Philadelphia Church of God Leads Laodicean Period (Half 1)

Philadelphia Church of God Leads Laodicean Period (Half 1)

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Philadelphia Church of God Leads Laodicean Period (Half 1)

I’ve confirmed to myself, most prayerfully, that the Philadelphia Church of God is probably the most distinctive of all of the teams who’ve distanced themselves from the Worldwide Church of God’s devious doctrinal adjustments. Solely Malachi’s Message clearly speaks with AUTHORITY and never “just like the scribes” (Matt. 7:29). I’ve listened fastidiously for THE Voice of the Shepherd, listening to what the Spirit says to God’s Church at present, trying out the whole lot with the Bible and what Mr. Armstrong faithfully taught us (John 10:3; Rev. 3:22; 2 Thess. 2:15).

After all, there are those that declare to comply with the traditions we have been schooled in, but they’ve refused to humble themselves and undergo the truth that JESUS CHRIST had already moved HIS LAMPSTAND by the point they lastly noticed the sunshine! All that was mandatory for them to do was to go the place Christ had already gone, and help HIS WORK of knocking the errors within the Worldwide Church of God, whereas holding on for expensive life to God’s fact! We both GET A GRIP – or we lose it! (Rev. 3:11).

As an alternative of working with Christ, some have chosen to do their very own factor, contributing to the Church’s state of confusion, moderately than serving to to RESTORE ORDER (1 Cor. 14:33). Why duplicate efforts, squandering precious money and time? Why not be a part of ranks with the PCG so we will current a UNITED FRONT to an more and more divided world? This is able to allow us to successfully share with others the message GOD would have them to listen to (John 12:49). We ought to return collectively, in Christ, particularly since we have all been taught repeatedly: “There is just one Church. Not a mother or father church and lots of little daughter church buildings which have cut up off in disagreement. Divisions splintering off are NOT STILL IN THE CHURCH” (Thriller of the Ages, pg. 243).

Whether or not we prefer it or not, God, in His infinite knowledge, selected Gerald Flurry to reveal to God’s Church what was happening – and thereby permit us to indicate our true colours by how we responded to Malachi’s Message. (That does not imply Mr. Flurry is infallible or that he would not want to repeatedly apply the ideas of Malachi’s Message to himself and group, as all of us do as defined in my article “Worldwide All Over Once more?”).

Restored to Zion!

If I am so satisfied that Christ is solely with the PCG, and that the others are self-willed, for probably the most half, resisting God’s lead, why do not I attend their companies? (Matt. 7:21; 1 Sam. 15:23). And the way can I imagine that God is actively working by means of me within the Center East? As a result of I’ve unjustly been disfellowshipped (2 Thess. 3:2), but I stay loyal to God’s fact they educate!

It is BEWILDERING to see a corporation that apparently began out so good and robust and righteous degenerate right into a character CULT that guidelines by means of intimidation and worry and borders emperor worship! But they’ve extra fact in lots of regards than the others, identical to Herbert W. Armstrong noticed Sardis (Church of God, seventh Day) did, nonetheless impotent. Unusual however true! Maybe it is like Saul was nonetheless the anointed till he was punished by demise for his sins after which David reigned…..

When Gerald Flurry wasn’t something in his personal sight or thoughts God used him and now, sadly, it seems to have gone to his head, all the brand new revelation (merely a deeper understanding of some issues), and he forgets that each one fact is from and belongs to GOD and that God can use a donkey to ship it! (1 Cor. 4:7). Gerald Flurry has develop into so swollen in his personal creativeness that he fails to see that he’s the chief of LAODICEA! He is aware of what warning God is giving the Laodiceans, of which he’s chief! He had higher heed his personal phrases!

Beneath Herbert Armstrong Pasadena, California was the headquarters of the Philadelphia period of God’s Church; now Edmond, Oklahoma is the headquarters of the Laodicean period, and subsequent in God’s plan is the restoration of His headquarters to Jerusalem!

God is aware of my angle and actions nonetheless help the work God’s given them to do, however I really imagine what Gerald Flurry teaches: their work’s nearly completed! It will simply barely overlap the start of GOD’S FINAL WORK as outlined in my guide, Past Babylon: Europe’s Rise and Fall (John 3:30). Minister Dennis Leap wickedly disfellowshipped me for believing that GOD has ORDAINED that I ought to promote its well timed fact (Isa. 61:1), though I am not from the “faculty of the prophets” (Ambassador Faculty), or going about it within the “standard” approach (1 Sam. 17:39).

