CCOG Q&A: Prayers for the Dead, 18 truths, Birthdays, Insurance, & More


In this sermon, Dr. Thiel answers questions that have been submitted to the Church of God on many topics, such as: Should Christians pray for or to the dead? What scriptures are involved related to this? What were the 18 truths that Herbert W. Armstrong claimed Jesus had him restore to the Philadelphia portion of the Church of God? Does the Bible have any guidance about buying insurance? What about Canaan being cursed? Did Jews or early Christians celebrate birthdays? Are Christmas trees appropriate? Is male circumcision in any way helpful? Is it required for Christian salvation? Was the transfiguration with Jesus, Moses, and Elijah a vision?

Articles related to three of those subjects are also available: "Did Early Christians Pray for the Dead?" URL: "Did Early Christians Celebrate Birthdays?" URL: & "Health Benefits of Circumcision" URL: