The Ekklesia Compendium of 550 697 759 784796 Essential Worldwide Church of God Words and Phrases
That is 666 plus 130.
"O" thru "Z" this page.
Compiled by Glenn Parker
From the great members of the Ekklesia! email list and its Founder, Bill Ferguson, the following painful memories of the Cult.
(This list cannot be used to start your own cult. You have to make up your own stupid stuff. If you control the language, you control the people.) My comments in BLUE. Ed
Offering (above and beyond the tithes.)
Olive oil - for anointing
Olive oil - used for medicinal purposes
One day from Sunday is Monday. (How to figure the right day for Pentecost.)
One day is like a thousand years
One True Church
Orange Grove Boulevard
Osamu Gotoh (the man Herbert W. Armstrong paid to get Herbert W. Armstrong "invited" to meet dignitaries)
Ox in a ditch (permissible Sabbath work)
Passing the baton
Pastor General's Report (PGR)
Pastor rank minister
PDA (public display of affection - not allowed)
Peanut butter and honey
Peanuts and raisins
Pentecost means "Count Fifty"
Personal Correspondence Department (WCG equivalent to "Jeopardy")
Pharmacist means sorcerer
PK (preachers kid)
Place of final training
Poison plus poison equals poison! (i.e., don't take medicine)
Post-feast let down
Pray and pay
Pray for the Work
Prayer and fasting
Pre-Adamic humanoids (Herman Hoeh, @1974)
Prepare to be kings and priests
Prepare to greatly reduce your standard of living.
Prize Winning Campus
Proverbs 31 woman
PT (the Plain Truth Magazine)
PT Distribution Program
Purge the body
Putting sin out of our lives
Qualifying for the kingdom
Queen Sirikit and King Bhumibol
Queers! (Rod Meredith)
Raise up (as in raise up a church)
Raised in rank
Ranch-Dash Rhoda (Pasadena "fat girl" students of a certain era)
RATS! (alternative: BATS!) exclamatory phrase of deep frustration
Raw sugar (brown sugar)
RCG (Radio Church of God, later changed to Worldwide Church of God)
Rebellion is as of the sin of witchcraft!
Recapturing true values
Remember Lot's wife.
Remove the poison from this food we are about to eat [a frightful request for the uninitiated!]
Repent in sackcloth and ashes
Repent means to turn around and go the other way
Root of bitterness
Rose Parade Fund Raiser
Rule with a rod [Meredith?] of Iron
Sacrifice (e.g., "You need to sacrifice for God's Work.")
Sand in stockings from Piney Woods
Satan broadcasts through the air.
Satan is attacking the Church
Scrip (ersatz money sometimes used to "pay" AC students)
Second Coming in 10 to 15 years
Secret sin in your life (why your life in a mess even though you're in Worldwide Church of God)
Self justification (to defend yourself in any way)
Semi-annual letter (to all PT subscribers)
Senior dinners with Herbert W. Armstrong
SEP (Summer Education Program)
Set before us an open door
Seven last plagues [refers to the booklet on success]
Seven Laws of Radiant Health (e.g. dry off briskly with a towel - RCM)
Seven successive church eras
Should We Listen To Others? (actual article - answer: NO!)
Sign up list
Simplify your life (applied only to lay members)
Sin IS the transgression of the law.
Sin lies at the door.
Slap their face and send them home
Sometimes the barn looks better if it is painted. (That should have made the women feel wonderful about their gender.)made the women feel wonderful about their gender.)
Somos una familia. (We are one family. Joseph Tkach, Sr.)
South Saint John Avenue
Special offering over and above regular tithes and offerings
Spew you out of his mouth
Stanley Rader - baptized in bathtub in Tokyo Imperial Hotel and immediately made an evangelist
Stealing from God (euphemism for not donating to Worldwide Church of God)
STP (Systematic Theology Project)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
Submit to authority
Surely, God would do nothing except He reveal it first to His servants, the prophets.
Swats - mandatory SEP attitude adjustment
Take up your hymnals and open to..
Tent washed away in the Piney Woods, clothes drenched.
That's actually a mistranslation. It should be translated....
The 100-Year Period
The 1160 days prophecy
The 800 number
The Amazing Archer Fish (anti-evolution)
The Angler Fish (anti-evolution)
The best age for marriage: men 27/28, women 23-24 (Herbert W. Armstrong & Loma)
The best age for marriage: Whenever you're in love! (Herbert W. Armstrong & Ramona)
The Blessing of Little Children
The Brussels Super-Computer
The carnal mind is enmity against God...
