News of Those Once Affiliated with the Global Church of God

Since the November 1998 takeover of the old GCG by the board in the U.S., those once with GCG went to many places. Most of the members and ministers ultimately went with the Living Church of God (LCG), 8-15% went with the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship (CGCF) and smaller percentages ended up with David Pack's Restored Church of God (RCG) (which was formed after the GCG board put him out), Harold Smith's Church of God Fellowship, Northwest (CGFnw), and other groups (at least one which is outside the U.S. uses the term Global Church of God). On July 1, 2001, eight ministers resigned from CGCF and formed the Church of the Eternal God (CEG), similar in name, but not related, to the Eternal Church of God (ECG--founded by a minister removed from the original GCG ministry for impropriety). About a month later CGCF (USA) dissolved and most then with it ended up in the United Church of God (UCG). One former GCG minister (Ronald Laughland) became pastor of the Wholeworld Church of God. In 2004, Raymond McNair, having been in GCG, CGCF, LCG, then went on his own and formed Church of God, 21st Century (COG21); later he became ill and died. Don Haney, once in GCG/LCG, formed the Church of God In Peace and Truth. In 2005, Ben Faulkner, who was in GCG and LCG, formed the Church of the Sovereign God (CotSG). In 2006, Charles Bryce who was in GCG and LCG left, and formed the Enduring Church of God (En COG). In 2010, several of the main leaders who went to UCG from CGCF left it and went to a group called COGWA. A couple of people, like Norman Edwards (Servants' News/Shepherd's Voice), left GCG well before the 1998 takeover (he has Port Austin Bible Campus). In 2013, Rod Reynolds left LCG and formed COG Messenger. On 12/15/11, a minister in good-standing with LCG anointed Bob Thiel with oil and prayed that God would grant him a double-portion of His Spirit (see also How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God): and things have not been the same since (Bob Thiel still, of course, supports the goals and biblical beliefs of Philadelphia era of the Church of God). Website links for most of those who were once part of GCG and that have websites can be found at the COGlinks page. In 2012, certain heresies were officially introduced and/or confirmed by LCG. After concluding that insufficient value was placed on the truth (and keeing their word) by certain leaders of LCG and that they no longer held to biblical church governance and could not as is be used to lead the final phase of the work (see also Why Bob Thiel Left the Living Church of God), on 12/28/12 Bob Thiel was led to form and then announced the beginning of the Continuing Church of God. This page reports on those groups that somehow once had ties to the old GCG.

02/27/15 p.m. There is a new booklet by COGFF'a Alton Billingsley on makeup and his take on HWA's beliefs on that. Those who would like to see a more scriptural analysis (as well as HWA quotes) may find the article Makeup and the Philadelphia Era of the COG much more helpful.

02/18/15 p.m. The Statement of Beliefs of the Continuing Church of God has just been translated into Deutsche (German).  It now available online at: Glaubenserklärung der Continuing Church of God.

The Statement of Beliefs of the Continuing Church of God has also just been translated into Italian. It now is available online at: Dichiarazione del Credo della Continuing Church of God.

In addition to English, we also have the Statement of Beliefs in other languages such as Spanish/español: Declaración de las Doctrinas de la Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios;  Tagalog: Paglalahad ng Mga Paniniwala ng Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos;  Mandarin Chinese 继续神的教会的信仰声明; Kiswahili: KATIKA LUGHA YA KISWAHILI; and Dutch: Verklaring van geloofspunten van de Continuing Church of God.

Building up and improving our online materials in multiple languages is part of how we in the Continuing Church of God are now preparing for the final phase of the work.

02/13/15 p.m. If you may have wondered how RCG's David Pack could get worse, notice that he posted the following:

I am posting a new message, “The MASS HEALING of God’s People—Just Ahead!” A spectacular, divine promise has been hidden in God’s Word, lost until it was God’s time to reveal it with 29 PLAIN PROOFS. This message explains—and conclusively PROVES!—that part of God’s “restoration of all things” (Matt. 17:11) involves completely healing ALL brethren who choose to return to His Church when He reunifies it. ...

His Plan is MUCH BIGGER and begins MUCH SOONER!

God makes plain in His Word that—as in the first-Century Church—He will soon heal “all manner of sickness and all manner of disease” (Matt. 4:23; 10:1) suffered by His people. This involves thousands who battle health conditions, but can now look forward to something no one ever dreamed that God intended! ...

