Thirty years ago Herbert Armstrong died. Thirty years later the Churches of God are one complete mess with hundreds of different leaders, with hundreds of different opinions and revelations, and countless prophets and apostles, yet none them are doing a "work" that has had any impact whatsoever. This country and the world at large have no idea who or what the Church of God is.
Dave Pack has lied for four years now that three Church of God leaders would be struck dead by his god and tens of thousands of their members would suddenly jump ship to the Restored Church of God with all of their money.
Gerald Flurry has never had an original concept seep through his alcohol drenched brain. Building a mini-me Ambassador campus has done nothing except drain money from his dwindling coffers.
Rod Meredith's health is rapidly declining as corruption rips his headquarters apart because he refuses to do anything about abusive ministers that are treating members like dirt.
Ron Weinland is resting in a half way house after his 3 year stint in prison for tax fraud. His jailhouse prophecies have been an absolute failure leading hundreds of dissatisfied members to leave his cult as he and his nutty wife claim to the two witnesses.
United Church of God has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in tithe money to fund worthless campaigns that have produced no results. Thousands of members split off a few years ago to form another splinter group. The men now in charge in UCG were Tkach yes-men when the changes came down and disfellowshipped hundreds and hundreds of members while they plotted to start a new church to keep their pay checks coming in.
COGWA split off from UCG claiming to carry on the torch of the true faith. The same abusive ministers in charge at COGWA were the same abusive ministers in United where they were the same abusive ministers who disfellowshipped hundreds of members in the Worldwide Church of God as they pretended to be "new covenant" while still not the payroll.
Thirty years later and the church is one of the most screwed up messes the world has ever seen. Liars, abusers, false prophets, pedophiles, and rapists have had free reign with almost no accountability. Tens of thousands of members have left over the last three decades for greener pastures and freedom.
The worship of Herbert Armstrong exceeds anything the Church of God has ever done with Jesus. Just look at Rod Meredith's latest comment about HWA. HWA is the source of knowledge while Jesus gets zero credit for anything in his entire article.
So let us all remember the one whom God used to teach all of us about the Sabbath, about the Holy Days—about the entire purpose of human existence—Herbert W. Armstrong. -With such a misguided focus how can the Church of God last much longer?