OPINION: Proving All Things… Gerald Flurry

  This was written in 2009. This is a partial list. Sources for HWA available on wwcg-archives.com . “Prove all things and hold fast to what is good” 1 Thes 5:29 HWA : “We must continually be ON OUR GUARD, never trusting ANY MAN, or even a board or group of men BUT GOD Alone Through HIS HOLY WORD!” (Co-Worker Letter February, 1939- Herbert W Armstrong) HWA: “Now I can’t accept Error. I can’t just Swallow every Wind of DOCTRINE THAT COMES AROUND. Well neither should you my friends! Now, maybe I’m giving YOU some new wind of doctrine…YOU SHOULDN’T SWALLOW everything that comes along. You know, people that have ever tried to change me find that I don’t change easily or quickly, but my mind is open. But I need to be sure. But of course you need to be VERY CAREFUL and your bible says PROVE ALL THINGS- don’t just Carelessly Accept Something! No, this booklet…I have talked to you about, (note: This was the booklet offered on the World Tomorrow Program) IF IT ISN’T PROVEN- Don’t ACCEPT IT!” (World Tomorrow radio program 1979 “Proving the Truth” with Herbert W Armstrong) HWA: “A True servant of God will always correct an error; he will ALWAYS admit he was wrong, when it is shown to him, otherwise he would not continue to be a True servant of God.” (World Tomorrow radio program “True Church”- 1980 Herbert W Armstrong) Mr.Armstrong taught us that Satan is the great counterfeiter! Like a counterfeit dollar bill, some are close and cleaver counterfeits. The only way you can tell it from the original is to put it up next to the original and “Carefully Compare” the two. The following is just a partial list of how Gerald Flurry differs from God’s Word and from Herbert W. Armstrong in teaching, doctrine and spiritually. Quotes are sourced, so you can prove all things. There are far too many changes and strays from the Truth to mention here! But here are some you need to study! Notice what the End-Time Elijah said: “Satan is a great counterfeiter! He appears as “an angel of light” (II Cor 11:13-15). And he has his counterfeit churches! His ministers are deceived by him into believing they are the “ministers of righteousness and of Christ (II Cor 11:15; Matt 24:5). (Mystery of the Ages page 250 paragraph 3.) “Notice these deceived but false churches believe they are the true church, and their ministers “are transformed as the ministers of righteousness” — in other words, appear to be the true ministers of Jesus Christ. And indeed, many of them may be entirely sincere, being themselves deceived.” (Mystery of the Ages Page 25 bottom) “Men ought never interpret the Bible. The Bible gives us GOD’S OWN INTERPRETATION!” (Mystery of the Ages page 299 paragraph 4) HWA: “In God’s Church, we ministers do not tell you what to believe, and command you to believe us without even looking into your Bible. That is what the Roman Catholic Church does– but not God’s Church. …But suppose, when you study your own Bible, you come across something you feel is contrary to the teaching of the Church? Must you hid your eyes from what you see in your Bible? CERTAINLY NOT!… God’s ministers will go into it with you. If you are right– if you have found any place in the Bible where we are in error, then WE WANT TO KNOW IT. We hate error, and love truth, even though truth corrects and reproves us! Bring it to us. IF YOU are wrong, we will patiently show you, and explain it more perfectly to you. If we are wrong, we will correct it BEFORE THE WHOLE CHURCH, so that ALL the Church may, with one mind, believe the TRUTH, and speak the SAME THING!” (Good News, May 1960, Should we listen to OTHERS?) Remember: “you will know them by their fruits” (THEIR FRUITS, NOT THEIR WORDS). Please look up everything and take it to God and “PROVE THIS ONE ALL THE WAY OUT to be right or wrong! The Truth is where Christ is, and HIS Wisdom & Discernment is what we need in abundance! Ask God to give you what you need!! Proverbs 2:3-4;3:1-7,21-26;6:16-19;8:17;12:17,22,10. —————————————————————————————————————————- The TITLE “THAT PROPHET”: Mr.Flurry removed from Mystery of the Ages(and from the Wonderful World tomorrow booklets) the following statement: “No prophets are mentioned as having either Administrative, Executive, or Preaching functions in the New Testament Church”- (Mystery of the Ages 1985 version page 202 mid- page- Herbert W Armstrong) Also removed by Mr. Flurry from Mr.Armstrong’s ” The Wonderful World Tomorrow” booklet(it is in brackets): “All teachings came from Christ through the apostles- and a few times Christ communicated to apostles via the prophets[of which there are none in God’s Church today, since the Bible for our time is complete]. God’s Church today receives it’s teachings from the Living Christ, through an apostle, just as in A.D. 31.”(The Wonderful World Tomorrow booklet by Herbert W Armstrong page 3 1/3rd of a way down page)(compare to same booklet PCG’s version 2005 page 54top of page). WHY remove that paragraph? Please read on with Mr.Armstrong’s own words. HWA ON NEW TESTAMENT PROPHETS IN GOD’S CHURCH “In these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. These prophets ranked second to the apostles in the framework of God’s Church. (Eph 4:11) Their mission seems to have been to receive messages or prophecies direct from God, and to convey these messages from God to the apostles or evangelists or elders. “God’s Word has not yet been completely committed to writing. The New Testament was still in process of being written. There is no evidence of the existence of any prophets in the Church since the New Testament was written. …Every example in the New Testament, however, shows that Christ carried on affairs in His Church according to HIS GOVERNMENT, and in Definite order. There is no doubt, therefore, that THESE PROPHETS WERE SENT from Jerusalem BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE APOSTLES. (Good News, January 1960, Vol. IX, Number 1, page 5, Must God’s Ministers Be Ordained BY THE HAND OF MAN? , by Herbert W Armstrong) “Emphatically I am NOT a prophet, in the sense of one to whom God speaks specially and directly, revealing personally a future event to happen or new truth, or new and special instruction direct from God– separate from, an apart from what is contained in the Bible. And I never have claimed to be, THERE IS NO SUCH HUMAN PROPHET LIVING TODAY!…The Bible is the written Word of God–and, for our time now, it is COMPLETE! Never have I believed or claimed that God reveals to me new truths not contained in the Bible–in addition to, or apart from the Bible. …Let’s take a look at the Church of God of the first century, as we find it revealed in the Book of Acts, beginning from the day of Pentecost, 31 A.D. The Bible was not fully written– only the Old Testament– in 31 A.D. God then was still communicating new truth, instruction and knowledge directly and personally to prophets. As the Church progressed, it was the function of a prophet to communicate to the apostles special messages which God had personally revealed to them. Others were inspired in the writing of the books of the New Testament. …So we read, in Acts 11:28 and 21:10-11, of the prophet Agabus. But today we have the COMPLETE Word of God, for our time, in the Bible. There are no such Prophets– except false ones.” (Tomorrow’s World, February, 1972. Page 1, personal from the Editor Herbert W Armstrong) Why remove it? Because (as you read Mr.Armstrong above) there are no prophets today in God’s Church except “False Ones”. This statement then totally eliminates Gerald Flurry’s claim to be GOD’S Prophet and his claim to hold the office of “THAT PROPHET”. Let’s read further Mr.Armstrong’s teaching on the subject: “THAT PROPHET” HWA: “4. Is Moses therefore referred to as a TYPE of Christ? Acts 7:37. The word ‘prophet’ refers to Christ. Note the words, ‘Like unto me.’ Also see Acts 3:20-22. What did God send Jesus Christ to deliver us from? Rom. 3:24-25. “COMMENT: Moses, sent by God to deliver Israel from PHYSICAL bondage, was a TYPE pointing to Christ– whom God sent to deliver repentant believers from SPIRITUAL bondage! A Wonderful analogy.” (1960 A.C Bible Correspondence Course, Lesson 25 page 31) “Yet Moses was a figure and type of the Prophet (“That Prophet”) to come– Jesus the Messiah or Anointed of God.” (A Tale of Two Prophets, page 9 bottom, 1978 booklet by Jon Hill) “We do not have room to explain how Moses, the author of the first five books of the Bible, anticipated the coming of Jesus Christ when he was inspired to write, ‘I will raise them up a Prophet[Jesus] from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him’ (Deut. 18:18). Moses even knew that there would come some individuals who would have the gall to preach the name of God and claim that they were His prophets, and yet speak lies in His name–‘But the prophet, which shall PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even THAT PROPHET SHALL DIES’ (Deut 18:20).” (Plain Truth magazine July 1963, The Gospel in the O.T., D.J. Hill) “Who Was That Prophet?” is a section heading in a 1962 Good News article. read this article on what the Church has always taught. (Good news March 1962, page 13) It says– Jesus Christ is “the (THAT) Prophet”, not Mr.Flurry! “The Prophet” or “That Prophet” is JESUS CHRIST not Gerald Flurry! Deut 18:15, 18; John 1:21; 7:40, Acts 3:22-23; 7:37, 40; 9:17; Luke 1:76; 7:16; 24:19; Matt 21:11; 16:13-14. Early on Mr.Flurry kept saying: “Remember what you were taught”! Changes in Mr.Flurry’s own teachings: Mr.Flurry(all early quotes, pre 1992): “Because there are Many False Prophets and False Leaders. Often these deceivers were in God’s church. We Must Always Test our Leaders With God’s Word! That certainly INCLUDES ME!” (Malachi’s message 1991 page 10) “Test” or “Prove”, How? By comparing it with God’s Word The Bible(as HWA always taught us). Mr.Flurry taught this early on too, But he has changes that process. Quote: “But HE HAS GIVEN ME all kinds of new revelation from the Bible- new revelation that you can prove. “You can easily prove that From The Little Book (Malachi’s Message) and..Most of the Booklets I have Written.” (Royal Vision Magazine July/August 2000 Gerald Flurry) Notice Mr.Flurry says he can prove this(from the Bible? NO!) NOT FROM THE BIBLE, but from his own writings! Mr.Flurry has taught “all along” that time is very short. In his Ezekiel booklet( written in 2007), in it, he says the January 16, 2010 marks the end of the 20 years Ezekiel work and tribulation may start. that didn’t happen and now he has added 10 more years. Look around! DO you “really believe” that there is 10 years left? Matt 24: read the entire chapter. What is the sign of the End? Matt 24:14. Also: Mr.Flurry says that Mr.Armstrong said that the “End” here meant the end of the Philadelphia era. Mr.Armstrong said it means the “End of this world as we know it, the end of man’s rule and Christ’s coming!” QUITE A DIFFERENCE in the meaning huh!! Mr.Flurry: ” There are no prophets in the Laodicean Church today, but God can always have prophets in embryo- ready to use when He needs them” (Malachi’s Message 1990 page 68 paragraph 1), and 1999 version (Page 109 paragraph 1). Does HE have them or not? “Prophets have not played a major role from Christ’s first coming until now. That could change very soon unless leaders in Pasadena repent. Malachi’s Message is going to be delivered.” (Malachi’s message 1990 page 80 block 1)– This was deleted (Malachi’s message 1999 page 144 bottom). “If they receive a prophet in the name of a prophet- they receive a prophet’s reward”. (Malachi’s Message 1990 page 80 paragraph 2)– This was deleted (Malachi’s message 1999 page 145 paragraph 2). Apparently, though, he had second thoughts about revealing that he was a prophet so early on, and as indicated above, those references were removed or altered, and the subject wasn’t reintroduced until hi Jan. 15, 1994 sermon, “Office of a prophet”. It was later fully expounded at the 1999 ministerial conference, and then written up in the Royal Vision Magazine discussed below. 1999 Ministerial Conference There are the five sermons given by Gerald Flurry at the 1999 ministerial conference held in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he first proclaimed himself to be “That Prophet.” Also in a Royal Vision Article In the first two sections of “That Prophet” (Royal Vision July/August 2000), Gerald Flurry offers no scriptural proof whatsoever to support his thesis, yet he has criticized Mr.Tkach stating that, “no Scriptures were given,” when for changes he was making(Malachi’s Message page 14). His “proof” consists solely of what he says several commentaries say the Jews believed, and what he thinks. Again, no proof is given- read it closely- there are no scriptures given as proof of Doctrine. These first two sections are the foundation for the rest of the article- this is where he “proves” he is “That Prophet.” Mr.Flurry does not even accurately represent what the commentaries DO say, (and what the Church has always taught), which is that JESUS CHRIST was “That Prophet.” “That Prophet” IS JESUS CHRIST”- it refers to His first coming as the prophet(John 6:14), while “Christ” refers to His second coming in power as Messiah. Here are some scriptures that should leave no doubt that Jesus at His first coming was “The Prophet” (Greek prophetes, Strong’s 4396) that a few of the Jews were looking for: What does