Thousands in The Restored Church of God have heard this exhilirating truth, and know its connection to the series “First a MOSES, Now ELIJAH—130 Proofs!”, which electrified the Church around the world—and now many more outside it.

David Pack now seems to be teaching that a massive physical healing will happen to those who become part of his improperly named Restored Church of God (I consider that the initial R.C.G. would better be rendered as 'Ravished Church of God' because of David Pack's covetous doctrines such as 'common').

As far as his so-called 'PLAIN PROOFS,' many of the 130 'proofs' in his Moses and Elijah sermon series would best be categorized as opinions, and at worst in contradiction with the Bible. They were not electrifying, but revolting. All need to realize that even Satan can quote and misapply scriptures (e.g. Matthew 4), and the Bible warns that his ministers pretend to be 'ministers of righteousness' (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

David Pack is misleading suffering people by putting forth a false hope. The “restoration of all things” happens AFTER Jesus returns. David Pack used to claim that he followed Herbert W. Armstrong and his teachings quite well. Yet, notice what Herbert Armstrong wrote about the “restoration of all things”:

 Now notice where Jesus is NOW! He (God) "shall send Jesus Christ..." back to earth, "whom the heaven must receive UNTIL the times of restitution [restoration] of all things..." (Acts 3:20-21).

   Jesus shall come, SOON NOW, to RESTORE ALL THINGS! He did NOT restore all things when he first came. John the Baptist did not "restore all things." But the one who was to "restore all things" just before the "day of the Lord" and preparing the way for Christ's second coming, was YET to come, in the future, as Jesus said.

   Now what are the "all things" to be RESTORED? "Restitution" means restore to a former state or condition. It DOES NOT and CAN NOT mean restoring things to a condition as they were in the days of Adam and Eve. It was Adam who was given the opportunity to "restore all things" as they were before Lucifer and the angels SINNED — before Lucifer became Satan and his angels became demons. Before that, THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD ruled the earth. Lucifer sat on the throne of the earth, administering the GOVERNMENT OF GOD by the LAW OF GOD! Sin is the transgression of the spiritual Law. It is the GOVERNMENT OF GOD that needs to be restored. Adam failed. (Armstrong HW. Co-Worker Letter, August 24, 1982)

The “restoration of all things” does not happen before the Great Tribulation, which is part of what David Pack is now teaching. The “restoration of all things” is not part of David Pack's false belief that thousands of real Christians will flock to him in unison. Hopefully, more will not be misled by this horrible twisting of scriptures.

As far as certain things being MUCH SOONER, it was David Pack who expected that the 'thousands' would come with him in August 2013. Can't his followers see that?

As far as healings in the first century church, the Apostle Paul sought three times for healing of an affliction God would not heal him of (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). Paul also refers to Timothy’s recurring stomach problems in 1 Timothy 5:23, and wrote that, “Trophimus have I left in Miletum sick” (2 Timothy 4:20). The Christian woman Dorcus is recorded to have became sick and died (Acts 9:36-37).

God did NOT heal all physically in the first century, nor is it His intent to heal all who might go to and/or stay in RCG. RCG is not following the Bible on this and many other teachings.

For various doctrinal issues, check out the article Why Not the Restored Church of God?

02/12/15 a.m. The Bible News Prophecy magazine is now available for the first time ever in the German language. Here is a link: Bibel Nachrichten Prophezeiung magazin, Januar – März 2015.

02/05/15 a.m. Received the following in an email today from someone expressing his opinions related to RCG and CCOG matters:

Subject: Your Article on the RCG ---- Is right on!

As a former member of the RCG, I can agree that you are right-on-the-money when it comes to the RCG in your recent article. You also might be interested in a recent article from a hate group that points out that groups like the RCG are indeed bringing shame to the COG. ...

I still know of some in the RCG who are blindly following this cult, thinking in the process that they are following God, and who are instead headed for the great tribulation! May God help them to see the truth and come here to the CCOG. ...

RCG says that we have to be punished for not agreeing with Mr. Pack. Mr. Pack says that we have to sell our homes and give the money to the RCG and that we have no right to tell them how they can spend the money once we do. Interestingly, I’ve seen a government site that lists Mr. Pack’s home as being 100% paid for and one that he tells us that he has no real equity in, a complete and blatant lie.

