Two of the COG's most loyal and faithful churches claim to be the final repository of all things correctly biblical and believe they alone are God's most beloved church organization in this dispensation, are showing to the rest of the COG's how much they are NOT brotherly in their deeds and actions. Two different Church of God's are meeting in the same location in the Philippines. Then add to that mess a third non-COG group that is also meeting there for their version of the Feast of Tabernacles. It couldn't get any more messy than this!
Both of these splinter personality cults are meeting in the Philippines in the SAME complex, but in different rooms. They have been encouraging to NOT attend with the other group.
Armstrongism has proven its self over the decades to be one of the most spiteful churches out there. The heathen non-COG Christian in the world pale at times to the silliness of Armstrongite thought and practices.Most of the larger church groups, however, are continuing to observe the festival separately - even at the same venue - the Living Church of God and Church of God a Worldwide Association are both meeting at Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City, Philippines, but in different halls. Sharing Village, a Filipino church group, will also be observing the festival at Teachers’ Camp.
Several other cities around the world will be hosting simultaneous COG Feast sites. None of these will gather in fellowship or even picnic together because of their shared heritage. Bitterness, intrigue and a false facade of superiority is the preferred route of presenting their public face. When truth only resides in the particular group it would be spiritual damaging and dangerous to let members make up their own minds as to whom they fellowship with.