Bob Thiel is on a roll today touting Rod Merdith's letter earlier this year that American is getting spanked for being such worthless vile sinners. In this letter it's the gays that are going to cause bad weather. It's always the "other" that is the problem instead of the vile sinners in one's own house, starting with the top leadership. LCG is NOT a sinless, guileless group, in spite of the fact Rod claims to never have committed a "major" sin after baptism. Apparently lying is not a sin.
Thousands of years ago, God warned of the sobering consequences of rejecting Him and His commandments. “I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce…” (Leviticus 26:19-20). “Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field…” (Hosea 4:3). God wants to bless those He created in His image, but disobedience forces Him to remove His blessings and protection (verses 1-7). God does control the weather and yearns for His people to return to Him so that He can once again bless them with “rain in due season” (Leviticus 26:1-4, KJV). For more information on extreme weather conditions, review our insightful booklet, Who Controls the Weather?Will the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia truly repent and turn to the God of the Bible before more devastating droughts, floods, earthquakes and other natural catastrophes strike? Will we repent of what God Almighty calls the “vile passions” of homosexuality, when “men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting” (Romans 1:26-28)?
Bob then adds his two cents to the mixture:
National repentance is the only hope now for the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. And as far as the storm goes, prayer and physical preparations can and should be done (see also Superstorm Expected: What Can You Do?).
Maybe God is waiting for the Church of God, including the Living Church of God to repent of their vile sins and set an example for the rest of the country. Maybe the disgusting behavior of COG leadership, the corruption that is rampant, the alcoholism, the sexual issues, and other problems, are why this country is suffering. Maybe God is looking for a few righteous in the COG in order to save the entire British Israelite nations and the world. Since most COG's take the Bible literally, maybe they had better take heed of Lot and his story.
Remember the other day when Bob said that it was carnality that caused people to want to save themselves? For some reason when Rod Meredith gives people examples on how to save themselves it is not carnal.
So we must each examine our own situation to determine what action we should take. Are we living in a low-lying coastal area where we may be in danger at a time of increasing hurricanes, tsunamis or similar natural disasters? Do we have at least a week’s supply of emergency food and water, flashlight batteries, a first-aid kit, a battery-powered radio, prescription medications and other essential items? Have we read the instructions from our nation or region about how to prepare for such emergencies as hurricanes, earthquakes or terrorists attacks? (Meredith RC. Are You Prepared. Tomorrow’s World, Jan-Feb 2005)
Put aside some food and store some water…Bad times are coming, have some supplies (Meredith RC. Prophecy Overview. Sermon, July 19, 2008).
Get extra food, dried food, and water…When these things happen, maybe God’s people can survive longer…It’s good to be prudent (Meredith RC. Do you actually live by faith? Sermon, April 25, 2009).
Even Bob adds his own recommendations which apparently are not carnal in any way.
And preparation certainly makes a lot of sense. Increasingly worsening weather and storms have long been expected and seem to be happening. More will as well. These difficult times should get people’s attention.
The Church of God has cried "wolf" so many times over the decades that no one pays any attention any more. That alone should be their wake up call, not some storm that conveniently fits their desire for death and destruction.