Item description for God's End-Time Man: The Stunning Significance of Herbert W. Armstrong by J. P. Waitz...
GOD'S END-TIME MAN is about Herbert W. Armstrong, who fulfilled Matt. 24:14 ('And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached--unto all nations, and then shall the end come.'). HWA, young and eager for business success, failed in three promising ventures, tried to prove his wife wrong about the seventh day Sabbath, and instead proved her right. Reduced to poverty, he began to preach in rural Oregon, got on radio in 1934, and eventually reached every inhabited continent of the earth, using worldwide radio, 400 TV stations, and a free magazine, The Plain Truth, that grew to over 8 million circulation. Through the king of Belgium, HWA met world leaders. By 1985 he knew more heads of state than any other man alive. Since HWA's death at 93, The Worldwide Church of God, which he founded, has scattered into 237 splinters. Daniel 12:7 says: 'And when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.' Is this the end of the age? Read what GOD'S END-TIME MAN said.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 1.09" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date Oct 20, 2000
Publisher 1st Books Library
ISBN 1587219980 ISBN13 9781587219986
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A Stern Warning: Beware of Armstrongism! Aug 16, 2004
Herbert W Armstrong has ruined many thousands of lives and adversely affected many thousands more. (...)
This is the introduction to the Exit & Support Network Site:
ESN is as a support and outreach ministry to assist former members and survivors of the Worldwide Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God, United Church of God, Living Church of God, Intercontinental Church of God and all affiliated high demand, authoritarian offshoots. Many, upon leaving these pseudo religious groups have felt betrayed and exploited, suffering much emotional and spiritual abuse. We trust that you will find these pages filled with courageous feelings, where help is given to unravel the lies and propaganda, and where there is validation, support and hope for recovery from religious cults.
I would mention here that as well as spiritual and emotional abuse, there was also gross financial abuse perpetrated upon members and co-workers. Many are left with no pension, no self worth and no Wonderful World Tomorrow.
Yes the doctrines seem to make sense, yes everything seems to fit, yes it all seems provable from the bible, but there are sophisticated thought reform processes at work! Some have called Armstrong a genius of deception. Indeed many highly intelligent people have been deceived and have come to greatly regret their association with the World Wide Church of God. Among them was a world chess champion.
All of Armstrong's doctrines were copied from others. Not one is original and certainly non were `inspired'. The United States & British Commonwealth in Prophesy (Later The United States & Britain in Prophesy) was largely plagiarized from a book published in 1917 by J.H. Allen called Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright.
The theory of British Isrealism is a very old theory that Armstrong first read in the writings of GG Rupert. The theory has been debunked in many publications such as `The Plain Truth About Armstrongism' by Roger R. Chambers, (1972. Still available used from this site.com)
GG Rupert of the Church of God 7th day also taught the following:
1) Saturday is the Sabbath. 2) All the annual holy days of Leviticus 23 are to be kept. 3) Seven church eras. 4) Tithing. 5) The "proper" name of God's Church is the Church of God. 6) Easter and Christmas are pagan. 7) Man doesn't have an immortal soul. 8) The annual holy days foreshadow God's plan. 9) There's only one true Church. 10) Avoid eating unclean meats. 11) Electing church officers is forbidden. 12) Avoid singing "protestant" hymns. 13) The British are Israel, etc.
Armstrong copied his ideas, mixed them with other borrowed ideas from Mormonism, Adventism, Jehovah's Witnesses and others and later tried to claim divine inspiration for them.
As to his private life of sexual immorality and excessively opulent living I will leave that to the testimony of the web.
There are many who seek to sustain Armstrong's legacy for their own gain. His model can be copied to make money. Yes the literature is free, but every commercial venture has a budget for promotional materials! Do not be impressed by this! Never received a full colour brochure through the post at no cost before? I have a stack of holiday brochures a foot high!
Before you buy a book about Armstrong, visit one of the sites I have mentioned, these have no monetary agenda and only wish to help people by informing them of the dangers of Armstrongism. Don't get hurt, get informed!
False Prophet Jul 11, 2004
The book uses Armstrong's(hwa) own writings to prove his belief in hwa's teachings. The author uses only 7 other references to prove hwa's beliefes. Two books, one written by A.N. Dugger and the other by J.H. Allen, hwa used as references for his early writings (in the case of J.H. Allens book it was more like plagiarism). Talk about circular logic. The other five books, 4 Bible versions and Strong's Concordance were used to give his beliefs an appearance of credibility. When one does a careful and objective analysis of hwa's teachings you'll see that the scriptures used are misinterpreted, misused or meanings changed or re-invented by hwa to fit his teachings, not God's. This book is simply rewriting hwa's biography, using his (hwa's) own ramblings, I mean, writing's as the proof of hwa's significance.
