If we want to be like our Savior, then we will live the way He lived, keeping God's commandments — which exemplify the highest form of love.
Based on the requirements and evidences of apostles, here is how we can know whether the title is fitting for the late Herbert Armstrong.
Prophets, even though they may bring new messages, stay consistent with existing Scripture and doctrine as they speak on behalf of God.
God assigned the tribe of Judah to be the caretakers of the oracles. The real issue in this controversy is faith in God's sovereignty and His faithfulness.
A prophet is one who speaks for God, expressing His will in words and sometimes signs. Standing outside the system, he proclaims God's purpose, including repentance.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that we are to follow Abraham and Sarah's example of relying on God's guidance, learning to trust in the wisdom of Almighty God rather than the world. In order to avoid strife, Abraham allowed his forward nephew Lot first choice. Likewise, the apostle Paul admonished the New Testament church to refrain …
Herbert Armstrong, while not infallible or sinless, nevertheless served as the custodian of the truths of God, occupying the role of God's messenger.
Hebrews 1-2 establish Christ's superiority over angels, but notably do not mention the Angel of the Lord. Instead, the author handles the Angel differently.
Although Christ is not the Absolute Deity, He is nevertheless the complement of the Father. He had a pre-existence as the God of the Old Testament.
God has summoned us to a unique position. As saints, we have the responsibility to work toward the Kingdom of God and become holy—things only we can do!
We can become energized and motivated by our high calling and summons to do the will of God, seeing how vitally important we are to God's purpose.
Like Moses, we have to develop conviction, a product of a relationship of God, established by being faithful day by day in the little things of life.
We must be involved in proclaiming His message, feeding the flock, living His example, assuming the responsibilities of our awesome commission.