Judgment

Last evening, the local news program was giving away some gas cards.  They were telling people to use them before Saturday, though, since at or around 6 pm will be the rapture.  It was a tongue-in-cheek comment aimed at the idea that 21 May 2011 is Judgment Day. However, I…

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UCG View of the Sabbath, Exhibit B

While Exhibit A covered an official paper on the subject of the Sabbath that was withdrawn, Exhibit B covers much more serious material.  The “Sabbath Paper” as it has become known was not only withdrawn but apologized for from Dennis Luker.  However, instead of acknowledging a mistake, John Elliot took…

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What Is Protestantism?

If, as some charge (and I don’t necessarily agree), United Church of God, an International Association (UCGia, or UCG for short) is becoming “Protestant”, then what does that mean?  Yesterday, we discussed how they are not going charismatic or Pentecostal.  That is a clear case of mislabeling. Now, some will…

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Going “Charismatic” Again

Subject: may 10ths blog….Re: charisma http://theshininglight.info/ does this sound right? James Malm wrote in “The Charismatic Trend in UCG”: To recap; when UCG split, it was a mutual divorce between those who wanted an Armstrong style system [COGWA]  and those who were Charismatic in outlook [UCG]. Malm continually charges that…

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