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1997-2003 Articles. Personal Experiences and Commentary.
1997-2003 articles
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Al Dexter Articles
Everything we cling to as ethics, conscience and tradition comes to us first as absorption from the family unit and the society around us.
Ambassador Report
ambassador report
Articles by Bill Fairchild
Bill Fairchild is a former preaching elder...
Articles by Douglas Becker
Articles by the Co-Editor of the Painful Truth.
Articles by Jim Baldwin
Articles by Jim Baldwin.
Articles by John Bowers
Articles by the Third Editor of the Painful Truth, John Bowers.
Articles by Mark Salyer Manning
Please understand one over-arching truth about me: I am a Live-and-Let-Live Humanist.
Articles by Mike Minton
Articles by the Second Editor of the Painful Truth, Mike Minton.
Articles by Ralph Haulk
Articles by Guest Writer, Ralph Haulk.
Enlyten Main Page
Articles by a former minster of the Worldwide Church of God, John O
Herbert W. Armstrong & Worldwide Church of God Exposed
1997-2002 articles.herbert w. armstrong and the worldwide church of god exposed.
Herbert W. Armstrong Confesses to Incest
Herbert W. Armstrong Confesses to Incest
Introduction to the Armstrong's
Who was Herbert W. Armstrong
Master Directory Page
Master Directories on the Painful Truth
The Hall of Shame
A family favorite! Here is a pictorial listing of the men that were ministers still employed by the Worldwide Church of God just three years after the whole rotten truth came out about the abuses of money and the sexual abuses of herbert w. armstrong and garner ted armstrong.
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A Letter to Worldwide Kids
If you grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, this letter is to you.
A Vow to Sophia
I sat down and started a science fiction novel that had been banging around in my head for years... -J. Bowers
Ambassador College Baptismal Pool
We didn’t do anything flamboyantly rebellious, the way today’s punk or Goth youth do; we just didn’t go along with mainstream...
An interview with Jim Baldwin
An interview with Jim Baldwin
Apostolic Incest
In their unholy and unnatural connexions, they have not abstained from those set apart because of their infirmities. The catalogue of crimes that follow is too plain to require comment.
Becky's Perfect Day
Becky Rush. A Perfect Day
Betty Brogaard - Freedom to Reason
Many followers of religion malign and kill each other in great numbers over insignificant issues
Brilliant
No matter what facts, data, truth, witnesses you may bring to the table, if you disagree with the Cultmeister over you, you are rebellious, know nothing and have no status or standing to say anything.
Calendar
Now one would suppose that keeping the Feasts could be a blessing… but certainly not to hear sermons about Doomsday and the lie of British Israelism.
Can THIS Be The Holy Spirit at Work
Why I finally left the cult. By Jim O
Can You Spot a Con Man?
Has anyone ever taken advantage of you or betrayed you by using nothing but the force of his personality?
Complete Articles Index
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Con Games. Part One
Many former members of the Armstrongist Churches of God have questions: How does an obviously insane lying false prophet con men become so entrenched in a cult like the PKG and why do people continue to follow him even though it should be obvious that he has failed spectacularly.
Con Job. Part 2
Escape from Freedom probes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule. The analysis concludes that if humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism.
Creating God In Our Own Image
When people’s confidence in their beliefs is shaken, they become stronger advocates for those beliefs.
Daniel 8: A wonderland of bad assumptions
The Armstrongists insult God and the Bible as His Word by denying history and inventing a future fantasy.
Daniel 9
Herbert W(olf) Armstrong is proved wrong again by Daniel 9 and the inconvenient proof cannot be ignored.
Death Sentence
In 1965, when I was 16 years old, I was told I only had seven years to live.
Deciphering Hidden Codes
Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs.
Demon Watch
As a public service, we have instituted a daily Demon Watch.
Dictionary Definitions of Atheism
Dictionary Definitions of Atheism - Variations throughout the last 100 years
Doubt as a Grain of Mustard Seed
I have not been a skeptic all my life, but I left my faith behind so long ago that it is hard now to remember clearly what it was like.
Editorial August 2006
editorial. go ahead and download the ambassador report
Editorial July 2006
editorial july 2006 
Editorials
editorials from 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Enemy Mine
Douglas Becker on the Churches of God. It occurs that the Churches of God have declared war on my family nearly 50 years ago and I’m just now waking up to the fact that they are still at war with us.
Eras
But the Armstrongists wanted legitimacy and what better way to establish it than by claiming that their own founder, Herbert Armstrong, was from a direct line of ordained men, reaching back through time to the very Apostles of the Christian church in the First Century A.D.
Evolution is all about understanding change
Dispelling the myth of “Survival of the fittest
Ezekiel 37 is Rubbish!
Ezekiel 37 and Herbert W. Armstrong
Featured Articles
featured articles
GAY OR STRAIGHT
Has anyone in the Christian community had the guts to explain the plain truth about homosexuality /
Google Adwords For Herbert W. Armstrong
Google Adwords For Herbert W. Armstrong
Growing up gay in the Worldwide Church of God
Another dinner guest on another Sabbath somehow got into talking about how, whenever he saw gays demonstrating on the news, it made him want to go after them with a baseball bat. He continued in that vein for five enthusiastic minutes
Herbert Armstrong's 209 False Prophecies
1) Plain Truth Dec 1940: Britain will be conquered by Nazis. 2) Turkey will turn traitor to Britain; it stayed neutral. 3) 1944 PT
Herbert W. Armstrong's Inside Joke
Herbert W. Armstrong's Inside Joke
Herbert's Trout Stream
The Painful Truth is full of big reasons to doubt that Herbert W. Armstrong was a true apostle: illicit sex and excessive alcohol, failed prophecies, lavish spending of tithes and offerings on personal luxuries, and so forth. But sometimes the little reasons count for something too.
I Finally Left The Armstrong Cult
My conclusions include that all of Christianity is false BS and that God if he exists has no religion and that religion is the curse of the earth...
Jack and Jill
Yes, you got what you wanted, a one way ticket to self exile. You lost most of your business, you lost touch with your family, you lost touch with me, you isolated everyone in your family.
Just How Can We Trust Them?
How do you place your trust in men who seem to never do what is right?
Let Freedom Ring
in practice, if not by definition, an empire is built over the backs of the common people. whether it's the babylonian, roman, british, communist, or nazi empire, an empire always exists at the expense of the lower classes, the less fortunate.
Li'l Herb A Cartoon Collection
Herbal Cartoons and Video Content
Living Transitory Link - Al Dexter
Creationists are always quick to say that no transitional fossils or missing links can be found in the fossil record and that none can be found among the living creatures extant today
Looking For Something
As a child I felt unloved, unwanted and a burden to my parents and I often wondered about my misfortune at being bought into this rotten, cruel and horrid world I now resided in.
Lost Prophecy
But it’s worse than just being a false prophet with these bottom feeding losers: They lost the prophecies they should have made.
Make-up doctrine by Herbert W. Armstrong
Armstrong's make-up doctrine. The page that some of the churches have edited out (522) is present in this document
Memories of AC
I have some memories of AC in Pasadena in the late '70s, mostly about some of the more, shall we say, colorful individuals I roomed with.
My Philosophies: Spiritual. Not Religious
I had been, slowly, building an enlightened approach from a very early age. Having been raised in the late 50's and throughout the 60's, in a very restrictive religious environment...
Mythunderstanding
Armstrongists aren’t very bright. But they would like you to believe they are.
Near Death Experiences
The Painful Truth is looking for people who have had near death experiences. If you care to contribute to this project...
O thou of little doubt, wherefore didst thou believe? Part 2
Part two of -O thou of little doubt, wherefore didst thou believe-
O thou of little doubt, wherefore didst thou believe? Part One
Part 1 of -O thou of little doubt, wherefore didst thou believe-
Obama-Care and Other Idiotic Ideas
As a former member of the Worldwide Church of God or one of it's daughter churches, what does government run health care mean to you? Some of us who were in these organizations considered ourselves politically conservative, and others have taken a liberal approach to life. Here is a selection of opinions from former members of the Worldwide Church of God.
Place of safety quiz
Place of safety quiz
Please God
Please God, deliver me from your followers...
Politicians, Priests and Pornographers
Politicians, Priests and Pornographers. Exploring The Common Denominator
Post Traumatic Religious Syndrome
Symptoms can be described as follows:– Dramatic/Traumatic loss of self identity– Feeling of having been mentally abused
Preview, The Mayan Prophecies for 2012
The Painful Truth declares that the Mayan prophecies for the year 2012 have the same value as the worthless prophecies of Herbert Armstrong.
Prophecy Index
We at The Painful Truth recognize the importance of this vital topic; as a public service, we offer this page for those who still may be somewhat confused as to how it will all play out, or the personalities involved.
Raised by Herbert the Pervert
I have rarely been given even basic guidance by my parents. Their directives were really just to read the bible and obediently follow all rules given to me by the cult,..
Ralph on Everything
People can struggle for their own vision of God, seek answers that they will never find, and all the time guaranteeing that, just as Jesus said in Matthew 10:34-38, there will be increasing freedom and division right down to the individual level!
Ralph on Everything, Part Two
ralph haulk on religion. — religion in america — why do we need to believe?—the purity trap— cambrian explosion
Recommended Books by The Painful Truth
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Religion and Politics
Religion and politics are, in my opinion, two sides of the same coin, which is mind control of the masses.
Richard Markland Disgrace
Richard Markland has something in common with Herbert Armstrong. Rape of an eight-year-old child...
Richard Markland, The Whole Sordid Mess
TROY — A Covington man convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl continued to claim innocence Tuesday as he was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 10 years.
SO YOU WANT AN APOLOGY
There have been many hurtful, destructive, unnecessary acts of intimidation perpetrated in the Church of God cults by their authority figures. Most of those reading this have come out of these organizations just as my husband Fred...
Sacrifice!
Give until it hurts!
Scientist Speaks: Keeping Compartments Separate
by Jim Baldwin. I've been following the intensifying debate between the
Shower Stall Scum
Anthropic principle. Everything about the universe tends toward man, toward making life possible and sustaining it.
Silenced Fear
Many people in difficult situations continue to put up with their torment simply because they are even more afraid of what will happen to them if they make a move to change the status quo.
Snap Judgment
Glynn Washington. NPR Host and Executive Producer of Snap Judgment. Storytelling, with a BEAT. Worldwide Church of God kids.
SourceCode
Herbert Armstrong can be seen as bad source code of particularly malicious aggressive religious malware, difficult to detect and even more difficult to remove.
Spam We Get
Spam we get here at the Painful Truth. Entertainment value
Terry Ratzmann Book Review
Hapless victim' or murderous gunman?
The Buffet Churches of God
What is ahead in 2011?
The Homemade Atheist
Betty Brogaard is an all American hometown girl who finds herself later in life questioning the validity and truthfulness of the Holy Bible...
The Last Days
Why would the Armstrong crowd care about incest? Incest to them is nothing to sneeze about. It is normal to them. They approve of it and by endorsing the old pervert they endorse his ways. All of them.
The Painful Truth about Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God
A collection of Facts, Opinions and Comments from survivors of Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God and its Daughters.
The Painful Truth about Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God
A collection of Facts, Opinions and Comments from survivors of Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God and its Daughters.
The Plain Truth about Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong, Part 1
Challenging Herbert Armstrongs overzealous critics and supporters
Them Darned False Prophets!
Well, if we could have only got lucky enough for old Herbie to have been silenced when the first date he set failed to come to fruition! But as we know, the old goat was not the first heretic when it came to religious charlatans.
Tragedy in Wisconsin
Living Church of God member Terry Ratzman.
Trial of Garner Ted Armstrong
Garner Ted On Trial
Trust
Who do you trust? Do you trust your Armstrongist minister? Should you trust your Armstrongist minister?
Two Campus Encounters
The most important lesson Christianity offers for our daily guidance is that we should treat other people the way we ourselves hope to be treated. Armstrongism smothers that message under a pile of petty rules..
Unbeliever’s Happiness
by Betty Brogaard. At this juncture, I simply want you to know why atheism as a life philosophy increasingly appeals to more and more people who are dissatisfied with religion in general.
VIP Trust
The way humans treat their leaders–and the way some of them become leaders–is at heart pretty much the same as the hierarchical social structures of, say, baboons or chimpanzees.
WCG and HWA. Finally Letting Go
I stumbled across this site by accident just a few weeks ago, after my wife heard a recent appearance on a daytime broadcast by J Tkach Jr, appealing that all of the splintered CoG groups reunite...
War
The Armstrongist Churches of God are not war-like tribes — they are warring tribes
Was God Really A UFO?
Free yourself from human ideologies and superstitions
We Were Deceived. Who Should We Blame?
After an experience in an abusive group, the victim needs to understand how he got himself into that predicament in the first place
What Is Truth?
I define truth as what I believe today. Tomorrow it will be different. Truth is not future, truth is today. Truth is not something I claim but something I seek.
1987 Restatement of articles
This constitution is significant in that it gives control of all assets of corporation to the Pastor General in the event of dissolution of the corporation.
30 years in the Worldwide Church of God
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30 years in the Worldwide Church of God Part 2
30 years in the Worldwide Church of God Part Three
40 QUESTIONS FOR THE Worldwide Church of God
Forty Questions for the Worldwide Church of God.
666
Time is Short! by John O. For a long while, I thought about that. He was right. HWA sold his bill of plagiarized prophecies to the uninformed Oregonians in the thirties. Those folks gave, and gave, and gave. They believed that Jesus return was imminent. While many, in those post depression years, barely made out a living, Herbert had soaked up their money, bought himself a new home, a fancy car, and was living carefree on the support of a people who thought that this Armstrong person was some sort of
9/11 Real Culprit
A Brief History of Herbert W. Armstrong
Herbert Armstrong had a profound impact upon people in the Twentieth Century and the Worldwide Church of God.
A Child Speaks
The ministers came this evening and told us that we were all in the hands of Satan, and that sin was living among us. They told dad he was a hopeless, drunken alcoholic and that he was too far from God to be blessed again.
A FEW REASONS FOR DOUBTING THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE
It is now generally admitted that Genesis must have been written by two persons, and the parts written by each can be separated, and when separated they are found to contradict each other in many important particulars.
A Legacy of Human Sacrifice?
The incineration of animals to appease the anger of the gods was an ancient barbaric belief that seemed to be almost universal
A Message To The Ladies
WOMEN ARE EQUAL TO MEN, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. <p>In WCG, and especially at A.C., marriages were arranged in many cases.
A Personal Concept of God
When humans evolved to become SELFAWARE, they discovered death. With that came the awareness of both individuality, and emotional attachment. This brought about the fear of separation, and later, the loss, or death of those we were attached to. To solve this conflict, I believe the emotional part of the mind developed the need for hope.
A Psycho-Sexual Analysis of Authoritarian Worldwide Church of God Polity
I believe this sad state of affairs springs from a tragic misunderstanding. Some of its origins seem to be rooted in the sexual misconduct of Worldwide Church of God founder, Herbert W. Armstrong.
A Question Of Balance
what is it that compels the hateful christian's that send letters to the
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL EX-WCG MINISTERS
I'm still left with the effects of what I'd sown even though I'd deeply regretted and am completely sorry for what I'd done. The false idea that "all is washed away," does not come into the Master's theology and is the product of modern Biblical theological insanity, and from much of today's salesmanship produced in profit motivated Televangelism
ATHEISM?
It's my feeling that cult leaders and their minions who stay in their positions of dominion over people, are nothing more than tares who have no concept of any type of god or the universal principles of love and decency. They conduct themselves in the worldly spirit of cruel atheism with no regard for human feelings and no thought for the consequences of their personal actions.
Aaron Dean and David Hulme Duke It Out
These were private letters that have since made it into the newsgroups and are now public between two former members of The Worldwide Church of God.
About The Holy Bible. by Robert G. Ingersoll 1894
Abuse in Duluth
I had several relatives and friends from Duluth. One relative died because of a guilt complex which Bill Gordon inflicted. Guilt because this person, "lacked faith", which, if I remember correctly, Bill Gordon told me personally
Accountability
It's a strange thing then, why religion is not held accountable for any actions it does, simply because it carries the name of God in the title of the corporation.
Accountability and The Worldwide Church of God
How accountable is the Worldwide Church of God?
Acts of God, Comments
I've seen people . . . all over the world. I've seen death, starvation and cruelty. I've seen a county road gang in Ludlow, Texas, and beggar children shoveled off the streets in Calcutta and into the river . . . and the fat and sleek oiling their bodies in the sun.
Advice to a Ministerial Student
Don't just parrot the pat answers that your church or The Worldwide Church of God teaches. Question, question, question. Don't believe anything just because someone else tells you it is true. Don't trust anybody. Don't put your trust in men. The people you trust could be just as deceived or misled as anyone.
Alcoholism and The Worldwide Church of God
this then, was a predominantly drunken, and
An Open Letter From God
An Open Letter To Members of the Worldwide Church of God
Really check out the Worldwide Church of God and their teachings. The stability of your future, and that of your family, and possibly your mind could depend on it.
An Open Letter to LEGACY PARTNERS
This is to advise you that you are buying a piece of property that is being sold to you by a corrupt religious organization that obtained it by conning money out of good people who wanted to obey God.
Analyses of Worldwide Church of God Strategy/Planning
Analyses of Worldwide Church of God Strategy/Planning
Angry With God
Why am I angry? Let me list my reasons.
Any Ol' God Will Do
Christianity’s multiple denominations are simply multiple heretical groups each claiming to be the only one with the real truth. Ask any of them and they’ll tell you! Objective thinkers cannot help but question the rationale and/or morals of God believers who condemn non-belief when these same believers are so comfortable in their self-ordained orthodoxy regarding so basic an issue as which of their multiple Gods is the one true God.
Apollonius
By John O. Most of us have been lied to all our lives. While this avalanche of misinformation - and usually about God and religion - may have unintentionally come from parents, friends, and relatives, it's usually a little more sinister when it deliberately comes from outside our families.
Apologizing Is Not Enough
Apologizing is not enough. You can't just apologize and move on. You have to be responsible. You have to clean up your mess.
Are You A Bird In A Guilded Cage?
Subject to every whim and fancy of the hierarchy and local ministry, emulating exactly what Herbie depicted us, dumb sheep. So we meekly comply, in this tight enclosure, living a dull life of strenuous religious routine and limited horizons.
Are You All Messed Up On Jesus
Are You All Messed Up On Jesus
Armstrong the fake Professor
Here are two letters that will explain how Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God bought his professorship from USC with a grant to their Law Center. Even after finding out what a character this guy was, USC didn't care. They just wanted that money.
Armstrongism and Alcoholism
I have learned, the number one reason I drank excessively, was due to resentment. Interest in, and following of WCG dogma was a symptom of my rebellious nature, just as drinking came to be. I was angry over the concepts taught by the WCG
Armstrongism, Religion or Ripoff?
Those who have never been subject to these diabolical mind manipulations can't relate to what is being discussed here, but are only able to parrot their standard retort of "Get over it!
Armstrongism, What is it?
armstrongism is a religion in decline. when stripped of all its fancy packaging, the slick video presentations and glossy magazines, it is a preposterous mixture of bad history, biblical misinterpretation, and pure fantasy. clever marketing and advertising give armstrongism its appeal. but once you strip away the faŘade, you are left with a bad joke.
Assertive Incompetence: The Conclusion
As the lead wolf became more arrogant and strident, the sheep became more submissive. The wolves began to multiply. The sheep began to diminish.
Atrocities and Absurdities in the Bible
BLAME and The Darkside
The Painful Truth about the Darkside of the Worldwide Church of God
BLOOD ON THE GROUND
They lie scattered across the benches. Sprawled on the stone floors of the stadium. The sun beats down on the silence. The bodies have not yet rotted much. But the rats have already discovered the carnage.
Babel Stories
And I am so very, very sick and tired of religious "excuses" that attempt to answer logical real-life questions. When religious leaders, or religious "people," are asked questions that there are no logical answers to -they simply create "excuses." They create excuses to fit and "explain" their own personal belief structure...
Babel Stories II
By far, the most difficult, painful and agonizing part of breaking away from the bondage of the Bible and religion is our own internal superstitious fear. Fear that can border on, or even include, sheer terror.
Babel Stories III -- No answers
This is for those who still cling to a shadow of belief in the Bible, and this is for those who are still wrestling within themselves about the validity of the Bible.
Baby Super Stores
Logic could only suggest that if parents purchase products for their children's nurseries with images from that great story about God drowning every man, woman and child, then it only figures they are likely to go for these other motifs.
Backward Masking
Ted Herlofson, our associate pastor, was passionate on the subject, and delivered more than one sermon about it.  He even held a special bible study, complete with a taped sermon from some “Sunday preacher” who had “proof” that many Rock music albums, if played backward, contained pro-Satan messages (it was the first time I had ever heard any WCG minister give credibility to an outsider).
