What Does “The Work” Mean to You? – Richard J Rice – Good News Magazine

What Does “The Work” Mean to You? – Richard J Rice – Good News Magazine

Have you ever wondered why we refer to what we do as “the Work”? Why does Pastor General Herbert W. Armstrong use the phrase “the Work” to describe the great commission of God’s Church today? Is this phrase a mere human invention – just a catchall term used to indicate the Church’s activities – or is it a title inspired by God and based on biblical instruction? Rest assured that the phrase “the Work of God” is used in the Bible and carries profound significance for us today. The Bible refers to God’s Work numerous times, but here is one example: “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:28-29). Why is this important? …

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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