To him who has an ear, let him hear and to him who has the courage, let him read, for this is strong meat…
The answer? So The Radio Church of God Could be Founded!
This bit of propaganda from the pen of Herbert Armstrong is striking in that he tries to convince his readers that the church he founded will have a future falling away. He wrote:
“But Christ foretold a turning away from His Message. He said MANY FALSE TEACHERS would rise and mislead nearly all.”
What he couldn’t have known is that he himself would plant the seeds of destruction by appointing Joseph Tkach as his successor. So much for Herbie being a prophet.
All churches will eventually die. That’s a given. Most think they must and will survive. A church might be hanging on physically, but is dead spiritually. The following questions give a good indication of your church’s health, if it is growing or dying out.
Here we are again coming to the Christmas shopping season. Did you ever stop to ask WHY people give Christmas gifts?