As Big Tech moves more against religion, the CCOG moves more towards radio


In its Letter to the Brethren: September 15, 2022, the Continuing Church of God had the following:

Facebook and Google Restricting Religious Advertising

Andre Nelson put together and promoted a Facebook advertisement for our animation Sola Scriptura or Tradition.

He then sent me the following email related to that:

Ad Performance Results:

Length of Ad Campaign Run:
09/09/2022 – 09/14/2022
Here are the results:
*People Reached: 2,291 people came across the Ad. These people came from multiple States in where Protestantansim is practiced the most.
*Link Clicks to YouTube Video: 161 link clicks directly to the video over YouTube.
*Comments: 5 over Ad.
*Ad shared: 3 times over Facebook.
View increase of the video over YouTube:
*On September 10th the video held 220 views, at the end of the campaign on September 14th the video viewership increased to 353 views.
The image below is of what the ad looked like:

Let me know if you have any questions,
Ps: Facebook has removed, or rather perhaps is censoring keywords to target people who may have religious interest for advertising now. Facebook’s message to me is below in the other image.

And Andre is correct that religion is becoming something that Big Tech is looking to censor.

Let me add it is not just Facebook. Google is threatening us with religious ad restriction. Although my contact with Google this week said we were still okay, I have my doubts and am concerned that this will change.

Our successful Google campaign has had 418,000,000 computer impressions around the world–yes, close to a half a billion.

Yet, here is a new Google policy that may impact enough to stop us:

Religious belief in personalized advertising

Ads that use personalized advertising features can’t target sensitive interest categories, like religious beliefs.

The attitudes of Big Tech towards religion are becoming part of a more and more disturbing trend.

Big Tech takes money promoting anti-religious views related to abortion and sexual immorality as well as anti-science views related to evolution and COVID.

The fact that Big Tech will give up revenue related to religion shows that they value pushing Satan’s agenda above profits. Sadly, we see Big Tech walking “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:20).

And, expect censorship to worsen as the prophet Amos was inspired to warn about the following to come:

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)

We are getting closer to that time and already seen some aspects of this.

We look to only be in the first stages of this prophesied censorship.

That being said, remember that Jesus said:

4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. (John 9:4)

Following His example, we long have not trusted Big Tech platforms like YouTube–and that is a reason we also use other platforms, like BitChute, Rumble, and Brighteon.

We also have taken steps this year to increase our radio presence.

These latest moves by Facebook and Google are reasons for us to consider further expanding our use of other media.

As it turns out, yesterday, just prior to receiving Andre Nelson’s report, I spoke to another shortwave radio owner about possibly expanding our radio presence.

While we still use the internet, moves by Big Tech (including censorship and shadow banning) are reasons to look towards radio.

So, we plan to look into this even more.

Despite the efforts by Big Tech to silence us, Matthew 24:14 (related to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God reaching the world as a witness before the end) will be fulfilled. And we are striving to do our part for that to happen.

In the Continuing Church of God we use many media to reach all that we can. For more details about them, check out the CCOG Multimedia page.

That said, the following was also in the CCOG Letter to the Brethren: September 15, 2022:

Radio in Kenya/Tanzania

Deacon Ondigo Ochieng (no relationship to evangelist Evans Ochieng) sent the following reported related to radio broadcasts he is doing that are reaching Kenya and Tanzania:

Dear Evangelist Thiel:
Much Christian greetings from the border region between Kenya and Tanzania.
May I take this opportunity to present to you the radio report.
May the Almighty God bless you abundantly for trusting me with funds for the radio program and praying for the harvest Work in Kenya.
Herein attached is the report for more than one month.
Be blessed as you go through it. We are grateful to the France brethren who have taken the step of faith to support the Work in Kenya.
Best regards,
Brother Ondigo Ochieng.


We are glad to write a radio harvest report. Due to political and electioneering period, we were not able to renew full month radio program with Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation. The program charges for this government station is also very high and we are looking forward to find an alternative Kiswahili and English national station apart from KBC.  However, they gave us 30 minutes airtime for two sessions on 31st July 2022 and 6th August 2022. Hope you will see from the attached receipts.

We therefore opted for Radio Milambo 103.8FM and Radio Togotane 88.3 FM. The management of radio Togotane welcome me back to their radio station.

The following are the radio report for the two different stations: We have so far aired out two discourses on Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC Mayienga 97.3 FM) and 8 discourses on Togotane 88.3 FM. We still have 8 other programs with radio Togotane. We have also aired out 8 programs with radio Milambo 103.8 FM and still have other 8 more programs to air.

Deacon Ochieng reported 120 telephone and other responses to being on Radio Togotane 88.3 FM (covers Nairobi, Kenya), 63 from KBC Mayienga 97.3 FM, and 167 from Milambo 103.8 FM.

We plan to continue to be on two of those stations for the time being.

As far as additional fruits go, I received a couple of emails yesterday from a pastor who lives in Isebania on the Kenya/Tanzania border who had heard deacon Ochieng on the radio and who is interested in becoming part of the CCOG. I sent him links to various books we have for him to get a greater understanding of what we teach before he and those with him may become part of the CCOG.

Radio is a door that has been opened for the Philadelphian Christians (cf. Revelation 3:7-13) and has been used since the beginning of the Philadelphian era of the Church of God.

To see more stations and other platforms we used check out the CCOG Multimedia page.

This Summer, the Continuing Church of God began broadcasting on European Gospel Radio.

