Monthly letter archive

February 15, 2017

Dear Brethren,

In California, as well as the entire West Coast region, we have been receiving a great deal of rain. After two years of deficient rainfall, followed by five years of drought, the rain is much needed. While there has been some flooding, we have received record rainfall in most areas. In the mountains, we have been blessed with a great amount of snow—which means water for the crops this summer. At the present time, 85 percent of California is no longer under drought conditions, and most dams and water reserves are overflowing. And much more rain is forecast to come. This means that in a couple of weeks the entire state should be out of its extreme drought status. For all of this, we are most thankful to God for His love and mercy in sending the rain. It is a tremendous blessing to everyone.

Here in the Hollister area, there has been some minor flooding in the rural areas to the north. But since we are on higher ground, we have not been affected. Remember, Jesus said that the Father “causes His sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt. 5:45). Again, we are very grateful for His love and mercy in all things.

What Does “Under the Law” Mean: In the short series “False Prophecies, Works of Law, and Justification,” we learned that Protestants completely misinterpret and misunderstand Romans 6:14—“[You] are not under law, but under grace.” They believe that the phrase “not under law” means that believers do not have to keep the laws and commandments of God, because they are “under grace.” They further advocate that those who keep the commandments of God are trying to earn salvation by commandment-keeping.

What is the truth? What does the phrase “under law” or “under the law” actually mean? And what does the Bible reveal about who is “under the law”?

It may come as a surprise to many, but the apostle Paul gives us clear answers to these questions in his epistle to the Romans. In Romans 7:1 he writes: “The Law rules over a man [or woman] for as long a time as he may live.” From the Greek ho nomos, it is clear that Paul is speaking of the Law—the first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch). The basis for the Law is the Ten Commandments, which are expounded in various ways throughout the Bible.

Who is under law? The Law rules over a person as long as he or she lives. This means that every man and woman, throughout their entire lives, is under the Law to God, even if they are unaware of such laws. Paul writes: “For when the Gentiles, which do not have the law, practice by nature the things contained in the law, these who do not have the law are a law unto themselves; who show the work of the law written in their own hearts, their consciences bearing witness, and their reasonings also, as they accuse or defend one another” (Rom. 2:14-15).

This is how God reckons human obedience or disobedience—as all are under the Law: “For we have already charged both Jews and Gentiles—ALL—with being under sin [because all have sinned and transgressed the Law]. Exactly as it is written: ‘For there is not a righteous one—not even one! There is not one who understands; there is not one who seeks after God. They have all gone out of the way [of righteousness]; together they have all become depraved. There is not even one who is practicing kindness. No, there is not so much as one! Their throats are like an open grave; with their tongues they have used deceit; the venom of asps is under their lips, whose mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.

“ ‘Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.’ Now then, we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Rom. 3:9-19).

Thus, the Scriptures make it clear that the entire world (Jer. 18)—meaning every human being, regardless of age—is “under the law”! God requires everyone to obey His laws and commandments in the letter of the Law. This is the “relationship” that God has with every person in the world who is not converted with the Holy Spirit of God. (As we will see later, those who are converted are “under grace.”)

To be “under the law” means not only the laws and commandments of God as found in the Bible, but every natural law of human existence—those that regulate the physical world, human life and health, etc. And since God is no respecter of persons, there are automatic blessings for obedience to God’s laws (for Jew or Gentile) and automatic curses for disobedience in His laws (for Jew or Gentile) (see Deut. 27, 28 and Lev. 26).

Indeed, as Lawgiver, everything God has created—from the finite to the infinite, from the physical to the spiritual—is governed by its own set of inherent laws of His design.

The Law Defines Righteousness and Sin: Paul also writes, “Where no law is, there is no transgression…. Sin is not imputed when law does not exist” (Rom. 4:15; 5:13). However, the Law does exist. Like a two-edged sword, it defines both righteousness and sin. Because sin is the transgression of the Law—or lawlessness (I John 3:4)—righteousness and blessings come if one obeys God, but sin and curses result if one disobeys.

