HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG P.O. BOX 431, TUCSON, ARIZONA 85702 Pasadena January 26, 1983 Dear Brethren in Australia: Evangelist Gerald Waterhouse has just returned to Pasadena from his most recent visit to many of the churches in Australia, and I thank God for his report of your continued faithfulness and loyalty to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, and of your continuing steadfast in spiritual growth. I recently returned from conferences with government leaders in Europe. I am much sobered by what I learned. The revival of the medieval “Holy Roman Empire” may be much more imminent than we have supposed — and both prophecies of Revelation 17 and Daniel 2:44 show that its reformation will result quickly in the Second Coming of Christ, the END of this present evil world and the bursting forth of the wonderful, happy and peaceful WORLD TOMORROW! We in God’s Church are of the glorious TEMPLE to which the glorified Christ is coming. More of that later, but I find there have been some misunderstandings as to what Mr. Waterhouse taught, and also about God’s Church and what it is. God has shown me that this letter must be straight and PLAIN TALK- the PLAIN TRUTH. For I know you do not want to be wrong due to misunderstanding. Time indeed is now short. We are the last generation of this present evil world — the generation that shall be caught up in the air to meet Christ as he returns to earth as KING of kings and LORD of lords to establish A WHOLE NEW WORLD! Brethren, we are all still human. We have been called of God to come OUT of this world’s ways and beliefs — to be a separate and holy people, forming the glorious TEMPLE OF THE LORD to which he soon will come. But also, the first century church at Corinth were called out of this world, and though now dead they shall be resurrected at Christ’s coming and with us (then changed to spirit immortality) together meet with the returning Christ in the air at his coming. And Christ’s apostle to them of that day had to write: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you … that there are contentions among you” (I Corinthians 1:10-11). Some of them followed one minister, some another. This was causing divisions in the Church. And the apostle Paul also wrote to those at Rome, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). Christ put GOVERNMENT into his Church. Most of those who have gone out from the Church have gone because they resisted the GOVERNMENT of CHRIST in the Church. Brethren, how does God look at this world? It is common for us to look at it as we have been seeing it in our lifetime, in our little PART of this world. God sees the WHOLE world from its very foundation. It was founded through one man. Adam followed his wife, who was deceived by Satan, into rebelling against the GOVERNMENT of God. God had commanded him not to eat of the forbidden fruit. The penalty was DEATH. Actually Adam followed the GOVERNMENT of Satan. As the archangel Lucifer, a cherub, Satan had been placed on the throne of the earth (Isaiah 14:13) to administer the GOVERNMENT OF GOD over the earth. But Lucifer rebelled and became Satan. But he is still on that throne. Adam had the opportunity to reject Satan and obey God. IF he had taken of the tree of LIFE, Satan would have been abolished and Adam made immortal, ruling on that throne. But Adam accepted the government or rule of Satan over his life and that of his children. So God CLOSED OFF the tree of life (the Holy Spirit, impregnating with immortal life) until Christ, the second Adam, 4,000 years later. Adam’s decision was the FOUNDATION of this world. At that time it was decreed that the “WORD” would come as Savior of the world and be slain for human sins (Revelation 13:8). It was also decreed at the foundation of the world that all men should once die and after that the JUDGMENT. Also, that as in Adam ALL die, so in Christ should all be made alive by resurrection (Hebrews 9:27, I Corinthians 1 5:22). This world became Satan’s world. Satan became the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4). Adam’s first son killed his brother and lied to God about it. A world developed, swayed by Satan — a world avoiding and rejecting God. God’s law is the basis of God’s GOVERNMENT. Law is merely rules that regulate one’s way of living. The world has rules or laws regulating all sports and games. God’s law regulates human RELATIONSHIPS — with God, and with neighbor. God’s way is LOVE — outflowing concern for the GOOD of others — humility, obedience to God, cooperation, serving, sharing with neighbor. Satan’s way (this world’s way — human nature) is the way of rebellion, competition, strife, violence, disagreement. Satan