Exit and Support Network

Letters From Those Impacted by
Philadelphia Church of God

January 1, 2018 to present

 

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Cal Culpepper Having His Assistants Interview Members:

January 18, 2018

Cal Culpepper (Regional director for the Northeast United States) is having his assistants interview all the members in his area, and the interviews must be done in the members' homes. They are conducting some kind of inspection of the members' living conditions, probably to assess whether the members could be paying more in offerings, or if they are withholding money from the PCG. --Anonymous

Is January 16 a Commanded Fast Day for PCG Members?

January 19, 2018

My parent fasted and studied again on January 16, the anniversary of HWA's death. I don't know if this is a commanded fast that the whole PCG participates in or just something my parent chooses to do.

Strange how you're not supposed to commemorate the day a loved one died but they put so much importance into HWA's death date. Another sign of brainwashing [mind control] by the PCG. --Child of a PCGer

Reply: From what we know,  January 16 is not a commanded fast day for PCG members. Your parent may just be doing this on their own. The only time we are aware that the members were to fast on that date was last year because the income had plummeted. (See January 24, 2017 letter.)

Culpepper's Visits Having Something to Do with PCG's Financial Situation:

January 22, 2018

Cal Culpepper is also performing interviews with the PCG members, which can take as long as an hour or more. The members still haven’t been given an explanation as to why they are conducting the interviews. I don't believe that Culpepper would take the time to conduct these interviews just to visit and see how the members are doing on friendly basis. I think these visits have something to do with the PCG's financial situation since buying the new personal jet, like inspecting the homes to see if they think the members are holding out on their giving of money to the PCG. --Anonymous

Gerald Flurry Goes Against What Herbert Armstrong Said:

January 22, 2018

The members have selective memories. GF says he venerates HWA, but he goes against what HWA said time and time again (reaching the "cities of Judah") and the members turn a deaf ear to it. They hear what they want to hear. Much of this has to do with the extreme control they are under. --Impacted by loved one in PCG

Comment: HWA many times boasted about going to the "cities of Judah" Notice his words in some of his co-worker letters; e. g., July 16, 1982: "God has providentially opened the door for me to get this warning to the 'cities of Judah' "; April 24, 1983: "God has now opened the door for the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 40:9-10. That message now will go in power to the cities of Judah." In 1967 he said he was going to broadcast on Radio Jerusalem but in 1968 he said he couldn't get in there because of the Six-Day War. None of his grandiose plans ever transpired the way he said they would. Members continued to respond to his pleas for money, while they waited for the end. See: HWA's "Commission" to World Leaders.

Regarding Cost of Operating GF's Corporate Jet:

January 30, 2018

The post for January 22 is not correct. The Royal Vision says nothing about financial problems nor asking for money for the G450.

I received the Member/Co-worker letter yesterday. The letter asks if you want to give to the G450 expenses, here are the ways to do it. Flight hourly fuel cost runs around $2,280 HR., but over all cost is higher. (Example for G450 showed $16,000 per Hour)

Guide for Aircraft purchase:

As with any aircraft acquisition, the decision to purchase a Gulfstream G450 as opposed to a fractional ownership or a jet card should be made after carefully considering your needs and reviewing the alternative options.

G450 Maximum Fuel 29,500 lb

Thank you. -K

Comment: That post which said it takes "$14,000 just to fill it up with fuel for one trip" has been removed. Here’s the official info on that particular jet. It's still expensive, but not hardly that expensive.

Cost of Fuel for GF's Corporate Jet:

January 30, 2018

I checked the cost of jet fuel per gallon. It will still cost between $3,000-$5,000 to fill the plane. Not cheap, but not hardly $14,000. Still, trips to England to the new campus and jetting around to various feast sites, including sites overseas, will rack up the dollars, and quick. --Impacted by PCG

Secrecy Continues in PCG:

January 31, 2018

PCG has some very high-tech devices now. Within the last several months, they've started sending the latest sermons from Edmond directly to the local contact person's cell phone (as you know, there are no CDs anymore). They know exactly when the sermon is played to the congregation, and as soon as the sermon is played, it is automatically deleted from the phone. --[name withheld]

These Groups Will Destroy Your Marriage:

February 9, 2018

I can relate to the testimony regarding RCG (Restored Church of God Destroyed My Marriage) although my husband is in the PCG. It is the same thing. Members become cold and distant to family who will not applaud their decision to sacrifice everything for this group. It is interesting that now the Armstrong cult has so many "one true" churches and they are all the same except for the leader.

