TT (Yoneq/Spriggs) teachings concerning being “perfect” for outsiders and withholding the truth or outright lying in order to “make a stand:”
“The only thing we have to be perfect in now is confessing our sins and speaking to people on the outside. Or your conscience will haunt you night and day.”
“There is a difference between bearing false witness and concealing a matter (not telling the truth) that others have forfeited their right to know because of their hostile and evil attitude toward God.”
November 29, 1988 Phase 2 Teaching Yoneq pg. 1
“Sometimes we make a stand with the truth by not revealing the truth or by our answers that are or are not true.” November 29, 1988 Phase 2 Teaching – Yoneq pg. 1
2. Teachings that demonstrate Yoneq/Spriggs speaks for God. In the
quote below, understand the only one who the TT considers to have “delegated authority” from God is Yoneq/Spriggs. So what he in fact is saying is to obey himself without argument as you would obey God.
“All who know God and know authority will obey his word, will obey Him, will obey His delegated authority without argument. Acts 3:23 – If we do not obey every word he speaks to us we will be cut-off.
November 18, 1990 Reasoning pg. 4
3. Quotes concerning Yoneq/Spriggs being in fact the Elijah and having God’s authority.
Note, the following quote is regarding a woman who died of cancer who was a long time member of the TT. They could not explain her untimely death without finding some fault in her life or unconfessed sin. She was accused of speaking ill of Yoneq once years before and therefore rejecting God’s authority and not“receiving” Elijah.
“No way if Mary disrespected God’s authority could faith come to heal her – Numbers 12 No way her children could be saved Malachi 4:5 If (you) don’t receive Elijah (you) don’t receive (the) anointing (your) children will be accursed – no hope.” September 2, 1990 Apostolic
Workers Meeting pg. 5
“Keli told us we can know the spirit of Elijah is in our midst because of how we are continually brought back to the necessity of turning our heart to our children.” Aug. 6, 1996 Apostolic Workers Meeting pg. 3
4. Quotes concerning there being no true church for the last 1900 years:
“Everything has been in abeyance for at least 1900 years – put off for a future generation to fulfill. Abeyance – put off, it’s no longer in existence. There is no people of God; there is no holy nation; there is no twelve-tribes nation; there has been no one keeping the way of YHWH for 1900 years – it has been in abeyance.”
April 9, 1995 The Fall of the First Church pg. 3
“Therefore the evil one has been a ruler for 1900 years. They crucified the very Son of God – YHWH in the flesh. They killed Him! It proves who is in control of the world – Satan rules the whole world.”
April 9, 1995 The Fall of the First Church
5. TT teaching concerning people’s right to “reason” or think for themselves vs. submitting to authority.
“Many people are enslaved by a spirit of reason. They will only come when they are called and go where they are sent when it seems right to them. They always want to know a reason. If they are under this bondage of reasoning, sooner or later slanderous words will come out of their mouth against authority and there will be no possibility of escape from death.” November 18, 1990 Reasoning
6. TT teachings concerning beating children until they bleed:
“Under discipline accomplishes nothing. It is better not to discipline our children at all – “the blueness of the wound drives away all evil.”
October 1980 Child Training – Notes from Teachers Meeting – pg. 5
“Unless your son has blue wounds, by this standard, you know what kind of a standard is in you – it is the spirit that hates your son. If one is overly concerned about his son receiving blue marks you know that he hates his son and hates the word of God.” – No date – Execution of
Justice pg. 1
7. TT quotes concerning being “cut-off” due to not submitting to authority or the teachings of Yoneq. A member can be “cut-off” within the community and not allowed to participate in social activity or be asked to leave.
“What do we have that’s greater than our attachment (staying connected) to our Master, Yahshua, and His people? Do we think that we can put aside our life for awhile and leave the Community and go out and do other things and then come back?” – May 19, 1994 The
Seriousness of Being Cut-Off From Messiah pg. 5
“In the nations if you join the army and go to battle and desert the battle you could be imprisoned or even killed. (A deserter is worthy of death – if he falls into the hands of the enemy he will betray you). It’s a serious thing to be in a battle and desert your troop. You have to see that we’re in a war here. This is our Father’s army and you can’t so easily come back. We made a pledge at baptism not to leave.”
May 19, 1994 The Seriousness of Being Cut-Off from Messiah pg. 3
8. TT(Yoneq/Spriggs) quotes concerning followers becoming gods of their own galaxy:
“We are going to be holy people. Holy, set apart by the Holy Spirit to accomplish His will. The day will come when each one of you has a galaxy to rule over.” [Source: “The Three Eternal Destinies # 74 - Three Categories of Man 5” - Nov. 19, 1996 Morning Minchah, Reuben Teaching identifier 961119A]
“Rev. 1:6; 5:10 – He has made us to be kings and priests – that’s who we are! We will rule over galaxies. When people of the nations see us, it will be just like seeing the Father (Jn. 14:9). We will bear His name, His character, His image, His authority.” [Source: “Salvation is a Free Gift (But who Does He Give it to?)” December 1997 Coxsackie, N.Y. Teaching identifier 9712T08]