Saturday, January 11, 2014




Herbert W. Armstrong
Saturday, January 11, 2014


I never met the man but I did read just about everything he ever wrote. I listened to him on radio and television and I was a member of his church, the Worldwide Church of God, for ten years. It was an experience that would be difficult to describe to you unless you were there and a part of it. Armstrong had a powerful grip on all the members and was thought to be the Elijah to come and our connection to God as the Apostle. After Armstrongs death, the church came under the leadership of Joseph W. Tkach and late in 1993 the WCG came out with a booklet entitled “God Is…” and in the preface readers were told to fill in the dots.  Well, I read the booklet and came away with the idea that the church was introducing the trinity and that they had no idea about what God is.  Herbert W. Armstrong taught that God was two beings; the Father was the greater God and Jesus the lesser, a binary God.  What I have been led to see is that God is one single solitary being and Jesus was not God but the son of God and the Holy Spirit is just another name for the Father because God is holy and God is a spirit therefore God is a (singular) Holy Spirit.  The church Herbert W. Armstrong built no longer exists but many splinter groups do. In reality none of churches today, none of them, are of God but are of Satan.  Armstrong was an unconverted carnal man and did not have the spirit of God.  He was not an apostle or a prophet and he tried to combine the two covenants of law and grace effectively canceling both. There is not a thing Armstrong ever wrote or taught that should not be closely re-examined.  How can a carnal man like Armstrong ever know anything about spiritual things?  The man did not have Gods Holy Spirit therefore anything that he taught needs thrown away.  Armstrong is no different than Jack VanImpe or Harold Camping. No lie is of the truth and Armstrong taught his share of lies but on some things he had bits and pieces of truth just like all false churches do.  Never go to the teachings of some unconverted man to find the truth, go to God.  Gods spirit is the teacher. No man can teach another anything, it is the spirit of God that teaches.  So if you came out of the WCG you may be carrying along with you some of the things Armstrong taught.  You need to dump it on the manure pile and start over new by going to God, repent, ask forgiveness and that God by His spirit teach you the truth.  The same words can be said of Anthony Buzzard, Mike Vinson or any other splinter group that came out of the WCG.  Never look at some man as your “leader” .  Jesus is to be your leader so dump the man on the manure pile and go to Jesus.  According to all that God has taught me Herbert W. Armstrong, who died without ever knowing the gospel, will be in the second resurrection.  So will Buzzard and Vinson and all men who claim to be your “leader”.  I had to dump things onto the manure pile and start all over again proving with the help of the HELPER what Gods truth is and you will have to do the same.  This will require you to invest time in study and prayer and begin a diligent search always looking to Gods spirit as your helper and leader through Jesus our mediator. 

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