Herbert W. Armstong, Founder of Worldwide Church of God (Philadelphia Era) and the end-time ElijahHas the Gospel gone to the World?   

To Whom It May Concern:
Has the true gospel of the coming kingdom gone in power to this rotten world?
Who delivered the proclamation?
Herbert W. Armstrong!
Is the work over then?
The work won't be over until Christ has selected the final cut for His soon-coming government (Rev. 14:1, 4).
What do these people have to prove?
They must prove to be faithful (Rev 17:14).
Faithful to what?
To the faith first delivered to them (Rev. 3:10-11)
Whom did God use to deliver the truth to them?
Herbert W. Armstrong!  There was no one else!
The Philadelphian era of God's Church was provided an open door to proclaim the gospel (Rev. 3:8).
After the door was shut by Christ, the Head of the Church, they were commanded to Hold Fast (Rev. 3:7, 11).
Hold fast to what?
What they were first given by Herbert W. Armstrong (Rev. 3:11).
So that their crowns of victory would not be given to others!
All honest people know that God used Mr. Armstrong for over half a century, to restore lost truths to the Church, and then on that foundation to take the true gospel to the world (Rev. 3:8).
Matthew 24:14 clearly shows, only after this has been accomplished, can the end come.
Why did God command Philadelphia Christians to hold fast after the gospel proclamation had been made?
Because He knew the proclamation would be followed by a falling away from the truth first delivered (II Thes. 2:1-8), that would result in a famine of the word (Amos 8:11-12), and the scattering of the Church into various groupings during the final Laodicean era of the Church.
Under God's inspiration, Jude, John, Peter, and Paul all warned Christians against letting go of the teaching they received when first called.  For example, consider John's words in I John 2:24-25, “Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning.  If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.”
Friends, it is so important to hold on to what we initially received, that Jude said we must contend earnestly or fight to retain it (Jude 3.  See also II Pet. 2:21; II Tim 1:13-14; II Tim 4:2-8).  
So how about you?  Are you holding fast to the faith once delivered?  What about the ministry and the organization you are now associated with?  Has the form of government been changed to democracy?  Are they proclaiming the gospel to grow the size of the congregation, or to save the world now?  Have the ministers taught the Trinity, the nature of God, and born again at baptism?  Is truth mixed with error, are they, and are you, slowly turning Protestant?
Is that holding fast to the faith once delivered?  Is that fighting to retain it?
When Christ returns, it won't be enough to say you were just following your leaders!  You know what happens when the blind follow the blind!
The work for God's people today is clearly then, to fight for the faith once delivered to them, to acknowledge and honor the deliverer, Herbert W. Armstrong.  To faithfully hold fast and endure in the truth to the end, so that Christ can say, well done, good and faithful servant (Matt. 25:21, 23).
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