Scripture say? “And the multitude said This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. (Matt 21:11) “But Jesus said unto them, a prophet is not without honour, but in in hi sown country, and among hi sown kin, and in hi sown house. (Mark 6:1) “Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. (Mark 6:15) “And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in hi sown country. (Luke 4:24) “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. (Luke 7:16) “Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. (Luke 13:33) “And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people. (Luke 24:19) “The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. (John 4:19) “Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. (John 6:14) “Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. (John 7:40) “They say unto the blind man again, What sayest though of him, that he has opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.” (John 9:17) “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.” (Acts 3:22, 23) “This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.” (Acts 7:37) Mr.Flurry seems deceptive in his handling of Deuteronomy 18: 15, 18. In his Royal Vision article, “That Prophet”, he ignores it altogether, and makes no mention of other New Testament references to “that prophet”. O cannot see ignoring Deut. 18:15, 18 as anything but dishonest. Also, in 1994 he tried to apply Acts 3:22(Dt. 18:15, 18) to himself( see the section on “A Prophet Like Moses”)! What did the WCG teach under HWA regarding “that prophet”? HWA: “4. Is Moses therefore referred to as a TYPE of Christ? Acts 7:37. The word ‘prophet’ refers to Christ. Note the words, ‘Like unto me.’ Also see Acts 3:20-22. What did God send Jesus Christ to deliver us from? Rom. 3:24-25. “COMMENT: Moses, sent by God to deliver Israel from PHYSICAL bondage, was a TYPE pointing to Christ– whom God sent to deliver repentant believers from SPIRITUAL bondage! A Wonderful analogy.” (1960 A.C Bible Correspondence Course, Lesson 25 page 31) “Yet Moses was a figure and type of the Prophet (“That Prophet”) to come– Jesus the Messiah or Anointed of God.” (A Tale of Two Prophets, page 9 bottom, 1978 booklet by Jon Hill) “We do not have room to explain how Moses, the author of the first five books of the Bible, anticipated the coming of Jesus Christ when he was inspired to write, ‘I will raise them up a Prophet[Jesus] from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him’ (Deut. 18:18). Moses even knew that there would come some individuals who would have the gall to preach the name of God and claim that they were His prophets, and yet speak lies in His name–‘But the prophet, which shall PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even THAT PROPHET SHALL DIES’ (Deut 18:20).” (Plain Truth magazine July 1963, The Gospel in the O.T., D.J. Hill) “Who Was That Prophet?” is a section heading in a 1962 Good News article. (Good News March 1962, page 13) Comments: Why did Mr.Flurry ignore Deut 18:15, 18 (The very scripture that all other scriptures refer us back to)? Why did he ignore all the other NT scriptures which refer to “that prophet”? And why did he misrepresent what the commentaries say? Mr.Flurry knows what “twisting scripture” is (Malachi’s Message page 127). The scriptures are plain, God now speaks to His Church through Jesus Christ, nor prophets (Heb 1:1, 2). Now he does mention Deut 18: 15, 18, apparently though only after someone pointed out his omission, but again with no scriptural proof–only what he thinks makes sense. (That Prophet page 2, paragraph 4, 5). We “MUST” be able to prove this from our Bibles! Prophesies, and even miracles, mean NOTHING if the man is leading you away from God(Deut 13:1-3). Yet Mr.Flurry makes the following biblically inaccurate statements: Mr.Flurry says that the Little Book (Malachi’s Message) is the “Unwritten part of the book of Revelation” (The Little Book page 4, and a trumpet article, same title.) JESUS CHRIST says Rev 22:18 “If any man adds to those things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.” “You will not know a prophet by how many followers he has. Or how much property he purchases. You will know him by the prophesies God reveals to him. (That Prophet page before contents page) If they are False then he is exposed! “The fruits of new prophetic revelation and a work to declare the message prove who I am.” (That Prophet booklet page 21 bottom) Mr.Flurry’s books are built and established by and through commentaries and his own writings. Not upon the Bible scriptures! Mr.Flurry then backs up these (His own interpretation) by quoting HWA in an attempt to put HWA’s stamp of approval this private interpretation with absolute no scriptures to back it up! This is not how Herbert W Armstrong proved Bible truths (He went to the Bible and let the Bible interpret the Bible). Again, Read the article “That Prophet” (July/ August 2000 Royal Vision Magazine), and read “That Prophet” pages 1-4 and note especially: THE LACK of scriptural proof for “Proving” that office! Mr.Flurry’s so called proof is (Proven) or based on human reasoning- Words like “it shows”, “it appears”, “there must have been”, “but that doesn’t make sense”, “should be able to see”, “it is like saying”, etc. He relies heavily on Commentaries- “Thayer’s Lexicon says”, “The International Critical Commentary say”, “According to these commentaries”, “Lange’s Commentary says”, “The Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary says”, “All the commentaries I have studied”, “several commentaries say”. (Read what HWA said about using commentaries to establish doctrine in the section on Commentaries). “How to Study the Bible” 1973 (under the subtitle heading ” Don’t Establish Doctrine with Bible Helps”). “Therefore, all of these Bible helps should be used only to establish historical or grammatical facts related to the Bible and must not be used to Establish Doctrine or to Interpret the meaning of the Bible itself”. (WCG- HWA 1973) Mr.Flurry also relied on what the Jews(without God’s Holy Spirit) believed(as if that can even be reliable known almost 2000 years later)- terms like “The Jews knew”, “the Jews also knew”, “the Jews…it shows that they understood”, “the Jews…never thought”, the Jews knew”, “the Jews also knew”, “the Jews believed”, “the Jews held that”, “the Jews thought”, “the Jews believed”, “the Jews expected”, “people who knew the Scriptures”, “…because of their knowledge of prophecy”. Why not rely on the scripture(and what the End Time Elijah taught, since you are teaching that you believe that GOD Restored “ALL THINGS” through HWA) says, the way that the Bible says too! Gerald Flurry asks: “Why should anybody ever refer to Christ as ‘that prophet’…?”(That Prophet Booklet page 3 paragraph 1) Answer- Because all scripture and Moses and the Jews (even in Christ’s time) HWA and the Philadelphia era of God’s Church as well as Jesus Christ Himself says so!! (See previous section) Tape Library: Do you find it strange you are not allowed a church library in the PCG? That You are not allowed to even listen to any of Mr.Armstrong’s sermons(or any from the PCG)? Mr.Armstrong not only allowed the local libraries, He commanded that each congregation have and properly maintain a Church library. Why? To deepen our understanding of God’s Word and to keep renewing the Inner Man, the way the Bible says to. The only explanation for the PCG’s refusal to allow a Library is that if you cannot hear Mr.Armstrong’s Sermons or the PCG’s old sermons (or even re-listen to a current sermon, so you better understand the subject), them you can not compare and then see the changes and deviations from GOD’S Truth! A Prophet like Moses In 1994 Gerald Flurry applied Acts 3:22( which refers back to Deut 18:15, 18) to himself, making him a prophet like unto Moses! Here is the exact quote (he first reads Acts 3:22): “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me: him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.” “You should hear him in all things brethren, that’s what God says. And he’s going to raise up a man, that’s just like you, but he’s going to have commission. He’s just like other church members, but he does have a commission from God. And your job of course, as always, is to back him and support him, and you’re, God says you’re the same as a prophet or a righteous man if you support him and back him, and involve yourself in that work. It’s the same for al of us. It’s the same for all of us. But I’ll tell you this, God’s top physical offices is very important to you brethren, because how you think about that office, does reflect how you think about God. I’m not talking about following a man in error. You never want to do that. But you do want to love and respect God’s office, because it does reflect on how you think about God, and your attitude toward God.” (Gerald Flurry sermon, “Office of a Prophet 1/15/94) But in his 2001 That Prophet booklet, he went back to the teaching under HWA. read what the Church had always taught. (Good news March 1962, page 13) Mr.Flurry: “Scripture like Deuteronomy 18:15-19 and Acts 7:37-38 clearly refer to Jesus Christ. ‘And he shall sen Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his Holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people’ (Acts 3:20-23). These verses refer to Jesus Christ. He is the God who restores all things to this world. What He says, each one of us must hear. Anybody should be able to see this applies to Christ”. (That Prophet booklet page 2-3) Which one is it? Christ or Mr.Flurry? However, in 2004 he once again applies Dt. 18:15 to himself, claiming that he is fulfilling an office actually fulfilled by Jesus Christ as he admitted above. Here is the exact quotes: “I’m just like you. In fact it even says when they, over in, a, Deuteronomy that, Moses said there, they’ll raise up somene of the people just like me. I mean I’m just like you. I’m just like you. And so God chooses one out of that group and says, all right here’s the revelation now get things going, but I’m just like you. … “this is a special commission that I have, brethren, and it is directly from God. You can read Deuteronomy 18 and verse 15 later where a, look God says, look “I’m gonna take, I’ll take somebody out of your, from your own brethren, that’s the way it works. And so that’s what God has done. I’m just like you are. I’m just like you and God forbid, brethren, if I ever should try to exalt myself above you. I’m just like you, I, I am of you.” (Gerald Flurry Sermon , “That Prophet” 2?7/04) Comment: He seems to have the difficulty distinguishing between himself and Jesus Christ. Comment: It would appear that Mr.Flurry must also be a prophet like unto Moses in respect to authorship of the Bible. As Moses began th ewriting of the Bible with th ebook of genesis, so Mr.Flurry finished it with his writing of the little book of Revelation, or Malachi’s message. “MALACHI’S MESSAGE IS AN UNWRITTEN PART OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.” (Gerald Flurry, Philadelphia Trumpet sept/Oct 1992 The Little Book article page 6. –See section on ading scripture) He elevates himself equal to or above Mr.Armstrong(an apostle of Jesus Christ) The following quotes show how Gerald Flurry subtly elevates himself to be like Mr.Armstrong, all the while saying that he is not on his level: POOR OLD MR.ARMSTRONG NEVER UNDERSTOOD! (Really?) There is too many times to mention here that mr.FLurry lowers HWA’s understanding and importance and raises his won! SELF EXALTATION!!! “Mr.Armstrong did not understand this covenant with God’s ministers regarding David’s throne. That would obviously have limited his message to the British royal family. He also never got as specific in his message to the royal family as I do today and shall do in th future. Mr.Armstrong’s message did not emphasize a warning about David’s thronw as my message does. (That Prophet page 16 paragraph 2) (How could HWA “Restore All Things” and not understand?) “This prophecy does not apply to Mr.Armstrong as specifically as it does to me. …It{the pot} was never boiling when Mr.Armstrong was around. “(That Prophet page 17 paragraph 2) (Look back at history during HWA’s life, Give me a Break!) “Though Mr.Armstrong understood a great deal of the book of Jeremiah, there was also a lot that couldn’t be revealed until after his death. That is when this watchman{Gerald Flurry} came on the scene. (That Prophet page 18, paragraph 2) (HWA said he was the “Watchman”. Which one do you beieve? For me= HWA! “God spoke to Mr.Armstrong through the pages of the Bible. … He communicated with God through the pages of the Bible. God gave him an abundance of new revelation– making th ehidden truths of the Bible plain before all. God has worked with me in the same way. (That Prophet page 21, paragraph 1-3) “All of their leaders have rejected Herbert W Armstrong as God’s end time Elijah– God’s new thing. That also means the Laodiceans would reject the man{Gerald Flurry} who would follow in his footsteps. ( That Prophet page 28, paragraph 10) “Mr.Armstrong fulfilled the watchman work in a general way. The PCG fulfils it specifically. I emphasize the warning, as the Ezekiel watchman was prophesied to do. (That Prophet page 39, paragraph 4) HWA stated that He(HWA) finished the Ezekiel Watchman’s work! “In a Plain truth article in 1961, Mr.Armstrong wrote a personal in