Rod Meredith has sent out a "special" letter to his faithful detailing the horrendous down-spiral of civilization, as only he can, and to announce the imminent appointment of Gerald Weston. With the raid declining heath of Meredith and Ames, it is important to get Weston into position to lead the church.
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Because of quickly moving prophetic events, and because of the appointment of Mr. Gerald Weston as soon coming President of this Work, I want to write all of you this special letter.
We are living in truly exciting times! As I write this, we have just experienced “Brexit!” As far back as the 1940s, Mr. Herbert Armstrong predicted that the coming European Empire would not contain Great Britain in its final form. He knew—based on God’s Word—that the British and American peoples would be separate from any revival of the Roman Empire and would, in fact, be the object of their invasion and punishment later on, as God is using certain nations to punish other nations as He has always done.
Now, continuing prophetic events seem to be speeding up. We have just witnessed the horror of 49 people murdered in the Orlando, Florida “massacre.” Another 45 people have been killed in a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey. Other events will have happened along this line even by the time you read this.
Since “Brexit,” the European insiders are already planning for a “European Superstate,” as reported in The Sun newspaper in Britain:Then after breathlessly reporting on Brexit, Meredith gets to this:
My friends, it now looks like the actual beginning of what will eventually be the “Beast” of Revelation may occur very soon! We, in this Work, are the continuation of the Work Jesus Christ used Herbert W. Armstrong to begin. As many of you know, I am the only one of the early leaders of that Work still ministering and serving actively in God’s Work.That big old beast that Meredith has been spouting off about for decades is about to arise and slaughter the true white nations of the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.
Meredith also has to try and impress his members that he is the last original big wig from the foundation of the college and church in the 40's. Given the horrendous track record of abuse, failed prophecies and bodies left piled up in his wake, I don't think this is something to be gloating over.
Meredith then make sit sound like he was the main instrument that HWA used to form the entire foundations of the church. It is through his mighty works that we are all here.
After graduation from Ambassador College in June, 1952, I fervently desired to assist him in doing the Work—and was used by Christ to help him start churches, lead baptizing tours, be designated as Deputy Chancellor of all three campuses of Ambassador College, serve as Second Vice-President of the entire Work for twelve years—write scores of articles for the Plain Truth and Good News magazines, teach more Ambassador College Bible classes than any other person, etc.He never mentions that Herbert Armstrong had to move him continually around because of his abusive treatment of members and students He also fails to mention that Armstrong removed him from his positions and exiled him at least two times. Meredith has been sent out to pasture more than any other COG leader ever has been. Other than Garner Ted, no Church of God minister has been more scandal prone.
Meredith then makes an appalling statement that everyone knows to be entirely false. The families of his slaughtered Milwaukee members, the family and friends of members who have committed suicide those families ripped apart because he ordered them to divorce, Leona McNair, the Scarborough's, these all know what a lie this is:
After Worldwide came apart and it became generally apparent that they were not going to get “back on the track,” Christ used me to raise up the Global and now Living Church of God. We have tried to carry on Mr. Armstrong’s work in a loving and positive way—not crucifying people in the way we conducted the Work, or breaking up families, as some others have done. This Work is growing in a consistent manner and we will soon, no doubt, explode on the world scene as our power increases.In spite of all the goodness he has done, and due to the fact his health is rapidly declining he needed to appointed "younger meat" into a leadership position. So he appointed Gerald Weston. After giving a glowing report about the most wondrous man to ever grace the portals of the Living Church of God, Meredith ends with this. Weston is the most "scandal free
Dear brethren, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Weston have served faithfully and very capably in Christ’s Work for over 47 years. In all those years, there has been consistent productivity, integrity, loyalty and accomplishment. They have never had any “scandal” or anything approaching that in the fine service they have given Christ and His people full-time in Christ’s Work at the end of this age. So, after much prayer and study, I have felt strongly led by Christ to make Mr. Weston the President and administrative leader of the Work of God at this time. I hope all of you will be praying fervently for him and his wife. Many challenges are coming and will come. Satan the devil will “go after” them in every way he can. So I will appreciate, personally, your thoughts, your loyalty, your encouragement and, again, your fervent prayers for Mr. and Mrs. Weston in their new responsibilities. And I want to thank all of you, once again, for being so loyal and encouraging to me throughout the 64 years, full-time, that I have served in God’s Work. May God guide all of us to continue on faithfully and truly prepare for God’s Kingdom in every way we can.Stories about Weston's abuse have been around for decades. Now that they will come to light it will be a direct assault by Satan upon the man. Again, Satan is the most powerful dude the LCG seems to follow.
You can read the entire letter here.