The wife who wrote this story is correct when she said it will destroy your marriage. It destroyed mine because this relationship with strangers became more important (fear driven) than our marriage and children. Do not let your loved ones engage in any way with this group. --Impacted by loved one in PCG

Comment: Read 2-9-28 letter: David Pack Has Found His Money Making Scheme.

King Flurry?

February 27, 2018

In reading the July-August 2017 Royal Vision, "The New Stone of Destiny," Gerald Flurry said the following: (my words in brackets)

"We are ready to go to the place of safety, and we now have the stone of destiny! [emp. mine]
"It was right around Jan. 16, 2017, that God revealed the truth about the new stone of destiny. [HWA's Prayer Rock]
"And it was on this date that God moved the throne of David to this Church!
"God is getting us ready to go to the place of safety where we will have David’s throne. There is a new king and a new stone. There has to be for this prophecy to be fulfilled! And this new king would have to be God’s apostle [Gerald Flurry], at least for this time. [emp. mine]
"The prayer rock, the new symbol of David’s throne, also came to us through a descendant of David, Herbert W. Armstrong. And it all happened on Jan. 16, 2017, the anniversary of his death.
"God made all these things happen miraculously. This was all prophesied, and God has brought it about in a way that is truly mind-staggering when you think about it."

It's not mind staggering, it's ridiculous. GF is not only an egomaniac, he is becoming more and more off his rocker. The sad thing is the members can't see it. --[name removed]

Comment: Also read February 28, 2017 letter: Flurry Says PCG's Scone of Stone is Now HWA's Old Prayer Rock.

Comment: In this Royal Vision, GF says, "We are now in the gun lap of our race to Christ’s Second Coming." (p. 31) HWA used these words ("in the gun lap") many times. They are even found in his co-worker letters: Oct 29, 1967, February 25, 1968, and September 1, 1968.

Liars and False Prophets:

March 4, 2018

The letter of February 27, 2018 about King Flurry is as stated ridiculous, in fact absolutely ridiculous.

Having appeared, I presume, only in the Royal Vision means that the prophecy in regard to a New King and a new stone is only for the PCG membership. What gospel is Flurry preaching to the world? Matthew 24:14 clearly states that before the end comes the gospel of the Kingdom, of Grace, and the New Covenant will be preached to all the nations of the world and Matthew 24:11 categorically states that many false prophets will arise and deceive many. Flurry is for sure one of these deceiving false prophets.

Has Flurry, "That Prophet" ever spoken or published a prophecy that has come to fruition at the exact time and place? No, never!

Be warned Gerald Flurry and read Revelation 21:8 and see what is the final destination for liars and false prophets in the prophecy from Jesus Christ. --Ex PCG member.

Gerald Flurry Called for Church-Wide Fast:

March 12, 2018

G. Flurry called a church-wide fast for yesterday. No one was told why. --Anonymous

Members Fasting Before Passover:

March 17, 2018

Someone I know who is in PCG said they were fasting Friday. Anyway, fasting right before Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread must be to get more money. --Ex PCG

That Prayer Rock:

March 17, 2018

The Royal Vision of July/August 2017 contains the history and story of the PCG's and HWA's prayer rock. Maybe Flurry should have struck the prayer rock to see if water came out of it.

I have carried out a rather brief search of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible and found some very interesting references to "ROCK."

 In Psalm 18:2 and 31, as Psalm of King David, it is written, "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; ... who is a rock save our God?"

Psalm 62:2 & 6, & 7 Also King David. "He only is my rock and my salvation; ... The rock of my strength;"

Psalm 78: 16, 20, 35. " He brought streams also out of the rock; He struck the rock; And they remembered that God was their rock;"

Psalm 92:15. "He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him."

