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Following is what is new or updated on the Exit & Support Network™ website within approximately the last year. If you visit this page frequently, please refresh the page to see recent listings.


Following is a link to articles for this time of year that some exiters may be interested in:

Articles and Writings on the Holy Days (covers the Spring and Fall festivals)

March 2014

Childhood Memories of Growing up in Worldwide Church of God New 3--24-14 WCG child survivor testimony
This survivor also followed his parents into UCG. (Both link to each other.)

Why I Left United Church of God New 3--24-14 UCG survivor testimony
Written by author of the above testimony. (Both link together)

Excerpts From Gerald Flurry's Sermons -or- Flurry's Vegetable Patch  New  3-17-14 by Former PCG member

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#16 New  3-13-14
Since there were two identical amazing statements, we inserted a new one in place of #16's original statement. 
 

Third Tithe - Where Did it Really Go? New link 3-11-14 listed at end of this article
A link has been added to How Many Tithes Were in the Bible?

Tithing and Wolves in Sheep's Clothing New link 3-11-14 listed at end of this article
A link has been added to Answers to 60+Tithing Arguments [offsite article] This link has also been added at the end of Christian Biblical Church of God--An Ungodly Experience Nobody Should Have To Endure.

February 2014

Six Days of Creation New link 2-25-14 listed near bottom of page
As a result of a letter to ESN, we have placed a link to How Old is the Earth? (From Chap. 8 of Refuting Evolution. Some of our readers may be interested in this site which disproves the theory of evolution.)

Mystery of the Ages (a critical review), Chapter six Updated 2-21-14
A new quote is added about "spiritual body" from I Cor. 15:44. Clicking on above link will bring you to it.

Where Are the Tribes of Israel Located? Updated 2-21-14
The part under "REUBEN" has been rewritten with new commentary quote. Clicking on above link will bring you to it.

Where Are the Tribes of Israel Located? (Pt. 2) Updated 2-21-14
The part under "GAD" has been rewritten. Clicking on above link will bring you to it.

Where Are the Tribes of Israel Located? (Pt.2) Updated 2-21-14
The part under "ASHER" has been rewritten. Clicking on above link will bring you to it.

Did Herbert Armstrong Have God's Truth? Updated 2-18-14

Spiritual Healing New link 2-17-14 listed under this heading
H. A. Ironside's Notes on Galatians.

Oppression and Evil in the Philadelphia Church of God  New  2-12-14 PCG testimony

Another Woman in PCG Has Taken Her Life Updated letter 2-11-14
This PCG letter of July 4, 2008 has been given a title change and more info added at the beginning. We do not know why this paragraph was never posted at the time.

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #25 New  2-10-13

Is GCI Still Holding to Some of Herbert Armstrong's Doctrines? Updated 2-10-14

January 2014

Why Do So Many Exiters Turn to Agnosticism or Atheism? Updated 1-27-14
This has been completely updated, re-written in many places, and has a title change.

Did Herbert Armstrong Set Dates? Updated at end 1-27-14
The NOTE at end is new.

Information on Philadelphia Church of God (Gerald Flurry) Updated 1-25-14
Re-titled; used to be "What is Philadelphia Church of God?" New words at beginning. The 3rd point under "Teachings and Beliefs of Philadelphia Church of God" is New.

Archives to All Letters New  1-22-14
Archives to all letters to ESN have been moved to a separate page. They also can be accessed by clicking on "Letters" on the Menu.

NOTICE: The Hinson PDF book has now been re-sized down to a much smaller file and is clearer to read. Please feel free to request it. (See our Booklist for a description.)

Questioning Why I Was in an Abusive, Controlling Group Updated 1-20-14

David Pack Rewrites His Special Announcements After Prophecy Fails New Quote  1-18-14
Quote by David Pack at end of article.

David C. Pack is a Madman New Quote  1-18-14
Quote by David Pack at end of article.

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#108 New  1-17-14

I Realized Something Was Very, Very Wrong With PCG New 1-15-14 PCG testimony
NOTE: This has been moved to the PCG letters.

NOTICE: The McNair PDF book has now been re-sized down to 1.6 MB. If anyone in the past didn't have enough room on their server to receive large attachments, please feel free to request it again. (See our Booklist for a description)

NOTICE: The Tangled Web PDF book is now available in Spanish (Español) but without the Appendix. Esto también está disponible en español, pero no incluye el apéndice.

December 2013

Is the Philadelphia Church of God Now the Laodicean Church? Updated 12-31-13
The third paragraph from the bottom is new.

Beware of Fred R. Coulter! Updated 12-30-13
Comments by ESN at end have been updated and expanded; includes quotes from one of Coulter's booklets.

