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Welcome to our archive of articles! Here, you can study a diverse range of topics: God’s Holy days (including the weekly Sabbath), worldly holidays, family (marriage and childrearing), tithing, God’s true Church, the tools of Christian growth, and other vital topics.


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A Foolish Holiday

Is April Fools’ Day something Christians should take part in? Is it godly? Would Christ have participated in it? What are the implications of it? What does God’s Word say about the keeping of this day?
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Angels – God’s Ministering Spirits

What is the role of angels in God’s Master Plan? The world’s churches have universally misunderstood who and what angels are and what they do. But God’s Word reveals the truth about these spirit beings.
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Appointment With Terror – A Day That Changed America and the World Forever

by David C. Pack

The reality of terrorism grows around the world. The scope and severity of each new savage, barbaric act seems to exceed the previous one. These acts are perpetrated by shadowy organizations that are difficult to identify and even harder to find. Why is this happening? Who is behind it? When will…
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Are All Animals Good Food?

by David C. Pack

Is all meat good for food? Did Jesus “cleanse” all meat? Did Peter’s vision prove it? What did Paul mean when he said that nothing is unclean “of itself?” Does it matter? Here are the Bible answers!
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Are Birthday Celebrations Christian?

Birthday cakes. Lighted candles. Singing “Happy Birthday.” Receiving gifts. In almost every culture and nation on Earth, virtually nothing is as universally celebrated as birthdays. But is birthday-keeping biblical? Does God agree with this practice?
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Are Christians Freed From the Old Covenant?

What does God require of Christians today? How do the civil laws given to ancient Israel apply in the New Testament era? Misunderstanding the answers to these questions has confused many professing Christians. What is the truth of this subject?
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Are You Being Called?

by David C. Pack

Many wonder if they are being called of God. How can you know? Are feelings sufficient on such a vital matter? What is a calling? What does God’s Word say? You need to know.
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Are You Emotionally Mature?

by David C. Pack

In this age, people no longer base decisions and actions on solid moral values. They have been programmed to act according to their feelings. Emotions are something that all Christians must battle. Are you controlling your emotions?
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“Is There a Church Near Me?” – Convenience vs. the Truth—Understanding Which Is More Important

Anytown, U.S.A. On a street sits a building with stained glass windows, a towering steeple, a cross, and a wide entrance. A sign in front beckons: “Join Us for Sunday Worship Services – 11:00 AM – Everyone Welcome. Come Just As You Are!”

A woman passing by is pleased she can attend this…

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Christ’s Crucifixion Was Not on Friday

Many are deceived about Christ’s death and resurrection—did He die on “Good Friday” and rise on “Easter Sunday”? Since His only sign as the Messiah was that He would be in the grave for “three days and three nights,” how does this tradition fit?
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Did Jesus Have Long Hair? – Proper Hair Lengths and Styles in God’s Church

Almost every artist’s rendering of Christ portrays Him with long hair. But is this accurate? Can we know? The answers to these questions, and to those concerning acceptable hair lengths and styles for men and women, are found in God’s Word.
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Did the Ten Commandments Precede Moses?

Most suppose that the Ten Commandments “ended with Christ” and “started with Moses.” Is this correct? Were the Ten Commandments in force before Moses? If so, is there biblical proof that they were?
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Does the New Testament Teach All Ten Commandments?

Did Christ come to do away with or replace the Ten Commandments? Are all Ten Commandments taught and enforced in the New Testament? Did Paul teach them to the Gentiles? What about the book of James?
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Exercise God’s Spirit!

Mankind constantly searches for new sources of power. God has an unlimited source of POWER that would solve all problems. But society is unaware of it. Do you know how to access this power—and what it can do for you?
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How to Count Pentecost

On what day should Christians observe Pentecost? Why is this such a controversy among so many? The dates of God’s other holy days are not in dispute–so what makes Pentecost different? Now you can know which day is correct!
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How to Make the Sabbath a Delight

Like many of the Bible’s teachings, proper Sabbath-keeping has become a controversial issue. Is the Sabbath governed by a strict list of “do’s and don’ts”? Christ said that the Sabbath was made for man. What does this mean? Now you can know how to properly keep and enjoy the Sabbath—as…
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Is Drinking a Sin?

