The Church of God
There is only one true Church. The Church that Jesus Christ built. The Worldwide Church of God is that one true church. It came forth like a “correcting rod” through the Latter-day Apostle, Mr. Hebert W. Armstrong. It manifested at the end of the Sardis period and grew in strength to become the Philadelphia Church.There is only one true Philadelphia Church; it was given the name Worldwide Church of God. This cannot be changed. If it could how many Philadelphia Churches are there? There is only one! After the death of the Later-day Apostle many offshoot and splinter groups began under a new name.
The only ministry of the original WCG using the original name is COGSR. We, the Church of God ~ Speaking to the Remnant [COGSR] are simply a ministry of the true Church. “Ministry” simply implies that COGSR is the true remaining instrumentality of the original Worldwide Church of God. It is the remaining body of the WCG. It teaches the original teachings. We understand what church era we are living in since the death of Mr. Herbert Armstrong. The Church has since moved into the Laodicean era. The Laodiceans are Christians who have fallen away, they are spiritually asleep. The Philadelphia Church stays true to the counsel it has been given. It is the Philadelphia Church which is to call those fallen Christians out of Laodicea and back into the Worldwide Church of God. Because we are the true remnant of the Worldwide Church of God we are also the only true body of original believers that comprise the original Philadelphia Church.
There you have it folks! Dave Pack is a fraud. Gerald Flurry is a fraud. Rod Meredith's a fraud! Only EW is the rightful heir preaching the good news of God's one coming kingdom where we all be made into god's to rule over our own universe. Don't you just miss hearing that phrase! Move into EW's group and you can hear it all the time!
EW goes on to ask:
Each church era had a faithful angel [messenger] which helped it cross into the next phase. Herbert W. Armstrong was the sixth messenger in the sixth church age. Who is the Seventh Messenger? It is this Seventh Messenger who is to give the Church “meat in due season”. [Matthew 24:45-47]
One guess as to who that 7th messenger is. EW himself. No shocker there though. EW is bringing meat in due season to the restored church as it awaits it's new name.
Please understand, after Mr. Armstrong died the Seventh Messenger to help usher in the Seventh Church Age did not appear right away. It has always been this way. There has always been a testing time of faith in between each church era.
After Mr. Armstrong's death in 1986 many were left not knowing where to go. Those who left during this time were confused. Many joined false offshoot groups in haste. Those who waited patiently truly understood that nobody could destroy God's true Church! They stuck with the title: “The Worldwide Church of God”! Today God is calling those who left back into His one Philadelphian era church that was guided by the ONE AND ONLY, MR. HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG! He fulfilled the Zerubbabel mission and “his hands shall finish it!” [Zechariah 4:9]We now must understand that there is a last messenger, the Seventh. The Seventh Messenger appeared with the remnant of the true Church on October 7th, 2011. Now the Church has manifested in the seventh era. It still maintains the true name of the Philadelphia Church, The Worldwide Church of God.
How much more proof does one need! The Worldwide Church of God is God's only true Last Day church! Notice Mr. Armstrong states that "this church" IS "the Church of God". COGSR is the only true remnant that understands this fact. All offshoots are mislead and following ‘leaders’ under a different name. The Seventh Messenger speaks with authority, the authority of God’s word! COGSR has since been attacked by other groups because of our message.
During this Philadelphian era God's true church was given the name, “The Worldwide Church of God”. Any other church coming up after this with a “new name” is Laodicean or 'cult'. The name that Jesus says that the Philadelphian church has "not denied" is the name He gave us, The Worldwide Church of God! The Greek word “name” used here in Revelation 3:8 is onoma and can mean “character trait”. Because the Church of God had gone worldwide through the message of the latter day apostle, the church took on the name “Worldwide Church of God”.Then EW wants to know that he has just taught you something so mind boggling that NONE of the splinter groups dare teach it.
So the title "Worldwide Church of God" we should never deny!
Given the abysmal track record of the Worldwide Church of God with its hundreds of failed prophecies, theft of tithes by the leadership, murders, suicides, rapes and child molestations, why on earth would anyone want to return back to it?“And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all the kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.” [Isaiah 62:2-4] The Hebrew word here, Hephzibah means “my delight”. Why does the true “Worldwide Church of God” take on the character of “God's Delight”? Because they stuck with the TRUTH! This chapter in Isaiah is talking about the time when Jesus restores His government on Earth.The Worldwide Church of God will get this New Name at the Second Coming!Did you just read Isaiah 62:2-4? Did you understand that GOD WILL GIVE THE NEW NAME! No offshoot group can understand this. They have become blind and full of pride thinking that their made up names and splinter groups can somehow save them..... they turn away from letting God give us His “new name”.Where ever the true Church dwells shall be “Beulah”, which means “the husband [God]” is with them! The true “Worldwide Church of God” will be Hephzibah, “God's delight”! Now what you have just been taught is something that all the offshoot groups and splinter groups do not want you to know! Why? Because the offshoot groups seek glory for themselves and not God! They “know not the Scriptures”. Look at all the false names that they have given unto themselves.