Now many today would surely SCOFF at what was just said by Mr. Armstrong! They would say something to the
effect that: "…Well he’s been dead for over 20 years now, just HOW could he lead us into God’s Kingdom!.."
or maybe something like this: "How can a DEAD MAN lead anyone anywhere!?"…
Well If you go back and read the first part of this article and the remainder of this website, we should be
able to clearly SEE and understand the answer!
The TRUTH and doctrine that God revealed through Mr. Armstrong (as I’ve stated many times) was vital
LIFE SAVING truth! And this is referring to ETERNAL LIFE! God used Mr. Armstrong to show us THE WAY! That way (of Christ)
has been given to us and revealed so plainly that a child can understand it, IF we have a humble and teachable heart and attitude
and have not grieved God’s Spirit.
It has been made plain and clear on this website that Mr.Armstrong was the ONLY man God has used in this end
time to restore truth and doctrine into His Church. The purpose of this website is to point us all back to what we were taught
through God’s apostle, to bring us into REMEMBRANCE of these things, as well as to serve as a point of contact for those
who are still holding fast to these teachings of Jesus Christ, that we may have fellowship with those of like mind.
But this website also serves as a warning to all of God’s people, wherever they may be. This
is discussed in more detail under the article entitled: "God’s Work NOW!", as well as other places on this site. But
this warning is extremely SERIOUS and it is URGENT and it will affect every single person who has been in, or affiliated with
the "CHURCH OF GOD" here in the end time.
As is mentioned in the article entitled "THE TWO WITNESSES", it all comes down to one man, yes a dead
man, but a man of God who was used by the Great God and Creator of all, to restore life saving truth to His people.
It should be noted here also that we follow the first century apostle’s writings or teachings, and yes
they also are "dead men". But they were men of God, apostles of Jesus Christ, just as Mr. Armstrong was.
People ask me upon occasion "who" is our minister? Well I simply reply that Jesus Christ is our High Priest,
and Mr. Armstrong is our minister. And this is true! Christ is our High Priest and our HEAD. And God’s VOICE still
speaks to us today through the preserved teachings (writings, audio & video) of Mr. Armstrong.
Mr. Armstrong fulfilled many roles and offices. The Bible has MUCH to say about this one man that God
would send in the end time. He was the prophesied Ezekiel Watchman to the House of Israel. He was the end time Zerubbabel,
the Philadelphia Messenger, God’s end time apostle, and the prophesied end time Elijah.
In this office of Elijah, God says this man would be used to restore ALL THINGS (Matt. 17:11). But it is also
concerning this Elijah, that God gives a most stern and grievous warning in the last verses of the Old Testament.
In verses 5 and 6 of Malachi 4, God says He will UTTERLY DESTROY the earth, unless Elijah would come to turn
the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers. Mr. Armstrong clearly did fulfill
this! He is the only man on earth who taught that God is a FAMILY! That we as God’s people have the potential, as does
all mankind, to be BORN into the FAMILY of God. He taught us that we are - upon baptism, begotten (not yet born) sons and
daughters of God. God is a FAMILY!
So yes, God puts MUCH emphasis on the importance of this man! And let it be stated again, as is mentioned
in other places on this website: that we do NOT worship Mr. Armstrong. We simply recognize and acknowledge the work
that God did THROUGH him. We worship God The Father and Jesus Christ our Savior. And we could NOT worship
them properly or know them if it were not for Mr. Armstrong, God's end time apostle!
The work that God accomplished through the long life of Mr. Armstrong is preserved for us today
through the modern miracle of technological advances such as the internet, the ability to store immense amounts of data on
CD’s and DVD’s and by other means.
These truths and doctrines are the "ALL THINGS" of Matthew 17:11 that we are to "HOLD FAST" TO , as Christ commands us in Revelation 3:11.
So when Christ admonishes the Laodicean era of His Church to REPENT (Rev. 3:19), now we can clearly see what
we are to turn back to and hold fast to. It was what we had BEFORE the Laodicean condition or era came
on the scene!
Remember, Christ has only the ONE CHURCH. Many today have overlooked or
forgotten this simple and basic truth. He does NOT have "many" church(es) or groups. ONE CHURCH, period! But
that ONE CHURCH is presently divided and split and shattered into many pieces.
Christ set the "standard" for us during the Philadelphia era. That is the standard or banner that is being
upheld by this website and by the brethren and coworkers who support it. We are simply put: "Watchmen". A watchman warns,
but a watchman also "hedges about" or "protects" something. This is what we do with God’s Truth. And we live by that
truth or "way" of life.
Soon God will appoint two men from somewhere on this earth to begin to CRY ALOUD with a TESTIMONY or message
to REPENT and to not partake of the mark of the beast which is soon to be enforced upon this earth. Do God’s people
today even remember what that mark of the beast is? Most have forgotten, or gone off into some strange speculation about what
it is, or have adopted mainstream Christianity’s teaching on this.
But these two men will also point back to something that was ALREADY REVEALED here in the end time to God’s
people, and witnessed to the world. (See the article on the TWO WITNESSES). This will be a crucial message because it will
determine or begin to determine who will pass those "final exams" from among God’s people. Christ of course will be
the judge of this, but remember, judgment has already been on the House (Church) of God, and it’s almost over. But these
two men will also again show "THE WAY" (by pointing back to what was ALREADY revealed) for any
who have a repentant attitude and want to follow Christ.
So WHO showed or taught us "the way" to make it into God’s Kingdom? WHO taught us "the
way" to keep God’s Law, and WHO taught us the true "spiritual keeping" of that law? WHO taught us the
"master plan" of God, and WHO taught us to keep God’s True Holy Days and God’s Sabbath and why we keep
it? WHO taught us what true love is based upon God’s law? WHO taught us about the "GIVE" way of life as
opposed to the "GET’ way"? WHO taught us the meaning of the "two trees" in the garden of Eden? WHO was
used to preach the gospel around the world as a witness in POWER for three 19 year time cycles? WHO taught us about
the missing dimension in sex and the true importance of marriage? WHO did God use to preach a warning message to the
physical nations of modern Israel? WHO did God use to RESTORE and teach us the truths that were lost after the first
century? WHO restored ALL THINGS?
All this and MORE! The list could go on and on! Mr. Armstrong often said he was our "father in the faith".
How TRUE this is! Without him being used as a humble tool in the hands of God, we would have NOTHING! We wouldn’t
even have the understanding of some of the simple and basic truths that are taken for granted today. Such as the knowledge
of the Sabbath and WHY we keep it and WHAT it represents. Again the list could go on and on.
But people today have forgotten this man, and what GOD ALMIGHTY did with and through him. But there are some,
a few, who have not forgotten. Very soon, this world will be forcefully REMINDED of who this man was and what God HIMSELF
did through him.
Yes Jesus Christ will bring us into His Kingdom if we qualify, and yes we have OUR part to do as well to qualify.
But WHO will lead us INTO God’s Kingdom?
In the sound bite above, Jesus Christ speaking through Mr. Armstrong, gave us the answer. It still rings
The answer is: God’s end time apostle, our minister, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong!