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Gerald Flurry and the HWA Idolatry #3

Was HWA specially inspired?


                             by

                         Keith Hunt



Listen to this bit of ego from the file of GF, page 124:

     Those who fail to rally around HWA and his God-family
     instructions won't be in God's Kingdom! The fact that HWA is
     dead makes no difference!

This kind of dribble mouthing reminds me of those fellows who
wrote the same kind of buffoonism about Ellen G. White and Joseph
Smith of the SDA and Mormon Churches.

TRUE GOSPEL ENDS WITH HWA?

On page 133 we read:

     ....(Rev. 3:7-8). This is referring to the Philadelphia era
     headed by HWA. There was an "open door" and the Gospel was
     preached around the world(Matt. 24:14)

Gerald F. has to tell you that Rev.3:7-8 refers to the life of
HWA because on your own reading the uninitiated would NEVER KNOW!
The word :Philadelphia" means brotherly love, yet thousands of
members of the WCG will assert that during the last 20 years that
HWA ruled there was LITTLE "brotherly love" in the WCG. Some of
the stories of how people were treated and CAST OUT would take a
whole book - a horror book. I have heard these stories first hand
from ministers and lay members alike, they are truly disgusting
and shameful, and Flurry wants us to believe that this was the
Church of brotherly love. He must be living in a world of his own
where evil is good and good is evil.

We have already seen what kind of Gospel was preached by HWA to
the world and its leaders - not the Gospel Jesus preached that is
for sure.

The ninth chapter of the book opens this way:

     Mr.Armstrong's last instructions to Mr.Tkach were,"I have
     reached world leaders"(Rev. 10:11), "your job is to get the
     Church ready." HWA also told an evangelist a couple of days
     before he died that "the Gospel has been preached.".... SO
     THE GOSPEL COMMISSION TO THE WORLD WAS FINISHED WHEN HWA
     DIED.

We see here the words of men, one man - the master of self pride
and ego-ism, followed by the words of his dutiful student. I
guess HWA was correct, he did get to world leaders alright, but
not with the plain truth of God's pure word about what they and
their nation faced if there was not deep repentance and a turning
to the true Eternal God with all their heart and mind and soul. I
guess he was correct in saying "the Gospel has been preach" for
many before him had done so, and he himself at one time, before
the death of his wife, had preached the true Gospel.
But Flurry's claim that the Gospel commission to the world was
finished when HWA died, is based not on the words of the Bible
but the wanderings of a deluded cultic mind-set that has fallen
into the Satanic trap of "trusting in man" which the WORD of God
tells us nor to do, see that for yourself in Ps.146:3.

GOD'S MAJOR WORK TODAY - WHAT FLURRY SAYS IT IS

In reading the NT, what would YOU say is the commission and major
work of Christ's Church? In reading the PROPHETS of old, what
would YOU say is the major work for God's people today?
Notice what Jesus told His disciples to do: "Go you into all the
world and preach the GOSPEL to every creature"(Mark 16:15). Oh,
Flurry might say that was for only the 11 apostles(verse 14).
Well now, turn to Matthew 28:19,20 - the same instruction is
given but also notice especially verse 20. They were to teach
others "all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am
with you always, even to the end of the world(age)" What Jesus
commanded those 11 in going to the world with the GOSPEL(Mark)
and TEACHING(Matthew) was to be passed on to others - a constant
continuation, and Jesus would be with His servants, ministers
followers, right to the end of the age - a clear indication that
there was no time limit imposed on this commission - this was the
commission of the Church to the end of the age. Jesus did not
say, "This commission of preaching the gospel I give you until
the Elijah to come, has come, then you can sit on your hands and
just hold on, or preach some other message you determine is
appropriate."

Even at the very last minute, just very shortly before Jesus'
feet touch the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the Gospel is going
to still be preached to the world by an angel - see Revelation
14. Notice the Gospel is called "the EVERLASTING Gospel" - it is
certainly going to be preached till the end of the 1,000 years
and the human harvest is gathered into the Kingdom of God.

