Roy Holladay sent out a letter to the UCG membership the other day bemoaning the fact that UCG needs some new faces in its leadership and that the world is in "abject ungodly lawlessness."
The UCG keeps reelecting the same tired old men over and over for the last 20 some years. Until they let their men use their brains and step outside the box UCG is just going to sink further and further into oblivion. Old and tired ways are always more comforting and safe that stepping off the edge of the cliff and reinventing yourself.
Related to this is a critical fact: we need today a new generation of leaders in development for the Church of God. This certainly is not a comment deriding our present leadership, but represents a realistic acknowledgement of a necessity for the continuation and growth of the Church. We need a fresh generation of leaders who are willing to step up, absorb, reflect, and pass on God’s way of life by their living example and by their words. As Victor reminded the ABC students –we need leaders who have lived the Word of God and who can pass it on. Paul explained the same principle to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2: “the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses commit these to faithful men who will be able teach others also.”
Allow me to share some personal thoughts. To me, this 21st century generation increasingly shows the signs of being biblically distinct. While we obviously don’t (and cannot) set dates (Acts 1:7), we certainly can see and experience increasing waves of abject ungodly lawlessness on a global scale. Given all that, is it possible that we are closer to the cusp of a new age–”the world to come”–the long-awaited Millennial age? Whether we are or not, Jesus emphatically said that we must act like it, that we must have a sense of deliberate and focused urgency (Matthew 24:42), regardless of where we are from a prophetic position. Will we be the generation that will bridge the gap between both worlds? Truly only God knows.