As the Sovereign of all creation, God is Lawgiver (James 4:12). God is perfect and righteous, therefore all of His laws are perfect (Psa. 19:7). Thus, the psalmist declares, “[All] Your commandments are righteousness” (Psa. 119:172).

Yet righteousness extends far beyond mere law-keeping. Notice: “You are righteous, O Lord, and Your judgments are upright. You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness…. Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it…. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is the truth…. Your commandments are my delight. The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; give me understanding, and I shall live” (Psa. 119:137-138, 140, 142-144).

Independent Free Moral Agency—We Must Choose: God has given all human beings independent free moral agency. Everyone must choose whether or not to love and obey God. Notice how He put this to the children of Israel just before they entered the Promised Land: “Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil, in that I command you this day to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments so that you may live and multiply. And the Lord your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it.

“But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I denounce to you this day that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days on the land where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore, choose life, so that both you and your seed may live, that you may love the Lord your God, and may obey His voice, and may cleave to Him; for He is your life and the length of your days, so that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers—to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob—to give it to them” (Deut. 30:15-20).

Again, it is exactly as Paul writes, “The Law rules over a man [or woman] for as long a time as he may live” (Rom. 7:1). For additional material concerning the Law, please study appendices R and Z in The Holy Bible In Its Original Order—A Faithful Version. These detailed studies will give you a more thorough understanding.

A Summary of “Under Grace”: Clearly, the vast majority of mankind is “under law” in relationship to God. Who, then, is “under grace” in relationship to God? Since the “grace of God” and being “under grace” is the basis for the entire New Testament and New Covenant, it is a subject of vital importance. (We have three in-depth studies—The Grace of God, The Grace of God and Commandment-keeping, and Grace Upon Grace—available upon request.)

Jesus declared, “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt. 22:14). Only those who are chosen are “under grace” in their relationship to God. Who are the chosen? Not those who simply claim to believe that there is a God, or those who simply profess belief in Jesus (as Protestants teach). Rather, those who are “under grace” have answered the call of God, repented of their sins, been baptized, and have received the Holy Spirit. These are the few, the only ones who are “under grace”—and not “under law” as is the rest of the world.

Those “under grace” have entered into a direct, personal spiritual relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ—called the sonship of God: “But when the time for the fulfillment came, God sent forth His own Son, born of a woman, born under law, in order that He might redeem those who are under law, so that we might receive the gift of sonship from God. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father.’ So then, you are no longer a servant, but a son. And if a son, you are also an heir of God through Christ” (Gal. 4:4-7).

Paul moreover writes that those who are “under grace” receive not only the Spirit of Christ, but also the Spirit of the Father. “However, you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God [the Father] is indeed dwelling within you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [because he is “under law” and not “under grace.”]

“But if Christ be within you, the body is indeed dead because of sin; however, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Now if the Spirit of Him [God the Father] Who raised Jesus from the dead is dwelling within you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also quicken your mortal bodies [at the first resurrection] because of His Spirit that dwells within you…. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. Now you have not received a spirit of bondage again unto fear, but you have received the Spirit of sonship, whereby we call out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit itself bears witness conjointly with our own spirit, testifying that we are the children of God” (Rom. 8:9-11, 14-16).

What Paul writes about the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of God verifies what Jesus taught His disciples—that there are two aspects of the Holy Spirit: one from Christ and one from the Father. “ ‘If you love Me, keep the commandments—namely, My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that it may be with you throughout the age: even the Spirit of the truth, which the world cannot receive because it perceives it not, nor knows it; but you know it because it dwells with you, and shall be within you…. In that day, you shall know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. The one who has My commandments and is keeping them, that is the one who loves Me; and the one who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him.’

“Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, what has happened that You are about to manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him [both the Father and the Son through the power of the Holy Spirit]. The one who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word that you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s, Who sent Me…. But when the Comforter comes, even the Holy Spirit, which the Father will send in My name, that one shall teach you all things, and shall bring to your remembrance everything that I have told you…. But when the Comforter has come, which I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of the truth, which proceeds from the Father, that one shall bear witness of Me’ ” (John 14:15-17, 20-24, 26; 15:26).

