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Christian Biblical Church of God

Post Office Box 1442

Hollister, California 95024-1442

(831)-637-1875

Fred R. Coulter

Minister

July 12, 2007

Dear Brethren,

While working on the Bible Project, it has become apparent there is a profound unity between the Old and New Testament Scriptures. This unity is demonstrated, for example, by the fact that over one third of the NT is made up of quotes from the OT. Additionally, many of the prophecies of the OT could not be understood without the NT.  Consider the numerous prophecies referring to Jesus Christ—“the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world”—such as those in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53. Likewise, OT and NT prophecies regarding the end time and the return of Jesus Christ cannot be understood without the book of Revelation. In fact, without a thorough understanding of the Sabbath and Holy Days, the general prophetic time frame for the fulfillment of the plan of God cannot be understood. 

All of these are proofs of God’s inspiration of the entire Bible as the complete Word of God and evidence of the unity of Scripture! In the book of Isaiah, God provides us with the standard by which to seek Him and understand His Word, as well as to discern those who speak the truth of God: “To the law and to the testimony: if they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20). In this same chapter we also find a prophecy showing that the NT would be written by Jesus’ disciples, or apostles: “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples” (verse 16).  Because this verse foretells of the NT, it is also a prophecy that the OT alone would not comprise the complete Word of God.

We can verify this in the NT, which again demonstrates the unity of Scripture. The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy concerning the OT: “But as for you, continue in the things that you did learn and were assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them; and that from a child you have known the holy writings [the OT], which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus” (II Tim. 3:14-15). Paul is showing that salvation not only involves faith in Jesus Christ and NT teachings, but that OT teachings are necessary as well. Paul then shows that all Scripture, OT and NT, is inspired by God—and in no way represents humanistic ideas of men: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work” (verses 16-17). 

When Paul wrote to the Colossians, he understood that he was to help complete the Word of God with his God-breathed writings of the Gospel: “Of which I became a servant, according to the administration of God that was given to me for you in order to complete the Word of God; even the mystery that has been hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been revealed to His saints; to whom God did will to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:25-27).

The apostle Peter confirms what Paul and Isaiah wrote—that the Bible is not a fabrication of fables and myths, but is the inspired Word of God written by men moved by the Holy Spirit: “For we did not follow cleverly concocted myths as our authority, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His magnificent glory; because He received glory and honor from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, ‘This is My Son, the Beloved, in Whom I am well pleased.’ And this is the voice from heaven that we heard when we were with Him on the holy mountain. We also possess the confirmed prophetic [inspired] Word to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture originated as anyone’s own private interpretation; because prophecy [including the original written Word of God] was not brought at any time by human will, but the holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (II Pet. 1:16-21).

Jesus demonstrated this unity between the OT and NT. When tempted by Satan, our Savior left no doubt that God gave mankind His entire Word to live by. Jesus answered the Devil’s temptation by quoting Deuteronomy 8:3: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’ ” (Matt. 4:4). This includes the entire Word of God—the OT and whatever Christ would speak and have recorded in the NT, because Jesus was God manifested in the flesh.

In the sermon on the Mount, Jesus made it absolutely clear that He did not come to do away with the law and the prophets: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until the heaven and the earth shall pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the Law until everything has been fulfilled” (Matt. 5:17-18). (Please read “How Did Jesus Fulfill the Law and the Prophets” from A Harmony of the Gospels and The New Testament In Its Original Order.)

Numerous OT passages demonstrate the unity of the Scriptures by upholding the commandments of God, which directly reflect the righteousness of God. Such passages clearly show that Christ—the Lord God of the OT—would never abolish or do away with the commandments of God: “The works of his hands are verity [fundamentally and permanently true] and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness…. For all Your commandments are righteousness” (Psa. 111:7-8; 119:172).

Through the prophet Isaiah, God powerfully proclaimed that He will never abolish His righteousness—thus He will never abolish His laws and commandments: “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall become old like a garment, and its inhabitants shall die in the same manner: but My salvation shall be forever, and My righteousness shall never be abolished” (Isa. 51:6). And, “Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness…” (Psa. 119:142).

Comparing these passages with Paul’s epistle to the Hebrews, we further see the unity between the OT and NT: “Of the Son He says, ‘Your throne, O God, is into the ages of eternity; a scepter of righteousnessis the scepter of Your kingdom. You loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; because of this, God, even Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your companions.’ And, ‘You, Lord, in the beginning did lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain forever; and they will all grow old like a garment, and You will roll them up like a covering, and they shall be changed; but You are the same, and Your years will not end’ ” (Heb. 1:8-12). Jesus Himself confirmed this when He said, “The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall never pass away” (Mark 13:31).

Now let’s see what Jesus said about teaching and keeping the commandments of God as recorded in the OT—which has now become NT doctrine as well. “Therefore, whoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever shall practice and teach them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, unless your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way that you shall enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:19-20). Jesus gives this warning to anyone who would teach others to break even what they consider to be the “least” of the commandments, while promising a blessing for those who keep—and teach others to keep—the laws of God.

In spite of these scriptures, however, some apparently fail to truly understand the truth of God’s laws. This past spring, several men in Pennsylvania began teaching that tithing was no longer required, upsetting some of the brethren. Whenever things like this occur, we need to rely on the truth of God’s Word. We should never give credence to what such false teachers say nor let “attention-getting” stunts like this pull us away from God.  Through the years I have watched what happens when people attempt to be teachers of this kind of lawless grace. Remember, it is always true that a “little leaven [sin] leavens the whole lump” (I Cor. 5:6). This means that sooner or later, such teachers will devise other “new” doctrines contrary to the Holy Scriptures and further reject and desecrate God’s Word. This is exactly what happened in this case. After just a few months, these same teachers are now proclaiming that Jesus did away with all the laws and commandments of God—tithing, the Sabbath, the holy days, clean and unclean meats! But this is nothing new. In fact, it is the history of mankind’s sins from the time of Adam and Eve until now.

We should fully reject false claims that those under the New Covenant do not have to keep the commandments of God—and hold fast to the clear NT Scriptures which reveal that just the opposite is true. Notice what the apostle John wrote when the apostolic churches were confronted with these same kind of false teachers: “And by this standard we know that we know Him: if we keep His commandments. The one who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. On the other hand, if anyone is keeping His Word, truly in this one the love of God is being perfected. By this means we know that we are in Him. Anyone who claims to dwell in Him is obligating himself also to walk even as He Himself walked” (I John 2:3-6).

Again, concerning the Old Testament Scriptures, Jesus Christ Himself said, “Your Word is the truth” (John 17:17). Other passages demonstrating the unity of Scripture can be found in Psalms 119—where nearly every verse declares the greatness and truth of God’s Word and confirms what Jesus said. Here are a few examples: “Your law is the truth” (verse 142); “You are near, O LORD; and all Your commandments are truth” (verse 151); “Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever” (verse 161); and, “Therefore I love Your commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all Your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way” (verses 127-128).

The entirety of Psalm 119 can also be considered a prophecy of Jesus’ innermost thoughts about the laws, commandments, statutes, judgments and precepts of God. Jesus Christ, Who was God manifested in the flesh and the Living Word of God, told His apostles, “I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). “The Way” means that the only way to fully live for God the Father is through Jesus. “The Truth” means that Jesus was the personification of God’s truth—the entire Word of God—and that He did not come to abolish any of God’s laws.  “The Life” means that eternal life—as a gift from the Father—comes only through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

When a scribe asked Jesus which was the greatest commandment of the Law, He gave no indication whatsoever that any of God’s laws were obsolete. Rather, Christ responded by quoting Deuteronomy 6:4-5, thus welding together the OT and NT—making them one: “And one of them, a doctor of the law, questioned Him, tempting Him, and saying, ‘Master, which commandment is the great commandment in the Law?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment; and the second one is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ ” (Matt. 22:35-39).

Jesus then revealed that no one could express love toward God and neighbor without the commandments of God. In fact, He made it clear that all the commandments of God flow from the love of God by saying, “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (verse 40).

Therefore, regardless of what men say, the biblical truth is this: You cannot have the true love of God without commandment keeping—it is impossible! The apostle John made this very plain: “By this standard we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:2-3).

As we read John’s epistles, we can see that the problems of “lawless grace” were sweeping through the Church. Notice what he writes in his second epistle to the Church, which he addresses as the chosen lady: “The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I alone, but also all those who have known the truth; for the sake of the truth that is dwelling in us, and shall be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace shall be with us from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found among your children those who are walking in truth, exactly as we received commandment from the Father. And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I am writing a new commandment to you, but that which we have observed from the beginning, that we love one another.

