Gerald Flurry and the Philadelphia Church of God:
If you truly saw what is coming on this Earth, and had a vision of tomorrow, you would know that the Gathering Storm darkens as you sip champagne and boast that you're rich and in need of nothing, woefully ignorant that the Two Witnesses will soon be wearing sackcloth and fasting, not wining and dining at black tie dinners!
You've proven you've lost the zeal you once expressed, now exposing your dangerous attitude of "my Lord delays His coming" and you find time to build vain structures and name them after men that will soon be left in ruins, abandoned, desolate like our Israelite countries who carry on business as usual when these are not normal times and our days are numbered!
Philadelphia Church of God, you will be held accountable for all the time and money wasted, tithes that should have gone toward warning the nations that the German BEAST is about to devour, and the EU jackboot to stomp Jerusalem and occupy Israel and pollute the Temple.
God meant for you to raise up the Work of WARNING -- to sound the alarm, to blow the trumpet like the Watchmen -- not to get fat and lazy and listen to music and fiddle while the world is about to burn! (Amos 6:1-8).
This is the prophesied work of restoration: preserving and promoting the plain truth -- not pretty buildings and outdated thinking! That era is over!
You're the leader of Laodicea and you further prove it. You're looking backwards towards an administration GOD destroyed and a campus that GOD left in ruins. Is God impressed with your buildings? Is God impressed with your ratings when the average man on the street has never heard of you and remains oblivious to the warning message? His blood will be on your head!
If you were looking forward, if you had a frightening vision of tomorrow, you would launch an ad campaign in major newspapers, magazines and on internet sites, besides a blitzkrieg of television and radio ads, to warn the world about the fascist Europe, and to warn them in such a way that each ad is sufficient warning if it's the only one they ever read. But they would read and debate and argue about it -- a national debate and an international controversy -- if you would seek God's glory and not a man's -- whether your own or Herbert Armstrong's.Listen Laodiceans:
4 The LORD said, "Say this to him: 'This is what the LORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the land. 5 Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD....' "
14 The great day of the LORD is near;
15 That day is a day of wrath,
16 A day of trumpet and alarm
17 "I will bring distress upon men,
Because they have sinned against the LORD;
their silver nor their gold
But the whole land shall be devoured