WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WWCG?

By Leith Cunningham

What ever happened to the World Wide Church of God? It was here for a while, then presto, it was gone, like a vapor from a tea kettle it disappeared into outer space. An individual by the name of Herbert W. Armstrong, down on his luck and seeking to produce income to raise a family on, stumbled upon the goose that was to lay the golden eggs. Back in the first half of the twentieth century, he had, had a spiritual awakening and was attending a church that he soon became disillusioned with and decided to branch out on his own. He would start his own church, and so he did, he named it “The Radio Church of God”. It began to grow and some in the know has said it was being announced by Herbert as the tithes and offering began to flow into the coffers, he excitedly told his wife Loma Armstrong, “We have finally found the family business”. 

The church eventually was beginning to grow and expand at a good rate now and he changed the name to “The World Wide Church of God”. Claiming it to be the one true church of God! Before long it had grown into a global operation, it encompassed the world. He remained at the top as the Pastor General and set in stone all doctrine. It was as if he was God himself. Nothing could be taught in the church beyond what he would authorize and allow. Never mind what the truth of God had to say about it. He would eventually open up colleges within the church to teach and train ministers to accept as truth! All that he would decide was the truth. In effect he was cloning himself in this ministry; no one was allowed to veer from his teachings. He claimed to be a prophet from God, like the Catholic pope, he was infallible. What he set in stone here on earth, God would authorize and it became so.  

Time moves on

Everything went extremely well for a number of years as multiple millions of dollars were being extracted from the rank and file membership that he often referred to as, “The Dumb Sheep”. The coffers were bulging at the seams now as he demanded more and more from the faithful membership. Requiring a first and second and a third tithe along with contributions to the building fund and other expenses. Sending out regular letters telling how the world was soon coming to an end, we were in the gun lap and everyone needed to dig down deeper and keep that money flowing into the hands of God, whose address was now in California. Building his empire on the backs of the old, the in-firmed, the widows and orphans, and the docile and deceived membership that had all been taken in by his glib tongue! 

He projected a powerful message of fear religion, interlaced with enough truth to set the hook. After having one firmly on the line, from that point on he would dictate everything that was to happen within that person or family’s life and lifestyle. Before he set the hook he would tell everyone not to believe him, but to believe their own bible. After the hook was set and a person became a member of the church, the message changed. He would strongly and firmly demand that everyone believe and follow his word, his teachings. He would be the one to determine what would be going into an individuals mind. A member was never to look anywhere else for truth, or even allow any other teaching to come into their mind. He demanded total and absolute control over everyone in the church. As the mindless idiots he had trained us all to be, he was able to achieve his goal.

Then the old man dies

Remember what I told you about the old man? Toward the end of the twentieth century (1986) the old man died. Through an ongoing paper being written by an Ambassador college student, called “The Ambassador Report” that later became the “Painful Truth” (One can still Google these websites up) the old man’s past began to unfold to anyone interested in learning the truth. False predictions made by the old man, supposedly from God, began to fail by the dozens. The old man had put fear within the folks he was deceiving as though he was God himself. But one doesn't need to fear HWA or his cloned ministry predictions anymore when he/they or them claim to speak with God's authority, according to Deuteronomy 18:22: "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him" (RSV).

That along with many other things coming to the surface began to cause a fracture within the church. Members and ministers alike began to jump ship like rats on fire. Until one day what was left of the church more or less threw up their hands and told everyone to go find another church to attend. The World Wide Church of God no longer exists today. But did their teachings end? No, they did not end; they continued teaching some truth along with keeping one leg solidly in the Babylon of confusion. Out of the loins of the old man, he had spawned or cloned many more as deceptive as himself. The confusion has only magnified and spread around the world like the cancer it is. As Paul Harvey was used to saying, now get ready for the rest of the story. Herbert W. Armstrong was cloning himself in his college educated ministry? He was successful in doing so, as the feeding frenzy for dollars soon heated up after his death and many of those college educated ministers got to work seeking to get a piece of the action, for their own financial empire.

