Monday, October 5, 2015

Overview of the September-October 2015 Issue of Tomorrow's World

LCG has released another issue of their recruitment magazine in order to recruit more people into LCG and get more tithes. Let us see what they have to say this time.

This issue has a circulation of 510,000. In the last issue it was 505,000.

Richard Ames has a preface article calling upon LCG members to put their hearts into strengthening LCG.

Roderick C. Meredith has an article insisting the Protestant churches are all false churches. Well of course he does not want his readers to be in the Protestant churches since then they cannot send any tithes to his LCG. As Bereans Did discussed this article.

Winston Gosse has a little article mentioning the construction of a railway in Canada.

Dexter Wakefield has an article fear mongering about deflation. If LCG members were not required to pay three tithes perhaps their finances would be in better order.

J. Davy Crockett III has a little article insisting that the United States are now in a "spiritual drought." This is stated in order to attract more members into LCG.

Adam West has a little article mentioning King Canute's command to the seas to show people how great God is.

Richard Ames has an article encouraging people to get through tough times by believing in what LCG says. Maybe if LCG members did not have to pay three tithes maybe such advice would not be so sorely needed.

The Questions and Answers discusses the curse against Canaan in Genesis 9. It includes a bizarre discussion about defining happened to Noah.

Wyatt Ciesielka has a little article fear mongering that the United Nations' inability to solve many problems is a sign that the end will soon come. (Normally Douglas Winnail writes this column. Where has Winnail gone?)

John Robinson has a little article telling the young within LCG that the way things are in LCG is normal and that the rest of the world is denied God's favor for celebrating Christmas and tolerating homosexuals.

Intriguingly Robinson alludes to the biblically inaccurate Armstrongite practice of gathering together for an eight day conference that they call the Feast of Tabernacles. But the COGs do not celebrate it the way it is described in the Bible or how the Jews celebrate it, namely by making a booth on their property and celebrating it there.
Nor was it "normal" that our family did not observe Christmas (a holiday not found in the Bible, as readers of this magazine will recognize ...). Nor was slipping away in late September or early October to spend eight days with my family at something called the "Feast of Tabernacles." To me, the Feast was wonderful. But, to my classmates, it just sounded strange, maybe even dangerous.
It is rare for LCG to mention things like this in their recruitment writings. In all the time I believed in Armstrongism (2000-8) I never saw LCG's recruitment magazine, Tomorrow's World, ever allude to how they celebrate the Feast.

Wallace Smith has a little article describing the wondrous properties of light in order to insist that LCG's God is the true God.

There are letters. Here is one from Zimbabwe.
Dear Tomorrow’s World, I have been receiving your magazine for many years now. It has opened my eyes to the truth and I now know that many traditions such as Easter egg hunts and the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Christmas tree and gift giving, and Halloween are not something we should follow as Christians. Your articles are always filled with many biblical truths and are eye opening. Thank you for sending this to me free of charge. I truly appreciate it. I have also received many booklets from you, which have been a blessing to me. May the Lord God pour you out a blessing from heaven above that there is not room enough to receive it for the wonderful work you do for the Gospel. May he bless you, your ministry, your employees and families.
How terrible that LCG has made this person fearful for no good reason about celebrating holidays and thinking that these holidays are somehow cursed by God and will incur divine punishment for celebrating. In all likelihood this individual does not know that this doctrine was plagiarized by HWA from the Jehovah's Witnesses and it is designed to make people isolate themselves from mainstream society so that they become socially dependent upon LCG.

Also LCG's teachings are not "biblical truths" and their writings are not free as they attempt to recruit the readers into joining LCG and as a requirement for this membership must pay three tithes to LCG for the rest of one's life.

Here is another letter from an Australian complaining about "the rapid decline of our society" and condemning Ireland's legalization of same sex marriage. 
I become overwhelmed at times with the rapid decline of our society. The Ten Commandments appear to be broken everywhere. I am disappointed at Ireland voting for same-sex marriage after being such a godly country originally. I often ask “why God, why?” and hope to have an answer one day. I am so thankful for your booklets which offer encouragement in these dark days and helps me to trust that the Lord is with me and gives me insight as to the future. My prayers are with you and all your good works.
It seems a bit odd for LCG's editors to let a reader describe Ireland as "such a godly country originally" when it has long been populated by members of a certain church which LCG denounces as the Beast of Revelation 17.

And so LCG has produced yet another magazine issue to recruit more members for LCG without telling them the full implications of joining LCG, such as paying three tithes.

But where is Douglas Winnail?

1 comment:

  1. Sorry this took so long, and there should be a blog entry at the Painful Truth this weekend, but here is Roderick Meredith -- A Biological Sketch.

    I must say that your stellar research and excellent work is absolutely beyond any expectations! This is one of the best documents of its kind concerning Armstrongism!

    Well done!