1 Corinthians 10:4. "For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."

Both Armstrong and Flurry have placed themselves between God our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. They have ignored John 1:17 that the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, and have failed to teach Galatians 3:10-14 that they are under the curse of the Law but Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law and they have failed to receive the promise of the Spirit through the faith of Christ.

In the Book of Revelation, that great prophecy for the end time, I can find no reference to HWA's and now GF's prayer rock being of any importance, but find numerous references to Christ our Rock, our Refuge, our Fortress. Flurry and the PCG must start preaching from the New Covenant, extend Grace to many of his ex members and the families of those he has disfellowshipped and ruined financially.

Please keep up your support for all those who have suffered at the hand and words of Flurry and his ministers. --[name withheld]

Thank You For All Your Work:

March 19, 2018

I just wanted to thank you so much for the support and articles you guys post. My life has drastically changed since I first wrote years ago. I'm so happy with life and finally financially sound. Thank you for all your work and diligence at ESN. I'm glad that slowly but surely PCG will be exposed. Keep up the good work!! --Child survivor of PCG

Gerald Flurry Flying to Australia:

March 30, 2018

I saw through a Twitter where someone posted a video of Gerald Flurry's plane taking off to Australia 2 days ago. --Former member of PCG

PCG Feast Sites for 2018:

April 2, 2018

The feast sites for 2018 are:

Edmond, Oklahoma (headquarters)
Lexington, Kentucky
Palm Harbor, Florida
Blaine, Washington
Lake George, New York
Lake Arrowhead, California
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tweed Head, Australia
Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
Baguio City, Philippines
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Limpopo, South Africa
St. Lucia, Caribbean

--[name withheld]

Flurry Uses Guilt and Threats at Feast Time:

April 8, 2018

Hello to Mike and all of the workers at Exit Network Support™. I have been out of the PCG for 5 years. I came into the PCG in the '90s under Dennis Leap and Wilbur Malone. Things were kind of strict back then but now....boy, it is hard to believe.

I do read your letters section to try and keep up with what has been happening since I have been out. I have been reading your postings from 2018. I was told by someone in the know that Flurry in November of 2017 gave a corrective sermon to the PCG people.

Apparently two things happened connected with the 2017 FOT. (See November 30, 2017 letter: Some Members Not Staying at Designated Hotels at Feast) One was that people are starting to rebel against the strict hotel reservation commands given out from HQ. So many PCG people are finding it hard to pay for the over-inflated prices at these ritzy hotels that people are going to Motel 6 and Day's Inn, Ramada, etc., without telling their local ministers. With prices on the Feast brochures of the cheapest rooms around $80-99 dollars a night (budget rooms) people have disobeyed the orders of Flurry and have booked non PCG approved accommodations.

Well, Flurry said that there were so many rooms not used by the PCG members that HQs had to pay thousands of dollars in fees/fines to all of the hotels per contract. This hit into the PCG budget as it costs even more to fuel up Flurry private jet. He said that from now on people have to counsel with the minister or they will have to be corrected.

Also, Flurry said that after the Feast was over and all of the personal checks from the members were cashed, quite a few checks bounced. Flurry was very upset because the HQs had to pay fees once again--this time to the bank. Apparently, a lot of pressure was put on the membership this Feast to pay up. I suppose the usual guilt and threat of eternal death was dangled in front of their eyes. So a lot of people gave more money (wrote checks) under that influence than they had to give.

I remember in the mid/late '90s that we had some wonderful Feasts. I know it was all a lie but back then we had money to spend. We stayed in some nice hotels and ate steak and drank nice wine. We even bought whole bottles of wine for the table. I never heard back then of checks bouncing like that or rooms not being used. I think things are so hard on my friends still in that they are trying so hard to please God/Flurry that they are doing things that they never had to do before, like staying in nasty flea bag motels. So many are old and retired and on fixed incomes. They are not getting in any new members and the young singles are fleeing once they turn 18--some even before they reach 18. I have quite a few dear ones that have died after I left. I never got to say goodbye.

A member told me that they do not care anymore about "getting a lot of members" anymore. They prefer to be small and stay small. They are "God's Elite" and only a small elite are going to be stationed in the Millennial Temple in Jerusalem. Flurry has told them that God is separating out the chaff from the wheat and only those totally loyal will be allowed to go to the Place of Safety. I know of one old couple in their mid 70s who have cut out eating little luxuries like ice cream and sending the money to Flurry so he can fly to where he wants to go.