Bad Day At Dad's House
It started pretty much a typical day here at the house.... We all got up and started scrounging for berries, Cheerios, or edible grass for breakfast. That aint new... We're used to this, right?
Baptism Tour
Two of them on one occasion had a shot gun placed in their faces and were told by an angry husband to get ready to meet their maker. The man was ready to kill them if they baptized his wife.
Be a Skeptic
Our willingness to believe is stronger than the power to persuade. There is a part of us that WANTS to believe some things. We need to get to know ourselves better so as not to deceive ourselves.
Been There, Done That
I write this with tears flowing down my face because I realize how much was wrong in my life. I am told not to be angry, hurt or upset and to get on with my lif
Believe In Yourself First
My family, as well as many families, gave up a lot and made many sacrifices for this church. We were able to escape with our dignity at least.
Belly of the Whore
i was in the
Bible Bashing
Why the Bible Needs Bashing
Bible Errancy Discussions
If you want to see some experts debating Biblical Issues with Christians that think they know the Bible, then I would highly recommend getting on this email list: Internet Infidels Errancy Discussions.
Bible Origins
Although my brief letter made mention of
Bible Translations
Think about the importance of those scriptures, and how the emphasis shifts from one translation to the next. Then, rethink the entire passage in the light of copyright law, and tell me if the scripture has any significance at all.
Bigfoot is dead
In retrospect, my life would have been far better had I joined the International Bigfoot Society than the Worldwide Church of God.  At least I would have had a photo of my beast. 
Bitterness
Never thought of myself as BITTER, maybe just pissed off at The Worldwide Church of God but I guess it is probably basically the same thing.
Bitterness, forgiveness and Ministerial Retirement
This is an email response of mine on the email discussion group
Blot Everything Connected To The Con Artist Off The Face Of The Earth!
Bondage and the Worldwide Church of God
To eventually leave the cult is probably going to be one of the toughest decisions you'll ever have to make. The decision is going to be made between the cult's version of God and common sense.
Books on the Worldwide Church of God Cult
The following books regarding the Worldwide Church of God may be found at local libraries or can be purchased from:
Bozo the clown is the Anti-christ!
Now, FINALLY, God's time has come to reveal JUST WHO the Anti-Christ IS! And he hasn't revealed it to the wise and learned, he has chosen to reveal to all the DUMB SHEEP who listen to me!
Brainwashed
How would you feel and what would you reply if someone told you that it was your own fault that you were brainwashed?
Brainwashing or Mind Control?
Since the Korean war, brainwashing has become refined into
Brainwashing: Yes it IS your Fault!
I'm not saying that the church bears no responsibility. I'm just pointing out that it does not bear it 100%. Every member of the WCG made choices to go along with what the WCG said.
Brother Bear...Is That Gun Smoke I See?
The students from the Worldwide Church of God were really enjoying themselves with the activities and exploring during the day, and the bright and cheerful campfires by night. All was going along just fine, until......
Bruce Renehan
The Painful Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Articles by Bruc Renehan, author of Daughter of Babylon
But God would have Mercy...
The fundamental flaw with Herbert Armstrong is that he was a Pharisee
By their fruits
By John O. In the evaluation of any organization, secular or church, it's always imperative to look at the spiritual DNA that is the core of that particular organization. It doesn't matter if the organization oozes a seeming outer goodness, putting on a show of apparent love and scintillating fellowship
CORPORATE FRAUD
CORPORATE FRAUD
Calculating the Jewish Calendar
as well know playboy, Garner Ted Armstrong liked to say) that they would be actually celebrating Yom Kippur, or any other Jewish holy day, on the wrong day
Calling a Spade a Spade
Read this paragraph and then, when you're through, sit back and think about what you've just read, and how you feel about what you've read.
Campus Comedy: 3 Strikes And You Are Out
When Ellis LaRavia of the Worldwide Church of God took over the Landscape Department it was in a total state of hostile disarray.
Campus Comedy: Behind Closed Doors
The problem that they had to resolve was campus security on the Sabbaths. Herb was not about to be irresponsible enough to trust that God would protect his, Herbs, campus on the Sabbath and Holy Daze, oops, Holy Days.
Campus Comedy: Big Stink on Campus
FISH FERTILIZER, hundreds and hundreds of gallons of liquid fish fertilizer, mabe that is why the Worldwide Church of God smells so much!
Campus Comedy: Construction Zone
My first day on the job at Ambassador College of The Worldwide Church of God in Pasadena.
Campus Comedy: Honey
There were many things that were interesting and even bordered on the strange about the Big Sandy campus of the Worldwide Church of God
Campus Comedy: Near Death
Life on The Worldwide Church of God campus was, if you could describe it in one short statement it would be
Campus Comedy: Now You Love Me, Now You Don't
You that are Worldwide Church of God AC grads or former students know what you went through and the hardships you endured to build character at your masters feet.
Campus Comedy: Snake in Grass
While the Pasadena campus of the Worldwide Church of God was formal, dignified and very sophisticated, the Big Sandy campus was farm like and more like a family atmosphere.
Campus site to be urban village
Catch 111
By our actions, we invited persecution.  And when we suffered it, as minor as it was, it became “proof” that Herbert Armstrong was right, that the “world” was against us.  Because of this “proof”, we then continued to perform actions that ensured further persecution.  It became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Challenge to Kooks and Loonies
To be a member of any cult religion is to be in a frenzy of a spiritual "drug orgy." To be a member of a "kinder and gentler" main stream religion is to be a spiritual "recreational drug user."
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Short book about what it was like for a man to grow up in a famliy in the Worldwide Church of God. Very interesting reading. A horror story.
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Childrearing "God's Way"
i can only say now that i hope it was due to god's mercy that their child died for some reason other than the completely evil and insane teaching we all used to hold so dear about divine healing.
Christian Love In Action
Being Dumped Because You're Not 'Spiritual Enough'
Christians, Turbans and Swords!
Dear Christian Reader, you just might find out how it feels to be a Minority. Not from me nor from my kind. We believe in tolerance. There are those, however, who have turbans and swords.
Christmas! Bah! Humbug!
twas the night before christmas, and throughout herbie's domain, there were feelings of nausea, and utter disdain.
Church Apology!
Planned Apology Sparks Debates
Church Corporations
we need a product. jesus is usually a good commodity. god is always for sale, and jesus is the bait. since it's acceptable to most people to accept jesus (even though they know nothing about him), then we'll use jesus as our lure.
Church Of God Sales Organizations
What better avenue was there for tax evasion than a company in the name of religion? What better product is there than one that is free and does not require any warehousing? What better customer is there than one that blindly takes your personal word for the product? What better conditions are there for a tyrant, where there are no hassles from anybody because everybody serves you and you serve nobody. This man Armstrong was onto something with huge profit potential yes this was his way out of the misery he was in.
Church of God Splits
The Church writes very strong articles concerning various doctrines which it teaches, using vast amounts of Scripture in doing so, to
Comdy Campus: Mafia hitman on campus.
Sabbath services for the Worldwide Church of God were usually a time of songs, some laughter, study, and boredom beyond description.
Comedy Campus Hello
Ambassador college of The Worldwide Church of God was typical of most campus's, the facilities were always in need of constant repair.
Comedy Campus Hideaway
HWA of The Worldwide Church of God talked about it being a picture of what the millennium would be like.
Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You...
Is it religion I am yearning for or simply tradition? WCG certainly robbed us of social traditions by commanding that we not participate in them and labeling them
Condiments For Your Salvation Burgers
The original owner of the Empire of The Worldwide Church of God died. He willed the cook-books to a fellow whom he was SURE he could trust to keep the recipes un-changed.
Constitution and the Ten Commandments
The Founding Fathers did not choose to leave it up to the enlightened state of others to assume what the Constitution was based upon.  They made sure that the Constitution itself spelled out exactly what the rule of law was to be.  In other words, the Constitution IS the rule of law, and thus is not BASED ON the rule of law. 
Contradictions in the Bible
Count Tkachula
the truth of the house of tkachula must be known, for the villagers that dwelt here suffered hideously, like the after-dream of the reveler upon opium. the hamlet's general practitioner admitted, although hesitantly, that many of the afflictions suffered, could be traced to an languid condition of the blood, a type of depravation only seen in the species that cultivated religion within their lives.
Creator Entity?
Almost anything can be excused and tolerated if it only happens once but we are far from finished here. The creator entity seems to be permanently asleep at the wheel.
Cult Speak
Essential WCG Words and Phrases of the Worldwide Church of God
Cult Speak O thru Z
Essential Words and Phrases of The Worldwide Church of God
Cultland
ALICE IN WONDERLAND--Everything is mixed up and nothing makes sense
DID SUNDAY WORSHIP COME FROM PAGANISM?
There are many Christians - not only those who meet on Saturday, but many who attend church on Sunday - who assume that Sunday observance originally came from paganism.
Damaged Goods
Our minds were raped for so long that we cannot experience normal mental processes, just as anyone who is physically raped and sexually abused for long periods cannot experience normal sexual activity, or only with great difficulty and after much therapy.
Dance Hall Daze Without Confusion
The hardwood floor was pitted with heel marks from countless gingham-skirted Dolly Parton-like women who scuffled across the floor to the drone of a pre-recorded caller with truck-driving men sporting handlebar mustaches. At least that's how I imagined them as I sat there staring in a daze, listening to the sermon in the Worldwide Church of God
Dating at Ambassador
I finally got a date, but a lot of guys didn't. And they got jacked up by Local Elder Joseph
David Stone: End of the Road
SAUCIER - Authorities charged a minister with five counts of sex crimes Tuesday after deputies reportedly found him naked in a wooded area, having sex with a teenage boy.
Dead On The Inside
I was already dead inside, I just had to die on the outside.
Dear Joseph Tkach
I am forwarding parts of a letter which I sent to Joseph Tkach, Jr
Dear Michael Feazell
Mike is explaining why, from the abundance of his heart, in this short little blurb of his, why little things like hypocrisy are just not a problem for him and his buddies at Pasadena.
Dear Theologian
You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don’t believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
Death
There is only one life in creation and that life is eternal. So, there can be no death.
Death Threat by Email
The following are some email correspondence that I just had with an angry reader of the Kessler Letter. I am witholding his name as long as he does not send me any more correspondence. He is a former member of the Worldwide Church of God.
Disclaimer
Disclosure is necessary for forgiveness
No one can forgive on behalf of victims. Victims have to forgive for themselves. And no one can forgive WITHOUT FULL DISCLOSURE from the Worldwide Church of God
Disfellowshipped,And I Couldn't Find God!
We were taught that the world was evil and
Ditch Man
There’s all kinds of folk that come across this website, The Painful Truth, and for lots of different reasons.
Divide and Conquer Joe Tkach
I got to thinking recently about the
Do Or Die
Understanding Youth Suicides in the Bethlehem, PA Worldwide Church of God Church Area
Do We On This Website Hate HWA And His Followers?
In a response to what is perceived as vicious attacks on Herbert Armstrong, some have accused us on this Website and on various message boards of being full of hatred toward this man and of having a corresponding blindness to the good that Herbert Armstrong did in his lifetime.
Do You Live in Fear of Satan
Editorial. January 2005
Does God Work Though An Organization?
Is it possible that God communicates certain things to us individually and other things through an approved organization which acts in the role of a prophet, such as the Worldwide Church of God?
Dopamine, Depression and Disfellowshipment
The last time you shared a nice steak dinner with your family, or if you are more adventurous, went on an exciting hike, or maybe did some exhilarating sky-diving, chances are, you were not thinking about a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger in your brain, called dopamine
Dream On
When Herb saw who it was there he turned white as a sheet, as if the devil himself were on his door step. (In reality he was not too far off.) For outside angrily beating on his door was Rod Merridith, GTA, and Ron Dart.
Drive-by Religion
He never saw the broken down heaps of automobiles rattling their way into the parking lots all over the country week after week. He didn't witness the church children passing down clothing to their younger counterparts year after year. He never sat at their tables and dined on whatever their meager budgets allowed. He never offered friendship and comfort to those who lived a life in isolation, having turned their backs on family and friends. He never personally sat at their deathbeds and held their hands as they suffered and died from lack of medical care.
Dumping Leavened Garbage
During my first year in the church (1974) I had a roommate we'll call John. We shared the rent on a large house in a town that will go nameless. Now John was not the most fastidious guy in the world, but U.L.B was approaching and we knew we had better get busy with the deleavening. So we rolled up our shirtsleeves, did the vacuuming, washing, etc. and got all of our
Edifice Complex
When religion becomes big and powerful, it thinks it can do virtually anything and get away with it. Worldwide and its leadership also thought the same.
Education, the fear of oppressors.
People who are intrinsically evil - better known as
Embarrassing College
Life really can be good, we just all have to concentrate on what we have left that the Worldwide Church of God couldn't take away. The more you get to know people, you begin to find out that most people have suffered a lot of pain independently of the Worldwide Church of God.
Enlyten Info Channels
This is why it's so important to think for ourselves and prove all things. When we do that, and follow no man, we will be shown from that Infinite, Loving, Creative Intelligence what our function is. The pathway upward is dependant on a two way conversation . . . between God and us - individually. No man, no organization, no teaching, no theory, and no dogma must stand in the way.
Enlyten Jewish Question
It's a book about the legends of Judaism, a Jewish Messiah, and the cry about a future Jewish homeland. If we're to be honest about all this, the Jewish people have no theological basis to occupy the nation, Israel.
Enlyten PRAYER & MEDITATION
Do we all remember in WCG how we were taught to pray? If there wasn't something in our prayers about
Enlyten freedom to think
There are two main reasons as to why people surrender their thinking to cults. The first is ignorance, and the second is fear. WCG members - it was said - went to services, left their brains on the doorstep, went in and absorbed all that they
Enlyten: Aloha
Enlyten: Anatomy of a Tare
If we look at the world of business, politics, and especially religion, we find the ever present slimy, crass, undesirable people who are liars, perverts, bullies, and intimidators. While many of these people can be classified as tares, some may also be basically simply stupid in their human relations and not be intrinsically evil. But real tares are deliberate. Tares are here by design. Tares KNOW they're tares, but they don't care.
Enlyten: Biblical Allegories
Their insistence on Bible reading as literal, instead of allegorical, keeps people in subjection, because a literal believer must have a literal teacher. The believer is then in subjection to the teacher's organization. They need to be spoon-fed. They need to be told how to literally interpret the Bible. They need to be told what to do, how to think, and with whom to associate.
Enlyten: Big Brother
The 1984 novel depicted a futuristic society that had been devised by devious, egotistical, and controlaholic minds. This is not all that different to WCG. The big difference is that the Worldwide Church of God and dead Herbie never made it to that level of national control over people, but their reign of terror did show in type what things might have been like if Apostle Herbie and his minions were ever to gain national or international power.
Enlyten: Blind Bat
What does
Enlyten: Chat With Blade-456
Currently I've abandoned all hope that anyone knows what this is all about (life)? Religion surely does not hold any answers, I even wrestle with the question of 'Is there a God?'. Part of me thinks not but part of me hopes so, surely there's more to life than this
Enlyten: Christ in You
We've all exited a cult that brainwashed us about Christ. We had often been told that the term
Enlyten: Christian Crime
Government and religion both work for the same boss. That boss is money and power, and the people, behind the scenes, who control that wealth. That's why governments and religions always work together, everywhere in the world, although they do have different procedures of operation.
Enlyten: Constitution
How often were we told that the lack of loyalty to HWA and his lackeys was the same as rebellion to God? Or equal to witchcraft? No matter how tactfully we might put it, the threats were there. We were all told that (bottom line) that we had to get into line with the church leadership, or it was Gehenna fire for us.
Enlyten: Criminals
Right now, they're still bleeding off the money of countless thousands of deeply dedicated people. And the tragedy of all this, is that many of our loved ones, and innocent people are caught in the muck and sludge of religious scam artists and all of those parasites who KNOW better, but in effect, they are the tares of the world. They are fully aware of what they're doing, and are getting away with it legally.
Enlyten: Cult Glossary
Since they inspire no confidence - only fear - they fulfill their tasks by the propagation of ignorance and the slippery promise of nuptials with Jesus and a wedding feast, one day in the Kingdom.
Enlyten: Cultic Noise
The ex-Worldwide Church of God ministers have taken the cowardly method.  They’ve taken and they’ve chicken-fled for the hills.  Chickens?.  Cluck?  Their thunder is dissipated.  Their real (and gutless) manhood is EXPOSED.
Enlyten: Death & Stuff
Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Arms0trong. What most people don't realize is that when we bring
Enlyten: Ego
There is a balance to ego. We can have pride in ourselves, our accomplishments, our work, and our life. But there is also a dark side to ego. It leads to the Hitlers of the world, the Saddam Husseins, the Stalins, the Maos, and the dead Herbies, etc.
Enlyten: Ego, Hatred and Herbert W. Armstrong
Ego, Hatred, & Herbert W. Armstrong
Enlyten: Energy Of The Sun
The sun doesn’t transmit heat.  It transmits energy only.
Enlyten: Enlightenment
It means spiritually becoming aware of what we could not perceive before. It is the ability to rise in a thinking that is above the normal hustle and bustle of everyday living. In essence, it is a huge step to ultimate freedom.
Enlyten: General Comments
Because of the theological motifs and presuppositions in the faith of the early church, however, it is difficult to write with certainty an authentic life of Jesus.
Enlyten: God In Our Image
Quoting the Bible is pointless, because it's been so heavily redacted, we can't be sure of anything said in that book is true. Plus the fact, the Bible is flawed in countless areas to be, in any way, reliable.
Enlyten: God Loves Quality
How often did we, the outsiders, wish we had a fraction of the
Enlyten: Gurus & Teachers
A guru must have complete allegiance from a following to his/her own ideas, theories, and prophecies.   A guru – and they come in all sizes, personalities, and religions – invariably has a gargantuan ego, even though he may sit cross-legged on a mountain top and meditate on infinity.  People don’t need gurus.
Enlyten: Hate filled and bitter?
The reason that cults, and their cultmasters, are so bitter and hate filled is because we've caught them with their pants down figuratively and literally.
Enlyten: Idols
The Worldwide Church of God was a master in making idols. Maybe the 2nd Commandment had more than the physical words, and actually referred to the spiritual application. Worldwide Church of God+ seems well on the way. In all of these cases, the idols were men, and NOT the ideology of what they purported to preach.
Enlyten: Imagine
Can we imagine such a scenario? No war. No poverty. No crime. No racism. No lies. And most of all . . . no religion. It is within the words of this song that man's freedom is defined.
Enlyten: Islam, Terrorism, And The Rubble
Enlyten: Its All Your Fault
Now, this is the current, convenient theology for the Worldwide Church of God, and who knows how many of its repulsive offspring. Don't bother to repair the damage, they say, just tell Jesus what you've done, and it's all AOK. Screw the membership. But, in the meantime, let's wallow in the profits.
Enlyten: Kidnapping & Murder
So, is driving a person to suicide tantamount to murder?  Everyone has a limit, and none of us can tell how far anyone else has been psychologically damaged. When and if that fine line is crossed, and when a person gives up and kills themselves in utter despair, then who is to blame?
Enlyten: Loyalty Based On Fear
Enlyten: Merchants Of Misery
First, they generate an enemy. Then, they fan the fire that they've started. They proceed to create a dependency, with themselves as the
Enlyten: Milking The System
n addition to the moderate salaries given, unaccountable tax-free dollars can go for any of the above mentioned items. Luxurious homes, for example, can be built or bought, and all the accoutrements of a millionaire added. It can be then decorated in luxury, a swimming pool added, and re-vamped from top to basement. This is called Parsonage expenses
Enlyten: Moment Of Decision
Much has been said, over the years, about forgetting the past and forgiving the wrongdoers. More specifically, this applies to the cultmasters in Worldwide Church of God and Worldwide Church of God+, by simply white washing the whole mess under of rug of Jesus forgives.
Enlyten: Noah's Fraud
So, this mass of water that's (supposedly) been deposited on the surface, by Noah's flood, would increase the amount of the Earth's reflected inertial and kinetic mass. And so too, will our Earth's gravity. This
Enlyten: Old Man River
it also shows that such a God is not concerned with the affairs of man, or any other form of life in this universe, parallel universes, dimensions, or continuums
Enlyten: Philosophy of hate
For the most part, we don't hate people. We get along with most folks, pleasantly, smiling, and with warm greetings. That's neighborhood America. That's England, that's Canada, that's Australia, that's New Zealand, Europe, etc.
Enlyten: Pseudo-Victims
it's really not all that surprising when the cultmasters and hirelings in the WCG+ cults are faced with the truth about their aberrant behaviour (like the nazis), they too start to whine and bemoan the fact that they are being persecuted.
Enlyten: Some Personal Thoughts
My Father said that (this Worldwide Church of God) was a cult. This was a cult.
Enlyten: Stephen didn't get away.
