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Beliefs of the United Church of God

Beliefs of the United Church of God

This guide  first lists a summary of each belief from the Constitution of the United Church of God, an International Association, then explains and expands on each of those beliefs. Additional booklets on these topics are available free of charge.

Who is God?

Who is God?

How is God One? Is God a Trinity? Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Was He a mere man, or much more? What was the significance of His death and resurrection? In this booklet you'll learn more about the nature of God and Jesus Christ and our future destiny with them as revealed in the Bible.

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Does God Exist?

Does God Exist?

Is this life all there is, or is there something more? If there is something more, how should awareness of that something impact your life? Why are we here? Is there a purpose for our lives? What is our destiny, and is that destiny inextricably linked with the existence of God? We can find the answers to these questions.

Bible and Archaeology #2

Bible and Archaeology #2

Evidence from archaeology is one great proof of biblical accuracy, and it is the focus of this series of articles. We offer you a sampling of the evidence that is available—documentation showing that details of the people, places and events described in the Bible—many of them mentioned only in passing—have been verified by archaeologists and historians.
God's Festivals—Keys to Humanity's Future

God's Festivals—Keys to Humanity's Future
Lesson 12

Humanity has been deprived of the keys that unlock a comprehensive understanding of God's plan and purpose for humankind. God reveals His splendid plan in the prophecies and teachings of the Scriptures. In this lesson you will see how God has provided us with the keys to unlock His plan through His sacred festivals.

How Christian Is Easter?

How Christian Is Easter?
THE GOOD NEWS Magazine

March - April 2015

Soon up to 2 billion people will celebrate one of the world's most popular religious holidays—Easter. But curiously, the Bible nowhere promotes such an observance. Where did this day come from? How did it become so popular? And is it even Christian?

Is God a Trinity?

Is God a Trinity?

Is God a Trinity? This booklet examines the history of the doctrine of the Trinity, a belief of great importance to many Christians. Be prepared for some surprises.

Sunset to Sunset - God's Sabbath Rest

Sunset to Sunset - God's Sabbath Rest

Why did God command a day of rest to begin with? Did He have a purpose for it, and, if so, what is that purpose? Is the Sabbath relevant at all for humankind today? Does it make sense in today's world? The questions go on and on. Why should there be such confusion about one of the 10 basic guiding principles and laws God gave mankind? There are answers to these questions, and you don't have to look far to discover them. They can be found in the Bible. Join us for a journey through the Bible to discover God's Sabbath Rest. In this booklet we will answer these basic questions.

The Calling of God

The Calling of God
Lesson 7

We all understand that relationships are important. Our lives revolve around our families, friends, neighbors and associates. But where does God fit in? What is the meaning of God's relationship with man? What priority does He place on it? Does man need a relationship with God? If so, what is the basis and purpose of that relationship? In this lesson we will carefully explore these vital questions and see how the Holy Scriptures answer them.

The Church Jesus Built

The Church Jesus Built

". . . I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in . . . the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). In this booklet we examine the fruits Jesus and His apostles said would identify His Church. We look at the contrasting fruits that identify those who are influenced by a different spirit and preach a different gospel. We will learn, not from human tradition or opinion but directly from God's Word, how we can distinguish "the church of the living God" (1 Timothy 3:15) from those who follow "false prophets" in sheep's clothing.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

The Gospel of the Kingdom
Bible Study Guide

"Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel'" (Mark 1:14, 15). "The gospel of the Kingdom of God" is the message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe. This booklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful good news Jesus Christ announced to humanity!

The New Covenant -- Does It Abolish God's Law?

The New Covenant -- Does It Abolish God's Law?

"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds"  (Hebrews 10:16, New Revised Standard Version).

Does the New Covenant negate Old Testament law and do away with God's direction to obey His Ten Commandments and other laws? The belief that it does has long been a popular teaching in traditional Christianity. We'll thoroughly examine this question in this booklet.

The Throne of Britain: Its Biblical Origin and Future

The Throne of Britain: Its Biblical Origin and Future

The greatest and most enduring dynasty in world history is showing signs of passing. But will it? To understand the future of the British royal family, we must examine how the monarchy began—and why.