From out of the woodwork they came

Hiding in the weeds and ready to pounce, a number of higher echelon ministers quickly realized that the pigeon had not yet been fully plucked. There were those who began to jockey for position to take over where the old man had left off. They wanted to resurrect the goose that had been laying the golden eggs for so long a time, for their own benefit. They all begin to reclaim all of the committed membership they could for themselves. To bring them along into their own fold with their already willingness to pay thru the nose in the tithes and offerings they were used to giving. And programmed also to obey the commands coming from headquarters. So now instead of one church of God! We have a bunch of them now with the name of God being used to draw the docile and naïve into the same fold they have become accustomed to, to pray and pay and be relieved of their hard earned money. 

Non-Prophet-Churches

Now to use a little play on words, all we have left of what was billed under the false assumption, that they were all being led to glory by a prophet of God; and since dozens and dozens of his predictions failed to come true, and have been proven to have been false predictions; that they continue on teaching. We can in truth and conviction say to all the other splinter groups coming out of the WWCG. They in truth and in fact all can be labeled "Non-Prophet- Organizations". We need not fear or be afraid  of any of them, again as seen here in, Deuteronomy 18:22: "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him" (RSV). So now we whom at one time were programmed and trained to follow the infallible leader, realize that his spell and that of his many clones that began their own churches has been shattered and broken. Where they all continue on now using a varied number of different names to identify themselves, as they all continue on preaching and teaching false doctrine as they fleece the flock and relieve a new set of "Dumb Sheep" of their hard earned money, in many cases driving or keeping them into poverty.

-Will they ever discover the truth?

Yes, they will eventually learn the truth when God will give it to them at His chosen time, as He reveals it to the rest of the world through His spokes-persons led by His Son Jesus Christ, of which I claim to,be one of many, many more. As an ambassador for Jesus Christ, it becomes my lot in this physical life to be doing that to the best of my ability, as Christ reveals His truth to me and those He has chosen to become His elect at His return. To then rule with Christ for a thousand years here on earth until the great white throne judgment, or known as well as the second resurrection. At that time all, except the elect of God whom have been ruling with Christ for a thousand years, will be judged. There is more to it but for now, I want every reader that is reading this today, to know for certain and for sure we are all going to be saved and will belong to the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ is in truth and in fact a Savior, that is what a Savior does, He saves! He is our brother and he has the power to save us, why is it so many people believe and accept as the truth of God, that He will not? This is unlike what your church has been teaching and misleading you into accepting and believing as the truth of God, isn't it?

                                                                            -What is binding them in darkness? 

The old man from the grave is still under control of their minds and hearts. He done a good job in cloning himself in all of his ministers that he pallet fed them only his truth, to accept and to believe. The unforgivable sin to them all,(symbolically)  is to make certain to never, never, never ever read or look at anything else or even let it come into your mind in any other way, that is being written or spoken of as the truth of God. They live in fear of having their salvation taken away by God if they veer one iota away from the man at the top, his word and understanding is the law of God to them. Consequently they are locked into all that the old man taught and chiseled in granite within their minds. They have become stagnate  in their believing and teaching any new truth, not allowing their God given mind to be open to the wonderful truth of God. It's as if the earth was still flat, they have become dinosaurs any truth they once had has become extinct. The Word of God is a living Word that continues to be understood by a little here and a little there. If we sit still like a frog in a pan of water, without jumping out, we can be boiled to death. I have offered their minister things I have written, they openly refuse, telling me they have to guard their mind. Oh well, my brothers and sisters will remain in darkness, waiting for God to reveal His truth to them.

I do not deny that some good is being done by these different churches that still exist under different names now. They indeed are the people of God just as those whom crucified Jesus Christ the Son of God that came here to earth to save all of mankind. But the actual “Good News” that they all claim to teach is missing in every single one of them. They all claim to believe and to accept the good news of Jesus Christ, again, none of them do. Not one single one of them believes that Jesus Christ is whom he claims to be, the Savior of all mankind without exception. Let’s look at what Christ Himself has to say about it.

 Will any of them believe the word of God?

(John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him (Christ) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name ( Jesus Christ ) of the only begotten Son of God.

(1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on (Christ) the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

(John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

(John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me.

(Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

(John 7:2-5) “But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.’ For even his own brothers did not believe in him.”

(John 5:24 ESV) Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my Word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

(John 5:38) And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent him ye believe not. "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."(John 8:23-24)

Whom does Christ claim to be?

The exact and precise purpose and plan of God before the world even began, was to send His only Son to be the Savior of all of mankind, without even one exception. In the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, (Titus 1:2) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1Timothy 2: 4) Jesus Christ claims to be the Savior of the world, all of mankind without exception. In truth and in fact He is the Savior of all creation. Yet it has not ever been taught in the World Wide Church of God, or any of the splinters groups seeking to go after and control the minds of those falling by the wayside as the church blew up and fell apart. 

They could never take the chance of killing the goose that kept laying those golden eggs, by exposing this truth to them. They were lying to their congregations by omission. Holding pertinent information from them in which to understand the truth of God! The worldwide church of Gods own Ambassador college theology professor, Dr. Ernest L. Martin had a written piece as early as 1974 proving through scripture the truth of Universal Salvation. That all of mankind shall be, and already have been saved, beyond any doubt! Jesus Christ shed His blood at His crucifixion to pay the cost for all sin for all time. But all of the splinter group churches using the name of God to identify themselves deny this truth.

The Living Church of God

Just one of these splinter group churches under the leadership of Roderick C. Meredith. A clone of Herbert W. Armstrong, continuing to fleece the flock as daddy Armstrong did for so many years. Sends, out their magazine, “Tomorrow’s World” free of charge to any and all that will ask for it. I have gotten it now for a number of years and do very much appreciate it and am thankful for it. After arriving at the point where I am able to discern for the most part, spiritual truth from spiritual fiction, I have been able to glean a lot of helpful insight and information on Christian living type articles. On the other hand I cannot help but to notice how often Meredith himself in his writings reminds me of the scripture, telling us of the following. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. (Luke 6:45) 

What's in our hearts will always influence the way we act. If our hearts are focused on pure and godly things, our words and actions will reflect that. But if our hearts are selfish, the words we speak will make that clear as well. To profess to believe and preach the “Good News” of Jesus Christ, while being in denial of it, is in my opinion being evil to the core. For of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will speak. I submit to you that Meredith is hiding spiritual truth from those he has assembled to follow after himself and the ways of the old WWCG. That he along with the group of ministers that he took with him, now many of them are getting long in the tooth, retirement is looming large in their not too distant future, the carrot of pension is being dangled before their eyes. Have they all decided to prostitute themselves for a paycheck? They all have been programmed and trained to follow the exalted leader, never mind what the inspired Word of God has to say about it. I believe it is what we call situation ethics. These willingly deceived ministers appear as not having a mind of their own with which to think and reason with. They seem literally to fear seeking and searching outside the old WWCG beliefs.

Once anyone joined up with the World Wide Church of God, it was more or less expected that one check their brain, their ability to think and reason on their own, along with any personal belief according to the bible, that they had about the Word and the way of God at the doorway. We always carried our bible cases with several translations inside. But we could just as well have burned them or thrown them all away for all the good they done for us, except to learn memory scriptures according to instructions from the Armstrong cloned ministers. We were only allowed to believe what Armstrong cloned ministers told us to believe. Scriptures taught to us that intimidated and manipulated us all into accepting and believing only that which Armstrong decided we needed to know, to keep us praying and paying and driving his own egotistical, self centered, greed for more money for the coffers. 

That allowed him to have among other things, a private jet at his beckon call, when ever he would decide to fly around the world playing the part of some rich tycoon with a religious message to save a few members of mankind, the ones belonging to his church and believing his message. For the most part much of the truth was the rich part, and that on the backs of the poor, the widow and orphans, those doing without at home in their attempt to please the exalted and feared leader at the top. That mind set still permeates those at the top from the splinter groups off the WWCG. In fact most all the churches around the world use their fear of hell and annihilation to keep their own converts in line. Once a church is joined it soon becomes a part of the empirical self. We begin to worship and serve the church and the new set of beliefs they teach. No one bothers to question any false teaching. 

God has been replaced by their church. If we will but accept it, God has put in place a fail safe plan to prevent any of this from happening. His Word tells us that we need not any man to teach us, that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. It behooves us then to take full advantage of following after a plan that will reveal the truth instead of false doctrine to us. In this day of the explosion of truth that exists on the internet, where there are many dedicated individuals that have left the Babylon of confusion, that have been seeking and searching out the truth of God, being led by the Holy Spirit, all free of any charge. Nothing to join or to send your hard earned money to, you have the option to accept and believe as the Holy Spirit directs, or reject it without any obligation. Our own website www.thetruthstandsout.com is one of many that will lead you into the truth. 

