Frankly, there are many things that turn me off about the current UCG leadership. However, the overarching concern I have is they and their supporters have not shown a great deal of integrity. Unfortunately, that includes doctrinal integrity as well.
Take Arctic Circle Guy, for example. He has posted yet another travesty that lacks sound doctrine, the worst being:
I.e., Relatives of a Council member privately determined to let their employees cover for them in a few Sabbath and holy day situations that arise each year. “Concerns” were circulated world-wide about the integrity of the Council member and have grown to include “concerns” about all 10 of the Council members and the president. Yet, no outrage is aimed at non-Council related members who themselves work on those 19-minutes of Sabbath time in Chile, nor for countless U.S. members who earn overtime pay when called up for medical duty on the Sabbath, nor for those U.S. members whose employees tend thousands of head of cattle on the Sabbath. At issue: 1 to 10 Council seats and office of the president
I submit to you that anyone who cannot tell the difference between medical emergencies and other duties that are not rare and life-threatening medical events is not a man fit to lead. I choose rather to follow men of God, and the outrage is because of perceived approval of acts that violate the spirit of the Sabbath and established doctrine. The “Sabbath paper” reinforced that idea, and I wonder who had a hand in writing that? In fact, all of your writings reinforce the idea of watering down the Sabbath? Coincidence?
Consequently, I am giving notice that any member I serve who engages in spreading these blatantly insubordinate so-called “concerns” (i.e., gossipy misinformation) to others will be required to take some time off from attending church until he or she can work through their distrust of Church leadership….
I have said it before, and I will say it again, trust is earned. That’s not just in the world, and not in the Church as well, but it is especially true in the Church.
As far as sources, I am using your own words to point out why I do not trust you, Mr Arctic Circle Guy. Your posts represent everything that is wrong with the current UCG leadership.
And as far as submission goes, I’m sure Lucifer used the arguments that God placed him in charge and therefore all the angels should obey him as well.