Then notice a very important prophetic message Jesus gave. It is
found in Matthew 10:23 "....you shall NOT HAVE gone OVER the
CITIES of ISRAEL TILL THE SON OF MAN COME." How clear, the truths
of God, the Gospel, the prophetic messages to the nations and
towns of Israel(that Flurry will agree is the British
Commonwealth, USA, and nations of North Western Europe) will NOT
HAVE ended before Jesus returns. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
(verse 6,7) will still need to be preached to the cities of
Israel right up to the time of Christ's return, even then we(the
Church of God) still will not have "gone over the cities of
Israel, till the Son of man be come."

The message for us, the Church of God, is just as clear in the
prophets, it is all summed up by Isaiah, "CRY ALOUD, spare not,
lift up your voice like a TRUMPET. and SHEW my people their
TRANSGRESSIONS, and the house of Jacob their SINS" (Isa.58:1).
As Flurry KNOWS the message of the prophet EZEKIEL never got to
the peoples of Israel, Judah, and the other nations he prophesied
against. It is a message for TODAY like no other book of the
prophets.
NOW WHAT DOES GF SAY IS THE MAJOR WORK OF GOD TODAY? Here it is
friends, again with no Scriptures to back it up, only egotism in
BOLD letters:

     GOD'S MAJOR WORK TODAY IS GETTING THIS MESSAGE OF MALACHI TO
     HIS PEOPLE AND GETTING THEM READY TO GO TO A PLACE OF SAFETY
     AND INTO GOD'S KINGDOM (Luke 21:36).

That fanatical, crazed, bizarre, fanciful, harebrained, screwball
and rash statement is found on page 139 of GF's book.

THE BOOR OF MALACHI, ACCORDING TO FLURRY

On pages 143 and 144 we find these words:

     The whole Malachi story revolves around an end-time Elijah -
     HWA....
     The book of Malachi is primarily about the Church from the
     time of HWA's death to "the great and dreadful day of the
     Lord"....
     THERE SIMPLY IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THIS END-TIME BOOK
     - if we are led by God's Holy Spirit......

Well Mr.Flurry the Spirit of God leads me to see and BELIEVE what
is plainly written in the very FIRST VERSE - "The burden of the
word of the Lord to ISRAEL by Malachi." Now that needs no fancy
interpretation, it means what it says and says what it means! I
think that was one of your masters favorite saying over the air
waves. Here's another, "Don't believe me unless you can see it in
your Bible" and you have just read from your Bible to WHOM THE
MESSAGE OF MALACHI IS SENT, and it is NOT to the CHURCH, but to
ISRAEL(all 13 tribes, chap-2:11). Also note chapter 3 and verse
6.

The Herbert W. Armstrong before 1967 would definitely NOT AGREE
with YOUR interpretation of Malachi, but would have, like he did
with all other prophetic massages to Israel, BELIEVED MALACHI WAS
SPEAKING TO ISRAEL NOT THE CHURCH, JUST AS GOD HIMSELF SAYS. AND
THAT IS THE PLAIN TRUTH AND YOU KNOW IT!! I was a member of the
WCG from 1961 and heard him saying MANY TIMES that that was who
the prophets were speaking to, to the nations of Israel and Judah
and others nations they specifically cried out to.

AN ARGUMENT FROM THE WORDS OF GAMALIEL

Many have and are still using the words of Gamaliel in Acts 5 to
prove their work - if it continues - is blessed and comes from
God. Flurry follows the deceitfulness of this reasoning. First,
the book of Acts makes it VERY CLEAR that the work under the
apostles was THE work of God. The Holy Spirit had come upon them
in no uncertain way for all to see. Great and mighty MIRACLES
were being performed by MANY in the Church of God. Read again the
first 5 chapters of Acts and mark all the places where God was
doing MIGHTY miracles through the disciples, miracles that have
NEVER BEEN DONE IN GOD'S CHURCH IN THIS CENTURY BY ANYONE!! Did
HWA or anyone of the ministers of the WCG ever take the hand of
anyone and say "In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up
and walk" Peter did in Acts 3 and verse 6? Has anyone in God's
Church ever sentenced another to DEATH for lying to the Holy
Spirit as Peter did in Acts 5? Has any minister in God's Church
in the last 60 years ever spoken in TRUE TONGUES as the early
apostles did? Has the Holy Spirit ever SHAKEN a building where
God's people were praying as in Acts 4:23-31 ?

