Thursday, April 5, 2018

Overview of the March 2018 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet

PCG has released the March 2018 issue of their recruitment magazine, The Philadelphia Trumpet. Gerald Flurry once boasted of PCG having an income of "around $19.5 million annually as of 2012" and this recruitment magazine is made to try and convince more people to send money to the organization. Let us see what they had to say this time.

The editors for this issue are Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad Macdonald, Richard Palmer, Jeremiah Jacques, Dennis Leap and Phillip Nice.

This issue has a circulation of 247,749 issues.

Gerald Flurry has a personal article saying sex symbolizes the future expansion of the God Family to include PCG members. PCG denies the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and instead teaches that God is a family of God beings currently composed of two individuals, namely the Father and the Son, with saved humans being destined to become God beings as fully God as God is God though of a lower rank. It is implied that if people viewed sex as part of the extension of the God Family then recent publicized incidents of sexual harassment would not have occurred.

Joel Hilliker has an article denouncing the "new American morality," which seems to be used as a catch all term denouncing political opinions and laws contrary to PCG's dogmas. To frighten its intended audience the article is illustrated with photos of Nancy Pelosi and Al Sharpton. The cover also includes photos of Oprah Winfrey and various protesters.

Dennis Leap has an article complaining about step-families.

Josué Michaels and Richard Palmer have an article scare mongering about Europe's arms build up within the current tense relations with Russia following the events in Ukraine from 2014 onward.

Jorg Mardian has an article about diabetes.

Jeremiah Jacques has an article scare mongering about various nuclear weapons that had gone missing during the Cold War era. PCG's 1% so love to talk about nuclear weapons.

Andrew Müller has an article about evolution. PCG, like most COG groups, teach that there no evolution. They teach that there was a first creation of Earth which was destroyed during Lucifer's rebellion against (PCG's) God in an era before the creation of Adam and Eve. It is also that the Earth was destroyed again in Noah's flood.

The Infographic seeks to assure readers that evolution is not true.

Callum Wood has an article discussing features of the Universe beyond Earth's atmosphere.

Anthony Chibarirwe has an article which mentions President Erdoğan's denunciation of President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel even though the eastern part of which has been generally viewed by the international community as occupied territory since 1967 and therefore not legally belonging to the State of Israel. This statement by Erdoğan is mentioned to promote the Armstrongite teaching that Turkey is fated to be annihilated by (HWA's) God for betraying America and the State of Israel in a future event during the Great Tribulation just before Christ's return. HWA and many of the COGs teach that the Turks are the continuation of the ancient Edomites and are therefore fated to be exterminated by HWA's God. They cite the Book of Obadiah to support this idea. This is an absurd and disgusting teaching. The Turks are not Edomites. It will not happen.

There is also an article scare mongering that Erdoğan and the Turkish nation are growing more powerful.

The issue contains an article discussing what types of friendships to pursue. That article is used to promote a mail order study course designed to teach people to view the Bible in the way that PCG's 1% claims should be interpreted.

Joel Hilliker also has a little article calling for people to have dinner together in the evening.

Joel Hilliker also has a little article extolling a breakfast with dads event in Dallas last December.

WorldWatch discusses the German Foreign Minister supposedly calling for a more assertive foreign policy by the German government; scare mongering that Pope Francis calls for a two state solution in the Holy Land; the election of a right wing government in Austria; scare mongering about a German firm gaining a contract to construct a railway line in Bolivia; scare mongering that PCG's God is inflicting weather disasters instead of admitting that climate change is happening; scare mongering about Iran again; Russia preparing to upgrade their naval base in Tartus, Syria; the Afghan government getting China to build a military base for Afghan forces; and a speech by the Chinese Foreign Minister about economic matters.

SocietyWatch discusses California legalizing recreational cannabis; British schools preparing to provide children's books about families containing transgender persons; the British government preparing to provide divorces online to save money; and subprime loans for automobiles in America.

There are letters. Here's one from Ohio from a person who the issue of climate change. PCG insists that climate change is not happening contrary to numerous scientific studies.
I believe in climate change as much as I believe in humanity change.... However, the people on this planet are the cause of humanity change, due to free will that God has given us. God has ultimate control of the elements; He is the Creator.
And so we see that PCG has produced yet another issue of their recruitment magazine to keep their members convinced that they are supporting something worthy of their loyalty and to attempt to attract more three tithe paying members for their organization.


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