The Plain Truth

The Plain Truth was a monthly religious magazine published by the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) from 1934 to 1990. The magazine primarily focused on religious and world news, as well as prophecy and self-improvement.Image:the-plain-truth-sample-cover

The Plain Truth was originally conceived by Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the WCG, as a way to spread his religious teachings and interpretations of biblical prophecy. The magazine was printed in multiple languages and had a worldwide audience.

Notably, The Plain Truth challenged traditional Christian teachings on subjects like the afterlife, the nature of God, and the observance of religious holidays. This often put the magazine and its publisher at odds with other religious organizations.

Despite its controversial content, The Plain Truth was widely read and had a devoted following, with a circulation that reached millions in the 1960s and 1970s. The magazine also had a significant impact on popular culture, inspiring parodies and even an episode of The Simpsons.

Following the death of Armstrong in 1986, the WCG underwent significant changes, including a shift in its religious teachings and the discontinuation of The Plain Truth in 1990. Today, The Plain Truth is remembered as an important part of religious publishing history, which challenged traditional Christian teachings and inspired a passionate following.{{Categories}}

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