On the evening of October 8, which signaled the first day of the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles of the Philadelphia Church of God, members were quite in a state of shock and a bit perplexed – the Opening Night Message was given unexpectedly by a jubilant Evangelist Stephen Flurry. The question in their mind was – WHY STEPHEN FLURRY? Why did he gave that very important message to set the theme and the tone for the whole feast? And why not Pastor General Gerald Flurry as has been accustomed for the past 24 years? It seems someone has “turned things upside down” –
“Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay…” (Isaiah 29:16).
It becomes very obvious now that the secret counsel of men has already successfully achieved their ultimate goal: the evidence of which was the formal announcement of the recently acquired real estate in England – the EDSTONE HALL!
As it appears in a UK website advertisement:
“This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market” –
This suggests that Edstone Hall has already been sold to the PCG. As indicated in that website, the price tag was initially pegged at 3 Million GBP (4.8 Million USD), while it appears that it has been negotiated at around 2.8 Million GBP (4.5 Million USD) as intimated by Stephen Flurry.
Here is a brief description as found in the website:
Edstone Hall is set within some 22 acres of gardens and parkland leading down to Edstone Lake – a nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife. Located on the outskirts of the small village of Wootton Wawen, Edstone Hall is well placed for access to Stratford-upon-Avon 4.5 miles, Henley-in-Arden 4.5 miles, Leamington Spa 10.5 miles, Solihull 15.5 miles and Birmingham International Airport and the NEC some 18.5 miles. Furthermore, the M.40 and M.42 motorways are within easy access, providing fast links to London to the South and Birmingham to the North, some 22 miles away. Train services are available from Warwick Parkway, Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are varied sporting activities locally, including Racing from both Warwick and Stratford, golf courses at Henley-in-Arden and Stratford plus boating on the River Avon and Stratford Canal.
In that Opening Night Message, Stephen mentioned with great excitement how the PCG has been doing God’s work for 25 years – even posting a big prominent number 25 on the screen side by side with the Edstone estate background. Yet, the PCG’s 25th year anniversary is supposed to be on December 7, 2014. Why the number 25? Is it fulfilling a specific bible prophecy? Was the number 25 really for the anniversary of the PCG work or an indication of the 25 ministers who were directly involved in that project as per Evangelist Wayne Turgeon’s list would indicate?
Whatever the case may be, there is a specific prophecy that has been fulfilled to the letter:
“Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.” (Ezekiel 8:15-16)
Here is what has been written in the book of remembrance:
Ezekiel was brought to the inner court of God’s house and this was a different place and a different group of people is being mentioned here apart from the 70 elders in verse 7. And notice that the activities of those 70 elders were made public and there was even publicity involved. Apparently, verse 7 did refer to the court case battle between the WCG and PCG which was even publicized and advertized on newspapers and it was also documented through the Raising the Ruins book, while these 25 men in verse 16 were found inside God’s house and their activities are not made public – no publicity.
- Accordingly there can be no doubt that the persons, the 25 men, – as most expositors …believe,the presidents of the 24 orders of the priests (1 Chronicles 24) with the high priest at their head, – represent the priesthood.
Mr. Flurry wrote in the Ezekiel booklet, “Verse 16 shows those 25 top ministers in the inner court …God is not addressing the false ministers of this world in these verses – He is discussing ministers who knew God …The expression ‘between the porch and the altar’ refers to where the ministers prayed to God in the temple (Joel 2:17)” (p. 57).
As Lange’s commented, these 25 men are high ranking ministers! Could these 25 men also refer to Joshua and his fellows in Zechariah 3:8? Notice that Joshua and his fellows’ folly seem to revolve around choosing another land more than Jerusalem in verse 3 (the Eternal has chosen Jerusalem). (The Last End – A Book of Remembrance, p. 118)
The 25 PCG ministers have chosen England and Ireland over Jerusalem for the 3rd and final phase of God’s Work! Is this not an abomination to God? (We must remember what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote recently that the book of Ezekiel is addressed to the PCG!)
Let’s continue the quote from the The Last End – A Book of Remembrance:
Indeed it is! Again, as Mr. Flurry wrote – “This is the most abominable crime in the whole book of Ezekiel!” (op. cit)
“Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.” (v. 17) Here is what Mr. Flurry wrote in his Ezekiel: The End Time Prophet booklet about this verse:
THEY HAVE RETURNED
“Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose” (Ezekiel 8:17). “Provoke me to anger” really should read “provoked to be bitter or rebel against.” And the older texts correct that last phrase to read “God’s nose.” That’s how it should read. These Laodiceans are taking a branch and sticking it up into God’s nostrils—the area that gives the Church its breath of life. They are trying to cut off the life of God’s Church! …But notice, they have returned to do this. People rebelled and turned away, and have now returned to try to cut off the very breath of life in God’s Church! Where is that happening? (p. 57)
Mr. Flurry asked, “Where is that happening?” Take note that it is the house of Judah that committed this abomination before God. Could this prophecy be referring to spiritual Judah (PCG)? And is this spiritual Judah really does refer, without a single doubt, to the Philadelphia Church of God? Again here is what Mr. Flurry wrote:
The “house of Judah” …is the faithful Church of God. You could say it is “the house of the Jews” WE ARE JEWS – SPIRITUAL JEWS!” (Royal Vision, July-August 2012, p.6)
MR. FLURRY EMPHASIZED THAT THE PCG IN SPIRITUAL APPLICATION IS INDEED THE “HOUSE OF JUDAH”!
So in principle, when we read of the spiritual house of Judah in scriptures concerning prophecy in this end time, we can apply it directly to the PCG who resides in the INNER COURT. While spiritual Israel will have to be the Laodicean groups in the OUTER COURT. But keep in mind also that there are two women inside the PCG (Zechariah 5:9-11), so there are also Laodiceans among them.
Now notice very carefully in verse 17, that the house of Judah has returned to provoke God to anger. Does this mean that there was a prior instance wherein God has been provoked the first time and yet another provocation is happening again during the last end? Well, one can only utter this word “return” if there was a former occurrence that has served as a reference point. You can only return to a place or condition if you had been there before. For emphasis, let us consider again what Mr. Flurry wrote in the Ezekiel booklet about a group of people who is sticking up a branch into God’s nostrils:
These Laodiceans are taking a branch and sticking it up into God’s nostrils—the area that gives the Church its breath of life. They are trying to cut off the life of God’s Church! …But notice, they have returned to do this. People rebelled and turned away, and have now returned to try to cut off the very breath of life in God’s Church! Where is that happening? (op. cit.)
Again, remember that this is in the context of a prophecy for the house of Judah which in spiritual application refers to the Philadelphia Church of God. As being mentioned here that “these Laodiceans are taking a branch and sticking it up into God’s nostrils” – so it must only refer to the Laodiceans INSIDE the PCG who is in the INNER COURT where the prophet Ezekiel saw in his vision (Ezek. 8:16). It could not refer to the Laodiceans outside the PCG, because they are not of the house of Judah, spiritually speaking. Mr. Flurry then asked, “Where is that happening?” (pp. 124-125)
Well some PCG ministers may argue, “That is completely ridiculous! It is not referring to the PCG. We are not returning to Bricket Wood as what we may have intended at the first. This is a completely new site in England which God has opened the door for His work.”
Is it really? Or is it a prepared deception by God Himself?
“Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.” (Jeremiah 4:10)
Who could be behind this ABOUT FACE from God? It’s the drunkards of Ephraim! And these drunkards have led the people of God to their CROWN OF PRIDE – spiritual SAMARIA – the capital of King Jeroboam’s religion, i.e., England! How can we be so sure that England is indeed now the capital of King Jeroboam’s religion? Read the article written by TheTrumpet.com columnist and PCG Regional Director of UK/Europe, Brad Macdonald about the origins of the Druids and their religion, and how it was migrated to the British Isles.
The questions are: Could there be Druids among the ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God? What is the relation between Druidsm and the newly acquired real estate in Edstone? To begin with, let us consider the address of the new Herbert W. Armstrong campus and PCG Regional office for the UK/Europe: Edstone Hall, Edstone, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95.
One may ask: What is so significant about the location of the new Herbert W. Armstrong campus in Warwickshire, England? Well, it was actually once a part of a dominion of a certain kingdom of the Hwicce. We can trace the history of this kingdom in a book written by Della Hooke in which she wrote about the Anglo-Saxons (i.e., ancient kingdom of Israel as also proven here):
Consider this other source:
Kingdom of the Hwicce
The Kingdom of the Hwicce was a tribal area of Anglo-Saxon England. The area corresponds approximately to the Severn valley, and to the modern counties of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, and the South-West of Warwickshire.
During the Iron Age approximately the same area had been the province of a Celtic tribe called the Dobunni. Following the advent of Christianity the area became the Diocese of Worcester.
Origins and Meaning of the Name
The name Hwicce is related to wicca, and witch. Claims have been made that the Hwicce were the tribe of witches; although that is not necessarily the origin of the tribal name.
‘Wicca’ was an Old English word meaning a magician or sorcerer. A similar word ‘wicce’ was used to denote a sorceress.
‘Wicca’ is the origin of the word ‘witch’. Shown at the right are the entries for ‘witch’ from the Oxford English Dictionary.
‘Wicca’ has its origin in a Germanic word ‘wicce’ meaning a sorcerer. These words are ultimately derived from an Sanskrit root, WEG, which has the meaning of weaving fate and spells. It is not clear how or why the tribe of the Hwicce came to have this name.
Take note that the Kingdom of Hwicce includes the county of WARWICKSHIRE where Edstone is situated! Here is another piece of information (emphasis mine in bold):
The Hwicce (or Hwicca) emerged from obscurity, probably from within territory controlled by the West Seaxe, to form their own kingdom. The British kingdoms based on Caer Gloui (Gloucester), Caer Ceri (Cirencester) and most of Caer Baddan (Bath) were overrun in a large-scale Saxon attack in 577 and their last kings killed in battle. The people who formed the Hwicce (sometimes spelled as Hwicca) took the opportunity to move into this territory and settle, with communities centred on Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that were apparently independent of the West Seaxe. It may be the case that this mixed Angle and Saxon warrior group simply marched into the pre-existing British kingdom (Caer Gloui) and assumed control, retaining all its Briton-founded features in place. While it is very clear that at the start the southern part was firmly held by Saxons, the northern part seems to have been occupied by Angle groups from the east, with Anglian culture to be found in the Avon valley…
Local Belgae, who were perhaps already semi-German, fusing with German foederati in late Roman Britain and then with Saxons to form the population of the new kingdom, people who were sometimes known as the Gewissae (the early West Saxons) and later also as the Hwicce.
Details about the Hwicce are very sketchy, even down to the origins of their name. However, analysis of that name seems to suggest it is a Saxon one. Hwicce uses the German ‘hw’ which is a reduction of ‘kw’ or ‘gw’ (‘k’ and ‘g’ are interchangeable). So an older form of Hwicce would likely be ‘kwicche’ or ‘gwicce’ – and the latter is remarkably similar to Gewissae, a name used for the very first West Saxons prior to their conquest by Cerdic in 519. Hwicce, or Gewisse (‘ge-wit’, those who know, cognate with ‘witch‘) may have emerged because the Saxons found themselves impressed by the still extant Roman culture and learning in the region (albeit greatly diminished over the course of a century and-a-half), effectively calling themselves the ‘Educated Men’ because they had acquired some Romano-British semblance of civilisation. The Saxons of the Thames Valley may have had exactly the same idea (and may even have been the founders of the Hwicce, carrying their name with them).
Below is a Wicca map that corresponds approximately to the Severn valley, and to the modern counties of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, and the South-West of Warwickshire county where Edstone is located. With such a strategic location, this would make the Druids truly faint with delight in such a surplus of Druidsm, sorcery and witchcraft to choose from – what a KINGDOM it is for WICCA and what an abomination it is in God’s eyes!
How about that for a place to establish a campus and a regional office – rich in witchcraft and paganism. On top of that, there in the county of Warwickshire lies the most important site for moden witchcraft – the Rollright Stones (emphasis mine in bold)
Rollright Stones and Magic Circles
5 September 2014
The Rollright Stones form an ancient stone monument on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. The stones were described by Bede, the 7th Century chronicler of Britain, as ‘The Second Wonder of Britain’. They were described by Doreen Valiente as the most important Wiccan site in Britain. The stone circle at Rollright is some 4500 years old; one group of the stones (The Whispering Knights) is 6000 years old…
The Circle of the Druids
An old spelling of the name Rollright is Rowldrich. The antiquarian William Stukeley, believed that the name Rowldrich was derived from a Celtic word, Rholdrwyg:
That word is composed of two elements, ‘rhol’ meaning a circle, and ‘drwyg’ meaning Druid, hence ‘Circle of the Druids’. The Celtic ‘rhol’ is similar to the modern word ‘roll’, which means circular.