which he referred to the News Bureau as “your watchmen.” …” your watchmen” is somewhat misleading… (Mr.Armstrong now Misleading people? a liar?) “..It is not really consistant with Ezekiel 33. That is not the way God expresses it. .. Perhaps Mr.Armstrong regretted saying “your watchmen.” (That Prophet page 44 bottom, 45 top paragraph 3) “And since Mr.Armstrong died in 1986, God has given me the responsibility of continuing in that same law he established.” (That prophet page 52 paragraph 2) (Who established? GOD The Father, NOT HWA or Mr.Flurry! GOD THE FATHER IS THE LAWGIVER! Now, Mr.Flurry is elevated himself up to GOD and trying to take HWA with him!) “Mr.Armstrong and I each have been used to fill the role of lawgiver to God’s Church and the world (That Prophet page 52, paragrapg 5) (There is only one Lawgiver, GOD The Father! James 4:12, Isa 33:22) HWA: “The Law came from GOD The Father. GOD THE FATHER THE LAWGIVER HE MAKES THE LAW” GOD IS THE LAWGIVER, BUT- JESUS is in the Office of EXECUTIVE!” (What? GOD THE FATHER is the LAWGIVER, not Mr.Flurry?) “God has given me the same advantage He gave Mr.Armstrong. (That prophet page 55, bottom) “I didn’t receive this message from man! I was taught it by revelation from Jesus Christ! The same was true with Mr.Armstrong. (That Prophet page 61, paragraph 1) (Really? Read what the Elijah said in the previous quotes about prophets in the New testament Church. There are NO PROPHETS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH EXCEPT FALSE ONES!) “Now another man{Gerald Flurry} follows Mr.Armstrong’s example, a man who received much revelation as well. (That Prophet page 72, bottom) “Today we follow the God of the End Time Elijah, Herbert W Armstrong. And God performs the same miracles for us. (That Prophet Page 73, paragraph 6) “I am the only Church of God leader who looks to Mr.Armstrong as our spiritual father. (That Prophet page 74, paragraph 3) (Do you show your loyalty to your “Spiritual Father” by changing the meaning of what he taught so you can deceive the people that he worked so hard to bring to Christ? I THINK NOT!!) “Today, even if you had all of Mr.Armstrong’s material, could you come to God and do His work with just that understanding? … (Yes Oh YES you can!) “…Some today say yes. But the answer is no. You need also to come into God’s true Church with Malachi’s Message and other new revelation God has given me. In that sense, I am a father. (That Prophet page 86, paragraph 5) “The word came to Joel, as the interpretation comes to me today. … This work was never doen by Mr.Armstrong. (That Prophet page 106 paragraph 1, 3) (Direct Revelation OT Prophet? NO NO NO!!!!) “he is sending it[rain from heaven] today even faster that He did to Mr.Armstrong. (That Prophet page 110, paragraph 5) (notice here not: Not from the Bible but “straight from Heaven”.) “Mr.Armstrong did not understand “all that is written in this book.” He only understood these prophecies in a general way. (That Prophet Page 113, paragraph 7) (Poor old Mr.Armstrong didn’t understand. The Elijah “restored All things of God but didn’t understand? Really? Give me a break!!!) “I’ve written a booklet on Nahum, and we understand this message more deeply than Mr.Armstrong did. (That Prophet page 117, paragraph 6) “At every single Feast of Tabernacles since the Philadelphia Church of God began, God has given me new revelation! Do you understand what a thunderous miracle that is? Herbert W Armstrong received new revelation for only a small percentage of the Feast of Tabernacles. (Royal Vision magazine Sept/Oct 1998, page 2, paragraph 4,5) (He now places himself above Mr.Armstrong.) The Lawgiver Does Gerald Flurry reveal the Law? In spite of the facts that Exodus 20:1, 18, 22 and Dt. 5:4, say that God revealed the law, the ten commandments, one of the greatest revelations ever given to mankind, directly to the people, Mr.Flurry says below that god reveals only to the prophets, and paints himself as a revealer of the law: “But even the law, there, was revealed by the prophets.” “But just the law was revealed by prophets, it says there. The prophet was the revealing agent. … You’ll never find, ever in the Bible, never in the Old Testament will you ever find, revelation being given to anybody except a prophet. You just simply won’t find it. … But even the law was set before them by a prophet. And he said now, to the people, you better hearken to my prophet. If you want to save yourself, you better hearken to my word from this man. .. When God has something to reveal, brethren, you will find no place in the Bible where anybody does that except an apostle or a prophet. It just isn’t there.” (Gerald Flurry Sermon, “Office of a Prophet” January 15, 1994) (The above references are to instances where God used a prophet to restore some books of the law which had been lost or forgotten by the people, but they are not revelation of the law. He is here putting a spin on scripture in an attempt to place himself between you and God.) Is Gerald Flurry part of Genesis 49:10? Once again Mr.Flurry twists scripture and uses faulty logic, this time in an attempt to show that he is the end time “lawgiver”. “Genesis 49:10 contains a very interesting end time prophecy. I reads, “the scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” …So, in the last days, God said there would be a scepter, or a ruler on a throne, at the same time there is a lawgiver. (That Prophet page 51, paragraph 2) –It is not an “end Time” prophecy- it spans the whole time period from Jacob to Christ’s return. And he has not established that the “lawgiver” is separate from the “scepter” (see below to see that, in fact, they are one and the same.) “there is to be a scepter AND a lawgiver in the last days.” “this is the same twofold covenant referred to in Jeremiah 33:17-18: “For this saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel [the scepter promise]; Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man [the lawgiver] before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.” “The Kingly line of the tribe of Judah continues to this day in Westminster Abbey in London. God said in Genesis 49: 10 that a lawgiver would parallel that scepter promise. Both would be of the tribe of Judah. (That prophet page 51, paragraph 5-7) –He is trying to create a separate line of “lawgivers” into which he can insert himself as the last fulfillment before Christ(Shiloh) returns. While Jeremiah 33:17 is the same covenant as genesis 49:10, Jeremiah 33: 18 is not. It pertains to the Levites not Judah! “Shiloh refers to Christ, so this “lawgiver” must refer to another individual. Hasn’t God always worked through one man at a time? Again, Jeremiah 33:18 says that God