Cartwright’s Journal Out: Allwine, 1974, Trump Book


The latest issue (says #191, print date January 31 2017) of The Journal: News of the Churches of God was sent out electronically and received.

Dixon Cartwright reported the following:

United Church of God president Victor Kubik released a statement after police charged a UCG elder with murder in the death of the elder’s wife. President Kubik, who works out of the church’s head quarters in Milford, Ohio, expressed “pro- found shock and sadness” upon learning about the arrest of Stephen Allwine, 43, of Cottage Grove, Minn., on Jan. 17, 2017, on charges of second-degree murder of his wife, Amy Louise Zutz Allwine, two months earlier on Nov. 13, 2016. Mrs. Allwine, 44, according to news reports and Mr. Kubik, was found dead at her residence in Cottage Grove by police and paramedics after an emergency call from Mr. Allwine.

I covered some of this before. For more information check out: Arrested UCG minister in the news.

There was a split from the old WCG in 1974. Here is some of what David Antion wrote that was in The Journal:

Looking back

Looking back on all those times, I realize that I could have done more to communicate with my colleagues. I also realize that I, as well as others in the Church of God, tended to demonize others when- ever we had the slightest disagree- ment. Disagreement was looked on as disloyalty. That should not be. I do not blame anyone else for my having been mistaken in doctrine. As a minister I must be responsible for what I preach. It is the job of every minister to be- come an approved workman of God and one who does not need to be ashamed, correctly expounding the word of truth. However, an oppressive church government requires a person to sacrifice job, family, friends and reputation to seek the truth. We all made many mistakes that hurt many people. There were too many words of an incendiary nature spoken and written on all sides during those times. Using those words tended to make us provoke and reprovoke one another. Life and trials are for learning. Looking back on 1974, I pray that I have learned.

My recollection was that WCG attempted to fix some doctrinal errors, but did not address some issues the way some wanted, so they left. As far as church governance goes, I would add that it works well when practiced properly. But my experience has been that people, including ministers, often will not stand for the truth when they overly worship their jobs/prestige/futures. As far as David Antion goes, he is the founder of Church of God, Southern California.

In a paid ad in the Connections’ section of The Journal, CGFF’s Don Billinsley wrote:

God chose Donald Trump to become the president of the United States of America to ignite it.

The Third Temple — Another major reason for his presidency will be to make possible the building of the third Temple in Jerusalem (more about this in a future article in our magazine). This will lead to the count-down of Jesus Christ’s coming back to this earth (Daniel 12:11-12).

Last Summer, Don Billingsley gave various reasons why Hillary Clinton would win and essentially said that was a message from God (see CGFF’s Don Billingsley glosses over his error regarding Hillary Clinton, then switches to why God allowed Donald Trump to win). As far as the third temple goes, this is an error on his part (see Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required?). CGFF is NOT faithful and has many misunderstandings that it pays to push off on people with COG interest.

I was surprised to see the following on the back page of The Journal:

The president in prophecy

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif.—Bob Thiel, founder of the Continuing Church of God, has a new book out, Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse. The volume is available for $13 at Amazon. Topics the book covers include Mr. Trump’s back- g round and controversies in light of Hebrew prophecy; immorality; displeased Europeans; is Mr. Trump the Antichrist; 20 reasons Mr. Tr ump is “apocalyptic”; American Indian prophecies; and Nostradamus and Donald Trump. The Kindle version is less expensive at $4, and for a limited time a free Kindle version may still be available. Write 1036 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, Calif. 93433, U. S .A., or

We made the Kindle version of the book free for the maximum promotional period that Amazon allowed–and that period expired. But yes, the books are available:

Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse This 188 page book is for people truly interested in prophecies related to Donald Trump and the United States, including learning about several that have already been fulfilled and those that will be fulfilled in the future. The physical book can be purchased at Amazon for $12.99 from the following link: Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse.
Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse-Kindle Edition This electronic version of the 188 page print edition is available for only US$3.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse-Kindle Edition.

I would have posted about this issue of The Journal earlier, but was unable to access what I needed when I was in Africa and the Middle East (just been in my house about 1/2 hour as I just got back).

As far as the rest of The Journal goes, it also had the usual letters to the editor and other advertisements, various comments, and opinion articles. The advertisements mainly seem to be from possibly Laodicean groups and/or individuals (not all seem to be COG) who seem to think that the ads are somehow doing the work of God. More of the real work that the COGs should be doing are in the article The Final Phase of the Work.

The Journal itself is available by paid subscription (though Dixon Cartwright says some subscriptions are free to those who cannot afford it). It tends to have a non-Philadelphian approach to many, but not all, matters.

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