Saturday, July 16, 2016

AronRa Interviews Dennis Diehl

AronRa did an interview of our very own Dennis Diehl this morning.  You will remember AronRa's brilliant take down of delusional Dave Pack over his fraudulent series on evolution. It seems like every thing Dave touches anymore turns into one embarrassing extravaganza after another.

From video site:

Dennis Diehl was a Pastor for 26 years with the Worldwide Church of God under the late Herbert W. Armstrong and Garner Ted Armstrong. He pastored in 14 congregations in 5 states from 1972 until leaving the ministry in 1998 in the upheaval following the fracturing of the church during a time of reckless theological change. Difficult times brought him to admit to the many contradictions and myths associated with Old Testament Israel, the Gospel stories of Jesus and the enigma of the Apostle Paul as founder of Christianity and not any Jesus. Dennis also came to recognize the damage the failed first century prophecy called The Book of Revelation causes 2000 years later in the lives of those who think it still is for today.
Dennis has written extensively about abusive ministries, the dangers of personality cults, mental illness in ministry as well as Biblical errancy and origin issues. He was included in the Clergy Project, founded by Dan Barker, which is designed to help ministers, who have their crisis of faith, exit the ministry and face the problems such life changes bring to them and their families. 
Dennis is a student of the earth sciences, archaeology, paleontology, cosmology with a special interest in human evolution. While the Bible speaks of "science falsely so called," Dennis appreciates science well done. 
Dennis lives in Portland, Oregon and has a therapeutic massage practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

If you are in the Dallas area and want to see AronRa live then check out this event:

My first formal debate, July 23rd in Downtown Dallas

Noah, Mt Ararat and the Hippo

Friday, July 15, 2016

Living Church of God Headquarters Just Can't Stay Away From This Blog

It's another fun day in California, though thousands of miles away those fun folks in Charlotte are busy reading this blog.  Every time I post a new entry, and particularly those regarding LCG or Meredith, the maps light up:

While it is common knowledge that LCG monitors this blog, it is still a good time to warn LCG members (and there are a LOT of you) that when you comment please make sure to remain "anonymous" or use fake names.  Rod McNair's gestapo will work over time to find out who you are if you leave a real name.  

Though we all may not agree on theological stances, this is a place for LCG members to keep up to date on the shenanigans in the church.  Plus, I allow you to say what you want which is something that the COG never has allowed.
Hi Rod!

Waiting for the End Times

Some things never change.

Delusional COG False Prophet Claims He Will Take Stone of Scone to Jerusalem So Jesus Can Sit On It

What the hell is wrong with the Churches of God that it produces such complete morons like Dave Pack, Bob Thiel and Gerald Flurry?  Why is the leadership of the hundreds of COG's filled with so many men that have mental health issues?  The Church of God has a sad reputation of being filled with these men and sadly they run rampant over the members with their absurdities. Even worse though is the fact that there are church members out there that believe their malarkey!

Gerald Flurry has had a great reputation of saying completely stupid things.  He is back again with an article to his membership on what a great man he is and how much he is like Jeremiah.  Jeremiah is Flurry's hero with whom he strongly identifies with.

COG history has been filled with endless stories, due to the discredited belief in British Israelism, about how Jeremiah took his daughter Tea Tephi to Ireland along with the Ark of the Covenant where they buried it in a hill in the countryside.

Flurry thinks that he and his church will be the ones to find the Ark of the Covenant and return it to Jerusalem.  That is part of the reason Flurry bought a mansion in the UK so they could have an HQ close to the Ark and the Ten Commandments.  Flurry also thinks that he and his church will take possession of the Stone of Scone and take it to Jerusalem so Jesus can sit in it when he returns to wipe most of humanity off the face of the earth.

