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The Beauty of the Sabbath

by David Kortum

If your Dearest Friend gave you a Precious Gift, and asked you to Remember and Protect that Blessed Gift, would you? What Will Your Response Be to God’s Holy Gift?

Acts 20:7

by David Kortum

Many have been taught, or accepted by tradition, that the Bible says Sunday is a day of worship. Christ strongly warned about errant tradition (Matt. 15:6, Mark 7:13). Christ’s strongest condemnations were reserved for those who distorted the Truth of God, while compelling others to accept their errors (Matt. 23:13-36).

Understanding the Pentecost Count

by David Kortum

One might ask “How could a doctrine or a day have any bearing on the spiritual status of the Church, or in any way be implicated regarding the fractured and weakened state that the Church finds itself in today?”

Sadly, for this generation, most have hardly heard of the early years in the revival of the Church of God in these last days—fewer still have heard or recall the details of what was once taught, believed, and lived in the true Church of God.

Yet the sobering and stark reality is that each doctrinal change is directly linked to our covenant relationship with Christ!

Seven Signs of the True Church

by David Kortum

According to David Barrett et al., editors of the World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions AD 30 to 2000, there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. Of these, 34,000 separate Christian groups have been identified in the… Read More

Fundamentals of Belief of Bethel Church of God

by David Kortum

1.  We believe in God, eternally existing in the heavens, who is Spirit, a personal Being of supreme intelligence, knowledge, love, justice, power, and authority, the Creator of the heavens and the Earth and all that in them is, and the source of life (Deut. 6:4, Isa. 57:15; 40:28, Ps. 63:3, Col. 1:16, Ps. 36:9)…. Read More

Understanding Divine Healing

by David Kortum

Hebrews 13:8 states: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Christ healed many in His day. Does Hebrews 13:8 still apply? This article will give the answer.

Can We Rely On the Hebrew Calendar?

by David Kortum

Is there any truth to the argument that the Hebrew Calendar is unreliable, that it is unauthorized, inaccurate, and has no place in holy day observance? See what the real facts are.

The Apostasy – When Did It Begin?

by David Kortum

Many church groups today were once a part of the Worldwide Church of God. The last count is over 200, and the number seems to be growing. Some believe the apostasy occurred as late as 1995, but the common view held by the majority of these groups is that after Herbert W. Armstrong’s death in… Read More

The Falling Away – Has It Happened?

by David Kortum

The Apostle Paul prophesied that a “falling away” would occur shortly before the return of Christ. Has it happened yet? And if so, when? In 1974 two dramatic announcements were made to the ministry and membership of the Worldwide Church of God. The Pasadena headquarters announced that the observance of the day of Pentecost would… Read More