Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Noone Anticipated This

Noone anticipated the kind of upheavals that would happen all over the world after the death of Herbie on January 16th 1986. Now, almost 24 years after - almost a quarter of a century - the energy is fast running out among many organizations.

Or, perhaps more correctly, one should say PATIENCE is lacking because people have seen the dangers of Armstrongism, both in the form of power struggles, but also in the forms it has taken among many of the offshoots. Some of them are truly competing to become "hard-liners" in a time where some think compromise is at the core of the current crisis in many groups.

Noone could have anticipated what type of chaos would come about. There were a dozen splinters in a couple of decades while Herbie was alive - but now, an avalanche of groups has broken off from offshoots at a pace that makes any list of current offshoots very difficult to maintain in an updated form.

But, my dear readers, I want to bring order amidst chaos with the information I bring, and I do thank each and every one of you for reading this blog. I hope you will continue to do so in the year 2011 - and wish you all a Happy New Year. :-)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Yet Another Splinter Group

There is yet another splinter group forming - currently focusing on cooperation between pastors and congregations which you can see right here: http://cogamerica.org/.

They currently have a bible reading plan that will bring them through the scriptures in a year. Something indicates, knowing history, that they will also be focusing on economy and incorporation at some point to maintain some form of control with ministers who begin coming with them.

Time will tell what will happen...