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The Magnificent Meaning of Pentecost

Many believers are of the opinion that Pentecost was fulfilled thousands of years ago when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles in flames of fire. However, this unique holy day portrays a far more meaningful event than most realize. Its profound theme is reflected in various Scriptures throughout the Bible, but its ultimate fulfillment is yet to occur during in the end time. Continue reading and discover the magnificent meaning of Pentecost.

 

The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy

Here is one of the most fascinating stories ever told. Whether skeptic, atheist, church member, or Christian, you will find within these pages an amazing truth, long hidden. It is a startling revelation, absorbing and packed with suspense. And, while brief, it is plain, simple, understandable, and a truth that stands proved.

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The Truth about Valentine’s Day

It seems that a virtual love-frenzy takes place during Saint Valentine’s Day, but why? How did this holiday come to exist? When was it instituted and by whom? Why does it occur on February 14th? Was there truly a saint by the name of Valentine? Where did the tradition of cards designating sweethearts come from? The origin and meaning of this celebration is no longer a mystery. Now you can know the shocking Truth about Valentine’s Day!

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The Truth about Tithing

Most people are aware of the concept of tithing, but many of those who believe question whether or not tithing is required today. Does the law of tithing apply to Christians? If so, who is authorized to administers these funds? Can we tithe to any organization that we choose even if it is not a Church of God? What portion of our income is considered the “increase” and therefore subject to God’s tithe? Is there a second or a third tithe? Will God bless people who submit to the law of tithing? These questions and many others are answered in the Truth about Tithing–the most honest and expansive literature regarding this subject.

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The Truth about the Resurrections

What is the purpose of our existence? What happens to people after they die? Is there something that we should hope for after death? In an attempt to answer these questions philosophers and theologians have speculated, theorized, and imagined dozens of scenarios. Nonetheless, is it possible to know for certain about the hereafter? Will there actually be a resurrection of the dead? If so, how many resurrections are mentioned in the Bible?  What is their purpose and what is the criteria for each one? This booklet explains, from the Bible, the Truth about the Resurrections.

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The Truth about Smoking

What are the origins of smoking tobacco? Was it ever used in religious practices? How does second hand smoke affect others? Does God have an opinion of this habit? Could smoking on a regular basis actually be considered a sin? The Truth about Smoking answers these questions and many more, while offering tangible and effective ways for addicts to stop.

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The Truth about New Year’s Day

Where did our modern New Year’s Day celebrations come from? Why do so many people observe this day with parties and excessive use of alcohol? Why does our new year begin during winter—in the middle of the night? Who are Father Time and the New Year’s Babe? The Truth about New Year’s Day explains the relationships between our traditions and celebrations of antiquity.

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The Truth about Lunar Sabbaths

There exists a small group of believers who challenge the long-established method of observing the Sabbath. They claim that the seventh day should not be based on the weekly cycle, but rather the monthly lunar cycle should be used to indicate when the Sabbath is observed. They further reason that the new moon should be honored as a type of Sabbath. What is the Truth about Lunar Sabbaths? Did God intend His sanctified seventh day to be calculated according to the new moon, or should it be kept in a sequence of every seven days regardless of when the new moon occurs? What evidence do the Scriptures and history provide?

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The Truth about Halloween

Where did the traditions of masquerading, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns, and the many superstitions and symbols of Halloween come from. Did this holiday begin as a Christian observance? What do Samhain, All Hallows Eve, and Halloween have in common. The Truth about Halloween explains how western societies arrived at this strange mixture of Christian terms and pagan rites.

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The Truth about Halloween

Where did the traditions of masquerading, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns, and the many superstitions and symbols of Halloween come from. Did this holiday begin as a Christian observance? What do Samhain, All Hallows Eve, and Halloween have in common. The Truth about Halloween explains how western societies arrived at this strange mixture of Christian terms and pagan rites.

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The Truth about the Cross

Widely regarded as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, the cross is one of the most dominant symbols in the religious community. It carries deep emotional attachment and great spiritual significance to billions of believers. But is the cross truly a Christian symbol? Where did it come from? Was the Messiah actually crucified on a cross? This booklet reveals the shocking Truth about the Cross.

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The Truth about Christmas

Christmas is one of the most popular religious traditions in the western world, but is it truly Christian? When did its observance begin? Was Jesus born on December 25th? Our informative booklet explores the origins of a celebration that antedates the birth of Christ. It reveals the symbolism that gave birth to Santa Claus, mistletoe, the Christmas tree, and many other traditions surrounding this holiday. The Truth about Christmas also tells how this festival became the most popular holiday in the world..

