One thing Roderick Meredith did in his booklets is to cite numerous scholarly works in a manner to support his positions even though most of them had nothing to do with Armstrongism.
In one booklet of his, Restoring Original Christianity (formerly titled Restoring Apostolic Christianity) he quotes the following sources. At first glance it would seem as though Meredith reached his conclusions after much study and research.
- Samuele Bacchiocchi, From Sabbath to Sunday, 1977.
- W. D. Davies, Judeo-christianisme, “Paul and Jewish Christianity,” 1972.
- Will Durant, The Story of Civilization.
- Eusebius, The Life of Constantine.
- Søren Kirkegaard, Attack Upon Christendom, 1956. [Originally published in 1854-5.]
- Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
- Edward Gibbon, The Triumph of Christendom in the Roman Empire, 1958.
- Frederick C. Holmgren, “Preaching the Gospel Without Anti-Judaism,” Removing Anti-Judaism from the Pulpit, ed. Howard Clark Kee and Irvin J. Borowski, 1996.
- Paul Johnson, A History of Christianity, 1976.
- Rufus M. Jones, The Church’s Debt to Heretics, 1924.
- Los Angeles Times, July 23, 1999.
- John Romer, Testament: The Bible and History, 1988.
- Stern, Jewish New Testament, 1995
- Carl von Weiszäcker, The Apostolic Age of the Christian Church, 1895.
But Meredith was ordained a minister by HWA back in 1952 long before most of these works were written. Where did he get his ideas from?
What happened was that his uncle, C. Paul Meredith, started listening to a radio broadcast by one Herbert Armstrong back in the 1940s. In time he started listening to the radio broadcast as well. Both of them moved to the unaccredited Ambassador College to be taught by HWA and became ordained ministers of the Radio Church of God. Meredith chose to listen to HWA. His citing of these sources in this booklet obscure the real source of Meredith's views, namely HWA. But this fact is hidden behind these quotations of works made outside of Armstrongism.
Also Samuele Bacchiocchi was a Seventh Day Adventist and adhered to the same day taught in Armstrongism. That detail is not mentioned in this booklet.