Firstly, we are not
a spin-off of the World Wide Church of God and have no affiliation with
them or any other Christian organization.
beliefs and understanding of scripture, comes from our own intensive study
of God's Holy Word and the languages it was originally written in. You
are correct in recognizing the many beliefs both scriptural and historical
that we share in common with those once held by the WWCOG under the leadership
of Mr. Armstrong.
considered him a truly inspired man of God.
take it from the tone of your first sentence - that you do not. If I'm
right in that assumption, this story may amuse you.
first time I saw H.W. Armstrong on the "World Tomorrow" broadcast I laughed
so hard at the things he said I almost fell off the sofa. I remember how
ludicrous I thought everything he said was. If he's right, I thought, everything
I was ever taught about Christianity is wrong.
16 years later, with the equivalent self-study to have probably earned
doctorate degrees in Theology, History, Linguistics and the Migrations
of Ancient Peoples -
realize - everything I was taught is wrong.
teachings and practices of traditional Christian churches today are not
in accord with those taught by the Apostolic church. The Gospel Jesus preached
during his Ministry has been syncretized to the core with pagan doctrines,
and man-made traditions.
with a sincere desire to find this out for himself can do so without having
to take the word of Mr. Armstrong, myself, or anyone else, because - upon
discriminating study, these Biblical truths and historical facts become
all too self-evident.
one holds a copyright on the truth!