Leave it to the Living Church of God to stick it's nose once more into the political arena.
Rod Meredith condescendingly starts out with this slam against all non-LCG Christians:
True Christians are those who follow Christ’s example. How would Jesus Himself approach the upcoming election?Let's face it, there are no real Christians anywhere on the face of the earth except for Living Church of God members in good standing.
The Christian mission down the street feeding the homeless are nothing more than a bunch of pagan asses. The Christian men and women who provide free medical care for starving African peoples are really just doctors of death who are only temporarily keeping these poor Gentile people alive for a few more months thwarting God's plan.
Yet those of us in the LCG, who stick our noses in the air around the homeless people, the drunks, the gays, the prostitutes, the waitress serving our food on Saturdays during the Feast, the unwed mothers, the Mexican immigrants, etc., are the REAL Christians practicing First Century Christianity.
If LCG members and ministers really "lived as Jesus did" then why do they ignore the homeless? Why do they not dine with the prostitutes and the homosexuals? Why do they ignore the outcast and the down trodden of society in favor of tithe paying members? Why do they spend millions on feast sites when that money could have made a greater impact in the local communities feeding and housing the poor?
A true Christian must learn to live as Jesus Christ actually lived—not as many people incorrectly imagine He might have lived. Jesus Himself told us: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). The genuine answer as to how we ought to live and function in a democratic nation can be found in the Bible—the inspired word of God. For we are to have the “mind of Christ” (Philippians 2:5). And the Bible is the revelation of God’s mind—telling us how the Father and Jesus Christ really think about the fundamental issues of life.
In Meredith and LCG's eyes, Obama, Romney, Mormons, Catholics, and all non-LCG people are incapable of the task. Only TRUE Christians in the Living Church of God will make good rulers.
All through this past summer, Americans have been deluged with messages urging voters to support one candidate or another. Looking at the men who would be President, we ask ourselves: “Does he really believe he is fit to lead the world’s only superpower? Does he think that any human being is fit for the task?”
Probably within this very generation, the biblical Jesus Christ will return to sit on a real throne in the city of Jerusalem. His government will be established throughout the entire earth—a literal government empowered by Almighty God, ruled by the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:15–16). And what will Jesus’ followers—the true saints of God—be doing? “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?” (1 Corinthians 6:2–3). In the next few verses, Paul went on to expound how the Christians in Corinth were supposed to learn to practice God’s government in the Church by correctly “judging” problems among themselves. From Genesis to Revelation, a position in God’s government has always been filled by appointment—not by politicking or otherwise making deceptive promises to people, hoping to buy their votes. It was in this context that Paul could ask: “[Why] do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?” (v. 4).Living in a world populated by LCGers or COGers ruling with rods of iron over humanity would be a real hell on earth. No one in their right mind would submit to that! There would be millennial rebellion on countless worlds!
Christians are in training, now, to be kings and priests in the soon-coming Kingdom of God.
Rod Meredith and any other COG ministers that mock voting make their rantings irrelevant because their criticism is invalid and worthless.