The Story of the Worldwide Church of God

I am really not that familiar with the Worldwide Church of God but I had the chance to watch and listen to this video.  Even though there are many differences in the stories of the WCoG and the Churches of Christ, I know some people in the CoC who might find some interesting parallels between the story of the WCoG and their own story.  Of course, there are others in my own fellowship, the CoC, who would strongly disagree.  But if you have some time, listen to the story of the WCoG…it’s a story that moves from cult to Christianity, from legalism to grace, religious burden to joy in Christ.  Praise God for that!

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2 responses to “The Story of the Worldwide Church of God

  1. I am going to comment here, even though I haven’t yet found the time to read the blog, or watch the clip, or even read the article. If and when I do, I probably will be inspired to get back.

    What I want to share is that I remember the “Church of God”, from many years back. (I am now age 73.) Their literature was very eye catching and easy to read, and appealing. Always searching, I read a good amount of it. However; the first thing that took me back, is how Armstrong had declared himself to be a modern day prophet of God. I had read enough scripture to know that he had to be a false prophet. The more people read the word of God (The Bible) for themselves, checking to see if what they are being taught is true, the less likely they are going to be sucked into untrue conceptions of men. We have God’s promise: “Seek, and ye shall find.” I’m glad that the misled have come into the light in these modern times. Remember, that the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. We are told to put on the full armour of God. Why are we to do this? –because we have been given a mission! And Jesus Christ will be with us always. –dc

    • It is hard for me to understand why anyone would follow along with any human who is making some claim of infallibility (which, as I understand it, is essentially what Armstrong claimed about himself). Nevertheless, it is refreshing and inspiring to hear of people opening up the scriptures and discovering the grace and truth of God.

      Grace and Peace,

      Rex

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