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January 27th 2003, 05:33 AM
Does anybody know if the Worldwide Church of God (fronted by Armstrong years ago) has come back to orthodoxy, or what their status is now?
January 27th 2003, 10:21 AM
I read in Christianity Today a few years back that they had moved towards orthodoxy, but mroe recently I have heard that a contingent have rejected this move and returned to their former ways. Unfortunately, I do not have any details to support either report.
January 27th 2003, 07:19 PM
Actually, I know a guy from that background. He said 90% are moving closer to orthodoxy, whereas maybe 5% split off with another 5% undecided.
January 29th 2003, 12:22 PM
Interesting thread TM,
As you know I subscribe to the Philadelphia Trumpet which is the free monthly publication of the WWCoG. I had read, I think at equip.org, that they had made the move back to orthodox sometime after Armstrong died. With this in mind I happily read the PT chuckling over their prophecy predcitions, but geniuinely enjoying thier international political coverage which is quite good. Anyhow, I kep noticing that for a church that supposedly went orthodox from Armstong, they kept refering to him all throughout AND the flyleaf has a short blurb on how he is still the man. So in my opinion they have not completely embraced the orthodox position. But hey, neither have OVTs! :yipee:
January 29th 2003, 06:45 PM
Is this the Pentecostal group that denies the diversity of the trinity?
January 30th 2003, 09:57 AM
no, it' s a Jehovah's Witness type group that had a false prophet as a leader and that changed its doctrines towards orthodoxy - but apparently the "why did they do this?" has been questioned. See:
January 31st 2003, 11:20 PM
Gavin, that's the Modalists (a.k.a. the Oneness Pentecostals)
February 1st 2003, 06:07 PM
I too have head some encourageing things about Herbie's group, but it seems that while a few individuals may well be shunted into the Light the idea of a cult turning to othodoxy dosnt really make sense.
Wouldnt you disolve the cult and seek membership in a proven orthodox assembly? Keeping teh name and the reverence for the founders seesm to go together naturally, as Phil pointed out, and this would cause a lot of grief for anyone in a true attempt as transition.
I reckon this is why we have X Mormons for Jesus. They make a point of declaring their removal. I think the Armstrongists need a similar move.
One Bad Pig
January 14th 2006, 12:25 AM
:gravedigger: :hrm: Can I find an older one?
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