CG7 Gets Complaints About Sabbath Position

Rebuilt Gymnasium in Sardis


In the Nov-December 2010 issue of its Bible Advocate magazine, CG7-Denver is now reporting it got many complaints on its Sabbath article I covered a while back (see CG7 Allows Working on the Sabbath!).  Here are some comments about that from its former president, Calvin Burrell:

Mail regarding the issue of Sabbath work to meet basic needs (September-October, p. 7) is running about six-to-one against the answer proposed. For those who took it as an attack on Sabbath sanctity (I did not), your reproofs have been read with humility; several are published (pp. 22-24). I regret that the first line of the question and the first words of my note sent mixed signals about the Church’s position, which remains unchanged.

I thought this would cause CG7 problems.  And just like UCG, CG7 has decided to try to readdress the matter.

The fact that the letters about the article were only 6:1 against shows that there is a spirit of excessive compromise still in CG7.  I read over the published letters in that issue and while some see the problems in CG7, others do not.  I perhaps should also add that even though Elder Burrell says CG7’s position remains unchanged, he never did say what that position is.  That is disappointing.

Those in CG7-Denver really need to examine what church they really should be part of.

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 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?
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible? This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by the Tkach WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.
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.
Attending the Church of Choice This article discusses whose choice is important to worship God; should you attend the church of your choice or the church of God’s choice?
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?
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.

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