is STILL on that world throne. A civilization was developed by MAN, cut off from God’s Spirit. Satan is the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2). Just as thoughts in the form of sounds, words and pictures can be transmitted instantaneously through the air by radio and TV, so Satan transmits ATTITUDES and IMPULSES through the air, and this works in the people of the world with the contentious, self-willed way of “GET.” Satan injects this selfish nature into babies in the first months of their lives, and parents do nothing to teach them otherwise. You and I grew up that way. Into such a world Jesus came. HE DID NOT SET OUT TO REFORM THIS WORLD OR MAKE SATAN’S WORLD A BETTER WORLD. He did not come to CHANGE this world or convert this world or make it a better world, as Protestants think. He came to start a whole new and different world. So he chose and called 12 men — drafted them, so to speak. For 3 l/2 years he TAUGHT them the WAY OF GOD — which is the GOVERNMENT of God. Through them he started his Church — people called OUT of this world — people who had grown up IN this world, but to REPENT, BELIEVE his teachings based on GOD’S LAW, which is the basis of God’s GOVERNMENT. Still living IN the world, but no longer part OF it, learning GOD’S WAY of life based on God’s LAW, which is the basis of God’s GOVERNMENT. On real repentance and believing Christ and living as we shall in GOD’s coming world — living as God and Christ have always lived — the TREE OF LIFE is open to us, even as it was open to Adam before he sinned. Receiving the Holy Spirit of God to dwell with our human spirit, the two spirits become ONE — just as Adam and Eve became ONE family humanly, we become spiritually ONE in mind with God. Under the 12 apostles, the 120 disciples who had followed Jesus, having received the Holy Spirit of God on the day of Pentecost, taught the other 3,000 baptized that same day. They, in turn, were to teach a multiplied larger number converted in the following days. THEY BECAME THE START — THE EMBRYO — OF AN ENTIRELY NEW AND DIFFERENT WORLD, to reign and rule and teach others in GOD’S WORLD, beginning with their resurrection at the Second Coming of Christ. But Satan was still on earth’s throne. By A.D. 53, 22 years after the Church started, much or most in the Church had turned away. The Gospel was suppressed. A false gospel of MEN about the person of Christ, but denying the GOVERNMENT and law of God, counterfeited the true Gospel of Christ — the Gospel OF THE KINGDOM — of GOD’S GOVERNMENT. When I was converted, 56 years ago, the true Church still retained the Sabbath and the name “Church of God,” but had lost knowledge of the true Gospel of the KINGDOM OF GOD, knowledge of the whole PURPOSE and Master Plan of God — knowledge of who and what God is, what and WHY man is, what salvation really is. Brethren, think a moment. HOW did the first Church of God receive its doctrines — its teachings — its beliefs? Answer: Only through the APOSTLES. And how did they receive this teaching? Direct from JESUS in person. He is the WORD of God. The Bible is the SAME Word of God in writing! How did YOU receive the true teachings of Christ? From God’s apostle. How did I receive this wonderful truth? From the SAME JESUS, only IN WRITING. The Bible is a coded book. The Catholics and Protestants have access to it, but can’t UNDERSTAND IT! WHY? “A GOOD UNDERSTANDING have all they that DO his COMMANDMENTS,” says Christ in writing — in the Bible. Catholics and Protestants say his commandments are DONE AWAY — nailed to the cross! They CAN’T understand the Bible. Jesus said these truths are hidden from the wise of this world and revealed to babes — to those who submit to his commandments and his GOVERNMENT. I was astounded, 56 years ago, to see that what I had been taught in a Protestant church was the very opposite of the plain teaching of the Bible. I submitted to the GOVERNMENT OF GOD! I GAVE my life to Christ, to let him live his life IN ME. He opened my understanding to HIS TRUTH, used me to share it with you and all his Church. WE MUST ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING — and it must be the very same thing Jesus teaches in HIS WORD. There must be NO DIVISIONS or contentions among us. We must be ONE with Christ and with God. We are NOT an Australian church or an American church — we are all ONE in Christ Jesus! Now, finally, how does GOD look down and see this world? He sees it as a world started with Adam, led by Satan in rebellion against God and God’s way of life. It is SATAN’S world, God sees in it — but not OF it — his Church, living God’s way of LOVE, obedient to HIS GOVERNMENT. IF we overcome