I am in need of information on the united church of god-an international association.
I found this in there basic beliefs section linked above. Not to bash but legalism along with pork chop banishment and no self defence I can do without.
We believe that those meats that are designated “unclean” by God in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 are not to be eaten.
We believe that Christians are forbidden by the commandments of God from taking human life, directly or indirectly, and that bearing arms is contrary to this fundamental belief. Therefore, we believe that Christians should not voluntarily become engaged in military service. If they are involuntarily engaged in military service, we believe they should refuse conscientiously to bear arms and, to the extent possible, to refuse to come under military authority (Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:21-22; 1 Corinthians 7:21-23; Acts 5:29).
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
United Church of God is a spin off of the World Wide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong. My wife grew up in this Church. There are many groups that have split off from the original WWCG. They are heavy on Biblical prophecy very similar to the Seventh Day Adventist church. In fact Armstrong was a SDA before he started this church in the 1930’s. The Church started out from his radio ministry which got really popular. Armstrong died in 1986.
Here’s a site that keeps up with the latest rumors in the church and it’s spin offs: