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  1. The Millennium: Christ's Rule on Earth - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-television-program/the-millennium-christs-rule-on-earth

    There is an idea, first put into writing a few thousand years ago, but an idea that is not really born of human imagination. This idea promises a world of peace and prosperity for all. It is the biblical teaching of the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on earth. It's called the Millennium, which is a Latin word, which merely means 1,000.

  2. Space Junk: The Company You Keep | United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-daily/space-junk-the-company-you-keep

    So, watch out for the company you keep, watch out, be careful don't go... just go with the flow., you don't hang out and just get into all kinds of trouble. How many times in scripture are we told, "Don't hang around angry people." "Don't be deceived, bad company ruins good morals." Those are admonitions we're given over and over and over again ...

  3. Near Death Experiences and the Bible - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-television-program/near-death-experiences-and-the-bible

    Over the past years, a number of books describing these experiences have actually become best sellers. One best seller, Heaven is for Real, records the story of a four-year-old who, while on the operating table, experienced a trip to heaven. Saw Jesus riding a rainbow-colored horse, and met his miscarried sister who no one had actually told him ...

  4. Do We Have Valid Testimony to the Life of Christ?

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-magazine/do-we-have-valid-testimony-to-the-life-of-christ

    The next closest work is the Iliad by Homer, ... The Iliad has the next shortest gap at about 500 years, most other works are 1,000 years or more from the original. The New Testament gap is about 25 years and may be less” (p. 227). Thus, the earliest known New Testament manuscripts are copies made of the original apostolic manuscripts very ...

  5. What's wrong with Ash Wednesday? - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-daily/whats-wrong-with-ash-wednesday

    Transcript. [Darris McNeely] If you happen to see anyone today with an ashen cross on their forehead, don't think that it's just a smudge of dirt. It's Ash Wednesday. And for people who keep this day, that's part of the custom, the ritual of putting a cross on their head in commemoration of Christ, His life, His birth, and the beginning of Lent ...

  6. Jerusalem: Vortex of the Past Vortex of the Future

    https://www.ucg.org/vertical-thought/jerusalem-vortex-of-the-past-vortex-of-the-future

    Greatest glory. Jerusalem's greatest physical glory was reached under King Solomon, son of King David, when Solomon built a temple for God as well as his own elaborate palace and greatly enlarged the city. The Bible describes the wealth of Solomon and says that he received about 25 tons of gold each year ( 1 Kings 10:14.

  7. The Mystery of Christianity | United Church of God - UCG

    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-daily/the-mystery-of-christianity

    It says in verse 10, "God has revealed them to us through His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God." So this mystery of the wisdom of God, the mystery of his plan is something that God has to reveal. God has to show us. And He does demonstrate that through His Spirit.

  8. How Can You Deal With Information Overload? - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/how-can-you-deal-with-information-overload

    About 500 years later, the prophet Daniel was informed through an angel that an unprecedented knowledge explosion would occur in the last days. He wrote, "Many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase" ( Daniel 12:4 Daniel 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to ...

  9. How Should Christians Celebrate the Passover? - United Church of God

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    [25] And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. [26] In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, ... Jesus' instructions are on the 13th because the next day was the 14th. Since biblical days begin at sunset, the meal and ceremonies that night would be after sundown and occur on the 14th. ...

  10. Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments ... - United Church of God

    https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-new-covenant-does-it-abolish-gods-law/does-the-new-covenant-abolish-the-commandments

    The Bible tells us that Christ came as the Mediator of a better covenant (Hebrews 8:6 Hebrews 8:6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.American King James Version ×).The popular belief that the New Covenant abolishes God's law reflects a misunderstanding of both covenants.