Cartwright’s Journal out: Death of RC Meredith, AC information, Europe weapons, and Legacy move


The latest issue (says #195, print date May 31, 2017) of The Journal: News of the Churches of God was just posted online. It was another relatively short issue.

There was information regarding LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith, Ambassador College, European weapons, Legacy Institute, and Feast of Tabernacles’ sites.

Here is some of what The Journal reported about the death of Dr. Meredith:

Roderick C. Meredith, 86, presiding evangelist of the Living Church of God (LCG), based in Charlotte, N.C., died May 18, 2017. Dr. Meredith was one of the dwindling number of old-timers who were leaders of the former Worldwide Church of God and still active in the post-1995 Church of God movement.

Dr. Meredith had cancer.

As noted in a press release from the LCG, Dr. Meredith was one of the first evangelists ordained by WCG founder Herbert Armstrong in 1952 and spent almost 65 years in the WCG and derivatives of the WCG. (“Evangelist” in COG parlance refers to a high-ranking minister rather than simply someone who preaches. In fact, at least one evangelist, the late C. Paul Meredith, Dr. Meredith’s uncle, never preached.)

Here are links to a couple of posts at this site related to that: LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith died and LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith funeral report.

As far as some of my own interactions with Dr. Meredith, check out the articles How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God and Why Bob Thiel Left the Living Church of God.

The Journal had the following related to the old Ambassador College (which later became Ambassador University):

BIG SANDY, Texas—In its golden-anniversary year, 1997, after providing a liberal-arts education to the 14,732 students who attended its three campuses during its 50 years of operation, Ambassador University conducted its final spring commencement exercises here May 19, 1997. More than 350 candidates received bachelor’s and associate’s degrees from university president Russell K. Duke during the 3 p.m. ceremony in the field-house auditorium, which was draped for the occasion with the flags of 24 countries rep- resented by the student body.

While I have visited two of the campuses of the old Ambassador College, I was never a student there.

For those who would like to see some of what one of the campuses looked like, here is a link to my wife Joyce’s Pictures of the Pasadena Campus of Ambassador College and the former Headquarters of the old Worldwide Church of God.

Brian Harris had the following in an article in The Journal:

OCEANSIDE, Calif.— The New York Times is reporting that Eurocrats are considering obtaining nuclear weapons be- cause they think they can no longer rely on protection from America. Support for the weapons seems to come largely from the Germans. The plan would see France and even Britain’s nuclear deterrents put under EU control. Roderich Kiesewetter, a German foreign-policy spokesman, told a German newspaper: “My idea is to build on the existing weapons in Great Britain and France.”

However, he did admit Brexit may put a spanner in the plan to include Britain. Very big of him. Mr. Kiesewetter’s plan would see the EU take control of France’s nukes, finance them with German money and force other European member states to store warheads in their countries. Angela Merkel has denied such a plan exists, but it is undeniably being discussed at the highest levels of government across Europe. Hungary and Poland voiced their support of such a plan shortly after Mr. Kiesewetter gave his interview.

Most chilling of all is that Mr. Kiesewetter said: “These are political weapons. Their use must be unpredictable.” Given how Europhiles denied there were plans for an EU army, talk of them now obtaining a “political weapon” should send shivers down every European’s spine.

As regular readers of this page are aware, I have been covering Europe and information related to its military ambitions and how they align with biblical prophecies (e.g. EU decides to increase its military spending and European Technology and the Beast of Revelation).

The Journal also reported about Legacy Institute:

CHIANG MAI, Thailand—Leon Sexton, who with his wife, Gloria, is founder of the Legacy International Leadership Training Center in Thai- land, announced the school must move to Myanmar (also known as Burma). Legacy, an independent Church of God ministry, has operated in Thailand since 2000. The reason for the move: a problem with visas prospective students from Myanmar need to enroll in the school (see also “It is clear to me,” Mr. Sexton said, “that the Holy Spirit is active in Myanmar and not yet in Thailand. Even the Karen tribal church members in Thailand are all from Myanmar.”

For information about Legacy Institute and its teachings, check out the article Teachings and Practices of Legacy Institute.

The Journal once again reported numerous Feast of Tabernacles’ sites. I previously submitted the following to The Journal related to the Continuing Church of God sites:

Dear Dixon:
Saw you would like a list of Feast of Tabernacles sites to be sent in.
So, here is our current expected list (and yes, Oscar’s email and last name are intentionally spelled differently) in no particular order:
San Diego, California, USA. Continuing Church of God, contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email
Wichita, Kansas, USA, Continuing Church of God, contact Richard Close email
Ontario or Quebec Canada. Continuing Church of God, contact Herb Haddon email
Uzice, Serbia. Continuing Church of God, contact Aleksandar Veljic, email
Rotorua, New Zealand. Continuing Church of God, contact John Hickey, email
Silay City, Philippines. Continuing Church of God, contact Oscar Mediavilla, email
Gambella, Ethiopia. Continuing Church of God, contact Koang Deng, email
Ashanti, Suame-Kumasi, Ghana contact Samuel Ofosu Gyeabour
Ndhiwa, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Bomet, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Kitui, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Mau, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Joseah Kipngetich, email
Nairobi, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Transmara, Kenya. Continuing Church of God, contact Evans Ochieng, email
Migawi, Malawi. Continuing Church of God contact Radson Mulozowa email
Mozambique, Continuing Church of God contact Radson Mulozowa email
Utegi, Tanzania. Continuing Church of God, contact Martin Wanga, email
Best regards,
Bob Thiel

Since the above letter, the CCOG site in Canada was finalized to be in Kingston, Ontario. I suspect that we also may end up with a site this year in Uganda. More on sites can be found in the link: Feast of Tabernacles’ Sites for 2017.

As far as The Journal goes, it also had the usual letters to the editor and other advertisements, various comments, and opinion articles. The advertisements mainly seem to be from possibly Laodicean groups and/or individuals (not all seem to be COG) who seem to think that the ads are somehow doing the work of God. More of the real work that the COGs should be doing are in the article The Final Phase of the Work.

The Journal itself is available by paid subscription (though Dixon Cartwright says some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it). It tends to have a non-Philadelphian approach to many, but not all, matters.

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