OPINION: The Two Anointed Ones of Zechariah 4

  Two Men, feeding the same candlestick, the same “golden oil”. Jesus Christ says in John 6:63, to the disciples who would later be His apostles, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” In John 17, Jesus Christ prays unto His Father in Heaven, God, “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. “(verse 6) And, “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. “(Verse 8) Pictured in Zechariah 4, are TWO APOSTLES feeding the same Worldwide Church of God.

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Correspondents Address a Variety of Topics

Correspondents Address a Variety of Topics

Excerpt from December 27, 1979 Pastor General’s Report

This week’s comments are made up of miscellaneous letters that cover a variety of subjects. We felt that they are worthwhile because of their thought-provoking content. –Mail Processing Center Returning to Church I wanted to share some of my happiness with you. In March of 1975, my husband and I were baptized by one of God’s ministers. For some time, we grew in the spirit. After a few years went by though, we separated ourselves from the Church. We quit giving our tithes and soon we even quit attending Sabbath services. Needless to say, we cut ourselves off from God’s blessings and left ourselves open for everything that Satan could sling at us. Just as you have been saying for years, Satan would like nothing better than to see the “family” shot to pieces.

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OPINION: Trouble mostly from those EMPLOYED by Church

  “I have found that nearly all the TROUBLES among our membership have come from those employed–those GETTING their salaries from God’s Church. We have had little trouble and very few problems with lay brethren who GIVE offerings and PAY tithes to God’s Church. ” Quote from Herbert W. Armstrong in December 27, 1979 Pastor General’s Report   Think ON THIS! Are you trying to GET a salary? Are you looking into different churches, simply for a SALARY? God’s Church has experienced problems like this before. If you are focusing on your PAYCHECK, and on what you can GET, you must realize that THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE WAY OF GOD! Repent, immediately!]]>

OPINION: Joining the Church just to GET

  “To my great sorrow I learned a costly lesson. Some have merely “joined” the Church–not being really converted as I had supposed. Human nature was still with them. They still were on the “GETTING” way of life–not Christ’s “GIVING” way. To my great sorrow, I had to learn that, even in the Church, many who are GETTING their living on salary from the Church, still live by the “GETTING” standard, not God’s way of “GIVING.” The more they GET the more they want–and when they get it they are never satisfied, but want more.” Quote from Herbert W. Armstrong, Pastor General’s Report December 27, 1979

QUESTION TO MINISTERS AND MEMBERS

  • Are you joining with one of these  “churches” or “organizations” simply because you want a PAYCHECK?
  • Are you trying to find “the closest group to the truth” in order to GET what YOU WANT? Fellowship? Something to do?
That is the carnal mind reasoning within you. SATAN’S WAY IS “GET”! God’s Way is GIVE! Mr. Armstrong found out that many weren’t converted, but were just joining a church that “agreed with them”, because they could GET what they wanted. If you are just looking for “the closest group” you WILL NOT FIND THE TRUE CHURCH! And then you will be joining a church of this world, created by those who have gone out of the true Church!
  • Which way are you living? Are you getting back on track?
We all need to examine ourselves, because I believe many are joining FALSE GROUPS, just for the paycheck, or to GET what they want.]]>

Great is the Name of Our God

GREAT IS THE NAME OF OUR GOD Do you always use God’s name with proper reverence and respect? Here are guidelines everyone should know and use.  

By Selmer L. Hegvold  

The Good News, August 1982  

  Everyone wants life — happy, exciting, challenging life here and now, and the assurance that such abundant life will continue even beyond this physical existence. How to have this kind of life was on the mind of the man who came and asked Jesus Christ, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” (Matt. 19:16). Jesus’ stated purpose for being on earth was that mankind “might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). He answered: “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt. 19:17). Here Christ revealed the way to the happy, fulfilling life everyone desires, the way that will actually produce every good result man could want: the way of obeying God’s commandments.

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OPINION: The Worldwide Church of God is NOT a legal corporation but a SPIRITUAL ORGANISM

  “Actually the Worldwide Church of God is a spiritual organism, created by GOD – not a legal corporate organization created by this world’s laws. But, in order to function IN the world in an organizational manner, the Church of God has needed to be incorporated according to state laws. The members of the Church are NOT members of the “Worldwide Church of God, Inc.,” a California corporation, nor of “Herbert W. Armstrong, a corporation sole,” under which our financial operations currently are functioning (since the massive lawsuit by the state of California).” [Excerpt from “Advisory Council of Elders Formed- by Herbert W. Armstrong, Worldwide News – 16th March 1981]]]>

OPINION: The World Tomorrow is SPONSORED by the Worldwide Church of God

  “And, by the way, if you look at the telecast tomorrow morning, I wonder are you indifferent — thinking “Well I don’t need to look at it”? Well, brethren, it’s money that you pay in. Of course, it’s God’s money. But that’s what’s paying for it, and each one of those telecasts tomorrow (The one tomorrow morning on Channel 11, and the one tomorrow evening on Channel 9.), each one of those just for that one-half hour is costing several thousand dollars. Did you know that? But they reach a lot of people; and telephone calls come in by the hundreds and the thousands as a result immediately, from people clear outside of the Church. But that’s part of your work. I just happen to be the speaker. But you notice that it says, “This is sponsored by the Worldwide Church of God.” Not by me. I don’t sponsor it. You are all the Worldwide Church of God. The Worldwide Church of God is all of us combined, put together. And we’re ONE BODY fitly framed and joined together whether we are in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Philippines, South Africa, England, Germany, or where — ONE BODY, many offices, many things to do; but one body. So let’s understand that. And each of us has his own job to do. That’s why one scripture says, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” because we each have something to do.” [Excerpt from Sermon: Success Based on God’s Law given by Herbert W. Armstrong]

QUESTIONS

  • Who sponsored the World Tomorrow Television and Radio Programs? Answer: The Worldwide Church of God.
  • Who are the Worldwide Church of God? Answer: The MEMBERS of the Church WORLDWIDE!
  • Are the members separated from the LEGAL CORPORATION?   Answer: Click here for the answer!
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ANOTHER VON HABSBURG SPEAKS OUT!

ANOTHER VON HABSBURG SPEAKS OUT!

By Gene Hogberg

Pastor General’s Report November 16, 1984

  With Mr. Reagan robustly returned to a second four-year term, the prospects of improved Soviet-American relations appear remote. Moscow is presently in no mood to concretely negotiate arms reduction talks. Furthermore, the Kremlin is moving to militarily prop up its Central American surrogate, Nicaragua, which has had difficulty fending off the attacks of the U.S.- supported “contra” forces .

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"THEY DECLARE THEIR SIN AS SODOM"

“THEY DECLARE THEIR SIN AS SODOM”

By Gene Hogberg

Pastor General’s Report September 28, 1984

  One of the themes that Mr. Herbert Armstrong has emphasized in the past several years is “come out of this world.” And with good reason. The societies of modern-day Israel are on a moral toboggan slide. As a result natural calamities lie just over the horizon. There is little, in the end, that morally-upright leaders (such as President Reagan) or movements such as the “Moral Majority” can do to halt the downward spiral. The forces of evil are just too strong.

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