Only two WCG ministers, Gerald Flurry and John Amos, left to establish PCG. No other WCG ministers were persuaded to follow Flurry's banner. Flurry was only ordained in 1973 and so lacked the clout and seniority to persuade any other WCG minister to join his following, with the sole exception of John Amos.
None of the older WCG ministers chose to follow Flurry. In the severely hierarchical world of WCG ministers Gerald Flurry was too low on the pecking order for them to ever have followed him.
From Malachi's Message onward Flurry made his own changes to HWA's teachings, presenting them as "new revelation" which were accepted by PCG as proof that (PCG's) God is with Gerald Flurry and no other religion.
When the Tkach changes were completed those who continued to believe HWA's teachings started up other COG groups instead of just joining PCG. Those closely associated with HWA were more inclined to join other COG groups and not PCG. Two or three COG groups appear to have more members than PCG.
One way PCG has tried to distinguish themselves from the other COG groups is to sponsor archaeological excavations headed by Dr. Eilat Mazar. This is a conscious attempt to gain legitimacy from potential converts and to use the memory of HWA's association with Dr. Benjamin Mazar, Dr. Eilat Mazar's grandfather, to claim the right to be regarded as HWA's sole successor in the eyes of PCG's followers. (Can't leave PCG's followers wondering why only one WCG minister chose to follow Gerald Flurry.)
The following is a list of articles produced by PCG regarding their archaeological excavations in Jerusalem with Dr. Eilat Mazar.
Robert Morley, King David’s Palace Found?, March 2006.
Stephen Flurry, Preparing Jerusalem for Its King, May 2007.
Stephen Flurry, Jerusalem Post: “Nehemiah’s Wall Uncovered”, November 29, 2007.
Stephen Flurry, Nehemiah’s Wall Found, January 2008.
Stone Seal Confirms Biblical Record, January 17, 2008.
Stephen Flurry, Division in the City of David, January 19, 2008.
Stephen Flurry, Defending Eilat Mazar—and the Biblical Record, March 14, 2008.
Stephen Flurry, Uncovering Ancient Jerusalem, April 2008.
Stephen Flurry, Royal Seal of Prophet Jeremiah’s Accuser Found, July 31, 2008.
Stephen Flurry, Did King David Conquer Jerusalem Using This Tunnel?, October 30, 2008.
The Weekend Web, March 8, 2009
Stephen Flurry, What Will Trigger the Next World War?, April 3, 2009.
Brad MacDonald, Who Put These Poor Palestinians in Harm’s Way?, May 28, 2009.
Stephen Flurry and Brad MacDonald, What Will Trigger the Next World War?, July 2009.
Brad MacDonald, The Heart of Israel's Heartland, August 2009.
Joel Hilliker, Let the Stones Speak, August 2009.
Brent Nategaal, Massive Fortification Excavated Near City of David, September 2, 2009.
Brent Nagtegaal, Using the Bible as Her Guide, January 22, 2010.
Making History, February 2010.
Solomonic Wall Discovered in Jerusalem, February 22, 2010.
Brad MacDonald, Silwan: The Untold Story, March 4, 2010.
Joel Hilliker, Video: City of David Dig Stirs Controversy, October 18, 2010.
Stephen Flurry, CBS: ‘No Evidence’ of King David in Jerusalem, October 22, 2010.
Using the Bible as Her Guide, April 2011.
Brad MacDonald, Found! King Solomon’s Wall, August 2011.
Gareth Fraser, Ethiopia’s Path to Peace and Prosperity, October 23, 2011.
Brad MacDonald, You Are Cordially Invited …, January 2012.
Gareth Fraser, Dr. Benjamin Mazar Speaks of His Friendship With Herbert W. Armstrong, April 17, 2012.
Stephen Flurry, Putting the Solomonic Era ‘On the Map’, August 31, 2012.
Archaeology Exclusive: Ancient Gold Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem, September 9, 2013.
Brent Nagtegaal and Rachel Dattolo, What’s the Trumpet Doing in Jerusalem?, October-November 2012.
Brent Nagtegaal, Like a Rock, October-November 2013.
Stephen Flurry, The Tombs of the Kings, October-November 2013.
Stephen Flurry and Robert Morley, A Palace Fit for a King, October-November 2013.
Brad MacDonald, The Royal Quarter, October-November 2013.
Joel Hilliker, Rewarding Partnership, October-November 2013.
Brad MacDonald, Enemies of a Prophet, October-November 2013.
The City’s Earliest Inscriptions, October-November 2013.
Stephen Flurry, The Armstrong-Mazar Family, October-November 2013.
None of these things prove that God is with PCG. It is important to remember that many of the ideas within Malachi's Message were plagiarized from The Letter to Laodicea by Jules Dervaes, written December 1986-January 1988. It was sent to 237 WCG ministers including Gerald Flurry and John Amos. In fact on September 26, 1990 Jules Dervaes sent a letter to Gerald Flurry in which he denounces Malachi's Message as "a direct and clear plagiarism" of his work.
Most of Gerald Flurry's prophecies are based on the dogma of British Israelism. As Silenced.co has shown British Israelism is built on a foundation of sand. In fact DNA evidence refutes British Israelism.
Clearly God is not with PCG.
That is the fact the PCG leadership tries to hide with these excavations.