From: Nicanor Antonio <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM
Subject: THE IMPENDING CRISIS IN THE PCG AT THE START OF 2015
My dearest brethren around the world,
I hope that you have read my first email to you and somehow, has enlightened you a bit about what’s happening in the PCG. As I’ve said before, a leadership crisis is coming in the Philadelphia Church of God by the start of next year, 2015. We’re very close to that time – just weeks ahead. I hope that you don’t get caught by surprise when the event happens. You will have to make a very important choice as who to follow between someone you know very well in the Church, one who is occupying no less than the office of Regional Director over a vast territory in the world and two other guys who are absolutely unknown to most people in the Church but they are the anointed Two Witnesses of God whom He is sending out when the Laodicean era ends which happens when the “nail in the sure place” or Gerald Flurry is removed.
I’m writing you again because I really feel the urgency of making you aware of the danger of following a man which is the current problem plaguing the PCG membership at the moment. If you will not take the time to think about this subject and to examine your leaders’ character, you will be easily deceived when the prophecy in 2 Thessalonians about the “man of sin,” the “son of perdition” comes to its fulfillment. This prophecy will be fulfilled when Gerald Flurry leaves the scene.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
It talks of a falling away first. Are you sure you are not among those who are falling away? Don’t be so sure! If you think that “falling away” is limited to the act of rejecting the doctrines taught to us by HWA and GRF like what happened in the past, you’re in for a BIG surprise! Ministers of the PCG are still teaching the same basic doctrines we were taught before. But the prophesied falling away is indeed happening now! This falling away has to do with the PCG leadership’s losing its focus from what God wanted the Work to accomplish before Christ returns. That’s one surprise you never expected, right? God wants to prepare Jerusalem for Christ’s second coming. He wants His warning message to go out to the cities of Judah and make the words “ Behold your God!” ring in the ears of the people loud and clear. We already began a Work there with the PCG’s participation in Jerusalem dig. We already had an office in Mizpah and talks were already going around about putting up a college there in the future. In fact the students-participants in the dig served as pioneers of the future college in Jerusalem. At that time, you can see Stephen Flurry’s excitement and zeal in doing the Work in Jerusalem from his numerous episodes of the Trumpet Daily shot on location in Judah. But suddenly the Work’s direction changed. Stephen Flurry disappeared from the scene for a while. There was no Trumpet Daily for some time. Likewise, he didn’t write articles for quite a while. Some people wonder what happened. Why did Stephen Flurry disappear from the scene for so long? It’s a question some in the Philippines wanted to ask but asking such a question was viewed with suspicion by the ministry as one member almost got suspended by asking another member about it. Then slowly he re-emerged on the scene. Then when he re-emerged, the Work is already about to take off into a different direction. The next thing we heard was about Brad Macdonald being transferred to the Regional Office in UK. Matthew Robinson was relieved of his post as Regional Director for UK for unknown reasons. It appears that a critical position was created to accommodate Brad Macdonald. Poor Matthew returned to Australia and had to serve as an LCE for a short while until finally, he had to resign. Now where is this story taking us? Once Brad Macdonald was already in England as Regional Director, the new direction of the work took shape. Jerusalem which God has chosen was forgotten and abandoned as the Church leadership took on a new interest. The leadership appears to have become enamored with doing a new Work in England and Ireland. Then the rest is history.
Can we call that change of the Work’s focus and direction a falling away? In God’s eyes, absolutely! Consider what it means to God by meditating on what Psalm 137:5-6 says. It expresses God’s deep emotion for Jerusalem.
Psa 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
Psa 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
God is angered by what is happening in the Church now and He considers this as treachery or betrayal. He sees His ministers like they have turned their backs on Him.
Eze 8:15 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.
Eze 8:16 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.
Look at that abomination there in the vision. The 25 ministers in the inner court did not only turn their backs on God, they are even guilty of worshipping the sun! This means that these men are guilty of introducing elements of paganism into the Church’s culture! Have you not seen enough of young girls and boys dancing in Church musicals, with stiff upper torso and arms on their sides leaping and kicking as they perform Irish dancing which originated from the Druids who worship the oak trees and the sun? Did it please God to watch those performances right inside the auditorium we affectionately call God’s House?
Jer_7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
Now since the great majority of God’s people have followed and fully supported what the leadership is doing, they are in effect part of the FALLING AWAY! What is happening now as you shout VICTORY FOR Edstone and as you participate in various activities in support of Edstone like giving of your special offerings or donations and as you participate in fund raising activities for Edstone only confirms to God your participation in the prophesied falling away. Sorry to say this but I must call a spade a spade.
That prophecy about the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition was only fulfilled in part by the leader of the WCG, but it was only in type. Neither of the Tkaches performed actual signs and wonders which we are to see in the final fulfillment. This prophecy refers to a leader in God’s Church who will deceive even the elects. This man could not possibly apply to the Pope as some have taught before because he has nothing to do with the leadership over God’s Church. In terms of duality of this prophecy, the Pope will play a similar role in the world.
Take note of the special characteristics of this man. He is a man who wants to be in charge of the whole Church. He has a very strong motivation and desire to take the top spot in the Church organization no matter what it takes.
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Didn’t that description ring a bell? What about this:
3Jn 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
Diotrephes and the Man of sin are described as men of similar characteristics. Both men wants to be on top. Both wants to be in-charge. Diotrephes is a prophecy that is already being fulfilled. The man is already on the scene and is occupying the office of a Regional Director as GRF stated in the Last Hour booklet.
“I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not” (3 John 9). Here is an example diametrically opposite that of Gaius. Diotrephes was a minister, a regional director. The Greek here shows that “he loves to be first.” Gaius loved to do anything he could to help the men who were serving John. Gaius put God’s servants and work first. Diotrephes just loved to put HIMSELF first! When everything was falling apart in God’s Church, he loved to be first! That attitude consumed him. And he probably lost his eternal life. He was eaten alive by vanity and that vulgar desire to be number one.…
“Interestingly, the name Diotrephes means ‘nourished by Zeus.’ Does that give you a clue about what was happening to this man? He was just like a man in God’s end-time Church. And MOST PEOPLE TODAY THINK THIS MAN OF SIN HAS SO MUCH LOVE! THEY THINK HE SETS A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF LOVE BECAUSE HE TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME! – AS HE BUTCHERS GOD’S LAW OF LOVE. Diotrephes was a type of the end-time antichrist. His big problem wasn’t in rejecting doctrine. He lusted for power. His big problem was that he wanted the top office! That is exactly what Satan’s problem was! This evil man operates in the spirit of Satan. He may have been possessed by the devil.” (pp. 110-111)
Could Diotrephes and the Man of sin be the same man? If so, then the man is just waiting for the perfect, most opportune time to seize the top spot in the leadership. The time when this will be revealed is coming very soon, in less than a month!
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
What is withholding him from grabbing the top spot yet? Well of course Mr. Gerald Flurry is still alive. The nail in the sure place is still in place. He has to wait until GRF is removed.
Isa 22:25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
The nail in the sure place will not just fall off on its own. It cannot be removed without force. The removal of the nail will be by force! Now, let’s look at another prophecy that renders support to this statement.
Hos 1:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Mr. Gerald Flurry explains in the Hosea booklet that Jezreel is a type of the PCG. Let me quote what he said below:
Hosea is a type of Christ and Gomer a type of God’s Church. The first child in Hosea’s marriage was the only one begotten by him. The first child that came out of the Laodicean wife in the latter days was the PCG. And the PCG is the only one of these three children who was begotten by Christ!
The Hebrew definition for “Jezreel” means God sows, God has sown, or God is sowing (see the Soncino Commentary, the Interpreter’s Bible Commentary, or Smith’s Dictionary). It is another way of saying that God gave birth to the PCG!
Now in Hosea 1:4, God talks of avenging the blood of Jezreel. This can’t be talking of the whole Church or the PCG being murdered or something. It is talking about its leader, Mr. Gerald Flurry or the nail in the sure place being forcefully removed!
Hos 1:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
How will GRF be removed? We don’t know exactly but it will be a case of betrayal. Jesus Christ in the flesh through Gerald Flurry will be betrayed once more by another Judas type Son of Perdition. He will be put to death by the traitors in the ministry.
And so this is an event that will definitely create a crisis situation in the Church. It will create a leadership crisis and the membership of the PCG will find themselves in a very serious situation wherein they will have to make a judgment as who to follow. Who will you look up to for leadership when GRF is removed from the scene? Will you follow the ministers who are leading the Church astray and turning their backs on God by forgetting Jerusalem and going to England to raise another work there? Will you follow the prophesied Man of Sin or Son of Perdition who will seize the top post in the Church to be left behind by Mr. Gerald Flurry? If you are willing to listen to God’s word, listen to what God says this man will do to get your continuing loyalty and dedication to him.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Did you get that? This man who is possessed by Satan himself will be using signs and wonders to deceive members of the PCG! And who will believe him? Let God’s word identify them:
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
God is describing in these verses the kind of people who will be easily deceived by the Wicked one or Satan coming in the flesh of a man. They are the ones who refuse to open up to the knock on their doors through the email we’ve been sending out so we may offer you the Book of Remembrance which is the only way by which you will understand what is going on inside the PCG. Instead of getting God’s truth contained in this book, members would rather continue on with the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. They feel much secured just following their leaders, their Regional Director and local elders. They leave their fate on those men. They trust in them so much and they fear those men more than they fear God. They allow such fear of men to prevent them from reading the book which is available now but will be gone in a while. It might be too late when they realize they’ve been wrong. Then when the crisis strikes, they will be groping in the dark and will be led by their ignorance to follow the WICKED ONE! Oh what a pity that some of God’s people are behaving like this.
Now this prophesied leader in God’s Church is going to deceive the PCG brethren by the power of his sorceries and ability to control people’s minds. He already have some of those powers now and have been using such to achieve his purpose and ambition to get to the top. He will not just appear out of nowhere. He must be in our midst right now and most probably, you may have been ignorantly or sheepishly submitting to all his directions. It is very likely too that he must have been the influence behind Stephen Flurry’s sudden mind change. You know what I mean, disappearing from the scene for a long time then coming back with a new mindset, no longer interested in continuing the work in Jerusalem and very excited about doing the work in Edstone. Isn’t that mind-change suspicious to you? It is to me and I see that his mental transformation is somewhat mysterious. I suspect that Satan has definitely entered the scene through his man inside the Church and he used his man to influence Stephen’s mind to cooperate with him in starting a work in England. After all, Joshua is pictured in Zech 3:1 with Satan trying hard to prevent his being plucked out of the fire.
Zec 3:1 Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.
Perhaps we can interpret this to mean that Joshua (Stephen) will come to a point of repentance but the Devil through the Wicked one will attempt to stop Joshua from discontinuing his involvement in Edstone. What a good ending for him if finally, he will come to repentance towards God.
What about Mr. Gerald Flurry? Isn’t he the one to be blamed because he gave his approval to Edstone? Well, what does God say about this? Let’s find out. Ezekiel actually prophesied about what will happen to Mr. Gerald Flurry at this time. He is not aware of this as God purposely withhold the understanding of it from him until the proper time. But he has revealed the understanding of this prophecy to His faithful Two Witnesses from whom I received it.
Eze 3:25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:
Eze 3:26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
Did you get it? The son of man is bound up that he can’t move at will. That’s actually the condition GRF is in. It is like he has been bound up with ropes or duct tape. He is not bound up physically but his mind is. Could this mean that God allowed GRF to be in some kind of a situation where his mind is being controlled by another? Look what verse 26 is talking about. It says that GRF will become dumb and will not be a reprover. It means he can’t really recognize any anomaly that’s going on and can’t speak out against the wrongs being committed by those men responsible for causing God’s people to turn away from Him. He is being prevented by an unseen force from doing and saying things according to God’s will! GRF himself has become a victim of the man and his accomplices whom Satan is using to carry out his purpose in the PCG. This has been foretold to happen more than 2600 years ago
How can God allow this to happen? To test us! Well this only shows how tough it is to qualify to be among God’s very elect who will be given rulership in the Kingdom of God at Christ’s return. It’s a very tough test and it is my sincerest desire that we all pass this test. God is testing each one of us today to find out where our loyalty and faithfulness belongs to? To God or to a mere human being who appears like a sheep on the outside (by virtue of his office) but in reality is a ravenous wolf who delights in slaughtering the sheep and devouring their meat? Who should we fear most, God or a man in a minister’s office who threatens you with expulsion and being cut off from your own family for not submitting to his will?
Better wake up brethren. As prophesied in 2Thes 2 and as we can see already happening, Satan has infiltrated the Philadelphia Church of God and he has men already in HQ and in our congregations. This is not to say that all the ministers in the PCG are under the influence or control of Satan. There are 60 ministers in the PCG worldwide and only 25 of them are included in the Ezekiel 8 group. This means that there are 35 others. I have high regards for some ministers I worked with before but I am not sure if they have remained as they were before. We don’t know for sure who among the 35 have become willing supporters or minions of the 25. Under these circumstances, we should strictly follow GRF’s instructions in chapter 1 of Malachi’s Message about testing our leaders. Let me give you a few quotes from that book to refresh your memories.
In chapter 1 of the 2004 edition of Malachi’s Message, Mr. Flurry wrote,
God Commands—Test Your Leaders
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars” (Revelation 2:1-2). Some men were saying they were apostles when they were not. God then praised the Ephesus Church for detecting this error. Those men were not apostles in a worldly church. God wouldn’t have praised them for detecting false apostles of the world. These false apostles were in God’s Church—or somehow affiliated with it!
God said, “thou hast tried them.” Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament defines the word “tried” this way: “to try, make trial of, test: for the purpose of ascertaining his quality.” Does that sound like we should just go along with the Church leadership? God says you either put them to the test or you can easily be deceived.
Further on, GRF wrote the following,
If the Ephesus Church members, in a right attitude, tried those who said they were apostles, shouldn’t you? This was the same Ephesus Church which was discussed in 3 John 9-10. Was Diotrephes one of those false apostles? How did he get all those people to follow him while casting John’s followers out of the Church? How much authority did he have? It’s difficult to say. John’s followers, who stood by John and Christ, were “cast out.” The point is, John discerned Diotrephes’ evil motives and rebuked him.
More on the subject, GRF continues with the following:
Paul said, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Paul said the leader is to follow Christ. Follow a man only as he follows Christ. We can’t do that unless we are testing and proving all things. It’s very biblical to do so.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). John pleaded with God’s beloved people to “try the spirits.” Why? Because there are “many” false prophets and false leaders. Often these deceivers were in God’s Church. We must always test our leaders with God’s Word. That certainly includes me. You must prove what I say in this book!
Individuals go astray. Churches go astray. Christ never goes astray! A man is not the trunk of the tree. An organization is not the trunk of the tree. God’s Word is the trunk of the tree. And what Christ established through Mr. Armstrong for over 50 years is a big part of the tree trunk.
Those very strong words from God’s prophet and apostle about testing our leaders or ministers should ring loud and clear in our minds now. We should put this lesson into actual use wherever we are. Let me now give you a concrete example here or a demonstration of testing our leaders.
I would like to focus your attention now on the Regional Director over Australasia, the Philippines, South Asia and Africa and his sons. This RD has quite a huge territory under him isn’t it? The name of the Regional Director is John Macdonald. He is the father of Brad Macdonald who used to be a local elder in Edmond, Oklahoma who suddenly rose to stardom so to speak and became the Regional Director in the United Kingdom and the whole of Europe. He is also the father of Kirk Macdonald whom he raised in rank at the last Ministerial Conference to the office of Preaching Elder. Kirk Macdonald is John Macdonald’s right hand man in the Philippines. Can you see how much power these father and sons wields in their hands over God’s people in 3 CONTINENTS, ONE SUB CONTINENT PLUS THE LITTLE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC under their dominion and control? It’s like they have already claimed for themselves a family empire occupying vast territories of the world!
The big question: is Christ coming in the flesh in these men? Are they the kind of leaders who deserve the members’ unflinching loyalty and dedication? Are they worthy of the lofty positions or offices they occupy? How could we know the answers to these questions? How do we go about determining if Christ is coming in the flesh? Well, isn’t it you can tell a tree by its fruits? Are they producing the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their lives? Can we see the fruits mentioned in Gal 5:22-23 in their lives?
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
So let’s test this Church leader by looking at his fruits, by examining what he has done in the recent past.
JOHN MACDONALD’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Based on past events in the Church, it is pretty obvious now that John Macdonald has the ambition to be in full control of the Church, not only in the Philippines but apparently even worldwide. The plan was to start small, beginning with getting total control of the Work in the Philippines, then expanding control over a bigger territory by grabbing the office of Regional Director after Max Rumler’s term. Additional territory can be annexed by proxy through his son Brad who has already taken the whole of Europe into the Macdonald’s dominion. Lastly perhaps, could it be that the final phase of the plan will be to execute a power grab in HQ?
What has he accomplished and what else is he doing to achieve his goal for himself and his family?
- He has been able to place members of his family in key positions and key areas in the Church. It appears that this was on his mind early on as he begins his occupation in the ministry. This is a very important step which means that in the event he gets the job of Regional Director, he can further expand his influence when his own sons get in the right places. As it is right now, Brad Macdonald is already firmly in place as Regional Director over UK and the whole of Europe. His other son Kirk Macdonald, has also been in place as his right hand man over in the Philippines. In addition, another key and very important position that has been taken over by the Macdonalds is that of secretary or administrative assistant to GRF. It is currently occupied now by Ms. Roberta Wood, relative of John Macdonald’s wife by affinity. Again, it’s about the importance of positioning for power that John Macdonald seemed to have guided and favored his sons to be in their current roles in the Church now.
As Regional Director now over Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the south Pacific isles, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa, he has already achieved much of his ambition. But is he satisfied? There is still room to expand up there.
- He has been able to get the full cooperation of the former Regional Director in accomplishing all his plans for the Philippines. It appears like he had some kind of power to make Mr. Max Rumler accept all his ideas and suggestions without question. It makes one wonder how John Macdonald was able to make Max Rumler behave like he is the follower and John as the Boss. It makes one ask where is he getting that power? Does it have something to do with the Druidism that has infiltrated the Church? Is that power coming from a familiar spirit who empowers those who practices the occult and other esoteric skills? Sorcery as practiced in Druidism is one of the works of the flesh listed in Gal 5:19-21.
- He has likewise been able to get the full cooperation of Gerald Flurry and Stephen Flurry and the other 24 men of the Ezekiel 8 group to achieve his plans and goals. How did he easily get the position of Regional Director immediately after the demise of Max Rumler? How did HQ or whoever is responsible approved the creation of a vacancy in Europe by removing Matthew Robinson as Regional Director which Brad Macdonald jumped into so quickly? How could GRF approve raising of his son Kirk to the office of Preaching Elder when has not even gone around to visit and serve the brethren in the different areas in the Philippines who are so much in dire need of ministerial visits? How can elements of paganism like the Druids’ dance that’s known today as Irish dance became so acceptable to the HQ ministers unless someone connected to Druidism sold the idea to them? How come GRF never asked a question when 4 Filipino ministers were dismissed from the service one by one when he himself was so adamant about the manner he was removed from serving in the ministry in the WCG? How come GRF never looked into the facts about the spiritual slaughter of over 130 Filipino brethren in the Philippines? How come GRF never questioned the killing of at least 10 congregations in favor of building up the Church population in just one place or in Angeles City where John Macdonald (now his son Kirk) lives? How come GRF approved raising an Imperial Academy in Angeles City when the original population of members with young children in the area was so small? How can GRF approved establishing IA in the Philippines so soon, even before the proper documentations and legal requirements are met first? The answer to all these question has something to do with the powerful influence that this man has on other people’s minds.
- Here’s a link where you can read about “The MCDONALD Bloodline” which details the involvement of the clan with Druidism, the occult and their associations with the ILLUMINATI.
- He has been able to get rid of members who he considered weak. At one time, when I was still in the ministry and was in a room in the Church office with Mr. Max Rumler and John Macdonald, John was talking about putting out so many members from all congregations nationwide. He was talking about his estimate of how many will be removed and how many will remain. He said that the Church in the Philippines was dying and his solution to the problem is to get rid of all members he considers weak and dying. Based on what happened following that conversation, the reign of terror in the Church began and it is clear that he was able to make Max Rumler vow to him again and agree to his plan. Mr. Rumler seemed like he was under a spell to agree to such a wicked plan. Ministers who must have heard Max Rumler speak in past Ministerial Conferences in Edmond, OK must have heard him speak disparagingly of the Filipino brethren. This is exactly the opposite of what Mr. Alex Harrison used to tell people everywhere about his high regards for the Filipino brethren. Max Rumler was obviously under the influence of John Macdonald who was with him in the conference. While all other Regional Directors gave glowing reports of the Work in their respective regions, here is one who speaks ill of the people he is suppose to be serving in his region. Who could make a tough man like Max Rumler become so soft and subservient to another but one with a familiar spirit? Who would want to destroy God’s people but Satan himself? Is Christ coming in the flesh in John Macdonald? I don’t think so! On the contrary we can surmise that Satan is coming in the flesh in him!
