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Profile: The Restored Church of God

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Profile: The Restored Church of God

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The Restored Church of God is an international organization with congregations in over 60 countries across six continents. With its world Headquarters in Wadsworth, Ohio, the Church teaches God’s revealed way of life (Matthew 28:19-20) and preaches the good news (the gospel) of the soon-coming kingdom of God (Mark 16:15; Matthew 24:14).

To date, the Church has reached over 220 countries and territories with its programs and materials, and more than 65 million items have been downloaded from its websites. It hosts the largest biblically based websites on Earth and provides an ever-expanding array of published books, booklets and articles—all without cost or obligation—to guide those seeking to live God’s Way. The material, available in seven different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Afrikaans), brings plain understanding of the insoluble problems overwhelming mankind, and points to the lasting peace of the world to come.

Established in 1999 by Pastor General David C. Pack, The Restored Church of God traces its history back through the Worldwide Church of God, led by Herbert W. Armstrong, to the original first-century Church established in AD 31 by Jesus Christ.

Members strive to live by every word of God (Matthew 4:4), as revealed in both the Old and New testaments. As did Jesus and the first-century Church, members of The Restored Church of God keep the seventh-day Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) and the annual Holy Days, including Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Tabernacles (Mark 2:27-28; Leviticus 23; John 7:8, 14; I Corinthians 5:7-8).

Unlike other religious organizations, The Restored Church of God never solicits the general public for financial support. Instead, the Church is dedicated to a mission of outgoing concern for all people worldwide. Following Christ’s instruction, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8), it offers everything absolutely free.

In addition, the Church is independent and not affiliated with other religious organizations. It does not actively seek new members. Believing that only God Himself can spiritually attract members (John 6:44), it is non-proselytizing and non-political.

In an age of fear, confusion and hopelessness, The Restored Church of God is a voice of truth, helping people find answers to their greatest questions—and learn to make their lives happier and more productive!

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