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Are these correct, Box 111 Pasadena, California 91109 and 800-423-4444?
I have heard Mr. Armstrong's sermons are edited, is this true?
If I wanted to donate for the upkeep of this site, how can I get it to you?
Can I pay tithes and offerings to HWALibrary.com?
I can't find some of Mr. Armstrong's material?
What is registration for?
Why is this "sermon" or this "Minister" on HWALibrary.com?
Where can I find information concerning God's Holy Days?
Is HWALibrary.com affiliated with any other organizations?

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How to search by Keyword, Title or Written by.
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Are these correct, Box 111 Pasadena, California 91109 and 800-423-4444?
No, the address for the Worldwide Church of God and phone number given for material are no longer correct for obtaining the information offered. This site offers all of the material offered on this site 100% free. There is no need to call or mail your requests, simply do a search for the material on our site. The Worldwide Church of God dissolved after Mr. Armstrong’s death in January 1986.
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I have heard Mr. Armstrong's sermons are edited, is this true?
99.9% of the time this is an untrue rumor. If you go to legitimate sites that do not have an agenda against Mr. Armstrong (like HWALibrary.com) the recorded material (Sermons, Telecasts, Bible Studies, Radio Broadcasts, etc.) have not had content editing performed to the media.

Some people think because there is a skip or the audio or video starts in the middle of a sentence that the material was edited. This is not true, most of the material of the Worldwide Church of God was recorded when Cassette tapes and VHS tapes were the only media available. Both of these Medias could and did become corrupt at the beginning or end over time due to the elements of time. That is why some audio files start in mid-sentence or end abruptly.

Also Cassette and VHS tapes, depending on the speed used during the recording were 30, 45, 60 & 90 minutes long. When a sermon was being recorded the speaker did not stop for the tape to be flipped or replaced which causes some of the breaks/skips in the middle or an abrupt end of a sermon or other recordings.
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If I wanted to donate for the upkeep of this site, how can I get it to you?
Thank you for your offer, HWALibrary.com is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductable. If you would like to make donations for site upkeep and also help get this message out to God's people, the mailing address is: HWALibrary.com • PO Box 1550 • Independence, MO 64055 • USA - Please make checks or money orders payable to: HWALibrary.com    -    Donations also accepted through PayPal.
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Can I pay tithes and offerings to HWALibrary.com?
Only if "you feel" HWALibrary.com meets God's tithe and offering criteria. HWALibrary.com offers the material of the Worldwide Church of God the same as Mr. Armstrong did through the Worldwide Church of God, free of charge, gratis to all.
HWALibrary.com received 2,000,034 hits last month with an all time total of 27,746,380 hits from 123 countries around the world. HWALibrary.com has its own dedicated hosting and media center which handled 2,147,483,647 Kbytes of data last month with an all time total of 4,504,787,751 Kbytes of data in books, booklets, Bible Studies, magazine articles and other publications being viewed and downloaded 24/7; 365 days a year.
HWALibrary.com also uses a wide variety of Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Wordpress, Pinterest, etc., reaching millions more. HWALibrary.com has 1,335 audio/video files (Telecasts, Radio Broadcasts, Sermons, Bible Studies) streaming from HWALibrary.com available 24/7, 365 days a year to God's people. There has been 23,472 audio/video programs watched and downloaded from HWALibrary.com this month and an all time total of 938,894 views.
HWALibrary.com has to rely on God's people the same as the Worldwide Church of God did to make this message available to all. Your tithes and offerings are much appreciated. HWALibrary.com also accepts donations if you prefer to be a co-worker to help keep this message available to all.
There is a cost for the above services and HWALibrary.com uses all donations, tithes and offering to make this message available to the world and to feed God's people, per God's instruction. HWALibrary.com gratefully accepts help with these costs, expenses and thousands of hours it is taking to build HWALibrary.com.
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I can't find some of Mr. Armstrong's material?
Sorry, we are about 93% complete on adding material we currently have. Please check back often, we add material virtually everyday.
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What is registration for?
Registration is not required to access any material on this site. Our registration (MyHWA area) allows users to save material they have viewed or read by title and date. HWALibrary.com currently has 9,315 titles and chapters and we hope this helps users keep track of when they viewed or read material.
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Why is this "sermon" or this "Minister" on HWALibrary.com?
HWALibrary.com has left off sermon titles and men's name in the question above because they do not matter.
HWALibrary.com posts material according to the truth revealed by God through Herbert W Armstrong, HWALIbrary.com does not go by a man's name or a date of a sermon or a rumor about someone. HWALibrary.com goes by the message and if that message is the truth. If you find a message on our site that is contrary to God's truth given to Mr. Armstrong we would like to know about it. HWALibrary.com tries very hard to post material that reflects the truth of God, not the truth of men.
HWALibrary.com also does not post any material of any Minister that was not ordained and with the Worldwide Church of God before Mr. Armstrong's death in January 1986. There are Ministers that left the Worldwide Church of God after "it" fell away from God's truth and joined a splinter group that are very dedicated to God's truth and HWALibrary.com has no problem posting messages from these men as long as the message is the truth as given by God.
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Where can I find information concerning God's Holy Days?
There is a link at the bottom of all pages called "Holy Day Information", which will take you to a calendar showing God's Holy Days, there are also links on the page that will take you to specific information concerning each Holy Day and Festival.
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Is HWALibrary.com affiliated with any other organizations?
HWALibrary (hwalibrary.com) is a non-profit "Church of God" Library. HWALibrary is not affiliated with any other organizations. HWALibrary is a free tool for God's people to search out the truth (1 Thessalonians 5:21), "given by God", through Mr. Armstrong, the Philadelphia era (6th) of the 7 Church era's (Revelation 1:11 through Revelation 3:22).

