Letter Answering Department (900 Series)

Is money the root of evil? Is money the root of evil?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 931

Is money the root of evil? This question has been asked frequently since many heard Mr. Armstrong say that "money is not THE root of all evil." Some have very quickly turned to I Timothy 6:10 and, by careless reading, assumed something this text does not say at all. If you will turn to thi ...

 
Is suicide a crime? Is suicide a crime?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 909

The question, "Is suicide a crime?" has puzzled many. A 56-page pamphlet, "Ought Suicide to be a Crime?" the work of a five-man committee appointed by the Arch-bishop or Canterbury, "primate of all England," was published and distributed recently. The committee members ...

 
Is the practice of cremation wrong? Is the practice of cremation wrong?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 962

Is the practice of cremation wrong? Does it prevent a person being resurrected? The practice of cremation is of ancient origin. It was used in the idolatrous fire worship of paganism. Notice what the Encyclopedia Americana says: "In primitive cultures which have survived into modern times crema ...

 
Isn't religion just a lot of don'ts with no pleasure? Isn't religion just a lot of don'ts with no pleasure?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 948

Have you thought or religion as a life of gloom - a sort of living, painful penance merely to be endured - a lot of "don'ts," and giving up of every pleasure that makes life worth living - with all the rewards to be collected in the hereafter? Jesus said: "...I am come that they mig ...

 
Should a Christian raise tobacco? Should a Christian raise tobacco?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 906

Frequently the question is asked, "Should a Christian raise tobacco?" The tobacco industry is a million-dollar business. Hundreds of farmers supply tobacco for the tobacco consumers. But, is it right in God's sight to be a tobacco grower? This is a question faced by farmers who want to o ...

 
Should a woman wear a covering on her head in church? Should a woman wear a covering on her head in church?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 908

We continually receive letters asking: "Should a woman wear a covering on her head in church?" Some churches require women to wear veils or hats in church. They claim I Corinthians 11:1-16 as supposed scriptural proof. They quote verse 6 specifically: "For if the woman be not covered, ...

 
Should Christians swear by an oath? Should Christians swear by an oath?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 927

Should Christians swear by an oath? The teaching of Jesus and of the early inspired true New Testament Church was not to swear under any circumstances. The Scriptures are very plain on this point: "But above all things, my brethren, SWEAR NOT... but let your yea be yea; an your nay, nay; lest y ...

 
Should farmers raise and sell hogs? Should farmers raise and sell hogs?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 910

Here is a question often asked by those beginning to be converted: "Should farmers raise and sell hogs?" The Bible plainly teaches that we are to OBEY God - to obey His commandments (Matt. 19:16-18; I John 3:4). Not only are we to obey the commandments, but Christ said that we are to live ...

 
Should I be baptized again? Should I be baptized again?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 919

Did you understand the true meaning of baptism when you were baptized? If not, should you be baptized again? This is a vital question to many of you. Baptism is an important step in your spiritual life, and it must be done properly at the right time and in the right way - after true repentance! Unfo ...

 
Should I keep the Sabbath even though I might get fired? Should I keep the Sabbath even though I might get fired?
Worldwide Church of God - Letter Number: 952

Many people ask the question: "My employer has told me he will have to fire me if I do not begin working on the Sabbath. Jobs are very hard to find in this locality. Should I keep the Sabbath regardless, and trust God for another job?" The immediate question that always comes into mind is: ...

 

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