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The Ten Commandments

There is a growing movement in our civilization—one that is undermining the future of the world. Ominous forces are at work removing the truth of God from society. One of the most serious and protracted of these attacks has been directed at the Ten Commandments. Ironically the greatest assault has come from the professing Christians who claim that God’s law has been done away through the death of Christ.  Are God’s Ten Commandments truly no longer required? Are we under a curse if we keep them? Was the law only for ancient Israel? Did they exist before being given at Mt. Sinai? Were the commandments simply a schoolmaster? Are they out of date? How exactly did Christ fulfill the law and the prophets? Did He abolish these laws? How is Christ the end of the law? What is the relationship between law and grace? Does grace free us from the commandments? Did Paul teach that they have been done away?  This profound book examines both the Old and New Testaments and answers the question if The Ten Commandments are truly are required today.

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Understanding the Mark of the Beast

Who and what is this prophetic beast of Revelation? What is its mark? How will the masses obtain it, and is there a way to avoid the mark of the beast? Unbeknownst to most, the mark of the beast has already been accepted by millions today. Chances are great that you already have this mark. This will give you an Understanding of the Mark of the Beast and explain how you can avoid it.

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The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday!

Each spring millions of churchgoers gather together to celebrate an Easter Sunday morning resurrection. This tradition is so widely accepted that few ever give it much thought; much less question the validity of their day of observance. However, the Bible indicates that the traditional Friday crucifixion and Sunday morning resurrection is contrary to the historical record. Read or request a copy of this booklet to learn exactly why Christ’s Resurrection was not on Sunday.

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The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

There are hundreds of Christian denominations around the world that all claim to preach the gospel. However, what they widely preach is a message about Christ instead of proclaiming the good news that the Savior declared. In fact, few understand the true gospel. This profound booklet explains God’s amazing plan for humanity. It is no less than the very reason Christ came to this earth, and it is the same reason that He will return. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God speaks of a destiny more awesome and exciting than anything the mind of man could imagine.

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Is this the Only Time of Salvation

Is This the Only Time of Salvation?

The vast majority of humanity has not known or accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Since the time of His ministry, billions have never even heard His name spoken. What will happen to all these people? What about children who may have died only days after being born, and the babies killed by abortion? What is the fate of the teeming millions who have not understood the truth of God? Are all these helpless individuals doomed to eternal damnation? Is this the only time of salvation? Most sects of Christianity would say yes, but the Bible states that everyone will eventually have a chance to be saved. This booklet explains, from the Bible, God’s plan for humanity and the destiny of the earth.

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Easter or Passover – Which day should a Christian observe?

Is it possible that Easter has nothing to do with true Christianity? Was this holiday adopted as a substitute for a festival which God commanded to be observed throughout all generations? Should those who claim to worship Christ celebrate Easter or the Passover?  Our free booklet not only answers these questions, it explains, from the Scriptures, what God requires from all who desire to honor Christ in spirit and truth.

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A Christian Passover Ceremony

The Christian Passover is one of the most solemn and meaningful of all God’s Holy Day observances. So important is this service that individuals missing the opportunity to celebrate Passover due to illness or travel in the first month, are instructed by the Almighty to keep this exact same service in the second month. This booklet and accompanying audio message will help to explain the profound meaning of this holy and humbling ceremony and will walk you through every step of a A Christian Passover Ceremony. Click below to play or download the accompanying audio for this booklet.

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The Calendar Controversy

Some challenge the validity of the Hebrew calendar for observing God’s holy days. The contention is so strident that it has caused some to create their own calendars. All of them presumptuously assert that they are using “God’s calendar.” The Calendar Controversy has resulted in confusion, but it does not have to be this way. There is a genuine Biblical answer that can put this issue to rest.  Our booklet will help you to understand both the arguments and their solutions.

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What does it mean to be Born Again

Christ proclaimed the profound words, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” What exactly did He mean by this statement? Was Christ merely referring to a change of heart. Is the Kingdom of God only a feeling within individuals. What Does it Mean to be Born Again? This booklet will unveil a spiritual truth than most have never realized.

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The Truth About Matthew 18

How does God expect us to handle conflict and offense in our personal relationships? What steps should be taken first, and who should be involved? Tragically, Christ’s instructions for conflict resolution have been misused and ignored. The result has been a direct violation of Christ’s command. Our booklet explains the complete Truth about Matthew 18. Finally, there is an open and honest review of Christ’s instructions for reconciliation.