I was duped, and in that, I was responsible. But WCG must also be held accountable for their part in all the deliberate lies, deceit, the ostentatious life styles, and the destructions of marriages, finances, and peoples' sanity. No one is avoiding personal responsibility here. But the responsibility is twofold. People on the PT Site are only telling their stories and pointing the blame at WCG where applicable, and only because WCG has NEVER repented.
Enlyten: Stephen's Revenge
If Stephen's stories are real, and not enhanced fiction, then there's no need for attacks at the end of the narration. This is a very childish sting. Sincere people do NOT do this.
Enlyten: Tax Exempt?
Please send your generous tax deductible gift, either by your check or credit card, or call the number at the bottom of your screen and pledge your commitment with a Visa or MasterCard. And remember, your liberal contribution will save souls for the Lord, and it's all tax deductible.
Enlyten: Tesla Coil
Enlyten: The Apathy Issue
However, while these congregations stayed loyal to the Worldwide teachings, the people became like automatons who marched to the stench of the cultic rhythm, put on their synthetic smiles, goose-stepped to services, mindlessly paid their tithes, and quickly slipped into a way of life that was closed minded, indifferent to the “unconverted,” and apathetic to the world, its people, and the undeniable suffering of mankind that stared them in the faces.
Enlyten: We Sold Our Education
We allowed ourselves to be lied to by an ignorant, perverse, foul-tempered, little bully. 
Enlyten: Who?
Enlyten: World Peace
It is interesting to note that the principles employed by the Worldwide Church of God+ brood are the exact opposite of what would cause peace, harmony, and happiness on this Earth. These creeps of the dead Apostle Herbie parasites have gone the way of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and Mao. They have not used common sense or logic, presumably because they do NOT want peace, but want to be the cultmasters, the overlords, the controlaholics, and the arrogant slave masters.
Enlyten: does God Care
God in this context doesn't give a hoot about us. God's function is to exist and provide life and not to be involved with any of us personally. That personal function belongs to the Soul. That fact has to be obvious to any who have asked the question: Does God Care? The answer again no
Epistle To Paul Kroll
As far as the WCG changing for the better: Yes, it is much better than it was. But everything is relative. If you used to beat your wife and your children but now you only beat your wife, I would say that you have changed for the better.
Escape From The Planet Of The Armstrongites
Our local minister was a cold, unyielding man who shamed people and had not the slightest bit of empathy for those in pain. He terrorized and browbeat his elderly, infirm mother-in-law because she had the temerity to mention to a couple of people in the congregation that she had loaned him thousands of dollars and had never been paid back.
Examining Herbert W. Armstrong and his Teachings with an Open Mind and Bible
Examining Herbert W. Armstrong and his Teachings with an Open Mind and BibleExamining Herbert W. Armstrong and his Teachings with an Open Mind and Bible
Exclamatory Overload!!!
Thank God for the exclamation mark, brethren! For how else would we be able to recognize Herbert W. Armstrong for the sick FALSE PROPHET moron that he was unless we were able to count up the exclamation marks and compare that with the total number of sentences and see what a TRULY INSPIRED WRITER could do!
FOURTH BOOK OF JOHN
the sex acts of the apostle, herbert w. armstrong
FREE and LOVING IT!!!!
i remember laying on my bed and listening to some of the worst language i'd ever heard...from ministers
Faith Fails Again
You want a miracle? You want faith? Then let the rescuers do nothing but pray and wait for god to teleport the miners to the surface. Now "that" would be faith, and that would be a miracle.
Feazell the Weazell's Menu
FEAZELL the WEAZELL'S
Final Service in House for God
Worldwide Church of God headquarters congregation will have the last official church service in Ambassador Auditorium, on the 26th of February
Finding God On A More Intellectual Level
In the Worldwide Church of God hell, or most religions, people are forced to believe they have to have a relationship in whatever way the church decides is THE way.
Finding Meaning In Life After The Cult
Finding Meaning In Life After The Cult
Finding My Bearings
Along the way I became acquainted with the issues underlying the reliability of the Bible itself, although that was more than I was ready to absorb at the time. In late 1997, though, I was ready, and did I ever become depressed!
Floating
Up, up and away flew the balloon, and with it went all my cherished doctrines and
Flurry the Fony?
As a former member of the PCG, I once bought into Flurry’s nonsense. Even after departing I still thought that Flurry believed what he taught and was sincere in his teachings.
For Goodness Sake
You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don’t believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
Forests and Gump
The problem was that the trees were all brainwashed.  Each one had accepted to a greater or lesser degree the teachings that there was no forest.  The trees, myself included, believed the forest was a myth.
Forget The Teacher
All through history, we see men of dis-honor who will take advantage of legitimate teachings (some plagiarized) and pass them along to others with the claim that God has given these teachings - just to THEM. This is so true today with modern day Televangelism.
Forgiveness
Forgiveness means letting go of the pain and anger. But it doesn't mean restoring your relationship with the the Worldwide Church of God
Formula for Success
The formula for the Worldwide Church of God
Four Strange Men
it was a mad house out there. the buildings were surrounded by three fire trucks, and every resident of the sixty plus apartment complex was standing outside in their pajamas with excited children running up and down the sidewalks as the firemen checked each unit to find out what set off the fire alarms.
Frames of reference
Those of us who have left the Worldwide Church of God often refer to the time when we were in, and after we came out of the Cult. This reveals two different frames of reference in our thinking.
Free Thinking
I suddenly realized that black folks in the Worldwide Church of God weren't any different from me. Gee. If THIS is true, then I guess maybe no one else from other races were either.
Freedom
This is not written for those who are comfortable with their experiences in the "church," nor is this for historical apologists.
Freedom to focus
Must be nice to have the freedom to focus. In Larry Walker's mind, freedom to focus was an intrinsic right of the ministry to be financed by the hardship, stress, worry and trials of the unimportant laiety. Hey, that's leadership worth dying for, wouldn't you agree?
Frequently Asked Questions
Frogs In The Water
 Just like the poor little frog that doesn't know the cold water's temperature is slowly rising as you boil it alive on the stove, we didn't realize what was slowly happening as we got sucked in deeper and deeper by one insidious wrong doctrine after another over a long period of time.
GTA's Letter Regarding his HWA incest
gta's, formerly of the worldwide church of god, response to a person's recent inquiry about the kessler letter and the natural questions regarding hwa's incest with his daughter dorothy.
Garner Ted Armstrong and Geraldo Rivera
garner ted armstrong and geraldo rivera
Garner Ted Armstrong and Herbert W. Armstrong:Traveling In Style
Garner Ted Armstrong and Herbert W. Armstrong:Traveling In Style
Garner Ted Armstrong's Biblical Rant
let the christian god forgive this chubby little, tattooed, masturbating on television, fart. i will condemn and accuse him and his rapist, incestuous father to the highest heaven, if there be any
Garner Ted Armstrong's Biblical Rant
Garner Ted Armstrong's Myrmidon Returns
any member that was caught in the same situations as garner ted armstrong and his sexual escapades, would have been tossed out of the church so fast he would have had his head spinning.
Garner Ted Armstrong's Myrmidon
garner ted armstrong's myrmidon
Garner Ted Armstrong's  Weird and wacky World Tomorrow
Generic Journey through Ambassador College
Here was the man we all looked up to, God's "Apostle", the ultimate in personal success, prestige, and financial abundance seemed to be the most unhappy man of all. He looked back at the end of his own long life and just couldn't get enough of the sex he wanted.
Genesis Revisited
God became angry, so angry that God lost His temper and cursed the first humans
Get Over It Grief article
I don't think the survivors -- nor any of us -- will ever reach ``closure'' on what happened at that place, ever come to a state where this thing has no power to affect us. And I'm glad. Because what would it say about us if we could?
Get Over It Reply
I have some responses to those who say it is over, get over it. I know that they don't understand what has happened to people. I have been thinking about examples to use to try to show from a different perspective of what many of these people have been through.
Getting Over It
I'd like to relate a story about my own life. My father, to be exact. I have yet to meet a more evil man.
Gittin Unscrewed
My top ten teachings of the Worldwide Church of God that have screwed up my thinking.
Glacier Gruff's Comments and Rants
Glacier Gruff's Comments and Rants regarding the Worldwide Church of God
Global is Gone and good riddance.
As of Friday evening, at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard time, the Global Church of God closed its offices and entered into a voluntary agreement to liquidate all assets in a legal procedure known as ABC
God Bless America?
What, in particular, has God done to help America in this instance? Am I missing something here? New York City has been devastated, thousands of our innocent citizens have been killed, billions of dollars will have to be spent to rebuild, wives are now without husbands, husbands without wives, children without parents, parents without children, lives are irrevocable changed, we are now at war, yet people will go to church and pray to the God that could have spared us this tragedy so very easily, but didn't.
God Bless America? Comments
God Part of the Brain
Can a person who does not fear the ultimate punishment of a "God" that subjects the believers to a life of fearful obedience and ritual, have morality and a sense of guilt? If so, where do they get this morality from, if not from God?
God Speaks To Us?
We know that God doesn't appear to be verifiably speaking thru any religious leaders today.  Herbert Armstrong's interpretations of prophecy were 100% inaccurate.
God Was Listening
Since God doesn’t hear, answer, or come to us in times of need, then who needs God other than for our life support?
God Was With Him
One of the witnesses who tried to warn the young man said, if quoted correctly in a local newsarticle,
God is Good
The total compensation of the heads of religious non-profit organizations including Evangelists Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Franklin Graham remains one of American's best kept secrets bringing up the question if the prominent religious leaders in America have any integrity
God of Love or Vengeful Sadist?
Or was God punishing me for having drifted away from his
God's College= Disillusionment, Bewilderment and Despair
Now that is not saying everyone did nothing, those that did simply disappeared into the never never land of disfellowshippment from the Worldwide Church of God
God's Opinion of Women
God's Opinion of Women
God,Captain Scott O'Grady, and the Atlanta Braves
Great Balls of Fire
At The Worldwide Church of God's Ambassador College Fridays were always an interesting day for both students and employee's alike.
Great Penticton Missionary Coup
I must admit, I've been away from the Worldwide Church of God for so long now that I doubt if I would recognize it if I were to revisit a typical congregation.
Greetings from the Festival office.
Well Greetings again from the Festival Office of the Worldwide Church of God..
Growing Pains
My spirit had been broken (beaten out of me) and I was now a shy withdrawn young man who served the local congregation. After all this took place my parents eventually left the church in 1994 and I went through a second shattering experience.
Growing up in the Worldwide Church of God
I am just one of the many people who have exited The Worldwide Church of God with stories to tell, pain, anger and bitterness to deal with.
Growth
WCG members have been in the captivity of a situation where there has been a "no growth" syndrome. Inflexible laws and rules will always control a person's life and give no room for the exploration of new ideas and new study. Since fear is a cult's greatest weapon, the threat of eternal death (or equivalent) is held over a person, and any future growth into the higher thinking is automatically stifled.
Guilt Trip!
You may want to rethink your actions. Christ is watching everything you do and there WILL be a judgment.
HERBIE AND THE PYRAMIDS
Among all the biblical crap and nutty prophecies that Herbie claimed God ordered him to funnel into our already warped minds, was the preposterous idea that Job built the Pyramids. Unh unh. No way, no how and no wise.
HWA & Worldwide Church of God Personal Experiances
personal experiences and commentary on the worldwide church of god. page one.
HWA Was Never Right About Anything
This push-button universe so degraded by Herbert W. Armstrong and those who seek to fit themselves in his long, dark shadow, really ain’t so bad.
HWA and Rupert: Two Clowns
Where did Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God get their beliefs? They stole them from Rupert!
HWA's Narcissistic Personality Disorder
I suggest we all administer a quiz, (taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) based on what we now know and have personally experienced, to a late but not lamented religious leader of The Worldwide Church of God who has affected all of our lives.
Harry Potter and the Witch of Endor
Hate Mail
Hate Mail Page Two
He Missed The Mark
It was during the summer, somewhere between 1954 and 1956, when Church services for The Radio Church of God, (the name was later changed to The Worldwide Church of God), were still held on the Ambassador College campus.
Healing and The Worldwide Church of God
Excerpts from hwa's booklet: The Plain Truth About Healing, 1979, published by the Worldwide Church of God
Heavy Coat of Lies part 2
If he is not able-to-respond to your questions, to your requests for information, to your attempts to paint a larger picture of your Worldwide Church of God past by releasing information still kept locked up in the Ministry files, then you know that he is not, at this time, ready to put his ideas of authority, power, control, on the line.
Herb's Fruitcake Recipie
The Painful Truth about the WCG and Herbert Armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Worldwide Church of God
Herbert Armstrong a Doctrinal Fraud?
Just how much was Herbert Armstrong of The Worldwide Church of God a Doctrinal Fraud?
Herbert Armstrong a man of extremes
Herbert Armstrong was the source of the abuse. The ministry left in his wake is itself, trying to cope with the excesses of his ministration.
Herbert Armstrong and Rasputin
Rasputin was not mad. Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God must have been, if he believed only one percent of what he preached about, himself.
Herbert Armstrong the False Prophet
page two
Herbert Armstrong the False Prophet
HWA's False Prophecies. Page One. The Most Comprehensive Listing of Herbert W. Armstrong's 52 year record of False Prophesies ever made. Or HWA's Worldwide Church of God: A Non-Prophet Organization
Herbert Armstrong the False Prophet
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Herbert Armstrong's Tangled Web
David Robinson, formerly of The Worldwide Church of God, writes from firsthand knowledge tempered with deep disappointment and has come to agree completely with Solomon who advised against putting trust in men.
Herbert Armstrong's Tangled Web
David Robinson, formerly of The Worldwide Church of God, writes from firsthand knowledge tempered with deep disappointment and has come to agree completely with Solomon who advised against putting trust in men.
Herbert Armstrong's Tangled Web
David Robinson, formerly of The Worldwide Church of God, writes from firsthand knowledge tempered with deep disappointment and has come to agree completely with Solomon who advised against putting trust in men.
Herbert Armstrong: Pioneer of Religious Broadcasting
Rather than being a religious radio pioneer, Herbert W. Armstrong was a Johnny-come-lately to religious broadcasting.
Herbert W. Armstrong Disproves the Bible!
50,000 copies still on hand were still sent out, because having recently advertised the booklet, it was decided it would be unwise to disappoint and thus antagonize the customers!
Herbert W. Armstrong Changed My Life Forever
Herbert W. Armstrong's perverted teachings are responsible for so much of a negative effect on so many lives that he should be fried in Hell for all eternity
Herbert W. Armstrong Gems of Wisdom
Herbert W. Armstrong Gems of Wisdom
Herbert W. Armstrong Speaks Out On Adultery!
What did Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong have to say about the sin of adultery? In particular, what did he have to say about the sin of adultery with regard to the ministry?
Herbert W. Armstrong Want To Bes
Herbert W. Armstrong Want To Bes
Herbert W. Armstrong and Incest
the mystery of herbert w. armstrong and the worldwide church of god's revelation revealed at last! also known as: the missing dimension in child rape
Herbert W. Armstrong's Near death experiance
one night, in the throws of wild, connubial bliss, an approximately 86 years old herbert w. armstrong overextended himself with passion. he reportedly succumbed to a heart attack, collapsed, and dropped dead on top of his wife while they were still
Herbert W. Armstrong, Trust & Hookers
I have more respect for the hookers that trawl Hollywood Boulevard than for these guys.
Herbert W. Armstrong: Confidence Man
first you disguise your scam as a religion, you add a large dose of the fear of god into the scam to keep your victims from going to the police, you pull the scam in a country where freedom of wacky religions is constitutionally guaranteed, and hire the sleaziest possible lawyers (think "rader" here, boys and girls) to intimidate and destroy the rare victim who might complain. so first you destroy your victims financially, and then you can destroy them legally should they complain.
Herbert W. Armstrong: What If He Had Been Right?
The Wonderful World Tomorrow?
Herbeze Virus
Much in the manner of pranksters who slyly tuck viruses into the internet to crash computers, the Worldwide Church of God and the splinter groups are openly injecting their deadly virus on their web sites.
Herbie and the Dragon
No one had any clue he had incested his daughter for ten years until shortly before his long-overdue death. Most church members practically worshipped that selfish hypocrite.
Heretics and Heresies
WHOEVER has an opinion of his own, and honestly expresses it, will be guilty of heresy. Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrine of the weak. This word was born of the hatred, arrogance and cruelty of those who love their enemies, and who, when smitten on one cheek, turn the other.
HiHo, HiHo Or Hideeho?(Ala South Park)
The members who received this letter have not been attending services for almost a year, and until they stopped sending in tithes and offerings, had heard neither hide nor hair from these good people.
Hitler's Cross
this uneasy relationship between church and state (sometimes cozy, sometimes competitive, and often corrupt) did not end with the reformation of 1517
Hitler, Herbert W. Armstrong & Hirelings
Or, The Three Faces of Hell. By John O. Ex-Worldwide Church of God Pastor
Hoaxing The Hoaxsters
the deacon david donka hoax
Holely, Holely Was Joe
Some of the people that worked at the campus did some pretty weird things, some were just short of bizarre.
Holy Bible by Anonymous: A Book Review
these are great wonders indeed, but with the glaring omission of any firsthand accounts, the reader will soon find himself doubting all of it...
Holy Mo
How Real is story of Exodus?
Honey I Shrunk The Church page 2
Formerly one of Worldwide's top field ministers, he spent 25 years in the organization before resigning last year. Up to three-quarters of Worldwide's former 125,000 members have departed.
Honey I Shrunk The Church page 3
A small, portly man with a baritone voice and beaming smile, Herbert Armstrong exuded personal magnetism. The son of Quaker parents, he had bounced from one failed business venture to another in his youth.
Honey, I Shrunk the Church page 1
hey know that if it all comes apart, they can divvy up the goodies to benefit themselves and not have to worry about the little people in the congregations."
Hook, Line and Sinker
Herbert W. Armstrong didn't use a gun. He used hook, line, and sinker. There was a hook in HWA's bait that was very effective, and that can still be hanging on long after we've left. It's taken me a couple of years of conscious attention to it to deal with it.
Horror Stories Page One
horror stories page 1.
Horror Stories Page Two
horror stories page 2.
Horror Stories page Five
horror stories page 5.
Horror Stories page Four
horror stories page 4.
Horror Stories page Three
horror stories page 3.
How Did We Get Out?
It'll be ten years since we left WCG, the Worldwide Cult of Get.It'll be ten years since we left Worldwide Church of God, the Worldwide Cult of Get.
How Do They Do It
How Do They Do It
How Herbert W. Armstrong Used 1972 to Finance His Building Projects
nothing herbert w. armstrong ever did elicited more excuse-making, from armstrong himself, from his lackeys, and from his successors in our day, than his prediction that the great tribulation would begin on january, 1972, that the worldwide church of god would cease its work on that date, that the members would flee to the place of safety, and that jesus christ would return to this earth three and one half years later to set up his kingdom.
How Much Did Worldwide Church of God Ministers Make
How Much Did Worldwide Church of God Ministers MakeHow Much Did Worldwide Church of God Ministers Make
How to Excuse evil if your job depends on it.
So you go to your pastor and tell him that you have found out that Herbert Armstrong was a child molester for 10 years while he was beginning his
Hume's Maxim
what is hume's maxim? a more defined question might be
I Could Have Had a V8!
ou have to appreciate how invested people are in their belief system(s), even when they don't THINK they are
I Got Owned
It was somewhere between the bathroom and the kitchen for maybe just one more Busch, when I heard my computer start talking
I Should Have Known 2 Paul Royer
Paul Royer was one of the worst of the WCG Nazis. If he ever fought in a real war, he was probably on the wrong side. It's too bad there isn't a Nuremburg for his ilk
I Should Have Known 3
They were all God's men. God had selected them, Personally. (I couldn't help noticing that a disproportionate number of them were complete assholes, but that was God's business, not mine. If they were pricks, then it was probably my fault.)
I Should Have Known Pt 1
when i look back on forty years of association with the worldwide church of god, i marvel that i didn't see the truth sooner. as with any crime being committed, clues were all over the place.
I Want To Start My Own Religion
I'll be honest with you, I want to make a lot of money! The tax breaks alone granted church organizations, like the Worldwide Church of God, have made religion a multi-trillion dollar business worldwide. Make no mistakes about it, religion is BIG business.
I am Not Alone
I have to catch myself when I think that there is no future for me in this world. I have to catch myself so that I do not let my life pass me by while waiting for something to happen that NOBODY can predict.
I have a Dream
Two thousand years later, the life of the human is still sadly crippled by the manacles of legalism and the chains of religion. Two thousand years lager, the human lives on a lonely island of desperation in the midst of a vast ocean of spiritual legalism.
I know nothing
But, where that field ministry must take responsibility is when they were (and they WERE) told to go against the ethical practices and Biblical morals that they supposedly stood for. When they closed their eyes to Pasadena's behavior, even if they were originally ignorant, then this
I'll be the judge of that.
