Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year to All Readers

I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you dear readers a Happy New Year. Entering 2021 is the year of hope on so many levels. Politics have been challenging in 2020, and moral values have been under attack in so many ways, ranging from a lying President in America to various threats and cyber attacks from namely Russia and China.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Ministerial Advice During a Pandemic

One of the key doctrines in much of Armstrongism has historically been a huge source of criticism - and rightfully so. People with a WCG-background will remember that it was a belief that you should trust God more than medicine. That belief cost hundreds of families their loved ones, and is a tragic chapter in the history of Armstrongism.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Moving On - It Takes Time

I was recently asked in an email about coming out of Armstrongism. The person was frustrated by both knowing that the doctrines are false, but also that friendships were breaking up. It is a very natural emotion, and one that should be dealt with.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Triumph Prophetic Ministries Still Online 2½ Years After the Demise of William Dankenbring

In my ongoing research among offshoots of Armstrongism I came across Triumph Prophetic Ministries, founded by the now late William F Dankenbring. He passed away in August of 2017 according to the front page of their website.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

January 16th 2020 - The Magic Date for Gerald Flurry

Gerald Flurry, so-called Pastor General of the Philadelphia Church of God, has long ago decreed that January 16th is a special date. It was the day Herbie died in 1986, now 34 years ago - and he will insist that anything that happens today is historic...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Has David Pack - or One of his Minions - Written the Article on Wikipedia?

It is quite interesting to read the article about the Restored Church of God, led by David Pack on Wikipedia. In fact, if you haven't looked at it, you should do so too. You can read it right here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restored_Church_of_God.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

33 Years Ago That Herbert W Armstrong Passed Away

Picture source: Wikipedia
Three years ago I wrote the article 3 Decades Ago That Herbert Armstrong Died. In May I wrote the article What Can We Say That Hasn't Already Been Said About Armstrongism? which sums up the obvious: we can't really say that much new about the doctrines within armstrongism. They are mostly set in concrete like a canon in the spinoffs that all strive to be as 'faithful' as possible to what they consider to be an end-time Elijah.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Journal Ends Publication After 21 Years

The Journal brought news about the various COGs globally. Many found inspiration in that newspaper, and I am also quite sure that both the obituaries and news about births at the back of the magazine gave people a unique chance to follow activities among former friends that were scattered as a result of the breakup of the many organizations.