Cartwright’s Journal Out: CG7 President Speaks, UCG Directors, BSA Directors


The latest issue (#150, print date July 27, 2012) of The Journal just arrived here electronically. One of the lead articles has the following:

BIG SANDY, Texas—There are three things in life that Christians can know for sure, Whaid Rose said in a sermon here the Sabbath of June 16, 2012:

There are three things in life that Christians can know for sure, Whaid Rose said in a sermon here the Sabbath of June 16, 2012:
* God exists, and He is sovereign.
* God has a Son, and His name is Jesus.
* Objective truth exists, and it is to be found in God’s Word, the Bible.

Whaid Rose is president of CG7-Denver.  And I agree with the three statements above.

The following was reported about UCG:

Elders of the United Church of God can vote long distance by E-mail beginning with next year’s general conference of elders. The E-mail–ballot provision was one of several approved during the 18th general conference of elders meeting  in a Holiday Inn in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 5-7, 2012…

Council members whose terms were expiring were Scott Ashley, Bill Eddington, Roy Holladay and Melvin Rhodes. Mr. Holladay, of  Cleveland, Tenn., and Mr. Eddington, of Melbourne, Australia, chose not to run for reelection. Mr. Ashley and Mr. Rhodes were reelected.

The council currently consists of Carmelo Anastasi, Bergamo, Italy (one of three “international” council  members); Gary Antion, Batavia, Ohio; Scott Ashley, Arvada, Colo; Bob Berendt, Edmonton, Alta., Canada (international); Bill Bradford, Brisbane, Australia (international); John Elliott, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Darris McNeely, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mark Mickelson, Spokane, Wash.; Melvin Rhodes, Lansing, Mich.; Mario Seiglie, Garden Grove, Calif.; Donald Ward, Big Sandy, Texas; and Robin Webber, Romoland, Calif. Mr. Rhodes is chairman of the council. Dennis Luker of Cincinnati is church president.

BSA had a meeting:

Members of the Bible Sabbath Association (BSA) recently selected their directors for 2012, reports an article in the May-June issue of The Sabbath Sentinel (  The board’s new configuration is Marsha Basner, Bryant Buck, Bryan Burrell (treasurer), Calvin Burrell (president), Lenny Cacchio (secretary), David Guerrero, Dusti Howell, Tom Justus, Bill Lussenheide (third vice president), Eric Moore (second vice president),
June Narber and Ken Ryland (first vice president).

Those wishing to know more about some of the claimed arguments against the Sabbath may wish to study the article Another Look at the Didache, Ignatius, and the Sabbath.

The Journal also had articles about the canon, Feast of Tabernacles, letters, and advertisements by those who claim COG affiliation.

Some articles of related interest may include:

Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
Where Did God Come From? Any ideas? And how has God been able to exist? Who is God?
How is God Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient? Here is a biblical article by Wallace Smith which answers what many really wonder about it.
Church of God, Seventh Day: History and Teachings Most COG’s I am aware of trace part of their history through this group. Whaid Rose is the president of the largest CG7 group (Denver). Do you know much about them?
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.
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?
Is Revelation 1:10 talking about Sunday or the Day of the Lord? Most Protestant scholars say Sunday is the Lord’s Day, but is that what the Bible teaches?
The Sabbath in the Early Church and Abroad Was the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath observed by the apostolic and post-apostolic Church?
The Dramatic Story of Chinese Sabbathkeepers This reformatted Good News article from 1955 discusses Sabbath-keeping in China in the 1800s.
Is God Unreasonable? Some have suggested that if God requires Sabbath-keeping He is unreasonable. Is that true?
Another Look at the Didache, Ignatius, and the Sabbath Did Ignatius write against the Sabbath and for Sunday? What about the Didache? What does the actual Greek reveal?
The Old Testament Canon This article shows from Catholic accepted writings, that the Old Testament used by non-Roman Catholics and non-Orthodox churches is the correct version.
The New Testament Canon – From the Bible and History This article, shows from the Bible and supporting historical sources, why the early Church knew which books were part of the Bible and which ones were not.
The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians? Is this pilgrimage holy day still valid? Does it teach anything relevant for today’s Christians? What is the Last Great Day? What do these days teach?

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