My advice to anyone who still hurts is to keep talking about it. You may be suffering from an emotional injury that even people with spiritual x-ray vision cannot diagnose. Mental exercises and physical activity may be of no use whatsoever.
I'm Herbert W. Armstrong and I'm Going To Hell
right after herbert died in pasadena, on jan. 16, 1986, a psychotic lunatic held under constraints in a bed in the augusta hawkins psychiatric hospital in los angeles, began to scream non-stop in terror and torment...
Idolotry
do you worship an idol? a silly question you may think...
Immortality
Immortality! Isn't that what everyone wants? Churches hold it out as a reward to the faithful believer, and cults hold it out as a reward to the loyal tithe payer.
Infallible Bible Belief Puts You In A Religion Box you can't get out of.
we reject herbert's teachings as the rantings of a madman determined to gain personal wealth and power by any means necessary...
Inquisition
Recently one genius pointed out that we should not condemn the WCG for its practices because, after all, it never conducted an inquisition (like the Catholic church did). And it did lead people to Jesus.
Inside God's Work
All the DUMB SHEEP are home FASTING! They will never know, and if they were told, they'd NEVER BELIEVE IT!
Interclaim Web - Company Profile-
Want to sue? ...We specialize in the recovery of wealth which has been fraudulently taken and then hidden in multiple jurisdictions by white-collar criminals
Interview With The Devil
Since I was the Lord of this Planet.... I created religion. I created the Bible. I created envy, jealousy, and a love for the hunt. I set down the rules for war, and I've taught all who would listen the methods of conquest, how to conquer and kill and maim and torture.
Into The Void
If sincerity were truth, they would have been doing OK, but they were sincerely teaching untestable doctrines, and in some cases they were ignorantly perpetuating myths.
Is "Proof" Irrefutable?
Once you prove there is a god and the bible is his word and the worldwide church of god his church you are imprisoned by Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God!
Is Herbert Armstrong Divided?
you bet he is!
Is Herbie Divided?
More than 100 Worldwide Church of God spin-offs have been counted so far and the number is still growing?
Is The Painful Truth Atheist? 
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Is there a Creator God?
If the entire known universe is all a dream, it is an almost infinitely complex and detailed dream. We humans don't dream dreams like this, but maybe the Creator God could.
Is you is or is you ain't my baby?
Happiness is the only good, reason the only torch, justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest." This was the creed that Robert G. Ingersoll "The Great Agnostic" lived by.
It Was God's Will
This passive acceptance of whatever happens in life as God's will is totally repulsive to me
It Wasn't All Bad...The abused wife syndrome.
Why did we let ourselves, the supposed
It is still Evil
If the Worldwide Church of God covers up evil so that people will continue sending them money, I would say that could be as bad as the person that commited the evil to start with. Does money mean so much that they are afraid of the truth?
Its A Miracle
It's a miracle that the Worldwide Church of God's leader can get a raise at the same time that he's laying off hundreds of employees and ministers due to lack of income.
Its Painful
It seems the resistance (to the truth) is not limited to ministers of The Worldwide Church of God. Members too resist the apparent answer and would rather believe a lie.
JOE MILLIONAIRE
Why are the millionaire WCG executives trying to redevelop the Pasadena property instead of just selling it outright ? Could the reason be that it would not fetch enough money for their golden retirement dreams if it was just dumped at already falling market prices ?
Jesus & Friends
esus suddenly became profitable. The truth didn't matter. Here was a commodity that could be exploited, and the Catholic Church made full use of His name and the legends that followed.
Jesus Christ Will “Not” Return Tonight
You can waste your entire life waiting for the return of Jesus Christ. And you can alienate you friends, family and loved ones by proclaiming to be a harbinger of the “truth”. You can make your life absolutely miserable, a life of living cancer, and a life of never ending failure, depression and nightmares. You will grow old and you will die waiting for the “end” that will never come.
Jesus Cults
It obviously makes NO sense that some
Joe Tkach Jr Interveiw
National Public Radio on December 4th, 1997
Joe Tkach Jr. The Bearded Armstrong Basher
Thank you for your recent letter. I am and have been fully engaged in correcting the mistakes of the past. I am widely known as the “bearded Armstrong basher.”
John Trechak - Visionary
After Joseph Tkach was named successor to Herbert W. Armstrong, John wrote an incisive expose based on the deficiencies and myths surrounding the new "Apostle".
John Trechak death notice
There is probably no one man who is owed so much by so many former members of the Worldwide Church of God. If it were not for Trechak's determination to publish the truth about the Worldwide Church of God and to lay down his life for that purpose, we may all still be trapped in that cult.
Join a cult
The Painful Truth about the WCG and Herbert Armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Worldwide Church of God
Judaism And The Messiah
Keeping the Sabbath on a Round Earth An Impossibility That Armstrong's 6 Months of "Intensive Study" Should Have Uncovered
These stubborn facts demonstrate the utter absurdity of the Sabbatarian view. It proves that the strict keeping of days was confined to the Jews of Palestine.
Kid That Didn't Get Away
you can almost hear his cries for help between the lines. As is normal, his mind has coped first. But he may well have cloaked his emotional devastation with his intellect. In other words, Stephen may not have even begun the agonizing process of "emotional" healing.
Kid That Got Away: Responses
kid that got away: responses
Kidnapped!
A WCG Nightmare. Original fiction.
Kingdom Before Them, Toxic Wasteland Behind Them
We proclaim Jesus Christ, the Prince of peace, and pray that he may grant you the peace that you seek, in all your dealings, whether they be with God or humans.
L. Cartoons
Cartoons about the Worldwide Church of God
LETTER TO ED
I've had some very warm letters from both sexes, saying that they appreciate what we're all doing, but wondering why more ex-ministers haven't apologized. Weren't all these guys sorry? Didn't they give a damn about the people they'd hurt?
Layman's Apology
I was not a minister. I was never ordained to anything. But upon long reflection, I realize that even in my capacity as a
Legacy Partners Attempt to Bribe Pasadena
Legacy Partners gave Pasadena a glimpse Thursday of the "gift" it will present to the city if its plan succeeds: the campus' famous Ambassador Auditorium.
Legacy Partners Proposed Renovation of Pasadena Campus
Legacy Partners Proposed Renovation of Pasadena CampusLegacy Partners Proposed Renovation of Pasadena Campus
Legacy Partners Withdraw
Legacy Partners Withdraw From Ambassador Campus Sale
Let God Sort Them Out
Let God Sort Them Out
Let Us Pray
Prayer is a practice that cannot survive the harsh spotlight of logic.
Letter To Christians
You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don’t believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
Letter To Christians
You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don’t believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
Letter To My Baptist Friend
The bible demands faith with no proof, blind obedience and your money. But when it comes to getting a job and supporting your family -you are on your own. Religion will take care of you only "after" you are dead. But while you are alive -you are on your own. God did not get you your good job -you did it yourself.
Letter to Hank Hanegraaff
As Ken found out, they don't give a shit about your true spiritual problems. They want money.
Letter to Tkach
Walter Brach's Letter To Tkach and the Worldwide Church of God
Letter to children of the cult
Dear Nephew, (raised in the WWCg and filled with fear and confusion and depression)
Life On The Pasadena / Big Sandy AC Campus'
Eye Wittness accounts of Life On The Pasadena / Big Sandy AC Campus of The Worldwide Church of God
Links
links to other sites having information regarding the worldwide church of god
Long Haul Driver
At one time Ambassador College of the Worldwide Church of God, in addition to its fleet of hundreds of cars, had two long haul trucks and trailers, they were the finest money could buy.
Low self esteem
Where I Would Be Today Had I Never Been In The WCG And Learned To Have Low Self-Esteem
MORAL IMPERATIVES OF LEADERSHIP
The Leaders of the Worldwide Church of God should resign.
Member Letter From Herbert W. Armstrong
Member Letter From Herbert W. Armstrong
Men, Women and Gods Page 4
Men, Women and Gods page 1
Men, Women and Gods page 2
Men, Women and Gods page 3
Mental Health Hazard
The leadership of the various varieties of The Worldwide Church of God have a guilty secret they do not want you to know.
Mentally Unstable?
Many times when we were under the domination of the lame-brained zonk behind the pulpit, we were dealing and obeying those cultic zombies who had severe psychological problems. Indeed . . . many were indeed mentally unstable.
Mere Assertions
You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don’t believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
Meredith Bounces Back
So now Meredith has the best of both worlds: the vast majority of the members and, for the time being, no debt !
Merry Incarnation
In an effort to
Middle of the Movie
Many of those now living in the Worldwide Church of God or its splinter cults may never have heard Herbert Armstrong speak, even on the radio. He died almost 17 years ago, and many new converts were attracted to his organization after his death. For such people, it may be of little value to point out that Armstrong was a megalomaniac, a pervert, a liar, a thief, or that he committed both rape and incest – they never knew him, so this information has no meaning.
Midnight Is A Cat
Lots of people claim to have open minds. Most of them don't. The mark of having an open mind is to be willing to look at the evidence again. And again. And again.
Midnight and My Fair Lady
When the minister of the Worldwide Church of God was caught, he had stolen multiple thousands of dollars in furniture, paintings, fine crystal, and other decorations. They really had no idea of all that he took. The inventory was done in such a haphazard and sloppy manner that there was no way they could tell what was really missing.
Midnight and My Fair Lady
All Ambassador College students must be in their dorms by midnight or face serious and sometimes harsh consequences from the Worldwide Church of God
Militant Smokin' Homo Yogurt
i really wish that i could take this certain word....this small and simple word....and package it up in a box. tolerance. i would maybe have a deluxe package with the added ingredients of love, compassion, empathy and just a dash of humility gathered from the chief petty officer's mess aboard the uss abe lincoln.
Millennium
For the beginning of this new millennium, Johnson foresees the legacy of Christ continuing, as it did in the past 2,000 years amid utter turmoil, religious persecution, strife, imprisonment, torture, wars, murder and mayhem.
Millennium Movies II
Mind Rape, The Worldwide Church of God
The Worldwide Church of God, And The Good Samaritan. By Bill Fairchild
Ministers Are Jokes
What do you call 25 Worldwide ministers buried up to their chins in cement? Not enough cement.
Ministry Of Money Supplemental
Get a Cadillac! Mr. G Sr. insisted. You might as well. It doesn't cost you anything!
Ministry of Money
It is just another example of the blowhard Worldwide church of god ministry putting themselves on a pedestal.
Mopping Up the Mess
Mopping Up the Mess
Morality Without God
where does morality come from? does it require a god to establish moral principles? does it take a codified book of laws?
Mother's Room
despite the constant portrayal of families in the worldwide church of god as smiling, loving, perfect groups of people, and the sermons about the importance of families, i believe that in the wcg men were the only part of a family that really mattered. why on earth would i come to this conclusion? in part, from my experiences with mothers rooms!
Mrs. HWA deathbed sickness.
Herbert Armstrong, of The Worldwide Church of God, uses his wife's illness to put a great big guilt trip on the members, Drones, as he calls them, and to wring more money out of them by spewing fire and brimstone at them.
Multiple Personality Disorder
The Worldwide Church of God's Multiple Personality Disorder
Murder Most High
Based on the Bible, god should be at the top of the FBI's 10-Most-Wanted list.
Musings About the Program
Musings About the Program
My Date with the Dog
Mr. Royer, like so many others selected to the post of field minister was a man with a strong military background and found nothing more important in this life than the establishment and maintenance of law and order. Law and order, we were taught is a foundation upon which all else, including love, can safely rest.
Mystery of the MYSTERY OF THE AGES
Since the death of Herbert W. Armstrong over eight years ago, the leadership of the Worldwide Church of God has been busily dismantling teachings he held to be "the faith once delivered". Because of these massive doctrinal changes many members have been defecting. Some high-ranking ministers have also defected to organize spin-off churches to continue the "old ways" of Mr. Armstrong.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Nathan's Stump
A year ago this boy could fit his hand into a baseball glove.
Nazi Wormwood
Our chief goal must be control. For I have handed on to you as of first importance what I had in turn received: chiefly, the preeminence of order and predictability. As a leader you must in every way convey a message of order, stability and security.
New York State of Mind
The devastation caused on September 11 by a small gang of psychopaths should be a mind-jarring wake-up call to the whole world of the dangers of crazed religious cults.
No Morality Without the Bible?
of all the arguments that fundamentalists resort to in their defense of the bible, none is more ridiculous than their claim that the bible is necessary for people to know how to live moral lives...
Nobody Held A Gun To Your Head
These poor people are still living the effects of the cult experience. They still can't think on their own, they still don't have the mental stamina to conduct thorough critical review of Armstrong's theology
Notes from The Ambassador Report
Notes about the Worldwide Church of God
Now The Plain Truth About Herbie; He Was Just Plain Nuts!!
There can be no doubt that as a matter of fact that a religious life, exclusively pursued, does tend to make the person exceptional and eccentric
Now You See Him, Now You Don't
While the police were questioning the two female Ambassador College graduates there was a knock on the door. Their church pastor arrived on the scene.
Obscene Wealth of the Joseph Tkach Family
Obscene Wealth of the Joseph Tkach Family
Ockham's Razor
If we, as ex-WCGers had have known the principles of Ockham's Razor, we'd probably have never have been hooked into a cult.
On Biblical Infallibility
kiss hank's ass? on biblical infallibility
One Nation Under Who?
I also oppose the extreme opposition who would return me to a state of religious slavery.  They wouldn’t want to say “under Allah” or “under Jehovah” during the Pledge of Allegiance, so I shouldn’t have to say “under God”.
One True Church
The Painful Truth about the WCG and Herbert Armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Worldwide Church of God
Onward Christian Soldiers
The Painful Truth about the WCG and Herbert Armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Worldwide Church of God
Open Letter To The Wcg Leadership
I had hoped that someday you would show a glimmer of humanity and finally do the right thing. I no longer hold out any hope of that happening. In this action, you have removed the thin shroud of the changes that you have purported to make, and revealed yourselves to be the worst sort of people imaginable. I hope you are happy with yourselves. The potentially lethal damage that your actions have inflicted on all of these poor people is on your head now. If there is a god, may he have mercy on your souls.
Open letters to the entrenched hierarchy.
I know you will never meet these requests. Why? Because then you would reveal the money-grubbing slime that has run our wonderful money generating Worldwide Church of God operation since its inception.
PCG Loses
Philadelphia Church of God Loses on Appeal
Page Five, Mail to John O.
Page Four, Mail to John O.
Page Seven, Mail to John O.
email sent to John O., former minister of WCG
Page Six, Mail to John O.
email sent to John O., former minister of WCG
Page Three, Mail to John O.
Page Two, Mail to John O.
Page one, Mail to John O.
Paranormal Beliefs
Whether or not you believe in the paranormal may depend entirely on your brain chemistry.
Parasites
Biology. An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
Pasadena Goodies Up For Sale
We gave and gave to "GOD'S WORK." Little did we realize we were really helping to build a "GOLDEN CALF"
Passover Daze
On the Pasadena campus of The Worldwide Church of God, as they approached the Passover and Daze of Unleavened Bread, you could almost feel the tension in the air.
People of the Lie
Regarding The Worldwide Church of God: The central defect of 'the evil' is not the sin but the refusal to acknowledge it. More often than not these people will be looked at as solid citizens.
Personal page 2
personal experiences and commentary on the worldwide church of god. page two.
Personal page 3
personal experiences and commentary on the worldwide church of god. page three
Plagiarism and the Putz
Outright plagiarism is bad. It shows poor character. If any of us were trying to make some point about Herbert W. Armstrong of The Worldwide Church of God, which we weren't. It is that his poor character and inflated pride disallowed him from admitting that others might be more clever than he.
Play Us A Song Mr. Pianoman (Pianowoman)
My guilt caused me to agree to play occasionally, but thankfully, it was only a month or two later we wised up, walked out in the middle of services one day and finally stopped attending altogether. The ultimate irony...I was playing hymns that day...I still don't know what happened when the service was over and I wasn't there to play!
Playboy on Campus
During the 1960-70's there was a great deal of construction going on at the campus in Pasadena campus of the Worldwide Church of God
Prayer, Effective, Fervant
ying a yellow ribbon or lighting a candle is just as effective as a novena. None of these little feel-good gimmicks does a damned thing for anybody.
Principles
The reason that these things did not work, and that "prayers" are not answered is because fundamental principles were being broken. If that is happening, then our karma can only be debris.
Prophecy of Abner Headstrong
Psychology And The Worldwide Church of God
Remember the list, from the Worldwide Church of God, of recommended and not recommended Psychology books that we had posted on the bulletin boards at church?
QUESTIONAIRE
QUESTIONAIRE for anyone that has left or been disfellowshipped from the WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD
Questions For Bible-Thumpers
Quotes from GTA's Origin and History of CGI
some revealing quotations from garner ted armstrong's book; formerly of the worldwide church of god
Rader Dead!
stanley rader assumes room temperature. his bio also failed to mention that he is survived by his 100 million dollar estate, almost all of which was stolen from duped, deceived, innocent little ones who thought they were honoring god by letting their leaders rob them blind.
Rape Counseling Telephone Call
if you haven’t understood this analogy, just substitute the word “jesus” for the word “rape”, “cult” for the word “sex”, and “armstrong” for “ted bundy”...
Re: Psycho-Sexual analysis of Worldwide Church of God
so i wanted to thank everyone for wading through my analysis of worldwide church of god polity and for commenting. based on some of the comments, however, it seems i may have offended some other exiters or been at least partially misunderstood.
Reactions to Suicide
suicide reactions of ministers and members of the cult
Real Danger of Religion
There is no greater vanity than to believe that you are important enough to command the constant attention of an all-powerful deity, who listens to your prayers, answers them, and at the end of your life, rewards you for your singular understanding of his/her/its truth.
Real Mystery of the Ages
Where did all that money go?
Rebellion 1974, Comments
Herbert W. Armstrong exploded (from what we hear), while Garner Ted Armstrong was trying to whip up a following behind the scenes. When Herbert W. Armstrong found out (from the loyal snitchers), Garner Ted Armstrong was thrown out.
Reclaim Your Mind
What we are and where we are, is the sum total of our thoughts, experiences, and CHOICES. With some help, we are all survivors!
Recovery
It Hurts when...
Reference Books
Since our respective cult departures (and even during the process), and while it's been a great benefit for people to read this website, some also like to read other literature that may be appropriate to the new way of life and freedom that they're now entering.
Refunding Tithes and Offerings
Don't get your hopes up but some churches are getting worried about this. Seems like, right now, you have to declare bankruptcy to have a chance of getting your creditors some of your hard earned money back from a church such as the Worldwide Church of God.
Religion = Atheism
Get rid of religion, and you’ve got one of the biggest chunks of hate removed from humanity. 
Religion Is The Greatest Hoax
Hello, my name is Jim (Hi, Jim). I have not smoked, injected, chewed, swallowed or "stuffed" religion for almost 14 years. Like many others who are bonded with this site, I am not a "recovering" religious addict, I am a fully and thoroughly "recovered" religious addict. I still bear the scars, and always will, but if there is any such thing as an "elect" who are impossible to deceive -it is us.
Religion and How I Lost It
Religion is Bullshit
When it comes to BullShit, truly major league BullShit, you have to stand back in awe of the truly heavyweight champion of false promises and exaggerated claims...
Religion is Slavery, Christianity is Freedom
A collection of thoughts from different articles by Robert Brinsmead.
Religion of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion
Religion of Deism Compared With The Christian ReligionReligion of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion
Religiosity & Churchianity
Please remember, the religious business cannot do without your money. Their MO. is spend, spend, and spend for mainly themselves. If that income is ever stopped, or even given elsewhere, their charade of diabolical hypocrisy will be immediately exposed. Cut off that money flow and watch the flack splatter everywhere. They'll go ballistic.
Religious Love
It is a historical fact that behind all of the wars and violence of human history, and behind every gun, has been a religious scripture.
Reorientation Journal
Once they got the Government of God over us, then they could move on to continually hammer the tithing issue. I believe tithing was the most important doctrine of the Worldwide Church of God. It was even more important than the Sabbath.
Risk Takers
So, when anyone places their “faith” in such futile expostulations that come from cultmasters, they are – in essence – taking out their brains, leaving them at the doorstep, and entering into church services, only to be filled with the cultmaster’s ideas, idiotic ramblings, personal goals, and the fear that is instilled from the pulpit, into the trusting minds and hearts of those who foolishly left their brains outside
Rod Meredith's Letter About HWA
Many people criticized Mr. Armstrong's use of Worldwide Church of God funds in building the beautiful Ambassador Auditorium, in having a G-3 aircraft at his disposal and in staying in hotel suites on his trips.
Rodney Lain
Sad to report that Rodney Lain committed suicide.
Rodney Lain Mourned By Many
rodney lain mourned by many,rodney o'neal lain death certificate
Rodney Lain and Mark Flynn
you sir, are in large part responsible for his death.  because of you, i spent two years of  my life walking him out of depression, getting him to seek medical help to stabilize him.  you sir, betrayed his faith and confidence. you broke rodney. and after you did it, you claimed to be supporting the church!  you sir are a consuming wolf who eats his flock.