this world, overcome Satan, overcome our own nature Satan has implanted within us from infancy, believe and obey Christ’s Gospel, are all ONE in and with Christ, then are we a part of that HOLY TEMPLE that shall rise and meet Christ as he returns to SIT ON THE THRONE OF THE EARTH. Satan shall be banished from it. When he comes, the dead in Christ shall rise first, we living shall be changed instantly from physical mortals to spirit IMmortals — all together being the glorious TEMPLE to which he is coming. We shall be priests and kings, ruling with and under Christ. We shall JUDGE THE WORLD. For 1,000 years judgment will be on the world. Judgment NOW is on us of God’s Church. Again, finally, dear brethren, directly or indirectly my children in the Lord, I address you even as the apostle John did after A.D. 90, and since I also am now passed 90 years of age, I address you as “my little children.” Virtually all the trouble in your country has come from some disagreement or rebellion against the GOVERNMENT OF GOD, or about (like in the church at Corinth) a preference as to ministers or disagreement between ministers. Your minister is your teacher. You’re his student, learning to be a teacher yourself in God’s Kingdom. He is OVER YOU in the Lord. You therefore must esteem him highly. It is true, nonetheless, as in the first century of the Church, some departed from the faith to draw disciples after them, even so some few have today. But even IF you suspect a minister is false or off the track, DO NOT DISCUSS THIS WITH OTHERS IN THE CHURCH. KEEP SILENT. But write either to your regional director or to me or Mr. Joe Tkach at Pasadena. Let US who are over him look into it. KEEP THE PEACE in your church. We believe and sincerely hope all ministers now serving are Spirit-led, true ministers of Jesus Christ, doctrinally sound and correct, loyal and faithful. Go VERY SLOW about feeling otherwise. Pray for one another. Pray for me. With much love, in Jesus’ name, Herbert W. Armstrong]]>
In the book of James, chapter 5, we have an interesting passage. “Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.”(verse 6) Some translations say “You have condemned, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you”. In Lamentations 4 is an interesting passage that is much like what James 5 talks about. “For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,”(verse 13) “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…”(Revelation 17:5-6) Notice, that after this “righteous man” is murdered, the apostle James says this: “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. “(James 5:7-8) Who is he talking to brethren? THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD TODAY! In OUR GENERATION Jesus Christ will return! So this message is to US TODAY! This “righteous man” is put into context of Elijah the prophet. Notice verses 8, 16-18. Now who can that be? Who in this end time, was a type of Elijah? The beginning verses of James 5, is speaking AGAINST the “rich men”, and of their condemnation. (verses 1-6) He even says their “riches are corrupted:” and their “garments are motheaten.” (verse 2) Notice that the apostle James, begins to edify the brethren, admonishing them to be patient until the coming of Jesus Christ, even warning some who would be “condemning” their brethren, even reminding such that Jesus Christ, the true Judge, is standing at the door.(verses 7-9) WHAT CHURCH COULD THAT BE TALKING ABOUT? Notice in Revelation 3:10, Jesus Christ promises the Church of the Philadelphia Era, The Worldwide Church of God which was raised up through Herbert W. Armstrong, supernatural protection in a place of safety, IN THE PHILADELPHIA ERA, for their faithfulness to God and His Word. In Revelation 12:14, Christ goes further into detail on how this Church will be given 2 wings of a great eagle that the Church may “fly” into a place of safety for 3 1/2 years. “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (verse 14-17) Notice, the remnant of this Church, the Worldwide Church of God, the ones not protected, suffers the Great Tribulation or Satan’s wrath. It is the SAME CHURCH. Now, the remnant is the LAST, or the Laodicean Era! Our brethren, those of you who have the Laodicean Attitude of being “RICH and INCREASED WITH GOODS”, and “having need of nothing”, who think they are clothed are told you are “Blind and Naked”, and you are told that Jesus Christ is standing at the door. If you would only REPENT, and open the door, then you would be included with the Philadelphian brethren of the Worldwide Church of God, who is being persecuted today yet doing the Work of God of getting behind Mr. Armstrong, who are being fed spiritually by Christ! NOTICE, everything the apostle James CONDEMNS in his letter, is conditions the Laodiceans brethren are in! But, realize this! THE LAODICEAN CHURCH, will simply be those of the Worldwide Church of God who were NOT GIVEN PROTECTION in a place of safety, the remnant that was left behind to go through the Great Tribulation or Satan’s wrath. So, today, even as Mr. Armstrong warned, some of our brethren have become LUKEWARM, and have the Laodicean attitude! Because of this attitude, Jesus Christ CANNOT WORK THROUGH THEM, and they are spewed out of the body of Christ, disfellowshipped to WAKE THEM UP! They have become RICH, now why is that? Is it because some of you have thought more about MONEY, and perhaps some of you have incorporated a Church organization preparing for MORE MONEY? That is the only reason to incorporate: to handle larger amounts of money. These COG churches started out incorporating first, in plans for a growth in their pocketbooks. Perhaps selling the gospel is making you or them a profit? Perhaps, you have thought more about how your Church organization needs God’s money? Perhaps you think you don’t need anything else, but what your Church organization preaches? Perhaps you think you have “matured” past the teachings which were taught to the Worldwide Church of God by Jesus Christ through His apostle Herbert W. Armstrong? Perhaps you accuse other brethren of being “stuck in the past”? Perhaps you want to “let loose” of what was taught? There has been an UPSURGE in brethren who have the LAODICEAN ATTITUDE, and many have been confused calling this the Laodicean Era, BUT right now GOD IS NOT WORKING THROUGH THEM, DUE TO THEIR ATTITUDES! Jesus Christ cannot handle such disloyalty, such in-decision, He spews them out of His body! And without Christ, they cannot claim the promise given to the Philadelphians, and so they are LEFT BEHIND to suffer the horrors of Satan’s wrath in the coming Great Tribulation. They could not hang onto their SPIRITUAL HEAD, JESUS CHRIST, because they had let loose of His apostle! The ones God is using today in the Philadelphia ERA is the Philadelphia brethren of the Worldwide Church of God, and because they are faithful and true to Him and His Word, they are promised protection in a place of safety. The Laodiceans must go through the Great Tribulation in order to buy gold “tried in the fire” from God. They were far away from God through lack of prayer and study, prior to the Great Tribulation, and so they received blessings from Satan and his world, and was not persecuted as their brethren were, and became wealthy and prosperous in this world in their sin and separation from God. They thought that God was blessing them! They thought that they were clothed with righteousness, and that they had special “insight” and “new revelation”, that they were rich and increased with goods, but God calls them poor, naked, blind, wretched and miserable. Now, in James 5, we see the Church of God prior to the return of Jesus Christ. In the Church are TWO ATTITUDES, one Philadelphian: the ones who keep the word of patience of God, who endure, who stay faithful and true to God, knowing that Jesus Christ’s coming is near. The second ATTITUDE: Laodiceanism- The ones who thought the Lord delayed His coming, and so they joined the ways of this world, becoming rich and drunken with the cares of this world, lukewarm & indifferent in attitude concerning God’s Law and what He had taught them through His chosen apostle Herbert W. Armstrong. They had become so spiritual lax, that Christ could not use them! But they produced “works” of their own. Does this sound familiar? Why are there so many “Church of God organizations” today? They each claim to be doing the work of God, but Jesus Christ is not leading them. Christ has “spewed them out”. So, James 5 is a warning to both Philadelphians and Laodiceans. Now to the latter mentioned, the apostle James says “Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.”(James 5:6) Why is this “righteous man”, condemned and MURDERED by those who were brethren? This righteous man is mentioned among the ranks of Elijah! This can be none other than Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong! Now, God’s Word says he was MURDERED! Astonishing BUT TRUE!!!!!! In Lamentations 4, God condemns both “prophets” and “priests”, for shedding the blood of the just. So let’s evaluate the events that occurred around the death of Mr. Armstrong. We are told by Mr. Armstrong in 1981, that he created for his “corporation sole” which he says he incorporated in Arizona, an “Advisory Council of Elders”. The reason was, it was their job to choose a successor for Mr. Armstrong, if he should