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    Not sure Where else to put this, But Mickiel's odd rantings and the fact that he claims he was once a member of the World Wide Church of God, has me pondering about this cult. I knew someone who attended it, then left it for the Catholic Church, (her original faith as a child) and I knew someone who went there and actually left and went crazy) She was raised in it. I have read about it from a book called the Kingdom of the Cults, However I don't know much else, other than the movement started out called the "Anglo-Israeli" professed a disbelief in the Holy Spirit, worshipped on Saturdays and claimed the tribes of Israel were British. From what I understand Armstrong professed a final Belief in the Holy Spirit but was consequently disfellowshipped for many reasons. Perhaps I am a sucker or have a soft spot, but does anyone have any further information on this cult?
    A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #2
    Basically, it's totally different from Armstrong s day. Many changes in doctrine were effected by his son, I believe, after he took charge of the organization. Been a while since I read up on it...a few years ago my dad was claiming the Assemblies of God were associated with Armstrong and I was trying to figure out where in the world that idea came from.

    Here's a link I found .. http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/armstrong.htm
    Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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    • #3
      My grandmother was very into Armstrongism. when we cleared out her house, we burnt a large number of his books (none of us wanted them and we were burning a lot of other junk that day. her house was scary.)

      Under Armstrong it was definitely very much a cult, with strong British Isrealistism teaching (and a healthy dose of plain racist teaching that goes along with that). and the had a number of other weird beliefs.

      My understanding is that under his son, these have largely been abandoned and they are becoming more orthodox in their beliefs (Cultwatch has changed their status)
      "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
      -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

      Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
      1 Corinthians 16:13

      "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
      -Ben Witherington III

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      • #4
        Orthodox

        Monotheistic
        Affirms Trinity
        Affirms deity of Christ
        Affirms salvation by grace through faith
        Affirms Virgin birth

        Unorthodox


        Allows for the ordination of women as Pastors

        Unclear

        No official statement affirming inerrancy


        Source: https://carm.org/what-does-worldwide...elieve-it-cult
        . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

        . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

        Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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        • #5
          Not a fan of Carm's definition of Unorthodox as I believe in Ordination of women is practical for many churches
          A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
          George Bernard Shaw

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          • #6
            That's not too bad... WWCOG used to ban makeup for women and forbade any kind of medical treatment.
            Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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