I hope the whole PCG collapses and I can see my friends again.

Please, all of you have a good weekend and God bless. --[name withheld]

Mother in PCG Has Abandoned Her Family:

May 14, 2018

I grew up in the WCG and then was in the PCG from 1996-2007. The only family member left is my mother and she is under mind control that has got her to abandon her family.

This is hard to think about and deal with. I thought she would just get out after they told her not to associate with me but it's been over ten years now. My kids are affected by it and my [relative] has depression from it. It's severe emotional abuse to make people do what they want because no one wants to be abandoned by their family.

I wish this group was put in prison for destroying my family. Mind control is very scary to people looking on, and hard to understand. --Formerly in WCG & PCG [name removed]

Another Suicide Caused By The No-Contact Policy:

The following letter was sent to ESN; the author requested that we withhold his name.

May 31, 2018

PEDRITO CARA, A PCG MINISTER IN THE PHILIPPINES, CAUSED ERROL CONCEPCION TO COMMIT SUICIDE

Brethren in the PCG,

We are so saddened by the news that came to us through one of your own people from Angeles City who could not hold the cat from coming out of the bag anymore. So we heard that Errol Concepcion committed suicide by hanging himself to death.

We took Errol in our group and provided him all the help we can give: a home, a foster family, encouragement, and our love. But because he misses his family, we tried to turn him over to his grandparents who were acting as his former guardians. The Concepcions were initially reluctant to take him back because of fear of the repercussions of acting against the counsel of Mr. Cara. Eventually, Errol was taken by his grandparents only to bring him to his uncaring relatives in Lucena. With that, his situation became even worse. He was a lot better off when he was still with his foster family in our group. But we are not blaming the Concepcions. They are mere victims of deception in the PCG.

Actually, it was Mr. Cara who made the situation unbearable for the physically sick young man by preventing his being reunited with his family due to his strict and uncompromising implementation of the irrational, illogical, Satanic No Contact Policy! That same policy has already claimed the lives of two other Filipino PCG members, namely: Rodolfo Marquez and Orville Lilangan. Errol Concepcion is now the 3rd victim of the murderous No Contact Policy of the PCG Ministers in the Philippines.

By God's words, what Pedrito Cara and his fellow ministers in the Philadelphia Church of God are doing in implementing their no contact policy is murder. Notice this:

1 Jn. 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know tht no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

1 Jn. 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1 Jn. 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

1 Jn. 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Brethren, please use some common sense and let the Holy Spirit of God guide you so you can see what's going on in the PCG with true wisdom from above!

Can you say that separating a very young man from his grandparents--guardians--by throwing him out of the house and cutting him off completely and letting him live like a pauper in the streets an act of love? Where in the Bible can you see where it says that you can show your love for your son, daughter or even your parents by cutting them off completely like what they have done to Errol Concepcion, Rodolfo Marquez, and Orville Lilangan? How many more ex PCG members will they kill? Who will be the next victim?

Just knowing the 10 commandments of God without truly understanding the intent of His law is useless knowledge! You have to use Godly wisdom to see through the lies you have been made to accept and practice like the No Contact Policy. It is premised on hatred which is the exact opposite of God's love.

Your unrepentant ministers are all going to be burned in the Lake of Fire. Why should you give your support to the men who are worse than criminals since they are causing people to die the eternal death? That's where they are taking you! --Philippines [name withheld]

How Many More Are to Suffer in This Cult?

June 3, 2018

The demolition of "God's Family" and the destruction of true believers continues unabated in the "one and only true church." How many more people are to suffer at the hands of Gerald Flurry and his henchmen in this cult? Is there nothing the USA Government under the direction of President Trump is able to do?

The financial ruin caused by the demand for tithe after tithe is also a huge problem for many of the families in the USA as well as in many countries around the world. The cost of attending the Feast of Tabernacles has become beyond the reach of most people in this cult, but the PCG insists on attendance and disfellowship for not attending.

