Bob Elijah Elisha Amos Thiel is still struggling financially and it seems to be a mystery to him as to why. Why won't other COG members realize he is God's doubly blessed and self appointed apostle and prophet? Why won't they send him their money?
Because of his outright arrogance and self-righteous attitude of superiority people are immediately turned off by him. By repelling peoples so quickly its a huge hit on his wallet. Amos Thiel sets out to rectify that in the usual manner that Church of God leaders have always resorted to. Blame the sinful backsliding members.
Many have had their love grow cold and will not properly support the work needed to fulfill Matthew 24:14. Philadelphia Christians need to persevere.Amos Thiel trots out the incredibly boring booklet that Armstrong wrote decades ago, the Seven Laws of Success. Amos Thiel claims that Church of God members fails miserably at Law #6...Perseverance.
Everyone that is in the Church of God have become lawless and their love has waxed cold. They are too weak to endure to the end. Because they have not endured they will no longer tithe and send in money.
Consider also Jesus’ words:
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:12-14)
The end is apparently coming quicker to Amos Thiel's empire than he expected. It's not his fault though. Its the COG brethren who are at a fault. The blame game is what has kept the COG running for so many decades.