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! ]]>
” The Worldwide Church of God presents Herbert W. Armstrong” were the beginning words announced by Art Gilmore every week on the World Tomorrow Television and Radio programs, produced by the Worldwide Church of God and heard by MILLIONS. But what happened to that Church? Herbert W. Armstrong incorporated a corporation in the state of California, calling it “THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD, INCORPORATED” in the late 1960’s. The reason this corporation was formed, was for the BENEFIT of the WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD, an already established unincorporated body of believers. The PURPOSE for this corporation, was for the ability to handle and transfer large amounts of monies, and property for the WORK of the Worldwide Church of God. State law requires such. And in order for the Worldwide Church of God to do a INTERNATIONAL scope work, it had need of a corporation and facilities. But whatever happened to this Worldwide Church of God? There were THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS supporting the various corporate entities under Herbert W. Armstrong. The organizations and corporate entities disappeared. What happened to the Church that funded them? Today, we see many “Church of God organizations”. Those of us here at wwcg-archives.com do not endorse them, and we are not affiliated with any of them. To us they are a DIFFERENT CHURCH- alien to Herbert W. Armstrong and the Church he was a member of- The Worldwide Church of God. They may differ in their various presentations, but the bottom line is they are a DIFFERENT CHURCH altogether, although many of their members once were members of the Worldwide Church of God. They have a right to exist in this world, to believe what they want to believe. God gave every man and woman a free will. We hold no ill will towards them in their ventures. However, these different churches and organizations are teaching that the Worldwide Church of God is gone, and that God has forsaken His Church, and now Jesus Christ is leading their church and organization. They have targeted the membership of the Worldwide Church of God, and through their organizational efforts are scattering the people of God more and more. The Worldwide Church of God still exists. We are UN-incorporated, just as we always have been. But the damage caused by these various organization against the Worldwide Church of God, by telling their members that it is no more, in an attempt to gain them as members of a DIFFERENT CHURCH is being addressed by those of us at wwcg-archives.com .
THE PHILADELPHIA CHURCH OF GODThis ORGANIZATION out of Oklahoma claims that the Worldwide Church of God is no more and defunct, and that the Worldwide Church of God’s mantle of leadership went to their organization and that their organization and Church is continuing the legacy and work of Herbert W. Armstrong. This organization was started by Gerald Flurry in 1989 when Gerald Flurry was removed from the WCG INC organization by Joseph Tkach Sr, when he and John Amos disagreed with what Tkach was doing and was sending all of the ministry a booklet discussing how Tkach Sr. was wrong. So they started a different organization, with them listed as the leadership, naming their Church “the Philadelphia Church of God”. When WCG INC, sued PCG INC for copyright infringement and damages, the judge had to correct an important aspect. Both the WCG INC, and PCG INC, wanted “Exclusive rights and usage” to Mr. Armstrong’s books. The judge stated that WCG INC did not have “exclusive rights and use” to the discontinued publications that were originally given freely to the public. He also stated that the PCG did not have “exclusive rights and use” to these publications as well, and that “fair use” did not give them the right to STEAL books from the copyright holder. The WCG INC organization did not want the books kept in circulation in the general public, and was using the court case to establish their alleged “exclusive rights and usage”, but they were DENIED this by the courts. The PCG INC organization claimed “fair use” of the publications, while changing the contact information in the writings to direct people to the PCG INC organization. They were using the courts to prove the WCG had no interest in the publications, and were using that as the premise to urge the courts to give them “exclusive rights and usage”. They were denied this by the courts. What was determined, was that the WCG INC could not stop the circulation and distribution of ALREADY circulated publications. The realm of copyright and trademark was extended into the public realm, and therefore is public domain. The courts determined however, the PCG INC had caused financial damages to the WCG INC. The courts then went into the damages hearing,. However, both parties: “WCG INC” and “PCG INC”, settled out of court in a mutual agreement. WCG INC made an agreement with PCG INC, that for a determined amount of money, the PCG INC could print “their versions”, and that the WCG INC would no longer pursue them legally. Once the PCG INC agreed and carried out this agreement, they went to change Mr. Armstrong’s writings. Certain things Mr. Armstrong taught, the PCG INC organization and church does not agree with, and therefore they changed Mr. Armstrong’s writings to reflect the PCG INC’s beliefs. The PCG INC, is an organization of a DIFFERENT CHURCH. Their organization was not incorporated for the benefit of the Worldwide Church of God, but for the Philadelphia Church of God. And their incorporation was for the purpose of the Philadelphia Church of God’s work. Although they use Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong in name and face, in all of their publications and names of their college and buildings, their Church is NOT the Church Mr. Armstrong was a member of. The books they print of Herbert W. Armstrong are changed to fit their set of doctrines and dogmas. They have many doctrines and teachings that Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God holds as abominations, and heresies.