die. Now, while we are told by Mr. Armstrong that he incorporated this corporation sole in the state of Arizona, we find another corporation sole in COLORADO. Now in this corporation sole papers, which are registered with the State of Colorado, it states that it received PERMISSION from Ralph Helge who acted as the secretary of Herbert W. Armstrong, to be created. However, instead of being the original “Apostle of the Churches of God”, this corporation sole was named “Pastor General of the Churches of God”. Now, in 1983, Mr. Armstrong found out that some ex-ministers, ex-members, and some not even connected with the Church, had been creating their own “corporation soles” in various states for the purpose of choosing his successor. He ordered Ralph Helge, to SHUT DOWN THESE DUMMY CORPORATIONS. This Colorado Corporation was suspended, and no longer was in operation all the days left of Mr. Herbert W Armstrong. Thus concluding this corporation in Colorado, was a DUMMY CORPORATION. It listed the Advisory Council of Elders as the ones who would gain legal control over the ORGANIZATION and various corporations of the Worldwide Church of God. This Colorado corporation sole, was resurrected back to life in May 1986, four months after Mr. Armstrong’s death! Through this corporation sole, the Advisory Council of Elders was in control of the WCG organization and supporting corporations. In 1991, they made a change in the name and paperwork of this corporation sole, and had it placed in the name of Joseph W Tkach Sr. Why did they have to use a DUMMY CORPORATION to gain control over the organization and corporate entities of the Worldwide Church of God and to give it over to Tkach Sr? Also, Aaron Dean admits that prior to Mr. Armstrong’s death, Mr. Armstrong had been placing ministers from the Advisory Council of Elders into an evaluation period where he would evaluate them for being his successor. They each was placed into a period of time of evaluation in the position of head of the Church, says Aaron Dean. Prior to Mr. Armstrong’s death, Tkach Sr. was the last man Mr. Armstrong placed in that evaluation period in the position of head of the Church says Mr. Dean. So while in this position, as Deputy Pastor General, Mr. Armstrong DIES??? The Church was told that Mr. Armstrong had written his last letter stating “the greatest work lies ahead”. But come to find out that was a lie. Aaron Dean admitted that is was he who wrote it for Mr. Armstrong who was too weak to write. Mr. Armstrong only had enough strength to squeeze his hands in recognition. So, did Mr. Armstrong really write the January 10 co-worker and brethren letter announcing Joseph Tkach as his successor? Also, if he was sooo weak, then how was it he talked to the Advisory Council of Elders in the Business Administration building via Telephone conference, with Tkach Sr. and Aaron Dean sitting beside him at his home, supposedly appointing Joe Tkach Sr. as his successor? With all of the LIES that were told about the events surrounding the death of Mr. Armstrong, we must be cautious with the story we were told, Ambassador Report, a magazine that was started by ex-students and members, actually recorded some things that occurred around the death of Mr. Armstrong. They reported, that at the time of Mr. Armstrong’s death, 2 men fled the campus property fearing for their lives! They said “They killed him, and we are next!” That is ODD don’t you think? One was a nurse aid for Mr. Armstrong, and the other was a security guard for the campus. Now, this is a bit ODD. Why was the Church lied to? Why was Tkach in place, and who really chose him? Why did Tkach Sr. and the Advisory Council of Elders through Ralph Helge RAISE UP A DUMMY CORPORATION to use after Mr. Armstrong’s death? Mr. Armstrong prior to his death was telling the ministry that when he died, the income of the Church would drop. And so he closed down the Big Sandy Campus, and was reducing expenses in the work. Because of this reducing, the Church itself actually received an INCREASE IN INCOME. Tkach and the leading men after Mr. Armstrong’s death used this “increase in Church income” to say that God was behind THEM, but in reality it was due to Mr. Armstrong’s diligence. Even in articles Mr. Armstrong was talking about dissolving and shutting down all of the WCG Organization, and all of the various supporting corporate entities the Church had, in order to prepare the Church for fleeing into the Place of Safety. But instead, the Advisory Council of Elders used the DUMMY CORPORATION in Colorado, to keep the corporations and WCG INC afloat and ongoing. And through them, they had to stop the printing of the Mystery of the Ages, and other books