John Chrysostom, Holy Days, and Holidays

'The Catholic Encylopedia' calls him "the greatest preacher ever heard in a Christian pulpit." The Protestant 'Christianity Today' referred to him as the "Early church's greatest preacher." Did John Chrysostom teach the Bible or traditions of men? What did he teach about the biblical holy days? What did he teach about New Year's, Christmas, and Easter? John Chrysostom was born in Antioch in 347 and died in exile in September 14, 407. Did early Christians, like the Apostle Paul, keep the biblical holy days? …

Eastern Orthodox 40+ Similar Beliefs to the CCOG

Both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Continuing Church of God believe that they best represent the original Christian church in the 21st century. The groups are very different in many ways, however, there are a surprisingly high number of beliefs that both groups share. This even includes beliefs that various Protestants that are unfamiliar with Christian church history tend to consider to be cultic or heretical. In this sermon, Dr. Thiel covers over 40 similar beliefs that both groups hold. …

Rapture or Fleeing? Which is Great Tribulation Protection?

Jesus taught that the Great Tribulation would come. He also taught that He would return. Does Jesus return after the tribulation or before it? Which trumpet is shown to be associated with His return and the resurrection of His saints? Did Jesus promise protection from the 'hour of trial' for all Christians or just some per Revelation 2 & 3. Does Revelation 12:14-17 teach that not all Christians are protected during the time of the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When did Matthew, Mark, and Luke record when Jesus will return? Can Jesus return in 2022, 2024, or 2025? …

CCOG Q&A: Second Seal & Tribulation, Synagogue of Satan, & more

In this sermon Dr. Thiel mainly asks questions he has recently encountered. Questions were asked and addressed about the opening of the second seal of Revelation and its timing in relation to the Great Tribulation and the 'gathering together' (Zephaniah 2:1-3). Questions were asked and answered related to Solomon, Canaan (and it Jesus was a black African), angels, the unpardonable sin, …

‘By the Mouth of All His Holy Prophets’

In Acts 3:19-21, the Apostle Peter stated that restoration (apocatastasis) was "spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophet." Do you know what the prophets spoke about this? In this eighth part of an eight-part sermon series on God's plan to offer salvation to all, Dr. Thiel reads quotes and references from many prophets including Abraham, Job, Moses, Deborah, Samuel, David, Nathan, Ahijah, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, …

Babies, Limbo, Purgatory, and God's Plan

Is there a way to have an overview of God's plan of salvation? What is the fate of babies and the severely mentally handicapped who die? Was John Calvin's condemnation of infants, which many later also taught, correct? What about Limbo? Does the Church of Rome teach that it must exist or not? When did the Church of Rome begin to adopt its purgatory doctrine? Have some Catholics taught the "Gospel of Purgatory" in the 21st century? …

Can God Save Your Relatives?

Can God save your dead ancestors? What about your ungodly relatives? Does God's mercy endure forever? Will all the earth worship God? Is there false religion? Does the Bible ever tie in Sabbath-keeping with salvation? Are people supposed to keep the Ten Commandments? Will idolaters and unclean meat-eaters be called? What are the three judgments and the three resurrections (and when are they)? Will those who were not God's people or who were not pitied have an opportunity for salvation? …

Will God Pardon the Ignorant?

Will God condemn those that were ignorant of Jesus? Will God eternally condemn those whose eyes and ears He shut? Do the spiritually blind have any excuse? What did Billy Graham and David Jeremiah teach? Has God not called some now so they will not deal treacherously? Do people have to accept Jesus and obey God to be saved?

Is God Fair?

Will God's will be done? Is a God of love also fair? Many do not believe that it is fair when God is not calling all now. Many do not believe that the sufferings that are experienced in this life are fair? In the Book of Ezekiel God says that people said He was not fair, but He said His ways were fair? Why doesn't God call all now? What did Jesus speak in parables? How do the biblical Holy Days help lay out God's plan of salvation? …