                                                                        A wake up call

Instead of accepting, believing and being thankful and grateful for the saving grace we have all received from the painful sacrifice Christ had to endure and go through in all of our stead. They one and all ( the splinter groups out of the WWCG ) as far as I know continue to teach and preach a legalistic gospel of do’s and don’ts. They simply cannot drag themselves out of the old covenant and into the new. In their teachings it’s as if Christ never came to earth as a human being just like all the rest of us. To shed His own blood finally to make all of mankind, and in fact all of creation right with His Father God. Where God will then become all in all! For reasons explained in this letter, God is not allowing them to see or to hear with spiritual eyes and ears. They are all locked into deception until such time as God will remove the scales from their eyes and unstop their ears. When they at that time will be able to discern truth from spiritual fiction! First is the physical, after which comes the spiritual deeper truth. They will evidently remain in the physical equation until God decides to open their collective minds to the spiritual.

Realizing they have been following after the god of this world (Satan) in preaching and teaching a false gospel. One that demands physical rituals to become spiritual! Never being able to come to the understanding of the truth of the matter, that there is not one single physical thing a person can do to make themselves spiritual. Custom, ritual and tradition from the Old Testament past that we are no longer compelled to follow to accomplish our own salvation by works. It has been done away with to make room for the new covenant which Christ made possible with His accepting all sins for all time upon Himself. To believe and to teach that we have something more to do to be saved beyond the sacrifice of Christ is to diminish His wonderful and unselfish works of reconciling all of creation back to God the Father. The work the Father had given Him to do. All of those withholding the truth of God, preaching and teaching the message of legality, custom, tradition and ritual should hang their collective and deceived heads in shame and disgrace.

We need to check out what is being preached

Like those Jews of Berea were accustomed to doing. Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11) They didn’t just take Paul’s word that he was teaching them the truth; we should not ever assume that either. If it is against the word of God, it is either a lie of omission or commission. Lying by omission is to leave out truth that would bring a person to a full and clear understanding. Lying by omission means to purposely "omit" or leave out information to benefit yourself or mislead others. Lying by omission means allowing another person to believe something to be true that one believes is false, or allowing them to believe something is false when it is really true. 

Lying by omission: One lies by omission by omitting an important fact, deliberately leaving another person with a misconception! Lying by omission includes failures to correct pre-existing misconceptions. An example is when the seller of a car declares it has been serviced regularly but does not tell that a fault was reported at the last service. Propaganda is an example of lying by omission. I would like to include an excerpt from a writing of Roderick L. Meredith in their current May- June 2014 edition of their “Tomorrow’s World” magazine, to illustrate my point. In an article titled “Left Behind” Then on page 28 Meredith makes this statement. God will not protect them and they will finally be forced to choose between total surrender to God or everlasting death in the lake of fire. This is a most bald faced lie! God has not given man the option to pick and choose. Man does not have one iota of choice in the matter at all. The decision to save all of mankind has already been made by God and has been accomplished by His Son Jesus Christ. All of our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west. (Psalms 103:12)

Is this ignorance, deception or unbelief?

Has not Meredith ever bothered to read and accept as truth (1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life) How can anyone experience everlasting death in the lake of fire, when all death has been destroyed? 

It is an impossibility, it cannot happen. Has not Meredith ever read this section of easily understood scripture, or has he read it but will not believe it, or does he have other motives such as the accumulation of self-wealth that also keep folks in the dark, which? His writing is a foolish assumption being made by one claiming to be an educated minister of truth and righteousness. Then we go on to verse 28. When he (Christ) has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind) Jesus Christ is exactly whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind and in truth and in fact, all of creation. We never hear of Christ being referred to as "The almost Savior. The partial Savior, the failed Savior, the One whom could not do, and was not able to do what His Father had sent Him here to do. No, we do not, and there is a good reason why we never do hear this and never will hear it.