And this is the love of God: that we walk according to His commandments.  This is the commandment, exactly as you heard from the beginning, that you might walk in it, because many deceivers have entered into the worldthose who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [or any other false doctrine]. This is the spirit of the deceiver and the antichrist

“Watch out for yourselves in order that we may not lose the things we have accomplished, but that we may receive a full reward. Anyone who transgresses and does not continue in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. But the one who continues in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, and do not say to him, ‘Welcome!’  For anyone who says, ‘Welcome!’ to him is partaking in his evil works” (II John 1-11).

The apostle Paul also wrote to Timothy and warned him to vigilantly be on guard against such deceivers and “wanna be” teachers: “WhenI was going to Macedonia, I exhorted you to remain in Ephesus, in order that you might solemnly charge some not to teach other doctrines; nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which lead to empty speculations rather than to edification from God, which is in faith. Now the purpose of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and genuine faith; from which some, having missed the mark, have turned aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they are saying, nor what they are strongly affirming” (I Tim. 1:3-7).

This is absolutely true! When men take it upon themselves to be teachers of the law—by proclaiming “love” and a “lawless grace”—they do not understand what they are teaching or strongly affirming. And it only leads to a bullheaded empty belief.

Sadly, most of us have witnessed this happen many times over the years in the Church. It seems to occur in cycles. Yet, every time it happens, some always believe these deceivers and follow them. Again, Paul warned Timothy that such things happen because of those who cannot tolerate the truth of God’s Word: “For there shall come a time when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but according to their own lusts they shall accumulate to themselves a great number of teachers, having ears itching to hear what satisfies their cravings; but they shall turn away their own ears from the truth; and they shall be turned aside unto myths” (II Tim. 4:3-4).

Historically, this is exactly how false versions of Christianity have arisen! False teachers have misinterpreted, abandoned and rejected the truth of God, replacing it with pagan myths and traditions. Ultimately, they turn around and denounce the Word of God as nothing but myths and fables! Witness the Roman Catholic Church and its Protestant offshoots. Remember this: When people reject the laws and commandments of God, they are rejecting truth. Hence they are rejecting God—for He, as the apostle James writes, is the only true Lawgiver: “The one who … is speaking against the law … is [also] judging the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law; rather, you are a judge. But there is only one Lawgiver, Who has power to save and to destroy” (Jas. 4:11-12).

Can men judge God or His laws? Many tirelessly try—but no one has the power or authority to do so. Paul wrote of this very thing: “For what if some did not believe?  Shall their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? MAY IT NEVER BE! Rather, let God be true but every man a liar, exactly as it is written: ‘That You might be justified in Your words, and might overcome when You are being judged by men’ ” (Rom. 3:3-4).

When men disbelieve their Creator and His word, they presumptuously judge God and preach their own form of lawless love and grace. While claiming they are under grace, they are actually practicing lawlessness, which is sin! (I John 3:4). Remember, Jesus hates lawlessness (Heb. 1:9). He will not accept it from anyone. Once more, we can see the unity of Scripture in Isaiah: “Woe unto those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!… Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (Isa. 5:20-24).

We need to realize that whenever men reject the laws and commandments of God—replacing them with their own interpretations and myths, whether religious or atheistic—they are actually proclaiming their own righteousness to be greater than God’s!

Job learned this lesson after he had challenged God that his own righteousness was greater than God’s. However, it was a different story when God answered Job’s complaint and spoke directly to him out of a whirlwind. Notice what God said to Job: “Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, ‘Shall he who contends with the Almighty instruct him?  He who reproves God, let him answer it.’ Then Job answered the LORD, and said, ‘Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer You? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.’

“Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, ‘Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and you declare unto Me. Will you also annul my judgment?  Will you condemn Me, that you may be righteous?  

“ ‘Do you have an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like him? Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold everyone who is proud, and abase him. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together [the control of life and death over men]; and bind their faces in secret. Then will I also confess unto you that your own right hand can save you’” (Job 40:1-14).

Vanquished and repentant, Job finally realized how wrong he had been: “Then Job answered the LORD, and said, ‘I know that You can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from You. Who is he [Job speaking of himself] who hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak: I will demand of You, and declare You unto me. I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees You. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:1-6).

