UCG’s Dennis Luker vs. Leon Walker

Ancient Laodicea


The United Church of God (UCG) posted a letter late yesterday from its president, Dennis Luker where he goes blow-by-blow against Leon Walker’s positions regarding the split in UCG in Latin America.

For those who wish to read it, it is at http://realtimeunited.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/update-on-the-situation-in-latin-america-and-with-leon-walker.pdf

Most readers of the COGwriter page (including me) are not part of UCG, so I have tried to minimize the amount of UCG bickering that I report here.  But since I reported some of Leon Walker’s comments yesterday (see July 31 Journal Out), I felt having UCG’s response linked here would help those interested in this matter.

On other UCG-related matters, someone forwarded me a jpg file titled “fruitless tree”.  Essentially, it shows that UCG has not been particularly successful with its public proclamation efforts.  And, that seems to be correct.

The main reason that I chose not to be part of UCG is that when I learned how it intended to govern itself (which I disagreed with), I told someone at that time (1995) who went with UCG that its governance form meant that UCG would not be effective in proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom to the world as a witness.  That UCG individual disagreed with me over 15 years ago, but sadly I was correct then

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Polycarp, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Roderick C. Meredith on Church Government What form of governance did the early church have? Was it hierarchical? Which form of governance would one expect to have in the Philadelphia remnant? The people decide and/or committee forms, odd dictatorships, or the same type that the Philadelphia era itself had?
Unity: Which COG for You? Why so many groups? Why is there lack of unity in the Churches of God? Has it always been this way? What can/should be done about it?
Differences between the Living Church of God and United Church of God This article provides quotes information from the two largest groups which had their origins in WCG as well as commentary.
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. These are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG.

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