The latest issue of The Journal, News of the Churches of God is out.
This issue has an article about the Amy Allwine murder by UCG minister Stephen Allwine.
United Church of God president Victor Kubik released a statement after police charged a UCG elder with murder in the death of the elder’s wife.
President Kubik, who works out of the church’s headquarters in Milford, Ohio,
expressed “profound shock and sadness” upon learning about the arrest of Stephen Allwine, 43, of Cottage Grove, Minn., on Jan. 17, 2017, on charges of second-degree
murder of his wife, Amy Louise Zutz Allwine, two months earlier on Nov. 13, 2016.
There is also an excellent article by David Antion about the 1974 "rebellion."
Another minister who was there tells about the so-called rebellion in the WCG in 1974
I present here the memories I have of the experiences I went through during those times.
I am dealing here with one phase of the complex and many-faceted interactions that took place from 1972 through 1974 in the Worldwide Church of God. This represents only the dealings of my talks with the leaders of the 1974 crisis and a little of what led up to it. Here’s some background that led up to 1974.
At last Helen Stiles told me I could go in. I thought this was strange because Mr. Armstrong usually came out to greet anyone who had an appointment. Nevertheless I went in.
When I opened the main door to his office, to my surprise there was Herbert Armstrong flanked by Garner Ted Armstrong and Stan Rader. Behind them were the head- quarters evangelists—Dibar Apartian, Norman Smith, Wayne Cole, David Jon Hill, Ronald Dart, Roderick Meredith (as I remember)—and Robert Kuhn.
(Robert was trying hard to keep a lid on the explosion that was about to happen. He was understanding and sympathetic because he knew the need for changes in doctrine. Later he was the primary force in changing many of the church’s teachings on healing and D&R. To this day Robert and I are still close friends.)
I felt alone, like I was standing before the Sanhedrin.There are also the usual advertisements by several of the extreme COG splinter groups with each one proclaiming they alone have the truth.
Don Billingsley is back with his off the wall comments and predictions...all of which have been failures. This time he is predicting that because of Donald Trump being elected President this will allow the building of the end time temple in Jerusalem.
The Third Temple—Another major reason for his presidency will be to make possible the building of the third Temple in Jerusalem (more about this in a future article in our magazine). This will lead to the count- down of Jesus Christ’s coming back to this earth (Daniel 12:11-12).
You can red the latest issue here.