Romancing the Bones
It's unfortunate that the Herbiephiliacs are still praising and raising memories of HWA and the Worldwide Church of God even after a decade of his death.
Roses Are Red and So Was His Face
As I was sitting there at the desk, looking out the window I noticed the college garbage truck drove up into the parking area behind the Worldwide Church of God
Rotten To The Core
Just like the Worldwide Church of God,
Roy Holladay's 1983 Christmas Present to the New York City Brethren
Herbert W. Armstrong was a most backward-looking man. At some point in his middle age, he reached a point where he could not accept modern tastes and changing customs. He was wedded to the past, and couldn't tolerate the present. Music was one of the areas where his tastes froze, and he was unable to accept modern musical styles, nor could he see any reason why he should tolerate musical tastes which differed from his.
S.Griffith's Open Letter to Tkach Jr.
Instead of thinking that there's some great plan that God has in mind for the wcg, why not just accept and give thanks that God has shown wonderful mercy in getting people out of a cult that He had nothing to do with getting us into, and since the leadership is still confused and has no real credentials from true seminary schools to preach the gospel, disband the Worldwide Church of God, liquidate the assets and give the money to really worthwhile organizations, get a real job, and if certain churches want to still remain together, let them support themselves??
SCIENTOLOGY LEGAL DEFEAT
SEGRAGATION AND THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD
The hard facts of the U.S. Labor Department survey proved that, as a group, in terms of ability to compete with white laborers, Negroes are generally not equal to most groups with which they find themselves competing.
SEVEN LAWS OF SUCCESS
no doubt about it. religion is a get rich quick scheme. take herbie. he brags about not even going to high school...
SOME CONCLUSIONS
It explains why so many present
SPIRITUALITY
SPIRITUALITY
Sale of Big Sandy off...
We yesterday learned verbally, via our respective legal counsel, that the prospective buyer of Ambassador University has been unsuccessful in its attempts to obtain appropriate financing to purchase the property, and thus is withdrawing from the transaction.
Salt of the Earth
Salt of the earth? No. Just another collection of unfortunates of all kinds. Some good, some bad, some sincere, some dishonest, but all victims in one way or another. No matter how we got there, or what we hoped to gain (if anything), all of us, in one way or another, got hosed by Herbert DoubleYou Armstrong.
Salvation Burgers
Greetings from the salvation-burger strewn glacial terminal moraine..
Sanitizing the Truth
From 1970 to 1974 I worked at the Worldwide Church of God headquarters in Pasadena at the Data Processing Center. I made many good friends there.
Satan's Servants
No mainstream Christian church in modern times was ever as fearful and demon-haunted as the Worldwide Church of God in the years Herbert Armstrong actively led it.
Satanism -Spiritualism -Cults Occult
CULTS: Any person or organization that limits one's free will through coercion or mind control. There are four main kinds of cults: Religious, Political, Psychotherapy/Educational and Commercial.
Sayings Concerning Religion
Sayings of the Sages
Religion is big business. Its purpose is not to aim you towards the Almighty. Its purpose is to relieve you of the Almighty Dollar and aim you toward welfare.
Scare The Hell Out of Your Minister:
My ministry really continued to beat me down. They would continue to come over and viciously verbally attack me until some family member wrote headquarters and told what they saw and knew about my situation here. Then it eased off a bit and then a really vile one took a hard swipe against me.
Science & God By John O.
Does one find "God" in a book? There are so many "holy" books. Which one does a person accept? They're all different. And each has its own expounder, or in WCG's case, its Apostle.
Searching For Truth
i don't remember exactly where or when herbert w. armstrong may have called us dumb sheep, but i clearly remember its happening some time long ago. i also clearly remember thinking at the time that i really was a dumb sheep.
Security Blanket
One year they were not on Worldwide Church of God's list. We wondered why. We were given the excuse that those particular dates were reserved for a pilots convention that had reserved all the rooms.
Seven Day Week Absent From God's True Calendar
Seven Day Week Absent From God's True Calendar Seven Day Week Absent From God's True Calendar
Sexploitation
Indeed, many of the perpetrators don't seem to know that they have done anything wrong.   From their point of view, they are perfectly justified in their own minds.
Sexploitation II: The double standard
Both of these fine WGC marriages ended in divorce; both women desperately wanting more from their men. My friend desperately wanted love and respect, and the long-legged leather skirted mini desperately wanted the best house in our congregation.
Shootout With Grant Spong
former wcg minister grant spong initiated a request that his name be removed from the hall of shame on this website.
Should You Be ASHAMED?
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Shoveling For The Faith
doug and jason hash it out...
Slave Mentality
These people--all of them--suffer from a slave mentality. They have been under the whip so long that they are simply unable to conceive of what it means to be free.
Slavery and the Worldwide Church of God
the worldwide church of god had freedom fighters: david antion, richard plache, earl williams, mark tabladillo, david covington, william ferguson, rodney lain, sharon griffith, mary struck, bill osia, and numerous others (including john trechak of the ambassador report, ed)
Smorgasbord Religon
Some of us know that HWA was a sex pervert and a false prophet. When we read of the many off shoots of his organization claiming that GOD USED Mr. Armstrong, and many "truths" have been revealed through him, I tend to question the critical thinking of these groups.
Some Pasadena Historical Footnotes
One of the questions was why Herbert W. Armstrong chose Pasadena to build his college campus and church headquarters. His logic didn't make much sense to me at the time. His very small collection of followers were far away in Oregon and Washington. Like most members of the Worldwide Church of God, I was not around when any of those events happened.
Speaking Evil
for the purposes of discussion of christian's assumption, i will assume in this email that the bible is an accurate written account.
Spokesman Club
I've been reading the thread on women's experiences in the WCG with a mixture of sadness and laughter. Keep in mind though, men had to pay for their superior status with such infliction's as the Worldwide Church of God SPOKESMAN CLUB. Perhaps other people have similar memories as these?
Spontaneity
For most of us, the idea of living spontaneously stopped when we entered the cults of COG. Such cults take a person's God given, living patterns and force them into a specific and deliberate mold that is totally alien. These new patterns take on the form of laws, rules, and regulations.
Spotlight On The Bible
State of Denial
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documenReligious people have to live in a state of denial. They have to ignore the many times when real life doesn't work the way the Bible says it's supposed to work. They have to ignore the contradictions within the Bible itself. I know this because I did it for 20 years.
Stick With The Script, It Works
The tribulation is starting right now, so you better be placing your treasures in heaven. Send us your tithes and generous offerings so that we can get out this end time message, remodel our homes, buy new luxury cars, and put in new swimming pools!
Stoned Apostle
It was a beautiful summer Sabbath morning for the Worldwide Church of God
Suffer the Little Children
To me, this seems a perfect analogy for the children in WCG. They were robbed of a normal childhood that each kid is entitled to. Every American boy or girl is entitled to enjoy and participate in youth activities, be it in or out of school.
Suicide
Suicides Related To The Worldwide Church of God
Suicide Statisics
suicides and murders related to the worldwide church of god. terry ratzman
Suicide email
THE CAT
robably FEAR is the greatest factor in this equation. Because folks think that any organization - like WCG + - are actually organizations of
THE CONFERENCE CALL
The following is a probable scenario. Legally, we cannot say that this actually happened, but, please let the reader discern the known facts and judge for themselves.
THE PLAIN TRASH
(Author has earned credentials to speak as an expert on the subject, after 15 years of being suckered in)
Taken for a ride with Garner Ted Armstrong
Taken For A Ride With Garner Ted
Teddy Bears And Monsters
Teddy Bears And Monsters
Telephone Call Transcript with The Worldwide Church of God
Transcript of the Telephone call between Ed Sr. and Carroll Miller, Worldwide Church of God
The "Plain Truth" About Hawaii
Herbie decided to keep the location as a church, even if it meant catering to only a handful of loyal members. To lose the
The 1974 Rebellion
The Worldwide Church of God was a dysfunctional family, with dysfunctional leaders who pass on their dysfunctional ministerial methods from generation to generation. Sexual misconduct in the ministry, and the subsequent cover-ups, are nothing new. It has been routine in the church of God ministry since HWA pioneered it, six decades ago.
The Adventures of Herbert W. Armstrong On The Other Side!
Well, well, well!!! I'll be damned!! I'll pinch myself and to see if I'm awake or sleeping. Hell, my fingers slip right through each other! I'm not asleep in my grave. I guess I am dead. But that means that I'm alive but my body isn't! Wow! How did I pull that one off!
The Age Of Reason 01
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 02
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 03
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 04
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 05
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 06
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 07
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 08
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 09
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 10
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 11
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 12
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 13
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 14
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age Of Reason 15
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Age of Reason 00
Thomas Paine's brilliant book on religion and the Bible.
The Bad Samaritan
The wcg Version of The Good Samaritan
The Bible and Christianity
If it were truly necessary for a book, and the reading of that book, to occupy a central role in the lives of those calling themselves Christians, why was literacy so very uncommon in the West up until this century?
The Bible and Sex
So now we can understand Herbie's love for the Bible and why he had no qualms about confessing to incest. He practiced what he preached. He said G-a-a-a-w-d allowed him to do it.
The Bible way of Getting a Wife
Top 15 Biblical Ways To Acquire A Wife
The Big Green
What I get from this silly and sappy feel-good kid's movie is that we can direct our own lives and improve ourselves and all this on our own as a Human Family and without a mystical and mythic God of some sort.
The Boogie Man's Cookbook
There already exists a "cookbook" to serve mankind up on a platter as prey. A book that guarantees slavery, bondage and mind control. It is the master "cookbook" of all history -the Bible. A book that's only purpose is to enslave human minds and to give control to the "elite" who control the unwitting slaves
The Case Against God
If making the case for God is easy, making a case against him is even easier.
The Case for God
The case for God is actually very easy to argue. Most of us were raised to believe in God and it's often difficult for those of us who no longer do so to remember that God isn't what we always thought he was.
The Cheshire Wolf Fades (Honey, I shrunk the Church)
Lets look at hypothermia in the Worldwide Church of God
The Cheshire Wolves
Regarding GTA's (formerly of The Worldwide Church of God) fight to stay in power at CGI
The Consequences of Answered Prayer
There are consequences to answered prayer that go far beyond the simple answered prayer. The answered prayer, which would be a miracle in itself, may be the simplest part of the whole equation.
The Consequences of Answered Prayer
There are consequences to answered prayer that go far beyond the simple answered prayer. The answered prayer, which would be a miracle in itself, may be the simplest part of the whole equation.
The Dating Game
His response to this was to announce loudly
The Dead Church Scrolls: The New Bible Story
1 in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth. then god said
The Family
Armstrong deliberately structured his belief system to alienate his followers from their families and make them more dependent on the church.
The First Fairy Tale 00
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 01
a personal story about the worldwide church of god
The First Fairy Tale 02
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 03
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 04
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 05
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 06
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 07
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 08
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 09
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 10
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 11
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 12
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 13
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 14
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 15
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 16
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 17
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 18
a personal story about the worldwide church of god
The First Fairy Tale 19
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 20
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 21
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 22
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 23
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 24
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 25
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 27
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 28
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 29
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 30
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 31
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 32
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The First Fairy Tale 33
A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The Friendly Giant
Children's TV shows are exactly like going to church. They give the viewer a nice, warm, happy feeling, or in modern pop psycho-babble-speak, you can get a soft fuzzy.
The Funeral From Hell
The arrogant man strode to the podium. He carried a bible and several yellow sheets of paper. There was no music. Suddenly his authoritative voice began. It was shrill and irritating for a man, I thought. He began by making a few token words about Mrs. so and so. not once using her first and given name. He made no mention of her children, grandchildren, marriage and husband that had predeceased her, her life, anything about her as a person. All his comments were directed about what she believed. (I mentally wondered if he had ever bothered to find out what she really believed and later asked my sister if he had ever visited with Grandma. My sister said that he never had to her knowledge.)
The Garnet Hill Rip-off
Beware Ambassadors' Bearing Gifts! Or the Worldwide Church of God for that matter.
The Gerringer Letter
Bob and Connie Gerringer's Letter to Charles Hunting of The Worldwide Church of God.
The Glasses
Once upon a time, there was a little boy who saw things all fuzzy and blurry, but he did not know that everything was all fuzzy and blurry, he thought the whole world was just that way
The God of the Bible
Is this god worthy of worship?
The Got-Us-Burgled Address
Fourscore and many years ago, there was spawned upon this continent a false prophet, conceived in evil and greed, and dedicated to the proposition that all men were created unequal to him and were destined to be divested of their money and their minds.
The Great Tribulation
I had lived in fear (terror, actually) of the Great Tribulation since the early 1950s. Before joining the Radio Church of God (as it was then called), my mother, who was already heavily into Armstrong theology, also studied for a couple of years with the Seventh-Day Adventists.
The Heavy Coat of Lies
And yet we don't tell for fear of being called liars, by those who have washed their hands of history, once re-telling it to satiate their own longings for redemption and naming those who don't fit into their tellings, liars.
The Herbert W. Armstrong or "Herbie" Virus
Please, let’s not make light of this, but any teacher, or pastor, or leader who demands unswerving loyalty to themselves and to their personal ideas of madness, is him (or her) self a living virus. They’ve have – in effect – corrupted our hard drives – namely, our minds. They have corrupted our brains.
The Journey Out.
No matter how we exit, disfellowshipment being the most traumatic, to walking after getting your critical thinking back, (probably) being the least traumatic, there is always a personality crisis. There is always trauma upon exiting a cult.
The Kessler Letter
Although others, such as Dave Robinson and Floyd Lochner, apparently thought it might work to their advantage to report Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong's admission (which he's made to several) that he had engaged repeatedly in incestuous intercourse with his daughter during the first 10 years of his ministry in the Worldwide Church of God, as well as more recent, self-confessed sexual perversity, such attacks have been weathered,
The Key To His Kingdom
We were criticized for being weak and faithless. We were told that god would surely punish us for being so selfish. Putting our personal feelings and well being ahead of Herbert's work was not acceptable. We were told to expect the fire of horrible and unbearable trials to consume us. We were treated almost as if we were traitors.
The Kid Strikes Back
Apparently while she escaped her early life, she never escaped the classic cycle of low self-esteem and relationships with abusive men that it engendered. As a result, after may years of such relationships, one of the most inherently compassionate people I ever known is currently incarcerated in a Florida State penitentiary, doing a five year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; specifically, going after a boyfriend with a knife after he hit her one too many times
The Kid That Got Away
I thought it might be helpful to some, and possibly cathartic for me, to relate my own experience with the Worldwide Church of God, what it was like to be born and grow up in that environment, how I managed to walk away at age fourteen, and what it cost me to do so. If I can get past my experiences, I have to believe that possibly you can too.
The Kool and the Krazy
It's a strange thing with some zealots, that when they think they have
The Layman
My Worldwide Church of God episode has to be the most traumatic that I have ever experienced. Past hitches in the army, Civilian Conservation Corp., workhouse guard, blue collar jobs, etc. pale in comparison to what my wife and I endured under Armstrong.
The Lighter Side of the Worldwide Church of God
I do have some good memories left over from Worldwide Church of God. I was an only child, my parents were dirt poor, and we migrated to California from the Arkansas Ozarks when I was just two years old.
The Lochner Tapes
dr. lochner, too, independently found out about the black book and was able to obtain tape recordings of hwa discussing this matter and much more. those who have heard portions of the tape say they not only verify my own saddening experience but reveal hwa to be both extremely debaucherous and a total and calculating religious hypocrite.
The Looking Glass
As a new college year for the Worldwide Church of God was about to begin there seemed to be an electric charge in the air of excitement and anticipation for another year of adventure into the unknown.
The Marketing of Religion
The Council of Elders of The Worldwide Church of God today engaged in an information-packed session that offered a frank but constructive analysis of the Church's leadership, specifically in the communications area, in the last three years.
The New Worldwide Church of God
In fact, "battered wife syndrome" is what I suspect that many current, "hopeful" WCG members and leaders have....and I pray for all of you regularly that God will grant you abundant freedom in His Son.
The Non_Ministers
We were nothing more than cheap, prostitute salesmen for the cult to promote the insatiable organization's financial appetite, and to uphold allegiance to its leadership.
The Only Prayer
We can look to God to comfort us, but God is not going to comfort us any more than He protected us in the first place. We can protect ourselves and each other, and we can also comfort each other when needed. We are our only protection, our only comfort, and our only prayer.
The Original Satanic Verses
Only a sick or brainwashed mind can believe that a loving creator commanded such barbaric, monstrous immorality as described in the Holy Bible
The Outer Limits
Life on campus of the Worldwide Church of God was difficult at times.
The Ox In The Ditch
Eventually, "oxinaditches" became synonymous with good fortune. "Oxinaditches" could be predicted with an increasing degree of accuracy.
The Painful Truth, It hurts
IT HURTS to discover you were deceived - that what you thought was the
The Plain Truth About The Armstrongs and the World Tomorrow
The Armstrongs and the Worldwide Church of God protect their sacred canopy with fanatical determination. Because the church's teachings on medicine and divorce are potential sources of damaging litigation and negative publicity that might result in loss of contributions, the original versions of the booklets Does God Heal Today? and Divorce and Re-marriage have been withdrawn.
The Profits Of Religion
Their role in life is to exhort other men to more vigorous efforts at self-elevation, that the agents may ply their immemorial role with less chance of interference.
The Proof of the Bible
The Bible is God's word because Jesus said so. And Jesus is God in the flesh because the Bible says so. And this isn't circular reasoning because James Mongomery Boice said so.
The Quagmire
Karl Marx said,
The Real Jesus
What Moral Advice Did Jesus Give
The Receivership
We even heard rumors of arms being distributed from the Motor Pool near Imperial School. Many church fanatics were happy at the chance for a shoot out with the law. After all, they were defending God's College and His work.
The Reciever: Why Us?
Why us? There are so many churches out there to chose from if your goal is to break the autonomy of the churches." He said, "We looked at several. But we had to chose the one where we would have the best chance of winning. It had to small, and it had to have weaknesses. And not to be unkind, but your church does have some significant weaknesses.
The Religion Dilemma
The Ruth Lee Irrevocable Trust
Ruth was a member of the Worldwide Church of God for over 30 years but left it a few years ago because of the
The Story Of Hank
and so, it came to pass that in time, hank's doctrines were spread abroad. missionaries went to far countries to preach this good news of hank and the imminence of his earthly return. laws, statutes and ordinances were preached to all, churches were established, rules were enforced, and the legends grew, until the knowledge of hank covered the whole earth.
The Third Commandment
who is really taking god's name in vain?
The Tkach Dynasty :Divine-Right to Wealth
The most disturbing Worldwide Church of God executive money grab has to be the disgusting Legacy Partners Project which destroys the beautiful Ambassador property for nothing else but money.
The Tomorrow That Never Came
herbert w. armstrong (hwa), founder of the worldwide church of god (wcg), was heard by millions over tv and radio for almost fifty years. he proclaimed, with the special insight he felt god granted only him, the gospel through the world tomorrow broadcast. obsessed on the trappings of wealth and power, he reined supreme over a largely blue collar and spiritually disenfranchised group strangely attracted to this megalomaniac mission to carry out
The Traffic Stop
On a dark rainy night in Southern California, a late model Cadillac runs a red light.
The True Believer
To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not.
The Truth
The popes and cardinals, the bishops, priests and parsons are all useless. They produce nothing. They live on the labor of others. They are parasites that feed on the frightened. They are vampires that suck the blood of honest toil. Every church is an organized beggar. Every one lives on alms -- on alms collected by force and fear. Every orthodox church promises heaven and threatens hell, and these promises and threats are made for the sake of alms, for revenue. Every church cries: "Believe and give.
The Truth Will Make You Free
The UnTIED churches of God Page 2
Tippity, tappity, tippity tapitty....... The tap dancers are at it again. Quick, send in the clowns, the natives are getting restless. Be sure you don't say Christmas. So, did Al Barr of The Worldwide Church of God have it wrong or did he just say too much? Translation of the Clarification below: You people can do whatever you want, just SEND THE DAMN MONEY!)
The Visiting Program
Of all the evil standards that slithered out of that black abyss of the Worldwide Church of God, the worst they created was after their own image, it was called
The WORLDWEIRD CULT OF GREED
And so it was, that this group of Arrogants saw fit to scam money from people, dominate their lives, lie to them, and then meld their own arrogant personal identities into the world of Christian business for their own self aggrandizement and future profit.
The War Prayer
Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring
The Watchmen
Mr. Alarmstrong told us to watch for the Germans
The Word Church is a Fraudulent Word
Dr. Bacchiocchi has addressed some points to the management of the WCG Empire. He evaluated THE EFFECT of the Worldwide Church of God's changes of the condiments IN their salvation-burgers.