The Transforming Power of God's Spirit

The Transforming Power of God's Spirit
Lesson 9

Scripture tells us that we, too, need to undergo a transformation - a change, with God's help, from "the old man" to "the new man," a human being "renewed in knowledge" and "created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness" (Colossians 3:9-10; Ephesians 4:22-24). In this lesson we discuss this remarkable change, made possible by the transforming power of God's Spirit.

What Does the Bible Teach About Tithing?

What Does the Bible Teach About Tithing?

Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? How many tithes are mentioned in the Bible? What are the purposes for the tithes? This booklet will help you understand God's perspective on this vital issue.

What Happens After Death?

What Happens After Death?

Immortal Souls and Eternal Life? Heaven and Hell? Reincarnation? Resurrections? What about reported life-after-death experiences? These ideas can't all be right! Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about this important subject!

What is the Church?

What is the Church?
Lesson 10

What are the roots, the history, of the Church? What sets apart people whom God calls His own? How does God use the Church to achieve His purposes? What does the Church do for you, and what should its members do for the Church? How can you be part of what God is doing through His Church? In this lesson you will learn what the Bible teaches about God's Church and what it means for you.

What Is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God?

What Is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God?
Lesson 6

Is the work of organized religion the Kingdom of God on earth today? This is the central idea that shapes the view of the religious world. But is this the same Kingdom of God the Bible describes? In this lesson you'll discover the biblical answers to these important questions.

What is Your Destiny?

What is Your Destiny?

Why do you exist? What is your destiny? Is there a reason, a purpose, for human life? These questions have baffled the greatest thinkers and philosophers down through the ages.

Why Did God Create Mankind?

Why Did God Create Mankind?
Lesson 3

Various theories exist about how humans came into existence and about the purpose, if any, for human life. Is there a reason for us being on earth? Or, as evolution would like us to believe, did we come into existence by pure coincidence? If that were the case, we might as well eat and drink for tomorrow we die. This lesson shows from the Bible the fantastic potential we have from God-not only now, but for all eternity.

Why the Bible is the Word of God

Why the Bible is the Word of God
Lesson 1

Our secular society has come to the point where it basically ignores the Bible as the instruction book for personal character. Truth has become relative in this age. In the energetic pursuit of material possessions, humans are ignoring spiritual development. This lesson addresses the questions of God's existence, why humans were created in the first place, and an overview of the Bible itself.

You Can Have Living Faith

You Can Have Living Faith

There is a crisis of faith. Few people place confidence in God or the future. Many have no faith their marriages will survive, that political leaders will honourably serve their country or that education will prepare them adequately for the challenges ahead. Faith is all too rare today. This booklet will help you understand the keys to living faith.

You Can Understand Bible Prophecy

You Can Understand Bible Prophecy

How will the world finally find peace? What will happen before that finally comes to pass? The Bible reveals many details about end-time events and the major trends that will lead up to Jesus Christ's return. Read this featured booklet to learn the answers.

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Online Bible Commentary

Increase your Bible knowledge with our online Bible Commentary. Designed to help you organise your personal study of the Old Testament, each chapter is considered in its historical and textual context to bring out the purpose and meaning of the inspired Word of God. Bible CommentaryUnderstand the Bible like never before, and enrich your Daily Bible Reading program!

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'Beyond Today' magazine

Beyond Today (formerly The Good News) is a bi-monthly Christian magazine, made available absolutely free upon request, or online. Subscribe now.

The magazine is the print companion to the Beyond Today television program.

Subscribe today, and be informed about what the Bible says about life in the 21st Century.

'Beyond Today' TV

Beyond Today is the official television program of the United Church of God, An International Association. The program airs each Sunday morning at 7:30am on 9GEM TV throughout Australia.

Beyond Today episodes are also available for viewing online here.

Our Teachings

The United Church of God encourages loving and faithful obedience to the Creator God our Father, with the hope and promise of Salvation made possible through Jesus Christ. We learn about God and His desire for mankind though the revelation of His Law and the rest of inspired Scripture, as taught and interpretted by Jesus. We teach love toward our fellowman without regard to race or creed.

See our statement of beliefs and other literature for more details or to order free study guides.

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