Thus, those who have the Holy Spirit are “under grace” and have a personal relationship with God (Matt. 6:9; John 16:26-27; Eph. 2:18). The apostle John writes about this relationship: “[The] fellowship—indeed, our fellowship—is with the Father and with His own Son, Jesus Christ” (I John 1:3). This is why they are the “called and chosen and faithful” (Rev. 17:14).

However, those who are “under grace” are not relieved from keeping the commandments and laws of God. Quite the opposite, as Jesus said to His apostles: “If you love Me, keep the commandments—namely, My commandments.” Moreover, under the New Covenant of grace, God has set a higher spiritual standard for keeping His commandments and laws—greater than the letter of the Law. Because those “under grace” have God’s Holy Spirit within their hearts and minds, they are both compelled and enabled to keep His laws and commandments “in newness of the spirit, and not [merely] in the oldness of the letter” (Rom. 7:6).

In fact, those who are “under grace” are to have God’s laws and commandments written into their hearts and minds through the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul writes: “And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after He had previously said, ‘This is the covenant that I will establish with them after those days,’ says the Lord: ‘I will give My laws into their hearts, and I will inscribe them in their minds; and their sins and lawlessness I will not remember ever again’ ” (Heb. 10:15-17).

In this mailing, we have included the Annual Report for our five Web sites. As you will see, changing the name of our main site from cbcg.org to truthofgod.org has greatly increased visitor traffic. Last year, for all of our sites, we had a total of 2.994 million distinct visitors.

The site affiliatemarketertraining.com, which measures Web site effectiveness, notes: “When it comes to measuring engagement (i.e., how interested visitors are in a site), there are several analytic tools that provide slightly different information. Better measurements of engagement include dwell time, average time on page, time on site, click-through rates, and how many pages a user visits while on a site…. Dwell times under 30 seconds are considered bad for any site. Dwell times over two minutes are considered outstanding. Anything between these two values is considered average, but remember that that is an average across a vast range of sites that cover a vast range of topics.”

Note the outstanding average dwell times (per visit) for cbcg.org over three sample years:

  • 2005 = 05:15 (minutes/seconds)
  • 2010 = 07:31 (minutes/seconds)
  • 2016 = 08:27 (minutes/seconds) (Part of 2016 was under truthofgod.org.)

Brethren, these are tumultous times. We need to stay close to God through prayer and study and by living in a manner pleasing to Him. He will give us strength and encouragement in times of trouble—and blessings in every area of our lives. Once again, we truly appreciate your love, prayers, and support through your tithes and offerings. Thank you for your participation in reaching out to brethren and new people. God is blessing our combined efforts as we move forward in serving Him with all our hearts, minds, and strength.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter

FRC

 

Letters From Brethren and Web Site Visitors

Hello Fred: I was contacted this past Thursday by a man over in Fort Smith, Arkansas, who I have known for many years; they have just left COGWA. They were with WCG, then United, then COGWA—and with all the false teachings he said he and his family had to leave. He has been listening to Church at Home as well as various sermons and reading the Passover book. He asked if he and his family could come over and see how we do things. I said, “Great, see you Sabbath.” They showed up early, helped set up the hall, and met everyone. I gave him some songbooks and an MP3 music disk. I told him how to set up a fellowship group in his area.

He seems to think that there may be as many as 8 or 10 by the time things shake out, so to speak. There are five in his family—he and his wife, an adult son and his wife, and their teenage daughter, who is 16. The father was baptized in 1974, but I’m not sure about his wife or their son and his family. If they are not able to have a fellowship group, then they will attend some at Conway and some here with us. But because of the distance, they will only be able to attend once every six weeks.

