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Fundamental Beliefs of the United Church of God, an International Association

Is it possible to know what the future holds for us? The Creator of mankind does have a plan for us, and He reveals it to us through an annual cycle of festivals described in the Scriptures. It is an astounding plan offering an incredible future to every man, woman, and child who has ever lived. This booklet will help you understand the incredible truth about what lies ahead for all humanity.

Contents:

Introduction: God's Holy Day Plan

Why does God want us to observe the Holy Days? The observance of these festivals reveals God's great plan for the future of mankind.

Are God's Holy Days Relevant Today?

Should Christians today keep the Holy Days?

God's Festivals in the New Testament

The New Testament records Jesus Christ, the Apostles and the Church keeping the Holy Days.

The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die?

Most of us have heard that Jesus Christ died for our sins, but what does that really mean? Why was His death necessary?

The Feast of Unleavened Bread: The Lesson of Leaving Sin

The Days of Unleavened Bread remind us that with God's help we must remove and avoid all types of sin in all areas of our life.

The Feast of Pentecost: The Firstfruits of God's Harvest

Pentecost serves as a reminder that God that grants His Holy Spirit to the firstfruits of His spiritual harvest.

The Feast of Trumpets: A Turning Point in History

The Feast of Trumpets depicts the return of Jesus Christ to earth to establish the Kingdom of God.

Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God

The Day of Atonement involves not only the forgiveness of sin; it pictures the removal of the primary cause of sin, Satan.

The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth

God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process.

The Eighth Day: Eternal Life Offered to All

What does God have in mind for those who have never believed in Christ or understood any of God's truth? How does the Creator provide for them in His plan?

What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant?

What is the fate of those refuse to repent, submit to God and receive His gift of eternal life?

How Should We Observe God's Festivals?

How should you observe God's Holy Days?

Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days

What does Paul's comments in this passage confirm about Gentile Christians?

The Annual Festivals of God - Holy Day Calendar

View the dates for God's Holy Days - Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day (eighth day).

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