What You Should Know About United Church of God-AIA Updated 12-19-13
This has been updated at the end where it says INFO on COGWA.

I Was Constantly Bombarded With Stress New 12--5-13 WCG child survivor testimony

November 2013

The Deity of Christ New  11-29-13 (added to our section: "Articles on Grace and Law (and other teachings)"
Offsite PDF booklet.

Herbert Armstrong: False Prophet or Not a Prophet? New  11-22-13

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#107 New  11-21-13 (Humor)  

How Did PCG Justify Deleting and Changing Words in Mystery of the Ages? New  11-6-13

October 2013

David C. Pack Builds a World Headquarters Updated 11-2-13

Grace Communion International Puts Transformed by Truth on their Website! Updated 10-31-13
More has been added to this article about the "Advisory" that precedes Chapter 12 in the book, plus a few comments from ESN have been inserted.

Grace Communion International Puts Transformed by Truth on their Website! New  10-30-13
Comments on Chapter 12 by a former member of WCG. (A New note and links to two other related ESN articles were added at end on 10-31-13)

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #24 New  10-25-13   

Suffered Due to Teachings That Destroyed Lives New  10--25-13 WCG child survivor testimony

Hanky-Panky and Revolt in the Worldwide Church of God New  10--19-13
Article originally published in True magazine. Covers the 1972 date; misuse of funds by the Armstrongs, how H.W.A. would not listen to charges, and exploitation and suffering of members. Those in the controlling HWA offshoots (i. e., PCG) may see many similarities.

Do We Only Receive the Holy Spirit As a Result of Baptism? Updated 10-18-13

Identifying Marks of an Exploitive, Abusive Group Updated at end 10-15-13

Hebert W. Armstrong's Religious Roots Updated note 10-10-13
The "MORE INFO on HWA" note at the end is new.

September 2013

Why I'm Glad I Don't Have to "Keep the Feast" Updated 9-20-13

Roots of the Worldwide Church of God Updated 9-19-13
A Note has been added at end about God's church and false prophets.

The Key to Unlocking Prophecy Did Herbert Armstrong Say God Revealed it to Him Alone?) Updated 9-19-13
A note has been added at end about Ellen G. White (co-founder of Seventh-day Adventism and a group that HWA is known to have plagiarized / copied from) where she claims the "Truth" was revealed to her directly by God. New One last quote by HWA was added on 9-29-13. 

Totalistic Groups Have Much in Common New  9-18-13
Added to the end of article: "Leaders of Totalistic Groups Have These Things in Common"

Doesn't Zechariah 14:16 prove we are to keep the Feast of Tabernacles today? New  9-18-13
Added to the article: "Must We Keep the Law for Salvation?" (Updated 11-5-13)

A Letter to All Child Survivors Updated / re-worded in several places 9-17-13

It's Hard to Get Close to God After Being in an Abusive Group Updated 9-17-13

Questions to Ask Any Church or Religious Group You Are Planning on Becoming Involved With Updated 9-15-13

David Pack Rewrites His Special Announcements After Prophecy Fails New  9-8-13 (includes two recent letters about Pack)

Offshoots & Splinter Groups of Worldwide Church of God Updated 9-5-13

Why I Left Restored Church of God New  9-1-13 RCG testimony
(This man was at RCG HQs; mentions Pack's failed prophecies for 2013 and pressure members have been under.)

July 2013

Rumors New link copied to Humor section 7-24-13
Excerpts of Tkach, Jr. denying changes. (This is now linked from the Humor section and not just the Expose` on WCG section.)

Is the Philadelphia Church of God Now the Laodicean Church? Updated with HWA quote 7-23-13
Clicking on the above link will take you to the quote from HWA's last sermon.

Herbert W. Armstrong and the Incest Updated 7-9-13 with Footnote 1 at very bottom of page.

June 2013

Philadelphia Church of God and the Place of Safety Updated 6-28-13 (now includes links to two letters where Gerald Flurry said that 2001 was the start of the "last hour" and also how he said the end would be in 2008.)

The Carrying Out of a Disfellowshipment in Worldwide Church of God Updated 6-19-13
The full testimony has now been included. Especially good for those who want to compare WCG with PCG tactics.

Philadelphia Church of God Parents Abandon Minor-Aged Daughter Updated at end 6-19-13

Abuses I Was Aware of in Philadelphia Church of God (includes abuses of minor teens by Cal Culpepper) New  6-17-13 Updated 6-19-13 in the part that talks about Grant Turgeon.

Understanding How Controlled People in Philadelphia Church of God Are Updated 6-18-13
The note by ESN at end has been updated.