made this covenant with the ministry, but also that one man would direct this work.” (That Prophet page 51 bottom, page 52 top) -Jeremiah 33:18 does not say God made this covenant with the “ministry”, it says Hemade it with the Levites. It is not part of the Genesis 49:10 covenant. “Is there a reason why Mr.Armstrong and I both can follow our roots back to David’s kingly line – to the tribe of Judah? Does it have anything to do with this “lawgiver” coming from Judah’s feet – or Judah’s descendants – in the last days, “until Shiloh come”? … Mr.Armstrong and I each have been used to fill the role of lawgiver to God’s Church and the world. (That Prophet 52, paragraph 3, 5) –Please show me where HWA ever said he was a “lawgiver”! “Remember, Genesis 49: 10 says the scepter and the lawgiver would not depart from Judah in the :last days.” … Both the kingly line and the lawgivers have descended from Judah physically. (That Prophet page 54 bottom) –He has not proven that there are two separate lines here; HWA never taught that. “His man, His lawgiver- That prophet. … God will not force you to follow His lawgiver. …But he can give His lawgiver something you don’t have … God has given me that same advantage He gave Mr.Armstrong. (That prophet page 55, paragraph 2, 3, 6) “there is only one lawgiver- God. (Philadelphia trumpet January 1998, page 19, under title, click below) –Then why is he claiming to be a lawgiver? “Scepter” and “lawgiver” are two aspects of a single covenant fulfilled by a single succession of descendants. If you look up the Hebrew, “lawgiver” is not the best translation. “scepter” refers to the throne of office, and “lawgiver” refers to the descendant who sits on that throne or occupies that office. Here are some alternate translations to the King James: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah,. Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh come; And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be. (1901 American Standard Version) “”The rod of authority will not be taken from Judah, and he will not be without a law-giver, till he comes who has the right to it, and the people will put themselves under his rule. (1965 Bible in Basic English) “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. (1947 revised Standard version) “The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet until Shiloh (the Messiah, the peaceful One) comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall the obedience of the people. (1965 Amplified Bible) “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet; …(1985 New JPS translation) “Judah will hold the royal scepter, and his descendants will always rule. …(1976 Good News Bible) And here is what Herbert W Armstrong taught about it. “ Note that there is no mention of the “scepter” and “lawgiver being two separate lines of descendants. It is David’s descendants (“lawgiver” or ruler) sitting upon David’s throne (scepter)”. “Scepter: kingly office; royal power; badge of command or sovereignty” – Standard Dictionary. (US & Britain In Prophecy page 29, paragraph 3) Notice, now, how binding is God’s covenant with David. “Thus saith the Eternal; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne…” (verse 20-21). (US&B In prophecy page 56 bottom) “Continue, next verse: “Thus saith the Eternal; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his see[dynasty] to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them”(verse 25-26) (US & B In Prophecy page 57 paragraph 3) “Strong words, those! Unless you can stop this old earth from turning on it’s axis- unless you can remove the sun and the moon and stars from heaven, says the Almighty, you cannot prevent Him from keeping His covenant to maintain continuously, through all generations, forever, from the time of David and Solomon, a descendant of David in one continuous dynasty on that throne! (US & Britain In Prophecy page 57, paragraph 4) “Remember again the scepter promise, which includes this line of kings until it culminates in Christ at His second coming: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver [margin, ruler’s staff] from between his feet, UNTIL SHILOH [Christ] COME; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Gen. 49:10). (US & Britain In Prophecy page 58, paragraph 2) –“Scepter” signifies the throne, and “between his feet” signifies the descendants who sit on it. Is Jesus Christ a Lawgiver? Gerald Flurry says that He is. This conclusion follows from the erroneous assertion that Genesis 49:10 refers to two different people (the scepter and the lawgiver) as he has claimed above. This whole prophecy does culminate in Jesus Christ(Shiloh), which would imply that the “lawgiver” does too- making Christ a lawgiver. I cannot find where HWA ever taught this. “Connected with the scepter promise is the lawgiver. Who is this lawgiver? It is obviously Jesus Christ. (Philadelphia Trumpet, January 1998, page 20 right column., click below) “Traditionally, we have believed this lawgiver to be Christ. In principle, that is true. Christ always gives the law. He is the source. (That Prophet page 51, paragraph 8) –Who’s tradition, and who is “we”?- I never heard this. God the Father is the lawgiver or source of the law. “But the Church is ruled by Christ, that great lawgiver…” (That Prophet page 52, bottom) -Where does the Bible say that? This is heading back towards Protestantism with Christ being emphasized over the Father. But here is what the Bible and Herbert W Armstrong say about the lawgiver: HWA: “ There is ONE lawgiver- God the Father. (Where is the True Church?, 1984 booklet, page 20, bottom) HWA: “God the Father is head over Christ- the sole Lawgiver and supreme authority. (Mystery of the Ages page 242, bottom) HWA: “God Almighty- the Father of Jesus Christ- is Supreme Lawgiver, and Head over Christ, and over all that is. (Mystery of the Ages page 335, paragraph 1) “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us (Isaiah 33:22) –The Father was unknown in Isaiah’s time “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art though that judgest another? (James 4:12) Take a look at some titles, types, and offices that Mr.Flurry claims as his own: 1. That (the )Prophet (Deut. 18:15, 18; John 6:14) (That Prophet page 1-4) 2.A Voice (that Prophet page 5-8) 3. A Man (That Prophet page 8-11) 4. A Watchman (That Prophet page 16- 19) 5. A new Thing (That Prophet page 28, paragraph 5, 6) 6. The breaker (That Prophet page 33, paragraph 2) 7. Micah (that Prophet page 33, paragraph 3) 8. King (Rev 15:3) (That Prophet page 34, paragraph 1) 9. Counselor (Isaiah 9:6) (That Prophet page 34, paragraph 1) 10. Ezekiel (that Prophet page 40, paragraph 6; page 48, paragraph 3-5) 11. Habakkuk (That Prophet page 47, paragraph 2; Page 48, paragraph 3-5) 12. Lawgiver (James 4:12) (that Prophet page 52, paragraph 5; page 53, paragraph 4; page 55, paragraph 2, 3; page 56, paragraph 4; page 62, paragraph 4) 13. The Knock (rev 3;20) (That Prophet page 56, paragraph 5; page 57, paragraph 1) 14. God’s Chief Ruler (1 Chron 5:2) (That Prophet page 61, paragraph 5) 15. Malachi (That prophet page 62, paragraph 6) 16. Elisha (That Prophet page 67, paragraph 4; page 68, paragraph 6; Page 74, paragraph 4; page 78, paragraph 2) 17. Amos (That Prophet page 78 top) 18. Eliakim (That Prophet page 80, paragraph 2; page 83, paragraph 7) 19. Father (Isaiah 9:6) (That Prophet page 86, paragraph 5; page 87 top, paragraph 1) 20. The Elder (That Prophet page 94, paragraph 1, bottom) 21. The Voice (That Prophet page 103, paragraph 4) 22. Zechariah (That Prophet page 105, paragraph 1) 23. Joel (That Prophet page 106, paragraph 1, 4) 24. Teacher of Righteousness (Jer. 23: 5, 6; Heb. 7:2) (That Prophet page 109; [age 110, paragraph, 3, 4) 25. Obadiah (That Prophet page 115, paragraph 2) 26. Ambassador (That Prophet page 115, paragraph 2, 3) 27. Messenger (That Prophet page 115, paragraph 3; page 116, paragraph 3) 28. God’s Anointed (Royal Vision Magazine Sept/Oct 2002, Habakkuk article, page 13 “Victory” paragraph 2) 29. Mantle of Elijah (Gerald Flurry Sermon, “The Mantle of Elijah part 2, 3/8/03) 30. Enoch- the seventh from Adam (Royal Vision Magazine May/June 2004, Jude article, page 6, column 2, paragraph 2) 31. Pastor General of the Philadelphia Church of God. 32. Chancellor of Imperial College(now Herbert W Armstrong College) 33. Founder of the Philadelphia Foundation(now Armstrong International Cultural Foundation) Here is a quote from Gerald Flurry: “In fact, “king” and “counselor” apply in the office I hold. There is a spiritual Throne of David in God’s Church today” None of God’s true servants magnified themselves as Mr.Flurry is doing. John the Baptist didn’t magnify his office (John 1:19-28). Jesus Christ didn’t magnify His office (Heb 5:5), and said, “For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) Yes, Paul said “I magnify mine office” (Rom 11:13), but that was in defense of an office Christ had already put him in (Acts 9:1-15), not magnification in order to establish an office. Paul also said, “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”(2 Cor 4:5) HWA only reluctantly admitted he had fulfilled certain offices after man, many years of fruit. He never wrote a 120- page book trying to establish his office. Here are a number of quotes showing what Gerald Flurry thinks of himself: “Mr.Armstrong had an intimate relationship with God too- in a way we do not have. Presently, I am intimate with God in a way no one else is directly; you are, however, indirectly. This has to do with the man in whom God is giving the revelation. God gives the revelation to a man and has the Church look to that man. Then God holds that man very accountable. Because it is through him and the revelation God gives him that we get to know God intimately. (Royal Vision Mag. Sept/ Oct 2000, page 6) (Which God?) “Following God’s Man is actually following God. (That Prophet page 11, paragraph 5) (This is not what the Bible and HWA taught. “Follow a man ‘ONLY’ as he is following GOD”) “The Church today will truly unify only by rallying around this throne through a man. … There is a spiritual Throne of David in God’s Church today.” (That Prophet page 12 bottom; page 13, paragraph 1) “Why would God want to focus more on the office of “That Prophet” now? (That Prophet page 19, paragraph 5) “So I also believe it is now time that God wants to magnify my office. (That Prophet page 20, paragraph 2) (Show me where HWA EVER exalted himself like this, Didn’t happen!) God placed me into the office of a prophet. The fruits of new prophetic revelation an a work to declare the message prove whom I am. (That Prophet page 21 bottom) (That is not how you prove that God sends you. All false prophets claim “New Revelation” but it’s from Satan on God!) “In Fact, “King” and “Counselor” apply to the office I hold. (That Prophet page 34, paragraph 1) (JESUS CHRIST’S TITLES) “Today, there is a watchman whom God Himself set, and to whom God gave words from His own mouth. (That Prophet page 38 bottom) (The Ezekiel Watchman was Mr. Armstrong and he states that commission was finished!) “This prophet…He speaks for God. Here is a clear statement that God sends a “thus saith the Lord God” through one man – His watchman, or prophet. The man speaks for God! (That Prophet page 43, paragraph 2) “God’s most important office on this earth. (that Prophet page 45 bottom) “We must elevate ourselves to where God exalts us. (That prophet page 46 bottom) (Which God?) (There are too many scriptures to list here to show what God thinks of this kind of vanity and pride and self-righteousness!) “Mr.Armstrong and I each have been used to fill the role of lawgiver to God’s Church and the world. (That prophet page 52, paragraph 5) (NOT TRUE!) “His man, His lawgiver- that prophet. … He can give His lawgiver something you don’t have … God has given me that same advantage He gave Mr.Armstrong. (That prophet page 55, paragraph 2, 3, 6) “That spiritual food, however, comes only through that prophet and Malachi’s Message. … It is only through me that the Laodiceans can hear Christ’s voice today! (That Prophet page 58, paragraph 4) “I didn’t receive this message from man! I was taught it by revelations from Jesus Christ! (That prophet page 61, paragraph 1) (Oh, Really? Re-read HWA’s quotes on end time prophets!) “Remember, when God places a man in charge, He gives that individual something extra spiritually- and added power to lead God’s people. That places him at an advantage, prompting the people to look at him. (That prophet page 62, paragraph 4) The “Elisha office and Work” “My office must be a type of the Elisha office. But God does not refer to me as Elisha. I believe that is because that prophet is typed by so many other prophetic offices.” (That Prophet page 68, paragraph 6) Mr.Flurry: “ Elisha looked to Elijah as his father, because it was through the Elijah that he came to God. Today, all of the people in the Philadelphia Church of God(PCG) look to Mr. Armstrong as their spiritual father in the same way. There is no God except the one who is leading this faithful little remnant of THE ELIJAH WORK! How should we, THE ELISHA WORK today, respond when we are besieged by Insurmountable problems? This isn’t just another work. It is the work that will save the world! We are a part of THAT SAME WORK ELISHA DID. WE CONTINUE THE ELIJAH WORK.” (Philadelphia News May/June 2000 Gerald Flurry) “There are Only