Letters from Our Readers - January/February 2012

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"Europe's Troubles: Setting the Stage for Prophecy's Fulfillment"

Your excellent Good News lead article on Europe [in the November-December 2011 issue] is the best yet. I see from the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) website article that Germany has contributed enormous funds to the EFSF—more than 27% of the total from the eurozone countries. I am amazed that some people don't want to be part of The Good News' warning message!

D. J., Heathfield, England

"Planet Earth Will Survive and Flourish"

This letter is to you and all who make it possible that I and many others may receive this wonderful magazine, The Good News, in a world that desperately needs hope. Your September-October issue meant so much to me. The article about planet earth gave me confirmation about the interloper who wants to seek and destroy. Satan is attacking all mankind and especially Christians.

It was not by chance that I was fortunate to have access to this article. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless The Good News and everyone that is striving to send the word out that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer who defeated the ruler of this world some 2,000 years ago. Please advise on how and when I may send contributions.

K.G., Benton, Kentucky

To understand more fully what this letter summarizes for us, request or download our free booklet Is There Really a Devil? Information about contributing has been forwarded to her. Any readers who wish to donate may mail their contributions to the United Church of God. Our publications are made available free of charge, but we deeply appreciate donations to further our God-given mission of getting the gospel out to this tragic and suffering world (see Matthew 24:14; 28:16-18).

The Good News

I'm writing this to convey my happiness since the day I discovered The Good News. Here in Brazil we have a lot of questions about the future of the world and the church. Your magazine contains blessed material that helps us to understand the important points. I don't want to miss any of your publications with explanations of the significant biblical principles. They have become a source of blessed change to me and to my family.

J.L., Brazil

I was given one of your Good News magazines. I really enjoyed reading about the end time. You explained everything so well and how it all ties up with the Bible. Would it be possible to send me a current issue of your magazine? You would make an old man happy because I don't get out much. But I'd like to know what is going on in this sad world of ours.

H.W., Belfast, Northern Ireland

Our office in the British Isles has responded to your request and will be sending you a free subscription.

Enclosed is a small donation with thanks for The Good News magazine and other resources you have sent me in the past. Your magazine gives us hope in a dark world where evil abounds everywhere. A recent article I read says the suicide rate here has doubled since the economic crisis began.

M.O., Spain

Enclosed please find a check for your hard work. I feel I should help with the printing and the postage as I love reading your material. I get The Good News and Vertical Thought and I order your booklets. They are all excellent reading material. I also listen to your TV program Beyond Today on WGN America.

A.B., Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Deferred interest in truth still pays off

I thank you for the great work of God in my life. I ordered three booklets from you sometime last year. I did not read them, but only opened the package and left it. Later I decided to throw these booklets away with other things. But first I did read Jesus Christ: The Real Story, and since that night till now, about a week, a total change occurred which I thought impossible. Now I know that Jesus Christ is God, died for my sins, was resurrected and went back to heaven. Now it is my duty to carry on and obey God's laws.

R.J., Internet

When I received your first magazine I thought it was just another piece of junk mail. Then a second magazine came later. "Will the World End in 2012?" was printed on the cover. That caught my attention. I started reading and couldn't put it down. Then I read the whole magazine. I go to church every Sunday if I'm able, but I never hear sermons about these subjects. Thank you for publishing this magazine.

J.P., Statesville, North Carolina

Beyond Today TV program

The message on Beyond Today TV yesterday was terrific! A lady watching with me said it was the best one she has ever heard on prayer. May God continue to bless and inspire all of you.

P.H., Titusville, Florida

I am a faithful listener of your TV show and I so look forward to it. You have educated me on how far off I was from the truth path without realizing it. You pointed out the fact that the Lord's Sabbath day is Saturday, not Sunday. I wish to follow the true way, and that means obeying the Fourth Commandment as God wants us to. I look forward to your TV program and have asked for your Bible Study Course.

D.W., Leander, Texas

A complete explanation of the true Christian Sabbath is available in our free booklet Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest, free to any who request it.

Discussion of church affiliations

Although your magazine teaches differently from my church, it is a great publication which I enjoy.

J.H., Guernsey Island

Being disillusioned with the mainstream church and their nonsense, I have really appreciated the information you have sent me through your booklets and your Bible Study Course.

A.L, Aberdeen, Scotland

Do you follow or are you affiliated with any religious denomination, or are you nondenominational? I have learned so much from your booklets and magazines, which I believe teach the truth. Keep up your good work!

S.G., Topton, North Carolina

I have been getting your magazine The Good News for a very long time. I think it is such an important publication that I have saved every issue. I reread each edition on a regular basis. I am of Orthodox Jewish descent, and I am amazed at your church's closeness to the Jewish people. For example, you have written about the holy festival days and the weekly Sabbath—showing how we mutually accept their importance in our lives. I would very much like to see the United Church of God establish a physical presence in this area. I would help you in every possible way.

M.S., McKeesport, Pennsylvania

It‘s encouraging to see that the true teachings of Jesus Christ have attracted people from varied religious backgrounds. We will briefly cover the points that have been raised. First, the United Church of God has no corporate association with any other church organization or denomination. Our ongoing commitment is to recapture and practice biblical Christianity, following the same teachings, doctrine and practices of the original first-century Church.

To understand much more we recommend the free booklets The Church Jesus Built, This Is the United Church of God and Fundamental Beliefs of the United Church of God. The nearest pastor in Pennsylvania has already contacted the last reader.