HWALibrary.com (Herbert W Armstrong Library) is dedicated to the preservation of history and teachings of the Worldwide Church of God under the direction of Herbert W Armstrong. HWALibrary.com maintains a historical archive of the 50 plus year work of the Worldwide Church of God, Ambassador College and The Ambassador International Cultural Foundation. For a brief overview of the man and the work he did through the Radio/Worldwide Church of God, please follow this link “A Tribute to Herbert W Armstrong”.

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How to search by Keyword, Title or Written by.
There are three different options for searching HWALibrary.com from the Search bar:
Keyword, Title and Written by.


How to search by Keyword, Title or Written by and Refine search results.

Keyword: Common words such as "a", "an", "and", "as", and other common words are ignored.

Keyword Example: If searching for: "Just What Do You Mean Kingdom Of God" - Using: "Just What Do You Mean" will not return results, but "Kingdom of God" will return results (the word "of" will be ignored). The words: just, what, do, you, mean - are common words excluded from the search.

Keyword Dictionary: The keyword search dictionary was derived from all material found on HWALibrary.com. When using HWALibrary's search system, the system will show suggestions for each word you are typing. With that said, all words that are typed into the keyword search box may not appear as suggestions, that does not mean you will not find the word or words once the search is performed. The dropdown suggestion dictionary is for convenience of helping to spell common and not so common words only.

Title: Title search is a smart system, once you start typing the system will start returning all "Titles" in the system that match what you have typed, showing you the top 40 results in a dropdown menu. If you see the "Title" you are searching for, stop typing and select the "Title" in the dropdown menu and press the "Go" button.

Title Example 1: If you are searching for: "End Time Prophecy" change the search bar to "Title"; and then simply type "prophecy" and the first 40 results will dropdown in the menu, simply click the "Title" in the dropdown menu that you wish to go to and click the "Go" button. All "Titles" that match "End Time Prophecy" will show in the search results on the search page.

Title Example 2: If you wish to see everything in the system that has "prophecy" in the Title, stop typing [do not select anything in the dropdown menu] and press the "Go" button and every Title in the system that has "prophecy" in the "Title" will show in the search results.


Written by: Written by search is also a smart system, once you start typing the system will display all "Names" in the system that match the name you have typed, showing you the top results in a dropdown menu. If you see the "Name" of the person you are searching for, stop typing, select the "Name" (IE: "Herman L Hoeh") in the dropdown menu and hit the "Go" button. The system will show everything by Mr. Hoeh in the search results.


Refined Search: When many results are returned, but you are searching for a specific type of material such as, Sermons or Radio Broadcasts, you can "exclude" other results by selecting the check box, thus refining the results to just Sermons and Radio Broadcasts. Refined Search is available on all 3 search options Keyword, Title and Written By.

Refined Search Note: When a search is performed the system returns all results for your search criteria, when using the refined search options, you must select the box you wish to exclude from the next search you perform.


Please Note: Simply playing with the search bar will help you understand it, you can't hurt it so experiment with it. The search system is fairly powerful if you take a few minutes to understand it.
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Navigation of Site. (Run mouse over image to enlarge picture)
General navigation of the site is through the links and menus throughout the site. Return navigation is mainly in one place (see illustration). The return navigation will take you back exactly where you came from. Example: By clicking the Sermons link, return navigation will return you to the previous page at the exact location of the link that brought you to view the Sermon.
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Additional Sorting. (Run mouse over image to enlarge picture)
Some areas of HWALibrary.com offer additional sorting and can be useful for finding material you are looking for. These are dropdown menus which offer additional options; when on pages that have these options click on down arrow to see available selections. Currently these features are on the following areas: Co-Worker Letters, Tomorrow's World Magazine, Plain Truth Magazine, Good News Magazine, Sermons, Letter Answering Department and The Bible Hymnal.
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About QR Codes?
HWALibrary.comQR Code; short for "Quick Response Code" enables you to bookmark the webpage information for each Book, Booklet, Magazine Article, Telecast, etc. shown on HWALibrary.com. With the QR Code there is no need to type the URL into a phone, notebook or iPad, instead you simply scan the image, your phone reads the QR Code, converts it back into the URL and stores it as a bookmark on your device for quick access while you are on the go. Most "QR Code Scanner" apps are free and can be found in your device app store.
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