Bitter Bob Thiel had this on his blog recently in yet another jab at Rod Meredith. It is about Dibar Apartian and how he was talking to various other COG's prior to his death about possibly jumping ship. This is similar to his previous church jumps as he schemed to leave WCG when Meredith started the Global Church of God. Then he was part of the gang that stabbed Raymond McNair in the back and helped form the Living Church of God with Rod Meredith, again.
For a man who supposedly knew BETTER and knew how much Herbert Armstrong disliked Meredith as a leader, he sure was happy to play the lap poodle to Meredith over the last twenty some years.
The almighty paycheck trumps honor every time.
Mr. Apartian also knew that Herbert W. Armstrong was vehemently against Rod Meredith being the human leader of the church. Mr. Apartian always felt uneasy about following Rod Meredith, since he knew HWA's feelings about that.Mr. Apartian was also having private meetings, near the end of his life, with ministers of different Church of God groups-one of those ministers, whom Mr. Apartian met with, told me about their meetings in person. Those private meetings were about Mr. Apartian leaving LCG.However, due to his rapidly failing health and a few other reasons, he stayed with LCG.He did make it very clear though, that LCG was heading the wrong direction, in terms of doctrine and other major decisions as well.Mr. Apartian was also very upset about Rod Meredith's lack of compassion and concern for him, while he was near his death.Rod Meredith had heard about some of Mr. Apartian's revealing comments about LCG, and Meredith was not happy.Therefore, Rod Meredith did not visit much with Mr. Apartian towards the end, and Meredith even discouraged other LCG members from visiting with Mr. Apartian-worried that more negative facts about LCG would "get out."