Because it probably is the biggest lie that Satan has ever been able to pass off on a deceived so called Christian church all around the world, and cause them to believe it. It has been reported that there are now over 40,000 Christian churches and splinter groups around the world that for the most part, all of them believing and teaching this lie to their congregations, their membership. They one and all that do this are all of the Babylon of confusion, to which God admonishes them in ( Revelation 18:4 ) to, come out of her my people.I personally believe there are many, many times more than the accepted 40,000 involved in believing and teaching a false gospel around this world we live on. Every time I have occasion to pass through a village, town or city, I take note of actual dozens of churches with names I have never heard before. None of them teaching the truth of our older brother Jesus Christ already having saved all of mankind. It is to their benefit to continue to promote "Fear Religion" to keep the flock under their own control.

No my brothers, sisters and friends, read the words I have listed down here in your own bibles, the actual truth of God. None of your mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, acquaintances or friends will ever spend one nana second in any everlasting, literal lake of fire. You along with everyone else, whom has ever been born on this earth, are destined to become as God is. Each in our own turn, immortal, spirit beings exactly like God and Christ now are. God is reproducing Himself in mankind, all of mankind. Have you not ever read Genesis 1:26, where we learn about this truth. Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. What pray tell is their image, their likeness? Are They not immortal, spirit beings? This is not rocket science or complicated brain surgery my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ, that we are being asked to believe and to teach on to others having been deceived by such ungodly, monumental lies from the Babylon of confusion. We are all to become as They are, immortal, spirit beings to live on and to exist forever.

Do not allow deceived or greedy for money churches suck you dry and take needed things away from your own family by attaching the name of God to their church. I urge you to steer clear of all hocus pocus religion that would lead you into the pits of despair by teaching and promoting fear religion and making claims of which they know nothing about. Picking your pockets along the way in order to lead their own opulent lifestyles, wallowing around in the world of plenty while the poor, the widows, orphans, and down trodden go without while picking up the tab for the lavish lifestyles of those few at the top. I would like to go on in the next paragraph and explain a little about God making propitiation for the sins of the whole world. You are not apt to hear this being expounded in the church you attend, and are accepting it to be the truth of God. 

Meredith will keep this all from you

Our interest in “propitiation” below is its use in the New Testament. It is a word that is employed in the context of salvation. Like the words atonement, reconciliation, redemption, and saved, propitiation conveys a particular nuance about salvation that we ought to appreciate. Propitiation is found four times in the American Standard Version of the New Testament. Consider these passages: “Whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God” (Romans 3:25). “Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17). “And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world” (1 John 2:2). 

Did you get that, for the whole world? What part of whole is it that Meredith might be having trouble in understanding? “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). For the Scriptures say, (Romans 14: 11) "'As surely as I live,' says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'" Once every knee has bowed and every tongue confessed, what is the obvious conclusion? All will be saved! (1 Corinthians 3:15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. It is the fire of God that saves and not destroys man. Our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29)

Do not expect to hear this from the money grubbers

This is a key scripture in understanding the truth of the Word of God. Notice what it is saying here as well as what it is not saying. It is saying, if any man’s work shall be burned. Meaning if any human being’s work shall be burned! It is saying, it is the work of mankind that is being burned up and definitely not the person. Of all the people who have ever lived upon this earth, whether man, woman or youngster, it is their work that shall be burned. They will have suffered loss: but they themselves shall be saved; clearly, it is their work that is to be burned up and destroyed, not the individual. How are they to be saved, according to the Word of God? Yet so as by fire! 

So contrary to the teaching of a deceived Christianity, that God is going to either annihilate or burn people forever in the literal flames of a Satan contrived hell, nothing could be further from the truth of God! It will be the symbolic not literal fire that will cleanse and purify all of mankind. All of mankind is destined to be saved by symbolic fire, not destroyed or tortured forever by a literal fire. It will be all of the evil workings of a Satan influenced mankind that will be burned up and destroyed, but he, they or them will all be saved, yet so as by fire! 

The symbolic fire of God that we all find ourselves going through at times, has been placed there by God to purify and to cleanse us of all sin eventually and to bring us all into His presence. To be made in His image, after His likeness as He planned from the beginning. Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (Genesis 1:26) The destiny of all mankind is to have immortal, spirit life, to have life as God and His Son Jesus Christ have life. There has never been the slightest doubt in this area for those that believe the Word of God. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; ( Titus 1:2 ) It is therefore the evil work of mankind that is going to be symbolically burned up and destroyed, not he/she, they or them, themselves. It becomes important that we arrive at a spot where we can make that determination according to the true Word of God.