We have agreed and paid to be on European Gospel Radio (EGR). This is four days per week on its AM station, and three days per week on its shortwave station. This is to be Monday through Thursday each week:

COMBO Shortwave+AM radio on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 20:30-20:45 (8:30-8:45 PM) Central European Time

AM radio only on Monday 21:30-21:45 (9:30-9:45 PM) Central European Time

The following is the coverage map for the AM signal for its new 1323 kHz signal location as well as the nations EGR says that station can reach:

We cover a wide area including, but not limited to: Northern and Central Italy, Southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Southern France, Germany, with DX reception so far reported also in Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia.

This broadcast is also on shortwave at the 729.0 location from them. Here is the coverage map that European Gospel Radio provided for the shortwave station:


Radio is a proclamation door that we use to reach those we otherwise would not reach. In addition to online radio and being on EGR, we are on the air in Africa on 3 stations, plus one in the Philippines. Plus, I have often been a guest on various radio programs in North America.

We also also looking at other radio options in North America and other parts of the world.

True Christians have been utilizing radio since the 1930s.

Jesus told the Philadelphian Christians:

8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. (Revelation 3:7)

The ‘open door’ to the Philadelphians has to do with gospel proclamation. Consider the following scriptures:

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord (2 Corinthians 2:12).

8 But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great and effective door has opened to me (1 Corinthians 16:8-9).

27 Now when they had come and gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles (Acts 14:27).

We in the Continuing Church of God are going through the open doors in radio as well as with the printing press, the internet, travel, and personal contact. This includes to areas, like Africa and Europe, with Gentiles.

Radio is one of the forms of mass media that we in the Continuing Church of God use to teach people about Jesus’ Gospel of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 24:14) and other teachings (Matthew 28:19-20; Revelation 3:7-13).

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The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put together the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel, of which the audio portion was sent for broadcast on the European Gospel Radio station:


CCOG on European Gospel Radio

This is the first message that the Continuing Church of God submitted to be aired over the AM radio station in Northern Italy by European Gospel Radio. Steve Dupuie asks Dr. Thiel questions such as: Why European Gospel Radio?, How often will the CCOG be on the air?, When will elder Aleksandar ‘Sasha’ Veljic be on the air? Why the name ‘Bible News Prophecy’?, Is the CCOG Protestant or Roman Catholic?, Why use radio to proclaim the gospel?, What is some of the history of the CCOG?, and What are some of the future prophetic matters expected to be covered on the radio? Dr. Thiel answers those questions and discusses Jesus’ comment in Revelation about ‘open door’ and reads passages from the New Testament about what the open door is.

Here is a link to our video: CCOG on European Gospel Radio.

With Big Tech more and more pushing towards the ‘famine of the word,’ we in the CCOG, while continuing to use the internet, are more and more using radio to reach the world.

Matthew 24:14 will be fulfilled–Big Tech will not stop it!

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work. Here is a link to another: Preparing to Instruct Many.
What About Romans 11:25 and the Full Number of the Gentiles? Some in the West discount God’s calling of Gentiles, but the Apostle Paul wrote about the need for them to come to the truth before Jesus returns. Two somewhat related videos are available: Gentiles and When Will Jesus Return? and Puerto Rico, Trials, and Triumphs.
What is the Ezekiel Warning? Should the end-time descendants of Israel and Joseph be warned? What should the watchman warn about? Regarding a watchman, you can watch the following video: Go, Set a Watchman.
What About Romans 11:25 and the Full Number of the Gentiles? Some in the West discount God’s calling of Gentiles, but the Apostle Paul wrote about the need for them to come to the truth before Jesus returns. Two somewhat related videos are available: Gentiles and When Will Jesus Return? and Puerto Rico, Trials, and Triumphs.
What is the Ezekiel Warning? Should the end-time descendants of Israel and Joseph be warned? What should the watchman warn about? Regarding a watchman, you can watch the following video: Go, Set a Watchman.
Beliefs of the Original Catholic Church. Did the original “catholic church” have doctrines held by the Continuing Church of God? Did Church of God leaders uses the term “catholic church” to ever describe the church they were part of? Here are links to related sermons: Original Catholic Church of God?Original Catholic Doctrine: Creed, Liturgy, Baptism, PassoverWhat Type of Catholic was Polycarp of Smyrna?Tradition, Holy Days, Salvation, Dress, & CelibacyEarly Heresies and HereticsDoctrines: 3 Days, Abortion, Ecumenism, MeatsTithes, Crosses, Destiny, and moreSaturday or Sunday?The GodheadApostolic Laying on of Hands SuccessionChurch in the Wilderness Apostolic Succession ListHoly Mother Church and Heresies, and Lying Wonders and Original Beliefs.
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God Differs from Protestantism The CCOG is NOT Protestant. This free online book explains how the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants. Several sermons related to the free book are also available: Protestant, Baptist, and CCOG HistoryThe First Protestant, God’s Command, Grace, & CharacterThe New Testament, Martin Luther, and the CanonEucharist, Passover, and EasterViews of Jews, Lost Tribes, Warfare, & BaptismScripture vs. Tradition, Sabbath vs. SundayChurch Services, Sunday, Heaven, and God’s PlanSeventh Day Baptists/Adventists/Messianics: Protestant or COG?Millennial Kingdom of God and God’s Plan of SalvationCrosses, Trees, Tithes, and Unclean MeatsThe Godhead and the TrinityFleeing or Rapture?; and Ecumenism, Rome, and CCOG Differences.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to four related sermons:  The Fantastic Gospel of the Kingdom of God!The World’s False GospelThe Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
CCOG Multimedia What are many of the ways the Continuing Church of God is reaching people around the world to fulfill the commissions from Jesus in Matthew 24:14 and 28:19-20? What about literature, personal visits, the internet, radio, and television?

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