Many believe drinking alcohol is a sin. Is this what the Bible teaches? To be absolutely sure, on this or any other subject, we must abandon all preconceived ideas and be willing to carefully examine the Bible.
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The Keys to Dynamic Prayer

Prayer is vital to the spiritual life of Christians. It is one of the five tools of Christian growth. Yet this tool is under-utilized and greatly misapplied. Many profess to be Christian and never pray. Others say their prayers go unanswered. Here are the keys to dynamic prayer!
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Meditation – The Misunderstood Tool

What is meditation? Is it daydreaming? Is it emptying your mind? Is it reaching a “higher plane of consciousness”? Is it sitting Indian-style, pondering “life’s great questions”? Are these what God calls MEDITATION?
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Palestine and the Palestinians

Where did the Palestinians come from? Are they descendants of the biblical Canaanites? Why are they constantly at war with the Israelis? Is “Palestine” the original and proper name of the Holy Land? Here are the answers to these and other vital questions.
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Seven Proofs God’s Kingdom Is Not Here Yet

Is the kingdom of God on earth today, set up in the “hearts of men?” Is God using His Church to spread His kingdom, through brotherly love and good works, until it reaches every nation? The Bible teaching is plain. Here is the vital truth of this commonly misunderstood doctrine!
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Should Christians Submit to Government Authority?

by David C. Pack

Should you always obey civil authority? Does the Bible ever endorse breaking man’s laws? When man’s laws are in conflict with God’s laws, which have precedence? Must Christians pay taxes? Do Christians have a duty to reform the governments of men? Many are confused about these issues. Here…
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Should Christians Use “Sacred Names”?

Various sects claim it is a sin to use terms such as “Lord,” “God,” “Word,” “Jesus” or “Christ.” They insist it is sinful to pray in the name of Jesus. Are they right? What does the Bible say?
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Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed by these nations and their citizens. However, to many people, its meaning is lost. It has become simply another day for huge meals, dinner parties,…
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Should You Preach to Others?

Conversion is the most exciting time in life. Understanding God’s Word for the first time is thrilling! But should you try to persuade others to accept or understand your newfound beliefs? Should Christians push—force—conversion on others?
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Should You Wear a “Christian” Cross?

Millions wear or have a cross, yet few are aware of its ancient roots.
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Study to Show Yourself Approved

The Bible is a living Book. Some have no interest in studying it. Do you understand the value of Bible study? How can you establish a pattern and stick to it? What kind of things should you study? Read on—and learn why you should study the Bible!
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The Rules of Effective Bible Study

How can the Bible be the world’s all-time best seller, yet remain the most misunderstood book ever? Because people refuse to believe that it means what it says, it is misrepresented, twisted, and maligned. If your mind is opened to the truth, apply these simple, basic rules to understand God’s…
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The Sin of Ingratitude

Ingratitude—why is it so prevalent today? The gratitude and thankfulness exhibited in previous generations has all but disappeared! Why? And what can you do to make sure you are grateful?
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The Truth About Polygamy

by David C. Pack

The Bible does not condone polygamy. It was not permitted in the Old Testament, and was, in fact, prohibited from the beginning. God’s Old Testament servants did not follow this practice. You will be surprised at the plain facts from God’s Word!
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The Truth About Smoking

Does the Bible condemn smoking or any use of tobacco products? Since God does not specifically command, “Thou shall not smoke or chew tobacco,” many conclude that it is not a sin. Yet research has proven that it is harmful to one’s health. What does the Bible say about this?
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“Trick?” or “Treat?” – Unmasking Halloween

Americans spend $2.5 billion on Halloween each year. It is the second largest holiday, after Christmas. What is the true origin of Halloween? Is it harmless fun—or something much different? How did it become a common practice? Should you observe Halloween?
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The True Meaning of Lent

