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  • David Berg - Founder of The Family International (TFI)
    David Brandt Berg (1919-1994) was the iconoclastic founder and spiritual leader of the non-traditional Christian movement known as the Family International (TFI).
  • The Man - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    Over a decade has passed since the death of David Brandt Berg, the iconoclastic founder of the non-traditional Family International, formerly known as the Children of God. His principal legacy lies in the missionary movement that he founded, currently act
  • Flirty Fishing, The History and Theological Premise - Davidberg.org
    In the latter part of the '70s and early '80s, Father David, presented the possibility of initiating a more personal and intimate form of witnessing which became known as "Flirty Fishing", or "FFing."
  • Video Clips - David Berg
    Video Clips of David Brandt Berg
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 1 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968.
  • The Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    David devoted himself to his writing and the leadership of the movement. As a religious leader, he was unique in shunning the spotlight, known only to his followers and the public through his writings. While the Children of God, and later The Family.
  • Photos of David Berg (aka Moses David, founder of The Family and the Children of God)
    Photos of David Berg founder of The Family and the Children of God and photos of David Berg's adopted son, Ricky Rodriguez. David Brandt Berg
  • Flirty Fishing - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    This doctrine became known as "Flirty Fishing," a term that David adapted from Jesus' admonition to His disciples to "follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men" . It was practiced by many Family members until 1987, when it was discontinued.
  • Maria (Karen Zerby) - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    It was at this time that David met the woman who was to become his wife, after the dissolution of his first marriage. Karen Zerby (known by Family members as Maria), was an active Christian in Tucson, Arizona. In January 1969, she encountered a few member
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 2 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968.
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 3 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968.
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 4 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968.
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 5 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 6 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968.
  • Sound Clips Of David Berg - Page 7 - DavidBerg.org
    David Berg Sound Clips These audio samples are taken from a variety of taped exhortations spanning over 25 years, beginning in 1968
  • A Sample Community, Deep in the Heart of Texas - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David and his followers left California in April of 1969, for a brief stay in Tucson, Arizona. From there, they crisscrossed North America on a year-long witnessing trek which attracted much media attention and about 50 new disciples.
  • All Things Change - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David was a great proponent of change, and change has been a hallmark of the Family International throughout its history. David considered that one of the greatest dangers facing the young movement was that it could eventually cool down
  • An Iconoclastic Revolutionary - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    While David instilled in his followers the basic truths of the Christian faith and doctrine, he also advanced some tenets that were by any standards quite shocking.
  • Blessed Is He That Considereth the Poor - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David was well aware that "you can't preach to a man with an empty stomach." He knew that while a Christian's primary obligation is to love God and preach the Gospel, there was also a fundamental duty to materially help the disadvantaged and downtrodden w
  • Moses David's Legacy - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    As with all Christians, David realized that this Earth was not his final home, but rather he was, as Saint Paul said, a "pilgrim and a stranger." So while he enjoyed life, he also looked forward to the time that his earthly course would be finished, and h
  • Disenchantment with Organized Religion - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David's early Christian instruction was based in the churches. Yet as he became more involved in preaching the Gospel, he grew increasingly aware that many churches were not interested in fulfilling the Great Commission that Christ had given His disciples
  • Dreams and Visions - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David's writings reveal a deep faith in a living, moving and ever-changing God Who wants to communicate with and guide His Children just as clearly and directly today as He did with the first Christians in the Book of Acts. David encouraged his followers
  • His Message - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    During his travels abroad, David realized that God had a new calling for him, one of providing written counsel, teaching and guidance to his followers from afar.
  • History - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David's heritage played a key role in shaping his character and religious convictions. Many of his forefathers, as well as both of his parents, were deeply committed Christians who challenged the status quo of their day.
  • Pioneering in Europe and Revelations in Israel - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    After nearly a year in Texas, David and Maria left for Europe. By this time several Children of God (COG) communities were flourishing in the U.S., and David was already looking for new regions to evangelize.
  • Revolution for Jesus - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    In the mid 1960s, David began traveling with his wife and children, carrying out evangelistic outreach. In early 1968, at the invitation of his elderly mother, David and his family journeyed to Huntington Beach, California
  • Teachings about the Endtime - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    David devoted much of his writings to teaching about the future, as foretold in Bible prophecy. He believed that the many Endtime events predicted in the Bible would occur in our lifetime, leading to the imminent end of the world as we presently know it.
  • The Gospel Message - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    Coupled with his great faith in the Love of God was a lifelong belief that once Christians have a personal knowledge of God, their primary responsibility is to dedicate their time, energy and resources to sharing the Gospel with others.
