LCG's Doug Winnail has a post up to encourage LCG members to remain true to the LCG message. It has long been reported that LCG has a strong undercurrent brewing from within with people who are sick of the abuse going on and those who follow every utterance from on high as if God was speaking.
There are 3 kinds of people currently in LCG. There are those that see issues and abuse going on and see the need to change church teachings on certain subjects. There are those that are waiting to see what explosion is going to happen with control of the church since Meredith's' death Then there are those that blissfully and blindly sit by and believe the Living Church of God is the most unified COG out there.
LCG knows there are issues brewing under the surface and are constantly trying to hold the crumbling wall together. With power struggles already brewing and people bucking to be seen in control, it is not going to be a pretty picture in a few months. Of course, it is the member's fault and never that the church leadership has some serious issues it needs to correct. How dare you sit in judgment of the church! Shame on you!!!!!
Big Picture or Loose Bricks?Solomon wrote, “Where there is no vision, the people perish; but happy is he who keeps the law” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV and NKJV). Jesus told His disciples, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). Jesus commissioned His disciples to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15), to warn the world and the nations of Israel about sobering events to come (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21) and to prepare a people to rule with Him in the Kingdom (Luke 1:17; Revelation 5:10). To accomplish this mission today requires a team that is of one mind and can work together (1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:11-16), as each individual strives to exercise the fruits of God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26). This is the big picture that we need to keep our minds focused on. Yet, we can lose sight of this big picture if we begin to focus on details and issues not clearly defined in the Scriptures—the loose brick or doctrine that we feel the Church does not understand—and then sit in judgment of the Church that has been given the responsibility to do the Work and make decisions in these areas (1 Timothy 3:15; 2 Timothy 2:14-23). Jesus chided the Pharisees for their fixation on the minute details of the law, while not grasping the intent of the law (Matthew 23:23-24). The Apostle Paul repeatedly warned the New Testament Church not to be misled by different ideas about the gospel (Galatians 1:6-9), arguments over fables and genealogies (1Timothy 1:4; 4:1-6) and different views about the resurrection (2 Timothy 2:14-19). Let’s all strive to stay focused on the big picture, and not be distracted by peripheral issues.Have a profitable Sabbath,Douglas S. Winnail