What happened to the Worldwide Church of God?

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“Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.”(1 Corinthians 9:1-2 )



The seal of the apostleship of Herbert W. Armstrong, is the Worldwide Church of God.

“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-6 KJV)

“You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by all men; and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (RVS)



“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.” (1 Corinthians 4:14-17)

“My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.” (Prov. 7:1-3)

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.”..”She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.  I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.“…”Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.[Rom. 16;17] For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.[apostasy] For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”  (Prov. 4:1-5, 9-11,13-22)



“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (2 Thes. 2:13)

 

Those of the Worldwide Church of God believe the same Word of God, the teachings, doctrines , and truths, and share the same beliefs Herbert W. Armstrong had and taught. He is an apostle of Jesus Christ.
Many have gone out of the Worldwide Church of God, to form their own organizations(corporations), calling themselves a “Church of God”.
Within these organizations are ministers preaching to their congregations(many of whom has history with the Worldwide Church of God) teaching that the Worldwide Church of God was destroyed, or went into apostasy.
They teach that Mr. Armstrong was wrong, and that he did not have Christ speaking in him in all things.

And that is okay for them to believe that. They have a right to believe what they are going to believe, no matter how differing it is from what was taught by Mr. Armstrong. God gives them that right.
That is not what we are addressing.
What we are addressing is the fact that many of these ministers are actively trying to DAMAGE their congregations by telling their congregations that the Worldwide Church of God died out with the WWC Inc organization, is no more, went off into apostasy, and therefore these people should be happy sticking with their group, supporting their organization, accepting their differing beliefs. The picture they paint to the people, is that the best place for them today is in that particular group. “Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.”(Jer. 7:4)
They call their groups the “Church of God”(Rev. 3:9)claiming to be true Christians.

Many of their congregants were members of the Worldwide Church of God, they grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, they were baptized into the Worldwide Church of God, they supported the Worldwide Church of God. They were told by these ministers starting these new groups, that the Worldwide Church of God is no more being led by Jesus Christ! And many have been FOOLED by such messages.

After Mr. Armstrong’s death, there was a great controversy! Ministers at the top who wanted heresy and change, took control over the WWC Inc. organization. They then began building a “support group” upon that organization. This support group formed a NEW Church. It was not the Worldwide Church of God, although they had taken that name.(Rev. 3:9)

This “corporate” world finds its roots and origins in ancient Babylon.
The governments of this world are merely “corporations” governing smaller “corporations”(called states). The states require a “corporation” to handle large sums of money, property and real estate.
So this NEW “support group”, this NEW CHURCH was built upon a corporation. That was its’ “GENTILE” foundation.

Previous ex-ministers had left the WCG to form FIRST their own “corporation”, calling such corporations a “Church of God”, then they proceeded to attempt to draw away members from the Worldwide Church of God, to build up their “support group” or a CHURCH upon their newly built “GENTILE” foundation which has roots in Babylon.

Now the WWC Inc was NEVER THE Worldwide Church of God. Mr. Armstrong says this MANY TIMES.

Example:
Bob has a pen, but the pen in not Bob, although the pen is “Bob’s pen”.

The WWC Inc was the Worldwide Church of God’s “pen”, or corporation. But the corporation was not the Worldwide Church of God.

Top ministers took the WCG’s pen/corporation, and began writing new doctrines, policies, made changes, added heresies, claiming that they were the Worldwide Church of God. Claiming they had authority from God to do such things.

They did not share the same beliefs, and only wanted change, much like how the State Attorney General of California in 1979 wanted change by throwing out Herbert W. Armstrong and what he taught and how he operated the Work of God!

So they took the WCG’s pen, or the WWC Inc. Possession was no longer the Worldwide Church of God’s. Possession was in the hands of ANOTHER CHURCH. Now that Church eventually called itself “Grace Communion International”.

Now, shortly before Mr. Armstrong’s death, he was reducing the expenditures going through the Work, preparing to dissolve the WWC Inc, and other supporting corporate entities, in order to prepare for the next phase of purifying the Church.

Now, in 1981, a corporate sole was created in the state of Colorado, by Mr. Ralph Helge acting as “power of attorney” for Mr. Armstrong.
In 1983, Mr. Armstrong found several corporate soles being incorporated in Nevada and other states, so he ordered Ralph Helge to SHUT THE DUMMY CORPORATIONS DOWN.

In 1983, the same year as Mr. Armstrong’s orders, the Colorado corporate sole was suspended. It’s activities stopped. It was shut down temporarily.

Now fast forward to May 1986, four months after Mr. Armstrong’s death. All of a sudden this Colorado corporation sole was reinstated!

The last letter of Mr. Armstrong saying “the greatest work lies ahead” was written by Aaron Dean, he admits. Now, according to Aaron Dean, M. Armstrong was sending all of the Advisory Council of Elders through an “evaluation period”, placing them in the role of “Deputy Pastor General” for a period of time, and testing them.
While Joseph Tkach was in his evaluation period, Mr. Armstrong died.
Now, in January 10, a letter was sent out to the Church saying Mr. Armstrong chose Mr. Tkach. But did Mr. Armstrong really write it? Or was it written by someone else?