May 2013

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#106 New  5-28-13 (Humor)  

Letter #1 to Gerald Flurry From Alex Foster in PDF New link  5-23-13
The first letter from Alex Foster has now been uploaded in PDF. It will show the scanning of all the various documents showing proof of the theft in PCG South Africa.

Letter #2 to Gerald Flurry From Alex Foster in PDF New link  5-23-13
The second letter from Alex Foster has now been uploaded in PDF. It will show the scanning of all the various documents showing proof of the theft in PCG South Africa.

Alex Foster Replies to Max Rumler (after Max said Alex was disfellowshipped) New  5-21-13  

Letters to Gerald Flurry From Alex Foster New  5-15-13
Proof of major theft going on in South Africa PCG.
 

God Opened the Door and Said to Get Out! Updated at end by author 5-13-13 WCG testimony

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #23 New  5-9-13   

If You Are Questioning Whether to Stay in Philadelphia Church of God Updated 5-9-13

What You Should Know About United Church of God-AIA Updated 5-7-13

What Happens if I Join Roderick Meredith's Living Church of God? Updated 5-3-13

April 2013

Lifton's Eight Criteria of Thought Reform Updated / re-worded where it shows how these methods of thought reform are used in totalistic groups.4-24-13

Dropouts See Hucksterism Where They Once Saw God Link added 4-24-13
A link to "Lamb With Wolf-Like Jaws!" has been added at end.

A Letter to All Child Survivors Updated / re-worded in several places 4-19-13

Dropouts See Hucksterism Where They Once Saw God Updated 4-18-13
This can help those who were controlled and deceived by PCG or any other controlling offshoot.

Was Herbert Armstrong God's True Servant? Updated 4-18-13

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #22 New  4-16-13   

Articles on Grace and Law (and other teachings) New section 4-16-13

Questioning Herbert W. Armstrong This section has been updated / rearranged 4-16-13

My Gut Feeling Said Something Wasn't Right New 4-12-13 LCG testimony
NOTE: A couple of corrections were made to this later where the word "LCG" was wrongly inserted.

Why Herbert Armstrong Couldn't Have Been God's True Apostle Updated 4-11-13

"The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday" (A Look at Herbert W. Armstrong's Booklet) Updated under "Comments by ESN" 4-3-13

It's Hard to Get Close to God After Being in an Abusive Group Updated 4-1-13

March 2013

Didn't the organizations which HWA copied from have some of God's truth? Updated (Q&A) 3-25-13

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#104 New  3-20-13  

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#105 New  3-20-13  

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #21 New  3-18-13  

Who are the sheep that were scattered? New  3-5-13 (Q&A)

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister - #103 New  3-4-13 (Humor)

February 2013

What Happens if I Join Roderick Meredith's Living Church of God? Updated 2-22-13
Updated where it mentions "Living University."

Suffered a Terrible Ordeal Updated with a title change 2-13-13
This excellent testimony has received a title change, correction of some spelling errors, and further links. Many survivors of PCG and other controlling HWA offshoots will probably be able to identify with what this man suffered.

Did Herbert W. Armstrong Abuse His Flock? Updated 2-6-13

I Was Blamed for a Very Painful Experience New 2-10-13 WCG child survivor testimony

January 2013

Doctrines of Destruction Title change 1-23-13
Many survivors of PCG and other controlling offshoots will probably be able to identify with what this man suffered.

Raising the Ruins - Selling the "Truth" (about SF selling the book Raising the Ruins) Updated with COMMENT BY ESN at end of article 1-23-13
Clicking on the above link will take you to the comment.

Didn't the organizations which HWA copied from have some of "the truth"? New (Q&A) 1-21-13

Philadelphia Church of God is Poison New 1-17-13

Heart of a Shepherd is Absent in PCG Updated with more info 1-16-12

Control and Abuse by Cal Culpepper New 1-15-13

PCG Wanted to Make All My Decisions For Me New 1-14-13

Concerns From Trinidad (Letter sent to Alex Harrison, PCG HQs) New 1-10-13
Includes 2012-2013 emails ESN has received (and continues to receive) from Trinidad, Caribbean showing the severe emotional and financial abuse that is taking place there.

December 2012

Was Herbert Armstrong God's True Servant? Updated 12-30-12

If You Are Questioning Whether to Stay in Philadelphia Church of God Updated 12-19-12

If You Have a Loved One in a Deceptive, Exploitive Group Updated 12-19-12

My Mind Was Finally Opened About Living Church of God New 12-17-12 LCG testimony

Relieved to Find That I am Not Alone New 12-9-12 WCG child survivor testimony

What does the "W" in Herbert W. Armstrong's name stand for? New 12-7-12

How do I tell others I was in a cult? Updated 12-5-12

Do We Only Receive the Holy Spirit As a Result of Baptism? Updated 12-2-12