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 (MA). 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. At the same time, the church began to discover
and review other biblical discrepancies with church doctrine. By 1995, the church
had undergone major changes in doctrine and scriptural interpretation.
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.
This chart shows the historical relationships of the Seventh-day Baptists, Seventh-day
Adventists, Church of God Seventh Day, Advent Christian Church, Church of God Abrahamic
Faith, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc. The chart is based on information available in 1996;
we are not attempting to keep it up to date.