Saturday, October 10, 2015

Living Church of God Pharisees Preaching What They Don’t Practice…

From a contributor:

From the (LCG) Weekly Update:
The Most Important Quality:  Most of God’s people understand the importance of keeping the commandments, the Sabbath, the Holy Days and the dietary laws. They also understand the importance of government, tithing, faith and watching for the fulfillment of prophecy. Yet sometimes, in our zeal to obey the laws of God, we can overlook something else that is even more important—the need to develop and exercise godly love. We are told in the Scriptures that without godly love, we are nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). Here, the biblical word for love (agape) refers to an unselfish, outgoing concern for others. In this same chapter, the Apostle Paul states that godly love does not seek its own way, it is calm and not easily provoked, nor does it jump to conclusions or assign motives or sit in judgment of others. Instead, godly love is gracious and forgiving. It is positive and focuses on what is right and true. It never fails or falters. Godly love is the most important fruit of God’s Spirit that we must nourish and cultivate if we hope to become like our Father and our Elder Brother Jesus Christ. God is love (1 John 4:8, 16), and we are to become like Him (1 John 3:1-3). Let’s ask God to help us learn to love Him and to love others as He does, so we can develop this most important quality—of godly love.
Have a profitable Sabbath,
Douglas S. Winnail

Doug Winnail writes about the importance of godly love which is almost comical for anyone who has been in LCG for more than a couple of years.

Maybe it was intended as instruction for all the easily provoked, ungracious and totally unforgiving ministers under his authority like Rod McNair and Gerald Weston.

Your average citizen of the world has more “godly love” for his fellow human than 95% of the ministry in LCG.

The hypocrisy of this article reeks like a pile of hog manure left in the hot sun for a month.

Meredith is one of the most easily provoked, impetuous men one could ever encounter! He specializes in “jumping to conclusions” and “assigning motives” before obtaining all the facts. He has an advanced degree in “sitting in judgement of others”.

Would anyone EVER use the words “gracious and forgiving” to describe Rod?

He is a documented grudge-holder who is completely incapable of admitting any personal wrong doing. He destroys people with his hate and lies and then sits back satisfied that he wields enough power to do it.

Many of the men under him have witnessed his total and complete lack of godly love for decades but they continue to support him because they feel he keeps to the truth more closely than any of the alternative ACOG leaders. These followers of Rod (not followers of God) will have a rude awakening in the final Judgment.

Matthew 23:23  "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”

They may make a concerted effort to keep the letter of the law over in LCG (the commandments, the Sabbath, the Holy Days and the dietary laws) but they make zero effort to keep the spirit of the law and it is well documented as evidence by their harsh and unforgiving treatment of so many sheep over the years.

I suspect that the growing discontentment among the brethren over how horribly HQ’s has treated good people this last year inspired Winnail to write this piece of propaganda. It looks like an effort to attempt to counterbalance all the bad PR going around about Meredith bearing false witness and refusing to recant when proven wrong and about them refusing to make any effort to reconcile with lost sheep which shows how harsh and unforgiving they truly are.

Winnail is right about one thing. Godly love IS the most important fruit of the Spirit and the fact that it is completely lacking in the core leaders at LCG is evidence that LCG is not God’s church.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Living Church of God: Lil Jimmy Has A Great Feast In Hawaii (Again)

From a contributor:

Lil Jim Meredith really enjoyed his deluxe accommodations,  expensive meals and lots of pricey recreational activities such as ATVs, zip-lining and, his personal favorite, golfing on high-end golf courses with endless views at the Feast this year. Being the bosses kid and heir apparent does have its privileges! And it's so much easier to stomach the high prices in Hawaii when your trip is being fully funded by tithe-payers instead of coming out of your own pocket. Twenty bucks says Lil' Jimmy will be festival coordinator in Hawaii next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.... Can anyone imagine him at one of the smaller, less noted and far less luxurious sites? I don't think so!

