Saturday, September 09, 2006

A Lack of Inspiration

The Inspiration Network, currently situation in Charlotte, NC but in the process of expanding and moving just across the state line to South Carolina, was founded by David Cerullo, son of infamous Word of Faith preacher Morris Cerullo (of "When you're looking at me, you're looking at God, you're looking at Jesus" fame). Unfortunately, the Inspiration Network has not been inspired to use discernment, to the extent that they are doing what even the Trinity Broadcasting Network won't do - permiting Roderick C. Meredith to have a show on their network on Saturday mornings.

Meredith is the head of The Living Church of God, one of many offshoots of the old Worldwide Church of God. They continue to follow the teaching of Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the WWCofG. Among their beliefs:

  • There are two in the Godhead, Father and Son, but you too will become part of the Godhead eventually. God is reproducing Himself and you will become part of the God family.
  • The true church observes the Saturday Sabbath instead of Sunday.
  • The Holy Spirit is not a Being
  • They observe the annual festivals listed in Leviticus 23 and Deuteronomy 16 because they were commanded to be observed forever.
  • Those who die cease to exist.
  • Those who experience the Second Death will be annihilated.
  • Christians are "born again" at the resurrection.
  • Military service is forbidden.
  • Laws concerning clean and unclean meats still stand.
  • Anglo-Americans are part of the ten "lost" tribes of Israel.
  • The Living Church of God is God's one true church.
Meredith considers networks like the Inspiration Network to be counterfeit Christianity - well, alright, he has a point there! - but this doesn't seem to bother David Cerullo. Why should it when he has other heretics on his network as well?


At September 11, 2006 11:39 AM, Blogger Der Bettler said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, especially for posts like this one. I often hear names like these bandied about at work and elsewhere, but finding reliable (i.e., not propaganda) information about them is difficult. This goes doubly for anyone who isn't a TBN regular (like this guy).


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