I’ve come to raised perceive that God has already begun the transitional course of of RESTORING His Menorah – His Lampstand to JERUSALEM! (1 Kgs. 11:36; Amos 9:11). As prophesied, a NATIONAL MESSENGER will likely be on energetic responsibility in Jerusalem, making ready the way in which for Messiah’s imminent return(Zech. 12:8). God reveals He would ship this outspoken particular person to ship a BLISTERING MESSAGE and a SCORCHING CONDEMNATION to the NATIONS – simply earlier than NUCLEAR FIRE AND BRIMSTONE RAINS DOWN upon those that’ve rejected GOD’S ULTIMATUM! (Isa. 41:27; 30:27; Micah 3:8).

It is from Jerusalem that we should warn one other HOLOCAUST is coming! That is the delicate location the place God will spark a NATIONAL DEBATE and ignite an INTERNATIONAL CONTROVERSY! (Micah 6:1-2). It will shock the Jews and anger the Germans! It will undoubtedly offend many holocaust survivors who now stay in Israel, however they ought to grasp and lend their voices of expertise to ours, having personally witnesses GERMANY’S BRUTE FORCE, to assist our efforts to make sure “By no means Once more!”

Regardless, we will anticipate a maelstrom of protest and a bitter backlash — however such persecution will solely stir up this BURNING ISSUE! (Isa. 54:15-16). Each Germany and Israel (for their very own causes), will need to instantly cease such “incitement” — calling it fear-mongering and racist — however they will fail and God’s Phrase will prevail (Jer. 1:19).

God should grant “political immunity” to His Two Witnesses, to allow them to be free to boldly say and do all that He instructions, though the world will regard them as public enemy primary! (Ps. 105:15; Rev. 11:10). Undeterred, they will keep it up God’s Work and function His official authorities spokesmen, even within the hostile face of fierce opposition (Jer. 1:8). However I am getting forward of myself. That is all associated in Past Babylon, however let’s return to the start – of the true Philadelphian period….

Experiences of Mr. Armstrong

Within the phrases of Mr. Armstrong, referring to his dealings with sure Sardis ministers, “I Shall Not Cover the FACTS!” (Autobiography of HWA, Vol. 1, pg. 366). Nevertheless, lest I be misunderstood, I would been most hesitant to say or write something about my experiences with sure professing Philadelphian ministers, however I really feel compelled by GOD to state the reality, with out fearing males’s reactions, however trusting in God’s PURPOSE!

Mr. Armstrong relates how he had introduced a “twin check” to the Church of God, Seventh Day, to assist him decide whether or not or not it really was the Church of God. His first check concerned mailing an “exposition of 16 TYPEWRITTEN PAGES proving clearly, plainly, and past contradiction {that a} sure minor level of doctrine… was in error… to see whether or not their leaders would confess error and alter.” Their chief admitted what Mr. Armstrong identified was true, however feared it would upset most of the members and even threaten to divide the Church! “Naturally, this shook my confidence significantly.” (Autobiography of HWA, Vol. 1, pgs. 360-361, emphasis mine).

I, too, detected “a sure minor level of doctrine” taught by Dennis Leap (on the 144,000), was in error. I did not need to rock the boat, and it wasn’t one thing I would lose sleep over, so I wished to only ignore or overlook the matter, however God would not let me! Amazingly, a pricey good friend requested me in regards to the 144,000 out of the blue, after which by some means it got here up once more with another person; so God succeeded in getting my consideration to write down Dennis Leap about it. I despatched him my PAGE AND 1/2 LETTER, reproduced right here — and did not hear something.

Lastly, round my third attempt (I do not hand over simply!), Dennis Leap mentioned it with me on the telephone. After I talked about that the Scriptures clearly state that after you’ve got damaged your “seal” you’ve got misplaced your salvation, and to say we will by some means be “resealed” quantities to crucifying Christ twice, Dennis Leap stammered round, unable to justify his place, however remained decided to keep it up — to my sorrow. Like Herbert W. Armstrong’s expertise, “Naturally, this shook my confidence significantly.”

Church Rejects New Fact

God used an evangelist in Florida to problem Mr. Armstrong. He had written Mr. Armstrong and instructed him he was ignorant if he did not know the place we’re talked about within the Bible. After gleaning by means of the shocking quantity of knowledge on the topic within the library, Mr. Armstrong PROVED that the so-called “Misplaced 10 Tribes” are, in truth, the American, British and Northwest European peoples. He then despatched the “prolonged manuscript of near 300 TYPED PAGES” that he had written to help this fact to the editor and chief of the Church. “Did this Church settle for and proclaim this important new fact… However this Church refused then to just accept it or preach it or publish it although their chief frankly confessed it was TRUTH and a revelation from GOD! But right here was the Church which appeared to have extra fact, and fewer error than every other… Really this was bewildering!” (Pg. 362)…

Philadelphia Church of God Leads Laodicean Period (Conclusion)