What is also most worrying is the fact that when members of this cult are disfellowshipped, suspended, or leave, they immediately begin searching for another breakaway group like David Pack, or one of the many others that continue under the heavy hand of Herbert Armstrong. Surely they must realize that the Worldwide Church of God of Armstrong's was destroyed by God and broken into many pieces, never to rise again. Quite the opposite of what Jesus said about His Church.

Christ said "suffer the little children to come unto Me" not to throw them out onto the street. The cruelty and humiliation members suffer under these "churches" is horrendous and must be stopped.

We have not been able to contact our family and grandchildren in this cult for over ten years. Beware of these people as they are not preaching the TRUE GOSPEL that the Apostle Paul preached. --Former PCG member [name withheld]

Additional Info Regarding: Another Suicide Caused By The No-Contact Policy:

June 7, 2017

Here is additional information with regard to the suicide of Errol Concepcion.

The Philadelphia Church of God's No Contact Policy has just pushed over the edge a young member after having cast him out of the fellowship and mandatorily shunned by his own family for around 5 years.

Errol Concepcion, the firstborn son of Mrs. Lai Cruz and stepson of PCG Deacon Alvin Cruz of Tandang Sora, Quezon City hanged himself to death in his grandparents' home in Harvard Street, University Village, Lucena City, Quezon Province. The incident happened on May 29, 2018 and his remains were laid to rest in Lucena last Friday, June 1, 2018.

Errol had been feeling the pain of being cut off from his own family as mandated and continually perpetrated by the Ministry of the church (PCG) where he was raised by his grandparents (guardian), Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Concepcion. Since then, he had been living a life of constant struggle with emotional distress and with the difficulty of living alone. He wasn't really ready yet to face that kind of life at a very tender age when the PCG ordered his family to cast him out of their home and to let him fend for himself and to deprive him of any kind of support. The NO CONTACT mandate is absolute and a clear indication of tyrannical rule in the cult. Outrageously, the ministry of the PCG considers it an ACT OF LOVE!

Pedrito Cara is the Associate Pastor of the PCG in the Philippines with office in Cutcut, Angeles City, Pampanga. He is the man responsible for perpetrating the continuing ordeal of Errol which finally pushed him over the edge. He gave no room for mercy and compassion to the young man despite having been informed that Errol was already suffering from dementia and could no longer live on his own. He did not agree that Mr. and Mrs. Concepcion should take him back and provide him the love and attention he needs. He has not relented in continuing the immoral and abusive implementation of the vile NO CONTACT POLICY which has wrecked many lives, split up marriages and destroyed families in the Philadelphia Church of God not only in the Philippines but in many other countries around the world where they have congregations. --Philippines [name withheld]

Disgusted With the Callous, Elite Mentality of the Fat Cat Edmondites:

June 9, 2018

I was recently reading a 2017 letter where it showed how people in the PCG were bouncing checks left and right after Feast Days because of a severe lack of funds. I can only imagine what financial hardships the rank and file PCG members are facing week after week as a result of Flurry's outrageous private jet acquisition [April 12, 2017]. It also appears that many PCG members are not staying in the PCG commanded hotel/motels because of the increasing high cost of the rooms forced upon the membership. I remember when we were in the PCG and we had the same dilemma. We just had a baby and were short on funds. When we would go to Ohio to attend the Holy Days, or attend the Feast two states over, we often did not have the means to pay $130 dollars a night for a "church allowed" hotel room. Even the "budget rooms" were around 70-80 dollars. However, if you would stay in a Motel 6 it would be only around $30-$40. So even 6 years ago there were people who struggled to pay for rooms. I cannot but help think that the PCG gets some sort of underhanded remuneration from the hotels by demanding that all the members use one hotel elusively. Some of us remember the Seabreeze scam in South Africa.