  • The Law of Love - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    A theological cornerstone that David imparted to the Family was the doctrine referred to as the Law of Love. The Law of Love is the foundation of Christianity, the all-encompassing principle of sacrificial love for God and others by which all Christians
  • The Message of Jeremiah - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    In 1962, while combating a life-threatening illness, David desperately prayed, and asked God if there was a particular message that he was supposed to preach. The Lord indicated that the Bible's book of Jeremiah was to be the message for modern America.
  • Visions of Heaven - Mission - DavidBerg.org
    It was not only the immediate future that interested David, but also eternity, and more specifically Heaven. He once remarked, "My interest is in the future because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there."
  • 7 Ways to Know God's Will - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Every time of testing and trial and sifting is a time of decision! Now how do you make a decision? For a Christian, what is a decision? What are you trying to find? The Will of God! So the question is: How do you find the will of God? The first Scripture
  • All You Need is Love - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    Our goal is to love God and our neighbour as ourselves, and as a result bring love to the whole world and peace and freedom and plenty for all!
  • Are the Children of God a Sect - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    What church did the Children of God split off from? Is a new child a sect? No, he's a totally new birth! An absolutely new creation! Dropped out, yes, but a totally new creation! We are not a sect! We belonged to no religious denomination as a group
  • Attack - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Fear is a very interesting subject! It's a lot of amazing things! And you don't realise so much of it is subconscious until you try to put it in words and try to analyse it!
  • Be so Happy - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    We all need a good sense of humour! "A merry heart doeth good like medicine!" God created us with a sense of humour and the ability to laugh at things that are funny. So I'm sure He Himself has a sense of humour, especially when I look at some of the thin
  • Become One - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    You can't very well tell people that you love them if you don't make the slightest attempt to learn their language, customs, culture, history, religion, characteristics, nationality traits, etc., which are all a part of them.
  • Choice - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    It may surprise you to know that God likes you, His children, to make your own choices within His Will! I know you delight yourself in the Lord most of all and want to do His will. But when we do, it is His delight to also give us the desires of our own h
  • Death in Your Arms - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    I want to tell you about the Sunday morning that a man died in my arms. I was sitting in Cafe de Paris in Puerto when this great big tall fine-looking man, a giant of a man, big, robust, walked into the cafe with his family.
  • Diamonds of Dust - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    God put on a "light show" the other day and we were there to see it! He said a lot of things, too, and we tried to listen. I'm sure He must have shown it before, but we were all too busy to watch. Watch with us this time
  • Faith - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    When you ask the Lord for an answer, expect an answer and take the first thing that comes. If you really believe and ask the Lord and want to hear or see, you won't be disappointed! And that thing you see or hear with the eyes or ears of your spirit, that
  • For God's Sake Follow God - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    It just thrills us to see how it's God who is doing all this! No one in particular, no personality cult, no individual who has to be there, but the Lord by the power of His Holy Spirit! So it's thrilling to us how the Lord is working and that God has star
  • Glamour or Glory - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Musical perfection is mathematical, but musical inspiration is divine! Watch performers, the difference between the truly greats and the mere perfectionists: The major difference is that the perfectionists, those who have great voices etc.
  • God's Little Miracles - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    The Lord does return and reward and compensate for any sacrifices you make for others in trying to help them. You see, if we are willing to do His will and carry on His work, He never fails.
  • I Gotta Split - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Whoever heard of Alexander Selkirk? A poor British sailor marooned on a remote island -- but there he had time to sit down and write of his experiences, which inspired a book which circled the World and which many of you have read -- and in which he lives
  • Let's Talk About Jesus - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Wine is like Jesus! This little bit of spirits is like the Holy Spirit! You get so full of it you don't even worry about yourself any more; you forget yourself and you just are happy in spite of yourself! And all you can think about is you're happy and yo
  • Look of Love - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    "Love at first sight" is quite possible, and to respond with love to a loving look is a very normal reaction, as "love begets love." For it is very easy to "fall in love with love." To see love in someone's eyes is a psychological, emotional
  • Morning Prayer - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    The picture of the shepherd, on the hillside with his sheep: The shepherd seems to be upset about something. The sheep are bunching up and running around nervously, excitedly and somewhat fearfully back and forth in confusion, as though they're wondering
  • Mountain Men - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Great difference in mountain and multitude. Mountain is opposite of multitude. Jesus left the multitude behind
  • My Yoke is Easy - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Leadership is a very great responsibility, a heavy burden and just a plain big job of a lot of hard work, tension, confusion, excitement, concerns and physical, mental and nervous strain which tends to be pretty hard on you. Even the Lord Himself could no
  • Our Declaration of Love - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    We believe in love! Love for God and others, for "God is love"! (1Jn.4:8) That's our religion-Love! Love is everything, for without love there is nothing!-No friends, no families, no fathers or mothers or children or sex or health or happiness or God or
  • Prayer Power - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    The Lord really leaves a lot up to us and our concern and prayer. If you only cry with half a heart you only get half an answer. If you cry with your whole heart you get a whole-hearted strong answer! If you turn it on real strong then it reflects real st
  • Sex Works - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    One of the greatest of healing factors is faith, to know that God loves you and cares for you and is going to take care of you no matter what happens. Faith eliminates one of the greatest causes of disease and ill health, and that's fear and tension.
