In the latest Chairman's letter from the UCG home office, Robin Webber talks about the gospel of peace and how UCG should be declaring that to the world.
One of the most comforting titles that define this gospel is that it’s a gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15). Peace? When did we last hear or read that word in the headlines? The literal and living Head of the Church and the Lord of our lives, Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:18), is extolled in Isaiah 9:6 as the Prince of Peace. It’s this “gospel of peace” that anchors and restores our soul when personal or global events seem to hem us in when remembering that God’s Word tells us: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-8, emphasis added throughout).
It is this “gospel of peace” that the world needs to come to know and that we as modern day disciples of Jesus Christ need to practice daily—now! Its message declares that the Son of God is going to literally intervene once and for all in world affairs and bring peace to this world. It is this gospel of the Kingdom that states: “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdom, and it shall stand forever”(Daniel 2:44). It’s the gospel of Jesus Christ that emboldens and comforts us in darkened times knowing “that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39). Those that have surrendered their lives to God the Father through Jesus Christ are granted a gift: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27)
It’s the fruit of God’s Spirit—peace (Galatians 5:22)—in which the Council of Elders will draw together next week to continually seek how to increase our effectiveness in expressing and spreading this good news both to the world and our local congregations. It’s in this fruit of God’s Spirit—peace—in which we turn our attention to evaluating and further improving the Ambassador Bible Center in “discipling” young men and women for future service to their families, congregations and local communities. It’s in this spirit of peace that we review our ministerial training programs, consider ministerial ordinations, discuss how to honorably retire long-time servants from pastoral ministry and strive to develop even more effective General of Conference of Elders meetings, and to be wise stewards in apportioning God’s holy tithes to effectively care for the membership around the world. It’s in this fruit of the spirit—peace—in which we will sit down and discuss doctrinal matters and share our understanding and at times our passions, but nonetheless emerge as brothers in peace.
So where was the "peace" when UCG forced out the COGWA people when Kubik told them he was on their side when they were wanting to split and then dumped them dry and high when they decided to walk away?
Where is the "peace" when the UCG administration covered up for molesters and stalkers even to the point they tried to defend them in court?
Where is the "peace" when ABC students are kicked out because they ask honest penetrating questions?
Where is the "peace" when some of the ministers are lords and tyrants over their members?
UCG's track record of "peace" is almost nonexistent. Its entire history is one of division and disruption as it plotted and schemed while still part of WCG to break off. Peace never has been part of the UCG strategy.