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Global Lessons From the Worldwide Church of God

Gleanings for world missions from a wayward movement gone aright.

How does the American evangelical community respond when one of its customary entries into The Kingdom of the Cults refutes its aberrant doctrinal distinctives and repents of its abuse to those within their own fold? Or, more narrowly, how do the congregants of this movement respond when presented with the unpleasant reality that they no longer had the corner on Biblical truth and the sole keys to the Kingdom?

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Russell G. Shubin
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A Glimpse of the Journey

The remarkable transformation of the Worldwide Church of God [now named Grace Communion International] never fails to amaze us. Recognizing it as a God-ordained move, we thank the Lord for the change of heart of the denomination's leaders and members all over the world. Here in this country, WCG remains one of PCEC's faithful partners in the latter's efforts to evangelize the whole Philippines. At the Council's 23rd general assembly last year, the denomination was granted an observer status to give the constituency an opportunity to learn more about the WCG.

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Open Arms: Welcoming the Worldwide Church of God

It happened one evening early February 1996. I was reading the magazine of the Worldwide Church of God, a group many Christians have traditionally regarded as a cult. I was reading because it was, after all, my responsibility to keep track of and expose legalism, unorthodox teaching and error whenever it was discovered.

The declaration I read, "A Church Reborn," authored by the newly appointed president of the church, Joseph Tkach, caught me completely unprepared.

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Richard C. Dean
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How the Worldwide Church of God Found the Truth of the Gospel

9 January 1997

The Inside Story of the Dramatic Turnaround of the Church Started by Herbert W. Armstrong as told by its Leaders

by Dan Wooding in Los Angeles

In his latest column, international journalist Dan Wooding interviews the leaders of the Worldwide Church of God to get their unique insights on how their church changed from what some considered to be a cult, to find the "pIain truth" of the Gospel and emerge from the "fog" of legalism to a new-found freedom in Christ.

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Dan Woodling
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When Your Church Says It's Wrong

photo of Camilla KleindienstImagine growing up, as I did, with the understanding that you are set apart from the rest of the world by God. Some of the elements that identified me as one of God's chosen people were that I never ate the unclean meats listed in Deuteronomy, and I never attended any extracurricular school activities or employment functions from Friday night sundown till Saturday night sundown.

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Camilla F. Kleindienst
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From the Fringe to the Fold

How the Worldwide Church of God discovered the plain truth of the gospel

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For most of a half-century, no book on cults was complete without a chapter on the Worldwide Church of G

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Ruth Tucker
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NAE Accepts Worldwide Church of God

National Association of Evangelicals Press Release, May 7, 1997

Transformed Church Finds Acceptance and Fellowship in Evangelical Community

NAE Accepts Worldwide Church of God

WHEATON, IL The Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has voted overwhelmingly to accept the Worldwide Church of God (WCG), headquartered in California, into membership. The application process included examination of doctrinal changes which have taken place in the once-controversial denomination.

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A Church Reborn

During the past 10 years, the Holy Spirit has blessed us with unprecedented growth in doctrinal understanding and in sensitivity to the world around us, especially other Christians. Yet the scope and speed of changes since the death of our founder, Herbert W. Armstrong, has confounded both supporters and detractors.

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Joseph Tkach
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Fact Sheet: Joseph Tkach

P.O. Box 5005 · Glendora, CA 91740· (626) 650-2310 · FAX (626) 650-2315

 

 


Joseph Tkach is pastor general and president of Grace Communion International. Dr. Tkach has served as an ordained minister since 1976. He has co-pastored congregations in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona, as well as Pasadena and Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, California.

His father, Joseph W. Tkach Sr. died in September 1995, at which time Joseph Tkach became pastor general.

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Fact Sheet: GCI Statement of Beliefs

 


 

P.O. Box 5005 · Glendora, CA 91740-0730 · (626) 650-2300


 

We believe...

 

  • There is one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God the Father made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit.

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