It has long been known that the non-ordained self-appointed prophet Bob Thiel has an intense hatred of the cross. No one can forget the absurd comments he made after the Milwaukee LCG killings when local citizens erected crosses in honor of the murdered LCG members. The non-ordained prophet went ballistic damning the concerned citizens of blasphemy and insensitivity towards the LCG. LCG backpedaled and apologized for Thiel's disgusting commetns and attitude.
The non-ordained self-appointed prophet is back claiming his cult members will be persecuted because they will not wear crosses when the Catholic Church issues its decree that all citizens of the world must wear crosses.
Jesus foretold persecution. Many are aware of some of the early persecutions, but few understand what teachings true Christians were persecuted for in the fourth century and beyond–some may seem shocking. At least two major persecutions are prophesied to come. Which doctrines are expected to be causes for the coming persecutions? Are the Greco-Roman churches planning on persecuting Sabbath-keepers, those who do not accept a non-biblical Mary, and those who do not wear crosses?
While many seem to not wish to pay attention to this subject, the reality is that persecution has existed throughout history against those with Church of God doctrines. Jesus predicted that as well as more persecution to come. Some may be shocked by certain doctrines that Christians have been persecuted for (and often by those who profess to be Christian).
Those in the true Church of God have always been the side being persecuted and has never been on the side of the persecutors. And this will be true again in the future.
The only persecution the Church of God has experienced in the last 70 some years has been it's own hated of non-COG members. It has publicly lied about,. mocked and ridiculed Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews for decades. Any other persecution has come from fellow COG members and leaders who now are split into hundreds and hundreds of personality cults. Each one claims it is the best and has the only truth as it ridicules other COG's.