About Us

Background of the WKG

147 about us The Worldwide Church of God in short WKG, English "Worldwide Church of God" (known since April 3, 2009 in different areas of the world under the name "Grace Communion International"), was in 1934 in the United States as "Radio Church of God" Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) founded. As a former advertising specialist and ordained preacher of the Church of God of the Seventh Day, Armstrong was a pioneer in preaching the gospel via radio and, from 1968, on "The World Tomorrow" television stations. "The Plain Truth" Magazine, also founded by Armstrong in 1934, was also published in German from 1961. First as "The Pure Truth" and from 1973 as "Clear & True". In 1968 the first community in German-speaking Switzerland was founded in Zurich, a short time later in Basel. In January 1986, Armstrong appointed Joseph W. Tkach as deputy general pastor. After the death of Armstrong (1986) under Tkach Senior slow ...

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credo

Emphasis on Jesus Christ Our values ​​are fundamental principles upon which we build our spiritual lives and with which we face our common destiny in the Worldwide Church of God as children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. We emphasize sound biblical teaching We are committed to sound biblical teaching. We believe that the essential doctrines of historical Christianity are those to which the Christian faith ...

Forgive us our transgressions

The Worldwide Church of God WKG (English Worldwide Church of God) has in recent years changed its position to a set of long-held beliefs and practices. These changes were based on the assumption that salvation comes by grace, by faith. Although we have preached this in the past, it has always been linked with the message that God is calling us to our works that ...

A church, born again

For the past fifteen years, the Holy Spirit has blessed the Worldwide Church of God with unprecedented growth in doctrinal understanding and sensitivity to the world around us, especially to other Christians. But the scale and speed of the changes since the death of our founder, Herbert W. Armstrong, has amazed both supporters and opponents. It pays to pause to look at what we ...

Portrait of Dr. Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach is pastor general and chairman of the board of the "Worldwide Church of God", short WKG, English "Worldwide Church of God". Since April 3, 2009 the church has been renamed "Grace Communion International". Dr. Tkach has served the Worldwide Church of God as an ordained minister since 1976. He served communities in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; Pasadena and Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo. His father, Joseph W. Tkach senior, appointed Dr. Tkach to ...

Review of the WKG

In January 1986, Herbert W. Armstrong died at the age of 93 years. The founder of the Worldwide Church of God was a remarkable man, with an impressive speech and writing style. He has convinced more than 100.000 people of his interpretations of the Bible, and he has built the Worldwide Church of God into a radio / television and publishing empire that at its peak reached more than 15 millions of people each year. A strong emphasis on the teachings of Lord ...

Our true identity

Nowadays, it is often necessary to make a name for yourself to be important and important to others and yourself. It seems that people are on an insatiable quest for identity and meaning. But Jesus already said, "He who finds his life will lose it; and who loses his life for my sake will find it "(Mt 10, 39). As a church, we have learned from this truth. Since 2009 we call ourselves Grace Communion ...

Do we teach the All-reconciliation?

Some people claim that the theology of the Trinity teaches a universalism, that is, the assumption that every human will be saved. For it does not matter whether he is good or bad, remorseful or not, or whether he has accepted or denied Jesus. So there is no hell. I have two difficulties in making this claim, which is a fallacy: firstly, belief in the Trinity does not require that one ...

Trinitarian, Christ-centered theology

The mission of the World Church of God (WKG) is to work with Jesus to help the gospel be lived and preached. Our understanding of Jesus and His good news of grace has changed fundamentally through a reformation of our teachings in the last decade of the 20th century. This led to the existing beliefs of the WKG now being applied to the biblical doctrines of the historical-orthodox Christian ...

The Rapture Doctrine

The "rapture doctrine" advocated by some Christians deals with what happens to the Church when Jesus returns - when it comes to "second coming", as it is usually called. The teaching says that believers experience a kind of ascension; that they will be put towards Christ, sometime when he returns in glory. Essentially, the believers of rapture serve as a single passage: «Because we tell you with a ...