Herbert W. Armstrong, cult or Christian

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emc group wrote:if this name sounds familiar you may have grown up in the 50s 60s or 70s as i did. this man was a very powerful person in his prime, had alot of followers, my parents being some of them. i was able to get out in mid 70s, .. his teachings have been with me forever, not good, trust me, just wondering if any one else suffered thru those times as well. interesting how what you learn at a young age stays with you forever. if you were involved with that " church" you will remember.

curious of your stories, i also have some.


While I'm at it, I'd like to address the OP. I'm not sure why I didn't do that originally. Perhaps it was because the thread had gone all to hell before I got around to it.
Anyway, to emc group I am curious as to how much you actually remember of the doctrine that was taught. From what I understand the 70's was a pretty rough time in the church. While Armstrong was out of country meeting with the world's leaders there were several members (including his own son) that tried to usurp power and change doctrine in his absence. I've read that it was a very trying time for church members. Those still around in the mid to late 80's (after he died) had it even worse. Either way, I'm wondering the following:
1. Why you feel so negatively about the church
2. How much of the doctrine you recall regarding;
a) The Holy days and how that shows God's plan for salvation
b) The prophecies and how they are BANG ON
3. Finally, I'm wondering if you will recall those mentioned above and change your view as circumstances in our world steadily and rapidly worsen.
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I remember in 1980 somehow getting a subscription to the Plain Truth magazine.
I was so impressed back then with that maqgazine. One article was about the coming food shortages.
Amazingly, the next thirty years saw apple growers in the Okanagan getting paid less than cost of production
because of overproduction or glut of apples on the market. Even now, there's no shortage of apples and growers
are going broke because of overproduction.

so I don't read any religious magazines anymore. I'm not impressed with them.

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Hmm... We're not there yet but there is certainly the potential for famine in North America. If you get successive years of crap weather, it'll happen.

Manitoba seed deadline passes, 1.5M acres unplanted
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local ... montonHome
Flooding, rain could leave quarter of North Dakota crops unplanted
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/325026/
North Dakota Farmers: Imminent Crop Disaster
http://disasternewsnetwork.com/floods/n ... aster/1962

That's what happens when there's too much water. How about a couple years of drought?
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eMeM wrote:Hmm... We're not there yet but there is certainly the potential for famine in North America. If you get successive years of crap weather, it'll happen.

Manitoba seed deadline passes, 1.5M acres unplanted
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local ... montonHome
Flooding, rain could leave quarter of North Dakota crops unplanted
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/325026/
North Dakota Farmers: Imminent Crop Disaster
http://disasternewsnetwork.com/floods/n ... aster/1962

That's what happens when there's too much water. How about a couple years of drought?
Leviticus 26:19
And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass



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Members state that Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God created a destructive environment which include accusations of spiritual abuse and child abuse. Armstrong was often criticized for having lived in extravagant wealth as a comparison to church members who paid three tithes and lived in relative poverty as a result. Personal luxuries enjoyed by Armstrong included a personal jet, the finest clothing, furniture and other conveniences.


Bert was such a loser. But his followers were the greater fools.
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Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Thor Heyerdahl Says: “Our lack of knowledge about our own past is appalling.

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