You people and this site disgust me! Mr. Hilliker is a man of God who IS educated in the truth and not the lies of a seminary or a university. Satan is using you to turn people away from God the Father who IS using Mr. Flurry and the Philadelphia Church of God as a witness to the apostate COG's who are Laodicean so that they wake up and share with us in God's eternal glory. You are destined to the lake of fire if you do not repent of this damnable heretical site and the lies you spread about God's ministers and prophets.That comment by the PCG member is most fascinating. I view this as an opportunity to see what PCG members think.
That comment by the PCG member is most fascinating to me.
Mr. Hilliker is a man of God who IS educated in the truth and not the lies of a seminary or a university.OK. So you think educational institutions should only teach what you think is true? That is not how education works.
Satan is using you to turn people away from God the Father ...
How on Earth are we doing this? By saying that Gerald Flurry says things that are not true?
How convenient for you to think that anyone who disagrees with what PCG teaches are tools of Satan. You can just ignore anything they say even if it happens to be totally true.
God the Father ... IS using Mr. Flurry and the Philadelphia Church of God as a witness to the apostate COG's who are Laodicean so that they wake up and share with us in God's eternal glory.How many "Laodiceans" have actually converted and joined PCG in the last five years? If it is really the (or a) commission of PCG to get the other COG groups into PCG then clearly PCG has for the most part failed to persuade most WCG members and the other COG groups from joining PCG.
And if converting the other COG groups was really so important to Flurry and Co. why did they spend more then a year's worth of income that this PCG commenter sent them into building Armstrong Auditorium?
As far as I can tell PCG went through your typical advertizing boom and bust. It spread widely (went viral you could say) among disaffected WCG members in the 1990s as the Tkach changes proceeded. But eventually it reached saturation and gradually stopped growing among WCG members. The situation stabilized as they do. Also Flurry was not particularly important within HWA's WCG so he could not attract the largest following out of Tkach's WCG.
Actually the real reason the other COG groups are constantly demonized as fated to be in the Great Tribulation is to make you not pay attention to them or listen to them.
I well remember the first time I watched one of UCG's telecasts. I knew UCG was related to LCG and PCG. But even then I was shocked, utterly shocked, to see that they taught so much of what I had learned from LCG. They were not that different from LCG. I first watched a UCG telecast after I had renounced Armstrongism.
It seems to me that the other COG groups are demonized in order to prevent PCG members from noticing how similar the other COG groups are to them. This seems to be a classic example of information control.
Also there is nothing noble or generous about shunning people. Shunning is a brutal attempt to control people as vicious as a flying wooden baton.
PCG's leaders have strong motives to make the lay members avoid ex-members and the other COG groups. They were just ordinary men within HWA's WCG. But PCG has made them the masters of thousands (still smaller then Tkach's WCG, UCG and LCG though) with about $19 million going into their coffers a year. They are having the time of their lives and they certainly will try to protect the power and privilege they now have. And they know if a mass defection occurs the party will be over for them.
And that is why shunning occurs in groups like this.
To me this comment only exposes how peoples' minds have been warped and certainly will not make me or hardly anyone else considering joining PCG.