Here are some relevant words from Roderick C. Meredith's February 10, 2010 co-worker letter:
An important part of this Work is its higher educational arm, Living University. Our LU students are taught to apply biblical values to every facet of life—including art, literature, science, music and human relations. All courses are based on the foundational principles of a godly education. Our mission is to bring instruction in God’s Way beyond geographical boundaries to all peoples, for “All the World is Our Campus.” We have already served hundreds of students from many different nations who have taken our Living University courses “online!”How is an unaccredited degree supposed to do that? I cannot help but recall hearing of students of Ambassador College graduating after years of hard work only to discover that because their institution is unaccredited their degree was worthless. I have read people say their degrees were not worth the paper they were written on.
Our primary focus is on adult learning through distance education provided over the Internet....I would especially encourage all of our young people to get involved with Living University. Our courses will not only help you lay a solid foundation for your future life, your family and your career.
More young people are being encouraged to work for degrees which will be worthless because Living University is not accredited. They should just ignore LU and go to a University that actually has accreditation to better prepare their lives.
Is it possible that Herbert W. Armstrong deliberately made it that way to force students to work for WCG?
They may also help quite a number of you prepare for full-time service in the Work of God! ... So, we are hoping to have an increasing number of young students here at our Charlotte Headquarters as “on-campus” students. A few may be employed here in our offices as the need arises. Others will be assisted in acquiring off-campus employment....Now of course all of this requires money so it ends with Meredith's customery begging for money. (Emphasis his.)
As God makes possible, we want to have more of you here and build a real “college atmosphere” for you in addition to the hundreds of others taking our online courses. So come to Charlotte and be a “pioneer” in these early years of Living University.
Dear brethren and co-workers, please remember that the financial needs of the Work of the gospel are great, as there are millions yet to learn of God and His ways—and we need to increase our television coverage, print publications, and Internet initiatives. This world is literally “crying out” for the true message of Jesus Christ and His magnificent world government to be set up on this earth.And so Meredith's work of deception continues for the next generation.