The son, who I think is near 40 or 45, called today and talked for an hour. He said he didn’t get much sleep Saturday night, as he was so excited. He said that he has never met a group that was so loving and caring for people as they had just met. He said this is the first Sunday in years that he had felt at peace after a Sabbath service.—L. B., Oklahoma

Hi Fred: I could only pray and ask that everyone who has a Bible should also have this new book, From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God—Why Were You Born? Very well done! My father-in-law, Jan, likened it to a “mini version of the Bible”! I enjoyed the section about the human body—so perfectly formed and maintained!

The research you put into it—giving all the scriptural evidence of creation, as well as the scientific facts—certainly puts to shame evolutionary theory, as well as every other counterfeit theory and myth! It is an exceptional interpretation of God’s entire plan and purpose!

Thank you, Fred, and all the brethren who helped! Also, thank Norbert and Denise for trying to help our Canadian brethren; it was good to meet them! May God continue to guide and direct all of you at CBCG. Our love and prayers.—R. S., Canada

Dear Fred: I’m someone who bores very easily. I am 25. I received a letter several years ago from the CBCG offering a free DVD, and I got hooked because Mr. Fred Coulter does not play games or sugarcoat anything. He is straightforward. I respect that.—S. B., Virginia

Hello Fred: WOW is all I can say! I was just saying that it is a shame the Church of God does not come out with a real-deal translation, instead of the Protestant ones we have always had. I checked the online version first and found out that you have fixed Luke 23:43, Mark 16:9, and even Matthew 27:49. I can’t believe it! Once I saw this, I knew I had to have a copy. This is my Bible from now on! God bless you for truly doing His work.—C. T., Pennsylvania

Dear Fred: Thank you for your Web site; it has blessed my heart, since it teaches the truth. Every Christian should visit it if they desire to grow spiritually. Please, pastor, can you come and help us grow spiritually and share the truth with us? We lend the hand of fellowship to brothers in Christ. Hoping to hear from you soon. God bless you.—Pastor A., Kenya

Dear Fred: So glad to come across Church at Home. Many years ago I picked up a Plain Truth and read Herbert Armstrong’s books. I had just begun with the WCG when his books seemed to disappear overnight, and everyone was heading off to different [splinter] groups. Obviously, this affected me and my family; [we concluded that] it must not be of God because it didn’t last.

So I did a BA in Divinity, learned Greek and Hebrew, Tamil and Sanskrit. Nowhere did I find in the NT that they kept Sunday…. [I also found that] pascha was changed to Easter, even in the early church fathers’ writings.

This led to me keeping the Sabbath alone for years, until I came across your Web site. I have filled in the form to [request] books. So I would be grateful if you would send me Occult Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which? and the two books you mentioned in your Sabbath day talk. Thank you!—S. M., United Kingdom

Hi Pastor Coulter: I received the Bible yesterday, and it is nicer than I pictured. Anyway, I just have an interesting thing that I ran across. I know you’re busy; I hope I am not bothering you. In “Paul’s Difficult Scriptures,” you mention how Col. 2:16-17 has been butchered, especially by the NIV. I agree. I have several old Bible versions and decided to see how they phrased it. I think the leader so far may be Philips’ translation—The New Testament in Modern English (if you want to call it a translation).

It reads, “In view of these tremendous facts, don’t let anyone worry you by criticizing what you eat or drink, or what holy days you ought to observe, or bother you over new moons or Sabbaths. All these things have at most only a symbolical value: the solid fact is Christ.”

Wow! Thought you would find this interesting, though disheartening. When looking through this so-called Bible, it is obvious that Philips hates the Sabbath. It is downplayed anywhere it comes up. Take care and God bless.—C. T., Pennsylvania

Hello Mr. Coulter: I just want to say how nice this Bible really is. It is much nicer than I imagined. Finally, a Bible with a proper translation and without the errors that have accrued as a result of well-intended but false doctrines—e.g., Matthew 27:49; Mark 16:9; Luke 23:43; “He” used for the Holy Spirit; etc. Not to mention the appendices and “Paul’s Difficult Scriptures.” I ordered the deluxe calfskin edition, which also has a ribbon marker. This is going to be my main Bible from here on out.—C. T., Pennsylvania