Now this Colorado corporate sole was reinstated, and in the paperwork of this corporation sole in Colorado, the advisory council of elders was put into charge. Herbert W. Armstrong had died, and they had the power to choose a successor. It wasn’t until 1991, 5 years after,  that this corporate sole was RENAMED. It was renamed, “JOSEPH W. TKACH”. This meant that the previous “corporate sole” was dissolved into a new corporate sole, with Joseph Tkach heading it.
For 5 years, the legal paperwork for the WWC Inc, and supporting corporations, was under this Colorado corporate sole, with the Advisory Council of Elders in control.

Now if Mr. Armstrong really did choose Tkach, then why did the Advisory Council of Elders have to resurrect a DUMMY CORPORATION to put them in charge? Why didn’t it automatically put Tkach in charge, if he was the true chosen successor of HWA.

Now, what happened to the rest of the Advisory Council of Elders? Joseph Tkach was only one member. He eventually got legal control over the WWC Inc organization in 1991. But what happened to the other ministers in the ACE? Did they go out in 1991 and later to form their own groups? Look around today and see it is so.

From 1986-1991, there were massive changes being done, and heresy was introduced and taught. The Mystery of the Ages was thrown on a burn pile, and ordered to be destroyed. Other writings was edited to removed things those at the top disagreed with. And they lied to the Church. The truth was trampled on.

BUT NOW WE ARE TOLD TODAY, by those who were part of the apostasy, who even LED IT,  who have now formed their own “Church of God” groups, that the blame lies with “The Worldwide Church of God”? And now they are telling the people that it was the Worldwide Church of God who went into apostasy?

They actively speak AGAINST what was originally taught by Christ through Herbert W. Armstrong! It was they who brought in the heresy. It was they who made the changes, who put Tkach in charge, who ordered Mystery of the Ages destroyed! Legal paperwork proves it! They were in charge. They were responsible.

Now, if Mr. Armstrong was in the process of shutting down WWC Inc and the Work, we have to ask the question: “Why did they have to resurrect a DUMMY CORPORATION in Colorado in order to seize control of the WWC Inc, and to keep “the cash cow” alive and well, and able to continue to pay them while they changed, and perverted everything the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong stands for?

Then they use that great controversy, set Tkach up as the patzi, to say the WCG went into apostasy so join them in their new organization?

Notice Malachi 3:15. “those that work iniquity are set up”. THEY ARE SET UP! Remember Tkach Jr talked about “Church planting”?

Remember the apostle Paul saying “the mystery of iniquity does already work”(2 Thes. 2:7)? He was talking about false churches being SET UP, working against them and the true Church.

Now, there are a bunch of COG “sects” and splinter groups each preaching that the WCG is no more, each departing from what was taught, each splintering further and further away from Christ!

But what happened to the Worldwide Church of God?

God’s apostle taught us the Word of God, and the mind of Christ on “all things pertaining to life and godliness” as scripture points out about the true apostles of Christ. He ministered God’s Word unto us. God’s Word through the Holy Spirit was written in our hearts. The Holy Bible is FULL of scriptures and instruction to NOT LET GO OF WHAT WAS TAUGHT BY THE APOSTLES! Revelation 3:11 is a message from Jesus Christ to the Worldwide Church of God to NOT LET GO OF WHAT THEY WERE TAUGHT! The Worldwide Church of God is not a Church who apostatized! But has been FAITHFUL, so says the Word of God! It has been a PERSECUTED CHURCH(Rev. 12:13)!!! That is the opposite of what is being taught today by men who was one time ministers of the Worldwide Church of God! They say the Church was destroyed, that Christ couldn’t keep His Word in Matthew 16:17, that he allowed it to go into apostasy, and that he removed their candlestick and jumped ship and now leads their new church and organization!

What we have been facing is a Great Falling away of 2 Thes. 2. And the Worldwide Church of God still exists. The people themselves are the apostleship, the epistle of God’s true apostle Herbert W. Armstrong!!! Satan wants to destroy Herbert W. Armstrong, and all of God’s Church!
God’s Church doesn’t have a state corporation, like it did under Mr. Armstrong. The apostle already accomplished the job of preaching the gospel in every nation.(Matt. 24:14)
That corporation(WWC Inc) was only used to help him preach the gospel in every nation. The WWC Inc. was not the Worldwide Church of God. It was “Bob’s pen” rather than Bob! The gospel was preached in every nation! Church congregations was raised up in basically every nation of this world! That is why the Church is the Worldwide Church of God! It is the fact that is undeniable, that the true gospel was indeed preached WORLDWIDE!
And that gospel is still being held intact by the Worldwide Church of God. It is not being preached by any other Church.

They went out of us, for they were not of us. Now they are active in teaching people to stay with them, and not to return to what was taught!

What does a rancher do when herding cattle? They got to keep them in the corral. They got to teach the sheep to be comfortable in “their” fields, under their watch. Some of them are “harsh”, “sheriff like”, causing much havoc so they can to scare the sheep to stay in their group, or to give it up altogether.

Others, have a large LIBERAL area, where the sheep can wander around. This gives a false sense of security, especially for those who have already been hurt by the other groups. In every case, if you recall what was taught, and reject the heresy being taught, you will be expelled and hurt by these groups, even the most mild ones.

But the sheep belong to Jesus Christ. And the reason we are warning our fellow brethren about those preaching heresies, who are telling them lies in order to deceive them, is because we love them. We want no harm to come to them. This website, the wwcg-archives.com website, is to help our brethren refresh their minds with the wonderful truths of what was taught, so they can overcome the evil one and escape Satan’s traps.

Christ fed the Church through His apostle. And like Proverbs 4 says: “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.“(verse 22)

 

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