World Tomorrow Commentary
Herbert W. Armstrong Quote
This Issue marks the 30th anniversary since the passing of the original apostle to the ‘Philadelphian era’ of the Church, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong 1892—1986
“In the Willamette Valley, they waited. It was nearly time, for the baton to change again into the hands of those God would call to do His end-time work. As mankind reached the end of six thousand years of Satan’s misrule of the earth, God’s Church had to be ready for a new and critical phase of God’s end-time work! Jesus had prophesied that before the end could come, the true gospel of the Kingdom must be preached to all the world as a witness.
As mans knowledge increased, the technology began to be developed by which a ‘Voice’ could indeed ‘Cry Out’ and be heard around the world. And so as God raised up Elijah and John the Baptist as [His] special messengers, He now raised up a man to work in the ‘spirit and power of Elijah’, preparing-the-way for Christ’s second coming. His mission was to restore the true gospel which had been suppressed for nineteen hundred years and to restore the government of God in the Church and prepare Christ’s bride for His coming.
Herbert W. Armstrong was born July 31st 1892 in Des Moines Iowa of substantial God fearing parents. He was the eldest son of Horace Elon Armstrong, who was the eldest son of Nathan Armstrong, who was the eldest son of Samuel Armstrong who was married to Elizabeth Culp. The family genealogy has been preserved through the Culp Foundation and can be traced back to Princess Joan the daughter of Edward the First, the King of England between 1272 and 1307. And thus, through a royal line can be traced back to King David of ancient Israel. As a young man of age eighteen, Herbert Armstrong became unusually successful in the field of magazine and newspaper advertising. At age twenty five he was married to Loma Dillon an Iowa school teacher”.
‘Gospel Restored’ Radio Broadcast #68—HWA
It may be that the Work God has given me to do is complete, but not the Work of God’s Church [Philadelphia], which will be doing God’s Work till Christ, the True Head of His Church returns. Remember brethren, this is not the work of Herbert W. Armstrong, nor will it be the work of—————-, or any other man. It is the work of the Living God, and it is the Great God who will pour out His BLESSINGS on you for your generosity. THE GREATEST WORK LIES YET AHEAD! NOW is the time of the END!
Co-worker Letter January 10, 1986—HWA
* If you KNOW the truth and fail to speak it or support it—you will suffer along with many others. Remember, compromise is a tool of the Devil!
* Truth separates people—those who love it embrace it—those who hate it reject it!
* “The truth shall make you free”. If you throw it away, you will again become incarcerated in a world held captive.
* Combining false religion with politico-nationalism is a dangerous and toxic mixture. (e.g. embracing socialism / Marxism or Islamo-fascism and expecting utopia)
Fact or Opinion?
Behold, I will send you ‘Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse [utter destruction] (Mal. 4: 5-6). We have been living in that time! When except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved alive (Matt. 24: 22).
Since the days of the original apostles nothing remotely comes close to the massive ‘restoration of the truth’ that has taken place during this end-time era of God’s one-true- church. Indeed, exactly as Christ said and right on time: “Elijah truly shall come and restore all things” (Matt. 17: 11). Nothing since the time of Christ and the original apostles compares to the massive ‘restoration of truth’ that has gone on beginning in January of 1934 and even to our time. For the book was sealed and shut up until the time of the end: many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased (Dan. 12: 4). Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong assisted by men such as; Herman L. Hoeh, Raymond F. McNair, Roderick C. Meredith and many others including his sons, accomplished so much in establishing the most dynamic ministry in our time—indeed there has been nothing quite like it!
And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (Matt. 24: 14). In so doing, God’s one true end-time Church has been fulfilling the Great Commission which is dual, of ‘preach the gospel’ and ‘feed the flock’. In so doing, this has been facilitating the ongoing fulfilment of the Elijah commission, that of: ‘preparing the way before Me’ (Mal. 3: 1). The ‘voice of one crying in the spiritual wilderness of religious confusion’ (Isaiah 40: 3). ‘Making ready a people’ (Luke 1: 17) the Church, for the imminent return of the great, majestic and glorified Christ!
We have not finished yet, for the end has not yet come—we must continue the exceedingly short race, in assisting Christ, so that He can now ‘finish the work and cut it short in righteousness’ (Rom. 9: 28).
Commentary by: Robert G. Goddard
With the ever quickening pace of catastrophic massive out of control world events lining up and on a daily basis, we are so obviously running out of time as this age is coming to a very soon climactic end.
From the so-called transformative socialist revolutionary (big government controlled) societies taking hold in the west, and strangling the foundational bedrock values (the Judeo-Christian ethic) from our national psyche and consciousness. To the resultant accelerated pace of the anti-God and fascist—Islamification of our western world as being embraced, and enforced by an elite, ‘progressive’ and now mainstream entrenched socialist political academic majority (which is so morally ‘bankrupt’) we are so obviously running out of time—and fast!
With mad Iranian Mullahs very close to getting their hands on ‘the bomb’ and facilitated by a weakened west, thus now finally being at the cusp of being able to bring on their new world order—with the middle east literally exploding before our eyes—how long until this international unravelling explodes into a maelstrom of chaos and collapse?
And now, the leader of the largest historical so called ‘Christian church’ acting more and more like a politician than a patriarch—is beginning to have a major influence on the world political agenda—driven by the same morally bankrupt (and failed) ideas of the now institutionalized elites.
From the dismemberment of the unborn and even aborted at birth, for sale as fetal tissue now being sold to the highest bidder—and because of the inconvenience, the majority in our culture cannot even blush. Our hard hearted and cold attitudes almost make some of the worlds worst despots look like angels—even George Orwell could not have predicted this!
With a national and world debt crisis spinning out of control—the international financial and banking system on the verge of collapse—and dangerous new military alliances being redrawn—we are now inching toward armageddon!
We are very quickly now witnessing first hand the clock being run out on this present end of an age and the beginning of a new age—that is the wonderful World Tomorrow.
The signs are evident and all around us—in the depths of despair our peoples will find themselves and discover who and what they really are. It is always darkest before the dawn—may that dawn soon appear!
Robert Goddard Editor: Clear Truth Newsletter