The Way of peace they know not;
there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
no one who walks along them will know peace.
Isaiah 59:8 Click For Larger Version.
The WCG experienced the calamitous collision with the iceberg of reality 28 years ago when Herbie went to his final reward.
The Beginning of the End
was quite perplexing to watch the events of the Worldwide Church of God
unfold. When the founder Herbert Armstrong died in 1986, a new
leadership under Joe Tkach Sr. and company tried to correct many of the
gross errors in doctrine that the cult held for so long.
HWA’s death, despite the efforts of some, the good-ship Armstrong
ground to a halt and began to sink. The flares were fired. Nobody
thought she could sink. But the gates of hell prevailed and sink she
have asked if Joe Tkach so despise Herb, that he set out with a devious
plan to scuttle the Armstrong empire. I personally doubt his intentions
were to destroy a financial empire that would have been a cash cow for
after the old man died, Junior waved his magic wand and created Grace
Communion as a lifeboat to insure his existence and prominence after the
WCG. Joe sold off what he could and scuttled what was left of
Armstrongism, shoving off in his protestant lifeboat leaving behind the
broken and befuddled.
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 steady stream of members are now cast in all directions, and the
clueless Bob Thiel doesn’t even realized that he himself is helping to
destroy the Armstrong movement. We appreciate your efforts bro! Really
But wait, theres more!
lack of a charismatic personality, leadership, and the dynamics of
control cannot hold this mess together. Today, in 2014, there are three
major groups attempting to function as a WCG copy-cat-cult. None of them
have the successful money-making formula laid down by Herbie, and all
are at war with one another competing for the ever shrinking, blue
ribbon tithe payers money. One attack after another, the ACOG cults
destroy the cohesion that once held them together as a family of
believers. Divide and conquer should be the strategy towards ones
enemies, not your brethren!
So with that in mind, open your song books to page….and sing…
Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross ofJesus (Your current gurus name here) going on before.
Christ, Armstrong the royal Master, leads against the foe;forward into battle see his banners go!
(In Armstrongism, the foe is the world at large, along with the other “group(s)” the leaders and members)
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross ofJesus (fill in the blank as above) going on before.
At the sign of triumphSatan's (the competition) host doth flee;
on then,Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell's foundationsquiver (grow stronger) at the shout ofpraise (self praise);
brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
(Taking ones pride and exemplifying their group above another)
Like amighty (dysfunctional) army moves the church of God;
brothers, we are treading where the saints Satan has trod.
We arenot divided, (not) all one body we,
one inhope (hopelessness) and doctrine, one incharity (poverty)
(Divided they are. No unity, no peace, slander, hatred and constant war are the fruits)
Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but thechurch (cult) of Jesus (Armstrongism) constant willremain (fail)
Gates of hell cannever gainst that church prevail;
we haveChrist's (gurus) own promise, and that cannot fail.
(The Balkanization of Armstrongism is the hallmark of failure and the result of constant war)
Onward then, ye people, join ourhappy (oppressed) throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor untoChrist (Herbie) the King,
this through countless ages men andangels (Satan) sing.
(Happy throng? Terry Ratzmann, a creation of Meredithism, a sub-cult of Armstrongism. How many more are waiting in the shadows?)
U.S.S. Armstrong sunk years ago, but on the life boats the band(s)
still plays on. To this very day, the groups that follow Herbert’s
cesspool of doctrinal error and corruption try to mimic what was
prophesied, what was said, how it was said. The very art of mimicking
Herbert in every possible way has nothing to do with the following and
worship of Jesus Christ, but with the worship and devotion to Herbert W.
Armstrong and their leading evangelist guru.
Negativity. The Driving Force Behind Armstrongism
the year marches on we will see the transpiring of more fear, division,
competition, and much more hatred. The crap that these ignorant,
godless gurus distribute to each others and their sheeple will escalate
as it has in the last several years.
and the other gurus ignore basic psychology. People need love, hope and
freedom in life. All of us need the bond that only family can provide.
when all they receive from their Master(s) is negativity, shunning,
breaking up of families, fear driven faith and threats, something is
going to break. This frustration and anger played out nearly a decade
ago at a LCG church meeting.
Recall Terry Ratzmann.
Terry Ratzmann’s case, the man took on the title of a mass murderer,
forever enshrined in the publics memory as the guy who shot up Rod
Meredith’s cult. Yes, lame excuses were passed around that there was a
medical explanation behind the shooting. I don’t buy it for a minute.
Like most here, we have lived this type of life. It’s a life of
religious masturbation. You never get to the point of climax!
“Flog log kid” Herbert Armstrong, always told us that the end was near,
even picking dates in the future. When 1936/1972/1975 turned to shit,
he threw a disclaimer into the mix saying he never sets dates. Other
times he flat out blamed the membership for his gross failures. The dear reader should understand that this
is escape plan “B” when your prophecies crap out. Even the false
prophets of other religious organizations take this exact same route of
deception. It is the psychology (behavior pattern) of deceptive
Herbert W. Armstrong had lived in ancient Israel, he would have been
put to death by the religious leaders of the times by the authority of
the very God that he proclaimed. According to the “Almighty” of the bible, there was only one penalty for a false prophet,
and that being death. So why do the people of these organization put up
with these lies? Maybe they are using the “church” as a social club, or
perhaps for the adrenaline
rush they get from some very “scary” prophecies. Or is it because they
are cowards who cannot face life and reality? I am sure there are a host
of other reasons, but let us consider this matter further.
Being deceived means you do not know any better (ignorant of facts) but
when the facts are made clear and are thoroughly documented, what
should be your next move? Ignore them at your own peril or having some
personal integrity and act on the new information? People of moral
integrity are those who merit respect, having a “bottom line principle”.
It is what they will accept and nothing lower. Integrity is a loyalty
virtue, loyalty toward oneself. Showing fidelity to those values,
principles or commitments that constitute their own identity.
The flip side of the coin, those who lack integrity, they trade their own views for the views of others who are more authoritative, and stay in step with opinions of others, being so much less demanding of themselves. These people
betray action on their own views for gain, status, reward, or approval.
This in itself is a serious character flaw. This is also the
prostitution of oneself. A sellout.
The War to End all Wars
war to end all wars within the Armstrong movement will be when the
people stop following and allowing these failures, these losers, these
charlatans, these abusive “freaks” to use and abuse them as they get
their pockets picked clean. How many times have we all heard from the
miscreant’s behind the pulpit that HWA was “Gods Apostle”? The person of
integrity would ask themselves “Does God use pedophiles to preach his
word?” The answer to this comes in the mail when I read the letters from
those who would rather kill me than to face the fact that they have
been had by a con man, and continue to be had by con men, and that the
Herbster DID fuck his daughter for a period of around ten years. I must
say, these people lack any form of integrity. And they are suppose to
rule the world under Christ? Shit, give me the lake of fire! I don’t
need a push, I’ll jump in head first!
In conclusion, if America does go into a time of hyperinflation and
when feeding ones family should be priority #1 (for the religious
infidel it is priority #2 or #3) a decision will have to be made.
that time comes, watch Dave Pack’s empire disappear in a flash, watch
Gerald Flurry struggle with the banks that financed that white elephant
in Edmond. Watch the members struggle to survive in a world known only
by their fathers or grandfathers.
Flurry, Thiel, Malm, all of these gurus, we can only hope that they
will emulate the bankers of the 1920′s, by throwing themselves from the
13th floor of the Armstrong casino to the pavement below.