I saw a shameful post on Twitter by Jeremy Cocomise concerning the recent 2018 NTBMO. Jeremy Cocomise boasted how the Edmond elites had hired exclusive private Chefs/Servers to cook and cater to the high up PCG members living on the Edmond compound for the NTBMO. Jeremy bragged about having someone to cook and serve him 'roast duck and asparagus sauce" along with delicious expensive wines. He even had the audacity to post a picture of his exclusive meal online for all too see. I cannot but feel disgusted with the callous, elite mentality of these fat cat Edmondites. We all know that many of the PCG members are the poor, retired, and elderly and cannot afford in a zillion years to eat "roast duck." They cannot even cover the Holy Day offering checks without bouncing them. I know we all realize that wolves like Wayne Turgeon, Brian Davis, and Andrew Locher are putting the psychological pressure on the PCG membership every Sabbath--threatening with eternal death any PCG member who does not obediently sacrifice Financially to "The Work." Then they go back to Edmond and feast on "roast duck."

I also saw where Gerald Flurry has hired full time as highly paid PCG employees his two grandchildren Grant Turgeon and Paris Turgeon as "Airline Stewards." Grant and Paris are to serve aboard Flurry's new private luxury jet in the capacity of serving the passengers and crew with whatever amenities they might desire as they travel. Grant and Paris were sent on a PCG-paid vacation to Florida to train for several weeks at an exclusive private airline steward academy. Grant Turgeon boasted online how, when he told his fellow classmates that he would be working for his grandfather as a private steward, they all apparently gushed and raved on his good fortune for landing such an elite position right after graduation. Many of these young people have to wait to be hired by a airline witch and often takes months. This is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme where Gerald Flurry's family members are getting the best job opportunities and preferential treatment in the PCG governmental structure. Such shameful, biased, corrupt Financial nepotism is not worthy of any so called "man of god."

Also, you will see on Twitter how Gerald Flurry gets the "Red Carpet Treatment" when he lands at a destination in his private jet. You will see Twitter photos of Flurry and his Edmond entourage descending the steps of his private jet with a nice wide red carpet laid before them. I can only surmise that this royal treatment is because of Flurry's recently prophesied position as the only man on Earth who had God's divine bloodline and sanction. I cannot but help to compare Flurry's grand delusions of elegance with Jesus words where He said that He came "not to be served--but to serve." --B. S. (Former PCG member)

The People Who Could Have Helped Errol Conception to Bounce Back From Depression Were Not Found:

June 11, 2018

Errol's decision to kill himself could have been averted if only Pedrito Cara exercised some compassion to the young man they cast out of the fellowship of his brethren and his very own family. The No Contact Policy is the root cause of Errol Concepcion's death. He was a normal, young, vibrant, energetic man when he was still living in the comfort of his home and in the company of the people closest to him. But his life went into a tailspin after he was cut off by both PCG and his family with the imposition of the wicked, murderous No Contact Policy. In the period of 5 years that follow his excommunication for the flimsiest reason, the difficulty of living life alone and loneliness itself dealt Errol with a deadly blow, causing the deterioration of his physical health and sending him into the depths of depression. The stage of his depression became suicidal when he could no longer hold a job and support himself. That's when he sought refuge in the company of the Remembrancers.

He admitted that he only found real family love when he was adopted by the Fernandez family and things were getting better from the time he found home and family life with them. But Errol had a longing for his own physical family and this desire caused a new turn in his life. The PCG which cast him out and ordered his separation from his family authorized his grandparents/guardian to take him. But this new turn in his life became the beginning of a nightmare which led to the end of his life. His depression may have peaked at a certain point that about 4 months later after Pedrito Cara ordered him exiled from the home where his biological family lives which took him to his uncaring relatives in Lucena city, Errol committed suicide.

The wealth of information contained in [online article: "Helping Someone with Depression"] which could have been applied to help Errol live a normal life demands the presence of family members around the depressed person. The tips in this article are just useless because Errol's family was forbidden to extend him the love and affection he needed. His situation of being exiled in Lucena only worsened his depression and made his continuing existence unbearable for him. He merely fulfilled his desire not to wake up anymore.