Jeremiah and the PCG

My article in the July-August 2015 Royal Vision proved that Jeremiah wrote Psalm 89, which is about David’s throne (e.g. verses 3-4, 28-37). Why do you suppose God revealed that to me and to His Church today and not to Herbert W. Armstrong? It might be because we have something in common with Jeremiah that Mr. Armstrong didn’t have. 
Consider Jeremiah’s commission. God told him, “… ‘Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant’” (Jeremiah 1:9-10; Revised Standard Version). 
Jeremiah was told to pull down, to destroy, to build and to plant. Maybe God’s Church today is going to do something like that, in a way. 
Flurry thinks the he and his River-dancing clan will have a special roll in overturning this evil world as they help usher in the return of Jesus Christ so that they too will sit next to Jesus Christ on their mini-me thrones ruling for all eternity. Whats the point of having an Eternal Benevolent God when the heavens will be filled with thousands of COG mini-god's running around making a mess of everything like they do here on earth today? What a hellish nightmare that would be!
Jeremiah’s commission is tied directly to our commission. Jeremiah took David’s throne from the nation and kingdom of Judah to the nation and kingdom of Israel. Is it possible that God could use His Church today to make that last turn of David’s throne, taking it to Jerusalem for Jesus Christ Himself to rule on? Perhaps God revealed to me what He did in my booklet Jeremiah and the Greatest Vision in the Bible because we will play a role in an overturn, as Jeremiah did. Maybe we have a special role there. I think we will have some role; after all, we get to share that throne with Him (Luke 1:32; Revelation 3:21). 
Flurry has been setting his members up to be royalty in the world tomorrow.   They are the chosen called out from all of humanity and from ALL of the false COG's.  They are the elite.
In Psalm 89:1, Jeremiah wrote, “[W]ith my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.” He wanted to make sure this world knew what God was like and how faithful He is. That is what this commission to build and to plant was all about.
Jeremiah 1:10 reveals that Jeremiah’s commission is the main subject of the whole book. It has to do with nations and kingdoms—royalty. It is about physical royalty and spiritual royalty. He was involved in royal rule—and everything we are involved in is about royal rule. 
Jeremiah also spoke about two covenants—one about the physical royalty, the other about the spiritual royalty.
All these men can do is talk about their heroes from Hebrew scriptures and the law.  They find no heroes in James, Andrew, Stephen, or any of the other real apostles who lived lives of poverty as they walked across the land telling the story of Jesus.  There was no need for mansions, fancy cars, imitation college campuses with auditoriums, or Gulfstream jets. They sat down to dinner with the beggars, the prostitutes, the tax collectors and the unclean.  They physically touched them and brought healing to them. All of these are things that not one of the arrogant bastards that lead the Churches of God today will do.

They are ensconced in the luxury homes and their gated compounds where they work in million dollar facilities spending millions planting elaborate grounds with pools and streams that the public is not allowed to see, let alone most members.

What makes these narcissistic men think that God is going to let them march into Scotland and take the Stone of Scone to Jerusalem, gather in tens of thousands to Wadsworth or be Elijah with an Arroyo Grande street address?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rod Meredith Admits No One Knows About the Living Church of God

Living Church of God:  Who Are You?

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

After spending millions and millions of dollars on TV programs, webcasts, magazines and a college, the Living Church of God is still an unknown commodity in the world today.

In January the church was unknown, but now, according to Meredith, it is ready to "EXPLODE on the world scene."  Dave Pack claims his group is already doing that, yet no one knows who they are either.  Having Roku Channels and streaming on Apple TV does not produce any lasting benefit to the church, other than being a financial drain.

What is it that makes Meredith think he has a message that will "explode" onto the world?  The negative publicity from the Scarborough lawsuit is making him and the LCG the laughing stock of the entire splintered church right now.  Once that makes the papers the church will loose even more credibility.  Fasting certainly is NOT going to correct this situation.

