For the people who think the Church of God produced sound theology and theologically educated members, this is for you:
This is just as stupid as Dave Pack saying that the first person to be resurrected by Jesus Christ will be Herbert Armstrong:Divine ArithmeticIf Herbert W Armstrong is who he said he is:the endtime Elijah who restores all things;the Zerubbabel who finishes what he starts;the Philadelphia apostle sent to the 6th Church Era--since there are only 7 such messengers,and the last two are the Two Witnesses--then HWA must "rise" to again prophesy,to many nations and kings.And surely be aided to garner many disciples,with revived 'Joshua' GTA,mercifully granted the opportunityto set an example of repentance to all Laodiceans.Only God can predict and bring about such an outcome.All self-proclaimed 'Elijahs' and psudeo-'Two-Witnesses' are in for a shock.Geoff NeilsonCape TownDec 2017
Mr. Armstrong literally will have the honor of being the first human being, at the end of the age, to be resurrected from the dead. Now, there have been other people resurrected in different ages, but I’m talking about resurrected from the dead to go on within Christ’s government to a position of enormous authority. I just find that easy to understand.