Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean to you.  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.  In the first day you shall have an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.  And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:  There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.  And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. We believe that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after His body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man.  Again he said to me, Prophesy on these bones, and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. mainstream of christian religions. The Holy Spirit is the power of God and the Spirit of life eternal (2 Timothy 1:7 2 Timothy 1:7For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.American King James Version×; Ephesians 4:6 Ephesians 4:6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.American King James Version×; 1 Corinthians 8:6 1 Corinthians 8:6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.American King James Version×; John 1:1-4 John 1:1-4  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. shall I praise you in this? Salvation is not therefore a right of birth.  And said to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference: On this day we are commanded to rest from our labors and worship God, following the teachings and example of Jesus, the apostles and the New Testament Church (Genesis 2:2-3 Genesis 2:2-3  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.  Then said he to me, Prophesy to the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus said the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.  Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Armstrong started his church … American King James Version×; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 2 Corinthians 5:18-20  And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; What shall I say to you?  And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole. and what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are worked by his hands?American King James Version×; Acts 13:42-44 Acts 13:42-44  And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles sought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. We believe that God placed before Adam and Eve the choice of eternal life through obedience to God, or death through sin. We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We believe in observing the New Testament Passover on the night of the 14th of Abib, the anniversary of the death of our Savior (Leviticus 23:5 Leviticus 23:5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.American King James Version×; Luke 22:13-14 Luke 22:13-14  And they went, and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? The law defines God's love and is based upon the two great principles of love toward God and love toward neighbor, and is immutable and binding. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. God the Father is an eternally existing Spirit, a perfect, personal Being of supreme … It is estimated that the UCG has 200 members in the UK, served by eig… American King James Version×; Leviticus 23:3 Leviticus 23:3Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; you shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.American King James Version×; Isaiah 58:13 Isaiah 58:13If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:American King James Version×; Hebrews 4:4-10 Hebrews 4:4-10  For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. Add to my study list.  You shall not eat any abominable thing.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. So you see, the United Church of God rejects the real presence of the Holy Spirit as a person. American King James Version×; 1 Corinthians 16:8 1 Corinthians 16:8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.American King James Version×; James 1:18 James 1:18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.American King James Version×; Exodus 23:14-17 Exodus 23:14-17  Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year. Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.  Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.  For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.  For you are an holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a peculiar people to himself, above all the nations that are on the earth.  Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. These practices could, in effect, undermine the gospel of grace. And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  They shall be even an abomination to you; you shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall have their carcasses in abomination. Through the laying on of hands, with prayer, the believer receives the Holy Spirit and becomes a part of the spiritual body of Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:13 Matthew 3:13Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized of him.American King James Version×, Matthew 3:16 Matthew 3:16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting on him:American King James Version×; John 3:23 John 3:23And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.American King James Version×; Acts 2:38 Acts 2:38Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.American King James Version×; Acts 8:14-17 Acts 8:14-17  Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John:  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. He is the Source of life and the One for whom human life exists.  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. We invite you to join us and find a church near you.. We believe that Christians are forbidden by the commandments of God from taking human life, directly or indirectly, and that bearing arms is contrary to this fundamental belief. And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.  The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. American King James Version×; Acts 17:2 Acts 17:2And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,American King James Version×; Acts 18:4 Acts 18:4And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.American King James Version×; Luke 4:31 Luke 4:31And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.American King James Version×).  And whatever goes on his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean to you: whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the even. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Answer: The United Church of God (UCG), based in Ohio, United States, holds to doctrines that conflict with biblical Christianity. We believe God so loved this world of helpless sinners that He gave His only begotten Son, who, though in all points tempted as we are, lived without sin in the human flesh.  And every earthen vessel, into where any of them falls, whatever is in it shall be unclean; and you shall break it. For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure: (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?).  And every thing whereupon any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean to you.  And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from you, which the LORD your God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD your God has blessed you: Each of these was, in turn, the result of a union of two earlier traditions.  And said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.  In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.  But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination to you.  So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine.  Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. American King James Version×; Colossians 1:16 Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:American King James Version×).  Why the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. We believe that after these people have had an opportunity to live a physical life, if they become converted, they too will receive eternal life. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.American King James Version×; Jeremiah 33:8 Jeremiah 33:8And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.American King James Version×; John 14:16-17 John 14:16-17  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Human beings live by the breath of life, are mortal, subject to corruption and decay, without eternal life, except as the gift of God under God's terms and conditions as expressed in the Bible. Welcome to the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination of more than 4,900 local churches and 800,000 members.  And shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, said the LORD. To him be glory both now and for ever.  This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth: One important fact to appreciate concerning the United Church of God (UCG) is that it only began in 1996, and then as a breakaway group from the Worldwide Church of God (WCG). We believe that at the return of Jesus Christ a resurrection to spirit life will take place for all who have been God's faithful servants.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. What religion or denomination is the United Church of God?  Say I these things as a man? I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.  And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind, Today, the denomination founded by Mason, the son of former slaves, is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States, with more than 6.5 million members.  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