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Worldwide Church of God
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The Worldwide Church of God (WCG), founded in 1933, is a North American Adventist church that strongly emphasizes biblical prophecy. Although it deviated from Protestant orthodoxy in a number of ways, a major doctrinal and organizational transformation occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s that converted it into an evangelical denomination. Subsequently, a number of schisms resulted in an exodus of half its adherents. The most recent (2004) estimated membership is 63,000 worldwide.

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Pierard, Richard V., “Worldwide Church of God”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_W.35>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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