In the Living Church News, January-February 2016 he (Meredith) wrote:If you go around your neighborhood, you find virtually no one who has heard of the Living Church of God ...” — yet now he claims: “This Work is growing in a consistent manner and we will soon, no doubt, explode on the world scene as our power increases.” Church of God News

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

He woke up in a Charlotte doorway
A policeman knew his name
He said "You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away"

He staggered back to headquarters
And the breeze blew back his hair
He remember throwin' punches around
In those Golden Gloves days
And preachin' from the Auditorium stage

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
'Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

He took his Cadillac back out of town
Back to the Glory Days of old
He felt a little like a dying clown
With a streak of failed prophecies 

He stretched back and he hiccuped
And looked back on his wasted life
Eighty years in a fractured church
God, there's got to be another way

Who are you?
Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ...

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
'Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)


Why Does Meredith, McNair and the Leadership of LCG Fail To See That Their Own Actions Are The Root Cause Of LCG's Current Troubles?

From LCG source:

I'm sure  you are part of the reason for the fast. Instead of acknowledging that you are just reporting the facts instead of realizing that if they weren't behaving terribly, there'd be nothing to report shows their total lack of self awareness. You hit the nail on the head about them being completely unable to recognize that the trouble they are in is a direct result of THEIR OWN ACTIONS. They are unfathomably blind.

I found the following online this evening. As soon as I saw the August 1st date, I immediately thought that this is probably what compelled Rod to call the fast on July 30th. He wants the brethren in LCG to pray about the "spiritual attack" that has led to "recent events at headquarters" because he thinks his god will help him not reap what he has sewn if thousands of LCG members show their loyalty to the church of Rod by not eating for 24 hours. Actions have consequences. Most of us have learned that but Old Rod Meredith thinks the rules don't apply to him.

I'm curious as to why Rod didn't just come out and state the real reason for his fast. Perhaps he fears that the Scarborough's continue to have a level of support in LCG . Perhaps he's concerned that if he said he called the fast to win God's favor and influence the judge on Monday, August 1st, few LCGers would actually participate. 

Can you imagine the kind of mind that asks lowly church members to send more money AND to not eat in an effort to 'beg' God to fix his problems? Instead of acting like a Christian by admitting his mistakes and making peace? And yet, people stay in his church!

I guess we can assume that mediation on the 11th didn't go well since this case appears to be headed to court for a jury trial in September. I'm curious as to why they are trying to dismiss again. Likely just typical lawyer delay tactics but I'm still curious.

Here's what I found online:

Monday, August 01, 2016
TIME: 02:30 PM
              LIVING CHURCH OF GOD                          PRO,SE

              CAPACITY                                                    GAROFALO,MEL,J

              MEREDITH,RODERICK,C                           WARREN,BRIDGET,V


              MCNAIR,ROD                                               GAROFALO,MEL,J

              LEAGUE,BOB ESTATE OF                          GAROFALO,MEL,J

              CAPACITY                                                     WARREN,BRIDGET,V

              LIVING CHURCH OF GOD INC                    PRO,SE
              LIVING CHURCH OF GOD                           GAROFALO,MEL,J
              INTERNATIONAL INC                                   WARREN,BRIDGET,V 


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rod Meredith Calls Church Wide Fast and Tells Members to 'Beg" God To Fix Their "Spiritual Malaise"

We knew this was coming......

