A reader here responds that Herbert W Armstrong and the Church of God NEVER predicted anything was going to happen in 1975. No tribulation, no famine, no pestilence, no war, no Petra. Nothing was ever predicted. We all just dreamed it up to discredit HWA, Meredith, and Waterhouse. It apparently is all a figment of our imaginations.
I am not here to defend David C.Pack/Herbert W.Armstrong, nor bash them. However,I have read Mr . Armstrong's booklet '1975 In Prophecy',and nowhere in the booklet did he state definitively that the Great Tribulation would begin in that year. The booklet was written years before we and was an exposé on the advancement of science; and how these advancements could lead to a world that culminated in 1975. Whether you like Mr.Pack or Mr . Armstrong or not;is up to you, but I doubt any of those griping and complaining here have been as widely read or acknowledged as these two.