This is a special week to me, personally. For exactly 60 years ago this week, the Eternal God led me toHWA did believe that some eastern European nations would break away from the USSR's dominance and enter a united Europe, however he also believed that the USSR would survive this and would continue to exist till several years after Christ's return in 1975 to have its military destroyed in the destruction of Gog and Magog. This is not an honest portrayal of what HWA actually believed. It carefully hides the countless false prophecies HWA produced.
Ambassador Collegein . There, as a “pioneer” student, I was personally instructed in the Bible and the whole purpose of life by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong—a man many of you have heard about. This man was used by God to “restore” more biblical Truth to the Pasadena, CA than any other human being for hundreds of years! He was used by Almighty God to reach tens of millions of people all around the world with the knowledge that the very real kingdom—or government—of Almighty God would soon be set up on this earth based on the laws of God. Churchof God
Decades before the events happened, Herbert W. Armstrong predicted that the nations of eastern Europe would break free from the
Soviet Unionand that the Berlin Wall would come down!
Furthermore it is not true that HWA was a man "used by God." He was a false prophet and a plagiarizer from the very beginning.
He said Christ would return in 1936.
He hid the influence of other religious movements upon him, pretending God revealed these truths to him when practically every idea he taught can be traced to other sources (Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, British-Israelism, Mormonism).
HWA was guilty of committing gross sexual immorality in the very time in which he (supposedly) began the Philadelphia era of the church.
God could never work with a man like that.
Meredith is wrong to idealistically portray HWA in the manner that he does. This is done in order to hide the truth about HWA, that he was never used by God.