The Church of God has always hidden itself under the basket. Neighborhoods never knew about COG's in their midst and members never discussed where they attended. Even Pasadena, with its grandiose buildings and magnificently groomed grounds tried its best to hid from the world. It was always about Ambassador College or Ambassador Foundation. The church was never discussed. Even when Herbert Armstrong was traveling around the world all he could talk about was " a strong hand from someplace."
We are now in the 21st century, decades past the time the church was to have been in Petra during World War III and the Kingdom of God firmly established on earth. One epic failed prophecy after another has left the Church of God's in disarray and with rapidly shrinking churches. In spite of all that, they still hide themselves from the world because they are too ashamed of what they believe or teach.
From Exit and Support:
One thing I'm amazed at even at this late date is the splinter groups' continued unwillingness to answer a direct question. Just for inquiry, I contacted several of them that supposedly have "congregations" near where I live, and I was able to get almost ZERO info from them. Most of them responded, but wouldn't answer anything. They wouldn't tell me where and when they meet, they wouldn't tell me how "large" (or tiny) the congregations were, nor what to expect at a service.
I also decided to email the Restored Church of God and asked them quite forthright: "What must a person do to be saved?" I got a long email instructing me to send away for their literature so I could be familiar with their church's teachings. I emailed back and asked again and I got the same response: "Send away for our literature."
Ok, so the "one true church" that only uses the Bible (supposedly) as their source couldn't respond in the same manner Paul responded to the jailer in Acts 16: 30-31 ["Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."]
I responded one more time to them and reminded them of this passage. I received no further responses from them.