In the same way that Job repented, we likewise hope that when any go astray that God will continue to deal with them and lead them to repentance. Regardless of men and their ways, God is always true. His Word is the Truth, and the unity of Scripture between the Old Testament and New Testament proves that the commandments of God have never been abolished and are to be kept today. I hope that you will use this information as a springboard for your own study into the unity of Scripture.

Letters from the Brethren

Dear Mr. Coulter

            Just this week I finished reading The Christian Passover book. It was fantastic!  In the past I had scanned [the book], but this time I read it word-for-word, cover-to-cover.  All of it is great stuff.

            Now I am on the Care Package you recently sent me. Thanks again for everything.  It is a great blessing to be able to grow in grace and knowledge as God intended.

With love (from Tennessee)

 Dear Fred,

            What a wonderful study in The Christian Passover book that I’ve had since February of this year and continuing to this time at the end of June. I am just taking time to thank you for such an intensive and well-explored history of God’s people and His purpose for mankind. I’ve been so enlightened by it.

I cannot write such well-thought-out information but I am so glad for my sight and my ability to read so that I can pray over and desire to know the depth of His truth and His awesome plan of salvation. I currently have a few books written by you for which I’ve also been so appreciative. Please send A Harmony of the Gospels and God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days.

God bless you all (from Ohio)

 Dear Fred,

            I want to thank you for all the study material I recently received on the Calculated Hebrew Calendar. I have already viewed the videos once and am ready to start them again. It amazes me how much more I get from all the tapes/videos/CDs when I listen to them over and over. 

            I find it awfully hard to believe that I actually missed or didn’t retain as much as I thought from my previous listening. Each time I listen to the messages, I learn something I either did not hear or retain the first time through.

            I would like to share another discovery that I found that others might like to try. To me it is awesome. After the Last Great Day each year, I like to listen to all of that year’s holy days messages, beginning with the Passover—one right after the other—down through the Last Great Day again without any long pauses between the sermons. I can’t begin to describe the experience of seeing/hearing the Plan of God unfolding without pauses. It is truly incredible. It is nice to do this before the Passover and again after the Last Great Day. It brings everything very much [to life]. Thank you once again for making all these materials available.

Sincerely (from Minnesota)

Dear Fred,

            Thank you so much for the MP3 CD player and all the literature, which we have received up to this date. I can’t write any more like I used to, but my wife Sophia is a great help to me. For you see we are in our eighties and on medications.

            In recent years the trip to any of the feast sites is just too much for us. I ask you, could you send us the feast tapes this year. We would sure appreciate it very much. You and the church and brethren are always in our prayers. We are looking forward to the New Bible.

All our love (from California)

Dear Fred & Dolores,

            I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the new book God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days along with the CDs. It helps me so much with my studies. I have always had a hard time learning, and now that I am getting older and forgetful, its much harder to learn. But I can learn while listening and reading at the same time, also with the other videos and cassettes. Thank you. I never had anyone teach me like you do. I am looking forward to the New Bible. I miss you and being with you. I am also thankful that Glen and Phyllis Daniel were able to [conduct] Passover at my home. May God bless you both and keep you for a long time. 

With love in Christ (from Florida)

Dear Fred,

            Please send me a copy of your new book God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days and the 4 CDs.

            I have really enjoyed listening to the MP3 CDs. They are so revealing. I now know that this is the church for me. Thank you for everything.

Sincerely (from Ohio)

Dear Fred,

Thank you for the letter announcing the Feast of Tabernacles for 2007. Two years ago I went to the feast in Crossville, TN. I was there the Last Great Day and was so inspired I can hardly tell you, but it was the greatest sermon of my whole life.

            We need to contact someone for this year’s feast.  Please give them my address and phone number; perhaps we can attend in spite of my bum leg, as my wife can drive.

Thank you in Christ (from Tennessee)

Dear Fred,

            This is a story I must tell you. My 17-year-old grandson came to spend a few days with us, and the Sabbath was during those days. As usual we kept it and told him he was “within our gates”—and we included him, Bibles and all. He kept asking questions about the Sabbath. He said, “What’s wrong with Sunday, as everyone else goes to church on Sunday?” So we explained the whole reason, and I added that the SDAs would pay $10,000 if anyone [could find proof of] Sunday worship in God’s Word. After breakfast the next day, he asked his granddad if he could use the car to go to college where his friends were. That afternoon, late, he came back home and said he and his buddies … finally decided that “the day of worship is the seventh-day Sabbath and not Sunday.” One fellow said his mother and father would have a fit because they were “hotshots” in the local Baptist church.

