Steve Myers answers a viewer’s question: How and why does Beyond Today offer literature for free? Is there a way to get all the publications at the same time?
[Steve Myers] A question came in from one of our Beyond Today viewers.
Eric writes, “I enjoy watching your TV show and I’m interested in the free literature offered. I’ve requested a few resources. I wonder, how can you offer them free?”
Well, thanks for the question, Eric. I’m here in the mail room of the United Church of God, just below the Beyond Today studios. And people wonder, how can we do this for free? Why do we do it for free? Well, we take the commission that Jesus Christ gave His disciples very seriously. He said, “Go, therefore, into the world and preach the gospel” (Matthew 28:19 Matthew 28:19Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
American King James Version×and Mark 16:15 Mark 16:15And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
American King James Version×) That’s what He said in Matthew 28. And so we take that seriously.
We want to preach the word of Jesus Christ. We want to preach the gospel of the Kingdom. And so we also take that commission seriously in the way that He said to do it. He said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 Matthew 10:8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
American King James Version×). And so through the tithes and donations of members and people like you who donate to the Church, we’re able to offer literature free to those who request it because people have questions.
They have many questions, and so we strive to help them in their understanding of God’s way. Whether it’s proving whether the Bible is true or not. Or, even the most basic questions, we have booklets to help you understand your Bible, understand what life is all about. Things that really come into effect in the times that we live. We want to help you understand the truth of what your destiny is all about, what God’s plan is all about. And we don’t just do that for Americans. We do this for people all over the world.
This is a commission that God said to take to the world. So, whether it’s in Portuguese, or whether it’s in German, or in so many various languages. We take that commission seriously. We want to preach that gospel to the entire world in order to fulfill that commission that God gave to us. And so we offer these publications free.
In fact, you also asked about how you could get them all at once. You asked, “I was curious if there’s an easier way to get all of the available publications at the same time”. And the answer is yes. In fact, as you’re looking at this video on the beyondtoday.tv webpage or maybe at ucg.org, if you go up into the right hand corner of the page, there’s a publications link and that will take you to all the booklets that we have to offer that will help you to find the information that you need. And you can download it, you can put it on your phone, you can put it on your iPad, you can put it on your computer, read it at your leisure.
Or, you can also search if you have got a specific question. Search that question and we’ve got many articles in many languages that will help you come to the answers that you need, biblical answers, spiritual answers that will really make a difference in your life.
So we appreciate you asking the question. We hope you’ll take advantage of the wonderful offers that we have got there right on the webpage for you. That’s BT Daily for today. We’ll see you later.