In a recent The Journal News of the Churches of God there is a page dedicated to 227 listed Feast of Tabernacles sites for 2016. These 227 listed sites are those that agreed to post information in The Journal, many others do not.
Herbert Armstrong could never have imagined that 30 years after his death that hundreds and hundreds of harlot daughter splinter groups would have split off the Worldwide Church of God. Each of these groups claiming that they and they alone have the "truth." There are so many versions of the "truth" out there that even their members no longer know what is "true."
Many of these groups are holding simultaneous festival sites in the same cities. Some cities have five to seven different groups and none of them willing to gather together. Many prohibit members from attending with other groups and some groups post guards at doors to keep the Laodiceans out.
If the Feast of Tabernacles is supposed to be a "foretaste of the kingdom of God," as many of them believe, then who wants to be part of such a divisive kingdom filled with hundreds of splits?
Hundreds of these groups still believe in the myth of Petra as the final place of training. Can you image when all of these groups descend upon the country of Jordan at the same time and run towards Petra what a mess it will be when they all try and squeeze through the "narrow gate!"
Imagine Meredith, Thiel, Malm, Pack, Flurry, Kubik and others as they all start arguing over who is the rightful true church and who will be in charge. Who's doctrines will be enforced? Who will be the unifying super personality? Bob Thiel? Dave Pack? Ron Weinland? Gerald Weston? Stevie Flurry?
What an appalling mess!