PORT AUSTIN, MICHIGAN:
The Philadelphia Church — Port Austin,
the Port Austin Bible Center (PABC)
will jointly hold the festival of booths [Succoth] from October 7 through
teaches that every disciple should appear before God during the three seasons
of the year representing the grain harvests of ancient Judea, but PABC also
teaches that disciples should appear where God places His name—and that
location is where two or three or more disciples regularly assemble together
for weekly Sabbath services. Therefore, since the new creature born of Spirit
already dwells in a temporary abode [the tent of flesh of the old creature],
disciples need not travel to exotic locations to stay in hotels or motels or
campgrounds to dwell in temporary housing where God has placed His name during
the festival of booths; disciples need only to appear before God in prayer and
to bring their tent of flesh to where services are held so as not to appear
before God empty or naked.
travel to exotic locations is not prohibited as long as the purpose is to
worship God, learning His ways, and not a family vacation that could be taken
at any other season during the year. Thus, for scattered Philadelphians that have no regular fellowship, an invitation is
extended to come to Port Austin, Michigan, where the eight days of services
will explore and develop typology and typological exegesis in college graduate
type seminar sessions.
can assist in making housing arrangements, but does not, itself, provide such
housing … there are several motels and bed & breakfasts within a few miles
of where services will be held, some reasonably priced. Most of the local
restaurants will still be open in October, as will be state park campgrounds
that are on the shores of Lake Huron (Port Austin is a seasonal tourist
community with a very small industrial base, so as the tourist season concludes
many businesses close for the winter).
facilities in which services will be held this year are not five-star, but were
built to withstand a near nuclear blast and will still do so. 2006 is a
transitional year—and a person should not come expecting the polish acquired by
the former WCG after decades of holding festival services. Rather, the aura will
be more like when the Feast was held at Belknap Springs, local in attendance
and heavenly in focus.
information and a pre-seminar flyer can be obtained by calling:
Philadelphia Church – Port Austin
by contacting PABC by e-mail.
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following announcement was released by PABC on 31 July 2006:
From PABC, Port Austin, Michigan:
Although the Port
Austin Bible Center (PABC) will hold Feast of Tabernacle services here in
Port Austin during the traditional dates for Succoth, PABC has no association
with Norman Edwards, who has been marked by the Sabbatarian church here as a
person to be avoided.
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