De-Mystifying the Mysteries
An examination of the Doctrines of The Worldwide Church of God and Herbert W. Armstrong.
by Scott C. Blue
About the Book
In August 1985, Armstrong's final work, Mystery of the Ages, was published. He called it a "synopsis of the Bible in the most plain and understandable language." It was more or less a compendium of theological concepts as articulated by Armstrong. Including the notion that the bible was ‘a coded book’ to which he had been given the key.
In De-Mystifying the Mysteries we will be taking a look at the Herbert W. Armstrong vision of Worldwide Church of God, encompassing from the 1930’s until his death in 1986. De-Mystifying the Mysteries specifically will challenge Armstrong’s doctrines as presented in his last book, Mystery of the Ages, a book he proclaimed to be his life’s work and beliefs.
De-Mystifying the Mysteries will quote Armstrong directly, as well as some of his most trusted ministers and advisors and will refute Armstrong’s doctrines, using scripture and support it with historical documents, scientific documents, and writings from the men whom the Apostles ordained, writings Armstrong claimed were lost through the ages. When applicable, Hebrew documentation will be used as well, in order to show the Hebrew traditions in Old Testament times.
Last but not least, De-Mystifying the Mysteries will take a step back and use a little common sense and logic when compiling all the evidence against the doctrines of Herbert W. Armstrong and his Evangelists in the Worldwide Church of God.
Scott Blue began writing screenplays in October 2002 with his debut "Bullet Brothers", followed by "Bullet Brotherhood" In 2005 he began his first novel, "Roots of Evil", a prequel to the Bullet Brothers series, was released in the spring of 2009. In addition Scott has also embarked on a non-fiction project titled "De-Mystifying the Mysteries" (2009) a personal story of growing up in a religious cult with a perspective from the outside looking in. In 2010 he put together a compilation of early Church fathers entitled "Against Armstrong: St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Polycarp in their own words" followed by "Our Family Rosary" (2012) with his wife Lauren. He is also working on the follow up to "De-mystifying" entitled "From Petra to Peter." Scott currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and six children.