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By: Grace Communion International  09-12-2011

A Brief History of Grace Communion International

In the early 1930s, Herbert Armstrong began a ministry that eventually became our denomination. He had many unusual doctrines. These he taught so enthusiastically that eventually more than 100,000 people attended weekly services. After he died in 1986, church leaders began to realize that many of his doctrines were not biblical.

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References to: Elmer Colyer | Grace Communion International

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three. Whatever we do in and of ourselves apart from grace was described as the “weak link” in the salvation chain. How does “doing our part” mess up our Christian freedom when it becomes an obsession. Our salvation is bound up in the “100% divine agency of Jesus Christ..


References to: Herbert W. Armstrong

Shortly before his death in 1986, Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, compiled many of his older works into one volume, titled Mystery of the Ages. In 1987, the WCG discovered what it considered to be significant discrepancies between MA and the Bible, and for this and other reasons ceased printing the book. The church began to discover and review other biblical discrepancies with church doctrine.


References to: John Halford | Grace Communion International

Kruger National Park, South Africa: Like all visitors to this world-famous wildlife reserve, my friends and I hoped to see the “big five”—lions, leopards, cape buffalo, rhinoceros and elephants. Sometimes God shows his divine nature, with great eloquence, through the small things in his creation. Well, we didn’t see any elephants, but we did see where they had been.


References to: Worldwide Church of God

I was reading the magazine of the Worldwide Church of God, a group many Christians have traditionally regarded as a cult.