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  1. Why Does the Church of God Use the Hebrew Calendar? Part 1

    https://www.ucg.org/sermons/why-does-the-church-of-god-use-the-hebrew-calendar-part-1

    The Hebrew Calendar is the basic set of rules by which we in God’s Church determine when to keep God’s Holy Days. Calendar critics with their varied concerns, opinions and differing conclusions have been around for centuries. It is nothing new. This message about the Hebrew calendar explain some of the very complex issues around this topic in a simple to understand manner.

  2. Why Does the Church of God Use the Hebrew Calendar? Part 2

    https://www.ucg.org/sermons/why-does-the-church-of-god-use-the-hebrew-calendar-part-2

    The Hebrew Calendar is the basic set of rules by which we in God’s Church determine when to keep God’s Holy Days. Calendar critics with their varied concerns, opinions and differing conclusions have been around for centuries. It is nothing new. This set of two sermons about the Hebrew calendar explain some of the very complex issues around this topic in a simple to understand manner.

  3. Search Results | United Church of God

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    The Hebrew Calendar is the basic set of rules by which we in God’s Church determine when to keep God’s Holy Days. Calendar critics with their varied concerns, opinions and differing conclusions have been around for centuries.

  4. Why Use the Hebrew Calendar ... - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/sermons/why-use-the-hebrew-calendar-calculated-or-observed

    Why use the Hebrew calendar and which method should be used, calculated or observed? Dan Dowd. Dan currently pastors 3 congregations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Wisconsin Dells). ... was ordained an elder in 1997 and then was hired full time in 2004 as a minister in United Church of God.

  5. Did God Give a Calendar? | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/united-news/did-god-give-a-calendar

    Those who reject the Hebrew calendar claim that the Bible gives the essential elements needed for a calendar. But if the Hebrew calendar is rejected and if the Bible does not give the specific elements needed for a calendar, then it is impossible to have a calendar based on any authority other than that of the individual who created it.

  6. God’s Calendar | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/sermons/gods-calendar

    Carl Rothenbacher explains the principles behind the Hebrew calendar, in light of recent controversies, and why the United Church of God uses this calendar.

  7. The Calendar Used by the Earliest ... - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-new-covenant-does-it-abolish-gods-law/the-calendar-used-by-the-earliest-gentile-christians

    “The references to time in Paul’s Epistle to the Corinthians exclusively reflect the adoption of a Jewish calendar. Even in a place like Corinth, Paul speaks of the first day from Sabbath ( 1 Corinthians 16:2 1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God has prospered him, that there be no ...

  8. Are God's Holy Days Relevant Today? | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/gods-holy-day-plan-the-promise-of-hope-for-all-mankind/are-gods-holy-days-relevant-today

    Jewish Christians continued to uphold the Holy Days, as did gentile believers (see “Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days”). From these references (as well as many others), we can conclude only that the practice of the early Church was to continue the observance of the annual festivals God gave, the first ...

  9. Holy Day Calendar | United Church of God

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    In biblical reckoning, days begin in the evening (Genesis 1:5 Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.And the evening and the morning were the first day. American King James Version ×), when the sun goes down (Joshua 8:29 Joshua 8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take ...

  10. Which Day Is the Sabbath? | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/sunset-to-sunset-gods-sabbath-rest/which-day-is-the-sabbath

    God commanded that the seventh day be observed as the Sabbath. A glance at almost any dictionary, encyclopedia or calendar will show you that Saturday is the seventh day of the week, while Sunday is the first day of the week. According to God’s calendar, the seventh day is—and always has been—the Sabbath day.