UCG has started another round of public campaigns designed to bring in the uneducated masses of "so-called" Christians who are disillusioned with their own churches or beliefs. Typical of all the other Church of God's UCG is using another recycled catch phrase that the Mother Church (WCG) used decades ago. Apparently in the 21st century new ideas cannot be dreamed up.
What I found interesting about the advertising for this event is that the UCG has to DOUBLY stress that Gary Petty is a "Christian." The description of Petty starts out with, "A long-time pastor and Christian speaker...ordained into the ministry of Jesus Christ..." Ok, if I was a non COGite then this means the guy is a Christian and think nothing more about it. Then UCG has to reenforce again that Petty served "...Christian congregations..." If you are a Christian minister then who else would you be serving for? Is he the minister of The First Universal Fellowship of Atheists or what? Apparently UCG still cannot get over the fact that they are considered a cult in the Cincinnati area and around the world. A cult that still follows Herbert Armstrong to the point of deifying him and his teachings.It's soon to be 2015. Come up with an ORIGINAL thought and make it your own. Stop falling back on Hebert's legacy.
Oh, and Petty is a world famous author now of a book selling on Amazon, In Plato’s Shadow – The Hellenizing of Christianity. Reading the reviews is nothing but a slobberfest of UCG members praising the book as the most enlightening thing they have ever read.