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The Truth About Freemasonry

The Freemasons are one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in history. Members claim that the organization is dedicated to the benevolent ideals of charity, equality, morality, and service to a divine being. However, who and what is that divine being they claim allegiance to? Is it the God of the Bible? What do the many symbols and rituals of freemasons mean? This booklet unlocks the secrecy and explains The Truth about Freemasonry.

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Three times a Year

Presenting a gift to God is an intimate exercise that was instituted by the God Himself, but how often are we to give these offerings? Some organizations choose to pass a basket every week. Others take up offerings seven times a year on each of the annual high holy days. What did God mean when He stated, “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God… and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.” Do seasons have anything to do with this decree? Is an offering required each and every holy day? Is it a sin to take up offerings on the Day of Atonement? What are the holy day offerings to be used for? This informative booklet explains exactly what God meant by Three Times a Year.

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Satan’s Fate

It is said that the only sure things about life are death and taxes. This is certainly true regarding death. It is inextricably tied to all life as we know it. We see it every day in the news, movies, and the never-ending wars around the globe. We experience it personally when we lose loved ones to death’s inevitable claim. To put it succinctly, humans are destined to die; but what about powerful spirit beings such as Satan and his demons? Can they die, or is the devil immortal—like God? What did the Apostle Peter mean when he said that the wicked angels are “reserved for judgment.”  Will they live forever in some sort of spiritual prison, or will they be destroyed in a massive lake of fire? This informative booklet explains what the Bible reveals about Satan’s Fate.

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The Truth about Mardi Gras

It would be difficult to find anyone who does not know about the holidays of Christmas and Easter. But have any of you noticed the traditional observances that occur between those two celebrations? Terms like Epiphany, Mardi Gras, Carnival, Ash Wednesday, and Lent are frequently heard during this time of year, but what does it all mean? What do these days and their unusual symbols represent? Where did they come from? How did many of these holidays come to be considered Christian celebrations? The Eternal Church of God has done an extensive amount of research and produced an informative booklet explaining the Truth about Mardi Gras, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, and Lent.

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Why the Unclean and the Clean

Why did God designate laws regarding unclean and clean meat? Does the type of meat that we eat have any effect on our health? Is there a spiritual application to the statutes? Are these food laws outdated? Did Christ’s sacrifice remove all restrictions on what believers may consume, or is it possible that the guidelines for unclean and clean meat are still valid today? If so, what is the physical and spiritual benefits to those who abide by these laws? This booklet examines what is perhaps the least asked and yet most the important question that Christians should ask–Why the Unclean and the Clean?

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The Sabbath Test

This is the third edition of a book published solely by the Eternal Church of God.  Any other version of this material that my be found on the internet is not approved by the authors and has been significantly compromised.

Every week members of the Church of God assemble on the Sabbath to honor the Creator of the universe. However, is it possible that many of God’s people have lost sight of what it means to keep His Sabbath holy? Has this day become a time for comfort and convenience? Is it considered a day to enjoy personal pleasures disguised as spiritual activities? Do we respect God’s instructions regarding His Sabbath? Or do we see the Sabbath as OUR day? This book written by its original author, publisher, and coworkers, addresses a common practice of many who choose to dine out on the Sabbath. The Sabbath Test explains exactly why frequenting restaurants on a God’s holy day violates the fourth commandment. It also answers the many excuses and rationalizations that ministers and brethren alike use in an attempt to justify their behavior. If you think that such activity is acceptable, or that it is a twiggy issue, our book will show you why choosing to dine out on the Sabbath may be a matter of life and death.

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Sabbath Confessions

Just which day is the Christian Sabbath? Does it matter what day of the week is kept by those who embrace the Bible? Which day did Christ keep? What about the Apostle Paul and the gentile churches? While the vast majority of professing Christians believe Sunday is God’s chosen day of rest and worship, your Bible declares otherwise. This booklet presents indisputable evidence for the true seventh day Sabbath. Not only does it include verification from the Biblical record, our booklet contains dozens of confessions from professing Christianity’s greatest leaders who admit that the vast majority of believers are not observing God’s true Sabbath. This is an absolute must-read for anyone desiring to know the plain truth about the seventh day God sanctified and commanded for us to keep holy.