- The goal of having total control over people’s lives in the Church had been accomplished in the Philippines by way of the following steps:
o (1) Get rid of matured Filipino ministers who display qualities that indicate to him they cannot be totally controlled. Preaching Elder Pedrito Cara, who was the original Associate Pastor in the Philippines was pushed aside and sent back to the backwoods to serve a small pastorate including his home congregation. John Macdonald took over his role as Associate Pastor. Four Filipino LCEs have been removed one by one under his call, thus giving him total control over the Filipino brethren since then. It is evident from all these actions that John Macdonald was already in control of Max Rumler since it was obvious that the latter did not move a finger to stop or at least question the dismissal of Filipino ministers from service. I myself, never had the chance to talk in person to Max Rumler before and after he dismissed me from service. My dismissal from service was done with a quick overseas phone call. That’s how quick dismissal of ministers in the Philippines. GRF’s dismissal from service as a minister in the WCG was nothing compared to how it is done here.
o (2) Ordain into the ministry young men with very little experience in life and who displays qualities that he can exploit to suit his purpose of molding them into his image.
o (3) Get rid of members who are more of a financial liability than an asset to the Church. In my incomplete list of suspended members, I have about 120 names and 10 of 11 congregations having been closed due to attrition.
o (4) Bring into the Philippines his own son to serve as the minister he can trust to continue his purpose and ambition. Surprisingly, despite his son’s very limited movements within his assigned church areas in Angeles City and Quezon City, he was raised in rank so fast. He has never done visiting of members in various areas around the country. This job is just being delegated to Deacons who are not of course authorized to give counsel.
o (5) Build a culture of mistrust among the brethren by teaching them that betraying one another is good. The sermon he gave during the Sabbath at the last Ministerial Conference in Edmond which he titled NEUTRALITY actually encourages everyone to be watchful on what others are doing and even based on mere suspicion, report the matter concerning another member to the ministry. With this principle now in the minds of the brethren, it has become difficult to trust one another.
o (6) Get as many members from all over the Philippines to relocate in Angeles City for better and easy control over the member’s lives. Angeles City is where the Church office and the residence of John Macdonald (now his son Kirk) are located. Getting the members to live around where he lives makes it so easy for him to monitor and control their lives.
- At first only the singles were prodded to move over to Angeles City. That was until Imperial Academy Philippines was raised up. It is really very surprising How John Macdonald was able to obtain approval from HQ to support his ambition to have the only other Imperial Academy outside of Edmond, OK. Oh what power he has over the minds of other people!
- Even young couples whose jobs are based in Manila are also prodded to relocate in Angeles City without due regard to the difficulties that they will encounter in going back and forth between their workplace in Manila and home in Angeles City by commuting via public transportation. It usually takes 3 hours and more to commute one way between the 2 points and carrying so many stuff on public transportation is such an inconvenience and waste of time. But who cares? The Macdonalds? They don’t give a damn.
- Members with young children were recruited to relocate in Angeles City to justify the existence of the Imperial Academy Philippines. The relentless relocation of members from different church areas to Angeles City has resulted in further loss of members in various congregations which made it justifiable to close the affected congregations. As I’ve said before, 10 out of 11 congregations in central and southern Philippines were dissolved because of attrition. John Macdonald doesn’t care about the death of other congregations. What is important to him is to get as many members possible to relocate near his place (now his son’s residence) so he can be in total control of their lives without the necessity of travelling far and wide to visit members in their homes in the provinces.
- Isa 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
And here is an example of a member who was able to test his pastor to see if Christ is coming in the flesh in him. It’s actually an email from a Deacon who died while he was on suspension.
His name is Flor Iglesia. He was one of the victims of the siege of spiritual Jerusalem in this country. He actually sent this email to a former member of the PCG who was also impacted by the siege and who had to look elsewhere for another church to find comfort. Flor Iglesia speaks of the abuses he received from John Macdonald. The letter is written in mixed English and Filipino so if you cannot understand it, just skip this part and move on to what follows.
