Sunday, June 28, 2015

LCG ministers, acting with LOVE, kick out members so they can join forces with Satan

If you are a member of the Living Church of God and you QUESTION something, are you allowed freedom to question and NOT be attacked and kicked out?  Is there room for free thinking in the LCG?  Reading the "duties" of the LCG overlords it appears that questioning is NOT something that they feel member should be doing.  Those that question are turned over to Satan.  Rod Meredith and the LCG ministry want you LCG members to know that when they kick you out and treat you like vermin, they are doing it out of LOVE!

The Fundamental Purposes for Ministerial Authority Are: 

1.  For the preservation of unity (Acts 15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; and 2 Corinthians 13:10).  Unity is imperative if the Church is to function as one body.  Singularity of objectives is the fruit of unity. 
2.  To protect the flock from “wolves” and the willfully disobedient (2 Thessalonians 3:6, 1014; Hebrews 13:17).  At first glance it may seem like a horrible act to commit a person to Satan.  However, in the end this act produces a more stable and re-dedicated Christian (1 Corinthians 5:5).  In no way should this be construed as a hostile act.  When viewed as an action of concern for the welfare of the person, it becomes an expression of love. 

3.  Binding and Loosing (Matthew 16:19).  Judicial decisions must be made on unclear matters.  Christ gave His ministers authority to decide on issues within God’s framework of law.

Living Church of God is all about L-O-V-E!    But that LOVE should never be heavy handed....cough....cough...

Precautions to Keep in Mind When Exercising Ministerial Authority: 
Exercise of authority must be motivated by love.  Without love as the primary motive there is no way to use authority with justice within the Church community.  The exercise of authority must never be taken lightly.  Benefits derived from exercising authority in love are manifold.  Severe and serious detriment will stem from the unjust, selfish and irresponsible use of authority.  There are serious consequences for authority abuses (Ezekiel 34:2-6).  A good rule of thumb is to use the least amount of authority necessary to do the job.  Heavy authoritarianism is not required for people who have a heart for God’s ways.  LCG Pastors Manuel pg 311-312
How many LCG ministers, elders, department heads and evangelists put the following guidelines into practice?   When has the LCG minister ever NOT overreacted?   Its all about SUBMISSION which basically means that whenever a minister tell you something to do, even though you know it to be wrong, you are under his authority and MUST do it.  Its a test from God to see how well you submit to authority.  The law is written on LCG members hearts, but NOTHING is written there concerning Jesus.  No grace, nothing.
Since abuse of authority is destructive, we must not over-react and go to the opposite extreme.  We should seek to understand more of the mind of God as shown by scripture.  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” said Solomon.  One could say the spiritual application is, “There is a time to exercise authority, but you must use love all the time.”   A Christian voluntarily places himself under Christ and the authority of the Church.  In this age submission to authority is a rare thing.  Submission by members of God’s true Church represents clear evidence the Laws of God are being written in the hearts of men!  Truly converted Christians are far more submissive to God’s Laws and authority than carnal-minded man.  The Apostle Paul wrote some governmental guidelines to the Church at Corinth in dealing with serious conflicts in the Church, (2 Corinthians 3:3-6).    We cannot judge the heart of man—but we may judge the fruit.  The Pastor should always pray for discernment in these matters since God alone knows the heart (Isaiah 11:2-3 and Jeremiah 17:10).  LCG Pastors Manuel pg 311-312 

In order for an LCG minister to be a fair judge and arbitrator of the law, he must meet these expectations......of which every single LCG minister seems to have FAILED!

Guidelines for Exercising Church Discipline and Authority  (Handout 3.4) 
To exercise ecclesiastical authority properly and effectively, a minister:
  • Must be ABOVE REPROACH in his personal conduct.
  • Must have INSPIRED the flock to follow the RIGHT WAY by means of his personal EXAMPLE and PREACHING.
  • Must be FAIR in judgment and in NO way a RESPECTER of persons.
  • Must be CONSISTENT in the use of authority and BALANCED in frequency of its use.
  • Must ensure that the degree of severity is suited to the seriousness of the infraction of God’s  Laws (1 Corinthians 5:1-4).  LCG Pastors Manuel pg 311-312

LCG ministers and HQ's treatment of members seems ot be slash and burn mentality.  Jump to conclusions and kick them out allowing no recourse.


