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Quarterly Letter - December 2014-February 2015

February 2015
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
By the time you receive this letter the world will have observed all the major holidays in 2014. Only a few days from now millions of dollars will be spent on the purchase of candy, cards, flowers, and other expensive gifts for Valentine’s Day. In fact, when you come to think about it, spending money is associated with all of the world’s holidays—Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. These holidays are promoted by the many businesses around the world. The majority of these businesses income is originated through the sale of goods to celebrate each of these holidays. It is all about the money!
 
But wait, aren’t these holidays sanctioned by most churches? If so, shouldn’t there be some religious association with these holidays? The skeptic will readily retort, “there is”! They will respond, “Christmas is Christ’s birthday. W e are celebrating His birthday!” But the truth is Christ was not born anywhere near December 25th. (Visit our website, cognwm.org, and type in Christmas in the search engine. Read the many articles disproving Christmas as a religions holiday. Send for our FREE DVD’s The Origin of Christmas and A Christmas Story).
 
And what about Easter, doesn’t that represent Christ’s resurrection from the dead? No, my friends. The truth from your Bible reveals Christ was crucified on a Wednesday and was resurrected right at sunset on Saturday evening. Before you become angry and refute this comment let me ask you a very important question. What was the only sign Christ gave that He was the Messiah? The answer is found in Matthew 12:40. Read it in your own Bible! Christ said He would be three days and three nights in the grave. Now, explain how Christ could have been crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday morning to fulfill this scripture? (For an explanation of this verse send for our FREE reprint article, “Three Days and Three Nights” ).
 
The same is true with all the world’s holidays. Learn the truth by visiting our website, cognwm.org, and type in Halloween or Valentine’s Day in the search engine. The truth is that none of them are Biblical. Christ, nor any of the Apostles, observed these days. They are all pagan in origin and were inculcated into the mainstream religious beliefs to obtain more converts by the Papacy and the Roman Empire. Isn’t it time you learned the truth and began obeying your Creator? (Enroll today in our series “Traditional Christian Doctrines”). Read the following scriptures in your Bible: Jeremiah 10: 1-9; Deut. 12: 29-32.
 
In verse 32 Moses wrote, “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” What then does God command us to do? What commands should we be observing? The answer to these questions are found in Leviticus chapter 23. Notice in verses 1-4, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD (whose feasts are they? The LORD’S), which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY (emphasis ours) feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” These are the feasts (holydays) God commanded Israel and all of mankind to observe. But why? Why did God command the observance of these holydays?
 
The answer is simple! The holydays God commands mankind to observe reveal His Master Plan for mankind! They explain why man is here and what God has planned for mankind in the future! This Plan has been hidden from the world because Satan the Devil has foisted off on an unsuspecting mankind the holidays of this world (Rev. 12:9). He has deceived the world by counterfeiting God’s Plan with a plan of his own—the holidays. There is nothing religious about them. They are all geared toward the worship of the god of this world—money! If you would like to learn more about this marvelous Plan, send for our FREE series, “God’s Master Plan”.
 
Following is a list of God’s Holy Days and the dates on the Gregorian Calendar they will be observed: Passover (April 3—the evening before), Days of Unleavened Bread (April 4th-10th), Pentecost (May 24th), Feast of Trumpets (September 14th), Atonement (September 23rd), Feast of Tabernacles (September 28th-October 4th), and The Last Great Day (October 5th), 2015
 
As we read in Leviticus 23 these Holydays are commanded assemblies. They, like the weekly Sabbath, are annual Sabbaths. God commands their observance!
 
This world has been deceived into believing a false gospel. A gospel about Christ but denying His message. What was His message? He came preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15). If you would like to learn more about the true gospel Christ preached, enroll today in our Mini-Correspondence Course. As with all our materials, they are FREE for the asking. You may also enroll in our FREE DVD program. Simply write or call the address or number on the letterhead or enroll at our website, cognwm.org.
 
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Sincerely,
George Trent
 
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