Latest Journal Out


Even though it is now late May 2009, the latest issue (April 20, 2009) of The Journal just came out.  As it was a single month issue this time, it appears that schedule at The Journal is improving.

Its main articles included the name change of WCG (previously reported at COGwriter, see WCG Changes Name to GCI!), PCG buying the swan sculpture (previously reported at COGwriter, see PCG Acquires Big Sandy Sculpture), someone claiming an angelic visitation 28 years ago, Wesley White wanting a another web confederation for “independents”, CBCG’s new Bible translation (see also Christian Biblical Church of God and its Teachings), some 2008 Feast of Tabernacles reports, and a report from CGI in Jamaica.

Dixon Cartwright, editor of The Journal, correctly pointed out that J. Tkach indicated that the name GCI is what it wanted in 2005, while in fact it wanted GIC.  Dixon Cartwright reported that “Armstrongism” was the original reason for why WCG wanted to changed its name.  WCG wanted to have a name that distanced themselves from biblical Christianity, derisively called “Armstrongism” by critics who refuse to live by what the Bible teaches.

I am quite pleased that WCG changed its name as having the expression “Church of God” in its name is misleading for many reasons, including the fact that it simply no longer holds to most key Church of God doctrines.

The following was in the “Prayer Requests” section of The Journal:

Bernie Schnippert, slow-growing carcinoid cancer.

As far as I know, Bernie Schnippert, is still with WCG/GCI and supported the heresies that group adopted.

While The Journal is available only by paid subscription, you can view the pdf. of its front and back page is available at:

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Who Was Herbert W. Armstrong? How is He Viewed Today? Includes quotes from the 1973 edition of The Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong and explains who he was and how he should be viewed today.
Independent Members of the COG: Herbert W. Armstrong Comments, Plus Questions and Answers What did Herbert W. Armstrong teach about being independent of the organized Church? Should independents who claim to accept Herbert W. Armstrong’s teachings be part of LCG?
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 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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