Was What Herbert W Armstrong produced ESSENTIAL to Salvation?

What was produced by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong?

The works and fruits of Herbert W Armstrong are being challenged by a pastor of the United Church of God named Lewis VanAusdle.

Let’s note the implications behind his words.

Important to NOTE: While Herbert W Armstrong was the human instrument used, it is Jesus Christ who is responsible for what was produced. Just as a pianist or violinist is responsible for what is produced via the instrument in their hands.

What was produced through Herbert W Armstrong?

▪️Ambassador College
This college(which had three campuses in Pasadena, California, Big Sandy, Texas and Bricketwood, UK) was founded by Herbert W. Armstrong to properly train a ministry to assist him. Through Ambassador College, what was produced was a trained ordained ministry of the Worldwide Church of God. The ministry was ordained through Herbert W Armstrong and by those who had been previously ordained by Herbert W Armstrong.

The ministry of various “Church of God” organizations, including the United Church of God of which this man is a pastor, use their ministerial credentials received from Herbert W Armstrong, the Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College, to validate their own ministry.

What purpose is the ministry, if they are not essential to the Church for salvation?

Sounds absurd doesn’t it?

▪️The Worldwide Church of God membership.
Many members were added via baptisms performed by the ministry of the Worldwide Church of God. They became begotten children of God awaiting to be born into the Family of God at the first resurrection.
Those who receive God’s Holy Spirit, are the Church of God. They are the body of Christ!

What purpose is the Church then if it isn’t essential for salvation? What good is a mother to an unborn child? That is what the Church is.

The Church of God is the spiritual body of Christ! Is Jesus Christ essential for salvation? He, of course, is the head of His body, His Church! HE IS MOST DEFINITELY ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION!

What brought this comment from a pastor serving the United Church of God, was an article that was written on the Work of God.

This author went to explain, and point out, the words of Jesus Christ, what the Work of God IS(John 6:29), what Christ said concerning His apostles (Matthew 10:14-15; Luke 10:10-12,16; John 17) and how the job of the Church is to do the work of God to believe, back and support the true apostle of Christ according to clear scripture command!

The name of Herbert W Armstrong was mentioned. This was too much to handle for a couple of women who were related to this particular pastor. They had to stand up and speak their mind!!!

Why is it when you apply the commands of Christ to His apostle, and obey the Word of God, the Church is labeled by a riotous few as “idol worshippers”? Why is good called evil?

I also want to make a note of something I see all too much. The men tend to hide back on social media and the women tend to stand up and do the speaking! These few women wanted to make sure their voice was heard, and boy was it! Their comment was superior to what their minister could have said.

Their minister was asked the question, “Do you feel the ministry of Herbert Armstrong is valid?” He hasn’t answered of yet. But a few women who didn’t like the question came in swooping!

They have their minister. They say he is a minister of Jesus Christ, and that he preaches God’s Word faithfully. He claims to have credentials of being a minister because he was ordained by a minister who was ordained by Christ’s apostle Mr. Herbert W Armstrong.

And yet, he himself is a part of what was produced through Herbert W Armstrong by Jesus Christ. Does he claim that he is not essential for the salvation of the Church?

Now the ministers of Jesus Christ, and I mean THE TRUE MINISTRY, is certainly essential for salvation!! Jesus Christ Himself ordained the ministry. However, He only appointed apostles, and the apostles did the job of appointing the rest of the ministry.

The Church of God IS MOST DEFINITELY ESSENTIAL for Salvation!!! The Church is the mother who is used to nurture and feed the begotten unborn children of God and help bring them to birth!

So let’s take note of the IMPLICATIONS of what this man has said.

God says He gives a “GOOD UNDERSTANDING” to those who keep His commandments(Psalms 111:10).

Let’s say Herbert W Armstrong was given a “good understanding”. He was a minister, an apostle of Jesus Christ. He certainly had received the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, and was being led by Christ through the Holy Spirit.

What was his job if not to relay that “good understanding” to the ministry and the Church of God? The commands of Jesus Christ is to RECEIVE him and RECEIVE his words, because he is the apostle of Christ.

Now we have what was produced through Herbert W. Armstrong preserved for us today.
All the writings, the sermons, The Bible Studies, the radio and television programs, the Church programs, even the trained men who were ordained into the ministry. All produced by Jesus Christ through the indwelling of the Spirit of God in Herbert W Armstrong and those under him.

This labor of the apostle was not done in vain!
We are his apostleship! We are the epistles of Christ, written by the apostle and written upon our hearts with the Spirit of God!

But I guess there are some who think these things are not essential for salvation. HOW SAD! May God open their BLIND EYES!

What this pastor said, eliminated his ministry, if what he said is indeed true. However he is not, and the true ministry IS essential for salvation.

Doesn’t he realize that when he denies and rejects the one sent by Christ, he rejects and denies Jesus and God the Father? That is what Jesus Christ says in the Bible!! In 1 John 4, we are told those who do this has the spirit of “antichrist”. That is God’s label of those who deny the true apostles of Christ!

We must always be on guard brethren!!! These wrong spirits are lurking and waiting in shadows to pounce in unsuspecting children of God; to try to turn light into darkness and darkness into light; to say evil is good and good is evil; to accuse the Church of God of idol worship when they are in fact serving the true and living God as Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 1.

They want to transform their ministry into the ministry of righteousness, and if you don’t stand vigilant you may be caught up in their deceptions and lies.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

These ministers use the name of Herbert W Armstrong to validate their own ministry because it gives them advantage.

