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Brethren Letters

Our brethren letters go out weekly and contain timely excerpts from Mr. Armstrong and information from our elder, Gary Liebold.

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Dear Brethren, “No one can come to Me [Christ] unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44). It is God the Father who calls (draws) an individual to Christ. That’s what your Bible says! Not every person is being called NOW. God is not trying to save the world at this time. But, He does have a plan that will eventually include all of humanity. God ...
Dear Brethren, Last week, I began the subject of “Predestination.” As I mentioned previously, “Predestination” has to do with the timeframe that an individual is called by God. It is not about God predetermining who will receive salvation and who will not. God is all powerful! He’s the Master Designer, Creator and Sustainer of Life. He knows everything about you and me. As scripture shows us, He ...
Dear Brethren, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son…” (Romans 8:29). When I was a young man in my late teens, I had a false concept in my mind about the words “predestined” and “predestination.” All I knew at the time was that those words had a Biblical context. I assumed the words meant that some people (at God’s discretion), were pre-determined to ...
Dear Brethren, When in college, I had a Physical Science teacher who was very knowledgeable in his field. No one could (rightfully) question that. HOWEVER, he was also a man who had some very BIZZARE ideas concerning the future of mankind. Now, he like many other educators had a strong belief in the theory of evolution, accepting the usual thoughts of a “Big Bang” to explain the origin of the ...
Dear Brethren, A few years ago, I read an article that I found to be quite interesting. The title of the article was, “6 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Gratitude.” Here are two sentences from that article: …while it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving Day, practicing gratitude throughout the year can have tremendous health benefits. In fact, say experts, gratitude may be one ...
Dear Brethren, I’ll begin tonight’s letter with a quote that has been attributed to the former U.S. State Department Spokesman, Robert McCloskey: I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. When I first heard that phrase years ago, its meaning was perplexing. Even as I read it tonight, I still find the ...
Dear Brethren, Nearly forty years ago my wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon. We were simply awestruck by its size, depth, and beauty. After seeing such amazing splendor right before our eyes, we thought, “How in the world could anyone say there is no God?” (20) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that ...
Dear Brethren, Probably all of us have heard the phrase, “Count your blessings!” But, how many people actually do? Have you ever counted yours? As humans, it is far easier to complain about things that have happened through the day than take the time to count the many blessings received. Have you ever imagined others receiving more blessings than you? Be reassured, that is not the case. “And He ...
Dear Brethren, Several years ago, I talked with a young person (around 30 years of age), who brought up the subject of “family values.” This person mentioned that the standards taught to them by their parents were not the same standards found in today’s society. In other words, the world’s standards are much LOWER than their parent’s standards. I’m sure that’s very true. Tonight, I am sending out ...
Dear Brethren, Welcome home! Everyone should be home by now from the 2020 Feast of Tabernacles. We look forward to talking with you again on God’s Sabbath! I’ll end tonight’s letter with a scripture very important to all of us as a spiritual FAMILY! “But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now ...
Dear Brethren, In just a few days we will be observing the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:26-32). This day pictures the time when Satan will be removed from his current rule over this earth (Revelation 20:1-3). He will no longer be able to influence mankind, being “bound” for 1000 years! The Day of Atonement also points to a time when man will finally be at one with God (AT-ONE-MENT). For the ...
Dear Brethren, At sunset this evening, we will begin observing God’s Feast of Trumpets. 23 ”Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation” (Leviticus 23:23-24 NKJV). This specific annual High Sabbath Day pictures an event ...
Dear Brethren, “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend―even a friend whose name it never knew.” — George W. Bush Nineteen years ago, on September 11, 2001 despicable acts of terrorism ...

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