Letters From Our Readers: March/April 2020

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March/April 2020

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Thanks for literature and publications

A big, big thank you for your amazing booklets and video teachings. To be brief, our Father in heaven has been leading me for a few years now, responding to my prayers about being led to the narrow path. Your literature has helped me greatly to “put meat on the bones,” if you would excuse the phrase. I’m feeling so much more confident in my right relationship with Him, and also in sharing the gospel of truth. I’m so thankful.

From the Internet

I feel so blessed whenever Beyond Today magazine arrives, and wanted to thank you so very much for making such important material available. Every page provides wisdom, insight and knowledge. Not only that, it’s interesting and provocative. Once I have absorbed all the contents of each issue, I willingly pass it on to others who find its worth just as appealing and uplifting as I do! Thank you from my heart.

Subscriber in Hillcrest, South Africa

 

 

Questions about the Trinity

Thank you for your excellent booklet Is God a Trinity? Do you have a site that I could link to, so people could read it online?

From the Internet

Do you teach the Trinity? I personally don’t believe in it and am looking for a church where they do not teach it.

From the Internet

We do not teach the Trinity, and as the comment just above yours mentioned, we have an in-depth Bible study guide about it titled Is God a Trinity? It’s free for the asking.

 

 

Question about our political views

Does your organization support Trump? I appreciate your transparency.

From the Internet

The United Church of God does not support one political party over another in elections and politics around the world. Our principles come from Scripture, in particular the admonition from the apostle Paul to Timothy, where we read: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 1 Timothy 2:1-2 [1] I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; [2] For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
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Therefore, no matter who is the leader of any particular country, we teach that prayers are to be made to the Father in heaven for peace and for the opportunity to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God. It's that Kingdom we ultimately support. Of course, we share more common ground with those who promote living in accordance with biblical laws and principles than we do with those who reject the Bible’s instructions.

 

 

“You may very well have saved our marriage”

Beyond Today magazine has changed my way of thinking and my life for the better. I especially want to thank you for the Nov.-Dec. 2018 issue on the topic of “A Lasting Marriage.” My wife and I have been going through some difficult times, unsure if we wanted to stay married or not. Yet when I read the editorial in that issue I knew I was not ready to give up! When I shared this article with my wife and we discussed our marriage further, we decided to stay together and put in that work that you talk about. You may very well have saved our marriage from becoming one more to add to the statistics list. I am forever grateful to you and all the wonderful staff at Beyond Today.

From the Internet

 

 

Thanks from a prison chaplain

We are very grateful for your publication. It is resources like yours that allow chaplains to provide uplifting publications that help offenders stay connected to the real world and exposes them to life-changing biblical principles. Our institution has about 3,200 offenders and we are constantly looking for good quality biblical reading materials. Your publication is just that, one that I am thankful to be able to put into the hands of men that truly need encouragement. Please continue to send Beyond Today.

Chaplain in Mississippi

 

 

Want to send donation

I would love to thank you for your literature, which is an amazing gift for me. I can’t get out and attend church very often due to severe pain and the treatments I’m going through now. I am soon to start chemo again and radiation therapy. My battle is still far from over. God has been wonderful in many ways. I thank Him for all He has given me. Again thank you for your blessing. I don’t have money right now, but I will try to do my best to send a gift soon.

From the Internet

We’re so sorry to hear of your illness. It’s a pleasure to hear our publications have been meaningful for you in your fight against cancer. We have understood it to be our God-given commission to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God freely, charging nothing for it. Thank you for your letter and we pray for God’s healing hand to lift you up.