July 12, 2016
Dear Brethren and Fellow Ministers in God’s Church, 
I need to write you this personal letter in a relatively quick manner. Events in the world and Work are speeding up, and our entire future is being impacted more and more every day as the world turns further away from God. With incoming administrations in various nations, it is very obvious that it is going to be more difficult to obey God within the next few years. Definite persecution will begin to occur and we will need faith and courage as we have never had before. I really mean this, brethren, and I hope you will pray fervently with me that God will help us do everything we can to prepare for this real future.
A number of our leading ministers have talked about having a Church fast this summer, including myself. But we had not really set a time as it seems there are always so many summer camps and activities going. But I received a very heartfelt note the other day from one of our leading younger ministers here which sort of brought the thing together and made me realize we need to fast now. This young minister referred to an office meeting we recently had—and he appreciated my comments in that meeting. He writes:
I was pleasantly surprised when you referred to Jehoshaphat today. I read his story again in my personal study this week too and was again struck by 2 Chronicles 20:3 when Jehoshaphat ‘feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.’ As I reread about his proclamation of a FAST, and in the context of recent events at HQ and other situations I am aware of in the field, I was reminded that it has been ‘a while’ since we have had a Church-wide fast. I know that in the past, our Church-wide fasts are often in relation to an ‘event.’ However, as you have noted, it seems that we are under ‘spiritual attack.’ In addition, it seems like many of God’s people are ‘letting down’ spiritually and are more sensitive to offence and rumor. Perhaps this is because God’s people are just ‘distracted with life.’ Might it be time to call another Church-wide fast as a chance for us as a ‘body’ to draw closer to God collectively? We certainly need more unity in the Church and we need to spiritually refocus as a group and stay focused on the Kingdom and on personally overcoming. One of the results I have noticed with Church-wide fasts is that they tend to unify the Church and help us come together with ONE focus."
As usual, it's the members fault that issues have arisen in the church due to THIER "spiritual malaise."  Why is it always the members fault and never the minister and leadership? The current issues in LCG are directly the fault of the leadership.  Its not the members fault.  It's not the Scarborough's fault.  Its Rod Meredith and Rod McNair's fault, plain and simple!  LCG is not being spiritually attacked by the Scarborough's or the world right now. Bullheadedness and hard heartedness is the game plan for the day, unfortunately.
Brethren, this minister states the matter very well. Several of our ministers in the field have mentioned that, although people are not “falling away” or anything serious, yet there is a sense of spiritual malaise, a kind of a “take it easy” Laodicean attitude that is certainly creeping in. Our people are not “on fire” as much as they have been in the past. And we are certainly going to be under “spiritual attack” more than ever in the future as I have indicated. After talking to a number of our leading ministers here and in the field, I feel it is imperative that we have a Church-wide fast very soon and begin to genuinely seek God as a Church more than we have done for many months or years!
LCG ministers now have to cancel all church events because of this fast.  What little joy LCG members have in activities gets put on the back burner once again, all because it is THIER fault LCG is having issues right now.  They are not praying enough, giving enough money, etc. 
So as the Presiding Evangelist, I am now calling a Church-wide fast for all of God’s people and ministry in the Living Church of God. The time we have selected is the Sabbath of July 30, 2016—beginning, of course, the previous sunset. I hope all of you ministers will cooperate in every way as I know a number of you will probably have to cancel or postpone various picnics, activities, etc. For there is always something going on. But the need for a fast and for all of us to truly set ourselves to seek God as Jehoshaphat did when he “feared and set himself to seek the Eternal” is very vital for His Church and His Work at this time. I hope that all of you ministers and brethren will truly be “on board” with this as it is one of the most important things we could possibly do at this time.
Meredith is asking the membership to meditate on their weaknesses and short comings, since they are the ones with the issues, not him.  Will Meredith and McNair examine their own hard heartedness and vengeful attitudes and repent?  Will they have the fortitude to say, "Brethren, Forgive us!  We have sinned against God and you.  We are truly sorry and humbly repent."  What do you think?

Why in the hell do they need to "beg" God?  no where in scripture does it ever say that Christians need to "beg."
Brethren, let us all take time during this fast to study, to thoughtfully meditate on our weaknesses and shortcomings and Laodicean attitudes and literally “beg God” to stir us and bring us closer to Him than ever before. We need to cry out for the “gifts” of God’s Spirit. We need to cry out for more zeal and for more power in this Work! This very sick world is going down the tubes pretty fast and the nations need to be shaken so that at least they have had a powerful witness from the true Church of God of what is about to occur and why.
So I will appreciate all of your total cooperation and your zeal in following through and joining with all of us in setting ourselves to fast, to meditate and to pray fervently that God will intervene and bring us closer to Him individually and as a Church. May God be with you and guide you in all of this and let us pray for one another as we undertake this important activity at this time.
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith

As usual in the Church of God, Meredith and the ministry cannot look to the New Covenant for direction, but have to rely upon Hebrew hero's.  Jesus teachings and New Covenant beliefs are still shuttled to the back burner as usual.