Sure, there has been healing miracles in god's church over the
last 60 years, but not quite like those in the early chapters of
Acts.
God made it very plain that the NT apostolic church was the WORK
OF THE LORD,no question about it, so gamaliel was very wise in
his advise to the Jewish council.

Today however, God gives NO SUCH POWERFUL SIGNS AND WONDERS for
us to be assured that a certain work is "from the Lord." Today we
must use the Scriptures to determine who is from God and who is
preaching His truths,
in God's Church over the last 60 early chapters of Acts.
apostolic Church was the WORK OF so Gamaliel was very wise in his
us to use

We must be like the Bereans of Acts 17 - searching the Scriptures
daily to see if what is preached is according to THE word. We
must do as Isaiah 8:20 tells us. We must go to the word of Gad
and if, they speak not according to IT, then no light is in them,
and if there is no light there must be only darkness.

Flurry says(page 151):

     If the PCG Work today is a human effort, it will come to
     nothing. But if God is behind it, no man can stop it......
     THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE PHILADELPHIA CHURCH OF GOD ARE GOING
     TO BE SUPPORTING GOD.

Is the MORMON CHURCH, of God, or is it the work of MEN? Is the
group called JEHOVAH WITNESSES of God, or is it a human effort?
Is the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Church the working of God or men? Is the
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH from God, or is it the efforts of humans?
All organizations that come in the "name of the Lord" ARE NOT
FROM GOD. Jesus clearly said that "many will come in my name,
saying I am the Christ(admitting Jesus is the Christ) but shall
DECEIVE MANY."

Not all the human efforts of men in the name of the Christian
religion COME TO NOUGHT!! Many are very successful in gaining
members, prestige and fame. The RC Church is one example.
The continuation and growth of Flurry's PCG MEANS ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING in proving one way or another if it "be of God or not."

GERALD FLURRY'S TEACHING WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE AND FOUND TO BE
IDOLATRY

Some of the last words of Flurry in his book are: 

     BELIEVE YOUR BIBLE - NOT MEN! 

I say a BIG "amen" to that, and because I have read the words of
Flurry's book and because I have searched the Scriptures I can
tell you with all conclusiveness, with all assurance, with all
incontrovertible, and other large or small words that mean the
same - Gerald Flurry is not only committing IDOLATRY in his
teaching of Herbert Armstrong, but he is one of the many "false
prophets" that Jesus said would come and DECEIVE many before His
return.

It makes no difference that he and his followers keep the
Sabbath, shun the pagan holidays, tithe three tithes, only eat
clean foods, preach the resurrection, and Kingdom of God. SO DID
THE PHARISEES of Jesus' day, yet they were condemned by Christ
for making their OWN RELIGION AND INTERPRETATIONS OF GOD'S WORD!
And this is what Flurry has done - made a religion of Herbert
Armstrong and his words and writings.

Flurry and his book is full(running over) of EGOTISM. To quote
another HERBERT - Herbert SHOFIELD: "Egotism is the anesthetic
which nature gives us to deaden the pain of being a fool."

My plain truth evaluation of Flurry: A BLIND LEADER OF THE BLIND!
And you know what Jesus said about them - they all fall into the
ditch!!

If anyone reading this is IN the PCG Church, my advice to you is
- GET YOUR COAT, GET YOUR BIBLE, GET OUT AND RUN AS FAR AND AS
FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM WHAT IS ANOTHER CULT!

                            ..................

Written in 1993


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