What is Lent? Why is it so widely practiced by “Christians” of this world? Is it because the Bible commands it? Did Christ or any of His apostles observe Lent? What about the first century Church? What does the Bible teach about Lent?
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The Truth Behind St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is the world’s “holiday of love.” Since the Bible states that God is love (I John 4:8, 16), does He approve of the celebration of this day? Does He want His people—true Christians—partaking of the candy and cards, or any customs associated with this day?
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We Are Not Jehovah’s Witnesses or Seventh-Day Adventists

The teachings of The Restored Church of God are different from traditional Christianity. However, when some of our readers find certain doctrinal similarities with other religious groups, they conclude that we must be related to these organizations. This article will clear up such misunderstandings.
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What Does the New Testament Teach About Law And Grace?

What is the meaning of grace? Does it nullify—“do away with”—the law? Is grace a “license” to sin? Does “not under the law” mean grace has replaced it—and removed any need for Christians to produce good works? What did Christ and His apostles teach? What does the Bible really say?
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What Is Armageddon?

by David C. Pack

Is it a place? An event? Is it the end of the world as we know it? Who will it involve? Few know what Armageddon means. What does the Bible really say? Now you can understand!
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What Is Sin?

God hates sin. He says that our sins separate us from Him. That those who sin earn its wages—death. Yet what does this mean? Just what is sin? Does the Bible give a clear definition? Now you can know.
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What Is the “Abomination of Desolation”?

by David C. Pack

Several scriptures refer to it, but do you know what it is? Is it something merely from history—or a soon-coming prophesied event? Prepare for the shocking facts!
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What Is the “Seventy Weeks” Prophecy?

The amazing prophecy of Daniel 9 reveals the exact year that the Messiah would begin His ministry, and how long it would last. It points to one major event He would fulfill, as the beginning step in God’s Plan of Salvation. It further shows that the final segment of this prophecy is yet to be…
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What You Need to Know About Fasting

Christ said that His servants would fast. What is a fast? Is it starving yourself? Is it missing one meal—or more than one? Is fasting an obsolete Old Testament ritual—or an effective tool for Christian growth? Is it commanded for Christians today? Here are the answers to these questions and…
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Who Should Become God’s Ministers?

How does God select His ministers? Who should they be? Can one volunteer to be a minister? Can a minister be elected by a pulpit committee? The Bible shows that becoming a true minister of God is a process that He guides!
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Why Christians Don’t Celebrate New Year’s

Millions keep New Year’s without knowing why—or where it originated. While some question its observance, of course most see nothing wrong with such a celebration. Have you ever considered—much less investigated—why you believe and practice what you do?
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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

by David C. Pack

The world is filled with suffering of every kind. Countless millions know little else. Yet God allows it. Why has He not stopped the terrible suffering that afflicts so many? Is there a reason God has not intervened? Does suffering have a great unseen purpose that can be understood?
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Why the Sabbath Command to Assemble?

by David C. Pack

Assembling each Sabbath is a Bible command. This instruction also carries a prophesied end-time warning. Why does God require it? Does it matter with whom you assemble? Is any “Church of God” group good enough? What should you do?
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Worldliness – What Is it?

Is it makeup? Driving around in a bright red sports car? Wearing expensive jewelry or the latest fashions hot off the Paris runways? Is it drinking alcohol, dancing or going to parties? Should a Christian avoid any—or all—of these? Should he try not to fit in with the crowd? What does the Bible…
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You Can Live the Abundant Life!

by David C. Pack

Your life can be full of enjoyment, happiness and abundant living! God intends that you experience these things. Yet people do not know what brings—what causes—the abundant life. Here are the vital keys that you can know!
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You Can Overcome and Prevent Sin

by David C. Pack

So many seem trapped, unable to overcome—to grow in areas of weakness, fault and sin. Instead of overcoming their problems, most are overcome by their problems. This should not be—and need not be! You can overcome. Here is how.
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