Recently the Living Church of God posted fourteen points that Rod Meredith believed were signs of Christ's coming. Those fourteen points had the Muslim nations rising up and raising mujaheddin hell.
There are other COG self-appointed leaders who also believe the rampaging Muslims make for a good story. However, there are those in the other side of the camp that claim otherwise. The Chief Pharisee and bastardizer of the law, James Malm, claims the other COG leaders are all prophetically ignorant about how to interpret the Bible. Of course he and only he is right.
The Chief law-breaker writes:
A few years ago Rod Meredith gave a sermon on “The Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return,” This was then compiled in written form and published as a booklet. LCG has been pushing this material as recently as this week.
This article will analyze the claim in the Fourteen Points article that Islamic Extremism will take over the Islamic world and will coalesce together to become the biblical King of the South. This claim is certainly NOT exclusive to LCG, but is championed by Bob Thiel, UCG and other COG Groups.
I have covered these subjects over and over again at the sites so I am only going to analyze one or two sections to clearly reveal how they have departed from the scriptures.
The claim is that: “Presently, the whole Islamic world in the Middle East and North Africa is being enveloped by a wave of resurgent Islamic fundamentalism. Islamic fundamentalist insurgencies, funded by rogue states and terrorist organizations, are trying to destabilize the moderate, Western-leaning, secular regimes currently in power, and are seeking to replace them with a unified, resuscitated Islamic caliphate (empire)—the prophesied “king of the South.” The final leader over these reinvigorated Muslim nations will be a tremendously powerful religio-political false Messiah or “Mahdi” who will draw his power from a confederation of those nations. He will provoke the key events written in Daniel 11, which must occur before the return of Jesus Christ to this earth.”
Gerald Flurry is on record as claiming that Islamic Extremism is controlled by Iran and therefore Iran is the King of the South.
Rod Meredith with LCG, Bob Thiel, UCG and probably others, teach that the biblical King of the South consists of radical Islam which will take over and unite the Islamic world against the now rising New Federal Europe.
Let us consider this claim in the light of the
Holy Scriptures[my own convoluted reasoning.]
For well over eight decades the church has heard one interpretation after another about how the end times would be happening. One wild prophet after another would come up with even more outlandish interpretations as the years went by.
From streets running with blood, parents eating their children to Americans being hung up on meat hooks in concentration camps, the blood and guts reigned supreme. Rod Meredith screeched this for decades.
Then there was Gerald Waterhouse with his 3-4 hour long rambling, butt hurting, mind-numbing, dumbed down sermons of sheer prophetic idiocy.
In the Pasadena area for many years, John Ritenbaugh was the prophecy guru that church members latched on to as prophetically true.
Dave Pack has suffered so many prophecy failures in the last five years that he has had to bull hundreds of articles off his web site because they expose him as a liar.
And how can we leave out Weinerdude Man! Ron Weinland went on record in rather public way in San Francisco and has since been humiliated ever since.
And who can forget the utterly pathetic failed prophecies of Herbert Armstrong and Garner Ted. That list is well documented here: Herbert W. Armstrong's 208 False Prophecies: The Most Comprehensive Listing of Herbert Armstrong's 52 year record of False Prophesies ever made.
Never once in the 80 some years has the church ever had a single interpretation of what they thought the prophecies of the Bible were all about. Yet, today in 2018 the church is filled with one raving lunatic after another telling us all how it WILL be. Church members are getting sick of the idiocy of the COG false prophets, yet they never cease to shut up!
What never crosses the minds of these false prophets and many church members is that if a church member was truly confident in following Jesus, then none of the blighting idiocy of these emasculated men would matter. What ever is going to happen will happen. Having faith in the One and resting in the One you are supposed to be following invalidates every single word these lying jackals spit out.