Jesus Christ stated that "by their fruit you will know them" and that is the absolute criteria that determines who and who is not a fruit producer. Some produce sour grapes. Some produce lemons. Others produce honey.
Fruit in the lives of human beings is public. What preachers and pastors produce is public and the fruit of many preachers is GREED and personal VANITY. Greed and vanity are not desirable fruits. Humility is a good fruit. Being a peacemaker is a good fruit. Taking vain titles such as "elder", "pastor", "senior pastor", "bishop" and so forth are NOT good fruits. It doesn't matter what the "apostle" Paul said, because he is not the source of truth and light, but rather Jesus Christ is. Paul was not and is not "master", although millions seem to think he is. How often I have heard speakers from the pulpits say "Paul said", "Paul said", "Paul said", "Paul said" as if Paul was God in the flesh. He wasn't! I care not what Paul said, but rather I care what Jesus said. Offended? Follow Paul if you wish, but know this, Paul was not and is not God.
Herbert W. Armstrong was not God either, nor is any leader of any splinter group of the WWCG. All men are clay or if you wish dirt. If you think otherwise, just stick around awhile and see how many men wind up in the grave yard and return to dirt (100%). Every religious guru who stands in a church pulpit and pounds the pulpit with his peculiar beliefs will eventually fade from this life and this world. Why follow them as if they are somebody? They are nobody! Quality fruit is naturally desirable. Rotten fruit is repulsive! It is amazing how much rotten fruit stands in pulpits.
Rotten religious fruit is vain, haughty, demands obedience, demands money and compels the naive and the gullible to conform or else, and thrives upon instilling FEAR in the simple minded. Rotten fruit seeks followers and wants an endless supply of free money to build buildings and provide a lifetime of free income for its control freaks. Rotten fruit produces NOTHING of value and makes sick those who eat it.