The Living Church of GodThis Organization out of North Carolina, claims that the Worldwide Church of God is no more and defunct, and that the mantle of leadership continued over to them in their organization, and that they are continuing the work that was done through Herbert W. Armstrong. The Living Church of God INC organization was started by Roderick C Meredith, after his previous organization “Global Church of God” was shut down due to a power struggle with other ministers. Global, was an organization that was started in 1991 for the benefit of “The Global Church of God”. This was incorporated when Rod Meredith, along with the other Advisory Council of Elders of the Worldwide Church of God, signed over WCG INC and other corporate entities to Joseph Tkach Sr. On May 10, 1986, Ralph Helge started up a “suspended” corporation sole in Colorado. This corporation, which was started by Ralph Helge(acting as secretary to Herbert W. Armstrong) in 1981, was shut down and hid in 1983. This was the year that Mr. Armstrong was alerted to “dummy corporations” which was set up to choose a successor for him at the time of his death. He ordered them to be SHUT DOWN. Ralph Helge, according to state record, only suspended this corporation sole during that time. It was never used until AFTER Mr. Armstrong’s death. In this corporation papers, the Advisory Council of Elders, which Joseph Tkach Sr and Roderick Meredith were members of, was given legal power over the assets and properties of the Worldwide Church of God. In 1991, full power went to Tkach Sr. And a DIFFERENT CHURCH began to run the WCG INC and its supporting corporate entities. What Joseph Tkach Sr. was doing with the organization was not agreeable to Mr. Meredith, and after a heated argument, Joseph Tkach Sr. fired Rod Meredith out of the WCG INC organization. Rod Meredith then gathered other ministers who were loyal to him, out with him, and they incorporated GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD INC. In this new organization, Rod Meredith and other ministers were in charge. When trouble was increasing for the organization due to internal strife and struggle, Rod Meredith diverted funds into a new organization, and sent letters out to all of the GCG INC’s members. The LIVING CHURCH OF GOD INC was incorporated, and a NEW CHURCH was started. Their doctrines and teachings are different from the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong.
The Restored Church of GodThis Organization out of Ohio, was started by David C Pack, after an internal battle for power within the “GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD INC” occurred with Rod Meredith. Pack ventured with Meredith for a short time, but eventually departed from the LIVING CHURCH OF GOD INC to form the RESTORED CHURCH OF GOD INC, a separate organization and a new Church, with himself in charge. He claims to be an apostle, and true successor to Herbert W. Armstrong and that his Church is the successor to the Worldwide Church of God, and claims to be continuing the work that was done through Mr. Armstrong. In his organization, he sends different literature to people based on their relationship with other churches, and their history and impact with the Worldwide Church of God. He claims to have “re-restored” what was restored by Christ through Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. He has written hundreds of books that have titles similar to Herbert W. Armstrong’s writings. It has been reported that he sends different versions of his books to those who differ in what background they have with Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God. The RESTORED CHURCH OF GOD is a different organization, incorporated for the benefit of “the Restored Church of God”. However, according to their incorporation papers, upon dissolution of their corporation, all assets, properties and monies are transferred to the Federal Government. This is much like how the Philadelphia Church of God INC was incorporated. Much of what is taught by the Restore Church of God organization, would be considered heresy and abominable by Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF GODThis Organization in Ohio, was started in 1995 by ministers who had left the WCG INC organization. In concluding that a NEW organization needed to be incorporated, they asked Joseph Tkach Jr. if the ministers joining the UCG could not lose their paycheck from the WCG INC organization, until they could get financial standing in the newly created organization. Tkach agreed. They incorporated the UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, and the smooth transition between the two organizations went successful. A new Church was created. The ministry organized into a council, and they appoint a rotating presidency. They have adopted a voting system for choosing a president, and the ministry. Doctrines which were taught by Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God, have been departed from, and the UCG has set up their own doctrinal committee to settle doctrinal issues. This, like all of the other “CHURCH OF GOD ORGANIZATIONS”, is an attempt to claim the keys to “bind and loosen” doctrine. In their Church and Organization, they differ greatly to what was originally taught by Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God. They write books on subjects and titles similar to Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God. And they claim to be the successor of the Worldwide Church of God. The UNITED CHURCH OF GOD is a different organization, incorporated for the benefit of “the United Church of God”.
