August of 2009, Tony Alamo published a message entitled “Legally Married At Puberty”.
#3 – In April of 2010, Tony Alamo published a message entitled “The Many Wives Of The Holy Men Of God (The Polygamists) – Every Jew And Every Arab That Has Ever Lived, Including The Lord Jesus Christ Himself, Comes From Polygamists Parents: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, And The Twelve Tribes Of Israel”.
"Now, I totally agree with the majority of what Brother Alamo said in the interview and article as being Biblically correct. In fact it was not too many months ago that the Lord had me to research the facts on what I consider to be God’s perfect marriage of Isaac and Rebekah (Rebecca). God the Father in Heaven chose Isaac’s bride to be, and she was a child bride too."
"According to one view, Sarah passed away immediately after the Binding, as the events are recorded near each other in the Torah. She passed away at 127; since she was 90 when Isaac was born, he was 37 at the time of the Binding and when Rebecca was born. Isaac and Rebecca got married three years later, when Isaac was forty and Rebecca was three years old. During the first ten years of their marriage, until she was thirteen, Rebecca was too young to bear children. After that, they waited for ten years before concluding that she was barren and praying for children. This is the opinion of Rashi; see his commentary on Genesis 25:26."
"The second view is that Sarah did not pass away immediately after the Binding but rather eleven years later. Isaac was therefore 26 when Rebecca was born. Rebecca married Isaac at age 14 and was 34 years old when the children were born. This view is supported by the fact that Rebecca is called a na’arah – maiden - before her marriage (Genesis 24:16), and this term is generally used for girls over the age of 12. Additionally, there is a Midrash which states that Rebecca lived to age 133. Jacob was 99 years old at the time of her passing, which would mean that Rebecca was 34 when he was born and 14 when she got married."
As you can see what kind of fruit Alamo is bearing. BAD FRUIT!! And these are the types of people who are attracted to Tony Alamo's "Ministry". Isn't that scary? SCARY FOR THE CHILDREN WHO ARE STILL MISSING AND STILL PART OF ALAMO'S CULT THROUGH THEIR PARENTS?? This is exactly what I feared as it dawned on me what Alamo Ministries really was. That it will be a safe haven for pedophiles.
To be honest I was very angry about this ex con's web site until I started getting a more complete look of it's history and I realized that he is just crazy!!
Read the complaint filed by his ex wife in court.
Here are some excerpts: "Bruce was employed as an electrical engineer at Toro Incorporated for many years. In 1999 he told his boss that he had demons, and the company fired him."
"In the summer of 1999, I let Hadasseh and Arthur (their son and daughter) visit Bruce in Texas for several weeks. I did not know just how dangerous he had become. While they were out there, he would only feed them one Twinkie and one potato per day. He took Hadasseh's inhaler away from her saying that God was going to keep her safe so she should not use the inhaler. Hadasseh suffers from severe asthma; she could have died. Then he took the children off on a journey to Louisiana because "God told him to." The children had to sleep in a truck in a parking lot. When they finally got home, my children were physically and emotionally wrecked. I have been taking them for counseling. Arthur is suffering from depression and currently on Paxil. Copies of his medical records are attached."
"Bruce's behavior became more and more frightening. He told the children things like he needed to feel flesh peel because the demons inside of him. He hears voices. I went to the Probate Court to have him committed, but he left the state before the order of detention could be carried out. He tells the children that they are going to hell. A copy of his most recent letter to them which came today is attached." -End wife's testimony-
And it goes on. Very sad. I feel sorry for his children. This is actually on this man's own web site! And I totally believe what his wife said because I can see how he is condemning me because God opened my eyes to the real Tony Alamo who is obviously totally insane. I must also say that I believe that the last few years leading up to his arrest and trial and post trial Alamo's mental health was deteriorating extremely rapidly.
The only thing I did appreciate about this cult's FMH web site was how that even though he supports Tony Alamo, he debunks Alamo's claim that the Two Witnesses will be Tony and Susan Alamo. Because the Bible always refers to a female prophet as a "prophetess" and the Bible clearly states that the two witnesses will be "two prophets"!!
Bruce Hallman says,
".... we are now going to disprove Brother Alamo’s belief regarding the two witnesses through the following verse from God’s Holy Word:
“And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets (G4396) tormented them that dwelt on the earth.” (Revelation 11:10 KJV)
Prophet (G4396) [prof-ay'-tace] - From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller (“prophet”); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet: - prophet. (Strong’s Hebrew And Greek Dictionary)
Now as you will note, the Greek word “prophet” used to describe the “two witnesses” in Revelation 11:10 is Strong’s #G4396. And with that in mind, let’s look at another Scripture dealing with a prophet of the female variety:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess (G4398), to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Revelation 2:20 KJV)
Prophetess (G4398) [prof-ay'-tis] - Feminine of G4396; a female foreteller or an inspired woman: - prophetess. (Strong’s Hebrew And Greek Dictionary)
You see God’s Holy Word is very specific in defining the gender of the prophets. And of course seeing how the Greek word used for “prophet” in Revelation 11:10 is Strong’s #G4396, then both of the “two witnesses” must be men...."
So there you have it, Alamo's two witnesses false prophecy blown right out of the water!!
If anyone needs some more documentation regarding Alamo please see tonyalamonews.com.
I would just like to add that I never got along with Alamo. Even though I tried to get along with him and I supported him in some ways I had my reservations about him. I noticed he would say some pretty crazy things from time to time. He wasn't anything like his literature which makes me to believe he really didn't write most of it. But this is some of why I walked off of his compound and lived on my own and had my own job. Matter of fact, I wasn't living on Alamo's compound for 5 years at the time his compound was raided. I can say alot more. Maybe one day I will. But to be honest I was deeply spiritually scarred from being associated with Alamo and his cult. That being said, what this person did in putting all these things on his web site was extremely frustrating to deal with. It took me a few months to be able to confront it. But God is giving me strength and I believe He is carrying me through all this.
Thanks be to God for His mercy!!
Date of Message: | Jan 07, 2011