One of the major differences between the Church of God and the Protestants and Roman Catholics is that we believe that the Bible clearly teaches that since God is a God of love and is all knowing, that He has a plan that will result in nearly everyone who ever lived being saved.
We believe that the annual biblical holy days reveal God’s plan of salvation, but also that there are hundreds of verses in the Bible that support this very important teaching.
Tonight at sunset begins the last of the biblical holy days, which Christians normally call the Last Great Day based upon the comments the Apostle John made when Jesus got up on that day to speak:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38, NKJV).
Several articles of related interest may include:
Universal Salvation? There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this?
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible? This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.
The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians? Is this pilgrimage holy day still valid? Does it teach anything relevant for today’s Christians?
Hope of Salvation: How the COGs differ from most Protestants How the COGs differ from mainstream Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a COG background.
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.