What RCG has been doing has been disturbing to me since its formation. While many did hold items in common in Jerusalem during a time of persecution, RCG's twisted covetous 'common' doctrine is just one of many falsehoods it teaches. Various details are in the article Why Not the Restored Church of God? I have long opposed David Pack's excessive financial requests (see RCG’s David Pack claims, ‘You’re not allowed to hold on to your own assets.’)--and of course, still do.

02/04/15 p.m. Decided to finish listening to the first part of David Pack's First a MOSES, Now ELIJAH--130 Proofs! Anyway, I wanted to hear what he was now teaching on his covetous 'common' doctrine. Quotes and comments on that are in the news post RCG’s David Pack claims, ‘You’re not allowed to hold on to your own assets.’

Hopefully those in RCG will believe the Bible over David Pack's 'great swelling words.'

02/03/15 p.m. RCG's David Pack wrote the following:

I have given a three-part sermon series unlike anything The Restored Church of God has posted. Titled “First a MOSES, Now ELIJAH—130 Proofs!”, it explains monumental prophecies with crystal clarity. It carries far-reaching implications for former members of the Worldwide Church of God and others in its offshoots. ...

Among the most important prophecies in Scripture, Malachi 4:5-6 states that without the end-time Elijah’s arrival, God would “smite the earth with utter destruction”! Thousands with a Church background are waiting for Elijah (Matt. 17:11), believing this man to be one of the Two Witnesses (Rev. 11:3). Scripture makes clear this theory is ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. ...

These are the most important messages I have ever given. Hundreds in The Restored Church of God have commented in just the last two days like this: “electrifying,” “exhilarating,” “amazing,” “gripping,” “game-changing,” “awesome,” “captivating,” “overwhelming,” “tremendously inspiring,” “profound,” “mind-blowing” and “emphatically irrefutable.”

These messages will eventually divide the splinters and slivers down the middle.

It is not absolutely impossible that the final Elijah would be one of the two witnesses. David Pack's messages will not "divide the splinters and slivers down the middle." David Pack is wrong.

I tried to listen to much of the first of the three sermons. It was not “electrifying,” “exhilarating,” “amazing,” etc.

David Pack said these sermons would 'probably cause a firestorm,' etc. Actually, from what I listened to was just more of the same of David Pack pushing his ego.

He also stated:

Elijah...one of the two witnesses. Thousands will come in {to RCG} believing I am both... No, I'm not Elisha...

We have reached the point where many millions want to hear my voice...they shall know a prophet has been among them...Two men came as watchmen, therefore this verse must apply twice...{Ezekiel 33} verse 33...

Herbert Armstrong...We do a greater work.

David Pack claimed his arguments are "air-tight," etc. He claimed to work on this series of sermons more than any in his life (he has made statements like that before). And David Pack is correct that he is not 'Elisha.' He basically said he and Herbert Armstrong were prophets, even though Herbert Armstrong denied that about himself.

David Pack then basically indicates that he is the restorer--the Elijah.

His explanation basically is that because HWA did not understand all things including the 144,000 doctrine that David Pack claimed to restore (and other David Pack positions like the 1135 days and his covetous interpretation of 'common'). David Pack said:

Did Mr. Armstrong actually restore all things? How about the doctrine of being taken by eagles?...

He didn't understand it...The King of the South, Mr. Armstrong never understood that...or Haggai and the three shepherdstied to the spiritual remnant...or how you anoint your eyes...

He never talked about the falling away. He never did! Nobody was ready for it because he never said a word about it...

You saw me restore one thing after the other...

Herbert Armstrong was not the Elijah. He was something bigger.

David Pack is correct that HWA did not restore all things. But he is in error on many points, including his false teachings about Haggai--David Pack's understanding on that was proven false in 2013 (see Why Not the Restored Church of God?).

Herbert W. Armstrong did discuss and teach about the falling away--yet David Pack completely denies it. Details for proof about which of us are right on this are in the article The Falling Away: The Bible and WCG Teachings.

David Pack later, in that sermon, taught that Herbert W. Armstrong was a Moses figure and a Zerubbabel figure, and that he himself (David Pack) is also a 'Joshua' figure--which he taught earlier (more on Zerubbabel and Joshua can be found in the article Who Are The Two Witnesses?).

David Pack erred on many points, but his followers seem unwilling to admit it. All should believe the truth and not listen to positions that are opposed to it.