The World Comes to an End, BUT...No Church People Were Hurt!
now, when i hear of some catastrophe or natural disaster somewhere in the world, i don't even stop to wonder if there were any
The story of Dumbo
The Church is like a circus: We all have our parts in the show we put on, and I am the ringmaster. Dumbo's mother elephant, is like the church, the mother of us all. Sometimes, the church becomes angry and is restrained when other older, fat elephant churches of this world make fun of her helpless, sweet, little Dumbo church baby through their gossip.
There is a living in it.
Why can't fundamentalist preachers simply admit that the Bible is not inerrant? Because "the Bible is their meal ticket."
There’s A Dark Side
I was happily watching Capt. America and Submariner cartoons on our Philco TV, broadcasting from Little Rock to our rabbit ears in black and white, that sleepy summer morning when Dad said we had to go to the creek for a bit.... There was a Cheerios commercial jangling on that black and white box, that morning. A catchy tune. I don't remember how to whistle it. I remember the little round oatrings and yellow box though, and summer days, hot jasmine, honeysuckle, and clear cold shimmering water every time I see a box of Cheerios.
They Broke Our Hearts
Now, to say we were never under the control of the Worldwide Church of God would be utterly untrue. But we allowed it to happen. They held the gun of their divinely inspired words to our head, they made it clear that if we failed to obey they would blast us into the hell of eternal separation from their god.
They Need To Be Held Accountable
The Church has hurt so many people physically, emotionally and financially. They need to be held accountable. We are all responsible for our actions and they should be no different.
They sold their souls.
The ministers were a rotten bunch. They were sincere dupes, and they truly believed the teachings of Herbert Armstrong. But they were also doers of evil deeds who should have known better. Hitler's followers were also sincere dupes, but we didn't forgive them. We hanged them instead.
Thomas Jefferson and the "Clergy."
he certainly didn't suck up to the clergy or turn his mind over to their "schemes".
Those Incredible Worldwide Church of God Tithepayers
Why are WCG members the "world's best" financial contributors to the "world's worst" church?
Thoughts to Passover
As a child of the Worldwide Church of God, I questioned nothing, now I question everything. Here are some serious questions regarding Christianity that have yet to be answered to my satisfaction. I do not ask these questions to slam Jesus or blaspheme God.
Three of a Kind
fortunately, we will never know what herbert armstrong and rod meredith would have done to their political enemies if they had the power of a police state backing them up. it is interesting, however, to see how similar their language is to hitler's when they discuss their enemies.
Tithe Slaves
By John O. But most of these thieving bastards, besides having no scruples or conscience, invariably behave like idiots. Why advertise, to a financially burdened congregation, the fact that you're rich?
Tithing God's Command or Man's Demand?
Why tithing pays for some but not others. A sparkling new view of Malachi 3:8 -~ 11! How you can tithe perfectly while robbing God!.. The little-known reason why tithing was given to Israel and how it affects you.
Tithing and the Bible
Summary of a former member of the Worldwide Church of God, Tony Baddillo's book on Tithing and the Bible. Proves that tithing is unbiblical.
Tkach Reply's To Dick and Dot
You may know that we are no longer members of the Worldwide Church of God
Tkach's Hot Air
Joe is probably here referring to the fellowship of the Church of God being taken for a ride under the direction of that elderly bag of hot air, Herbert Armstrong
Tkach, Meredith, Flurry, Hulme Disfellowshipped!
it is our unpleasant duty at this time to notify you that joseph tkach jr., roderick meredith, garner ted armstrong, david hulme, gerald flurry and all their luddite minions, some of them listed to the right, have been disfellowshipped.
To Hell And Back
Herbert W. Armstrong appeared to be the epitome of honor to his followers (while leading a double life of secretive morally corrupt addictions, lavishing himself in luxury at the expense of those followers), preaching in a commanding voice,
To Those Who Worship the Bible-Idol
Toxic Shame
The Worldwide Church of God can trace it's laying on of hands right back to the APOSTLES.... Your apostle can trace his heritage back to DAVID.... Your ONLY hope is to repent and try to stay close to God.
Transformed by Truth
Quotes from the book:
Transition Letter
This attack has put us in a financial bind. TAKE OUT A LOAN and send ALL tithes, offerings and tithe of tithes to me here in Tucson rather than the empty crypt in Altadena
Trust No Man
The BIG mistake we all made was that we assumed that (a) there is a real God that cares about us and will do things out of the ordinary to help us if we ask, (b) that the human leaders we had knew all about this God, (c) that what the human leaders told us was true, and (d) that we could trust them.
Truth Is Its Own Excuse For Being
Turn The Other Cheek?
By John O. In the past few months, since I've been contributing to this site, I've seen a lot of email both to Ed, others, and me about forgetting about Worldwide Church of God cults, going our own way, and in effect . . . turn the other cheek.
United States and British Commonwealth In Prophesy
Jews are the Genetic Brothers of Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese but not to Non-Jewish Europeans
Voting
To be successful in politics in this country, you MUST have that Christian vote. To gain that, the two main voting sources which are courted are: (1) Organized Christianity, and (2) Organized Crime. And many people will ask: What's the difference?
WCG Booklets Updated
Herbert Armstrong was one of the most prolific writers of the 20th Century
WCG IN MOVIE TITLES!
WCG Real Estate Lexis Search Page 1
For Informational purposes only
WCG Real Estate Lexis Search page 2
For Informational purposes only
WCG Real Estate Lexis Search page 3
For Informational purposes only
WCG Real Estate Lexis Search page 4
For Informational purposes only
WCG enters agreement to sell Pasadena headquarters property
WHICH WAY?
One way is to think -- to investigate, to observe, and follow, the light, of reason. The other way is to believe, to accept, to follow, to deny the authority of your own senses, your own reason, and bow down to those who are impudent enough to declare that they know.
WHO WROTE THE GOSPELS?
WHO WROTE THE GOSPELS?
WHY the Holocaust Happened
THE HOLOCAUST'S CHRISTIAN INSPIRATION
WHY they didn't want you to read the Newspapers
Newspaper articles about the Worldwide Church of God: Kinky Churchman Fools Charles and His Check Bought Meeting with Maggie.
Wanna Meet God?
If we want to meet something that's Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient, then we'll have to change, re-form, and re-arrange our molecules, then change our vibes. And we still won't make it.
Wanna Meet God?
If we want to meet something that's Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient, then we'll have to change, re-form, and re-arrange our molecules, then change our vibes. And we still won't make it.
Wayne Paris' letter to a Worldwide Church of God minister friend
This post is a letter I sent a Worldwide Church of God pastor. It offers reflections on a number of postings I've seen on ekklesia with regard to WCG
We ARE Over It
By JohnO. Recently (and intermittently prior), I've received some private email - re: the PT Site - that has had the underlying theme of
We Are The Problem
but the fact remains that even brethren in god's church are subject to all the temptations and deceits of human nature one of which is the tendency of some to regard themselves as persecuted 'martyrs' or 'suffering heroes,' if they are unable to have their own way in church matters or problems with their brethren.
What My Creator Wants me to do
By Bill Fairchild. In order for a human being to be conceived, a huge number of very different chemical reactions have to occur, and all in just the right sequence.
What Should Be Done About Cults?
They may accept Jesus, but they do not know Him. And, I dare say, if He exists, He does not know them either. This is no more than a legal con-game and it is being sanctioned by the mainstream Christian Churches. Will there be no justice at all in this life for the victims of this cult?
What The Hell Is Truth?
One of the few, and rare, positive things about being in the belly of the whore is that we lost all fear of "other" religions and superstitions. So once we survived the WW$$ tribulation, there was no fear left of "hell fire," damnation or "get saved tonight..." We can now look at the world through eyes of reality that would have otherwise been impossible.
What Would Jeus Do?
I can read your minds, so I know that you are not thinking of what will happen to your sheep and who will lead them if you are not there for them. No, you are thinking "But what about my retirement? How will I live?" Sheeeeshhhhh...... How have I ever put up with you pretending to be my representatives this long?
What was I thinking?
He then went on to the main thrust to explain how doctrinally wrong the WCG was in the past about so many things.
When I was a child
When Sheep Fly
We, too, sat, and waited for the phone-calls from the Headquarters of theWorldwide Church of God, our stomachs full of knots and butterflies..it was VERY disconcerting.
When Should You Forgive
In the old WCG they came across that scripture every so often, reminding us that we must forgive our neighbor if we expected forgiveness ourselves. And it sounded logical enough, especially in the light of...
When Should You Forgive
Millennium Movies III
Where Are They Now?
This is the man who was in charge of our congregation that allowed a KNOWN convicted homosexual child molester to roam freely through the ranks of our young, impressionable male children. One young man hung himself, another had to have his brain matter scrapped off the living room wall after shooting himself in the head.
Where Was God?
In order to understand Ambassador College at this time, you need to know certain things about the era, and to be introduced to the cast of influential characters who were orchestrating the program.
Which God?
Which God does the average person worship? Do they worship the God of the Old Testament?
Who Gets The Money?
The campus was a gift to WCG from the Hammer family. WCG paid nothing. All they did was develop it with (among other things) underpaid, student labor, and the tithe money from trusting brethren.
Who Owns The wcg?
Herbert Armstrong structured the Worldwide Church of God corporations so as to minimize his vulnerability to being overthrown. To accomplish this, the WCG, Inc. was and is owned by an Association. This is detailed in the published bylaws of the WCG corporation. With certain limits, the members of the WCG Association
Who Wrote The Bible?
Who Wrote The Bible? That was the cover story in the US News & World Report December 1990 issue. I was still steeped in Armstrongism and paid little attention to outside world events.
Who is telling the truth about makeup?
Who is telling the truth about makeup doctrine changes?
Who's to Blame?
Why Christians Hate
Lately I've given a lot of thought to the
Why I Am Just Like Christians
You and I, religious brother, sit here on this spring afternoon in April 2001 with much more in common than you think. We want the same things. The things that really matter.
Why I am Not a Christian Any Longer
Thanks to the Worldwide Church of God for showing me that Chrisitanity is a manmade religion.
Why People Believe Weird Things
Hope Springs Eternal: Linking all these reason together is the title of the final part of this book. It expresses my conviction that humans are, by nature, a forward-looking species always seeking greater levels of happiness and satisfaction. Unfortunately, the corollary is that humans are all too often willing to grasp at unrealistic promises of a better life or to believe that a better life can only be attained by clinging to intolerance and ignorance, by lessening the lives of others.
Why The Painful Truth?
why do i publish the painful truth about the worldwide church of god? its all about truth folks and you aren't going to get straight truth from the people that need your money. you will get it at this website because i have no reason to not give it to you. they do.
Wide World of Demagogues
Wide World of Demagogues
Will the Real Jesus Please "Rise?"
 Jesus has always been a controversy. Nobody knows for sure what he looked like. The Jews don't believe in him. Neither do 23,000, 000 Americans, according to an article in our local newspaper.
Wisconsin Killers Go Free
Editorial. March 2005
Without Humor God would be a total asshole
We're all now laughing at the WCG+ cults. This is something we could NOT have done years ago. Now we laugh. They have no control anymore. And those who are still cultmasters (and we know you read these lines) are frothing at the mouth. Take note, fellas - we're laughing at you. Now, we have humor in our lives. You have only bitterness, hate, and emptiness.
Witte Quotations
Witte: Bible Stories: Literal or figurative?
Witte: Cute Furry Animals on a Boat
Long story short, God ended up flooding the whole earth with water, just like Noah said. All the little children from around the world were ripped from their parent's arms by violent rushing waters.
Witte: Freethought
If you're a Christian and have been most of your life, chances are very good that you have never read any material that could present arguments counter to your faith.
Witte: Go Fishing: Fun with Religion
plastic jesus
Witte: War Stories or fish stories?
In the beginning was the "Jesus Fish." This was a little fish symbol that is supposed to represent one's affiliation with Christianity.
Wm Dankenbring Speaks
While I do not agree with Wm. Dankenbring's (formerly of The Worldwide Church of God) theology at all, it is just a warmed up version of Armstrongism, I do think that Mr. Dankenbring does bring up some interesting history regarding HWA, GTA and the Tkachs
Wm. Meyer's 40 Questions
William D. Meyer's 40 Questions for the Worldwide Church of God
Women in the Bible
As long as a woman regards the Bible as the charter of her rights, she will be the slave of man. The Bible was not written by a woman. Within its lids there is nothing but humiliation and shame. She is regarded as the property of man.
Women's Sexist Worldwide Church of God Experiences
A few months ago, someone asked me to give some examples of ways women were mistreated in The Worldwide Church of God - basically nothing came to mind. - This AM, several events came to mind - anyway I plan to write a series of posts of some of these experiences - and I would hope that some of the other women will jump in
Wooden Stake Through the bible
Why would a flawlessly perfect God, who claims he is not the author of confusion, give his own personal words, commands and divine truth by a method that guarantees contradictions, confusion and mistakes?
Worldwide Church of God  Auction Firms Selected
This sale will be held on the Ambassador University campus and is expected to last 4-6 days.
Worldwide Church of God  Big Sandy Sold
Ambassador University campus sold for undisclosed sum.
Worldwide Church of Pessimism
Herbert W. Armstrong had said so.  And I was out of the church.  When the tribulation started and the church fled, I would be left behind; if I didn’t die by nuclear fire, or die of starvation in the famine, I would be tortured to death in a concentration camp.
Worldwide Church of God :Bruce Renehan Mail Call, Page Two
The Painful Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Mail to Bruce Renehan, author of Daughter of Babylon
Worldwide Church of God :Bruce Renehan Mail Call. Page One
The Painful Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Mail to Bruce Renehan, author of Daughter of Babylon
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: Contracted Services
It's not how much we earned in the 1970's, but please note as to WHERE these WCG expenses went. This was supposed to be "God's Work?
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: Film Processing
It's not how much we earned in the 1970's, but please note as to WHERE these WCG expenses went. This was supposed to be "God's Work?
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: Henry Cornwall Expenses
It's not how much we earned in the 1970's, but please note as to WHERE these WCG expenses went. This was supposed to be "God's Work?
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: Stanley Rader Expenses
It's not how much we earned in the 1970's, but please note as to WHERE these WCG expenses went. This was supposed to be "God's Work?
Worldwide Church of God Extravagant Waste of Money
It's not how much we earned in the 1970's, but please note as to WHERE these WCG expenses went. This was supposed to be "God's Work?
Worldwide Church of God :By their fruits
all people,
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 1
The True History of The Worldwide Church of God
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 10
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 11
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 12
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 13
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 14
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 15
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 16
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 17
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 18
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 19
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 1a
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 2
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 3
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 4
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 5
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 6
The Painful Truth about the WCG and Herbert Armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Worldwide Church of God
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 7
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 8
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter 9
Worldwide Church of God :Daughter of Babylon Chapter Index
the painful truth about the worldwide church of god and herbert w. armstrong and links to other helpful documents and sites. personal experiences and commentary on the wcg
Worldwide Church of God :The Errancy of The Bible
i spent 23 years in the worldwide church of god. every sabbath, i listened to convoluted explanations of how to understand the meaning of the bible. after that length of time, i learned that the bible can be used by skillful ministers to justify anything.
Worldwide Church of God :The Pied Piper.
The fact that no one can ever experience the universe the same way that I do means that I must come to own my own life as a unique experience in itself. By doing this, I can understand and appreciate your uniqueness also. We all have a right to be. Armstrong and other cult leaders have never understood how profound this concept is.
Worldwide Church of God AND The Grand Inquisitor
So too, today, would many (such as The Worldwide Church of God) correct his work, removing the unacceptable risks of Christian freedom and substituting some mixture of the much more reliable and sturdy standbys of miracle, mystery and authority.
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: BANQUETS
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: GIFTS
Worldwide Church of God Expenses: VIP
Worldwide Church of God Members Indicted by the Court of Heaven
Worldwide Church of God Members Indicted by the Court of Heaven
Worldwide Church of God Monkeys
Worldwide Church of God Monkeys
Worldwide Church of God Real Estate Page 4 Bloody Thursday
If you are a present member of the Worldwide Church of God and you see what is happening, realize that, if you are giving any money to this church, it would get to "God" quicker if you just flushed it down the toilet and it would also be in a much cleaner place.
Worldwide Church of God Real Estate Page 4 SOLD:SEP, Orr, MN
If you are a present member of the Worldwide Church of God and you see what is happening, realize that, if you are giving any money to this church, it would get to "God" quicker if you just flushed it down the toilet and it would also be in a much cleaner place.
Worldwide Church of God Real Estate Page 5 Pasadena Escrow Jitters
If you are a present member of the Worldwide Church of God and you see what is happening, realize that, if you are giving any money to this church, it would get to "God" quicker if you just flushed it down the toilet and it would also be in a much cleaner place.
Worldwide Church of God and Alcoholism
Worldwide Church of God:  30 years in the Worldwide Church of God. Part 5
Y7K
I sat in sermon after sermon about the coming tribulation and millennium. Sermons about "Hitler's Ovens" and detailed descriptions about concentration camps and torture during the inquisition abounded. All the messages ended with us being saved by the "Place of Safety" and the return of Christ just as the missiles were launched.
You Might Have Grown Up In The Worldwide Church of God If
you really believed ac graduates are in high demand in corporate america
You Must Be Born Again!
Lately, there has been a little
You Were A Long Time Member Of The COG If You
1, Had to wash other peoples ugly feet. 2. You were told you were too good looking and made to feel as though that was a sin.
You say you have changed. Prove It!
The Worldwide Church of God has been through changes that may be described in many ways: remarkable...inspired...unbelievable...tumultuous.
laughing all the way to the bank
Laughing All The Way To The Bank
2 of the 10 most horrible things about Herbert Armstrong
Herbert Armstrong was a horrible man. To understand these 2 factors, we must examine the aptitudes Herbert Armstrong inherited which formed the basis of who he was.
2012: Year of Failure
Douglas Becker on the cog's in 2012
2013: What Could Possibly Happen Now?
2013. Here at the Painful Truth, we analyze trends and project them forward; we do not predict, prognosticate: We are a non prophet organization.
2015: Stagnation
The stench of stagnation with entropy drifted everywhere among the Cult of Herbert Armstrong Mafia sects in 2014 and trends indicate that 2015 will continue the stagnation.
2016: What’s Ahead?
We examine the trends again to try to determine what the future might hold for the Cult of Herbert Armstrong Mafia.
2017: What’s Ahead?
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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF INTERPRETATIONS
The Fear Factor. Some people have problems with leaving Armstrongism even when they know so much of it is wrong.
A Little Sleep, Folding of the Hands
I was intellectually asleep for some 22 years as I labored to support my family and waited for the pending return of Christ.
A Preacher's Kid Speaks Out
J.Diehl. A Preacher's Kid Speaks Out
A Sampling of Herbert W. Armstrong's Prophetic Record
This list is primarily a chronological version of the “Herbert Armstrong's 209 False Prophecies” prepared by The Watcher at the Painful Truth website and includes other failed predictions from Pamela Dewey’s “Field Guide to the Wild World of Religion”.
Accountability
Do dysfunctional organizations, the ones that grow big enough to be noticed, spring forth from a cult-like minded sociopathic leader?.
Acts of God, Other Tragedies, And Unanswered Prayers
Millions of people have died praying and beseeching their gods as their prayers go unanswered as they die miserable deaths. God really loves you. He just has a hard time showing it.
Against the Gates of Hell
Excerpts from Stan Raders book- Against the gates of hell: The threat to religious freedom in America.
An Article or Something
This article has been many years in the making. After having finally broken away from the WCG completely a little less than 10 years ago, I've been floating around in a fog - wondering what to believe and what not to believe.
An Open Letter to the WCG
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Anger
Armstrongists are the masters of standing on other people’s work to make themselves look impressive and wise.
Another Year Gone No Tribulation
Editorial. December 2004
April 2005 Editorial Update 
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Are You Still Proving All Things
Editorial. August 2004
Arrogance
The Cult of Herbert Armstrong is full of itself, puffed up in full arrogance, confident in its overweening ego, that the only truth is here with them and you dare not go anywhere else because, if you do, disasters will surely follow, you will be in deep trouble, you will have terrible problems, living in want and fear with no one to rescue you: You will be sorry, because you should have listened!
Award
The third 2015 Gold-lated AARSE Award goes to the many anti-vax parents of children in the U.S.A. and U.K. who have wisely protected their children from autism by preventing their vaccinations for measles and other childhood diseases.
Bad Neighbor
Herbert Armstrong was certainly a bad neighbor
Bar Rescue
Several years back, a member at the Feast of Tabernacles posted a picture of his collection of alcoholic beverages in his motel room at the time. Very quickly, someone not associated with Armstrongism posted and asked, “Where can I sign up??!!??”.
Bible Idolatry
you know, now, how you have been betrayed by men and used by them for their own selfish purposes, all in the name of god. now, take a look at the book that they used to control you and misuse you. is it really the word of god?