            We thought you would enjoy this—we did. Again thank you. You and the brethren are priceless to us out here in “never-never” land.

Our love and prayers (from Kentucky)

Dear Fred,

            Have been receiving all the sermons—fantastic—wow! Thank you. It was so exciting to see and experience how God is working in so many lives of so many people in the service of all of God’s people. I thank the secretaries and all the people involved in all this diligent work and service. I pray daily that God continues to give them the protection, strength and courage they need to do the works of God.

            To be able to have the true words of God—to understand His words and learning to apply them correctly in my daily life is a diligent work. It takes lots of prayer and study and gaining a closer relationship with God.

            The new book God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days—wow! I am finding that, for me, following the book while listening and reading the sermon transcripts does help to remember. It is much better than just listening alone.

            I pray for all the elders, that they continue to serve God’s people in the right way and that God will bless them in all they do. God help us to heed the warnings we are receiving from God’s Word. Satan wants to kill us spiritually—all those who have and practice God’s truth. There is so much garbage flying around from so many false ministers.  I ask for discernment for all of us and that we will choose to do all God’s way—knowing the Bible and living by every word of God.

            Please stay close to God; stay humble and teachable and always ready to take correction when needed. And always be in a state of repentance.

God bless you all in everything (from Colorado)

Dear Fred,

            I hope you are doing well. I love all the sermons that you sent with the new book. I have played the Elders Conference CD five times. I received the tape “The Noahide Laws and the Jewish Messiah.” That was so interesting that I must have listened to it 10 times. It was astounding and yet so true.  

With gratitude (from Illinois)

Hello Mr. Coulter,

            We are really enjoying all the MP3 CDs you have sent us. We thank you so much.  Also we really like the new book God’s Plan for Mankind along with the MP3 CDs. When the Old Testament is finished, we would like to have two copies of it. We are enjoying The New Testament In Its Original Order also.

            We are retired and have time to listen to all your sermons, which is our favorite pastime. We are sending our tithes and offerings. It isn’t much but we feel you are preaching the truth.

With love (from Oklahoma)

Dear Fred,

            It is always the best I want for you, your family, and the ministry God has given you. Thank you for the service you give to me and the many others who look to you for spiritual feeding. I know God is working through you.

            This early evening the housing unit officer gave me the copy of the newest book you sent to me. It will fill many hours of studying God’s Word and Way. I hope everyone who has a copy will use it in the study of God’s Word. Thank you for this precious gift of your work.

            For your information, I did receive a copy of your June 8, 2007 “Dear Brethren” letter. I hope I will continue to receive them along with all the other brethren. Thank you for your effort to make it all work out. 

            Once again, thank for your service to the brethren. May God continue to bless you and the ministry.

Your brother in Christian love (from an inmate in Michigan)

Brethren, great progress is being made on the Bible Project. We are about ready to sign the contract with the printer. I am only awaiting their final “mock up” sample with the lambskin cover. We have the paper we want, the cover we want and the size of the Bible we need. God willing, it is going to be an excellent Bible. With all of the books in their original manuscript order, it will be a wonderful Bible for the life-long study of the Scriptures. It will be better than our previous New Testament!

As you can see, we are reaching out to many brethren and new people because of everyone’s love, prayers and diligent effort. In the month of June, we had over 48,000 distinct visitors to our Web site, cbcg.org. The average time for each visit was over five minutes. For visitors to stay at our site that long is amazing—and shows that such visitors are really desiring the truth of the Word of God. We also continue to receive over 100 requests per week for the book The Day Jesus the Christ Died. We need to remember the promises of God: “Cast your bread upon the waters: for you shall find it after many days” (Eccl. 11:1). And, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return from where it came, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isa. 55:9-11).

If we humbly continue to seek God, do His will and preach His Word, God promises He will continue to bless us in whatever we are doing together, though we may be few and scattered. Remember that it is not by human might or power, but by God’s Spirit that we are able to do what God directs us to do—individually and collectively.  Thank you for your love, prayers and continued support through your tithes and offerings.  May God continue to bless you with His love, grace and mercy in everything you.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter

FRC

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