Right on Richard!!!

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For those who haven’t looked in the comments section about Armstrongist Refuseniks post as of late, I will post this here:

Since you brought it up, you’re the first online to know — I’m taking my own leave of absence from UCG. I didn’t know you wrote that phrase before I used it to a group of brethren from my UCG congregation, at a Feast dinner Tuesday night.

The people in my congregation seemed understanding in person. Even my Pastor did, when I told him at the end of the Last Great Day service Thursday. (But he already knew about it, from the Local Elder who was at the Tuesday dinner.) We parted company with a hug.

I explained to all that my examination of other options could wind up being one long lap around the race track — and I could wind up back in UCG. I’m not leaving out that possibility. I’m praying God will lead me to the right place.

My first stop this weekend? I’ll call it Megachurch Baptist — which has a 5pm Saturday Bible study, a 6pm worship service (sundown’s 7:20pm here right now), and a potential new controversy over a change in its incorporation status. My city has no Seventh-Day Baptist, so this will have to do for now.

Richard, welcome to regaining your sanity that was stolen and very importantly welcome to freedom!  I look forward to hearing your current exploits. My advice, make that leave of absence from the UCG, a long, long, permanent leave and do not step back! God bless!

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3 thoughts on “Right on Richard!!!

  1. Each year that goes by, the UCG becomes more disturbing, as evidenced by some of the sermons from this year’s Feast of Tabernacles, particularly the Feast video.

    No, The European Common Market isn’t the Beast, and it is the pagan Arab Islam radical element that is the dangerous entity ready to annihilate all life from the planet for their evil hate filled god, Allah — the greatest of the 360 Arab pagan gods, Sin, brought to us by a nut case prophet listening to demons in a cave who died completely mentally bonkers, not to mention his pedophilia background, marrying a six year old and consummating the marriage when the little girl was 9. The point is, forget the ECC and worry about those who are surrounding Jerusalem, just as the Bible says — if you want to go the prophecy route, as opposed to just being loving Christians concentrating on preparing to be the Bride of Christ [rather than acting like the Bride of Frankenstein].

    Departure is a good thing.

    As they become nuttier and nuttier with the increasingly good image of respectability, they get further and further from any semblance of truth.

    One suspects it is because they do not speak according to the Word that there is very little light left in them.

    Or maybe it’s because they forgot to obey Jesus Christ.

    In any event, they stopped listening long ago and are going on their own path where where the way is broad.

  2. I waited six years for the UCG (and for that matter, other Church of God groups) to explain how they totally missed the September 11 attacks.

    They never really did. And they’ve never really apologized — simply inserting radical Islam into the “King of the South” hole.

    My UCG Pastor dropped hints during sermons in recent months that it might be time for UCG to reexamine how it understands prophecy. If that’s happened, I haven’t noticed it.

    BTW: I walked into the Megachurch Bible study Saturday afternoon and stunned several people — by saying there are some churches where you can’t attend unless you’re invited.

  3. Hey Douglas if you’re reading this, I saw the Feast video not to long ago on their website. I can only say, it is soo sad to find a group of Europeans in the UCG have trouble and difficultly enjoying the good life they already have and crazily desperate for a “Wonderful World Tomorrow” to relieve them of this “guilt”.

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