Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Overview of November-December 2014 Tomorrow's World

LCG has released the latest issue of their recruitment magazine, Tomorrow's World (November-December 2014). Let us see what they have to say for themselves.

The issue reports to have a circulation of 472,000. This is an increase from the September-October issue (458,000) and the July-August issue (457,000).

This is much higher then the circulation for PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet. Here are the circulation figures for it in the second half of 2014: July: 322,017, August: 319,798, September: 317,863, October: 317,130, November-December: 313,286.

Roderick C. Meredith's personal article insists that when they say peace the great catastrophe will occur, which he has been relentlessly insisting will soon occur since the 1950s.

Roderick C. Meredith has an article insist that recent world crises prove that nuclear World War III is just about to occur, which he has been telling everyone he can since the 1950s.

James Ginn has a little article warning that Canada is getting to be really cold.

Gary Ehman has a little article wondering if people in prosperous countries like the USA are truly thankful for the blessings they have living in such a society. Maybe LCG members would not worry so much about these things if they did not send in three tithes and extra offerings to LCG.

Richard Ames has an article presenting LCG's interpretation of what the Book of Revelation means. It is largely based on what HWA taught, a man who made hundreds of false fear inducing prophesies.

Adam J. West has a little article recalling Admiral Nelson's call to arms for the people of Britain during the cataclysmic struggles of the Napoleonic Wars. West uses this to say that readers must prepare themselves to fulfill the numerous requirements and dogmas of LCG.

Dexter Wakefield has an article condemning Christmas as a "pagan" holiday that "true Christians" (he really means LCG members) are forbidden to observe it. This is actually a tool used to isolate people from their families and friends in order to make them socially dependent upon LCG to allow them to be exploited by paying three tithes and extra offerings. Also the idea that Christmas came from pagan Babylon actually came from Alexander Hyslop's discredited 1860s book, The Two Babylons.

Questions and Answers recapitulates HWA's dogma taught by LCG insisting that LCG members are not allowed to serve in any of the armed forces.

Douglas Winnail has a little article that Germans are preparing to seize control of the European Union in order to destroy America and Britain. He and his collaborators have been saying this for years. In times past they fear mongered that the euro would make the EU into an unstoppable superpower. Instead it caused Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus to require bailout funds because they could not print more money because the European Central Bank controlled that. The euro was the problem and opened the way for great misery to be heaped upon many people. 

Jonathan McNair has a little article telling young people that they need to follow the rules. He uses this to insist that LCG members must observe the seventh day Sabbath and the annual Holy Days as HWA taught.

Wallace Smith has a little article condemning the idea of the multiverse as an attempt to do away with the concept of God.

There are also some letters reprinted. There's one from Belgium and one from Papua New Guinea.

One letter states the following.
You folks hit the nail right on the head when it comes to speaking the truth about God and the Bible. You have the answers and tell the truth. You are the first people that have made it clear for me that I can finally understand it and get away from all the confusion that I have had for so many years. Your magazines are great along with the booklets and I keep every one of them.
Very likely this person does not know that LCG and the rest of Armstrongism has regularly altered doctrines to make themselves more appealing. For instance LCG teaches that there will be a King of the South yet originally HWA said the King of the South was Ethiopia. But over time the idea came to be gradually adopted that a future King of the South would arise among the Arabs. And this is what LCG now teaches.

Here's one letter from a reader who first encountered Armstrongism as a child in the 1960s.
Tomorrow’s World is a wonderful way for me to learn and grow in God’s word, to bring a more full understanding of my existence in this world to prepare for the next. I remember during the early 60s my mother ordered Mr. Armstrong’s book The Wonderful World of Tomorrow—then, at that time, cable TV, cell phones, video games, instant messaging and Internet did not exist, but I learned how to read and that magazine gave me insight. Tomorrow’s World corresponds dramatically with those articles of that time—what an eye opener! Thank you!
Actually what HWA taught in those days was largely nonsense.

The writer of this letter says he or she makes sure to look up the Scriptures cited in Tomorrow's World.
I am like the Bereans and search the scriptures daily to see if what people, especially ministers and pastors, say is true concerning the Bible. I have spent 40 years researching and trying to find the truth the way Jesus and the Apostles taught it. You’re a blessing and right on the mark. Believe me, I check what you write also and I am blown away! Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing me the truth in so many areas.
What is often not realized by those looking at the Scriptures presented is that LCG and the other related groups teach a largely nonsensical pack of beliefs, largely derived from what HWA taught, which are simply read into the Bible. So many teachings LCG has which they say come from the Bible actually come from other sources.

British Israelism came from a movement that originated from Britain and is untrue. As Silenced.co recently showed British Israelism is built on a foundation of sand. In fact DNA evidence refutes British Israelism.

The Feast of Tabernacles is observed in a way wholly contrary to how it is portrayed in the Old Testament.

The idea that many mainstream Christian practices come from Nimrod and pagan Babylon actually comes from Alexander Hyslop's nonsensical book, The Two Babylons, first published in the 1860s. It was originally an anti-Catholic polemic but HWA turned it into a pretext to ban Christmas, Easter and other festivals to make his followers socially dependent on him.

This person may very well be "blown away" by what LCG says but what LCG says is largely nonsense.

And so we see once again LCG has produced yet another magazine issue designed to continue insisting to LCG members that they need to remain in LCG and to try to lure in other people into joining LCG in the hope of eventually getting them to join LCG and pay three tithes and extra offerings. LCG teaches that it is necessary to pay three tithes and extra offerings. 


  1. Let's see now... First the WCG and the war that ensued to produce Global, then the war that ensued for that to produce Living. Yup. Yup.

    Roderick Meredith will die and then they'll be World War III -- for Meredith's followers.

    Wonder what they'll call it?

    Any thoughts?

  2. Oh, heck with it: They should just cut right to the chase and call it The Sabbath Keeping Feast Keeping British Israelism Church of God (TSKFKBIOCoG) and be done with it.