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 9:10:08 PM
Subject: Ice Breaker
23 June 2008
I thank God for this opportunity to meet again one of God’s saints. Kung tama ang memorya ko nagkakilala tayo personally sa Malumanay pa in Quezon City. Batid mo kung gaano ang mga pagsisikap at hirap na inialay namin sa Panginoon as sacrifice noon kasama ang ating matalik na kaibigan at kapatid na si Mr. Cara. We traveled extensively in the whole Luzon area and some of the Visayas, Mindanao, Palawan, and Mindoro. We worked hardly, halos iararo na namin ang aming mga ulo. We seldom going home to our families. Together, we traveled in perilous areas, halos di na kami matulog. Matinding hirap at mga pagsubok ang dinanas namin, lalo na ang driving for thousands of kilometers. Ilang beses na nagkaroon kami ng almost fatal accidents, may mga pagkakataon na makaranas kami ng gutom along our travels. Maliban sa mga nabanggit, nagtatrabaho pa rin pagdating sa office. I became the workhorse of the work.
Nanghihinayang ako sa mga nagawa kong hirap at sakripisyo, it is all in vain serving and being in the wrong faith.
Bukod sa plano nilang masarili ang buong ministry sa buong Pilipinas, mayroong personal at masidhing galit sa akin si mr. mcdonal sa hindi ko malamang kadahilanan. As you know I was employed as the official driver and to assist mr. cara. Inilipat nila si mr. cara para magkaroon sila ng dahilan para maalis ako sa aking trabaho. Last December 2007, Mr. Amado Gesmundo was suspended, as a result, the NO CONTACT policy was implemented. Di ako makatiis at sa kagustuhan kong encourage si Mr. Gesmundo, I visited him bringing some of the brethren. The result was so humiliating specially to some prospective members na nasuspended din. As a result nagkaroon ng investigation lalo na at isa akong deacon. They grilled me, SS Gestapo style, they even capturedd/sequestered issued equipments, pad locked my room, they gathered everything that they can use against me even insignificant to the case they are accusing me. During the grilling mr. cara, our good friend even contributed contradictory information against me. He said that I am no longer fit to drive and do my work, that i may jeopardise and exposae my passengers to danger specially daw and mga foreigners. What disgusting statements. He betrayed me. Pagkatapos ng mahigit sa labindalawang taong pagsasama namin ng halos
araw at gabi,, nagawa niyang idiin ako. Ang pinakamasakit, noong igawad nila ang Verdict. They have found daw, na I AM THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE EVILS AND TROUBLES na nangyari sa church. Di ko napigilan ang aking sarili, napaiyak ako sa harapan nila. Napakabigat Pre. mr. nmcdonal is a very ambitious and very self righteous man. They planned with mr. rumler na maagaw ang ministry sa buong Pilipinas. Lahat ng gusto ni mcdonald ay sinasang-ayunan ni mr. rumler sa kadahilanang, tuwing narito sa Pilipinas si max, kina mcdo siya tumitira at pinakakain, not to mention where they plan their scheme of ethnic cleansing over bottles of the best imported whiskeys. They planned to transfer all the ministers to Davao FOT Feast, leaving only mcdo in the Clark, Luzon FOT. What a nasty plan they have. Ginawa nila tayong mas mabaho pa sa taeng manok Pwe!!!
Sa ngayon, they have isolated our good friend, the minister Pedrito Cara to one pastorate only. He was dis-honorably demoted, humiliated. Bulag at sunod-sunuran sa bawat nais nicdo. According to my informant, there is a strong indication na pati siya ay masuspende sa lalong madaling hinaharap at gaya ng ginawa nila sa karamihan sa ating mga kapatid, pupulutin din siya sa kangkongan.
Hope this can give you an idea of what is happening here in Luzon.
Wit Agape love.
Flor P. Iglesia
Perhaps I have at least achieved two things in what I have presented to you above: (1) I have demonstrated to you the matter of looking at the fruits of our leaders in connection with testing them whether they are of Christ or of the Devil; (2) I have shown you who is the Diotrephes GRF mentioned in the Last Hour booklet.
Finally brethren, may I please ask you again to take the time to read the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE which God has caused to be written FOR THEM THAT FEAR HIM, AND THAT THOUGHT UPON HIS NAME. This book is for you if you really fear God and if you really are going to be among the Firstfruits who will be born into God’s Family at Christ’s soon coming return!
May God guide you and imbue you with the wisdom to make the right decision now.
Your brother in Christ’s service,
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