All or Nothing Statements
(from those that have "the truth")
The bigger the lie, the more often you repeat it; and the more often you repeat it, the more easily people accept it as the truth. ~Joseph Goebbels
Herbert W. Armstrong - Founder of Worldwide Church of God (1892-1986)
"[Of] all the religions and all the more than 250 denominations and sects in 'Christianity,' NOT ONE, except the Worldwide Church of God, knows WHO and WHAT God is....what, and why, MAN IS....the TRUTH about the nation Israel....the TRUE GOSPEL Christ proclaimed....what happens in the hereafter....what salvation really is!" "There is ONLY ONE WORK that is preaching the true gospel..."
Joseph W. Tkach, Sr. - Pastor General/President of Worldwide Church of God (1926-1995):
"Central to the truth is the knowledge that humans were created to become part of God's immortal, spirit-composed Family. No one else on earth understands this now!"
Gerald Flurry - Founder of Philadelphia Church of God (1935-):
"God began revealing MALACHI'S MESSAGE--the prophesied "little book"--to ME... It was all prophesied in detail!" "At this time, the Philadelphia Church of God is the only church preventing God's revealed truth from being completely destroyed!"
Roderick C. Meredith - Founder of Living Church of God (1929-):
"Living Church of God is carrying on the teachings and practices (that is religious not personal practices), of Herbert Armstrong more than any other group on earth! ... LCOG is the true Church of God which teaches and practices Apostolic Christianity!"
David C. Pack - Founder of The Restored Church of God (1948-):
"A true minister is defined purely by whether or not he teaches the full, complete and unabridged truth of God. I am the only minister now doing that." "While many groups arose from the WCG, we are the only true extension of Mr. Armstrong's ministry--the Church in which Christ is now working!" "This Church is the only place Christ's government can be found." "...the only place He's doing the Work."
Ronald Weinland - Founder of The Church of God-PKG (1949-):
"I am God's end-time prophet, the one sent by the Almighty God to all mankind at this end-time." "All of Christianity is in error! They do not now know the God of Abraham. The only exception is God's true Church."
"Every spirit that does not confess that God has sent Joseph Smith, and revealed the everlasting gospel to and through him, is of antichrist." God "restored His Church through Joseph Smith."
Charles Taze Russell - Founder of Zion's Watchtower Tract Society (known as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society or Jehovah's Witnesses) (1852-1916):
"I said that I had been in conference with the Great Master Workman, the Lord himself, and I have secret information through the Holy Spirit and guidance in respect to what the Bible says..."
Joseph Franklin Rutherford - Second President of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (changed the name to the Jehovah's Witnesses) (1869-1942):
"There is only one organization on earth today fulfilling the righteous requirements outlined in this commission from the Lord. The Society, represented by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, is the only one." "We should not expect more than one organization doing this work."
Brigham Young: Second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) (1801-1877):
"Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity."
"In my books, the truth is stated, barricaded by a 'Thus saith the Lord.' The Holy Spirit traced these truths upon my heart and mind as indelibly as the law was traced by the finger of God upon the tables of stone."
Sun Myung Moon - Founder of the Unification Church ("Moonies") (1920-):
"We are the only people who truly understand the heart of Jesus, and the hope of Jesus."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Transcendental Meditation (1917-2008):
"Transcendental Meditation "is the only way to salvation and success in life; there is no other way."
"My teachings are the final revelation of God for Mankind."
Paul Twitchell - Founder of Eckankar (1909-1971):
"ECK is the mainstream of life out of which ALL other doctrines flow...No amount of prayer or any religious faith will bring about freedom from the uncertainties of life, not until one has the good fortune to meet and be accepted by the (ECK) Master."
Yisrayl Hawkins (formerly known as "Buffalo Bill" Hawkins) - Founder of House of Yahweh:
"Start learning the true way to Salvation. This way is not taught in the world by any organization, other than the one established by Yahweh--The House of Yahweh. ... Unless one becomes an associate of, and in full agreement with, this brother from the womb (Yisrayl), they are not Philadelphia, no matter what they might preach."
R. G. (Ralph) Stair - Overcomer Ministries (1933-):
"I am God's end-time prophet to America!"
John Holdeman: Founder of Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (1832-1900):
"Outside the true organized Church of God [CGCM] the whole truth has never been found and neither will ever be found outside of it."
~Info compiled by Exit & Support Network™
Comparing the One True Churches (A very good article which will help exiters see the similarities between HWA's "one true church" and other groups which claim the same thing.) [offsite article]