Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Has the Pride of America's Power Been Broken?

I remember after September 11 how the COGs explained this event as simply the start of the fall of the Israelite nations which will lead to the Great Tribulation. The COGs warned us that things will get much, much worse, indeed, the political situation would deteriorate to such an extent that all of humanity would be wiped out, but this would only stop because of Jesus Christ's return.

Roderick C. Meredith mentioned Osama bin Laden near the beginning of his booklet, Who or What is the Antichrist?, which was published around 2002.
Horrifying events are beginning to happen in America and much of the western, professing "Christian" world. The destruction of the Twin Towers in New York, and the devastation of the Pentagon in Washington, DC, focused the minds of millions on Bible prophecy. They now wonder: "What is God's purpose in all of this?"

Indeed, prophesied events are truly speeding up. As Jesus instructed, we all need to "watch and pray." For—within this generation—truly awful, Satan-inspired tragedies will begin to strike much of humanity. The "Antichrist" will be directly behind many of these events!

After September 11, 2001, many began to wonder: is the sinister Osama bin Laden the prophesied end-time "Antichrist"?
(Meredith teaches that the Antichrist is the final Pope, as Herbert Armstrong taught.)

I also recall reading the November 2001 issue of The Philadelphia Trumpet published by PCG during those terrible days.

Well the prophetic scenario created by Herbert Armstrong has hopelessly failed many times and now the murderer Osama bin Laden has been killed by US forces.

Does this mean the pride of America's power has not yet been broken as the Armstrongites tell us?

(But it must be remembered that Anglo-Saxons and Celts are not related to Jews as the doctrine of British-Israelism, which Herbert Armstrong plagiarized, falsely teaches.)

I well recall how LCG's so-called Bible Study Course insinuated that Christ would return by 2017. Back in 2000-1 this seemed quite possible to me, especially after 9/11. But it is simply another Armstrongite false prophecy. Looking at that prediction now it is impossible to believe, especially coming from the followers of a man (Herbert Armstrong) who said Christ would return in 1936, then after World War II, then in 1975, then by 2005.


  1. The old WCG claimed the "pride of your power" was broken way back in the 1980s, after military stalement in Korea and a loss in Vietnam.

    "America has won its last war!" Herbert Armstrong boldely declared on TV in the years before his death.

    Yet here we are in 2011 -- and the liberated Kuwait has remained liberated for 20 years now.

    Iraq may be a more disputable point. But the Hussein family has not returned to power, after eight years.

    And besides, what if America actually lost that "pride of your power"? Isn't humility preferred by God over pride, anyway?

  2. Dr. Don Ward, former WWCG Evangelist, Ambassador Instructor, and UCG minister stated a couple years back that Herbert Armstrong intentionally manipulated the WWCG membership with fear by using frightening prophecy. This is from a man who was once dean of one of the Ambassador College Campuses...propaganda at it's finest.

    This is why Geraldine Flurry has no reservation uttering blatantly false prophecy. It is what he saw his idol HWA do and it gets him the attention he craves.

    Is it the end justifies the means mentality...or just patent insanity, you choose.

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