Freely we have received, freely we should give

No one has the right to demand you dig down and pay even one thin dime for the wonderful truth of God. It should always without any question, be free of any charge. Shut off the flow of alms to the money grubbers, and just like the world wide church of God, they will dry up, bleed to death and run themselves out of town. To date I have written 24 spiritual booklets. I distribute them free of any charge within my own locality. I have some of them listed down on our website. www.thetruthstandsout.com. Or just Google my full name, Leith Lyman Cunningham. Please feel free to visit our site, where you will find the truth of God presented freely. You will have the option to accept and to believe or reject what I am writing here, as the Holy Spirit tells us he will lead us into all truth. He tells us that we need not any man teach us, that includes me. But check it out for yourself, God also uses mere worm like persons like myself to help others to understand His truth.

Visit another heading on our website, identified as, “helpful websites” Many dedicated individuals with nothing to sell. Those having extricated themselves out of the Babylon of confusion as we have too! You are under no obligation to join anything and have the right to accept or reject as the truth of God as His Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. As I close this short piece out, I would like to list down a few more proof scriptures from the Word of God, showing that His purpose and plan for mankind is, was and always has been, to save all of mankind and bring us all up to His own level of righteousness. As immortal, spirit beings just like Himself and His Son Jesus Christ. He will continue on until He, God will become all in all. Any other teaching than this, no matter whose mouth it is coming through, is coming directly from the Devil and Satan! Many times being the ministers of Satan masquerading themselves as angels of light.

Will we believe?

1 John 2:27 King James Version (KJV) 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. ( We do not need Meredith to teach us ) And in case you are wondering, you do not need me either, the same thing applies. Read what I or others have to say, ask God to send His Holy Spirit to help you to understanding. He claims He will lead us into all truth, and He will, it just takes time. I have been studying the Word of God for over fifty years now, and still Christ will not reveal more to me than I will not be able to bear. He tells us, "I have many more things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now".

John 16:13 New International Version (NIV) But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth)

(Galatians 2:21) New International Version (NIV) I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (We all would do well to steer clear of legalistic churches, and all those attempting to program us to follow after custom, ritual and tradition. There is not one single thing any of us can do physically that will cause us to be spiritual. )

(Isaiah 46; 10) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. (The pleasure of God is to save all of humanity without exception.)

(Colossians 1: 15 - 16) (Christ) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature! For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.( God gave all things to Christ and charged him with the responsibility of reconciling all of creation back to Himself ( God the Father ) Including himself ( Jesus Christ ) whereby God the Father then becomes all in all.) Consequently, Christ is not allowed to lose even one the Father has given him. That is why we call him the Savior of the world. Not the almost or partial Savior, that couldn’t quite do the job.

(Luke 10: 16) (NLT) Anyone who accept your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God who sent me. (Rejecting spiritual truth is very serious business.)

(John 6:39) And this is the will of him who sent me that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

(John 3:35) The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. ( Please take note that all things have been given into the hands of Christ, and He will lose none of those given to Him. )

(John 6:37) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (It cannot be made any plainer, all will come to Christ and none will be cast out.)

(John 10:28 - 29) and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.…

(11 Tim 2:13) if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (This says a lot, it nails down the fact that all of humanity is part of Himself, God is a family, not a trinity as the Babylon of confusion would have us to believe.) And neither will He torture Himself forever in the fabled hell of a Satan inspired counterfeit Christianity, known as well as the Babylon of confusion. Nor will He annihliate and do away with most all of Himself as some of the deceived preachers of so called righteousness preach and teach as the truth of God. Anyone finding themselves locked into a church with such teachings, should immediately read and follow the admonition of God in Revelation 18:4. "Come out of her, my people".

(11 Tim 1:9) who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.

(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. If God is not willing that any should perish, guess what? No one will ever perish.

The meaning of all things

(Ephesians I: 22- 23) God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. I will close this letter out by again asking the question, what part of all things is Roderick L. Meredith and all of his counter parts in the splinter groups out of the world wide church of God that continue prostituting themselves for a paycheck while building their personal empires on the backs of the faithful, yet, they are still having trouble in understanding what all things mean? 