01/31/15 p.m. LCG reported that Doug Winnail and Peter Nathan went to Kenya. According to another report I received, LCG has been able to greatly increase the number of people they have there as a group once part of COGaIC (which Peter Nathan had been part of) is now with them.

01/30/15 p.m. A week ago, RCG hyped the announcement it was going to make late today. Essentially, RCG's David Pack pointed to several statistics and healings and claimed that was proof that they were THE true church. Notice one statement:

This letter has brought much proof that God is only working in one organization. But the burden of proof that we are the only true Church and sole Body of Christ rests with neither The Restored Church of God nor me.

As far as healings as proof go, let me state that other COGs, including the Continuing Church of God, could publicly list healings. RCG's claims are not unique in that way.

RCG is NOT leading the final phase of the work. I question whether or not David Pack is truly a converted Christian.

Towards the end of the post was the following directed towards people in Church of God groups other than RCG:

We expect to see thousands of you soon in The Restored Church of God. God has long planned to reunify what would become His scattered people at the end of the age.

The above shows that 1) RCG does not understand the message to the churches in Revelation 2 & 3 and 2) that RCG is still clinging to the same nonsense it claimed would happen in 2013, and when it did not happen, possibly for 2014. For some of those details, please check out the article Why Not the Restored Church of God?

The reality is that David Pack misunderstands prophecy and he and his followers remain delusional if they really believe this. I denounced this, correctly, in 2013, as well as 2014. I will now denounce this for 2015. There is no possible way that thousands of Philadelphian Christians will go to RCG.

01/29/15 a.m. Just got the following in an email related to biblical requirements that the old Radio Church of God had, which presumably carried into the old Worldwide Church of God:

BIBLE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINISTERS

(Ambassador College handout)

A. Appellations of Ministers

1. Minister. The word used most in Greek is Strong's #1249, diakonos (the same word is translated "deacon" elsewhere). It means an attendant, a waiter at table or in other menial duties. The root word means to run errands.

2. Ambassador for Christ (II Cor. 5:20).

3. Fishers for men (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17).

4. Shepherd (Matt. 9:36; Matt. 10:6).

5. Laborer (I Thess. 3:2; Phil. 2:25; I Cor. 3:9).

6. Overseer (Acts 20:28; the same word is elsewhere translated "bishop").

7. Soldier of Christ (Phil. 2:25; II Tim. 2:3).

8. Teacher (I Cor. 4:17; Acts 5:42; I Tim. 4:11; I Tim. 6:2; II Tim. 2:2, 24, 25).

9. Preacher.

a. Strong's #2097--announce good news. (Acts 16:10)

b. Strong's #2783--herald, as a public crier. (Acts 10:42)

10. Watchman (Ezek. 33; Jer. 6:17).

11. Witness (Acts 1:8; Acts 5:32).

12. Messenger (Mal. 2:7).

 

B. Qualifications for Ministers

1. Blameless (II Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6,7).

2. Husband of one wife (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6).

3. Vigilant (II Tim. 3:2).

4. Sober (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8).

5. Of good behavior (I Tim. 3:2).

6. Given to hospitality (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8).

7. Apt to teach (I Tim. 3:2; II Tim. 2:24).

8. Not given to wine (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7).

9. No striker (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7).

10. Not greedy of filthy lucre (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7).

11. Patient (I Tim. 3:3; II Tim. 2:24).

12. Not a brawler (I Tim. 3:3).

13. Not covetous (I Tim. 3: 3)

14. Rules well his own house (I Tim. 3:4).

15. Has his children in subjection with all gravity (I Tim. 3: 4; Titus 1: 6).

16. Not a novice (I Tim. 3:6).

17. Of good report among unconverted (I Tim. 3:7).

18. Not self-willed (Titus 1:7).

19. Not soon angry (Titus 1:7).

20. Lover of good men (Titus 1:8).

21. Just (Titus 1:8).

22. Holy (Titus 1:8).

23. Temperate (Titus 1: 8).

24. Hold fast the faithful word (Titus 1:9).

25. Gentle (II Tim. 2:24; Titus 3:2).

26. Must not strive (II Tim. 2:24).

27. Meek (II Tim. 2:25).

 

C. How Ministers Receive Office

1. Chosen by God, ordained, sent to bring forth fruit (John 15:16).

2. God gives pastors to feed people with knowledge and understanding (Jer. 3:15).

3. God gives various offices, some apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers (Eph. 4:11).

4. Holy Spirit reveals who is to be ordained after fasting, prayer, laying on of hands (Acts 13:2, 3).

5. Appointed, sent two by two as lambs among wolves (Luke 10: 1-3).

6. Ordain elders in every city (Titus 1:5).

 

D. Conduct and Attitude of Ministers

1. Be you clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord (Isa. 52:11).

2. Prepare your heart to seek the law, to do it, and to teach it (Ezra 7:10).

3. Don't drink wine or strong drink when working (Lev. 10:9).

4. Be wise as serpents, harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16).

5. Serve one another (Matt. 20:26-28).

6. Be willing to give your life for the sheep (John 10:11).

7. Be completely impartial (I Tim. 5:21).

8. Speak the things which become sound doctrine (Titus 2: 1)

9. Be gentle as a nurse cherishing children (I Thess. 2:7-12; II Tim. 2:24; Titus 3:2).

10. Give no offense in anything (II Cor. 6:3-10).

11. Be a good example (Titus 2:7, 8; I Tim. 4:12-16).

12. Preach willingly (I Cor. 9:16-17).

13. Gladly spend and be spent for the Work (II Cor. 12:15).

 

E. Responsibilities and Duties

1. Take heed to the ministry, fulfill it (Col. 4:17).

2. Study, meditate upon God's Word (Josh. 1:7-9; II Tim. 2:15).

3. Give self continually to prayer and ministry Acts 6:4).

4. Go, preach, teach, heal, cast out demons, baptize (Matt. 10:5-8; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 3:14, 15; Mark 6:7-13; Luke 9:1-6; Luke 10:1-9).

5. Persuade men (Gal. 1:10).

6. Feed the sheep (John 21:15-17; Acts 20:28; I pet. 5:2,3)

7. Preach the word, reprove, exhort (II Tim. 4:2).

8. Teach the difference between holy and profane (Ezek. 44: 23).

9. Speak whether they will hear or not (Ezek. 2:7; Ezek. 3:27).

10. Establish and comfort the brethren (I Thess. 3:2).

11. Perfecting of the saints (Eph. 4:11, 12; Col. 1:28).

12. Charge people to trust the living God and do good works (I Tim. 6: 14-19).

13. Set things in order, ordain elders (Titus 1:5; II Tim. 2:2).

14. Bind and release as revealed by God (Matt. 18:18; John 20:23).

15. Rule over the brethren (Heb. 13:7, 17).

 

F. Instructions to Ministers

1. Study to show yourself approved to God (II Tim. 2:15).

2. Stir up the gift of God (II Tim. 1:6-14); I Tim. 4:14).

3. Endure hardness as good soldier of Christ (II Tim. 2: 3).

4. Be servant to one another (Matt. 20:26-28).

5. Preach the word (II Tim. 4:2).

6. Go, preach, heal, etc. (Matt. 10:7, 8).

7. Go two by two (Luke 10:1).

8. Go not house to house (Luke 10:7).

9. Be wise as serpents, harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16).

10. Observe these things, keep yourself pure (I Tim. 5:21, 22).

11. Put brethren in remembrance of these things (I Tim. 4:6).

12. Treat all respectfully (I Tim. 5:1-3).

13. Watch in all things (II Tim. 4:5).

14. Take stumbling block out of way of people (Isa. 57:14).

15. Cry aloud, spare not, show my people their sins (Isa. 58:1).

16. Keep not silent, give God no rest (Isa. 62:6, 7).

17. Be a good example (Titus 2:7, 8; I Tim. 4:12-16).

18. Continue in these things, be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (II Tim. 3:14-17).

Because of issues with several of the above in LCG (e.g. B.1,3,5,14,20,21,24,27; D.7,8,11; E.5,7,8,11; F.1,10,13,15,17,18), it was necessary to heed God's ordination and instructions (C.1,2,3,4; A.10,12) and officially form the Continuing Church of God. Some details are in the article Why Bob Thiel Left the Living Church of God.

01/24/15 p.m. The website at Don Haney's describes its church as follows:

We are a small branch rooted in the original Jerusalem Messianic Church of God.

While all Church of God groups have believed in the Messiah, typically none use the term 'Messianic' in their descriptions as the 'Messianic' movement is NOT part of the Church of God. The original Church of God did NOT have many of the trappings that the Messianic movement has. Don Haney also has photos of himself dressed more like the leader of a Messianic congregation than a Church of God congregation.

