Bitter Bob is taking a lot of heat lately from this blog and from inside the Living Church of God. People seem to be working overtime in discrediting Bitter Bob's so called ministry. His anger and frustration at being scorned by his wannabe daddy is taking a toll on him. He lashes out today, Sunday May 25, 2014:
The Apostle Paul makes it clear that not all prophets. Prophet is an office and prophets are to prophesy. LCG’s position is that it has NO prophets (which is likely the case as I stopped attending late on 12/28/12).
But it should be noted that its top leader had repeatedly taught in the past that God may consider Bob Thiel to be a prophet
Bitter Bob continues:
Dexter Wakefield continued with:Yes, every single COG out there, but especially the Living Church of God MUST acknowledge that Bitter Bob Thiel is a PROPHET! I mean really! How could Rod Meredith be so wrong about this??????????????
“Prophets” in the sense of Elijah are rare,True. But rare does not mean that there are not and cannot be any. Now while Dexter Wakefield did not make that error, many have concluded that rare means none. The New Testament is clear that God has prophets who prophesy (1 Corinthians 12:28-30) and will do so in the last days (Acts 2:17-18). Those in LCG and all other COGs need to realize this.
Is Bitter Bob setting himself up to be Elijah? The length Bitter Bob goes to in order to legitimize himself is getting more ridiculous by the day.
LCG has taught that Elijah will either be a man younger than its Roderick C. Meredith (Meredith, Roderick C. The Elijah Question. VTE 131, May 19, 2001) or that the Elijah is not a person but an “Elijah-type work” fulfills the Elijah prophesies in Matthew 17:10-11 and Malachi 4:4-6 (Winnail D. The Mission of the Church. Living Church News, March-April 2006, p. 7). The ‘Elijah’ will be a person.
As far as rarity goes, I would ask, “How many people were told by an actual top evangelist in the Church of God that God may consider him to be a prophet?” In the 20th and 21st centuries, there is only one who comes to mind (details are in the article How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God). So, while prophets are “rare,” and being told one is a prophet by an ordained evangelist is also rare, rarity does not mean that there are none.
As far as “Elijah” goes, he is to “restore all things” (Matthew 17:11).
Bitter Bob lashes out again at Meredith for ignoring him:
The truth about early and apostolic Christians is that it is PROVABLY NOT IN LCG AND IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT than Dr. Meredith realizes When I was in LCG in 2011, I was trying to help them restore much of it; Dr. Meredith agreed, but then failed to keep his word. Dr. Meredith’s failure to keep his word on that and other matters was a major reason that the Continuing Church of God had to form.
As a new prophet and soon coming Elijah these are his qualifications, according to himself:
Would fruits of a real converted prophet include any of the following?
Doing all of the above, as well as standing up against violent sports, made me unpopular in certain LCG circles. Because of that, improper statements were published about me Jesus taught:
- Standing up against teaching wrong materials about Church of God history, some of which perpetuate Catholic myths?
- Standing up against publishing “Fundamental Beliefs” that are in error and opposed to scripture?
- Standing up against prophetic errors that are opposed to the Bible?
- Boldly proclaiming the truth to the world as a witness? See Isaiah 58:1 and Matthew 24:14.
- Praying for decades for the gift of prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:1-5) and then unexpectedly being anointed for a double-portion of God’s spirit (cf. 2 Kings 2:9-13).
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)Contrary to scripture I was publicly and wrongly attacked in September 2012. Despite that I endured that and continued to try to work with LCG evangelists, ministers, and Council members. Despite this, I again was publicly and wrongly attacked (see Roderick C. Meredith’s Accusatory Letter to Bob Thiel) contrary to the Bible (Acts 23:5; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1).