Raising the Ruins: The Fight to Revive the Legacy of Herbert W. Armstrong

Raising the Ruins: The Fight to Revive the Legacy of Herbert W. Armstrong

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by Stephen Flurry

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Philadelphia Church of God, Inc.
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Raising the Ruins 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Timsalways More than 1 year ago
This book and all Mr.Armstrong's writings are free on the Internet. Yes, a hard copy with free shipping. God is still at work today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes indeed, anyone who was present in this time of trouble in the church, that had an eye to see and an ear to hear, knew that something was dreadfully wrong with these leaders that gained that leadership by beguiling a sick and elderly man. It became as cold as ice among this leadership of the Church as the Tkach's transferred this attitude to the top ministers and they, in turn passed it down to the lower echelon of leaders, and on to the members, many of whom took hold of it. They sneaked these changes in by lying and treachery, covering up what they were doing by saying that Mr. Armstrong wanted these changes made as a request from his sick bed, and if the members didn't like the changes, well! there's the door. In reality what they were doing was stealing the assets of God's work, as Mr. Flurry shows in this book. Thank you Mr. Stephen Flurry for writing a book exposing this monstrous plot for all who will read it. What a masterpiece, and what an appropriate title! A must read for all who have been confused as to what actually happened in God's Church, and want to know where the Church is being 'Raised from its Ruins'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just a few simple questions: How many prophecies did Elijah the Prophet make that didn't come true? Answer: none. How many prophecies did HWA make that didn't come true? Answer: predicted dates of Jesus' return, plus many others too many to mention. This would be okay I guess, if HWA wasn't a self-professed apostle and 'prophet' who claimed to be in the same shoes as Elijah. Why can't we call a spade a spade, a false prophet a FALSE prophet? It was HWA's teachings that divided families and ruined lives, and those who continue in his footsteps will reap what they sow. The Bible is clear about false teachers who glorify men, not God, and cause confusion in the end times. Even HWA didn't follow everything he preached (he discreetly consulted doctors, when he adamantly taught his members that to trust in modern medicine signified a lack of faith in God). I'm not blaming HWA, but I'd just like to state that my brother died (of a disease curable by modern medicine) primarily because HWA taught my parents not to trust in doctors. Fortunately by God's grace my family has overcome this and are finally free of false doctrines. The Lord Jesus asks us to love Him and our fellow men as He loves us. This book doesn't feel like it was written in love, but in bitterness. In God's love, may the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth. In time you'll see it's better to be a Christ-follower, than an Armstrongist. HWA himself said, 'DON'T believe me, believe the Bible.' THAT would be the only advice from him worth following.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a compilation of a one-sided view of a narrow religious history. And also very disturbing is the text complaining of a donation by WCG to the victims of a California earthquake, indicating that printing the book, Mystery of the Ages, would have been preferrable. Who in their right mind would view the donation of monies to victims of an earthquake in our own country to be extremely wrong, preferring the printing of a book to be read by only those who agree with their point of view. I guess they don't agree with Christ who told us to feed the hungry and to help those in need. They would rather keep the money to themselves and those like them. But then, who am I? Just one they view as one of the 'luke warm' people. But at least I have a charitable bone in my body. This book is not educational or edifying, and I cannot recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its amazing what has happened to the WCG! tho i personally left the church in the late 1980's, a year or so after Mr. Armstrongs death, (after 11 years as a member)..... i still know in my heart that the teachings of Mr. Armstrong were true! i as a lay member, know he was right. and its amazing how so many ex-pastors who should have known better, now are back with 'mainstream' religion. no one forced them then, and now they claim they were part of a cult! i will never forget the many things i learned from the WCG and Mr. Armstrong. only history will prove him right when the US and Britain are longer powerful nations, to our shame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading one or two chapters of this book a night. Each chapter ends in such a way that you can't wait to start the next chapter. This book kept reminding me of a poster that hung above the chalk board in my high school math class which said in fancy lettering and colors, 'what's popular is not always right, and what's right is not always popular.' I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All facts in this book is fully documented for all Luke Warm Members of God's Church to see. (Rev 3:14-22)
Guest More than 1 year ago
if there was ever a book written that tells the truth of what happened to the true church of GOD -THIS IS IT !!!the trumpet has sounded and the warning is at hand ,to those who were in the church while Mr.Armstrong was here and stayed on after his death you need to know what happened and why !! a must buy !!