Refresh Yourself With Rivers of Living Water
Herbert Armstrong’s Letter Disfellowshipping Garner Ted Armstrong
HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG
President and Pastor
DEAR BRETHREN OF GOD'S CHURCH AND CO-WORKERS WITH CHRIST,
This is the most difficult letter I have ever been called on
to write. I would give my left arm rather than write it if that
could nullify what Satan has done to make this letter necessary.
In the past few weeks JESUS CHRIST, LIVING HEAD of God's
Church, has moved dynamically to set
God's Church and Work
THE TRACK -- restoring God's BIBLE form of organization and
administration of the Work -- restoring HARMONY and PEACE in the
administration of the Work -- powerfully calling on all of us to
rededicate our lives. Even with the FASTING AND PRAYER -- to stir
up again within us the SPIRIT of the living GOD.
All this is GOOD NEWS -- wonderfully good news, but I have to
remind you that Satan is ALERT to move instantly, powerfully, and
with all his cunning to DECEIVE the people of God. He is moving
with lightning speed to THWART God's move toward PEACE and HARMONY
and in getting the Work back on multiple radio and television
stations, with the TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST thundering out in
greater POWER than ever!
Brethren, I have said many times that all you who have God's
Holy Spirit are directly or indirectly my spiritual children in
Jesus Christ, the living HEAD of God's Church, started and
built the present era of the Church.
HE DID IT!
But He used me as His human instrument and ONLY APOSTLE OF OUR
TIME in this powerful WORLDWIDE Work. We are in the very LAST DAYS
of this present evil world of Satan's. Satan knows he now has but
a SHORT TIME.
It is desperately important that we know that too! Christ,
through me -- with you BACK OF ME 100% (as so many of you have written
me) -- is now proclaiming IN POWER and IN ALL THE WORLD the fact that
Christ and the
SOON to happen -- IN OUR PRESENT LIVING GENERATION!
But now I must come to what is the most difficult and painful
letter I have ever had to write. My second son, Garner Ted, was not
yet even born when God called and started His Work through me. He
was only three years old when God raised up our parent Church for
this time in 1933. The living Christ BLESSED IT -- caused it to GROW
at approximately 30% per year for 35 years -- a record UNMATCHED!
for the SOLE PURPOSE as GOD'S OWN COLLEGE of training ministers and
other needed administrative personnel for the Work.
The first three years of
devastating and nerve-wracking battle to SAVE THE COLLEGE as GOD'S
COLLEGE against the onslaughts of Satan. He used the secular and
worldly faculty members -- the ONLY KIND then obtainable -- to turn
Ambassador into a rubber stamp of the schools of higher education
in Satan's world. There was every subtle effort to THROW CHRIST
OUT OF THE COLLEGE.
But Christ was on His Father's throne. I looked solely to
HIM -- trusted solely in HIM. And Ambassador became truly God's
AND IT GREW! It produced abundant fruits.
As I said, a loving GOD brought me to complete repentance and
faith in Him -- believing (as VERY FEW ever have) WHAT HE SAYS -- and
into His service before either of my sons were born. As a little boy
growing up, Garner Ted was one of the most lovable boys -- with a
most lovable spirit -- I ever knew. However, what Christ was
preaching through his father, even then, (as he himself has said
publicly many times) was merely "Dad's religion" held naturally in
some degree of boyish contempt. At age 18, as the college was getting
started, he "ran off" -- so to speak -- and without our parental
knowledge joined the navy.
His four year "hitch" ended in, I believe, late spring or early
summer of 1952. The first three years in the navy he had become
assistant manager of the Naval Office at
in the war in
On his return to civilian life, I made him manager of our
general office. He entered
to hold his job -- for all such jobs had to be available for students
working their way through.
During his freshman year a series of articles was running in
LOOK magazine on the religions of the world. Ted became enamored
with the article on "What Is Christianity?" written by a famous
that first the writer would tell readers what Christianity IS NOT.
It is NOT, the article said, "a way of life."
Then it so happened that in freshman Bible studies Ted noticed
on an open two pages in the book of Acts in his Bible that
Christianity was some four or five times referred to as "THIS WAY."
Ted has related publicly many times how shocked he was to see that --
IN HIS OWN BIBLE. He underscored these four or five references to
"THIS WAY." That, he has said publicly, led to his conversion.
And I certainly BELIEVED he had become a thoroughly converted
As the years went by, Ted had become president of the Student
Body of the College, and had begun preaching sermons in the Church.
In June 1955, I went on television. I think Ted had participated
in at least one radio broadcast by that time. His brother, Richard
David, had spoken on a few radio
programs -- once from
During this TV series, I let my two sons participate with me
on a television program. Ted seemed to take to television, as I
often expressed it, "like a duck to water."
This TV series was consuming my entire time. It was leaving
no time for my other duties of heading the day-to-day executive
leadership in God's Work. In January 1956, I went off TV.
Experience up to that time had shown me that it was daily radio
broadcasting that was building the Work.
I personally traveled to all parts of the
our advertising agent, selling our radio program to station managers
-- especially the nation's leading 50,000 watt stations.
Ted had shown aptitude on the TV series -- in fact, I had let
him do one program by himself. Naturally, I had encouraged him to
begin doing occasional radio programs.
At times his voice sounded so much like mine that people could
hardly tell which of us was speaking. Meanwhile, Rod Meredith had
been making strides towards becoming one of our top ministers.
Dr. Meredith began urging me to make Garner Ted vice-president.
The Work was GROWING, the organization was expanding. So I did
make Garner Ted vice-president and later Dr. Meredith second
As we were passing through the sixties, Ted began gradually
doing more and more of the radio programs -- by the early sixties
I believe most of the weekday programs. I continued to do the
By about 1969 or 1970, I had started Ted on television. We
had built a fully equipped television studio on campus. Ted's
natural inclination led him into making a good number of secular
documentary programs. As vice-president, he had gradually assumed
more and more of the executive administrative duties, giving me
time to begin getting into other parts of the world, carrying
Christ's GOSPEL OF THE
But by September 1971, his personal emotional problems forced
me to quietly and privately disfellowship him.
He went to
But above all, on my mind, was the urgency to keep it
confidential -- known to only about two of our other top ranking
ministers at Headquarters. Above all, I wanted to shield Ted from
criticism and protect his name and reputation -- so that, on
repentance (which I fully expected), he could come back with his name
Some few days before the Feast of Tabernacles in 1971, Ted
called me on the telephone. By that time he and I had been
speaking, for some years previous, each of us at every feast site in
"Dad," Ted said over the telephone, "I simply can't bear the
thought of having to miss this Feast of Tabernacles. PLEASE can't
I come back?" He professed repentance. I took him at his word.
I said, "Come on back, Ted." The Church did not know I had put
him out. But I was determined not to be guilty of what condemned
Eli -- allowing his sons to depart from God and still remain in high
offices in the
During the 1971 Feast, word reluctantly was given to me of
totally improper behavior and excessive drinking at the Feast sites
he had attended. This improper behavior occurred in restaurants
and places where most members attending were unaware of it.
One or two days later, I received a telephone call from the
minister in charge of the
was late evening. Ted's conduct was totally unbecoming a minister
of Jesus Christ. He was drinking and gambling late at night at a
casino on the
was URGENT that I remove him from further participating in festival
site speaking. He was to arrive next afternoon after speaking at
Squaw Valley in the morning, at the Penticton,
I had Mr. McCullough participate in the telephone conversation
participation in that festival. I arranged for my plane to fly to
Scranton, Pennsylvania through the night, pick up Mr. David Antion,
who was in charge of the
Mr. McCullough and me. We had only a few hours for sleep while
the plane flew through the night for Mr. Antion. They arrived
back at the
McCullough and I joined Mr. Antion and flew on to the
There we intercepted Ted as he landed early in the afternoon
in his Falcon plane. We had a tearful conference in the privacy
of my plane (the crew had left the plane to give us privacy). Ted
was there cut off from further participation in the 1971 festival.
He flew to a Church-owned house or cabin near the south shore of
At that time I made Mr. Albert Portune executive vice-president,
taking over the day-to-day administrative duties of the Work in
in rank, and Mr. McCullough was deputy chancellor of the college in
BUT ONCE AGAIN WE TRIED TO PROTECT MY SON'S NAME AND REPUTATION
-- to keep the matter quiet. Always I was hoping for a change of mind
and repentance from my son. I wanted to keep the door open for his
return to the Work.
Some time later -- perhaps in November -- while I was at the Big
Sandy campus, I received a heartbreaking, tearful letter from Ted
professing repentance. In it he stated he could hardly believe
what had happened. He acknowledged he had sinned against God,
against the Church, and against God's apostle. That letter deeply
touched his father's heart. I immediately telephoned Ted to come
on back into the Work.
But early in January 1972, an event happened more serious than
any before. It was in the evening. I got together all the
evangelist rank ministers then at
publicly mark Ted and disfellowship him from the Work and the Church.
We all met Ted at his own home when he returned from a basketball
game where apparently he had been continually drinking beer
throughout the game. By this time, Ted had come to have a very
special aversion against Dr. Roderick Meredith, who had urged me to
put Ted in an executive vice-presidency in the first place -- years
before. Ted had exceedingly hot and angry words against all ten or
twelve of us in general and Dr. Meredith in particular. I handed Ted
the official letter disfellowshipping him from God's Church.
This time I was unable to keep it private -- and the news media
picked it up. But I still tried to protect Ted by refusing to reveal
the real reason for his disfellowship. News media hounded me, but
all they could get out of me was that he had been sent away because
of "personal emotional problems."
Brethren, let me interject at this point to remind you of
GOD'S TEACHING so contrary to this world's in regard to publicizing
the wrongs or sins of another. God teaches us that "LOVE COVERS."
In the worldwide notoriety about "Watergate" President Nixon was
accused, condemned and forced to resign because of what Satan's
world called the sin of "COVER-UP." In other words, the world
regarded it a sin because Mr. Nixon did not come right out in
public and before the whole world
reporting the whole affair. If Jesus Christ had been in office
(of course He could not take such political office in this world),
He would have properly CORRECTED those guilty -- in whatever
punishment was in His sight fitting to CORRECT AND ABOLISH such
evil and, IN LOVE for both the guilty and for this nation, He
would have COVERED IT UP!
I have only followed the WAY OF CHRIST, trying desperately
through the years to COVER UP my son's sins and mistakes -- while
at the same time NOT condoning his sins, but trying to give God's
kind of punishment which CORRECTS AND RESTORES to the grace of God,
rather than to act in hostility and revenge.
Time magazine came out with the story with the headline,
"WHERE ARE YOU, GARNER TED?" I would not reveal WHERE Ted was-
though I KNEW and was in constant touch with him.
At this time it is IMPORTANT that I now reveal to you that
I STOOD ALONE among the higher rank ministers of the Church in
trying to bring my son to the real repentance and restore him
IN THE WORK. The ONLY man who stood with me -- working for Ted's
repentance and restoration -- was the man he now HATES apparently
above all men and without cause -- Mr. Stanley R. Rader! It was Mr.
Rader who was constantly helping me to restore Ted into God's grace
and forgiveness and to his place in the Work! Because of the
slanderous innuendos of character assassination my son has cast out of
his mouth against Mr. Rader, there are some -- even ministers -- in
the Church who would GO OUT of the Church rather than show any of the
milk of Christian kindness towards Mr. Rader. And yet NONE of these
has seen or had one iota of PROOF of any wrongdoing by Mr. Rader.
He is my assistant and I regard him BY HIS FRUITS -- which are of VERY
GREAT VALUE TO GOD'S WORK -- rather than unfounded emotional
prejudices and hatred.
After I had worked tirelessly with Ted by continuous letters
trying to restore him to grace, right conduct and his position in
the Work (always with Mr. Rader's invaluable help), by June 1972
I felt that PROBABLY my son -- my ONLY living son -- had made the
necessary CHANGE OF MIND and attitude.
To try to be SURE of this, I took with me Mr. Rader, Mr. Portune
and Mr. Antion,
and we flew to
Ted. Whether or not it was merely "putting his best foot forward,"
we were all convinced that he had been restored to God's grace and
told him to come back.
He now started DAILY TV campaigns, really preaching Christ's
Gospel this time, instead of secular and worldly documentaries.
But I had determined that THIS TIME he must be kept on ONE
YEAR'S PROBATION before restoring him to the executive
vice-presidency of God's great worldwide Work.
However, the executive load was proving too much for Mr.
Portune and Mr. Antion, who was then second in the administration
under Mr. Portune. They came to my office about six or seven
months after receiving Ted back.
"Mr. Armstrong," said Mr. Portune, "I simply cannot carry this
work any longer. You will simply have to put Garner Ted back to
executive vice-president NOW!"
Reluctantly I did, for by this time I was devoting most of the
time to CARRYING CHRIST'S GOSPEL to
I told Garner Ted I would turn "more of the reins" of the
Work over to him -- making it very plain to him that as board
chairman and President, as well as God's only Apostle, I was
giving him ONLY authority to administer MY policies as Christ
led me, and Christ's doctrines as He led through me -- and that
all MAJOR decisions in the operation of this great Work remained
mine -- although Ted could make the minor necessary day-to-day
administrative decisions. I emphasized the IMPORTANCE of our
keeping in CLOSE COMMUNICATION. For awhile, Ted did send me
long and lengthy telexes while I was in some other part of the
BUT HE BEGAN KEEPING FROM ME MAJOR DECISIONS HE WAS
UNAUTHORIZED TO MAKE. He demoted the men highest and older in
service -- such as Dr. Roderick C. Meredith, Dr. Herman L. Hoeh,
Mr. Raymond McNair who had headed the
deputy chancellor for fourteen years; Dibar Apartian, director
of the French work; Mr. Dennis Luker, who had been in charge
of the large operations in
director of the Spanish work; Mr. Norman Smith, director of
television and radio production; and others.
Meanwhile, in the spring of 1974, there was a major rebellion
among some 35 ministers brought on primarily because of their
opposition to Garner Ted being brought back into a limited top
executive authority (WHICH AUTHORITY, AS I WILL LATER SHOW, HE
ABUSED AND FAR EXCEEDED). When this major rebellion broke, Garner
Ted telephoned me an SOS -- to race back full speed to pull the
Church out of this eruption. I was just starting a major public
race in between 550 and 600 miles per hour -- an all night flight.
That whole night in flight I was at my typewriter writing the letter
that quelled the rebellion. It had been intended as a "coup" to wrest
entire control of the Church from Garner Ted, and of course from
But we with God's guidance "broke the back" of that rebellion,
though we lost 35 ministers.
But now Garner Ted began tightening his grip on the helm while
I was trying to carry out the GREAT COMMISSION committed to me to
get the GOSPEL INTO ALL THE WORLD. Ted never did agree about this
commission -- he regarded obedience to Christ's command to "go into
all the world" with the Gospel as "extravagant and lavish spending
of the people's tithes."
I began to realize there was a NEW conspiracy actuated by
Satan in an effort to destroy God's Church subtly going on behind
my back. As I stated, my son had demoted and removed to minor
positions the top ranking ministers, senior in years of service --
THOSE MEN HE KNEW WOULD BE LOYAL TO THE CHURCH under God's Apostle --
which active removal HE HAD NO AUTHORITY TO DO. In their minor
positions of demotion, THESE MEN WERE THREATENED WITH BEING FIRED
ENTIRELY IF THEY COMMUNICATED AT ALL WITH ME! Garner Ted moved to
surround himself with men he thought would be loyal to him
personally above being loyal to the CHURCH and to GOD. In this, I
am happy to say, as nearly as I now know, he was mistaken.
But knowledge of MAJOR decisions Ted was UNAUTHORIZED to make
was carefully under threat kept from me in the years 1975 and 1976
while I was away from
But I did begin to sense there was a CONSPIRACY to "retire"
me as being now too old, and for Garner Ted to "TAKE OVER" as the
supreme HEAD of the Work. HE SEEMED NOT TO KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST
IS THE HEAD OF GOD'S CHURCH AND WORK!
Finally a year ago the men next in authority under Ted came
to me begging me to TAKE ACTION. "Your son, Mr. Armstrong," they
said, "has been trying to DESTROY everything Christ has built
through you and build something for Garner Ted Armstrong."
died" to found as GOD'S College was becoming completely secular.
Christ was being put out. The leaven of intellectualism was
flooding in leavening not only into the college, but beginning
to spread into the Church.
WHAT I HAVE NOT TOLD YOU BEFORE
Now I come to something I have felt I had to withhold from you
brethren. During these past few years when I sensed a CONSPIRACY
to bring about a complete "takeover" of the entire Church's Work --
virtually to PUT JESUS CHRIST OUT as well as myself -- I went to
Garner Ted about it. He flatly denied everything of the kind and
assured me he did not want to be head of the Church -- our talks
would end up in an embrace -- and I would then appear on the platform
telling you brethren that Ted and I were solidly together -- standing
back to back. I WROTE FOR YOU THE SAME THING -- BECAUSE I BELIEVED
IT! I still believe there simply HAD TO BE a conspiracy, but I
attributed it entirely to Satan; I was willing to believe that Ted
and those close to him were not themselves conscious of the adroit
subtle cunning Satan was using in his conspiracy.
To protect my son's name and reputation, I HAVE covered up
for him -- because I have said to him that I love him above all people
But I know now that in my eagerness to show "LOVE" and to
protect my son's name, I have without realizing it been a "respecter
of persons;" that I have protected my son to the detriment and harm
it has brought to God's Church and
now have to repent!
When Garner Ted maneuvered to shut off communication of what
REALLY was going on, -- when he SHUT OFF ALL AUTHORITY ABOVE HIM --
he not only shut me off, but also HE SHUT OFF CHRIST AND GOD ALMIGHTY
WHO STAND ABOVE ME! Brethren, THIS WORK WAS BUILT BY THE LIVING
JESUS CHRIST! I was merely His instrument! But Christ has all but
been PUT OUT of
"accreditation" and the leaven has STARTED in the Church to get the
living CHRIST out of the CHURCH!
Garner Ted was maneuvering so that NO ONE DARED GO ABOVE HIM --
under threat of being fired! Many top ranking men of senior years
of service would give solemn AFFIDAVITS to that truth. Shutting
off all above him, my son, lusting for POWER, shut off also THOSE
ABOVE ME -- Jesus Christ and Almighty GOD.
For a year those now in top administrative positions have
implored me to STEP IN and once again TAKE OVER COMPLETE CONTROL
UNDER CHRIST as it was until some ten years ago.
I say THIS CHURCH AND ITS WORK WAS BUILT BY THE LIVING CHRIST!
It was HIS SPIRIT that inspired, motivated this entire Work, but He
was being PUT OUT.
My son says he upheld me, even extolled me, before large
audiences of brethren. He even said to many of you, "my father
is a great man." That, of course, is not true -- the GREATNESS is
in Christ. But at the same time -- whether you realized it or not --
Satan was craftily leading my son to say -- or imply -- that his
father was now old and senile -- my mind was in a fog -- I did not
know what was going on -- I was being manipulated by those in top
administrative positions, and Mr. Rader.
He has spread the POINT BLANK LIE that Mr. Rader is now actually
heading the Church and Work. Brethren, I brand that as a Satan LIE!
Mr. Rader does not even have any administrative position -- except in
the AICF -- AND LET ME INTERRUPT HERE TO SAY THAT I HAVE GIVEN THE
DIRECT ORDER TO MR. RADER TO SELL OR DISPOSE OF THE MAGAZINE QUEST 78
as soon as possible. I was never enthusiastic about this magazine,
but I went along with it under the understanding that I was to write
the LEADING ARTICLE in every issue. I said emphatically at the
beginning that the magazine could not succeed otherwise. But men
of SECULAR EXPERTISE hired to run it deceived Mr. Rader. The
magazine now is showing a slight profit through advertising sales and
subscription price, but I have given a firm order which Mr. Rader
will at once follow: "SELL IT OR GET RID OF IT!"
On May 8 last month, I learned that my son had appointed a man
I do not even know as President of
him that this was the last straw -- of his assuming authority never
given to him to make major decisions. I then told Garner Ted to
take a temporary compulsory leave of absence, which he did not do.
He came to me and in a four hour talk was full of hostility and
angry emotion on his part. His wife was present and in anger twice
left my office. My wife also was present. This nerve-shattering
session, wrestling with a defiant spirit seeking only to HAVE HIS
WAY, finally ended in a tearful hug.
After that, we had one more private talk in which he rose and
said to his father, "I could DESTROY you, Dad!" He wrote some three
or four letters and we had two or three telephone calls -- all
hostile, nerve-shattering ordeals I do not feel I should have to
submit to. This side of things I have kept from you in my desire to
protect my son's name and reputation.
But while he has professed to uphold me and extol me, he has
subtly been destroying me -- his father's credibility, dishonoring
his father and his God.