BoxOfBooks
Part One. Any decent crook would approach any self-respecting target at night, with the occupants gone, or at least drunkenly distracted; maybe after the dinner party where margarita-breathed guests are gaily pissin’ off the porch while grunging at Creed, or during the huge rainstorm last weekend, where they got lost on the lake pointing the party barge in circles, getting stranded at Don’s Feed Shack.
BoxOfBooks2
Part Two. It took a few seconds, but I was up the hill and around the house. In any real situation I woulda been knocked off easily, but hey – I’m dealing with meth heads here, not a frickin’ SWAT Team.
Breaking The Spell: Religion As A Natural Phenomenon
Humans desire to transcend, and they can’t transcend if they’re not part of something more wonderful than themselves. Nazi Germany shows us that individuals, even decent individuals, can lower themselves to the most horrible atrocities simply because their countrymen are also doing it.
CHRISTIANS WIELDING THE SWORD?
CHRISTIANS WIELDING THE SWORD?
Caste System
And so it begins: We don’t care, we don’t have to — we’re the ministers!
Charles F. Hunting Radio Interview
1988 radio interview by clyde thomas
Childhood in the Worldwide Church of God was no picnic
Many people suddenly stumble across this wonderful deprogramming and therapy website, and write back to ask why we all seem so bitter. Now these people could be totally unaware of the WCG, Herbert Armstrong, and the various splinter groups, or they could be actual members of the splinter groups who are in their first blush of infatuation with Armstrongism.
Christian Antichrists
A major problem in this world is that too many people do NOT have the courage or determination of will to let the “fresh air of truth” to flow liberally through their minds.
Christian Founding Fathers?
Our christian founding fathers, all you need to know
Christian Founding Fathers? Some Quotes.
All you need to know about our Christian founding fathers
Christian Monster
A few days ago I sent you this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The Christian god can be easily pictured as virtually the same as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of the people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.”
Codependence
Delusion turns into denial and delusion isn’t just really bad denial, delusion is a whole different thing.
Communication Is Required to Impute Responsibility
a revelation from God through the instrumentality of language is impossible, or it is not essential that all should understand it correctly.
Comorbidity
Herbert Armstrong created a cult which introduces and aggravates comorbidity within his followers. This is pernicious, creating confusion about the symptoms and treatment of the insanity induced by the cult environment.
Confused
It is our understanding from Scripture that there is fruit of the spirit after conversion.
Confusing Religion with Spirituality
There is a vast difference between a religious experience and a spiritual one.
Conversations with Bill and Jim
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Corporate Vampirism
Corporate Vampirism
Couple-busting , WCG style
I had just been baptized for a short time around 1981 when I unhappily found out about the Worldwide Church of God's stranglehold on domestic relationships.
Damage
Herbert Armstrong certainly did a lot of damage: He wrecked his family, created a bizarre religion, promoted false prophecies, ruined families and set up a cult which splintered into pieces. Even three decades after his death, the impact of the damage Herbert Armstrong continues to spread. Quite a lot of time, effort, energy and money has been poured into understanding just exactly what happened. One such effort was The Fragment of a Sect: Schism in the Worldwide Church of God by Dr. David Barrett.
DeNial is NOT Just a River In Egypt
Dennis Diehl. Tragedy has a terrible way of forcing us to either accept what is or to retreat into a fog of denial. Usually, in time, we start looking for someone or something else to blame for what has befallen us, or the case of the LCG Tragedy, the group.
Death Notices
For the purpose of keeping people informed, we will be posting death notices of prominent people, ministers and former ministers of the worldwide church of god
Dennis Micheal Rohan sets Mosque on fire
Denis Micheal Rohan, a Herbert Armstrong follower, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire.
Dick Armstrong Drops By
Dick Armstrong tells his story.
Disgruntled Heretic Files
DISGRUNTLED HERETIC FILES
Divine Intervention?
Growing up in the Worldwide Church of God, I knew my parents' beliefs were at odds with the world from as long as I can remember.
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Yardstick religion and judging
Do You Hate “Queers”
What would you do if your son or daughter sat down one day and said,
Do You Lean On Your Own Understanding
Why not? What could possibly be wrong with your own understanding?
Dogs
Go find someplace to pray. Read your bible. Do whatever it is that anesthetizes you so that you can face another day without looking at reality. Go try to figure out why it is 2000 and HWA is dead and there has been no tribulation yet
Donate to the Painful Truth
Donation Page for those so inclined to help our common cause.
Don’t You Want to Be Evil?
It’s a question the Armstrongist leaders have answered for themselves and now they want to perpetuate it for generations to come. It’s a legacy.
Druids
The silly idea that the Druids are British-Israelites.
Duck Quackwell
In about 1986, we in Denver were privileged to drive all the way to Boulder one weekend to hear
Editorial. January 2015
Editorial January 2015. Stealing in the Name of God
Empty Promises
Herbert Armstrong wrote a lot of booklets which made promises — actual and implied. When we go back through and review the booklets he and his staff wrote in the light of what has actually happened, it is clear that the great swelling promises and prognostications were profoundly empty.
Enlyten: Infinite Faces of Spirit
Science is provable, observable logic.  Religion is emotion, people control, and cruelty – all because of ignorance. 
Enlyten: Unrepentant Tares Everywhere
I asked him WHY he defended the insane antics in Pasadena.  He was silent – like most cowards.  But when his wife (who was a gutsy lady), openly and stiffly challenged him as to why he preached a bunch of lies, the man’s true character came out.
Evaluating the Rumors about HWA and Incest
Evaluating the Rumors about HWA and Incest.
Evolution of Religious Thought
By Betty J. Brogaard. During the last several years since I denounced organized religion as a viable direction for me personally, I have met people who declare that because they have a personal relationship with Jesus, it makes absolutely no difference that scripture contains many contradictions.
Faith
By appealing to faith, the Christian wishes to claim the status of knowledge for beliefs that have not fulfilled the minimum requirements of knowledge
Father
nonetheless, every one of those guys deserve a good bitch slappin
Feast Stories. Horror and Humor-Worldwide Church of God
Flog Log. The Missing Dimension in Sex
Flog Log - The Missing Dimension in Sex
Founding Fathers Would Howl If Called Christian
Christian founding fathers
Fraud
Think about this. Hypothetically, what if you were God? We know now, that this just can’t be, but what if you, as God, had actually chosen a father and son team to warn the world that the end was coming in 1975?
Freedom Of Religion
Colin Ward. In this day and age, it may surprise some to know that freedom of religion, guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States, is still something which must be struggled with. Not the fact that we have no choices, but rather that some of those choices quickly become a millstone around the necks of those who seek to please.
From The Top Down
By Grizzly. Of course all you fine feathered Worldwide Church of God survivors remember the non-stop reiterating of ”God's government is from the top down” And ”Disrespect to authority is rebellion against God”, in other words, a fetish for following any orders from a superior, no matter how ridiculous, because his office was ”God ordained” ....and woe to the sap who ”Usurped” the authority chain, no matter how inconsequential the action was.
Fund Raising Slave Gangs
By Grizzly. Remember those
Garner Ted Armstrong Assumes Room Temperature
It is with a broken heart that I must inform all of you that my precious Dad, Garner Ted Armstrong, died today at 1:20 pm...
Garner Ted Armstrong On Child-reading
I noticed that one of the latest banner headlines on his webpage was about the wildly popular Harry Potter series. He got in the usual homophobic digs...
Genesis and the Jewish Connection
Article by Ralph Haulk. The lesson, from Genesis to Revelation, is not lost on the Jews. Their history has been one of adaptation and control by trade and commerce, from Babylon to the present day. As historian Max DiMont points out in his book, The Indestructible Jews, they have developed the beginnings of our present banking system, developed a process of common law by which nations would be ruled, and were selected as the finance ministers for gentile kings due to their ability to charge interest on non-Jews.
Get Over It..Again
See, getting over it really is the best thing that you can do. It involves recognizing what has happened to you, dealing with it, and moving past it.
Giving Your Power Over To Another
In my article, “Politicians, Priests, and Pornographers” I touched on how people give their hopes and dreams to others, often compromising their personal integrity in the process.
God Contacts Mankind
God Contacts Mankind
God and O. J. Simpson
bible fundamentalists refuse to charge their god with immoral conduct. god is god, so no matter what he does, it must be right.
God is all in your head
a new field of science has uncovered evidence that god is in your head
God's Elect Zombies
God save this already deluded world and its vulnerable flock from another Armstrong and his kith!
Godel's Theorem
If there is to be a Kingdom of God on earth, it would be composed of individuals who study and learn to think for themselves.
Gosh….What If?
Gosh….What If?
HERBERT W ARMSTRONG'S ZOMBIES
This infection reaches all classes in our society, and does not stop at the intellectual level either
HWA's Financial Requests by Decade PT1
Armstrong gets aggressive in his demands for money.
HWA's Financial Requests by Decade PT2
Part 1 covered about 40 of HWA's pleas for offerings between 1934 and 1959 along with supplemental information that he provided in his Autobiography and in the Good News magazine (refer to Feb. 20 post). This post covers roughly 30 more examples. This data was compiled to help resolve my own questions about HWA's sincerity.
HWA: 29 years and still dead
On this occasion, I would like to quote from my book, 2015 and the demise of the scattered splinters...
Hate Mail Page Three
Hate Mail Page 3.
Herbert Armstrong vs Dennis Luker
It is impossible to be competent in a dysfunctional organization.
Herbert Armstrong’s Railroad Watch and The Cosmic Clock
Since a human mind obviously designed the watch, Armstrong declared that some vastly superior mind must have designed the universe.
Herbert Armstrong’s Utopian Society
The various version of the perfect society ideology all aspire to create a new world, a heaven on earth, the ideal society where everybody is happy and no one is dissatisfied with their lives..
Herbert W. Armstrong declared he was a prophet
Herbert W. Armstrong declared he was a prophetHerbert W. Armstrong declared he was a prophet
Herbie
Sung to the tune of Pink Floyd's blockbuster hit
Horror Stories Page Seven
horror stories page 7.
How to build a slave cabin
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Hubris!
Herbert Armstrong did start all this, of course. In his manic state, he would go out and spend $68,000 on tableware from Harrod’s and then send out a coworker letter proclaiming that THE VERY WORK OF GOD IS GOING DOWN AND THE WORK NEEDS YOUR MONEY!!!!!
I'm Afraid
i've been a member of the worldwide church of god/ucg for some 20 years. i see more and more of my friends leaving for other organizations or just quitting...
Ignoramicus Bozocus in Authoritis
one sabbath we were stuck in our chairs like cement suffering through another marathon sermon...
Image
The important thing here is for the alpha male Corporate Executive to assert his superior dominance over an underling to maintain Corporate Order and insure the proper image for the Corporate Executive in the hierarchy of the Corporate “monkey tree” where all the executives are striving to be “top banana”
Incredible Utterances
the following is a list of incredible utterances actually heard during the 1960's at ambassador college and the wwcg...
Is Your Minister Converted?
Let's talk about your local minister.
It is finished
By Dennis Diehl. Butt lo....the days will come when that which is Worldwide, long dead, shall finally also not endure in name and shall be finished.
It’s Springtime
And you know what that means: Armstrongist leaders come out of hibernation after a brief winter respite to grouch about stupid stuff that doesn’t mean a thing to anyone but them.
Jesus Christ, Then and Now
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
KALAUPAPA
By JohnO. On the north, lateral shore on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, there lies a peninsula that juts out into the turbulent waves of that ocean they call “Pacific.”
King of the North
King of the South
Know Thyself
This is the preamble to the WCG Ministerial Apologies page on this site.
Law of the jungle
in the months that followed, there were raids and counterraids and the violence spread throughout the campsites and caves...
Life After Death
The essence of the discussion is that energy (us) can neither be created nor destroyed.
Life on the List
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
Loyalty
When it comes to cults, we’re not talking about shepherds, we’re talking about wolves, which people are all too willing to not just follow, but to give every part of their lives over to.
Men, Women and Gods Page 5
Woman is not the intellectual inferior of man. She has lacked -- not mind -- but opportunity. In the long night of barbarism physical strength, and the cruelty to use it, were the badges of superiority.
Micah Royal’s Confronting Bible Abuse, Another Perspective
Micah Royal’s Confronting Bible Abuse, Another Perspective
Millenium Movies and the Worldwide Church of God
ow that the Worldwide Church of God has been placed in control of the World and its Government - Hollywood has been co-opted to produce Movies of Quality and Wholesome Entertainment
Minister's Meltdown
By Grizzly. Another strange WCG tale
Minority Report
The Church of God Seventh Day website reveals that the CoG7D has a worldwide membership of over 300,000 members. This is approximately 10 times the membership of all the Armstrongist churches combined.
Modern Babylon
Be very afraid...
Monsters Inc.
Monsters Inc. Take Your Disabled Child To The Mall And Abandon Him – Let Someone Else Take Care Of Him:
Moral Question
Butter will always be butter, and margarine will always be margarine. Bottom line is that even if a supreme being and eternal laws were taken out of the equation, heterosexual relationships would still remain the way in which the species is propagated, and the young are nurtured and imprinted with the value systems of their parents.
Mother’s Room 2
Part Two. My parents came into the WCG cult in the early 70's. I was a preteen and busy trying to make new friends to share our weird life experiences with.
My Exit Odyssey
I left the worldwide church of god for the last time in may of 1992 after forty years of association. i left because i had become absolutely convinced of corruption at the highest levels of the church
My Grandpa
Grandpa was a colorful character. Raised deep in the Ozarks (Hector, Arkansas), he had no formal education to speak of yet was considered something of a scholar by the mountain folk in his community. Primarily a farmer, at different times he also served as postmaster, forest ranger, and occasional preacher.
My Spiritual Blindness By Retired Prof
In matters of the spirit I find myself in a similar situation. My religious friends and relatives say they can clearly sense their spiritual connection to god and all of his creation, and they tell me they are regularly guided and encouraged by the voice of their personal savior.
News Flash: Herbert Armstrong is Dead!
It’s sort of like, you know, Herbert Armstrong is on an extended vacation, maybe in Argentina, along with Hitler, and he’ll return any day now and revitalize the nanocults
Ninth
In the 1950s, it was the standard, at least in the United States, that, all things being equal, a man was as good as his word
No Exodus
Worldwide Church of God History
No Toothfairy
immediately after publishing our belief that morality depends on neither god nor the bible, the cries of outrage began to arrive, the strongest of which was
On the Genealogy of Morality
friedrich nietzsche on the genealogy of morals
Oops! Somebody Didn’t Get The Memo!
The discussion is over. It’s now become a dead issue! We’ve won! British Israelism has been thoroughly debunked!
Pagan or Heathen
Pagan or Heathen
Personal. Page 4
personal experiences and commentary on the worldwide church of god. page four
Poisoned Well
Some Armstrongists believe that they can create a viable religion if only they take the very best of what Herbert Armstrong had to offer and dispense with all the rest.
Poof of the Bible
Some of the ministers in the Armstrongist churches seem to have realized that no one can actually prove the Bible is true and may believe the information from Theologians...
Pope Francis vs Corporations
Catholic church embraces liberation theology.
Post-mortem
It has been asked: What if Hitler would have died at birth or was never conceived? How many millions would have lived a normal life without the violence and death that the tyrant bought upon this earth?.
Post-mortem. II
American Horror Stories. The cult of Herbert W. Armstrong.
Preacher's Kids 
Editorial May 2005. It must be tough to be a preacher's kid.
Puppet Masters
Politics and religion. They both lead to misery!
Qualifications
The Scripture is clear on the qualifications of a minister: He must be the husband of one wife. He cannot be divorced and remarried with his ex still living.
Quotations
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." Allan Simpson
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political content - jefferson quotes
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political content - jefferson quotes
Rebels Corner-Videopopup
Reich
Herbert Armstrong was a science fiction writer: His genre was a special kind of science fiction known as alternative history science fiction.
Religion 101 Final Exam
Respect
A very popular but very disturbing new series on the USA Network, Mr. Robot, is very topical and quite graphic. Those involved in making the series have made every effort to be as relevant as possible in portraying the world of The Evil Corporation and one man’s effort to “save the world” as a quite mentally ill delusional but highly proficient tech hacker.
Rod Meredith - An Old Softie
Our big final out-of-class assignment was to turn in an outline of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. I couldn’t stand to do it.
Rod Meredith's Letter To The Ministry Denouncing Bob Thiel
Rose Parade 1960. By Retired Prof
The most memorable time I had in my year at Ambassador College took place in the hours surrounding midnight on New Year’s Day 1960.
Rumpelstiltskin
Spinning Fairy Tales into Gold. King Herbert was a greedy man, very much fond of money, who cared about nothing but the wealth he could extort from the citizens of his kingdom...
Scientific Society Superstition
Arab society went from brilliant science to superstition because of an ideology.
Search Engine Page
Self-Deception
Herbert Armstrong was the master of self-deception. Not only that, but he trained us all to be adept at self-deception. And self-deception is exactly why people stay with the Cult of Herbert Armstrong Mafia.
Slaver App
Effective immediately, all members of the church are to install the Slaver App on their cell phones, smart phones, tablets and personal computers.
Smug
Herbert Armstrong was smug. He had an explanation for everything. He believed that God personally revealed everything really important to him. He was a gnostic.
Snit
There’s no reason to get into a snit. British Israelism doesn’t need DNA to prove it false, but it does quite a good job.
Sociopaths
Herbert Armstrong created a cult of sociopaths.
Stairway to Mammon
By Grizzly. Sung to the tune of Led Zeppelin's incredible 20th century classic
Stanley Rader with Mike Wallace
stanley rader on "sixty minutes" with mike wallacestanley rader on "sixty minutes" with mike wallace
Strident
Herbert Armstrong had around 140,000 followers and even though he is dead, tens of thousands still believe that he brought the truth to the world.
Suits
Herbert Armstrong insisted that men wear business suits to Sabbath Services, the Feast and to Spokesman Club. Why? The stated reason was to show respect for God. Was that the real reason?
Suspended from LCG not welcome at COGWA
Swindlers
Swindlers have been an endemic epidemic within the Cult of Herbert Armstrong since the 1950s: It isn’t just the leaders and ministers, it’s the members.
Synagogue of Satan
The Bible is about the Jews (haplogroup J). It is not about Celts living in the British Isles (haplogroup R1b). BI is nothing less than an instantiation of the principle contained in the Book of Revelation referred to as the Synagogue of Satan – people who represent themselves as Jews racially but are not.
Terry Ratzmann. Mass Murderer
Terry Ratzmann. Living Church of God Mass Murderer.
The 7th Seal
The Adventures of HWA "On the Other Side"
The Adventures of HWA "On the Other Side"
The Beast!
The Beast!
The Bible and the Bill Of Rights
Several years ago, I decided to challenge an
The Bible proves we are a Christian nation!
By Bill Fairchild. The most important thing any one can do is to feel good about himself. So we need constant reassurance that we are good, moral, virtuous, honest, compassionate, and Christian while we continue to do things that would make us question our moral perfection if we were to stop and think honestly about them.
The Cambrian Explosion
Cambrian Explosion–Evidence For God? Complex article by Ralph Haulk
The Case for Fundamentalism
During my years as a Worldwider, I often wondered what the big deal was -- if you were a Christian, and if the Bible was the basis for Christian belief...fundamentalism was the only way to go.
The Corporation of God TM
Herbert Armstrong claimed that he was the very first to bring the gospel of the Kingdom of God to this earth in over 1,900 years. The gospel Herbert Armstrong brought was far different from the one described in the New Testament.
The Cult Attraction by Jim Baldwin
The Cult Attraction.
The Davinci Code
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
The Devil And Stanley Rader
How a Jewish lawyer from White Plains found Jesus, big bucks, and lots of trouble doing The Work in California.
The False Prophet
The Family Franchise
it was steamy midsummer morning in oklahoma city, but a pudgy figure in a trench coat turned up his collar and studied the neighborhood furtively. then he slithered down an alley behind a dilapidated warehouse. a small troll-like creature padded after him.
The Feast is no longer enough
“Follow me,” he cried holding up an imperious finger, “I will lead you into the Kingdom”. The only place he could have led us is into death because he died in 1986 without a single one of his ‘inspired’ prophecies coming to pass in his lifetime.
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A personal story about the Worldwide Church of God
The Great Commission
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
The Great Whore
The Hall of Shame Pictorial
here is a pictorial listing of the "men" that were ministers still employed by the worldwide church of god just three years after the whole rotten truth came out about the abuses of money and the sexual abuses of herbert w. armstrong and garner ted armstrong.
The Historicity of Jesus
this is the stuff that myths and legends are made of, and folklore of the times was filled with tales of great men who had been born to virgins.
The Holy City
The Holy City
The Iceberg of Reality
If we were able to obtain daily income and weekly service attendance from the current ACOG’s we would easily see that a trend is developing that will take them out of existence in the next several years. We have the break with United, then Bob Thiel’s little cult who broke from Meredith’s abomination. All these factions caused a drop in the income and influence of the COG’s. The hemorrhaging thankfully continues on.
