After news broke on Exit and Support that Living Church of God was going to hold a campaign in the office building of World Vision in Canada, concerned people have been working over time to alert World Vision as to the duplicity of LCG in their deceptive actions toward them.
Living Church of God apparently told World Vision that they still had ties to Grace Communion International.
As Bereans Did has this to say:
What do Whoopi Goldberg, Justin Bieber and Rod Meredith all have in common?
All three have spoken under the banner of the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision.
Hold on, that can't be right. World Vision International is an evangelical Christian aid organization. Rod Meredith has expressed, on multiple occasions, his distaste for these “so-called Christians."
But wait. Rod Meredith's Living Church of God is holding an upcoming Bible seminar at World Vision Canada's headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. LCG's upcoming presentation, “Has God Abandoned Mankind?” is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at World Vision Canada's headquarters at 1 World Drive in Mississauga, Ontario.Meredith has always had disdain for Christians who live better lives than he has. For decades I heard him mock and ridicule Christians around the world. He loved to call them "so-called" Christians. That blasphemy has carried over to Bitter Bob Amos Elijah Elisha Thiel. He regularly uses that derogatory phrase to smear real Christians while he himself is one of the most deceitful fake Christians in the Church of God today. But that's another story.
As Berean's Did correctly points out that LCG probably did this in order to add legitimacy to their message. They are incapable of holding seminars in their own "churches" since inviting the public to the local high school gym, dining hall, movie theatre, or Masonic Lodge turns people off right away. Coddling up to a well know Christian humanitarian organization adds legitimacy to the Living Church of God sect, at least in their blinded eyes.
We suspect that LCG chose the World Vision facility to lend an air of Christian legitimacy to unsuspecting outsiders. To cloak itself in the skirts of the very evangelical Christian groups they mock. To lure in moral, God-fearing folks and disarm them with images of smiling African toddlers.
And this isn't the first time. LCG held a similar seminar at World Vision Canada headquarters back in 2011. Despite the fact that LCG's Official Statement of Fundamental Beliefs violates World Vision's Statement of Faith six ways to Sunday, oops, I mean Saturday. Did this ever come up during contract negotiations? Application for a rental space? Anything?LCG was so slick in their negotiations that they totally hoodwinked World Vision into believing they were no longer a heretical church and were actually tied in with the changes brought down by Joe Tkach. Living Church of God is pretending to be Protestant!
“In fact, the Worldwide Church of Tomorrow (sic) (founded by H W Armstrong) had a radical shift after Armstrong’s death and has become thoroughly evangelical and renamed their movement as Grace Communion International. This denomination is a member in good standing both with the National Association of Evangelicals (USA) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada,” World Vision Canada stated in their communication with ABD. “Given this outcome, we do not have any concerns with their use of our facility.”
So there you have it, Rod. World Vision Canada is letting you use their facility for your Bible seminar because they think LCG is an evangelical Christian church. Or what you like to call “Protestant.” They are letting you use their space because they believe LCG descended from Grace Communion International. Because they believe your mentor was Joseph Tkach, not Herbert W Armstrong.
Read the entire article here: World Vision to host LCG Seminar; Believes Meredith followed Tkach
Gavin has more here: World Vision Conned