P.S. I want to ask all of you to carefully study 2 Chronicles 20:1-34 during this time of fasting. It will help you understand what God’s true servants have done in the past and it will help and inspire you to understand God’s power when we seek Him in this way.

Why is it that Rod Meredith can never look to the New Testament for solace and comfort?  Perhaps the LCG members should focus upon these scriptures:

Romans 8:31-39New Living Translation (NLT)
Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. 
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Or Jesus' words in Luke 10:28-30

28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 

Here are a few things that fasting does not accomplish:

  • Fasting doesn’t make you more righteous, acceptable or pleasing to God
  • Fasting doesn’t make you more Christ-like, spiritual or holy
  • Fasting doesn’t make you be closer to God (you are one with Him)
  • Fasting doesn’t get you cleaned up, straightened out and dried out to receive from God
  • Fasting doesn’t help you to “press into” God more (He has “pressed into” you)
  • Fasting doesn’t help you “to get hold of God” (He got a hold of you)
  • Fasting doesn’t make God start to smile on you or enjoy you more
  • Fasting doesn’t make God release more love, power, blessings or anointing
  • Fasting doesn’t make God give you more favor, faith, honor or wealth
  • Fasting doesn’t make God move or (finally) do something for you
  • Fasting doesn’t make God (finally) pay attention and listen to you more attentively
  • Fasting doesn’t make God answer your prayers 
  • Fasting doesn’t make God show up more in your prayer closet or meetings 
  • Fasting doesn’t cause any spiritual or physical victory or breakthrough (only faith does)
  • Fasting doesn’t change God’s mind to finally step in and do something

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

UPDATED: Was Rod Meredith Sermon On "Government" So Outlandish They Had To Remove It?

Proper Church Government Is Necessary!


It has been well publicized over the decades just how vengeful Rod Meredith can be when it comes to people he thinks are being disloyal to him or the church.  In almost every sermon, article and letter he has to reenforce the "proper place" of government in the church.  The whole idea is to get across to the lowly members that he and he alone is the man in charge and that they are at the bottom of the equation.

When issues in the church start boiling over Meredith immediately sets up a team of loyalists who start the internal inquisitions, where they question and challenge all people they deem to be disloyal.  When theses people are found, the inquisition team them makes a public spectacle out of them.  They start spreading rumors and lies in order to discredit them.  Sermons are given publicly smearing reputations and family names.  Disfellowshipments soon follow ripping families and friendships apart.  All done to keep Meredith happy and in control.

Notice the reason Meredith holds these inquisitions: "We’re trying to keep God’s church clean."

In the quote below he claims that people are put out because they "lie and lie."  The biggest liars I have seen over the decades have been the men in charge of these inquisitions.  These men have no integrity.  That is glaringly obvious on how they will do any thing and say any thing in order to please their master.  Rod McNair is a great example of this.

Church of God News had this up about a sermon Meredith preached on church government in 2014.  This "must play" sermon on authority and love" has been wiped clean from the servers.  Its potentially devastating to the LCG now that they are facing a lawsuit because that "love" part has been sorely missing over the decades.