of Mr. Armstrong, because they claimed they didn’t have enough money. Yet, a month later they donated a million dollars to the Earthquake fund in California? Now, we are told that Mr. Armstrong, this type of Elijah who would be on the scene shortly before Jesus Christ’s return, would be condemned and then MURDERED by men within the Church? Why is it that Tkach and the leading ministers knew the EXACT MINUTE of Mr. Armstrong’s death? There is a secret being HID, and we have been LIED TO! But God’s Word already exposes the works of darkness. WHY DOES GOD’S WORD SAY SUCH THINGS? Perhaps God’s apostle was murdered, and perhaps that is HOW false ministers and false brethren seized control away from the Advisory Council of Elders? Perhaps that is why they had NO CHOICE but to LEAVE and start up NEW ORGANIZATIONS, and NEW CHURCHES? Remember, the only reason to INCORPORATE an organization, is to set up a CHURCH GOVERNMENT and to handle large sums of money. Mr. Armstrong, actually didn’t incorporate first. He and the Church was first, and when the work grew, and it was evident that creating a corporation to handle the monies of the Church was needed, he incorporated. He was just fulfilling the need, rather than going after the money as those of the ministry who started their own COG GROUP. Remember, the Laodicean brethren who have been SPEWED OUT OF THE BODY OF CHRIST, are outside performing THEIR WORKS, and they have joined themselves to the governments of this world, fornicating with them, in order to make their works possible. They have become RICH, and increased with goods under the blessing of Satan. These 300+ Church of God groups are working to make profit, so they can keep their jobs, and have financial security! Talk about HIRELINGS! The Hirelings condemned by God in His Word feed themselves, instead of the Church! And the very reason they incorporate is to be able to FEED THEMSELVES with the proceedings of the donations and tithes and offerings the people give unto them! And as Mr. Armstrong said, it is these ORGANIZATIONS OF BABYLON that are scattering the people! The people are getting FURTHER and FURTHER away from Christ, away from the Church they were called into, away from the TRUTHS that were delivered to them by Christ’s apostle Herbert W. Armstrong! The book of James is a profound book! And we, as God’s people need to EVALUATE OURSELVES to see if we are approved of God, or not. OUR SALVATION AND FUTURE DEPENDS IT! ]]>
Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ, wrote: “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)In the same way, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong, the apostle of Jesus Christ, wrote: “I don’t know any reason why God should have chosen me. I’m no better than anybody else. I’ve known all kinds of people with more ability than I have, better personality, better appearance, better everything than I have. But God didn’t choose any of them. He hasn’t used any of them. So He had to take someone who wasn’t quite so good and use to bring YOU THE TRUTH THAT YOU HAVE HAD. And all of you directly or indirectly are my children in the Lord, because you got the knowledge directly or indirectly through me. Christ got it to me; but Christ is the living Word, and I got it through the living Word in print, in writing, just as the early apostles did.” (Sermon: The Need for Spiritual Knowledge, given August 29, 1981)
The Worldwide Church of God was begotten through the gospel preached through Herbert W. Armstrong, the apostle of Christ. Any true minister, or true brethren, will BRING YOU TO REMEMBRANCE of what Christ’s apostle taught! If he or she leads you to a group that teaches CONTRARY to what was taught, then they are not bringing you to remembrance.REMEMBER WHAT WAS TAUGHT UNTO YOU. HOLD FAST TO IT.(Revelation 3:11) For the apostle of Christ has laid the foundation, which is Christ, and WE OUGHT TO GROW UPON THAT FOUNDATION FORSAKING NOTHING, NEITHER TURNING TO THE LEFT NOR TO THE RIGHT, BUT SOLIDLY BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION, RIGHT IN LINE WITH THE MEASURING-LINE! ]]>
Let God Fight Your Battles! by Herbert W. Armstrong
Worldwide News, 19th Feb 1979 page 1
And Now Christ Sets Church Back On Track Doctrinally
By Herbert W Armstrong
Until about 1969 we in God’s Church did all “speak the same things”. By 1978 many of the ministers were speaking different things! God had withdrawn from us His blessing and power that for 35 YEARS caused the Work of His Church to grow at the approximate rate of 30 percent every years of the preceding year!
WHAT CAUSED GOD TO WITHDRAW HIS BLESSING AND POWER?
Readers and Viewers Inspired to Study Their Bibles
By Richard Rice