The Correspondence Course
The Dig (excavation in Jerusalem partially funded by AC)
The Digester (a huge organic materials recycling machine at Big Sandy)
The Englishman's Greek New Testament
The Falcon 50 Fan-jet
The final trump
The Gerringer Letter (Thanks, Bob and Connie)
The Gestapo (AKA The Visiting Program)
The G-II, G-III
The Great Commission (given to Herbert W. Armstrong, NOT to the church)
The Great Tribulation
The Great White Throne Judgment
The Great Whore
The gun lap
The Hammer Family(Donated the Big Sandy property to the Cult)
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. (can't trust your mind)
The Hebrew Calendar
The Holy Days show God's plan for mankind
The Incredible Human Potential (book by Herbert W. Armstrong)
The Kessler Letter (Thanks, Jack)
The King Air
The lilting melodies of the 1930' and '40's (Herbert W. Armstrong's choice in music for everyone)
The little horn
The love of many will wax cold (you are dead meat if you leave the Worldwide Church of God)
The Manpower Committee (a group that determined who would be hired)
The Missing Dimension In...(whatever)
The missing keys that unlock... (prophecy)
The most important book since the Bible
The Mystery of the Ages (the most important book since the Bible)
The only reason any of you are called now is to help ME!!!
The Plain Truth About....(whatever)
The Primacy of Peter (first ridiculed, then advocated by Herbert W. Armstrong)
The Real Jesus (book by GTA)
The Redwood Building
The Rock of Gibraltar
The satellite transmission
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
The seven laws to, oops, of success
The seventh seal
The seventy weeks prophecy
The sign of Jonah
The sin of Korah
The soul that sinneth it shall die.
The Sound of Music (especially Rolf - Thanks, Dan.)
The Spirit in Man
The truth shall set you free (Amen)
The Two Babylons
The two most common positions for sex (never defined - thankfully!)
The two trees
The Two Witnesses
The very elect
The Visiting Program
The way of give
The weak of the world
The West Point of God's Work
The World Tomorrow ...both the TV show and the utopia
The Young Ambassadors
There is a balm in Gilead (as opposed to a bomb in Gilead)
There is a lot of love in this church. (usually said in local churches only)
Third tithe year
Third tithe year blessings
Those who accuse others are usually guilty of the same thing.
Those who bear the vessels of the LORD must be holy
Three day fast
Three days AND three nights, not one day and two nights
Three times in a year you shall appear before the LORD ( & not empty)
Times, time, and half a time
Tithe of the tithe
Tithes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
To the Kingdom! (Clint Zimmerman)
Tohu and Bohu
Tomorrow's World (a very effective magazine for getting new members)
Train up a child in the way that he should go....
Traveling evangelist (Gerald Waterhouse)
Turn the hearts of the fathers toward their children...
Turn with me, please
Two thirds of the Bible is unfulfilled prophecy.
Uncovering the throne of David (the real purpose of The Dig)
Until next time this is Herbert W. Armstrong/GTA saying 'Goodbye Friends.'
Valley of Megiddo
Wait for God/Headquarters to fix the problem.
Waiting room program
Warm and happy smiles of our students
Watch world news
Watering down period
WCG (Worldwide Church of God)
We are Family
We are NOT changing the doctrine....
We do NOT set dates
We just...(repeated several times during opening and closing prayers)
We just...(repeated several times in opening & closing prayers)
We NEVER SAID the world would end in 1975
We NEVER SAID you couldn't go to doctors
Well Greetings Friends, around the world!
We're not spiritual beings yet. (excuse for any mistake)
Whales' guts - makeup
What does that have to do with the price of beans?
What Is Worldliness? (sermon given at AC each year to OK drinking)
What other church do you know of that is willing to change?
What time is sunset?
What WILL the Wonderful World Tomorrow be LIKE!?!
When the Bible first mentions Israel they are fighting the Jews
When you point a finger at someone you have three pointing back at you.
Where God has placed his name...
Whitewash brush (being too nice to a speaker in your evaluation)
Who are you to judge God's servant? (no questions allowed)
Why are we here?
Why did God call me?
Will a man rob God? (fund raising)
Willful disobedience (second of two reasons for disagreement with Herbert W. Armstrong)
Wine - used for medicinal purposes
Wine and cheese meeting (spokesman club)
WN or WWN (The Worldwide News, a tabloid for members)
Wonderful World Tomorrow
WORK and WORK and WORK and WORK and WORK! (Rod Meredith)
Work harder and smarter
World Tomorrow Magazine
Worthy of double honor (why some ministers make really big bucks)
Would you all begin finding your seats, services will be starting in five minutes.
Write for your copy of our FREE booklet
Write this in your margin.
X -just because we needed an X on this list
Xenophobia (WCG attitude toward everyone and everything not in Worldwide Church of God)
YES (Youth Education Services)
YES Bible memory verses
YES memory verses
YOU (Youth Opportunities United)
You are all just a bunch of DUMB SHEEP!!)
You are the salt of the earth
YOU Bible Study (post-service)
You cannot be a good leader until you have learned to be a good follower.
You can't outgive God
YOU Talent Show
Your best investment [Tithing!?!]
Your request to transfer to a different festival site has been denied.
Your sins will find you out.
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