Living Church of God members knew that once Gerald Weston had full power, his legalistic rules would start to reign supreme. He has had a track record of being abusive by controlling as many aspects of members lives as he could.
Besides shutting down Living University's accreditation process and effectively cutting down all of its course work at the end of this semester, Weston has pulled a Herbert Armstrong and is trying to put the wayward Living Church of God back on track.
Weston has also shut down public access to Living Church of God sermons, which previously had been available for the public to listen to. So much for that "witnessing!" Now you have to have he password that is specially set for your congregation in order to listen to LCG sermons.
Perhaps he is attempting to control what "pop star" LCG ministers disseminate to the broader church rather than keeping inter own church area. LCG's mother church had a huge underground network who shared tapes of popular ministers that garnered v huge followings. Usually this revealed around prophecy and other end time malarky. The same is happening today with certain men who are more popular than Weston or most of the traveling minister/evangelists from Charlotte. Plus, it allows Weston and Charlotte to monitor all sermons and delete them before they are spread throughout the church. Several men have been preaching some rather crazy things and Charlotte is trying to squelch that as fast as possible
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