The Joe Schmo Show
Those of us who have been in the Cult of Herbert Armstrong have lived through our own Joe Schmo Show: It is all fake — the joke is on us.
The Last Trump
The Little Big Man
Herbert Armstrong was certainly a bad neighbor
The Mark of the Beast
The Money Changers
Interactive Graphic
The Nature of Gawd
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
The Place of Safety
The Road From Sheol
One Mans Journey from Armstrongism and Agnosticism to a Personal Relationship with God
The Road to Hell
The Royal Blue Satin Dress
There was another even grander opportunity for me, the challenge to dig my own cave with a spoon in Petra.
The Second Coming
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Guards and Prisoners. Understand how good people can turn evil and the psychological consequences of submitting to perceived authority.
The Ultimate Fuhrer
There are thousands of variations on the identity that could fit the above title, but which “Fuhrer” would be considered “ultimate?”
The UnTIED churches of God Page 1
A recent letter from the current Council of Elders of the Global Church of God, made public on the Internet and mailed to members of the Living Church of God and others, has been addressed to you as
The Unpardonable Sin
I remember lots of people wondering if they had committed the unpardonable sin. The very idea of a sin that couldn't be forgiven was pretty scary, and the church was always pretty vague on just what that sin was.
The Walls Are Screaming
By Mark Lax. It's been three years since I started this...
Theft by Authority. Those Rotten Sons of Bitches!
Theft by Authority. Those Rotten Sons of Bitches!
Thin Books
By Grizzly.
Things We Should Have Learned from the Worldwide Church of God
An intoxicant such as a narcotic, alcohol, power, or money can cause deviation from these good patterns, in favor of destructive behavior.  A drunk will choose another drink over helping a friend or relative out of a dire life-threatening situation.  A WCG member, chooses religion over "carnal"  or "worldly" family members.
Thought of The Month "Cults"
When the cult enforces a dress code, the members start looking a lot alike.
Tired of Hearing About What Jesus wants me to do
By Bill Fairchild. I was driving to work the other morning and surfing through the radio stations when I heard a woman tell me
True Humility - NOT
By Grizzly. In a bible study at headquarters in 1980 , which I have on sound tape , Herbert Armstrong came out with the following expression of love and Christian humility...
USA -- Christian Nation!
By Bill Fairchild. Late, breaking news!! Just discovered!! The USA is a Christian nation after all!!!
United States Goes Gay
Floods, droughts, famine, forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, collapse of the economy, disease epidemics and even maybe a meteor strike or two — will all be the result of the United States going gay with marriages — at least according to the Cult of Herbert Armstrong Mafia ultraconservative Bible thumping hypocrites...
Vomit
Finally, the Truth about the Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong. Links to other helpful documents and sites. Personal Experiences and Commentary on the Cult.
WHAT DO CHRISTIANS, ATHEISTS & SATANISTS HAVE IN COMMON?
WHAT DO CHRISTIANS, ATHEISTS & SATANISTS HAVE IN COMMON?
WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW THIS?
My journey from “faith to reason” was long, careful and often difficult. You may not have taken the same paths that I did. You may not have come to the same conclusions that I have. Hopefully, however, we can agreeably disagree with one another if necessary.
We Won!
Worldweird used to call CG7 the “Sardis” or dead church. Now – it’s wearing that repugnant mantle itself. It, and its repulsive offshoots really have all the attributes chronic rigor mortis. They’re doing nothing, they’re accomplishing nothing. They ARE nothing. In fact, as said, it is THEY who are dead – along with the Apostate Herbicus Weasel Asspit Farstrong.
We at The Painful Truth want to thank The Journal for doing our job for us!
We’re delighted with the support the latest The Journal has given our cause!
Weak
Herbert Armstrong — Evil Cult CEO detested the weak.
What Jesus is Like
The New Testament claims that Christ lives within Christians. The Apostle Paul said to follow him as he followed Christ. We are to be like Christ. It is with this in mind that we choose to examine the character, behavior and personalities of the leaders in the Armstrongist community to find out what Jesus was really like.
What the Pope's Death Means to You
I don't think I've ever had a reason to say
What's Ahead for 2014?
2014. What to expect and the past year in review.
When Prophecy Fails
When Prophecy Fails is a study of what happens to individuals when their belief system has been shown to be in error (disconfirmed).
Where CAN one go?
I’d like to up the ante and change from merely reflecting on this topic to noting how life really seems to work. I refer once again to what, for me, has been a perspective that is not just another way to be, but THE way to be FOR ME in processing the results of my own choices in religion and group-think.
Why Armstrongist leaders MUST lie
Herbert Armstrong lied because he had to. All Armstrongist leaders must lie. To understand why, let’s look at what a sociopath said.
Why I Don’t Celebrate Christmas
Remember back in your school days that there were kids who didn’t celebrate Christmas? Maybe you were one
Why I still believe in creation and not in evolution
About a year ago, I began an email conversation with an ardently anti-religious, atheist friend of mine. I asked him to explain how nothing could suddenly turn itself into something without being acted upon by some outside force.
Why So Many Church of Gods
Why So Many Church of Gods
Why The Worldwide Church of God Members Continue to Suffer
A final point on why you WCG'ers continue to suffer. It is exceedingly difficult for anyone to admit they were so very, very, dead wrong. It is so hard to accept the fact that we wasted so many years of our lives. And it is so very hard to accept that our horrendous, blood sacrifices were for "nothing."
Why They Stay. By Jim Baldwin
Well, I guess my little memoirs helped to answer how I got out. I reached the decision, very late, that the WCG is nothing but a money-grabbing cult having absolutely no spiritual foundation. Herbert Armstrong was a de-frocked minister of an insignificant Baptist off-shoot. He was an arrogant megalomaniac who seduced his own daughter, drank heavily, lied mightily, raised a son as a serial adulterer and cared for no one but himself.
Why in the hell do we need a savior?
The reason I am discussing sexual desire is because we were taught in the Worldwide Church of God that we have to obey all the commandments in the Bible...
Will You Swing From a Nazi Meat Hook?
Well, will you?
Winter
Ignoring science has led to the crumbling of society.
Wired
Armstrongists are unlikely to accept anything that refutes their views: Herbert Armstrong said it; they believe it; that is that.
Worldwide Church of God A World View
Part One. The first ever worldwide look at the
Worldwide Church of God A World View Page 2
Worldwide Church of God A World View Page 3
Worldwide Church of God Booklets that Disappeared without Explanation
booklets nobody wants to talk abou
Worldwide Church of God History
worldwide church of god history
Worldwide Church of God Ministerial Apologies
worldwide church of god ministerial apologies
Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Imperial Youth Symphony Orchestra is associated with Ambassador College, which in turn is sponsored by the Worldwide Church of God, long known for its programs of abuse.
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WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD: SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY PROJECT
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY PROJECT
The Gerringer Letter
bob and connie gerringer's letter to charles hunting of the worldwide church of god.
The Kessler Letter
although others, such as dave robinson and floyd lochner, apparently thought it might work to their advantage to report mr. herbert w. armstrong's admission (which he's made to several) that he had engaged repeatedly in incestuous intercourse with his daughter during the first 10 years of his ministry in the worldwide church of god, as well as more recent, self-confessed sexual perversity, such attacks have been weathered,
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Resignation of Worldwide Church of God Minister Gary Arvidson
resignation of worldwide church of god minister gary arvidson
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Resignation of Worldwide Church of God Minister George Kimnitz
resignation of wcg regional director george kemnitz
The Worldwide Church of God: History: 1974 Letter from Rick Wiedenheft to Garner Ted
the worldwide church of god: history: 1974 letter from rick wiedenheft to garner ted
The Worldwide Church of God: History: 1974 Telex from Garner Ted to his Father
1974 telex from garner ted to his father
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Al Carrozzo's Resignation Letter to Ministry
al carrozzo's resignation letter to ministry
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Crushing the '74 Rebellion
crushing the '74 rebellion
The Worldwide Church of God: History: December 19, 1994 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Sr.
the worldwide church of god: history: december 19, 1994 letter to joseph tkach, sr.
The Worldwide Church of God: History: December 29, 1994 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Sr.
the worldwide church of god: history: december 29, 1994 letter to joseph tkach, sr.
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Ernest Martin's Resignation Letter
dr. ernest martin's resignation letter to herbert w. armstrong
The Worldwide Church of God: History: February 1995 Conference Call with Greg Albrecht
the worldwide church of god: history: february 1995 conference call with greg albrecht
The Worldwide Church of God: History: HWA to David Antion on Leave of Absence
herbert w. armstrong to david antion on leave of absence
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Herbert Armstrong Puts the Church "Back on the Track"
herbert armstrong puts the church "back on the track
The Worldwide Church of God: History: January 23, 1995 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Sr.
the worldwide church of god: history: january 23, 1995 letter to joseph tkach, sr.
The Worldwide Church of God: History: November 13, 1995 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Jr.
the worldwide church of god: history: november 13, 1995 letter to joseph tkach, jr.
The Worldwide Church of God: History: November 7, 1994 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Sr.
the worldwide church of god: history: november 7, 1994 letter to joseph tkach, sr.
The Worldwide Church of God: History: Richard Plache's Loving Service
the worldwide church of god: history: richard plache's loving service
The Worldwide Church of God: September 18, 1994 Letter to Joseph Tkach, Sr.
the worldwide church of god: september 18, 1994 letter to joseph tkach, sr.
1946 Radio Church of God Constition and Bylaws
1946 Constitution and Bylaws of The Radio Church of God (forerunner of the Worldwide Church of God)
1948 Radio Church of God Constitution and Bylaws
1948 Constitution and Bylaws of the Radio Church of God, forerunner corporation to the Worldwide Church of God. What is interesting about this document is chance it gives those disfellowshipped (excommunicated) to present their case before the local congregation. This wording was later removed from later corporate documents.
1968 Amendment to Change name of Church to Worldwide Church of God
1968 Amendment to Radio Church of God Constitution to Change name, Possibly perjury by Herbert W. Armstrong
Armstrong letter to Meredith
HWA letter to Rod Meredith
Church Government and Spiritual Abuses
Al Corozzo and David Antion respond to being labeled ministers of Satan by Worldwide Church of God
Elder John Kiesz Recalls Herbert W Armstrong’s Early Ministry
Herbert W. Armstrong Ministry
GTA. PROPHET OF DOOM
GARNER TED ARMSTRONG PROPHET OF DOOM
GTA. Wisconsin Dells "Great Work Ahead"
Garner Ted Tells Worldwide Members Of Great Work Ahead
Larry Salyer Recalls How Worldwide Church of God Changes Came About
Larry Salyer gives an account of how the Worldwide Church of God changes in doctrine came about
Memories of Pasadena
Grabbe, J. Orlin, Memories of Pasadena
Radio Church of God Post 1948 Changes to Constitution
Post 1948 Changes to Radio Church of God
Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D: Crisis and Lessons
The Worldwide Church of God (WCG) has lost about 50,000 members and 500 pastors during this past year as a result of doctrinal changes in such areas as Sabbath keeping, holy days, distinction between clean and unclean meats, and tithing...
WCG History
Interactive graphic. WCG who-is
WCG History. Joe Tkach Goes To Pasadena
Old church paper on Herbies replacement
Worldwide Church of God History
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Worldwide Church of God: 1968 CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
Each of the undersigned declare under penalty of perjury that the matters set forth in the foregoing certificate are true and correct.
Worldwide Church of God: 1974 David Antion Memo to Garner Ted Armstrong
As you are well aware there is a great lack of confidence in the field ministry toward Headquarters in Pasadena. This has been building up for sometime. It is now intensifying to an explosive condition.
Worldwide Church of God: 1974 Haynes Letter to Garner Ted Armstrong
We have virtually controlled the members' minds through fear -- not of God, but of man and the threat of being thrown out of God's Church.
Worldwide Church of God: 1987 Restatement of articles
This constitution is significant in that it gives control of all assets of corporation to the Pastor General in the event of dissolution of the corporation.
Worldwide Church of God: Charles F. Hunting Radio Interview
My house was furnished by Harrod's. I was driving around in a Jaguar. I was living very high. I had an unlimited expense account. I could have hired a 747. I could only say to myself, because of my great obedience to God, I was being prospered by it. If Mr. Armstrong was making mistakes, then that was his responsibility, not my responsibility to correct the one and only apostle who was right under Jesus Christ in projecting this End Time message
Worldwide Church of God: Personal Email From Drew Corrigan
Back in 1985 an evangelist made US$80,000.
Worldwide Church of God: Tkach Supports New Covenant
Today Joe Tkach Sr put his chips firmly in Earl Williams square.
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April 05, 1945 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Creates fund to buy a Mexican Radio Station
April 07, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Takes Cruise Ship to Europe - Pleas for Money
April 17, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Herbert Tells of Big Sandy Property
April 20, 1943 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Enemies who fight the work...
April 25, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. 24 Days on Orange Juice Fast, Claims Lost Bone Calcium
April 25, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Big Sandy in Escrow.
August 1, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. East Texas Project Completes Escrow and Dick Armstrong (in French) Herman Hoeh (in German) to Speak Over Radio Luxembourg
August 13, 1941 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Takes a vacation, income falls off steadily.
August 13, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Reports on Vacation/Baptismal Tour
August 15, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Needs 3Gs, 59 Baptized on Tour, Leaves for Washington DC and NYC
August 2, 1948 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Back on Radio XEG, Pleads for Money, Says Close to Nervous Breakdown
August 21, 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Fast and Prays at Beach
August 21, 1953 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter - Dick Armstrong to go on Radio Luxembourg 9/2/53 - Booth City Incomplete
August 23, 1945 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Atomic Bomb Created
August 23rd 1984, UK Co-Worker Letter
Herbert Armstrongs August 23rd, 1984 UK Co-Worker Letter
August 24, 1942 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong begs for money, Feast is Gods Vacation.
August 4, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Ambassador College Fails Fire Marshall Inspection Leading to Request for More Money
December 14, 1950 Co-worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Christmas time. Need money!
December 18, 1952 - Herbert W December 18, 1952 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter - Plea for Money and Building Fund
December 18, 1953 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong asks for $500-$5000 Loans
December 20, 1934 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert Armstrong. Pledge form.."I hereby pledge to send..."
December 23, 1942 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. "This work MUST HAVE an extra $1,000 AT ONCE"
December 24, 1941 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. "WAR! What it Means in PROPHECY"
December 26, 1945 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Asks for Money on the Air, Turns Down $100,000 Secular News Job
December 31, 1947 - Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Ask for Help to Save from His Spending
December 8, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - End to Come in this Generation
February 11, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong, Chiang Kai-Shek Falls, German Factories Restart Production, Pleads for Money
February 12, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. "Right now this mighty work is facing the most critical test of the eighteen years of its existence."
February 14, 1941 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Audience, Faith, and Money.
February 16, 1943 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong tells his life story again. Warns of nation in peril.
February 19, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Communism to Cause Europe to Give Rise to Beast Power Within 7 Years
February 1939 Herbert W Armstrong Good News Magazine
Herbert Armstrong left what is now known as the Church of God Seventh Day under a dispute about how much of incoming tithe money Herbert Armstrong thought he was entitled. He felt he worked harder and deserved more and helped himself to it. Whether this was embezzlement or simply a somewhat cordial parting of the ways we may never know.
February 21, 1952 Co-Worker Letters - Herbert W Armstrong. Armstrong to send Dick Armstrong and Herman Hoeh to Europe and Mid East
February 25, 1985 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter HWA's New Book "Mystery of the Ages" and Germany
February 26, 1945 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Adds Radio Station XEG
February 3, 1949 Duplicate Letter of January 13, 1949
January 04, 1985 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter Armstrong Says the Gospel Commission has been Fulfilled
January 09, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - More on College Property Purchase
January 10, 1986 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter HWA's Last Letter
January 13, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Meets with Executive Secretary of World Zionist Federation
January 15, 1954 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter HWA Plans Radio in Ceylon
January 17, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Names Ambassador College
January 19, 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Predicts USA Defeat by Nazis
January 19th 1984, UK Co-Worker Letter
Herbert Armstrongs January 19th 1984, UK Co-Worker Letter
January 23, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Plans ahead for expansion of AC.
January 24, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Needs money desperately!
January 28, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Eyes Swiss Chateau for Foreign Language Training of Ambassador Students
January 29, 1948 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Predicts Atomic War within 5 Years
July 07, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Pleads for Money
July 07, 1948 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong and Wife spend 3 weeks at Beach, Just like Jesus. Advises Fasting.
July 11, 1951 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Poor radio reception causes drop in income.
July 20, 1943 Co-Workers BULLETIN - Herbert W Armstrong - Plea for Money
July 24, 1953 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter Dick Armstrong on Radio Luxembourg, "Booth City" and Tabernacle Being Built in Big Sandy
July 30-1978- Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter-Ted Gets the Boot!
July 7, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - HWA as the Grim Reaper - Describes Plain Truth Circulation as "Harvest of Souls"
June 09, 1943 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Plea for Money
June 1, 1949 Co-Worker Letters - Herbert W Armstrong - New Germany, The Fighting Pope, Plans Ministry Tour for Feb-Mar 1950
June 10, 1948 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Claims Work-load and Finance Concerns Causing Lost Sleep
June 24, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. FOT to be in Seigler Springs, California - $4000 Recieved for "East Texas Project"
June 29, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Sends Raymond Cole and Raymond McNair on Baptizing Tour
June 29, 1950 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Letter to Potential Women AC Students
June 6, 1943 Co-Worker - Herbert W Armstrong - How to Figure Pentecost
June 9, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Another Attempt at Buying Mexican Radio Stations, Asks For Funds for College Loans and Student Scholarships
March 12, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Plea for Money
March 14, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Financial Crisis Averted, Sick with Cold/Flu Fever - Going on Vacation To Rest, Plea for Money
March 1935 Church Bulletin - Herbert W Armstrong
March 20, 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Should We Have Churches?
March 21, 1951 Co-Worker Letters - Herbert W Armstrong. Campus Landscape Issues
March 26th 1984, UK Co-Worker Letter
Herbert Armstrongs March 26th, 1984 UK Co-Worker Letter
May 1, 1952 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter "With All You Can Possibly Send"
May 14, 1941 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong
May 17, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Takes Family on 90 Day Summer Vacation, Picks up New Car in Detroit
May 22 1953 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Hoeh Calculates Tribulation to begin in 1972
May 30 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Plea for Money
May 31, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Outlines Planes for Move to Los Angeles, Plans for Bible College
May 7, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Returns Home on HMSS Queen Elizabeth, Walter Eugene Dillon Starts as President of Ambassador College
November 11, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Why Did God Let Us Win WWII? So The Radio Church of God Could be Founded!
November 13, 1951 Co-Worker Letter - Loma D Armstrong. Student Dorm Supplies.
November 20, 1945 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Writes From Beach, After 9 Delay WT Radio XEG, WEBR
November 23, 1953 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter
November 25, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Uses Christmas Gift Giving Season to Solicit Money from Plain Truth Subscribers
November 28, 1949 Co-Worker Letters - Herbert W Armstrong - Christmas is PAGAN! So Send Me Your Money!
November 29, 1946 - Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Buys Pasadena Campus
November 4, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Church Employee Bilks $50,000
November 6, 1942 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong
October 16, 1952 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter Give to this work! "It's the ONLY activity on earth today that will SURVIVE"
October 27, 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Goes on XELO Radio
October 28, 1953 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter
October 29, 1947 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Adjoining Property Available for AC Dormitory - "CO-WORKER MUST NOW STRETCH TO THE VERY LIMIT OF SACRIFICE AND SELF-DENIAL"
October 3, 1945 - Good News Member Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Second Tithe for Holydays
October 31 1948 Good News Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Qui tacet consentire vidétur
October 4, 1951 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. "Brother Armstrong's work"
October 6, 1953 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter World Tommorow to go on ABC Radio Network
September 13, 1939 Member Letter - Herbert W Armstrong
September 17, 1940 - Herbert W Armstrong - Co-Worker Letter COME TO EUGENE FOR THIS SPECIAL EIGHT-DAY MEETING
September 21, 1944 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Preach to other Nations? - Dorothy Marries
September 22-29 1945 - Good News Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Belknap Springs Feast of Tabernacles
September 23, 1949 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong PT articles on 666, Soul
September 25, 1946 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Returns from Vacation
September 3 1947 Member Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Feast of Tabernacles in Belknap Springs
September 3, 1943 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong - Asks for Doubled Donations
September 4, 1952 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. San Diego Church Starts, HWA Pleads for Money
September 9, 1953 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong. Booth City Incomplete
Septermber 10, 1948 Co-Worker Letter - Herbert W Armstrong Encourages Co-Workers and Brethren to Come to Feast of Tabernacles in Belknap Springs
    
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