I have been hesitant to this point to claim that UCG is sliding down the sewer of doctrinal changes, but now I can say with all due confidence that they no longer have what it takes to stay the course. This morning, UCG posted on Inside United: Realtime “Additional Council Nomination Results”, which states:
“John Elliott will fill the vacancy created by the termination of Victor Kubik, with his term of office expiring on June 30, 2013. This is in accord with the provisions of Bylaw 8.4.3 which states: “Vacancies on the Council shall be filled from the list of runners-up in the final ballot at the preceding meeting of the General Conference, based on the number of ballots the nominee received.”
“John Elliott was the first runner-up.”
The fact that they even retain him as a pastor speaks volumes after his hypocritical posts about the Sabbath and how “Some non-Church families hold their family’s reunions only in connection with religious holidays.” The implication, of course, is that violating the Sabbath and keeping “religious holidays” are OK as long as it has something to do with family members who are not in the church.
However, now to elevate a hypocrite like Arctic Circle Guy to the level of the COE speaks to just how much UCG is now ready to jettison everything it has ever stood for. Will they become Protestant? Who knows? All I know is that they now have the people in power that could make that happen if that is their intent.