I am sure by now you have noticed how the leaders of various splinter groups of the Churches of God have built monuments to the glory of their vanity. First there was Herbert Armstrong with his Ambassador Auditorium. 11 million dollars worth of tithe and offering money for a building filled with gold, rare onyx, expensive marble, exotic woods and fine crystal. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to support a concert series that never made money but impressed people.
When construction began on the auditorium the Church was one year away from fleeing to Petra. Construction began in 1971 and the date we were going to Petra was in 1972. Countless letters leading up to 1972 begged for as much money as possible to finish the work. Then a building campaign kicked into gear to pay for HWA's monument. Yet, we were supposed to be fleeing because WWIII was about to be unleashed.
Then there is Gerald Flurry. A little man who's ego needs to be stroked so much that he too had to build his own edifice. Flurry can't do anything without imitating Herbert Armstrong. I honestly don't think he has an original thought in his head. Even his foundational document legitimizing his church was copied from Jules Devries. He copies booklets, uses the same names predominate in Armstrongism, started his own college, made an ass of himself kneeling in front of a dirty old rock he dug up in Oregon that supposedly HWA prayed at, and then had to build his own auditorium. His campus has become a whore house dedicated to all things Herbert Armstrong.
All of this too was built with tithe money and offerings of poor members who were being prepared to flee to Petra. The end was near and Flurry told members to sell belongings to fund their way to Jordon. Then all of a sudden he started building a new monstrosity in the middle of Oklahoma that nearly bankrupted the Philadelphia Church of God. They still have not recovered financially from this mess.
Pack also has been prepping his members to flee because the end is nigh. Yet, he too, has taken tithe money and offerings to build his monuments to himself. He now is struggling financially because of his grandiose building plans. Instead of his entire complex being done by the summer of 2013 now only one little building will be close to being finished.
Have you ever noticed how all of these men build their buildings filled with phallic pillars? All three with erupting fountain in front of them. It’s too funny not to make fun of!
All three men had/have ego's that cannot be contained. They feel they are God's gift to the world. People tremble at their sight. They instill fear every where they go. They are not the "beloved" leaders they think they are. A path of death and corruption lays in their wake. Lives destroyed, marriages broken, suicides and damaged relationships.
The Worldwide Church of God is gone. It will never come back. None of the hundreds of harlot daughters of the WCG will EVER reach the same heights of "glory" that the WCG did. In all actuality it never made any impact in the world either. The world still does not know WHO the Church of God is. They only thing some know is that money is the most important message of the Church of God. Money greases the palms of the countries they want to go into, it builds glorious edifices that will be decaying relics within a few short years. It builds lush grounds and gardens meant to impress the world, while their members struggle and suffer. All the Church of God is capable of doing now is having one snit fit after another and splintering off into yet another group. Hundreds and hundreds of groups with hundreds and hundreds of egotistical little men in charge, all of them doing what they see as right in their own sight, and all accomplishing nothing.
The only thing these edifices all have in common is that they will all be sold off to other people eventually and used for "worldly" purposes because the Church of God is dying.