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Keys to Understanding Revelation

The book of Revelation has been the center of more speculation than any other book in the Bible. Members of the religious community frequently debate its content and offer various theories about nearly every aspect of its message. Why is there so much confusion about this prophetic book? Is it possible to comprehend its meaning? The answer is yes! Our eye opening booklet presents Keys to Understanding the book of Revelation that will help you unlock the mystery surrounding tits many prophecies. It explains the meaning behind the symbols such as the seven letters, the two witness, and the day of God’s wrath. Our booklet presents biblical evidence revealing who the beast is and its infamous mark. It opens the door of understanding to the resurrections, the 144,000, and the New Jerusalem. As we near the end of the age, now is the time for God’s people to fully comprehend the profound meaning of Christ’s revelation.

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The Historical Jesus

There are many who deny the validity of the New Testament account regarding the life and teachings of Christ. Such denial is based on the belief that there exists no objective evidence proving that the Messiah existed; let alone preached a powerful gospel, performed great miracles, that He was crucified, and raised from the dead. Our booklet gives compelling evidence for the Historical Jesus. It proves that the secular record correlates with the Scriptures. Read this booklet and prove for yourself the existence of the Son of God.

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A Place of Safety

The time the Bible calls the great tribulation is drawing near. This horrific tragedy will bring terrible violence to the earth, but the Savior promised a way of escape for those who are faithful. Many have wondered when, how, and why will God protect certain people? Several theories have been advanced with some ministers actually claiming that God will only protect members of their organization. But now it’s time that you understood the biblical truth! Our free booklet explains, from the Scriptures, who the coming tribulation will affect, who will be protected, what the way of escape is, when this miraculous event will occur, how people will get there, and what the criteria is for those who will be taken to a Place of Safety.

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Evidence for Eras

In the book of Revelation, Christ commanded the Apostle John to record seven letters and deliver them to seven churches. Many believe that these messages picture seven chronological eras of God’s Church, each occurring at a specific time in history. Others categorically dismiss such a claim asserting that there is no Evidence for Church Eras. What is the truth, and how can we know for certain? Our thoroughly researched book contains seven exhibits displaying undeniable evidence for Church eras. By taking into account prophecies from Revelation, the history of ancient Israel, and historical accounts of both the Old and New Testament Church of God, this book may be the single most important issue for God’s people to understand as we enter the end of the age.

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Read the Book

The Bible is the most important compilation of books ever written. It contains a unity of ethical and moral thought which proves that a divine mind inspired its contents. It reveals events that occurred prior to the existence of man, documents the history of humanity, and propels readers forward by foretelling our ultimate destiny. It stands alone as the absolute authority answering questions about life, relationships, work ethics, death, and the hereafter. Our free booklet not only explains the importance of the Bible, it presents guidelines for how to study God’s written Word. Select the link on this page to read or request a free copy and understand why you simply must Read the Book!

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The 144,000

From the time the Apostle John first recorded his astounding vision in the book of Revelation, a shroud of mystery has surrounded the identity and destiny of a unique assembly described as the 144,000. Who are these individuals John saw standing before God’s throne? Exactly when do they make their appearance on the prophetic scene? What does the Bible mean when it states that they are sealed? Who is the great multitude? Could there be more than one group of individuals known as the 144,000? Are they comprised only of physical Israelites? What do the Scriptures mean when they declare that they are virgins? How do they have victory over the beast and why do they sing a new song which no one can learn but them? What future awaits these individuals, and how does their destiny differ from the rest of humanity? Considered by many to be a profound and inspiring companion to Herbert Armstrong’s Mystery of the Ages, this is a book that all of God’s people should read.

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The Good and Faithful Servant

This is a must read booklet for every believer. Each and every Christian sincerely desires to hear Christ say to them, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” However, do we really know what is required of us to hear those precious words? This booklet outlines those unique qualities Christ is looking for in His servants.

Re-Creation

For thousands of years, differing beliefs regarding the earth’s origin, and its age have been disputed. These issues have been, and still are, passionately debated. However, with all the theories advanced by both the theological and scientific experts, the evidence presented has never quite matched up with all the facts.

Lessons to Live By Volume 1

This volume contains a collection of illustrations used in various sermons given over the years. We publish them that they might be used by God’s people to further equip, edify, and inspire those who believe in and strive to live God’s way of life.

Lessons to Live By Volume 2

Volume II contains the second collection of illustrations used in various sermons given over the years. Since further illustrations existed it was thought to publish a second volume. Its purpose remains the same, it is our hope that these illustrations might be used by God’s people to further equip, edify, and inspire those who believe in, and strive to live God’s way of life.

Proof of Three Resurrections

There are some disagreements among the various groups of God’s people regarding the number of resurrections that the Bible speaks of. Some believe there is one. Others believe there are two, but is it possible there are actually 3 resurrections. Read this short booklet to find the truth about the resurrections.