Jude 1:16-17
“These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

“…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…”

“…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…”

“…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…”

When will we believe and OBEY the word of God?

was produced by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong?The works and fruits of Herbert W Armstrong are being challenged by a pastor of the United Church of God named Lewis VanAusdle. Let’s note the implications behind his words.Important to NOTE: While Herbert W Armstrong was the human instrument used, it is Jesus Christ who is responsible for what was produced. Just as a pianist or violinist is responsible for what is produced via the instrument in their hands.What was produced through Herbert W Armstrong?▪️Ambassador College This college(which had three campuses in Pasadena, California, Big Sandy, Texas and Bricketwood, UK) was founded by Herbert W. Armstrong to properly train a ministry to assist him. Through Ambassador College, what was produced was a trained ordained ministry of the Worldwide Church of God. The ministry was ordained through Herbert W Armstrong and by those who had been previously ordained by Herbert W Armstrong. The ministry of various “Church of God” organizations, including the United Church of God of which this man is a pastor, use their ministerial credentials received from Herbert W Armstrong, the Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College, to validate their own ministry.What purpose is the ministry, if they are not essential to the Church for salvation?Sounds absurd doesn’t it?▪️The Worldwide Church of God membership.Many members were added via baptisms performed by the ministry of the Worldwide Church of God. They became begotten children of God awaiting to be born into the Family of God at the first resurrection. Those who receive God’s Holy Spirit, are the Church of God. They are the body of Christ!What purpose is the Church then if it isn’t essential for salvation? What good is a mother to an unborn child? That is what the Church is.The Church of God is the spiritual body of Christ! Is Jesus Christ essential for salvation? He, of course, is the head of His body, His Church! HE IS MOST DEFINITELY ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION!What brought this comment from a pastor serving the United Church of God, was an article that was written on the Work of God. This author went to explain, and point out, the words of Jesus Christ, what the Work of God IS(John 6:29), what Christ said concerning His apostles (Matthew 10:14-15; Luke 10:10-12,16; John 17) and how the job of the Church is to do the work of God to believe, back and support the true apostle of Christ according to clear scripture command!The name of Herbert W Armstrong was mentioned. This was too much to handle for a couple of women who were related to this particular pastor. They had to stand up and speak their mind!!!Why is it when you apply the commands of Christ to His apostle, and obey the Word of God, the Church is labeled by a riotous few as “idol worshippers”? Why is good called evil? I also want to make a note of something I see all too much. The men tend to hide back on social media and the women tend to stand up and do the speaking! These few women wanted to make sure their voice was heard, and boy was it! Their comment was superior to what their minister could have said.Their minister was asked the question, “Do you feel the ministry of Herbert Armstrong is valid?” He hasn’t answered of yet. But a few women who didn’t like the question came in swooping!They have their minister. They say he is a minister of Jesus Christ, and that he preaches God’s Word faithfully. He claims to have credentials of being a minister because he was ordained by a minister who was ordained by Christ’s apostle Mr. Herbert W Armstrong.And yet, he himself is a part of what was produced through Herbert W Armstrong by Jesus Christ. Does he claim that he is not essential for the salvation of the Church?Now the ministers of Jesus Christ, and I mean THE TRUE MINISTRY, is certainly essential for salvation!! Jesus Christ Himself ordained the ministry. However, He only appointed apostles, and the apostles did the job of appointing the rest of the ministry.The Church of God IS MOST DEFINITELY ESSENTIAL for Salvation!!! The Church is the mother who is used to nurture and feed the begotten unborn children of God and help bring them to birth! So let’s take note of the IMPLICATIONS of what this man has said.God says He gives a “GOOD UNDERSTANDING” to those who keep His commandments(Psalms 111:10). Let’s say Herbert W Armstrong was given a “good understanding”. He was a minister, an apostle of Jesus Christ. He certainly had received the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, and was being led by Christ through the Holy Spirit. What was his job if not to relay that “good understanding” to the ministry and the Church of God? The commands of Jesus Christ is to RECEIVE him and RECEIVE his words, because he is the apostle of Christ. Now we have what was produced through Herbert W. Armstrong preserved for us today.All the writings, the sermons, The Bible Studies, the radio and television programs, the Church programs, even the trained men who were ordained into the ministry. All produced by Jesus Christ through the indwelling of the Spirit of God in Herbert W Armstrong and those under him.This labor of the apostle was not done in vain!We are his apostleship! We are the epistles of Christ, written by the apostle and written upon our hearts with the Spirit of God!But I guess there are some who think these things are not essential for salvation. HOW SAD! May God open their BLIND EYES!What this pastor said, eliminated his ministry, if what he said is indeed true. However he is not, and the true ministry IS essential for salvation.Doesn’t he realize that when he denies and rejects the one sent by Christ, he rejects and denies Jesus and God the Father? That is what Jesus Christ says in the Bible!! In 1 John 4, we are told those who do this has the spirit of “antichrist”. That is God’s label of those who deny the true apostles of Christ!We must always be on guard brethren!!! These wrong spirits are lurking and waiting in shadows to pounce in unsuspecting children of God; to try to turn light into darkness and darkness into light; to say evil is good and good is evil; to accuse the Church of God of idol worship when they are in fact serving the true and living God as Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 1.They want to transform their ministry into the ministry of righteousness, and if you don’t stand vigilant you may be caught up in their deceptions and lies.2 Corinthians 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”These ministers use the name of Herbert W Armstrong to validate their own ministry because it gives them advantage.Jude 1:16-17″These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;””…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…””…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…””…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ…”When will we believe and OBEY the word of God?

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