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“David C. Pack”
by Art Sadlier   
October 23rd, 2012

David Pack states that he began to listen to The World Tomorrow radio program, sponsored by the Radio Church of God (later renamed the Worldwide Church of God), and heard Herbert W. Armstrong teach.

Pack was attracted to Armstrong’s strange theology. (Armstrong was dubbed Mr. Confusion by many who heard him). As a result he attended Ambassador College, entered the Worldwide Church of God ministry in 1971, he was personally trained by Herbert W. Armstrong.

Upon Mr. Armstrong’s death in January 1986, many of his teachings was rejected by the elders of the church. Mr. Pack left the Worldwide Church of God in 1993, and sought to re-establish the teachings of Armstrong.

He started the Restored Church of God. Today the ministry of Herbert W. Armstrong is carried on by David C. Pack through “The Real Truth” magazine and “The World to Come” program.

The following are excerpts from Pack’s statement of beliefs.

[We in the Church of God Restored do not embrace the doctrine of the trinity.

We believe that salvation is a process that culminates with entrance into God's Kingdom.

We believe the doctrine of "once saved, always saved" is not taught anywhere in scripture. Furthermore, we believe that God's word instructs us to let no man take our crown and to not look back. We also believe the scriptures warn that the faith can be lost and that names can be removed from God's Book of Life.

We believe the Sabbath was practiced by God's people in the Old Testament, by Jesus and His apostles in the New Testament, by Paul and the first century church, and remains in effect to this day.

We believe that God has created seven annual Holy Days and has instructed His children to assemble on these days as well as on His weekly Sabbath.

The second resurrection is for all those who have not been called in this life. This resurrection, which will take place at the conclusion of the Millennium, will enable the billions of people who have never heard God's word to be taught God's way and to make a decision concerning it. This is a physical resurrection in which those who are in the graves shall be made mortal comprised of flesh and blood and bone.

We believe that God designed certain plants and animals to be consumed by man while others are to be avoided. We believe that God's laws concerning clean and unclean meats were given before the flood, were restored to the congregation in the wilderness, were honored by God's people in the Old Testament, and were kept by Jesus Christ and His apostles and all of the New Testament churches. The Church of God Restored honors God's instruction concerning clean and unclean meats.]

These are just a few of the unscriptural beliefs of David C. Pack and they indicate that he is as confused as Herbert W. Armstrong was, and is living under the law. These men cannot distinguish between Israel and the church which leaves them in total confusion.

We are instructed to, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). For Pack to attribute his beliefs to Jesus, the disciples and Paul does not confirm his positions. If we rightly divide the Word of God we find Pack’s assertions are wrong and they misrepresent Jesus and the apostles.

Joseph Farah of World Net Daily is apparently a disciple of David C. Pack. He is actively involved in promoting him through WND. Through WND Farah has promoted the idea that Christians ought to worship on Saturday. In a recent article published on WND, Farah stated that he keeps the Jewish feasts.

Today we are bombarded by an increasing number of false teachers. There have always been false teachers around but we are warned of their increase in the last days. We need to be vigilant during these days of deception and apostasy.

We need to be like the Bereans; “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11). The believer has the Word of God and the Spirit of God to guide him into all truth.

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