On September 12 PCG released a little article previewing what will be in Gerald Flurry's soon to be released book, The Former Prophets. It lists what chapters will be in this book. Unfortumately because of pcog.org's recent revamp this article appears to be no longer available. But it was available before the revamp and I started this article before it so we can still look at this article. Let's take a look.
Chapter 1 History. During a time when colleges don’t teach history, in a secular way, the main teacher we have is the example of history. The Former Prophets is history, but it’s also prophecy.
Chapter 4 Hannah. Samuel’s colleges institutionalized prophecy. Those colleges ultimately started with a family. Herbert W. Armstrong College is a family college, revolving around the family and intended to expand the God Family.Chapter 5 Samuel, the man who institutionalized not only prophecy, but the God Family vision as well. The Former Prophets keeps building the architecture of a message for us.
Chapter 7 Zadok, the loyal warrior-priest. In Ezekiel 40-42, we are called sons of Zadok. While everyone else is going astray, we stay loyal to God.
The reprint article contains this great quote which well shows how PCG's leaders expect their followers to forever do as they are told.
As Philadelphians, we represent God’s greatest treasure, if we remain loyal. ... Saying the sons of Zadok is just another way of saying the Philadelphians today—if we remain loyal until Christ’s return. (Gerald Flurry and Dennis Leap, The Sons of Zadok (reprint article), p. 8.)All the promises PCG's leaders tell their followers can be easily revoked until Christ returns.
We now continue with Flurry's article previewing his (not quite so) new book.
Chapter 9 Jeroboam, the evil king who overthrew the proper worship of God in his country, Israel. That spirit of rebellion, the way of Jeroboam plagues people in this end time. We will have a confrontation with Jeroboam, as it shows in Amos 7. Ninety percent of history is prophecy for today.
Also this idea that PCG will have some sort of confrontation with the authorities has been taught by Flurry since the early days of PCG as may be seen in Gerald Flurry's second booklet, The Lion Has Roared.This is an old idea he is throwing to PCG members yet again.
Chapter 10 Elijah and God’s family government. Malachi 4:5-6 talk about Elijah coming before the Day of the Lord. Herbert W. Armstrong fulfilled that prophecy.
Chapter 12 David’s throne. This chapter travels through time all the way to Christ’s Second Coming.
Flurry ends the article with these words.
And that is what Gerald Flurry has to say about his new book that is coming out, large parts of which it seems are reprints of what has already been printed previously.The Former Prophets is a lighted path to the Second Coming. It’s a story flow. It can be used as a textbook in Imperial Academy and Herbert W. Armstrong College to teach our families. It also has pictures, which will make it more exciting for the children. I also consider it to be a wonderful tool to offer on the Key of David program.I hope you will realize how important this book is. It turned out to be considerably better than we thought it would be because we built it piece by piece over a period of years. There are such strong messages in this book that make for good Bible study at any time.
Oh I’m so excitedly waiting to devour this book!!!
Thank you so much Mr. Flurry! We are so blessed to be a part of this Mantle Work and have so much revealed knowledge at our finger tips.
How wonderful to learn more about this new book which will be available soon. It’s so exciting to look forward to understanding more about the Former Prophets and their messages especially for today since they contain prophecy. How loving God has been toward His church to bless us with deeper and deeper understanding of the Former Prophets now at this time.
At a time when man faces more and more uncontrollable crises, less and less answers, comes this book. What a marvelous thing that the Creator and Sustainer of things down here below, gives the inhabitants hope from above. We need this hope. We need this vision and satan [sic] and his demon army know it.
How to become a king – what a wonderful concept. What depth and vision for ourselves and for our children!
I am eagerly awaiting this instruction manual on becoming a king and sharing it with our princes and princesses.
WHY IS IT CALLED THE THRONE OF DAVID? Because Christ will share that throne with a very elect group of human beings like David, biblically called firstfruits. (Gerald Flurry, Jeremiah and the Greatest Vision in the Bible, 1999, 2002 version, Chapter 1, pp. 7-8. Page 8 in the current 2013 version.)That is the same idea this commenter is highly praising. Presumably this person has been hearing the same idea for at least twelve years but this person still act as though this is the greatest thing ever.
Thank you so much Mr. Flurry. We all look forward to receiving this book at the Feast of Tabernacles and studying it together as a family.
So that ends this glimpse of what PCG members are eagerly waiting to get at the so-called Armstrongite Feast of Tabernacles.