Wednesday 1 May 2013

Tarting Up Tomorrow's World

Well brethren, are we all excited? The flagship magazine of the Roderick Meredith sect, Tomorrow's World, has had a makeover. The new look is the work of John Robinson, and the Presiding Evangelist is well pleased.

And, as any fair minded person will probably agree, the redesign is effective. Too bad about the content!

Take, for example, these remarks from Rod:
God commands His true servants, “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God” (Isaiah 58:1–2).
The Creator God commands His true ministers to “cry aloud!” How many actually have the courage and commitment to do this? Very few, indeed!
How about those nice people at Westboro Baptist Church? They seem pretty free with their opinions. Indeed, might Rod's Living Church of God be perhaps described as Westboro Lite? I suppose it's useless pointing out that the quote from Isaiah has to be read in the context of a specific audience at a particular time in history. But then, hey, when has Rod ever preached a Bible passage in context?

Then there's an article cautioning readers to shun obelisks - I kid you not.

But pride of place goes to the cover article which offers profound commentary on the election of Pope Francis. Will he be the last pope before Christ's return? Wouldn't you know it, Rod even uses the old chestnut "Prophecy Marches On!" in his editorial.

Yes, it's a remarkable issue, though not perhaps for the reasons Rod might think. Nice look, but about as useful as putting lipstick on a pig.

You can find a PDF of the May-June Tomorrow's World at their website.


  1. Dunno, maybe shunning obelisks isn't always such a bad idea...

  2. More lies from Roderick Meredith, a false prophet of 60 years standing.

    It's amazing he's still alive.

  3. Gavin, O Gavin. It's posts like this that cause me to think again that you may indeed be the president of the NZ arm of Cultwatch ( ;-)

    1. Nein, not so. But I do have a history with the Armstrong movement, and if those who have lived through manipulative sects fail to speak out from time to time... well you'll be familiar with the text about rocks crying out. It does us all well to remember that sects are dubious groups that still command a huge following among everyday folk, and those folk can be our closest colleagues and kin. Don't get me started on the abdication of mainline churches in speaking out against the Elmer Gantry ministries...

  4. :-) I shall presume that you just couldn't see how far my tongue was stuck into my cheek.

  5. Like someone said: "Everything a man says is really about trying to get laid". Everything that Armstrongites say is really about trying to draw in money.

    -- Neo

  6. I'm still watching for one of these ACoG preachers to accidentally make a correct prophecy. If they ever do, which I doubt, you can bet it will be broadcast to the world and all the little splinter group people will flock to him like flies to garbage.

  7. I can only think of one negative about obelisks. They would seem to present a special hazard to parachutists or skydivers. As for religious significance, like any other building, obelisks have the potential to be used for hurtful or sinful purposes. But, over all, they couldn't possibly do any more damage than do the ACOG TV studios, or lecturns.