In October 2014 we reported about Roderick Meredith’s audio sermon, God’s Government Is Vital, in which he said, “I’ve asked Mr McNair and Mr League, they’ve been working as a team to get all the information on many of these things, and I’m working with them and other leaders ... We’re trying to keep God’s church clean.” 
“We found that some of these people we’ve had to put out ... they often lie and lie, and they’ll twist and turn, and turn things around ...” 
This was a must play sermon for the Day of Atonement, together with a sermonette by Rod McNair, Ministerial Authority is Based on Love, in which he set out three measures for disciplining members who cause division within the church by refusing to submit fully to the authority of ministers: Suspension, Disfellowshipping and Marking. This is all done in love, he says, as “love will cover a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). 
Unfortunately, you can no longer listen to either of these messages, as:‘The item is not available due to issues with the item’s content.’(Bob League, who was named in the legal action, alongside Meredith and McNair, died in January 2015.)


They pulled the videos because that was the sermon that Meredith slandered the Scarborough's. Which is funny since LCG is obviously claiming that they DID NOT slander the Scarborough's since they have hired those fancy lawyers to defend them. 
Why would you remove a video if it wasn't slanderous? You wouldn't. Obviously. 
And yet, instead of making peace (free) the men at LCG keep paying lawyers because they are so prideful and arrogant that they can't admit they were wrong even though it is blaringly obvious to the rest of us that they were. 


Monday, July 11, 2016

Noah's Global Flood? The Big Conundrum

We never heard any COG leader explain this issue.  Perhaps Dave Pack, Bob Thiel or James Malm can fill us in on this conundrum, since they claim to know everything.

James Malm's Attack Against This Blog Backfires

Last week James Malm wwas filled with self-righteous indignation over an item that I posted (from an LCG source) about John Robinson getting sacked. 

The indignant Chief Pharisee wrote:
Over a week ago “Banned” falsely posted that LCG had fired John Robinson.  This has been hot on the internet and I initially believed this myself until getting the facts.
Last Sunday the entire Robinson family attended the LCG social, yesterday the oldest child headed to Banff for the Adventure Camp.  John and family are still in Charlotte and John is still on the LCG payroll and is still working on the next magazine.   The Robinson family will be at Charlotte services today.  
“Banned” twists and spins virtually everything they report to mean something quite different from the truth and often posts outright false reports like this one.  
There is no truth whatsoever to this “Banned” post.
My source from LCG, is 100% credible and has access way higher up the food chain than anyone Malm could ever dream of having, said that Robinson was terminated but because of the story being broke here and the HUGE amount of trouble it caused in Charlotte, the boys had to save face and create a story about him working from home.  It was a CREATED excuse!
Malm is only stating that it's a lie to discredit your site because he hates you more than he hates RCM. That being said, the Robinson family has been at Sabbath services in Charlotte. It's sad to see someone with so little self esteem take a beating and be willing to come back for more because he's too scared to walk away from what he knows is an abusive, ungodly situation.
The Chief Pharisee is bitter that his sources are not on top of things.  Many of the items he posts he finds here first and then spins the tall tale that his secret source gave him the information. We know who the secret source is because many times he has copied word for word what was posted here.

Another issue that has come to light is the false report from apostate Malm is the story, that he started, that 200+ people were subpoenaed by the Scarborough's for depositions in regards to the Defamation of Character lawsuit that they have brought against Rod Meredith, Rod McNair and the LCG.  A source with direct ties to the lawsuit told me that that number is totally wrong.  It is far less than that.  I have the exact amount but will keep that confidential for now.

The Chief Pharisees claims to have high up sources in LCG and UCG.  So far all of these sources have been feeding Malm a lot of feculence.  What more can we expect from a man who has bastardized the law to fit his own perverted agenda that he sets forth to enslave people even further.  His absolute rejection of Jesus, grace and justification sets him apart as being even worse than Dave Pack and Rod Meredith, postioning him right beside Bob Thiel.

The only person the Chief Pharisee and Chief Judaizer is smearing is himself.  He has become the laughing stock of the Church of God.

He can go ahead and spin his tall tales about this blog all he wants.  Every time he does, more people start reading here, much like the LCG member do when Meredith has a fit over this blog.  Its funny how something that started out as nothing more than a diversion has become such a thorn in the side of the bottom feeders of the church. 