Black Ops Mikey said...

I have a question: How can false prophets like Roderick Meredith be of God?

The LCG must have lower standards than Satan.

Anonymous said...

Never met one "turned over to Satan " marked and dis-membered person who said "thanks...I needed you too"

Anonymous said...

This method by LCG is abuse. I love how abusers use love in their tactics. "I'm sorry I gave you that black eye but it's because I love you." If you get punished and sent to Satan for NOT living up to someone else's version of good - then you might want to really question WHY. "if you don't do as I say, then I'll send you to Satan... but it's because I love you." Bullshit. It's because they're trying to keep you from realizing you don't need them.

Anonymous said...

As I've been saying elsewhere, fundys get all confused and can't distinguish the difference between love and hate or love and intolerance. One more example of it.

Anonymous said...

Meredith, McNair and the other LCG henchmen wouldn't know love if it hit them on the head.

They put the church above their own families.

They promote shunning between lifelong friends.

They have zero understanding of any of the Bible verses dealing with love.

LCG likes to preach that people in the world have a veil that keeps them from seeing the "truth". I contend that LCG has a veil that keeps them from understanding the greatest command or anything related to it!

Anonymous said...

Yes 7:43!

The members who are repeatedly subjected to LCG tyranny (they seem to pick on specific people, not everyone) are like battered wives. They get hit but keep coming back because they feel they "have nowhere else to go" or because they believe leaving will show that they aren't tough enough for God to use as a pillar in the Kingdom.

LCG really pushes that they are beyond reproach because the ministry is led directly by God. To question them or to not fully submit is in direct disobedience to God.

It's insane but true. Their have been so many sermons pushing the "to question us it to question God" theme at LCG headquarters over the last year.

Anonymous said...

"LCG ministers and HQ's treatment of members seems ot be slash and burn mentality. Jump to conclusions and kick them out allowing no recourse".

As an LCG headquarters member I can tell you that you hit the nail on the head NO2HWA!

Anonymous said...

Their have been so many sermons pushing the "to question us it to question God" theme at LCG headquarters over the last year.

The really funny thing is that anybody with friends at LCG headquarters knows the ministers question each other all the time. Meredith has two or three favorite ministers who are the worst abusers and biggest liars, and even most of the other ministers recognize this. However, since Meredith is the one who gives out all the power, the other ministers pretend to be supportive of Meredith and the big liars. This makes them into little liars, and they become just as corrupt as Meredith's favorites.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:27 you must work at LCG HQ's. You so correctly and concisely described how it works at the office building in Charlotte and on the LCG COE.

There are some good men but they lack the courage to stand up to the more dominant abusers.

The headquarters groupies keep inflating the power egos no matter what they say or do like brainwashed zombies but there are those of us who can see how absolute power has completely corrupted the core at LCG.

Unfortunately for Meredith, people always reap what they sew. He can not escape his fate. Every hateful, vindictive action he has every taken and every spiteful lie he has uttered will all be returned to him.

He is not a man of God and he will be judged for his abuses. Just because you may SAY words from the Bible from time to time doesn't mean you don't have to DO what those words say you should do. He is an evil little man and God knows his heart.

Anonymous said...

"Must be CONSISTENT in the use of authority and BALANCED in frequency of its use".

What a farce. The same "crimes" DO NOT have the same punishments in LCG.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is I know of several of the disfollowshipped. Who have gone to Meredith and McNair and League to make peace. They just wanted to live in peace, some even confessed that they were wrong and all LCG did was spit in their face. Saying that there was no room for forgiveness for them. And that they would never attend LCG again. They also said that they did not believe they were repentant. Can they see their hearts and minds? It took a lot for some of these people to just go to them. Believe me they will never go again!
Now I hear that LCG is saying that they did all this in LOVE for these people. WHAT!!! How can this be love? There is no forgiveness and kindness in LCG. God would not treat people this way. He ate with publicans and sinners. And they Bible says only he can see the hearts and minds of people and to be careful how you judge! I think they are just modern day Pharisees.