Journal Out: Stan Radar, CGI, Women, & David Barrett



The latest issue (print date May 31, 2012) of The Journal just arrived here electronically.

One of the lead articles was about Stan Radar on 60 Minutes:

Mike Wallace cited Stanley Rader as notable interview

Mr. Wallace, who died at age 93 on April 7, 2012, devoted four pages of his Close Encounters book (written with Gary Paul Gates) to his April 1979 encounter with Mr. Rader…

“As a responsible member of the press, [Mike Wallace] expressed himself as deeply concerned about violations of the First Amendment,” Mr. Rader wrote. “He led me to believe he felt we had a mutual interest in judicial and other Constitutional guarantees; he promised a balanced presentation.” But Mr. Rader was soon to conclude that Mr. Wallace “lacked integrity and was far worse than most legitimate journalists working in print or even television.”

God and mammon

The Wallace-Rader skirmish climaxed on Feb. 7, 1979, during the interview. An 18-minute edited version of the 41⁄2 hours of conversation in Mr. Rader’s office on the Ambassador College campus went out over the air two months later, on April 15.

I do remember watching that interview back then and because certain inaccuracies from Mike Wallace in it, I ceased regularly watching 60 Minutes.

The current edition of The Journal mentioned that CGI broke its own records in reaching people to attend its public lectures in Jamaica.  CGI in Jamaica, like LCG does all around the world (as now does UCG), uses public Bible lectures as a means of gospel proclamation.  LCG also broke records for public proclamation in the past year, but that was not covered in this issue of The Journal.

The Journal also mentioned a conference put on by Art Mokarow that also featured unitarian Anthony Buzzard.  One of the many issues I (COGwriter) have with The Journal is that it too strongly cover unitarianism.  There is also again an advertisement from a unitarian in this issue of The Journal and an ad opposing unitarianism.

There were articles about the ecclesiastical roles for women, of differing persuasions (for a biblically-based view, please see Women and the New Testament Church).  David Barrett’s new Fragmentation of a Sect book was also mentioned.  David Barrett contacted me about this several times years ago and I attempted to correct various errors he had in some of his materials.  Hopefully, the final version does not contain those and other errors.

The Journal itself in print is also available by paid subscription (though some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it).

Some articles of related interest may also include:

Was Unitarianism the Teaching of the Bible or Early Church? Many, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, claim it was, but was it?
Binitarianism: One God, Two Beings Before the Beginning This is a shorter article than the Binitarian View article, but has a little more information on binitarianism.
Women and the New Testament Church Were women important in the New Testament Church? Which women and how were they involved?
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?
Teachings of the Church of God, International This article focuses on where CGI differs from the old WCG.
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.
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.

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