The Cancerous Calendar Controversy

Article by John W. Ritenbaugh

Which calendar should be used to set God's holy days? No subject, unless it is church government, has divided more people for as long a period of time.


Faith and the Calendar (Part Five): Summary

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God assigned the tribe of Judah to be the caretakers of the oracles. The real issue in this controversy is faith in God's sovereignty and His faithfulness.


Faith and the Calendar (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The issue is not mathematical or astronomical, but instead a matter of trust in God's faithfulness, authority, sovereignty, oversight, or ability to govern.


A Calendar Summary

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God gave us a calendar, assigning the responsibility for its maintenance to the nation of Israel, not to the church or private individuals.


Faith, Government, and the Calendar (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The calculated Hebrew calendar reflects God's faithfulness in providing His children a reliable calendar. Concocting one's own calendar is presumptuous.


Faith and the Calendar (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The real issue in the calendar controversy is not astronomical, but faith in God's sovereignty, providence, and His right to assign responsibility.


The New Moons

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

A concise explanation of what the Bible says about New Moons and what that means to us today — what it means to 'observe' the New Moons.


The Lunar Sabbath or the Seventh-Day Sabbath: Which?

'Ready Answer' by Charles Whitaker

The recent Lunar Sabbath phenomenon is unbiblical and unworkable. The weekly Sabbath, observed every seventh day, is correct and in line with God's Word.


The Biblical New Year

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God gave Israel a calendar, including a starting point for the year. He tells Moses simply, "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you."


What Does God Really Want? (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The priorities in Matthew 6:33 indicates that the primary emphasis should be on repentance and overcoming rather than mastering a technicality.


Faith, Hope, and the Worship of God (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Using assumptions, some have concocted some nine conflicting calendars. The preservation of the oracles has not been entrusted to the church but to the Jews.


John 7:37 Examined (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

All of the events in John 8-10 occurred on the Eighth Day. Christ was crucified in 31 AD, and the postponement rules of the Hebrew calendar are accurate.


Appointments

Sermon by Clyde Finklea

God established the weekly Sabbath on the seventh day of Creation; He established His Holy Days (moedim) on the fourth day. These are His appointments.


Entrusted with Godly Holiness

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mark Schindler

Holiness moves beyond godliness, demanding that we apply energy to living as God lives, seeking a relationship with God and conforming to His expectations.


The Year of Release

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

The land Sabbath is a type of the weekly Sabbath, wherein the land is given time to regenerate, and all debts (and grudges) are forgiven and slaves set free.


John 7:37 Examined (Part One)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Eighth Day (or Last Great Day) is a separate festival from the Feast of Tabernacles, which can only derive its significance in the New Testament.


Pentecost and Time

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Because of our 'time-bound' state, unless we sync with God's timetable, we are squandering our God-given time to become members of His family.


How Often Should We Partake of the Lord's Supper?

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

The biblical proof that God's people should keep the Passover (the Lord's Supper), explaining that it occurs annually on the evening of Nisan 14.


Is God's Way Simple?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is complex does not make it false. Deeper knowledge often comes with complexity.