The archaeologist Arthur Evans was skeptical of that derivation…
The Rollright Stones in Modern Paganism
Doreen Valiente’s ‘An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present‘ includes two articles about the Rollright Stones. The first article, ‘Witchcraft in the Cotswolds’, describes some instances of 20th Century ritual use of the stones at Rollright.
An article on Wikipedia (Rollright Stones) claims that Doreen Valiente (often described as the most influential women in modern witchcraft) and Gerald Gardner (the founder of modern wicca) took part in a ritual at the Rollright Stones:
“In 1959, the Bricket Wood coven of Gardnerian Wiccans met for a ritual at the King’s Men, at which they hoped to reunite with the group led by Doreen Valiente who had splintered from them several years before. Pagan studies scholar Ethan Doyle White suggested that this site was chosen because it was neutral ground not owned by either coven and because it had folkloric associations with the supernatural. Doyle White argued that the megalith’s folkloric associations with witchcraft were a key reason why Wiccans chose to adopt the site as a place for ritual”
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With all the proof presented above which gives us a glimpse of the historical and modern association of the county of Warwickshire to Druidism, paganism and witchcraft; add to that, what has just transpired during the October 8, 2014 Opening Night Message given by Stephen Flurry (which was marked with a heavenly sign), the prophecy declared by the prophet Daniel resonates with crisp and crystal clarity:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.” (Daniel 8:23)
Here is how Amplified Bible renders this verse :
“And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors [the apostate Jews] have reached the fullness [of their wickedness, taxing the limits of God’s mercy], a king of fierce countenance and understanding dark trickery and craftiness shall stand up.”
As stated above, “the transgressors” is being referred to “the apostate Jews,” so spiritually speaking it must be pointed to the Philadelphia Church of God – the spiritual Jews as Mr. Gerald Flurry has written about. This could be the 25 men who orchestrated the ABOUT FACE apostasy from what the end-time Zerubbabel had done – these men have opened the door which Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong has closed in 1974 – England, the spiritual Samaria which is the capital of rebellion during the 1970’s.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” (1 Sam. 15:23)
Look and search intently about the location where the new campus in England is situated – in the county of Warwickshire where it was once a dominion of the Kingdom of Hwicce (Wicca or Witches)! (And still is.)
We can now confidently say, that the king of fierce countenance both spiritual and physical can now STAND UP and reveal himself – i.e., one inside God’s Church and the other, on the world scene. As for the spiritual king of fierce countenance inside God’s Church, he really do understand dark sentences – Druidism, sorcery and witchcraft. Everybody inside the PCG ought to watch how this king will rise up. The last hour betrayal has already been fulfilled and consummated with the purchase of the Edstone Hall in Warwickshire, England.
THEY TURN TO THE NEW LIGHT – It seems that these 25 men HAS TURNED to a supposedly “new light” (in Jeremiah 4:15) in the west where the sun sets, and in so doing, God’s work on the Ophel has gone down behind them. It is as if they saw a “new vision” (Zech. 10:2). But, is it God’s vision? Is it God’s light?
“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”(Jer. 14:13-14)
Where did that “false vision” came from? It’s from “the deceit of their HEART”! In the Royal Vision November-December 2012, Mr. Flurry wrote:
TRANSFORMED AS ANGELS OF LIGHT
Paul continued by warning about “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (2 Cor. 11:13-15). Paul was dealing with this in about A.D. 58 with the Corinthians, who sadly turned away so quickly. Should we marvel that people transformed themselves into the apostles of Christ? It is the same old story that God’s people have had to battle all along. You see it all the time. …They come as angels of light. They can act like they really believe what we are saying, but maybe they don’t. Maybe they are just lying. Satan comes as an angel of light – but he lies. If we use God’s Holy Spirit, we will discern who these liars are! …We have to hear and understand the Spirit or we will make many mistakes we shouldn’t be making.” (p. 2)
It is most likely Satan’s light in the WEST that these 25 men had seen – and they have turned unto it and followed it! Thus in so doing, they have turned their backs on God! (The Last End – A Book of Remembrance, pp. 123-124)
Is there any irrefutable proof that the 25 PCG ministers have indeed turned to a NEW LIGHT? Consider the MORNING STAR Musical that was initially performed during the 2014 PCG Ministerial Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was supposed to re-enact the life of Peter Waldo during the Thyatira era. The story of the Smyrna era should have been considered over that Thyatira, so why choose Thyatira over Smyrna? In actual fact, there are only two eras who were of good report in Revelation 2 and 3 – the Smyrna and Philadelphia eras.
