I ran into an article by PCG's Brad MacDonald promoting his boss's book, It's Time to Read 'America Under Attack'. This article demonstrates how PCG tricks people into an induced state of fear with the goal of convincing them to join PCG and pay three tithes and offerings to them.
for me one of the most striking is the way events since its release have so powerfully vindicated its message.MacDonald exploits the various events that occurred since the book's publication, such as the Boston bombing, the US Justice Department seizure of AP's records, the IRS tax scandal, and the latest flame up of Republican attempts to somehow blame the Obama Administration for the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi (which did not stand up to scrutiny by the way. Get your facts right, MacDonald!), to trick people into thinking America is falling apart.
In reality at any point in time there are numerous scandals and crises occurring at any time.
This is just an old trick that Armstrongite COGs have long relied on to bring in new tithe paying members.
The Armstrongite COGs like PCG have long been scaring people by claiming that Christ's return is just around the corner. HWA said Christ would return in 1936, that Mussolini (and then Hitler) was the Beast of Revelation who would conquer and enslave America and Britain before before destroyed by the returning Jesus Christ, that Christ would return in 1975. In his last book, Mystery of the Ages, HWA claimed Jesus Christ would return before the year 2000. You won't find that in PCG's copies of Mystery of the Ages because they cut that part out.
It is also telling that in this article there is no indication that PCG will tell you the only way to escape the coming World War III is to join PCG and pay them three tithes and extra offerings and obey all kinds of oppressive do's and don'ts.
It is also quite obvious that Brad MacDonald is flattering Gerald Flurry. Somehow the sight of that repulses me.