Herbert Armstrong. Pioneer of Religious Broadcasting?

Much has been made of Herbert W. Armstrong’s early radio career. He and his followers have claimed that he was one of the first religious broadcasters, beginning his career in 1933. Since commercial radio broadcasting in the United States began in the early 1920’s, it seemed unlikely to me that he could be a pioneer in the field. Thanks to the Internet, it is easy to show that this claim of Armstrong’s, like many others, is a lie.

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The Family

Some years ago, I was conversing with a fellow single man during the feast of tabernacles in Anchorage, Alaska. I was planning to take a drive through the magnificent Alaska scenery to see the Matunuska Glacier. I knew his second tithe funds were running low, and I asked him if he would like to come along.

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Alcoholism And The Worldwide Church of God

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The Delayed Prophecy Excuse Refuted

Was Herbert Armstrong a false prophet when he predicted Jesus Christ would return within five to ten years (Military Service and War 1967, p. 54), that communism would take over India and engulf “the yellow races” (1975 in Prophecy, p. 10, 1956), or that a world dictator was about to appear (first copy of The Plain Truth)? Or, as Armstrong apologists say, were his prophecies merely delayed?

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Most of us have been lied to all our lives. While this avalanche of misinformation – and usually about God and religion – may have unintentionally come from parents, friends, and relatives, it’s usually a little more sinister when it deliberately comes from outside our families. Politicians lie, religious leaders lie, the news media lies, oil companies always lie, and in Sho-Biz, it seems no one ever tells the truth. Continue reading “Apollonius”

The Broadcast

The Worldwide Church of God used radio and TV through out its existence as a recruitment tool, much as many cults and legitimate organizations do today.

Those who read The Plain Truth or listened to the broadcast were never subjected to the level of degradation reserved for church members. That would come later when the final phase of the recruitment process would result in their baptism.

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