Has Christian Biblical Church of God restored original Christianity? What should you be aware of before getting involved? Make sure all your questions have been answered beforehand especially concerning what is expected of you financially!

Note: If you have a loved one who has recently gone into this group, or is becoming involved, be sure and read: If You Have a Loved One in a Deceptive, Exploitive Group.

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Brief History:

CBCG was founded in 1983 by Fred R. Coulter and is located in Hollister, California. His website carries the name: Truth of God–Restoring Original Christianity–For Today! or Truth of God–Biblical Church of God. 

False Gospel:

Coulter claims that CBCG is “dedicated to teaching the truth.” However, CBCG’s “truth” is nothing but the dogma and belief system of Herbert W. Armstrong, a false prophet who gave over 200 false prophecies.

HWA is known to have copied and plagiarized from Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7th-day Adventism, Mormonism, and Church of God (7th Day).

Read: Herbert Armstrong: Mr. Confusion for a review of his doctrines and Herbert Armstrong’s Religious Roots.

Coulter plainly teaches a false gospel that cannot save! The Apostle Paul said the Gospel was the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. (See I Corinthians 15:1-4) The true gospel is the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ, what He has accomplished and how He has forgiven all our sins. Coulter teaches contrary to this; therefore, he denies the gospel and is teaching another gospel. (II Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6)

Fred Coulter has many booklets and audios on his site based on the false teachings of Herbert Armstrong, including HWA’s book Mystery of the Ages which was the culmination of all HWA’s teachings. (See ESN’s chapter by chapter critical reviews of Mystery of the Ages, available as PDF downloads).

Herbert Armstrong was not only a false prophet and false teacher, he was an immoral person and a hypocrite.

Read: Why Herbert Armstrong Couldn’t Have Been God’s True Apostle.


CBCG’s is merely one of hundreds of offshoots from the Worldwide Church of God, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, and known for decades as a Bible-based cult, teaching a false gospel and destroying lives.

This is the “restored Christianity” Fred R. Coulter is talking about. Beware that you are not deceived and end up being exploited financially through his tithing system, along with mandated holy day offerings!

Fred Coulter has also written his own translation of the Bible (read more about this in the first testimony below).

Make sure you are not being deluded into believing a false gospel expounded by Fred Coulter. The Scriptures warn us about false teachers and tell us to be discerning! Ask God to show you if what you are believing is error and ask Him to lead you into the way of eternal life.

Much more about Coulter can be found in the testimonies, letters and articles on our site and which are listed below.

By D. M. Williams
Exit &  Support Network™
January 2020
Updated May 1, 2022


“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves” ~Matthew 7:15



Christian Biblical Church of God (An Ungodly Experience Nobody Should Have To Endure)

Beware of Fred R. Coulter!


You Saved Me From Fred Coulter’s Group

Fred R. Coulter is Using the Basic Books of Ellen G. White

Cannot Listen to Fred Coulter Any Longer

Thanks for Exposing Fred Coulter

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Where is the True Church?

How Do I Receive Eternal Life? (Can I be assured that I have received eternal life? Did I really understand what the gospel was?)

What Were the Lies and What is the Truth?

Confession and Freedom From Specific Cult/Occult Strongholds (includes WCG, PCG & all offshoots)

Grace & Law (many articles)


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