Saturday, June 20, 2009

"HWA was an Evil Man"

From Jared Olar discussing a news report by National Public Radio on Herbert W. Armstrong shortly after his death from Two Deaths Observed:

"A large part of their report consisted of an interview with evangelical anti-cult expert Walter R. Martin, who summed up Armstrong’s life and work with the words, “Herbert W. Armstrong [dramatic pause] was an evil man.” It was a very unbalanced report—but in NPR’s defence, what else could they do when the WCG’s leaders declined all requests from the media for their side of the story? Armstrong had taught us to view The World, and the media, with cynicism and deep distrust."

When one considers how HWA made everyone scared that Christ would return in 1975 in vain, spread around the totally discredited doctrine of British-Israelism then claimed he got from the Bible when he most assuredly did not, how he claimed he did not pick up teachings from other groups such as the Jehovah's Witnesses when in fact he was clearly heavily influenced by them, how he spread many lies in his book Mystery of the Ages, and how HWA was guilty of committing gross sexual immorality it is hard to come to any other conclusion than what Dr. Walter Martin has said.

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