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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.

NOTICE 2-18-15: 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

March 2015

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #27 New  3-24-15

Is it Wrong for Christians to Judge? Updated 3-23-15 (formerly: "Loving What's Right Means Hating What's Wrong")

I Could Not Obey the No-Contact Ruling New 3-11-15 Testimony about PCG

Why is it hard for me to attend a mainstream church? Updated 3-4-15 (Q&A)

GCI - New Age and Ecumenical Connections Updated 3-3-15
The first two paragraphs now include more New Age and church growth movement terms. (UPDATE: Footnote #8 is new 3-9-15)

What about not forsaking the assembling together? Updated 3-2-15 (Q&A)

February 2015

An Open Letter to Gerald Flurry and the PCG Ministers New 2-23-15 by Dan De Gennaro

January 2015

My Mom Finally Saw the Truth About Philadelphia Church of God New 1-26-15 Testimony about PCG (New 2-3-15 Link added at end to another testimony)

Mystery of the Ages (a 2nd critical review) by William Hohmann Reposted 1-4-15

December 2014

I Knew I was Going to Escape as Soon as Possible New 12-29-14 WCG child survivor testimony

November 2014

How Did WCG Instruct Ministers to Deal With "Health and Medical Problems"? Updated 11-26-14
The note at the top is new.

Worldwide Church of God History (page 2) Updated 11-26-14
The second note at the end is new.

Amazing Statement Made by Philadelphia Church of God Minister - #26 New  11-11-14

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Updated 11-11-14

October 2014

Giving the Reigns of Our Life Over to Someone Else New 10-28-14 Ex-WCG/PCG

Buzzwords (or Loading the Language)  Updated 10-24-14

If You Have a Loved One in a Deceptive, Exploitive Group Updated 10-17-14

How can I untangle my mind from HWA's dogma? Updated 10-14-14

To All Who Are Considering Joining Philadelphia Church of God Updated 10-11-14
"A Former PCG Member Relates His Experience in PCG" has been added to the above article. Clicking on the link above will bring you to the testimony. The last part entitled: "What if I am becoming hooked on Philadelphia Church of God literature?" has been updated with a new paragraph at end.

Redemptive Names of God and What They Mean New 10-9-14

Love of Sports and How My Dad Stood For What Was Right New 10-2-14 WCG child survivor testimony

September 2014

Was Herbert Armstrong God's True Servant? Updated 9-21-14

Info on COGWA Updated 9-17-14
COGWA is a split of UCG-AIA. Update includes info on "Foundation Outreach International" (FOI) and link to recent letter on COGWA and FOI.

How Did Herbert W. Armstrong Recruit People? Updated 9-8-14
The step by step process; applies equally to those drawn into PCG, RCG, etc.

What is a cult as defined on your site? Updated 9-2-14 (Q&A)

Plain Truth Ministries—They Try Hard! Updated 9-2-14
Updated at end where it says: "Note and Updates."

August 2014

Why I'm Ex-PCG New 8-28-14 Ex-PCG testimony
Cruel and cold-hearted abuse by a well-known regional director.
Updated: The author has given permission to use the regional director's real name.

But I Had Such a Wonderful Time at the Feast of Tabernacles! Updated 8-25-14

Our Family's Devastation Due to Gerald Flurry's No-Contact Policy New  8-22-14 Ex-PCG testimony
Testimony by Dan De Gennaro regarding the suicide of his daughter Janet. Updated 9-3-14 Includes link to download this testimony in Spanish

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#111 New  8-19-14

Myths About Loma Armstrong New footnote  8-19-14
Footnote #2 at end about angels and false dreams is new.

The Law of Moses and the Grace of God Updated 8-13-14
This article had several places in it where the words "New Covenant" had been used in place of "the law" and evidently happened in a "search and replace" when the article was reposted by ESN. It has now been corrected.

July 2014

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#110 New  7-13-14

David C. Pack Builds a World Headquarters New footnote  7-22-14
Footnote #1 at end about Dale Shurter is new.

Who are the sheep that were scattered? Updated (Q&A) 7-18-14

Amazing Statement Made by Worldwide Church of God Minister -#109 New  7-13-14

Can I commit the unpardonable sin? Updated 7-8-14
Two links in the paragraph beginning with: "The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit..." have now been corrected.

Email Us Updated 7-8-14

Common Spiritual Difficulties After Leaving a High Demand Group Updated 7-8-14

June 2014

I Found Out the Truth About Philadelphia Church of God New  6-19-14 Ex-PCG testimony

Are You Questioning Whether to Stay in Philadelphia Church of God? Updated 6-19-14

How can I untangle my mind from HWA's dogma? Updated (Q&A) 6-3-14 (slightly updated 6-20)

May 2014

Is the Philadelphia Church of God Now the Laodicean Church? Updated 5-16-14
Updated especially toward the end with new paragraph.

How do I recover after exiting an abusive group? Updated (Q&A) 5-16-14
Updated where it says "Note:"

Where Do the Feelings Go? Updated 5-16-14

What in the World is Worldwide Church of God Doing Now? Updated 5-16-14
Updated at "WCG's Excuses."

Did Herbert Armstrong Have God's Truth? Updated 5-15-14 (slightly updated with Note 6-20-14)

Philadelphia Church of God Healing Doctrine New link has been placed at end of article to letter: "People in PCG Are Dying Needlessly."

April 2014

Inside the New Age Nightmare by Randall N. Baer New 4-28-14
The author tells how, when he was seeking after truth, he ended up finding masterful counterfeits disguised as the truth and how these lies led him into deeper levels of bondage. Added to "Freedom From Spiritual Strongholds" and at the end of "Did Herbert Armstrong Have God's Truth?" (which covers New Age/Occultic teachings) The first few chapters of this book may be read online.

Why are you attacking a dead man? Reposted (Q&A) 4-28-14
Several new sentences have been added.

Philadelphia Church of God and the Place of Safety Updated 4-22-14

Could you explain Colossians 2:16-17? Reposted (Q&A) 4-22-14

Was Herbert Armstrong God's True Servant? New Note 4-22-14
A NOTE has been placed at the end of this article. Clicking on the link will bring you to it.

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.