TWO prophesied leaders In This End Time, who do God’s work, Elijah and That prophet.” (That prophet- 2001, page 7, Gerald Flurry) This sounds Great don’t it? There is only one problem, please read what Mr.Armstrong said “VERY CAREFULLY!!!!”: HWA: “And, Brethren, I have to say to you, THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO SUCCEED ME. God has called me TO DO A JOB, TO A COMMISSION, I think when God lets me die, the thing HE has called me for, WILL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, preparing the way for the 2nd coming of Christ(the Elijah Commission), carrying THAT GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM to all the world for a witness(Matt 24:14 commission) TO ALL NATIONS. (Note: If there is any doubt about the Elijah Work and the Elisha work to follow, read on!) “If I have been someone in THE POWER & SPIRIT OF ELIJAH REMEMBER THERE IS NO PROPHECY THAT GOS WILL HAVE A ELIJAH FOLLOWING ELIJAH…. But the job God has called me to do IS A PROPHESIED JOB!” (Worldwide News 3/6/1981, Herbert W Armstrong) God’s Apostle and End Time Elijah said that GOD gives no Prophecy of a Elisha work “OR” a need to finish the Elijah work. Mr.Armstrong said before he died, that all these commissions have been fulfilled completely! (this coupled with “NO PROPHETS IN THE CHURCH EXCEPT FALSE ONES!” And Mr.Flurry has no Commission from God!) Who is right here? Mr.Armstrong or Mr.Flurry? We know by his mighty fruits who really backed Mr.Armstrong! “or” Mr.Flurry (who keeps taking all these titles and magnifies and exalts himself) (Mr.Armstrong NEVER EVER exalted himself or any office this way!! HE ALWAYS POINTED EVERYONE TO CHRIST, UP TO GOD THE FATHER AND HIS MESSAGE OF THE COMING KINGDOM OF GOD, AND NEVER TO HIMSELF!) Is Christ divided? I THINK NOT! The Elijah was RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr.Flurry: “ Like Paul, I will continue to magnify my office that I might save some. …The ministers have to magnify this office … God’s ministers must understand this concept deeply and lead God’s people to magnify my office – which is really God’s office.” (that Prophet page 70, paragraph 1, 2, 3) “He would be an inspired prophet- that prophet, to be more specific. I am fulfilling that office today.: (that prophet 74, paragraph 5) “You can hear God’s voice spoken through a man- that prophet.: (That Prophet page 76, paragraph 6) “He’s called “that prophet” because he gives new prophecy from every prophetic book in the Bible! … And I have been the conduit for revelation from all the major and minor prophets, Colossians, Lamentations, Daniel, Revelation, the former prophets and other books. All this prophetic revelation has come from God through THAT PROPHET.”(That Prophet page 78, paragraph 2) Do you really think that Jesus Christ or the Apostles or Mr.Armstrong would beat their chest continually and boast and elevate themselves this way? Of course not, we know different! The Early Apostles and the End Time Elijah (HWA) set an excellent examples of GOD’S Character and Christ set a Perfect One! Sure Mr.Armstrong’s death, GOD’S people have been going through a measuring. To see if we love the Truth (NOT A CHURCH BUT GOD’S TRUTH that HE gave us through Herbert W Armstrong Rev 3:11) All we have to do is to “Hold Fast” to that teachings and never let anyone change it!!!! If we let it slip(and we have) we must REPENT (I have) and return back to that Truth and regain our first love for it! Mr.Flurry has made cleaver but significant changes to all most ALL of Mr.Armstrong’s books and booklets, changing the intent, emphasis and meaning of the teaching! This cannot be from GOD! Why would God “Restore All Things through HWA and then systematically change and dismantle it?” Christ is the same yesterday today and FOREVER- HE does not Change!! So says scripture! “PROVE THIS ALL THE WAY OUT AS YOUR (AS FOR ALL OF US) SALVATION HANGS IN THE BALANCE”!!!!!!! This is not a complete list, as this article was written 8 years ago(2009) to a friend attending with Gerald Flurry’s group. Other areas are Laodicean Era, Prophesy Again, Revelation 10. Gerald Flurry teaches that he is fulfilling Revelation 10 in prophesying again, and “the little book”. Mr. Armstrong already fulfilled the “prophesy again” prophecy, and has taught that the little book is actually the book of Ezekiel. Gerald Flurry teaches that his book called “Malachi’s Message” is the unwritten part of Revelation, called “the Little book”. So in his church, he is adding to the book of Revelation. Revelation 22:18-19 “ For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. “ The Holy Bible, which is Jesus Christ in print, tells us that we are STILL INSIDE of the Philadelphia Era, and Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong taught this. But Gerald Flurry reasons that it is the Laodicean Era, and that his Church is the “remnant” of Philadelphia. The “remnant” of Revelation 12:17 is the Laodicean Church, at the time of the Great Tribulation, when the laodicean era begins. In every era of God’s Church, there is only ONE Church, ONE CANDLESTICK doing the Work of God. The Church itself is a spiritual organism, and is composed only of those who have been called by God the Father, given the Holy Spirit of God upon repentance and belief of God’s Word, Baptism. It is not based on human corporations/organizations. The Church is NEVER a corporation. The Candlestick, and Church of the Philadelphia Era was and IS the Worldwide Church of God, even though there is no longer a corporation representing the Church today who hold true to the Church’s official doctrine and teachings as taught through Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. Gerald Flurry reasons that today, God removed the candlestick from the Worldwide Church of God, and placed it in His Church. But there is no scriptures that back this teaching. It is just a mere teaching to elevate himself and his church above the Church of the Living God. If you want information concerning the Laodicean Era, “Prophesying Again”, Revelation 10, The Little book, etc. Please let us know. We will amptly show the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ as taught by His chosen apostle Herbert W. Armstrong. WE MUST PROVE ALL THINGS. And we must “hold fast”(Rev. 3:11) and let “no man” steal our crown! Supporting false ministers will be breaking the Law of God, as God commands us not to support them, but “avoid them”(Romans 16:17) through the apostle Paul. In disobedience is the loss of our reward. Our crowns are our reward in heaven. If we start placing our treasures in MEN teaching contrary to the Word of God, we will LOSE OUR CROWNS! THIS IS IMPORTANT AND MUST NOT BE NEGLECTED!]]>