Again! Is it ignorance, is it really unbelief, or is it blatant deception, not willing to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs? My friends, my brothers, sisters and acquaintances! When God tells us all things, that is exactly and precisely what He means, all things. Christ is not allowed to save even one less than all. Do not allow yourself to be programmed to accept that which is exactly opposite of the purpose and plan of our Almighty God. It may require that you search the scriptures as the Berean’s did to make certain they were being told the truth of God.

Churches around the world

I believe that within these splinter group churches of the world wide church of God that I speak of here, are the people of God. They just do not believe God, like their counter parts of two thousand years ago. They too were the people of God whom also did not believe Jesus Christ was whom He claimed to be at that time. They crucified the Son of God that He had sent to save all of mankind. They killed Him for telling them the truth at that time and if He came back today He would not be allowed to teach in any so called Christian church of our time either. It actually had to happen that way; there was no other way that all of mankind or any of mankind could be saved, other than from the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know folks dig their collective heels in when told that Christ would not be allowed to preach or to teach in their church here on earth today. They scoff and ridicule at the notion, as they get stiff in the neck. But here is the actual proof of what I am telling you about here. I volunteer to come to your church and teach exactly what Jesus Christ taught a couple thousand years ago, prove me wrong by accepting my invitation.

Do you ever wonder?

Why is it that so many churches around the world still refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind and in truth and in fact the Savior of all creation? Satan is a powerful adversary my friends, do not underestimate his ability to deceive, Jesus Christ made him that way specifically to do the job he now is doing. In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel (good news) of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4: 4) Then, adding to that, not having received the love of the truth. See what it says here in 2 Thessalonians. and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (2 Thessalonians 2:10 -12)

 Exercise the mind that God has given us

The original World Wide Church of God, during its three-quarter century of operation and influence here upon the earth, brought some truth to light. For which many will be eternally grateful and thankful for. Along with it however, it brought huge doses of pain, heartache, and deception. The lives of many were being torn apart and symbolically left wounded and bleeding in ditches along the road. Lives were being shattered that are unable to be mended yet today. Many lost hope and direction as they fell by the wayside, with boggled minds that are still waiting to be healed. Many being fleeced out of their last dime that should have been put aside for old age, now suffer because Herbert W. Armstrong could never get enough money to satisfy his own inflated ego of self-centered-ness. Again, claiming the world was coming to an end, telling the dumb sheep to send your money, your property and everything you own to support this end time work of God, claiming always, that we were on the gun-lap. More than one family got rid of everything they owned and actually bought themselves traveling clothes to be taken to a place of safety. Some giving big hunks of cash to the money grubbers, supposing to put themselves in good stead. There way of paying their way into the kingdom of God.

If we have learned anything, I would hope we have learned to use the common sense that God has given us. Read your own bible, seek and search the internet for dedicated followers of God and Jesus Christ, writers that reveal the truth of God, totally free of any charge. Check up on those would be ministers of righteousness, to make certain we are not being exploited and boondoggled as so many before us have been. Be aware of those that beg for money using the name of God to get into your pockets. Claiming to be a minister with your best interests and salvation in mind, it can soon lead to draining off your hard earned cash that should be used for the security of self and family, so states the Word of God. But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1Timothy 5:8) My guess is that you’ll never hear many ministers of so called righteousness quote this scripture. It could be the scripture that would kill the goose that keeps laying those golden eggs.

The truth will set us free

We should all be eager and grateful to learn the truth of God, no matter where it comes from. If it comes from the living Church of God through the pen of Roderick Meredith, so be it, thank you Mr. Meredith. We should be just as alert and aware of that which we allow into our hearts and mind, where-by it pollutes, destroys and denies the word of God as I have pointed out here in this letter. Where Meredith relegates an undisclosed number of those made in the image and likeness of God, to everlasting death in the lake of fire. 

Making a statement that has no truthful foundation at all. There can never be such a thing as everlasting death in the lake of fire, after Jesus Christ totally does away with and destroys death forever. There after only life for all will be the only true option. We have no choice in the matter. It has all been done for us by our older brother Jesus Christ. Thank you Almighty God for revealing this truth to us through your Word. In the name of Jesus we pray and give thanks. Amen!

Leith Cunningham