Letters From Our Readers: May/June 2018

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The Rise and Fall of Empires

People and nations should not ignore history. There is a common denominator throughout history for the rise and fall of each empire: Every time empires exalted themselves or thought themselves invincible and did that which is evil, they soon were brought low.

It is a vicious cycle that people ignore. America will be brought low from within its own borders for we have ignored Him who made us great. Now is the time to return to God or pay the consequences. May God Almighty have mercy on America, for we have sinned!

From the Internet

 

Grateful for Bible study guides and helps

I am grateful to God for the truth I know because of your ministry. In fact, your resources impacted my life so enormously that I started teaching from them, not only within the school where I was teaching but also in my village. Sad to say, I was posted to the remote, jungle part of the country for three years where there is no power. I was cut off from the rest of the world, but during that time my wife and I continued studying the literature you sent us.

Now I am back in town at the same school, and I am hoping to resume the Bible study with my students. I hope to rightly divide the word of truth and be diligent to present myself approved to God, as a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed [2 Timothy 2:15 2 Timothy 2:15Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
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]. You have seriously contributed to the transformation of our lives by providing us with the rich Bible study resources.

Reader in Rwanda

When I first discovered that the word Elohim, translated as God in Genesis 1, is in fact a plural word, it set me off in a flurry of research. I am a retired electronics engineer and the details matter to me, like why a plural word should be translated to a singular. I spun my wheels for a while, and finally decided to look at the United Church of God online Bible commentary. Your explanation is the clearest, most complete and concise that I could find anywhere. I have come to expect that from UCG, but it never ceases to amaze me.

From the Internet

Interested readers can find our online Bible commentary at ucg.org/brp .

 

I really enjoy your teachings and insights on how to live a Christian life. With the help of your website I am now observing the Sabbath. I order everything I can to help me to grow in Christ and learn the things that God wants me to do and who He wants me to be. It has opened my eyes and my heart to so many things. Thank you so much for helping me in my walk with Christ.

From the Internet

 

Looking for a congregation

My husband and I are looking for a church. We are new Christians. We want a church that does not celebrate pagan holidays and that is filled with the Holy Spirit. We are learning about the Bible and would be interested in being disciples because we need a lot of help understanding. We feel very firmly that we need someone who will help us.

From the Internet

I want to learn how to celebrate the biblical Feast days. There is so much conflicting information out there! Does your church congregation near me celebrate these Holy Days? If so, is there anyone that would be willing to walk me through them or provide a good online source?

From the Internet

We’re glad you want to keep God’s feast days! Yes, we do observe God’s annual feast days at all of our congregations. You can find the closest one to you at ucg.org/congregations , where you can also contact the pastor to get more information. Thanks for reaching out, and we hope to see you soon!

 

Glad to send donation

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Subscriber in Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Subscriber in Yukon Territory, Canada

Please speed my subscription. I need it today! I used to get the magazine several years ago when I did not know God’s Holy Spirit, but you planted the seed, and now I am hungry for anything about God and the future. I promise to donate to defray publication costs. Thank you for bringing God into my life.

From the Internet

 

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