Imagine for a moment—no more doomsday cult predictions! The future is to embraced with new and innovative opportunities. Blind and dumb faith, replaced with scientific fact and evidence. Sexism and racism is replaced by true egalitarianism between the sexes and co-operation between all racial and ethnic groups. Narcissistic selfishness and greed replaced with humanitarianism. We are definitely describing the “Star Trek” era where these things come together for once. Star Trek (the original series or the Captain Kirk era) begins circa 2200s (the 23 rd century). All of us living will not be around to see the 23rd century but the good news is that the splinters of the historic Worldwide Church of God will also not see that century either and the decline of the population of church attendance will sharply decline in the middle of this century (2050s). Grace Communion International (the WCG’s new and orthodox incarnation) will probably absorb into a larger denomination of Christendom ( I would say Presbyterian and one that would support the Karl Bathesque expression that it now holds)—but the future looks bleak for the Philadelphia, Living, Restored and any other smaller Church of God. For the rest of us, this is good news. No more children, teens and young adults in their early 20s getting indoctrinated. No more people will be stupidly spending nearly half their income to fat and rich elite who think they have a hotline to God to see how people live their lives and environment where people can think for themselves and think straight for once in their lives. These days are coming but it is not going to come overnight by no means and there is work to be done. We can thank God for the rise of the internet but one can only hope and eventually take action in getting the internet accessible in third world countries where some of these splinters will probably direct their focus because those in these countries are not aware of their con-man deeds. It has been a sad trend of late, that people are addicted to believing that the future will always be bleak and if anyone is optimistic, something is wrong with them. Attitudes like that only serve the pessimists interests substantially. It is time for a change of thought and attitude to finally challenge a negative worldview that seeks to imprison the souls of many. Do you want to be that change?