The latest issue (#151, print date September-October 2012) of The Journal just arrived here electronically a few moments ago. One of the lead articles by Dixon Cartwright has the following:
BIG SANDY, Texas—Christians need to learn to envision a future that includes their enemies. That’s the biblical and the only way to peace, advised a speaker at a Feast of Tabernacles observance sponsored by the Church of God Big Sandy.
Church members look to a returned Jesus inspiring and implementing a system to impose peace. But can there be real peace before the Millennium and the eternity of the Kingdom of God?
Yes, said Reg Killingley of Big Sandy at one of the CGBS’s four Feast sites, during the Oct. 6, 2012, service at the Big Sandy site.
Reg Killingley is right about that. Eternal peace is part of why Christians face trials and tests in this age.
There was an article about a women’s conference in Tulsa, letters to the editor, speculation about the COGs uniting, one on seven churches (see also The Churches of Revelation 2 & 3), ads, and as usual inappropriate information about unitarianism (for scriptural arguments against that, please see Was Unitarianism the Teaching of the Bible or Early Church?).
There was also a front-page article about a tax protester who lost (perhaps he should read the article Taxes).
There was also an article by Eric Snow of UCG: about the canon of the Bible. Those truly interested in that subject probably should read the articles The Old Testament Canon and The New Testament Canon – From the Bible and History.
The Journal is available by paid subscription (though Dixon Cartwright says some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it) and tends to take a non-Philadelphian era view of church matters.