Mr. Armstrong was amazing! Nov 22, 2002
A man who chose the least travelled path, who believed and taught only what the Bible teaches, no more and no less. A human being who made mistakes, but attempted to right his wrongs through intense Bible study and prayer (how many leaders in mainstream churches today can you say the same about?). He asked people not to believe HIM, but to believe the BIBLE. He truly was a man of God. This book will give you greater insight into his successes, his failures, and the life of a man God chose to open the door for thousands of people to come to the knowledge of the true God and our soon-coming Savior.
Excellent Biography of Herbert W. Armstrong Jan 28, 2002
This book is written from a positive attitude and perspective. By focusing on the life of Mr. Armstrong from an insiders view, you get the feel of the impact he had on people from 1930 to 1986. For over 50 years he was a Voice Crying of one Crying in the Wilderness.. From reading this book you find out exactly how Mr. Armstrong spread the gospel throughout the world.
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) was recognized around the world as a man of character and vision. Herbert Armstrong visited more than 70 countries with a message of the soon coming Kingdom of God. He was honored by many heads of state in the Orient, Africa and the Middle East. He was awarded medals of peace and special commendations for his many charitable and humanitarian activities.
He taught that there are two primary paths that mankind can take. The path of greed and hate and the path of giving and Love. He taught how the path of Love was part of the very character of God.
All of his publications were free of charge. Also discover why the very church he founded now suppresses his teachings. Considering that the rest of Mr. Armstrong's writings are out of print, this book is the best one availble with a biography perspective.
A new book out that compliments this one is The Essential Teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong. The subtitle is: His Teachings Focused on the Incredible Human Potential. Did he solve the Mystery of the Ages?
Disappointing bio of Herbert W. Armstrong May 26, 2001
All you need to know about this book can be found in the following passage: "Worldwide Church of God members... knew with certainty that they were part of a great end-time Work that God was doing on Planet Earth. Their elderly Pastor General, who was broadcasting Christ's gospel of the kingdom to the whole world and flying almost constantly to bring it to heads of state, was obviously 'one sent forth'. One sent forth was an apostle. Herbert Armstrong was as much an apostle as was Paul, or Peter or John. (page 269)" Those who are looking for a scholarly and objective biography about Herbert W. Armstrong will not find it here.
The author takes Herbert Armstrong and his writings at face value. A look at the bibliography is illustrative. There are six books and eighteen booklets authored by Armstrong. Also listed are periodicals Armstrong published, along with letters he wrote to church members. Only seven other sources are listed: four versions of the Bible, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, A History of the True Religion by A.N. Dugger and C.O. Dodd, and Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright by J.H. Allen. Those familiar with Armstrong and his Worldwide Church of God will recognize the last two books as the source of many of Armstrong's teachings.
Herbert W. Armstrong, the founder and leader of the Worldwide Church of God, was a controversial figure who was accused of, among other things, living an extravagant life-style at the expense of the church (e.g. using the church's private jet to fly groceries from Los Angeles to his home in Tucson), plagiarism, alcoholism, and incest. The author does not address any of these issues. Also omitted is Armstrong's messy divorce from his second wife, Ramona, an ugly episode which dragged on for two years. Armstrong allegedly settled out of court because he did not want his past sexual misconduct brought up during a public trial. Astonishingly, no mention is made of Stanley Rader, a man who had an enormous influence on Armstrong for two decades, and who was involved in the excommunication of Armstrong's son, Garner Ted.
....P>In God's End-Time Man, much is made of Armstrong's meetings with heads of state. What the author doesn't mention is that many of these meetings were bought and paid for by the church. The most famous example was his meeting with Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher. Armstrong donated £106,000 of church funds to the British Royal Opera House. As a patron, he was invited to shake hands with Prince Charles and meet with Prime Minister Thatcher at 10 Downing Street for a few minutes. The meetings were reported in a British newspaper under the headline "KINKY CHURCHMAN FOOLS CHARLES, And his cheque bought meeting with Maggie." In church publications, the meetings were written up to appear as though his invitations resulted from his stature as a world figure. Armstrong's world travels were extremely costly, and were one of the most controversial aspects of his ministry. Yet the author depicts them as doors opening as the result of divine intervention.
God's End-Time Man is merely a restatement Armstrong's autobiography and other literature. The author uncritically accepts almost all of Armstrong's writings. This book will be of interest only to those who are unquestioning true believers in the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong.