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Christian belief systems: Anglo-Israelism

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The Worldwide Church of God,
and various splinter groups

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Overview:

The Worldwide Church of God (WCG) was organized by Herbert W. Armstrong in 1933. It was noted for:

bullet Its practice of meeting on Saturdays,
 
bullet Its belief in Anglo/British Israelism -- that the British (and by extension Americans, Canadians, Australians, etc.) are the spiritual and literal descendants of the ancient Israelites.
 
bullet Its extensive and effective use of radio and later of television.

After Armstrong's death Many in the WCG left the church and joined or formed numerous splinter groups. The WCG continues today as Grace Communion International. It has made the difficult transition from a church of radical teachings to become a regular evangelical denomination.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet History of the WCG. Splinter groups.
 
bullet Original and revised beliefs & practices.
 
bullet The WCG and homosexuality. 

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Home page >  World Religions > Christianity > Groups > here

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Copyright 1996 to 2009 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2009-OCT-14
Author: B.A. Robinson

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