Church of God News Blog; July 1 2018

A very warm welcome to all our brethren and guests.   11 Nov:  Announcing the first episode of our new “Straight Talk” program. After a lot of investigation and consideration it was decided to rename the simple subject heading “Sermons” and replace it with a program name. “Straight Talk” was chosen because these will be […]

TheShiningLight Update

The thought of doing YouTube came first and now I have been led to evaluate simple audio recordings instead of YouTube.  The idea of YouTube could be more of an ego trip to be on “TV” when audio recordings might be the best way to go..  Perhaps simple audio recordings which could be set up […]

The God of the Old Testament

Brethren, I have no interest in hurting the UCG CoE by waiting until they approve their Paper and then analyzing it.  Quite the contrary I have felt moved to compile and publish this study before the CoE approves a Paper in December.  This Paper is published in love and concern, and in the hope that they […]

112 Legitimate Ministerial Authority

The Mosaic priesthood was to be the moral leaders of the physical nation, and today the ministry are to be the moral leaders of the brethren, the spiritual nation.  The very first responsibility of the ministry or priesthood is to set a proper godly example by living by every Word of God themselves.  Their second […]

UCG to Adopt Major Heresy 

The Doctrinal Committee recommends that the statement “Jesus is the God of the Old Testament” be removed from UCG and no longer used.  They will have a formal Study Paper supporting the position that Jesus was not the God of the Old Covenant for CoE approval in December. The CoE can approve such doctrinal papers […]

111 The Mark of the Beast

The Keys to the Kingdom In 1 Thessalonians 2 Paul provides this warning for the people of God and for all humanity. 1 Thessalonians  2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or […]

110 The Primacy of Peter

The Primacy of Peter Since the most ancient of times great empires and even small kingdoms  had the problem of controlling their people, at the same time every kind of people followed their own gods.  Rulers quickly learned that it was a big help to have oneself also declared a god; which would be accepted by most people […]

Doug Winnail and Corporate Unity

LCG-  Doug Winnail is reacting to our serialized weekly posts on “Personal Salvation” and “Ecclesiastical Authority”  by promoting organizational idolatry!  Because they cannot refute the facts and doctrines presented on this site and at TheShiningLight; they are demanding that the brethren just follow them in whatever they do or teach, and refrain from asking questions: thereby […]

108 Justification and Reconciliation

The Lamb of God Sacrificed for Humanity The Passover in Egypt was a graphic allegorical instruction that the very Creator God would give up his Godhood to be made flesh as Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and would die as a sacrifice to cover the sincerely repented sins of humanity. In the beginning God […]

107 Repentance and Baptism

Repentance To repent means to be sincerely sorry, to deeply regret offending another, to regret the act so intensely that we will never do it again. Sin is the transgression of the law and the law commands us to honor our father and our mother.  Spiritually God is our Father in heaven and our mother […]

106 God’s Calling

The Way to Peace and Eternal Life God created man with an awesome purpose.  God intends to grant humanity the gift of eternal life in peace and prosperity.  Therefore God first made mankind flesh so that man can learn through experience that he does not have the experience and wisdom to decide everything for himself. […]

105 Truth and Faith

The Letter and the Spirit of the Law Beware of false teachers who claim that the “spirit” of the Word of God does away with the letter of the law of God!  There are those who claim that it is Pharisaic to be zealous for keeping the law of God in its physical letter, such […]

103 Personal Responsibility

Law and Grace The Covenants and Commandments are all about our personal relationship with Almighty God; and our Personal Responsibility to Him! Our eternal salvation depends on our relationship with Almighty God; and NOT on being a part of any Group or Church. Following any man will separate us from God therefore we are to […]

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