Finally, about ten days ago, I sent him another letter telling
him that UNLESS he did go into the compulsory leave of absence and
if he did anything more to CAUSE DIVISION among brethren in God's
Church, or if he "went to the world's newspapers" as he had
threatened, I would have no alternative but to MARK HIM, according to
Romans 17, for causing division, and DISFELLOWSHIP him from the
My irate, red-hot, angry, hostile son went to the
Times with distorted, twisted facts and non-truths. He sent me by
special personal messenger the day before yesterday a seven-page
single-spaced typed letter literally breathing out "threatenings
and slaughter," as Saul was before God struck him down and
converted him -- the most hostile embittered father-dishonoring letter
I could imagine -- except under Satan's inspiration. His letter was
full of dire THREATS.
In all these unhappy irate encounters the past six weeks, NOT
ONCE has any vestige of the Spirit of God been evident -- only ANGRY
wrathful contentions FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL DESIRES.
Yesterday I sent to him the official letter, heartbreaking
as it was to me, disfellowshipping him from the WORLDWIDE CHURCH
That means, brethren, that on pain of being themselves
disfellowshipped and PUT OUT of God's Church, you are all, according
to CHRIST'S COMMAND, restrained from contact with, or conversation
with, Garner Ted Armstrong -- no longer a member of this Church!
I would have given my right arm rather than having to do this.
But I have been TOO LONG tolerant, forgiving and covering up with
LOVE toward an ungrateful, hostile, threatening son. I have let
the CHURCH OF GOD suffer in order to protect my son's name and
knowledge of his wrongdoings. BECAUSE I have -- in fact we all, at
or near the top of the administration of the Work -- have done our
best to SHIELD HIM, and in some manner neglected the CHURCH and
all the flock in so doing.
Many times behind my back, my son in meetings called of those
at Headquarters, so top ministers told me only yesterday, made many
overt or even sarcastic remarks tending to discredit his father.
My son spread the rumor that my mind had gone senile. He is
guilty of what he accuses -- his mind has become filled with HATE,
ANTAGONISM -- and has become UNSTABLE.
This is NOT "my empire" nor my son's -- it is the Church and
the WORK OF THE LIVING GOD!
All of us at Headquarters are now standing ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
TOGETHER! For the first time in some ten years THERE IS HARMONY --
COMPLETE UNITY AND TRUST at Headquarters.
I know some of you will say in great sorrow "let's PRAY for
Garner Ted that he will come back." Brethren, I have been DOING
JUST THAT EVER SINCE 1971. He professed to come back, but it
proved a subterfuge.
GOD SAYS: "For it is IMPOSSIBLE for those who were once
enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift and were made partakers
of the Holy Spirit, IF they shall fall away to renew them again unto
repentance." GOD would gladly grant repentance and receive him back
-- I would and so would we all, but his entire attitude the past weeks
and months has certainly indicated the impossibility of leading him
again to repentance.
God gave Moses his brother Aaron to help him while Moses was
gone on a mission to be with God on Mt. Sinai. Aaron and the people
said, "... as for this Moses ... we wot not what has become of him."
Then Aaron led them to make golden calves as IDOLS TO WORSHIP,
departing from the LIVING GOD!
Later Aaron set himself, with his sister Miriam, up as being
even with Moses in leadership over God's people. GOD PUNISHED THEM!
Jesus said we CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS. He did not allow Aaron
to be a SECOND master with Moses. For some years now God's CHURCH
has been in great CONFUSION -- especially in and near Pasadena.
"WHO'S IN CHARGE?" they have wanted to know. Some have been for GTA,
some for HWA, and I hope some for CHRIST.
"A house divided CANNOT STAND," says Jesus. My son has made
God's Church DIVIDED! Up until ten years ago, WE WERE NOT DIVIDED!
CHRIST was at the helm using me as His Apostle.
Again God says to us, "Except GOD build the house, they labor
in vain that build it." GOD through the living JESUS CHRIST built
God's Church of OUR time, as surely as the time of the first
original Apostle. The Work GREW AND GREW with God's blessing for the
thirty-five years up to 1969 -- SINCE THEN GOD'S BLESSING HAS BEEN
WITHDRAWN. We had been tending to forget GOD, letting Laodicean
lukewarmness leaven us. CHRIST SAYS NOW, AWAKE! Rise up from
this stupor that has drugged us! RALLY BEHIND CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLE!
LET'S GET ON WITH GETTING THE JOB DONE.
Brethren, THANK YOU for your loyalty!
With deepest love in Jesus' name,
Herbert W. Armstrong