For quit sometime now Living Church of God knew it had a problem concerning Bob Thiel and his writings. Thiel has labeled himself as the worlds foremost authority on end time prophecy usurping Rod Meredith of that honor. His condescending blog directed at other Churches of God labeling them as all Laodicians has not set will with many. . The complaints from members reached such a crescendo that Bob had to have a meeting with Doug Winnail and Rod Meredith recently.
Apparently that meeting did little to slow the rantings of Thiel. Those rantings have had an impact on LCG members and the authority of the Church. Many members have questioned why the church has allowed Bob to run off at the mouth about so many subjects over the years as the worlds best authority. They have complained to LCG HQ a lot about Bob.
Now LCG has spoken out about those in LCG who set themselves up as authorities and "march to a different drum."
Doug Winnail writes on December 20th:
‘Blessings of Unity: David wrote, “how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30), and He prayed for His disciples, “that they may be one as We are” (John 17:11). The Scriptures reveal that the disciples had different personal perspectives (Acts 2; Galatians 2), but they learned to work together as a coordinated team to achieve their mission (2 Peter 3:14-16). They obviously realized that if each marched to his own drum, the job they were given would not get done. This is why the Apostle Paul stated that as we do the Work of God we need to be respectful and patient with each other, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1-3). Paul also emphasized there is “one body and one Spirit… one Lord, one faith, one baptism” and the work of the ministry involves fostering the unity of the faith and not being split apart by different ideas about methods or doctrine (Ephesians 4:4-16). As we are led by the same Spirit, we will see divisions diminish and we will be more “perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10). Peace, harmony and unity in the Church of God will become visible fruits when we are led by God’s Spirit.’