Dear Fred: Thank you for responding to my e-mail. Your explanation helped clarify things and removed the confusion. I would also like to thank you for the way you explain things, the way you give your sermons, and your sense of humor. I thank God daily for finding His truth, learning and understanding His truth, and for your sermons that give me joy, happiness, and peace. Thank you again.—D. T., Wisconsin

Dear Fred: I feel compelled to write and tell you how much I have appreciated your last two sermons. Of course, I love all your sermons, but these last two have been fitting in nicely with my studies. Judaism has long been on my mind, and the loss of a beloved brother to “sacred names” and other Jewish traditions has really pushed it to the forefront. Thankfully, with the help of Almighty God, I have been able to prove to myself that God’s name is sacred in any language. One day it popped into my head that if God’s name is only sacred in Hebrew, then we cannot blaspheme His name in any other language. Our most holy and high Sovereign and our redeemer and savior Jesus Christ have been blasphemed by this very concept.

Thank you, Fred, for all your hard work and the hard work of all our ministers. Our own minister in Canada (Norbert) is a wonderful, caring, and kind person, with a loving family, and we feel so blessed to have him. The same goes for our Canadian office. Jennifer and Sylvia are always helpful and very nice. I never let a day go by without thanking God for all of you and our faithful brethren, and it is a great comfort to know that you likewise pray for all of us. Together, we are much stronger in our faith and love for God. Kind regards.—S. W., Canada

Dear Fred: Thank you for your timely and always helpful Sabbath and holy day messages. Seeing what is transpiring in the news on the national and international stage reminds us how fortunate we are to still have what freedoms are left. Thank you for continually using the time to share your knowledge of the Scriptures with us so effectively. We also thank you not only for your love of the brethren, but for your evident love of God that you graciously share with all of us. Our love to you.—R. R., Alabama

Hi Fred Coulter: Thank you for providing God’s truth and your truthful messages. We get some truth from worldly churches—and a lot of lies, too. People don’t get it, because they have been lied to for so long and they will usually ridicule the truth. God help us all. Almost no one on the conservative talk shows [understands] what is really the problem. We know it’s a spiritual problem that America has. I see all the changes toward evil being described, but they tend to overlook the spiritual problems or cultural issues as the cause. A nation is defined as having a border, one language, and basically one culture. From what I see happening to America, there is a fulfilling of Bible prophecy! We’re letting in foreigners, and it looks like we’re going to be taken over from within, a captivity within our lands. What is the world going to be like in 10 years due to massive immigration? Regards.—J. W., Pennsylvania

Dear Mr. Coulter: I am an Ethiopian who once asked you for a copy of your Bible. You advised me to download it as an MP3. I downloaded not only the Bible but all of your sermons in audio and text. I am always listening and reading, and I am blessed. Thank you for that, again. Now, I would like to ask your advice on how to proceed in my Christian life as a new Sabbath observer. In Ethiopia, almost all Christians keep Sunday and nobody wants to talk about keeping the Sabbath. Since September 2015, I resigned from observing Sunday, but I remain alone. Nobody, even in my family, wants to accept me. I discussed this with my pastor and church elders. I informed them why I resigned and started observing the Sabbath, but they didn’t want to be convinced. Since September, I have been attending a church called Berea, which separated from the Adventist church. But I refused to be a member because they are keeping Christmas and Easter. Even though I feel lonely, I am still praying and waiting for some church to start observing the Sabbath. What do you suggest; how do I convince others? I look forward to your advice.—T. A., Ethiopia

Dear Fred: This Bible is so great I have not put it down since I got it at 3 PM today. Thank you for publishing a Bible that is true. I feel the Lord with me when I read it. Also, thank you for your Web sites; they are helping me very much. I listen to everything I can from your videos. I like all the messages you give. God bless you!—C. R., Vermont

Dear Fred: I am here on this Sabbath day, on January 14, in the evening. I just found your Web site for the first time. I find you to be so truthful. I am really enjoying listening to your videos about Satan. You have a good Church at Home site. I wanted to ask you, “Will God still save me even though I am not baptized yet?” But I have been reading the Scriptures and praising Jesus every Sabbath.—J. D., New York

