18 Responses to “John Elliot’s Open Letter to Dennis Luker (In Its Entirety)”

  1. Jeremy says:

    I couldn't get through the first paragraph.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can't even begin to describe how really, REALLY disturbing I find this letter. What is even worse is the remarks in support of this drivel that appeared on the "Dove" site.

    Mr. Luker should come out and condemn such a letter of obvious worship directed at him. Sending your "leader" a private letter of support and encouragement is a good thing to do. But to send out a such nonsense for all to see really shows the mentality of some in all of this.

    This appears to be "campaigning" of the worse type. If Arctic Circle Guy ends up on the CoE it truly is over for the UCG.

  3. John D Carmack says:

    Anonymous wrote: "If Arctic Circle Guy ends up on the CoE it truly is over for the UCG."

    The very fact that ministers and members who want the truth are shut down while obvious political patronization is encouraged already tells me that it may be beyond hope.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Words can not describe how shameful this letter is. Smacks of Jim Jones and 'where's the kool-aid?'

  5. Anonymous says:

    SafeTmanEd says…..

    Uhhh, HUH?? I need a beer!

  6. Richard says:

    Yes, I would agree President Luker is trying to focus UCG on Jesus Christ. But let's examine facts on some of the other stuff here.

    From the July United News front page:

    June 24: Dennis Luker selected as new UCG President.

    July 11: Beyond Today begins on WGN cable.

    Yet it was Mr. Luker who "caused the Church to preach the Gospel on television"?!?! Wasn't that work in progress before he was selected?

  7. Anonymous says:

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  8. John D Carmack says:

    @Richard: There you go talking about facts again! Maybe Dennis Luker did it all at the Arctic Circle?

  9. Anonymous says:

    UCG for the last couple of years has been worldly politics slandering fine ministers and members. The COE majority refused to hear the cries of the ministry and members. We left.

  10. Anonymous says:

    For those who seem to not understand this letter.

    Ever hear of sarcasm?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Read Dr. Donald Ward's letter to the membership. This points out what the real root of the whole problem is. Division is not the answer. It is also very disturbing that the group of ministers planned this new "church" for over a year. I pray that these men will have their eyes opened to their rebellious nature, and that God will bless them with repentance. Remember we are to love one another, not accuse one another. Unity is part of the Holy Spirit of God, division is not. The evil one, satan, is deceiving many.

  12. John D Carmack says:

    If they planned this for over a year, then they are pretty poor planners.

  13. John D Carmack says:

    Also, what letter are you referring to?

  14. Anonymous says:

    This man speaks truth. Thank you, Mr. Elliot for telling it like it is. God is watching, my friends, and He will be the judge of us all. So, please, consider your words before stating them(verbally, or as posts, or otherwise…). Mr. Luker is doing God's work as the Spirit leads him and those who seek to 'feed their own belly' will come to nothing in due times, when God sees fit. Thank you, Mr. Luker for staying the course and trying to follow God with all your heart!

  15. dilbertca says:

    John Elliot's letter states:
    >>Consequently, I am calling for your resignation not to occur before you turn 150 years old, or Christ returns, or the Council of Elders permits you to retire. As many, many members have expressed, “I’m sure glad that Denny Luker is our president.”

    By contrast, Aaron Dean, in his 90 min Q/A session refers to those who split from the UCG as ones something along the line of '..wanting a king..'

    Seems the reverse is what is actually true..as well as seeming to worship a man over God and Jesus Christ.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Many thanks to the previous posts, very glad im not alone in being disturbed by this man worship letter. Elliot is practically poeifying Luker.

  17. Striving says:

    I am sickened by the sycophantic nature of this letter.

    Quite frankly it is idolatry.

    Yet another example of the corrupt shepherds prophesied about in Ezekial 34 coming to pass. God's anger is coming on those who abuse the flock in such a way.

    In the meantime focus on the true Shepherd – Jesus Christ and don't become followers of men.

  18. Anonymous says:

    scary