This blog is now the "go to" site for news in LCG and has becomes a safe sounding board for LCG members and other groups. This does NOT make the Chief Pharisee and others happy.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Updated: Philadelphia Church of God: KPCG Radio Station A Complete Flop As It Fails To Excite The Edmond Neighbors

In the most recent edition of The Philadelphian an article appears written by Gerald Flurry’s grandson Grant Turgeon about PCG’s fledgling radio station KPCG.FM.  This article contains some very revealing comments by Stephen Flurry who inadvertently admits that their radio station project is a complete flop which unsurprisingly is being listened to only by a handful of members:

For those who don’t know last year PCG established a new radio station KPCG.FM, which began broadcasting from the Edmond compound using a low-power transmitter that covered a 6 or 7 mile local radius.  

Soon after the station began broadcasting the obvious potential for self-promotion was quickly realised by the PCG elite wannabes: Malone, Hilliker, Davis, etc. who proceeded to host their own radio shows. 

Since that time PCG has sunk literally hundreds of thousands of dollars into this project including the development of two broadcasting studios, one in Edmond and one in the new UK campus at Edstone.   Each of these studios is fitted out with professional grade equipment and operated and staffed by PCG employees.  For those who do not live in the Edmond antenna footprint an online service through Soundcloud was developed to allow access to the programming from further afield.  

After all this investment, daily programming, cost and effort what has been the outcome?  According to the article only around 300 people a day on average are actually listening to it!   By their admission of those who tune in the overwhelming majority are PCG members!

In Turgeon’s article uncle Stephen’s comments appear in the final paragraph.  In it he makes some revealing comments:

“[G]oing in, we were aiming to reach an audience beyond our members and co-workers. That may take time.” Mr. Flurry said. “Right now, we have a very supportive audience that consists mostly of members and co-workers. But we have been advertising the station on TV here in the UK, so hopefully we will see our audience expand as we head into our second year of broadcasting.”

That statement is classic PCG-speak which can be translated for outsiders as follows:

 “Going in, we were aiming to reach an audience beyond our members and co-workers”.

“The whole point of the radio station was to reach people outside the PCG with our message”.

“Right now, we have a very supportive audience that consists mostly of members and co-workers”.

“We have completely failed to reach anybody outside the PCG. The only people who are listening are hard-core members who feel they have to support everything the PCG does”.

“But we have been advertising the station on TV here in the UK”, 

“Although we have no idea about advertising and marketing or even possess one iota of basic business sense, we are never going to admit we made a mistake.  Subsequently we will continue to drive this project to its bitter end. Even though it is obvious we don’t know what we’re doing and the station is failing miserably we are going to pursue this even if it means throwing hundreds of thousands more down the drain in the process.  We are so delusional and so out of touch with how modern media operates all we can come up with as a solution is the unbelievably stupid idea of advertising the radio station using the most rapidly declining yet expensive form of media on earth (TV) to promote another form of media (radio) whose terminal decline set in years ago”.

“(S)o hopefully we will see our audience expand as we head into our second year of broadcasting”.

“Again, we have no idea what we are doing, we don’t really know anything about marketing, trends, media etc, we just hope it’s all going to work out for us as a simple article of faith.  If we are wrong we will never admit it, we will just pursue this project until we lose interest, then blame its demise on the members for their lack of support and inherent spiritual problems.  Not to worry after all it’s is just tithe money and church morale".

From a guest contributor.

In the link posted above in the first paragraph is the article after it has been sanitized by PCG.  The original quote that is no longer in the article is this screen shot:

PCG now has to hide the fact that Stephen Flurry admitted they have not accomplished what they set out to do.

Rod Meredith: Satan Is Getting Ready To Persecute Gerald Weston, The Most Scandal Free Minister Ever

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.