Who should be blamed for Errol's death? The people who cared for him in his hour of distress? Don't be irrational. The guilty party is the Philadelphia Church of God and their chief minister in the Philippines, Pedrito Cara. --Philippines [name withheld]

Comment: Many people are suffering in PCG today because they fear to leave. As we show on our site, this kind of situation has happened before. Read: "Our Family's Devastation Due to Gerald Flurry's No-Contact Policy". If anyone is involved with PCG today, beware. There will be more tragedies, heartaches, and burdens to come. Christ says He will never leave us, nor forsake us. That is not contingent on our staying in the PCG. Is PCG of God? 1 John 4:18: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

Gerald Flurry Will Face Judgment One Day (concerning recent suicide):

June 16, 2018

Just wanted to drop you a short letter to express my outrage and disgust concerning the recent suicide of the young man from the Philippines. [see May 31, 2018 letter above] How tragic that another death has to be announced because of Gerald Flurry's insane doctrines. I am so angry right now. I keep asking WHY?!?!

Gerald Flurry will face Judgment one day because of what he has done. I have to believe in that. You see, many of my ex-PCG friends have turned their backs on God and have become atheists because of what they experienced in "God's church"--and because of what is continuing to happen in the PCG. Their mentality is that there is no God because of (what they perceive as) God's non-intervention in punishing Gerald Flurry for what he has done to people. All I can say to them is wait. God has his own timing. It is not God's fault. He has given us free will.

I also read on your site how the people at HQ are feasting on fine foods and wine at the Night to Be Much Observed while some cannot afford to attend the Feast or Holy Days. Makes me sick!! I know we want to ask why is Flurry allowed to prosper and live the high life--buying multi-million dollar jets while people are killing themselves? Why is his pampered and arrogant children/grandchildren getting great jobs/perks at Edmond HQ while so many PCG members are pressured by sermons into writing checks they do not have the funds to cover? It makes us all so angry I know.

The only thing that keeps me from getting overly angry is reading on your site how many people have benefited from your work. I know that people still in the PCG are reading from ESN because some that I had contact with told me they are. They are too scared to ask questions at services or confide in the members. They read your letters and know that deep down something is wrong. Some are beginning to question. That is a important First step...to question.

I just wanted to say keep up the good work because people are reading your site.

God Bless, --George B. from Dayton, Ohio (I used to attend PCG at Grove City and Morse Conference Center in Dayton under Carl Craven)

Comment: I hope that members are reading much more than the letters. Also see: Understanding Mind Control & Exploitive Groups.

How to Boycott Events at Armstrong Auditorium and Make People Aware:

June 18, 2018

I’ve been out of the PCG for 6 years now. I was put out by the demon Cow Cultpecker [Cal Culpepper]. Since then my two children who remained in the cult have been forbidden to talk to me. Thankfully two of my children have come out and I am able to see them.

In an effort to help cut off funding and make people aware of what this evil group is doing I have been sending a message to all churches in Edmond and Oklahoma City.

The easiest way I’ve found to do this is through Facebook.

I’ve sent the following message to many churches. I’ve received positive supportive messages in return. People are agreeing to boycott events at Armstrong Auditorium.

Here is the message:

Please help a grieving father.

My wife of 36 years died 8 years ago and now Gerald Flurry and the Philadelphia Church of God have taken my children from me.

I wish I could hear from them on Father's day. I haven't heard from them in 6 years. They are in the Philadelphia Church of God. A controlling cult that cuts children off from parents and parents from children. The dictatorial leader Gerald Flurry has issued an edict that says members can have NO contact with family members that have left the church. If you go against his rulings you will have to go through the tribulation and be cast into the lake of fire. Members have committed suicide because of this evil family destroying ruling. My oldest son Nathan M. and my youngest daughter Elise M. are in the cult and have been prevented from contacting me, my youngest son, my daughter and granddaughters. The cult has destroyed my family. When my oldest daughter and her family were told that they could have no contact with me, and told I was not allowed to see my granddaughter, they left the cult. When you attend events at Armstrong Auditorium you support the family destroying cult. They don't allow interracial dating or interracial dancing. They believe they are God's ONLY TRUE Church and Gerald Flurry is THAT PROPHET, he is THE APOSTLE, God’s only representative on earth.

Please do not support the evil group by attending events at Armstrong Auditorium TELL MY CHILDREN I LOVE THEM, PLEASE!

Dan M.

I did not include full names in the message. I hope many will do the same to help warn local people that attending events at Armstrong Auditorium is supporting this family destroying cult. Thank you for all you do to help members and ex members of the PCG. --Dan M.


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