CG7 Claims 200,000 and Teaches the Mark of the Beast is Past

Rebuilt Gymnasium in Sardis


At the home page of its recently changed website, CG7-Denver’s Whaid Rose reported:

…we are—the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day), and it is with joy in the Lord Jesus that I welcome you to our official website.The General Conference is a family of more than 200 local congregations scattered across the United States and Canada. Through the relationship between the General Conference and the International Ministerial Congress, we are a global church, connecting well over 200,000 brethren in Christ around the world.

But are they connecting 200,000 brethren to error?

In the past several months, CG7 has been making it clearer and clearer that it does not understand end time prophecy.  And it is teaching this in such a manner as to likely mislead most of its claimed 200,000 brethren.

Here are five fairly recent items that demonstrate this:

  1. CG7 Says Judgment of Harlot of Revelation is NOT a Future Event

  2. What CG7 Needs

  3. CG7 Does Not Understand the Book of Revelation

  4. CG7 Minimizes Prophecy, Again and Now Claims That Christian Persecution is Past

  5. CG7: Israel in Bible Prophecy

For another example of this, in the March-April edition of CG7-Denver’s Bible Advocate was also  the following:

Q What do you understand to be the mark of the beast?
A The mark of the beast was infl icted upon people by the two-horned beast described in Revelation 13:11: “He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon” (NIV). This description reveals the beast’s dual nature: its lamb-like characteristic represents its ecclesiastical nature, while its dragon-like speech confi rms that it also had secular authority.

The church of Rome and its clerics became the undisputed religious authority of the Latin world by A.D. 600. It sought to exercise dominion not only over religious affairs in the former Roman Empire but also among its political powers…the Holy Roman Empire, the two-horned beast.

We believe that this union between the Roman church and the states of Western Europe enabled the church to infl ict all manner of cruelties upon her subjects who refused to bow to her ideologies. The church became so powerful that she forced her subjects to accept her dogmas and rituals in order to carry out the normal pursuits of life (v. 17). If they refused this mark of the beast (vv. 15-17), they were ostracized from society or, in many cases, martyred.

Thus, the mark of the beast on the forehead or hand symbolized belief and participation in the idolatrous, heretical mode of worship of the state church that prevailed in Europe for more than one thousand years.  — Elder Robert Coulter

If you teach people that there is no “mark of the Beast” and most of the book of Revelation is past, they will be among those that the Apostle Paul warns will not understand end time prophecy and be overtaken as by a thief in darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6).

Some that once were part of the old WCG that ended up in/associating with CG7 thinking it was a safer place than WCG was when it was apostasizing.  And while that may have been true from a relative perspective, CG7 is no “place of safety” and those in it need to realize that Jesus warned that the Sardis Church “if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you” (Revelation 3:3).  The losing of prophetic knowledge by CG7 is a fulfillment of that prophecy.

For more information about CG7 and other subjects in this post, please prayerfully study the following:

Church of God, Seventh Day: History and Teachings Nearly all COG’s I am aware of trace their history through this group. Whaid Rose is the president of the largest CG7 group (Denver). Do you know much about them?
The Sardis Church Era was predominant circa 1600 A.D. to circa 1933 A.D. Discusses early history of the Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, and COG-7th Day.
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now basically the Living Church of God.
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. These are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG.
Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation discusses the largest church since the second/third century, which in a real sense is the eighth church mentioned in the Book of Revelation (it also endorses “eighth day” worship). What church would support the Beast?
SDA/LCG Differences: Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 The Living Church of God is NOT part of the Seventh-day Adventists. This article explains two prophetic differences, the trinity, differences in approaching doctrine, including Ellen White.
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.

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