Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mormons Excited About UCG's Drift Towards LDS Teachings

World News Daily (red flags should go up immediately) has an article up about Jerold Aust interviewing Joe Kovacs for UCG's their Good News magazine on humans becoming god's.

Mormon Dialogue
Christian Author: God Is Having Offspring (For entire article click on link)
The author of the No. 1 inspirational book in America, “The Divine Secret,” claims God is having literal offspring, and the phrase “children of God” that fills the New Testament means exactly what it says.

Joe Kovacs, a Bible-believing Christian, was just interviewed by the Good News magazine, and was asked by reporter Jerold Aust, “Who are the children of God? What makes them so, or is this simply in-house religious talk?”

Kovacs responded, “If you just look at the natural world around us, you realize that everything reproduces. They have children or offspring after their own kind. I mean, the children of giraffes are giraffes. The children of cats are cats. And what are the children of God? You know people have to come to that conclusion: we’re not here for no good reason. The Bible calls us ‘the OFFSPRING of God.’ (Acts 17:29) It uses the word offspring.

“God is having offspring. And countless times, you will see the phrase ‘children of God’ or ‘sons of God’ in the Bible. In fact, in the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.’ Paul says in Romans 8:14, ‘For as many are as led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.’ I show you many more verses in ‘The Divine Secret’ but over and over again, the Bible calls us ‘sons of God,’ ‘children of God.’ He (God) says ‘I will be your Father and you will be my sons and daughters,’ (2 Corinthians 6:18), so Jesus is not the only son of God. He’s the only begotten Son of God from the way He came into the Earth, but God wants all of us to be sons of God and children of God.”
Aust noted, “The thing that struck me when I read that again, this could seem a rather bold statement for your readers to consider: How can infallible, puny human beings who need nourishment, who need sleep, how can they even be considered to be equal with angels eventually, or be angels, let alone to be born into the divinity of God, to be divine?”

Where the Worldwide Church of God abandoned this teaching years ago, UCG seems to be moving closer and closer to LDS doctrine. Mormons are happy that UCG is moving towards "the truth."  Ah, there it is, that favorite catch word that disenfranchises most of humanity.  Only certain people  have the "truth" and the rest of the dumb schmucks in the world are lost.

LDS responses to the article include:

Sounds almost straight from an LDS manual.  

A lot of Evangelicals are coming around to understanding the TRUTH. 

I increasingly find evangelicals behavior towards the LDS like the French do towards Americans.  They continue to ask "How can we be more like them without being them?"  

One wise person noted:

It appears that the author, Joe Kovac has been influenced by Herbert W. Armstrong or the teachings of the Church of God, which would make since given his statements. Not an evangelical.
Then another person obliviously chimes in

It's always good to hear of other Christians making progress on Biblical interpretation whatever their faults may be. 


Byker Bob said...

Well, there's another group that believes in special clothing! Much as the Arabs have to wear their burkas, Mormons have special underwear which must be worn every day!

(And I thought WCG was bad by thinking that the 1940s were the epitome of God's style in clothing) Somehow the 3 tithepayer's department store (Goodwill) never seemed to run out of that stuff, either!


Anonymous said...

That is interesting and all, but it sure seems that they are ignorant or leaving out all the other UCG beliefs. I don't think that Mormon quoted would necessarily welcome them "becoming more like us" with all the other crap that comes with it. The opposite would be true of coursce.

Anonymous said...


Don't diss the Mormon Magic underwear! It may be Christianity's best-kept protective secret!
I remember reading of a Mormon who was involved in a plane crash, and his magic underwear kept him protected and alive while the other people all burned and died.
I can just imagine this story being shown at a Mormon Temple on the Jumbotron, and the members spontaneously jumping up, clapping and cheering while crying tears of joy!

But, switching gears...

"World News Daily..."

Isn't it actually, "World Net Daily"?
That's one of the kookiest sites on the planet. Not surprising they'd have a pro-armstrongist article.


Byker Bob said...

Hey, Norm. Now I know what to get you for Christmas this year!


Anonymous said...


I've never been measured for magic underwear, but my Levi's are a size 38 waist, and I generally take a size large in a T-shirt.

[Please note that the Jumbotron may make my rump (and divine interventions) seem larger than they actually are.]