Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24 #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24
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Notice of Proposal to Amend the Bylaws of the International General Council and the International General Assembly

In accordance with the Minutes of the International General Assembly, the following amendment related to the Bylaws of the Church of God is being recommended by the International Executive Council to the 2018 International General Council for consideration.
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We recommend:

That we amend page 61, S2. BYLAWS OF THE CHURCH OF GOD, ARTICLE VI., Governing Bodies, 3. INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, Members—by deleting the words— “eighteen councilors [ the Council of Eighteen]” and replace with—twenty-four council Continue reading Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24 #ourCOG

Church of God Resolutions on RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000) #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God Resolutions on RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000)
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RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000)
WHEREAS the Church of God from its inception has contended to be inclusive of peoples regardless of gender, cultural background or race; and

WHEREAS the 50th General Assembly in 1964 adopted a resolution on human rights affirming the worth of every individual; and

WHEREAS every race bears the image of God and has its origin in Adam who is the Father of all mankind; and

WHEREAS in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Gentile, slaves nor free men, men nor women, but we are all one in Him; and

WHEREAS the Resolution on Leadership and World Vision in the 1990 General Assembly Minutes commits the church to be “international…transcending culture, race, nationalism, and politics”; and

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Is it Okay to Drink? #ourCOG

#ourCOG Is it Okay to Drink?
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Ten years ago one wouldn’t think twice about bringing a beverage into church.  The sanctuary was respected and revered.  But now, it is hard to find a person that doesn’t bring a drink into church with them.  So, is this Biblical?  Don’t know.  Is this okay?  Probably.  Is this socially acceptable?  It is become more and more so. But before answering if it’s really okay to drink in church, let’s make a simple connection between drinking in church and fasting.

We are lead to fast, so we get closer to Christ. Right? We forgo earthly substances of food and drink so our physical desires are second to our spiritual desires and heavenly connection.  We focus more on Christ when we focus less on what we are going to eat and drink, where we are going to eat and then on how we are going to loose weight because we ate and drank.  That caramel macchiato banana and raspberry smoothie infused with Mex Continue reading Is it Okay to Drink? #ourCOG

Will a Divided America Led by Donald Trump Lead to a Divided Church? #ourCOG

#ourCOG Will a Divided America Led by Donald Trump Lead to a Divided Church?
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The 2016 election shined a glaring light on a divided America. According to a November 21, 2016 Gallup poll, a record-high 77% of Americans believe the country is split over important values, while 21% see America as united. Americans are also split on whether President-elect Donald Trump can unite the country with 45% stating they believe he will and 49% believing he will further divide it.

A significant consideration for the faith community is whether these divisions will impact the church. Evangelicals stand at a defining moment in American history to be a voice of healing and unity to a nation wounded by an extremely divisive election. What is the role of the church in these divisive times and can the church facilitate reconciliation? It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who once s Continue reading Will a Divided America Led by Donald Trump Lead to a Divided Church? #ourCOG

Worship is a Big Deal to Me – Sunday Sneak Peek | Jentezen Franklin #ourCOG

#ourCOG Worship is a Big Deal to Me – Sunday Sneak Peek | Jentezen Franklin
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50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol #ourCOG #ToT #ourCOG

#ourCOG 50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol #ourCOG #ToT
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50 reasons why I don’t drink:

1. I can’t be sober-minded if I’m not sober.

2. Alcohol has an assignment: destruction.

3. Alcohol is a depressant. Anything that depresses should be avoided at all costs.

4. I don’t want to make my brother or sister stumble in the name of exercising my “Christian liberties.” My choice to drink could lead to someone’s demise.

5. Alcohol skews my judgment.

6. Alcohol leaves me worse, not better.

7. What I do in moderation, my children will do in excess.

8. Even the unsaved know I shouldn’t drink. Bible in one hand, beer in the other—any lost person could point this out as a confusing contradiction.

9. Alcohol doesn’t bring others closer to th Continue reading 50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol #ourCOG #ToT #ourCOG

All His Children Be One #ourCOG

#ourCOG All His Children Be One
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NOVEMBER 28, 2020 Genesis 43:26  And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house and bowed down before him to the earth. Upon their return to Egypt, the brothers are told to go to Joseph’s house for a noon meal. Initially they were fearful that this was because of […]

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Women and Ministry: A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come” #ourCOG

#ourCOG Women and Ministry: A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come”
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Women and Ministry A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come”
Jon Ruthven, PhD

It seems that the problem of women and ministry in the NT reflects a tension, not only between Christian tradition and modern culture, but also between two NT passages which appear to be contradictory, i.e., Gal 3:28 and 1 Tm 2:11ff. I think it’s important to get this apparent “contradiction” hammered out if we’re to avoid endless wrangling over the “women in ministry” issue. If one is a conservative on matters of scripture, one can’t simply appeal to the current cultural norms, either in Biblical times or today, for justification of Christian praxis. Many interpreters, particularly of 1 Tm 2, suggest that Paul is address Continue reading Women and Ministry: A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come” #ourCOG