Posts Categorized: 2020

Are You Willing to Be a Martyr?

December 2020   Dear Brethren:            It is a blessing to write to you, those whom God has called and who value His Way of Life. Now that we have returned from the Feast of Tabernacles, have become ensconced in our daily lives, and see the end of the year rapidly approaching, it is a good… Read more »

Why We Reject the Jewish Roots Movement

Novemeber 2020   Dear Brethren:           It is not uncommon within Church of God circles to encounter individuals who have adopted certain Jewish customs, even though they were never raised in a Jewish community. It might be seen in their outward appearance, like the wearing of a Star of David pendant, uncut beards, a prayer shawl,… Read more »

Signs of the Times

September 2020   Dear Brethren:            Greetings to you all, the household of God at this time. I would like to write about signs of the times. With the COVID-19 pandemic that has made the world stand still, many have been wondering what is going on in the world. Seeing people die like this, many have… Read more »

We Must Learn to Love Our Enemies

August 2020   Dear Brethren:            Warm greetings to all brothers and sisters in Christ.            The clearest statement about loving our enemies is found in Matthew 5:38–43. This is not a difficult teaching to understand, but it is probably the most difficult passage in the Bible to apply. Why? Because it is about being like God…. Read more »

Can We Wait Patiently for the Promised Reward?

July 2020   Dear Brethren:           What a difference a year makes! In spite of all the conditions that this coronavirus has created for us, all of us here in Maryville, Tennessee, bring you a very warm and special greeting in this month of July.           Last year I told you of the fifty-six men who pledged… Read more »

Sabbaths as a Sign

June 2020   Dear Brethren:            Even in the best of times it is not easy to keep God’s commanded Sabbaths. Making a change in personal, family, and economic priorities to begin to carve out one-seventh of your life every single week to make that time holy time is a huge commitment, not to mention the… Read more »

The Purpose of Pentecost Today

May 2020   Dear Brethren:            If you go back and read the Old Testament, you will discover that Pentecost was one of the Jewish feast days. Only they did not call it Pentecost. That is the Greek name. The Jews called it the Feast of Firstfruits or the Feast of Weeks. It is mentioned five… Read more »

Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God

April 2020   Dear Brethren:            Warmest greetings to God’s peculiar treasure in Christ. This will be a meat-in-due-season letter for the Days of Unleavened Bread.            The Days of Unleavened Bread point us to the high goal which we strive for in our approach to God’s Law. God’s Law is a perfect law. “The law of… Read more »

Might We Be Lacking Love Toward God?

March 2020   Greetings Brethren:            This year is already filled with the uncertainty of how major world events will unfold, weather-related catastrophes, the spread of communicable disease, and the continued promises by elected officials stating that a better way of life is just on the horizon. They claim to have the answers to the current… Read more »

Church of God, The Eternal – a Forty-five Year History

February 2020   Dear Brethren:            This month marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the founding of a little religious group named Church of God, The Eternal. Yes, it was exactly forty-five years ago—in February 1975—that Mr. Raymond Cole formally organized this remnant body by filing legal articles with the State of Oregon to register as a… Read more »

Our Spiritual Labors

January 2020   Dear Brethren:            Our warmest greetings to you all. Once more, we have experienced the four seasons that faithfully respond to the decree of the Most High. “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment . . .” (Deuteronomy 32:4). It is God’s pleasure to do all… Read more »