Going back to the “MORNING STAR – The Acts of Waldo the Apostle”, there are quite a number of dubious misrepresentations on the logo that has been produced for that musical (See image below):
Now just go to the Google search in the image section and type the words, “LUX LUCET IN TENEBRIS” and you will find several images of the logo that has been used to represent the followers of Peter Waldo. (See sample images below for your reference). You will notice that NEVER will you find any pyramidic or triangular arrangement of the stars, neither did any of the logos presented, have any differences in the size of the 7 stars.
Unlike in the PCG version of the logo wherein there are several key points to take particular scrutiny –
- There are 3 prominent stars that resembles a pyramid like shape which implies the TRINITY.
- Whereas, the ray of light coming from the top star connects to the candle light that looks like a CROSS.
- The text “LUX LUCET IN TENEBRIS” is in the Latin language which means, “LIGHT SHINES IN DARKNESS” (Why not use the English language instead? In principle, as Mr. Armstrong opined, “Furthermore, these words are in the LATIN, not a BIBLE language.” – p. 17, Who is the Beast?, 1960 edition)
- Since we have used Latin for the phrase, what if we will consider the word “MORNING STAR” in Latin as well: It is actually “LUCIFER” – “the light bringer”
Now pause for a while and go ask yourself if the evidences that have been presented are solid proofs of the NEW LIGHT that the PCG Ministers have seen, If not, then consider the Morning Star Musical; it is replete not only of music but with the ever popular ritual worship dance of the Druids for the oak tree and the sun – the IRISH DANCE with a subtle reel around the sun act infused in the midst of the performance. Moreover, this musical was even played during the Sabbath evening of the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles! This was the second time a musical was played during a Sabbath evening, the first one being the Jeremiah Musical during the 2013 Feast of Tabernacles. What more can you ask for?
Notice carefully in the above photograph the supposedly “MORNING STAR” on top of the background while the Imperial Academy students perform the Irish dance. Now consider the photograph below of a typical Riverdance Irish dance performance; have you noticed the striking similarity wherein the sun is pictured in the background as well? Is this not a sickening sight to behold?
Now here’s the creepy part of the Morning Star Musical, the photo has been perfectly timed to make it appear that the IA dancers are levitating.
There is another evidence of Druidism in the Philadelphia Church of God – the prominence of the use of the oak tree and the sun in their website, feast brochure and IDs. Here is one example that you may ask yourself, “What could be the connection of the oak tree and the sun to the Feast of Trumpets?”:
You want another proof of Druidism? Notice the resemblance of the logo of the Druidry website and that of Morning Star Musical below. Do you see the striking similarity of the three-pronged pattern of each logo?The Druids calls this, Awen.
The ultimate creed of the Druid is within balance. The creed of the Druid is the knowledge that there cannot be life without darkness and life without death. A Druid understands that with light and darkness there is a balance and one cannot outweigh the other and that all these things are part of the greater balance.
The three rays of The Awen concentre upon the stone of speech as do the rays of the summer solstice and of the spring and autumn equinoxes upon the altar stone at Stonehenge. The Awen symbolizes the Source of Light in the cosmos and in man whence come the Druidic virtues of courage, brotherhood, and selfless service; and also the Druidic wisdom much of which has been handed down in the form of triads:
God is of necessity three things: the greatest part of life, the greatest part of science and the greatest part of force; and of each thing there can be but one greatest part.
Three things are continually increasing: fire or light, intelligence or truth, and spirit or life; and these things will end by predominating over all others.
The origins of Awen
While the concept of Awen and its solar connections are popularly regarded as Revivalist, rather than an ancient Celtic symbol, some Druidessess and Druids do believe that Awen, translated as flowing spirit, may be an ancient concept that was Christianised…
This may originally have been a solar goddess ceremony and may predate the Druid tradition and the three bars may have represented the triple or three aspected Goddess Brighid, Goddess of the Sun and of Fire. The rays are sometimes positioned within the centre of a Triple Circle to represent the Three Celtic realms, Earth, Sea and Sky or the circles of existence and the passage of the soul or simply enclosed in a circle.
Now ask yourself, are these not glaring manifestations of the veil of Astarte inside the Philadelphia Church of God? Well, one thing is for sure, truly “THE TRANSGRESSORS ARE COME TO THE FULL.”