  • So You Want to be a Leader - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Nearly every great building, every great accomplishment, every great war, every great movement took years of planning and laborious engineering. It's the invisible
  • Spiritual Communications - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    God simply says in the Bible that He answers your prayers, because if He had tried to explain prayer scientifically all these years people never would have understood. He answers your prayers, He translates those prayers, He amplifies their power and the
  • Squeeze Don't Jerk - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    There is hardly anything that can be enjoyed in a hurry! A glass of wine, a walk, a talk, a ride, a view, a meal or an embrace! God is hardly ever in a hurry! It takes Him time to make a baby, a flower, a tree, a sunset, or even a blade of grass.
  • Temple Time - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    Everybody in this big central room under the dome, they are all looking up like they expect something. People are rushing around out in the wings, like they're busy in the service of the King; but the people here under the central dome just stand there qu
  • The Benefits of Backsliding - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    Backsliding is a hard school! Look at Jacob in the school of Laban: Jacob was really crooked until he had to work under someone even more crooked than he was! But it finally broke him, and look what he gained. Before his downfall, he was only "Jacob the D
  • The Wise and Unwise Leader - Mo Letters - Davidberg.org
    A good executive is not a boss! He is a servant! Jesus wasn't just trying to teach His disciples humility when He said, "He who is greatest among you must be servant of all!" A good executive simply is not a dictator!
  • The Best Selling Bible - Video - Davidberg.org
    David Berg explains how the Holy Bible is the best selling book that has outsold any other book.
  • The Ten Commandments and God's Law of love - Video - Davidberg.org
    David Berg explains the Law of Love vs the Ten Commandments
  • The Post-Tribulation Rapture - Video - Davidberg.org
    Will Jesus Christ return before or after the "Great Tribulation"? David Berg answers this question in this video clip.
  • Why Good and Evil - Video - Davidberg.org
    Why does God allow good and evil to exist in the world? Video of David Brandt Berg
  • Site Map - David Berg Memorial
    Site map -- an easy list reference to the rest of our site
  • Born Again! - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    Born Again!
  • Hallelujah for Happiness! - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    In many religions, the sadder you are the more religious you are supposed to be!
  • Healing in His Wings - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    Most people today seem to put the stories of Jesus and His disciples way back in the past. They're looked on as fairy tales. They've no real reality to them. It's all 'way far away
  • Heavenly Communication! - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    To cry to the Lord in prayer is something that should come naturally to every truly born-again child of God! God expects each of His children, those who really know Him, to touch Him personally and make direct contact with Him, not just through somebody e
  • It's Free - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    True salvation is just pure faith. It's just believing, and if you get any feeling, it's a result of believing. But you are still saved by the Word and by faith, and not your feeling.
  • Keep On Believing!
    Maria and I were walking along alone hand-in-hand out on a deserted highway through barren desolate semi-desert country, sort of like west Texas and some places in Arizona. We seemed to be somewhat lost and searching for our destination.
  • "The Lover of All Lovers!" - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    He came to earth as a tiny, weak and helpless baby, born to a simple, humble young girl who miraculously conceived the Child, having never slept with any man! In fact, the news of her pregnancy was so shocking that when the man to whom she was engaged to
  • "Roll Ye Away the Stone!" - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    I was studying all those maps and places and things about shipping lines and trailer parks and all kinds of stuff! I worked on it pretty hard all day, hours and hours, and I thought, "Lord, why can't You just show me this in a flash of revelation or somet
  • Run the Race! - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
  • The Word, the Word, the Word! - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    The Word of God is the most powerful Truth on Earth!
  • When Morning Dawns - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    Leaving this life is just like going from one room to another and closing the door.
  • Why Do We Dream? - Mo Letters - DavidBerg.org
    I was wondering why I have so many of these odd dreams that I can only vaguely remember and that seem to be virtually meaningless. They're not revelations from God or anything, but they're story dreams