Hello Jim. We are not demonizing others. The Scriptures we use are from God, and His commandments on the matter of christmas are clear - "When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it." -
Deuteronomy 12:29-32. Notice, "You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way"; this is a Commandment, not a Suggestion. Furthermore, if God is calling someone out of christmas (as He did me) then the truth will not push them away, for God is the One that draws them, and His Word will not return to Him empty-handed.
Someone researching a subject does not mean they lack spiritual discernment. God does not "magically" grant understanding of every Scripture simply by reading it. In fact, Acts 17 shows the Bereans praised in God's Word for doing research on a matter. So the Bible disagrees with your position.
Dorothy, the article was not exactly "praising" the president. In the beginning it was critical of China and pointed out a mistake of Dr. Fauci (so I can see how one might consider that a political bias), but to say they were nearly praising the president seems to be a little far. Regardless, very little of the article was devoted to that background info and that was clearly not the focus of the article. UCG still encourages members NOT to vote in elections, and thus do not support the current administration or it's opponents.
Hello wolfman, if you type "hell" in the search bar you will find a lot of good articles on this matter. I also will quote from the article itself on the words translated "hell" in the Bible - "First is the Old Testament Hebrew sheol, which is equivalent to the New Testament Greek term hades. Both these words are used in Scripture in reference to the grave—to burial in the earth. Next is the Greek term tartaroo, which occurs in only one verse (2 Peter 2:4). It refers here to the present condition of demons, rebellious angels, being restrained or imprisoned on the earth. Last is the word gehenna, the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew Gai Hinnom, the Valley of Hinnom than ran along the west and south sides of Jerusalem. During biblical times of terrible apostasy people were burned here in pagan sacrifice—and it became a place to burn garbage. This term was used by Jesus in reference to future judgment in the lake of fire that will ultimately burn up the wicked. There is no sense here of a fire burning and torturing forever." Above all else, I encourage you to follow the example of the Bereans, praying for God's guidance and searching the Scriptures to verify UCG's teachings.