Hi Fred: How are you doing? I just wanted to let you know that I find the information you give on Bible prophecy to be truthful. I’d rather stay home and listen to Church at Home. I was visiting a 7th Day Adventist church, but I stopped. I find that some of their information is not truthful like yours. I wanted to ask if some of the books you offer are free? Right now I am unemployed. I have been looking for a job for over a year, but have not found one. Just send me a short e-mail about the information I requested. Thank you so much.—J. D., New York

Dear Fred: In August of 2014, I requested and received a cloth. I have been doing well until last week. I have started bleeding at a concerning level. I believe God will heal this situation as He has in the past. I willingly accept His answer regardless, and surgery is not an option to me. Thank you for your continued service to God and His followers.—P. W., California

Dear Mr. Coulter: In a recent Sabbath sermon, I heard you ask the congregation, “Why didn’t God stop Cain from murdering Abel?” Many years ago, I heard the same question from a minister of the WCG. My answer was that since Adam and Eve made a wrong decision and experienced the consequences of obeying Satan’s lie, they had to also experience the result of murder and the different pains and penalties that come from wrongdoing—just like we also suffer penalties from our sins. If you feel I am wrong in my answer, please let me know. Your brother in Christ.—R. B., Texas

Dear R. B.: Thank you for your e-mail. You are quite correct in your analysis of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel. You are not giving an opinion; you are putting the facts together using the Word of God. And the goal is to learn to think by the laws and commandments and Spirit of God. Once again, thank you.—Fred Coulter

Dear Fred: Yours is the only major group I am aware of that furnishes a financial report. I guess the others do not want us to know how they are spending money. Thanks.—B. S., Idaho

Dear Mr. Coulter: My name is M. S. and my fiancé and I have been attending church every Sabbath for the past two years. We are currently based in the UK. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you and the rest of the brethren do to make Church at Home possible. Thank you for your tireless efforts in spreading God’s truth. I absolutely love the church and I am so grateful beyond measure. I have learned and grown in knowledge and understanding so much that I look back now with sheer amazement, appreciation, and humility at what God has done in my life through wonderful and blessed people like you.

M. and I are in a constant battle with life, as it seems that everywhere we turn people are so corrupt and have no morals at all. Everything is just upside-down—to a point where it’s sometimes difficult to face the day. The Sabbath is the only time of the week when we genuinely feel uplifted from it all, so thank you again for all of your love and your support, which is truly priceless. I pray that God will bless you and your family abundantly for being such a wonderful servant of Christ. All my love.—M. S., United Kingdom

Dear Fred: I want to thank you for the church Web site and all the books and CDs you have sent me. I especially want to thank you for From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God—Why Were You Born? While going through this book, God has blessed me with more understanding than I have ever known.—J. D., Arkansas

Dear Fred: Many thanks to all who work so diligently to get the truth of God published and in so many formats for people to access free of charge. It is wonderful what can be accomplished when like minds work together, but when those minds are centered on God the Father and Jesus the Christ, it is awesome!—J. W., Minnesota

Dear Fred: Just a note to say hello and to thank you and the rest of the crew for your efforts in preaching the gospel. I think you are having good success in getting the message out. Sorry I’m a little late with my tithe this month. Our minds let us down as we get older! Our little group of eight is meeting once a month. Ralph and Richard are a good team. One leads the service, the other picks the sermons and songs. They are doing great. We hope you and your wife are doing well. I pray for you often. Thank you; with love.—R. M.

Dear Mr. Coulter: Thank you for your faithful dedication to God and His people by your prolific production of books, sermons, Bible studies, and sets of holy day messages sent to arrive before their dates. God bless you and Delores.—G. H.

Dear Fred and Family: Thank you for all the CDs I receive. I listen to them faithfully. I hope all is well with you and your family. Enclosed is my offering.—G. H., Ohio

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