About the Church of God

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 3)


a Short History

At the time of the Puritan migration to Massachusetts, there were seven (7) churches in London bearing the name "church of God"; members of these congregations settled in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New Jersey between 1664 and 1800. Many drifted over to Michigan, then west and south, especially after the Revolution.

These people constituted a church of God that was Sabbatarian, observing the seventh day as the weekly holy Sabbath day of rest and worship. In 1860, these scattered people formed a state conference in Michigan. Then in 1863, these people began to publish a magazine called The Hope of Israel. By the year 1884, the work had spread to several states. Up until then, there was no umbrella organization which they served under and held them together. In October 1884, they met together and formed a "General Conference."

By the year 1888, the publishing of the magazine was moved to Stanberry, Missouri, and by that time the name was changed to Bible Advocate and Herald of the Coming Kingdom . The BA magazine was published at Stanberry for over 80 years, from mid-1888 through February 1972. In March 1972, the headquarters and the magazine were moved to Denver, Colorado, where the name was shortened to The Bible Advocate and where the conference headquarters and printing of the magazine still remain.

Fundamental sound doctrine and belief of the truth should and must prevail here. Historically, the church has promoted the fundamental absolutes of biblical standards and truth, especially faith in Jesus and obedience to the commandments of God.

And History in the Making!

Dear reader,

Have you considered repenting of your sins and accepting the gift and plan of salvation through Christ, the Son of the living God Most High? Yes, you too can be born again while it is called "To Day!" It's your choice — be converted and be called a saint of God now, and be a part of "history in the making". You too can become partakers of His glorious, holy church, loving God with ALL your being, and to wait patiently for the coming of the Lord from heaven. Of a truth, the Savior will appear in His glory as a "thief in the night" with the righteous authority of God Almighty. Don't take the offer of salvation with an unbelieving, casual attitude, lest you miss out of the wonderful hope and joy now, and woefully regret it later!

Thus saith Jesus, "REPENT YE" (Mt 3:2)...“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Mt 22:14)

“Again, HE limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear HIS voice, harden not your hearts.” (Hebrews 4:7)