These organizations, and churches, are NOT the Worldwide Church of God. Each of them are building membership, and are funding a work, of a DIFFERENT CHURCH. Their names are foreign to the the writings and publications Herbert W. Armstrong wrote and was apart of, although many men and women of their congregations and ministry were at one time members and ministers of the Worldwide Church of God. Since the Worldwide Church of God today is still UN-incorporated, no longer having an organization to handle large sums of monies and properties for its work, we have to conclude that these CHURCH OF GOD ORGANIZATIONS are organizations started by DIFFERENT CHURCHES, as indicated through their incorporation papers and their existence. This website, wwcg-archives.com, is sponsored and made available by a few members of the existing Worldwide Church of God. We are not associated nor are we affiliated with any organization or different Church. We provide here on this website, the publications of Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God, seeking to inform our scattered brethren of the truths that were taught, showing them how these DIFFERENT CHURCHES differ from the one and true Church of God, and to admonish them to “HOLD FAST”(Rev. 3:11) to what was taught by Jesus Christ through His chosen apostle Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. This is done so they may be equipped and able to fulfill the reason and PURPOSE of being called into the Worldwide Church of God.]]>
When it was required of Herbert W. Armstrong to incorporate with the State, as the Work grew, he created RADIO CHURCH OF GOD INCORPORATED. In the late 1960’s, the name of the corporation was changed to WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD INCORPORATED. When you incorporate, you have to make clear who will BENEFIT from such an incorporation and for what PURPOSE. In this case, it was the Worldwide Church of God who benefited from the incorporation, and it was the purpose of the incorporation to provide an avenue for the Worldwide Church of God to perform a work, to handle monies and properties for the benefit of the Church. A Private Trust. The Worldwide Church of God existed PRIOR to the incorporation. The incorporation proved that the Church was in existence prior, and that they were now operating and handling monies, property etc. through this new organization which was formed. Now, the Worldwide Church of God is an UN-incorporated spiritual organism, not a corporation or organization of the state. Mr. Armstrong made this very clear, in both capacities- In the Church & in the organizations. He was over both Church and State operations. Much like Moses was over both Church and State in Israel. The people of the Church was separate from the organization. When the organization disappeared, the Church continued to exist. That is what is being discussed today. But now, men have started their own ORGANIZATIONS, incorporating a DIFFERENT CHURCH if you will. Now when they incorporated, they had to make it clear who benefited and for what purpose they were incorporating. Their incorporation is for a DIFFERENT CHURCH, with a different name, and their Church is what benefits from such an organization, and the purpose of the incorporation is to provide avenue for said Church to do a work, to handle monies and property etc. Though they call themselves a “Church of God” they are a DIFFERENT “Church of God”, not the same “Church of God” Mr. Armstrong was a member of ! Get the point? Now, in these ORGANIZATIONS, they have their own CHURCH GOVERNMENT set up to rule their own membership. They first created their government THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION. They had to make clear WHO WAS IN CHARGE. That is how Babylon operates. Mr. Armstrong never did this. Now, before Mr. Armstrong INCORPORATED, the Church already knew WHO WAS IN CHARGE under Christ! The Church did not need an ORGANIZATION to tell them who was in charge! Now, after the forming of an ORGANIZATION(as it was required by the state to handle large sum of monies and property), men rose up through the ranks of the ORGANIZATION, and many got confused as to WHO WAS IN CHARGE. Mr. Armstrong admitted this was his fault, because at the request of Roderick Meredith he had placed his son Garner Ted in a office of VICE PRESIDENT, which was between him and the ministry and church. He had not realized this office was UN-biblical, and when Christ showed him his error, he removed such an office! But much of this DIVISION is due to ORGANIZATIONS, and men trying to take control, or get for themselves a position of power in an ORGANIZATION. The true Church of God is not the organization! So when Tkach and his crew took control of the WCG CORPORATION, they did not take control of the Church! It was a TEST on the Church, and a great persecution was set against the true Church! And from this ORGANIZATION, which was no longer governed by God’s apostle Herbert Armstrong, MEN split off creating more and more organizations! And each of these organizations TARGET the members of the Worldwide Church of God! But these COG churches ARE DIFFERENT CHURCHES, and Herbert W. Armstrong was NOT a member of their churches. They went OUT of the Worldwide Church of God, and made it manifest that they were NOT THE SAME CHURCH! “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”(1 John 2:19) But these ORGANIZATIONS are doing the opposite of what Mr. Armstrong did! Mr. Armstrong had a separation between the Worldwide Church of God and the organization. These organizations are binding the people to the organization, and therefore as the organization is a creature of the state, the people are being BOUND as surety for the state!! But they have to achieve this through the people VOLUNTARILY giving up their membership with the Worldwide Church of God and “joining” their new church! So while Mr. Armstrong FREED the slaves, these organizations are like Korah and those who turned back to become SLAVES! Korah, when Moses created an ORGANIZATION, was one of the leading men. He wanted the CHIEF SEAT. So he gathered those he could convince, under him, incorporating a DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT and ORGANIZATION, and wanted to OVERTHROW Moses and go back to Egypt! That is exactly what these COG churches have done! But God has not changed! What happened to Korah and his incorporation? WE BETTER PAY HEED!
An Organization is created by the state, while the true Church of God was created by God.