Armstrong, Herbert W.
Armstrong's doctrines owe much to British Israelism. Their major theme is the reference of biblical prophecy to Britain and America and to current events (e.g. war in the Middle East as a ‘sign of the times’ and precursor of Armageddon). Worship is on the Sabbath (Saturday), and Jewish festivals are observed rather than Christmas and Easter; the Ten Commandments figure prominently; several tithes are required of church members. Medicine is deprecated in favour of spiritual healing. Since the 1970s the organization has suffered from scandals over the style of life of some of its leaders.
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