A Sabbath Keeping Church of God totally without the Armstrongism!!!


“Is this another jive, Felix?!!!” No. I kid you not. Thanks to former WCG member and now Messianic Believer Robert Taylor (my spiritual brother, not my physical brother by the same name) discovered this group on the internet. This particular group, The Church of God (Jerusalem Acres) existed waaay before The Radio/Worldwide Church of God began in 1933  (they begain in 1903) and is not a direct descendant from the Church of God (Seventh Day). They are in fact a Pentecostal Holiness denomination. While I am not too much into Pentecostal-charismatic faiths and positively, firmly, definately NOT into holiness standards or movements, groups like these do sometimes tickle my fancy but more importantly I think I have the hunch that though they may be very conservative, out of it they seem like a truly and sincerely, a clean and family friendly organization—waaay far more (make that millions of miles more!) than the historic Worldwide Church of God and they really invest in their youth (in other words, truly children friendly too!). Youth programs in the historic WCG were just a mere afterthought and a way to recruit their children in the WCG—though they hotly denied that (and did well with a lot of mind controlling doubletalk). Also the Church of God (Jerusalem Acres) believe in the essentials of historic Christian faith (Trinity, deity and humanity of  Christ, his death and ressurection, grace, etc.) and celebrates the Levitical Holy Days and refuse to see no contradiction (Joe Jr., Mike, Greg are guys taking notes??? Just what I thought, their attitude is still the same, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”). Well anyway, wikipedia has some information about the group at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_God_(Jerusalem_Acres)  and here are three of their websites from congregations from the mid-western U.S., Pennsylvania and Tennesee at http://thechurchofgodntj.com/Home_Page.html, http://www.thechurchofgodntj.org/gbg/index.html and http://www.thechurchofgodntj.org/.