I believe that the extremes that Herbert Armstrong subjected us to have left most of us in quite a vulnerable state. We have lost our perspective. People fear the prophecies of destruction, societal collapse, and mayhem. They fear that they will not achieve the place of safety. They fear personal harm will come to them….
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“How are the mighty fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish
it not in the streets of Ashkelon; lest the daughters of
the Philistines rejoice . . . How are the mighty fallen in
the midst of the battle!” (I Sam.1:19-25)
“But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the
Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
Did Herbert Armstrong deliberately hide his sources of information so he could claim that God revealed doctrines to him directly, and that he did not get his teachings from men? Did he base his claim to be an apostle on assertions that he did not get his teachings from men? How many, if any, teachings did he actually get from the writings of other men?
Have you ever asked your self why some people are successful and others a complete failure?
Have you ever wonder why the ACOG’s are such failures?
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But as Herb grew, he looked and craved,
and all too soon became enslaved.
The more he saw, the more he wanted.
His quest for more became undaunted.
And when he’s was old and full of treasure,
his fists still clenched in a grasping motion.
Till his death, he amassed a fortune,
still holding dear his superstitious notion.