Catastrophic Storm Alert for US Southeast

10 Sep:  Latest Irma Track   9 Sep 19:45 PDT:   Irma has veered west and will make a direct hit on Tampa in the morning, before moving up the west of Florida and dissipating in Tennessee.   Jose is moving north and may dissipate in the Atlantic.  Katla has hit Veracruz area of Mexico and […]

The LORD Shall Reign Forever and Ever

The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 146:10  Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 125:3 For the […]

UCG CoE Conference Report Aug 21-24, 2017

Council of Elders Meeting Report – August 21 – 24, 2017 United Church of God, an International Association Council of Elders Quarterly Meeting Report Milford, Ohio Monday, August 21, 2017 Chairman Don Ward called the morning session to order at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, and the meeting was opened with prayer. All 12 Council of Elders […]

106: God’s Two Witnesses

Revelation 11 is an inset prophecy about God’s two witnesses placed here because they will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet begins to sound.  The seventh trumpet is the third woe for humanity because immediately after the resurrection – while the faithful are at the wedding feast in heaven – the seven last plagues will […]

10 August, 2017: New Projects

The Fall Festivals   I am planning to publish the Fall Festivals material just before the Feast of Tabernacles at the new TheShiningLight School of Biblical Studies site,  the point being to give a solid explanation of the Fall Festivals before many brethren go to attend their own corporate sites.   Our focus for the […]

Church of God News Blog: 2017, 1 Aug – 31 Oct

29 Oct:    Two LCG elders have died this month,  Roland Glenn Travis, age 78, of the Rolla, Missouri, congregation, and Jove Jean-Pierre, age 72, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.    26 Oct:   UCG News:   Victor Kubik writes: This week we conducted a Camp Team Conference here at the home office for camp directors and their wives. Three […]

103: The 144,000

Revelation 7 This is an explanation of the 144,000 in the prophecy of Revelation.  While I believe this explanation is correct as far as it goes, I also expect this is only a partial limited understanding and that there is far more to this prophecy than what is presented here. This article has been rewritten […]

18 July, 2017: Personal

Dear Brethren   I am not personally computer savvy and so never visit the back end of the web server but recently I received a notice that the disk space was full.   It seems that the  ashininglight.info site – our smallest site by far – had used up five times as much disk space […]

Personal Message; Pentecost 2017

Sabbath 3 June, 2017 is the seventh Sabbath after Wave Offering Sunday, making Sunday 4 June, 2017 the Feast of Shavuot called First Fruits or Pentecost.   For the latest on Pentecost and the Spring Festivals please see our Doctrinal Studies at this link.   For additional older studies on Pentecost and the Spring Festivals […]

Roderick C Meredith 1930 – 2017, Funeral Schedule

Funeral Update:   Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Roderick C. Meredith Viewing: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 28 Heritage Funeral Home at Forest Lawn Cemetery 3700 Forest Lawn Drive Matthews, NC  28104 Funeral and Reception: 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 28 Weddington High School 4901 Monroe-Weddington Road Matthews, NC  28104 Internment: Private at graveside Funeral arrangements:  The […]

2017 UCG GCE and CoE Conference Report

Secretary Gerald Seelig announced the GCE ballot results, which follow: Approve the 2017/2018 Strategic Plan: Yes 241; No 16— Passed Approve the 2017/2018 Operation Plan: Yes 235; No 21— Passed Approve the 2017/2018 Budget: Yes 235; No 21— Passed Approve the proposed amendment to Constitution Section 5.1.1(1)—amendment to the governing documents: 140 Yes; 115 No— Failed This amendment did not […]

Laodicea and the Nicolaitanes

The post contains extensive quotes from:  Beloved, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees.” by J.H. Allen Laodicea and the Nicolaitanes When our Lord Jesus Christ walked among men, He taught His disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, whom He denounced as hypocrites. With them He classed the chief priests and officials of […]

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