Maybe one year LCG can have as many Feast-goers in Hawaii as UCG or COGWA. As for now, their numbers pale in comparison. Not that any of us really care, but numbers mean EVERYTHING to Meredith and his henchmen. They mean so much that they have no problem LYING about them to inflate their sense of importance and to prove that they are doing an amazing "work". Although it's not really "lying" if you accidentally count dead people, children or people who get married and change their names so they start receiving 2 of everything; or people who donate $5 once and are never heard from again. LCG counts it all as evidence of "growth".

Perhaps they learned this technique from that "How To Lie With Statistics" book that Living University uses to teach math (Living University Class On How to Lie).

It's really a shame that LCG doesn't have a congregation in Hawaii because maybe he could just move there permanently to "serve the people" but I guess it would be frowned upon for the next leader of LCG to be so far away from Charlotte. when the old man is so close to death.

Insiders say that Lil' Jim is now officially the department head of EVERY DEPARTMENT at LCG headquarters. He now heads departments with which he knows absolutely nothing about. Not that that is too shocking because none of them really know what they are doing in the 1st place. It's so much easier to train people to do what you want them to do instead of hiring educated professionals to do things the proper way. Lil' Jim now signs off on every employees time card and approves all requested time-off, but he's not in control, right? It's interesting that Lil' Jimmy has been made the head of every department and has his name on all the financials but THEY CONTINUE THE RUSE THAT JIM ISN'T TAKING OVER AFTER EMPORER ROD DIES ! He is most certainly going to be wizard behind the curtain despite the smoke and mirrors LCG uses to pander an alternate plan to their trusting members. Lies are okay in Meredith-land just so long as the ends justify the means.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Apostates and the Churches of God

The similarities between the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Churches of God (Armstrong era) are strikingly similar.  That is particularity so because of our heritage as faith groups that have ties in the William Miller fiasco.  The JW's are just as secretive and manipulative in its teachings and administration as the Churches of God are.

Both share similar aberrant doctrines,

Both have abusive teachings,

Both shelter pedophiles and abusers in their midst.

Both practice shunning (disfellowshipment).

Both have top down structural government that welds powerful authority
over those 'less than' below them.

Both are secretive.

Both ridicule medicine.

Both have a distorted view of Jesus.

Both ridicule apostates.

UCG Ministry Continues To Show Their Lack of Millennial Love Towards Other COG Members

The United Church of God is now returning home from its annual Feast of Tabernacles which to them symbolizes the millennial kingdom where peace and brotherhood will reign.  Reading their Facebook feeds and endless posts on the many extravagant things they have been doing for the last 8 days, a person can quickly see the "high" they are all on.  It's been the BEST FEAST EVER and the LOVE is so thick it drips off your computer monitors when you read their pages. 

One would think that as they all head back to their various church area and to the Cincinnati HQ that they would want to share that love with the world around them so that the world could have a foretaste of the kingdom to come.  Apparently the Cincinnati Boys and other Ohio UCG ministers could care less about showing brotherly love and extending a hand in fellowship.  Are they so insecure in their faith that they think they will be tainted by being in the presences of other Church of God members who are not UCG?  Or, are they so embarrassed by their actions when the broke away from the Worldwide Church of God that they are ashamed to be in Joe Tkach's sight?

A person who is going to attend the reunion says that the RSVP list does not include any of the leadership or ministry of the UCG, even though they are a short jaunt down the road from Columbus.

Come on boys, grow a pair, man up, and go share that millennial love with people who would like to see you again.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years serving God in the Greater Columbus area.
Saturday evening we'll share memories, photos, and hors d'oeurves in a festive atmosphere.
The suggested attire is dressy casual.​
Dr. Joseph Tkach, President of Grace Communion International, will be joining us and will also be the featured speaker at our worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Please don't forget to RSVP and help spread the word by forwarding this evite to others. We look forward to seeing you there!