What is Armstrongism? Is the Worldwide Church of God a cult?


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Armstongism refers to the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong, which became the teaching of the Worldwide Church of God. These teachings were often at odds with traditional Christian beliefs and at times were explicitly in contradiction to the Bible. The most well-known of Armstrong’s teachings is that of Anglo-Israelism. This is the belief that modern-day Jews are not the true physical descendants of Israel. Armstrong believed the lost tribes of Israel had migrated to Western Europe and that the present day British and Americans were actually the heirs to God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Armstrong believed that this knowledge was the key factor in understanding the prophetic passages of Scripture and that it was his mission to proclaim this message in preparation for the end times.

These beliefs of the Worldwide Church of God were not new and were rooted in an anti-Semitic misinterpretation of Scripture. The…

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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One thought on “What is Armstrongism? Is the Worldwide Church of God a cult?

  1. Good post. I’m currently dealing with a guy who is part of a break away movement from the WCOG who hold to the founders’ teaching including the denial of the Trinity and they disagree strongly with the direction of WCOG and move towards orthodoxy.

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