A Defense for The Biblical Calendar – December 2014
This Document is written by Andrew J Henderson.
I have embedded his contact info in his name. You may write him if you like.
It is for all the Churches of God brethren.
It is time the brethren in the Churches of God and the Seventh Day Adventist woke up from their Laodicean attitudes.
The leadership in the Churches of God and the Seventh Day Adventist stagnate your growth and understanding of the scriptures by forcing you to accept and stay in their own theologies whether they are right or wrong.
Follow God, follow Yehovah and stop following a man or a group. Learn the truth and hold on to it.
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To the reader:
The purpose of this paper is not to expostulate or argue over individual calculations comprising the Rabbinic “Hebrew Calendar”, but rather interrogate whether the “Hebrew Calendar” itself abides by the commands in scripture pertaining to the Creator’s appointed times.
This paper will ask the reader to discern between scripture and traditions of men. Proficient understanding of the current “Hebrew Calendar” with all its complexities is not a prerequisite to understand this topic.
Some may question why this paper includes quotations from the recent COGWA “Hebrew Calendar Study Paper.” It is important for the members of UCG to understand many of the men who authored the recent COGWA paper, also authored UCG’s “The Hebrew Calendar Doctrinal Paper”.
Due to this shared authorship, statements from either paper should not be considered mutually exclusive. In fact, the two papers fundamentally agree and share identical positions on the “Hebrew Calendar”. This is only to be expected when a shared authorship has occurred.
Where possible, comparable quotations from both papers will be presented together in order to illustrate a clear and common consensus. If the UCG Doctrine Committee finds it no longer agrees with past or present statements made by the former authors of its own “Hebrew Calendar Doctrinal Paper,” then reevaluation of UCG’s paper may be appropriate.