Dear Brethren and Friends, Powerful forces of evil are facing our youth more than in any time in modern history! I want to address this problem as strongly and openly as I can. I hope that I will offend none of you by being somewhat plain in describing various situations. The world—and its media—certainly describes these things in detail. So we should not be “embarrassed” about discussing this reality that is being propagated in our society and which our young people understand far too well—whether some of us older people grasp this or not. Thousands of you older brethren are parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts who have a sincere interest in helping the youth in God’s Church. So all of us have a responsibility to help our young people understand what is happening to them before it is too late! For many of them will be “lost” to the Church and to the way of God unless we take action!Meredith wants all LCG members to read The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian. Apparently this is the new "go to" book for the LCG. The book was heavily promoted on WorldNetDaily, an ultra conservative web site that so many COG's look to for their "news." The church has had a tradition of choosing "worldly" books that fit their end times deterioration of society world view and this one really fits the bill.
Frankly, brethren, I hope many of you will purchase and study this book I have recommended: The Marketing of Evil. It can be a guide to you in the sense that it will help you understand the real background of this whole perverted movement, which Satan has spawned to propagandize and deceive our young people in many important areas of life. For many of them have not had the experience to grasp the suffering that is often caused by these perverted behaviors.It is always the outside world that is attacking the church. Never once does it chose to look inwardly at the deep seated sins that occupy the leadership of the church. LCG proudly includes in its history how a known pedophile from WCG Pasadena was instrumental in starting the Global Church of God who later helped bankrupt it and then helped start the Living Church of God. Imperial Schools students from Pasadena have one horror story after another about trips to Camp River Glen with this guy. Nor does LCG worry too much about some in its ministry that have had rampant sexual problems while they were in WCG where they were well know for their various peccadillo's.
The church has never looked inwardly at its own sins, but has always looked outwardly to find the closest scapegoat. Yet it claims to be the following:
Only God’s Church can be a true bulwark against this absolute “rubbish,” which is being palmed off as Truth!...or so Meredith claims.
Sadly, this has never been the case, regardless of which COG incarnation is being discussed. the church has never been a bulwark of anything. Just look at the scores of delusional self-appointed narcissistic COG leaders running various COG's today. None of them are "bulwark's of truth or of God's word. The church has promoted so much rubbish over the decades and has ruined so many lives that it can never be a true "bulwark" against anything! It cannot be trusted to dispense "truth."
Meredith goes on to rail against transgenders, gays, and other evils that have ruined the minds of LCG youth. He then moves directly into these very youth being tortured and killed by the upcoming "beast power" because many of them will not make it to Petra. Young people of LCG and the world are being set up to suffer through he tribulation, IF they even live through it. Why is it that life is always so pleasant in Meredith's mind...?
Our young people need to be actively guided to genuinely understand this! For our present society—in which they will have to suffer far more than many of us who are older, if they live right on through the Great Tribulation—is headed straight back to Sodom and Gomorrah and the horrifying things pictured directly in the book of Revelation. God describes the society soon to come, when men will so misunderstand and “despise” the true God that they will even fight Christ at His Second Coming!The Living Church of God has been fighting God ever since its inception. It refuses to accept anything that Jesus tried to get across to people. It rejects the new covenant, a standard that most Christians understand but not those in COG leadership positions.
Meredith ends with this:
Get ready for LCG to start throwing its youth to the curbside as parents and church members accuse them of all kinds of satanic things. Will we soon see LCG practicing the same filthy teaching that Philadelphia Church of God does towards its youth?If all of us who are adult Christians genuinely “reach out” to our young people—with love and understanding, yet with firm conviction, as well—perhaps they can be helped to understand, and we can thus save their lives from the awful suffering that is going to come from those who are cut off from God.So I ask all of you, in Jesus’ name, to “get involved” in helping and caring for the well-being of our young people. Take time to teach your children, your grandchildren, your nieces, nephews and other young people you know and love, to understand before it is too late! Using the Bible, using this outstanding book I have mentioned—The Marketing of Evil—and using my article on “Satan’s Alternative Universe” and other “tools” which this Work gives you over and over, you can help if you will stir yourselves to take action. May God help all of us to strengthen our youth at home, through the Church, through our youth programs and in every way we can before it is too late!
The most healthy thing the youth of the LCG could do for their spiritual and emotional life is to LEAVE the LCG as soon as they possibly can.