Download PDF Dear Brethren and Friends, It has been understood for a long time that the best-selling book in the world is the Holy Bible. Wikipedia states that “The Bible is the best-selling book of all-time, with Guinness World Records estimating that over 5 billion copies have been sold.” It is an enormous number of sales but most people don’t seem to understand much about it at all. Since the New Testament was written, much apostolic understanding and teaching have been lost. Syncretism crept into the early Church as it incorporated and accommodated pagan beliefs in order to increase Church membership. Over the last several decades, the Church of God has quoted the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard who wrote that “millions of people through the centuries have little by little cheated God out of Christianity. The Christianity of the New Testament simply does not exist.” Many books have been written about the Church that Jesus founded, including “A History of the True Religion” by Dugger and Dodd and “The Incredible History of God’s True Church” by Ivor C. Fletcher. These show that the true Church of God existed through the centuries but was small as Jesus had said that it would be (compare […]

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