A reader here posted the following recently...
One thing I keep telling the Ex-ACOG's is if you want to see what the early church was really like, read ancient Christian literature like the Ante-Nicene Fathers, instead of the junk put out by the SDA, the Churches of God 7th Day, and the ACOG's. It's in those books that you will find the true history of Christianity. You'll discover that the only modern churches that resembles the ancient churches are the Orthodox and Catholic Churches. And you'll find out that sabbatarian churches were small heretical groups that had no continuing history, and quickly faded out from history. Instead, the former ACOG's usually become unbelievers, join another ACOG or another cult, hook up to an evangelical church, and some have even become Jews. Sadly, it never occurs to most of us to research the actual history of the ancient church. I only did it because I stumbled across an article that mentioned a book about the ancient church. So, my fellow Ex-ACOG's, be pro-active. Make an effort to study ancient church history, so these cults will never fool you again with their 'true history of the true church' malarky.
The history of the church as portrayed in the Church of God is not to be trusted in its entirety. Herman Hoeh, who was a big proponent of it admitted later on in life that he and the church did not know the real history.
Most COG members have never read about the history of the church other than in official church writings. Reading church history through the eyes of Dave Pack, Bob Thiel and Gerald FLurry is not an accurate history of the church or the story of Christianity. Anything these guys wrote about church history is only meant to bolster their claim as a prophet of god, nothing more.