Anyway for more information on the Messianics, as well as the history of the true Church of God, consult the following:

Messianic Judaism Beliefs Differ from the Continuing Church of God Both groups keep the seventh-day Sabbath, but have important differences in doctrines and practices. Here is a link to a related sermon: Messianic Jewish Beliefs.

Where is the True Christian Church Today? This free online pdf booklet answers that question and includes 18 proofs, clues, and signs to identify the true vs. false Christian church. Plus 7 proofs, clues, and signs to help identify Laodicean churches. A related sermon is also available: Where is the True Christian Church? Here is a link to the booklet in the Spanish language: ¿Dónde está la verdadera Iglesia cristiana de hoy?

Continuing History of the Church of God This pdf booklet is a historical overview of the true Church of God and some of its main opponents from c. 31 A.D. to 2014. Two related sermon links would include Continuing History of the Church of God: c. 31 to c. 300 A.D. and Continuing History of the Church of God: 4th-16th Centuries. In Spanish: Marque aquí para ver el pdf folleto: Continuación de la Historia de la Iglesia de Dios.

01/10/15 p.m. Received an email from CCOG Pastor Evans Ochieng today on doing the work and some specifics relalated to Africa. Here is a link to his letter: Pastor Evans Ochieng: CCOG growing daily in Africa.

01/08/15/ p.m. Received the following email:

January 8, 2015

Email to:  Living Church of God Ministry

Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you know that Mr. Bob League died this morning at 8:30 am. His heart was unable to function and multiple organs were failing. Bob was 82 years old and served in the ministry for decades in a number of areas. Please keep Mrs. League and their family in your prayers. Mr. League’s funeral is being planned for this coming Sunday afternoon, January 11, here in Charlotte, North Carolina. More details will follow.

Warm Regards,
Douglas Winnail

I had some contact with LCG's Bob League in the past but did not know him well.

01/03/15 p.m. Some may wonder why it has been a while since anything was posted here about David Pack's RCG. Well, basically RCG has stopped posting 'news' about David Pack's assertions that those in the COGs would have to soon come and support him. It is not that he no longer believes it, but after being proven wrong in 2013 and 2014, he may hope that by not going out on a limb and being wrong like he had been is in his best interest. Tomorrow, RCG plans to broadcast a telecast related to the Ten Commandments. And while true Christians should keep the Ten Commandments, the way many in RCG tend to view the law reminds me a lot of the Pharisees that Jesus condemned.

Anyway, RCG still exists but it has not had the type of growth that David Pack was trumpeting in the Spring and Summer of 2013, etc.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Why Not the Restored Church of God? This group, led by David Pack, claims to be the most faithful. The information in this article suggests otherwise. Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Por qué no la Iglesia de Dios Restaurada?
Are the Laodiceans the Modern Sadducees and Pharisees? Discusses similarities of the Sadducees and Pharisees to various COGs in this end-time.
What is a True Philadelphian? Many claim to be part of the Philadelphia era of the Church, but is claiming enough? This article has biblical and historical evidence about who really are the Philadelphians.
What Did Jesus Teach About the Ten Commandments? This article quotes what Jesus actually said about them (His words are in red).
Were the Ten Commandments 'Nailed to the Cross'? Some have said so. This article provides some biblical quotes to answer this important question.
What Did Paul Actually Teach About the Ten Commandments? Many say Paul taught against the ten commandments. Is this true? This article quotes Paul with his words in green.
Are the Ten Commandment Still in Effect? This article quotes the ten commandments and combines some of the previous articles into one article about the ten commandments. The commandments are shown at Mount Sinai, before Mount Sinai, in the teachings of Jesus, after the crucifixion, and in the teachings of Paul. It addresses the most common "traditions of men" regarding them as well. Here is a version in the Spanish language:.¿Están vigentes todavía los diez mandamientos?
Were the Pharisees Condemned for Keeping the Law or Reasoning Around it? Many believe that the Pharisees were condemned for keeping the law, but what does your Bible say? If they were not condemned for that, what were they condemned for?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught? For a more detailed discussion of the first four commandments, please see the video The Ten Commandments: Loving God. For a more detailed discussion of the last six commandments, please see: The Ten Commandments: Loving Your Neighbor. Here is a link to a related article in Mandarin Chinese 十条诫命显示爱,违反诫命的就是邪恶的
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command? Some have stated that John's writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.

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