Friday, June 7, 2013

Philadelphia Church of God (Flurry Cult) Thinks They Know What It Means To Be A Woman

Gerald Flurry's son, Stephen, an Ambassador drop-out has written an article letting you know what he thinks it means to be a woman.

Of course we should all know by now that Armstrongism has the only correct view on what women are to be: pregnant and subservient to the man who is the ruler of the household and futur King of a world.  Women must know how to cook and clean and bear appropriate sons.

Stevie writes:

What are the differences between men and women? What makes a man a real man? Or a woman a real woman? What are “masculine” and “feminine” characteristics?

These questions are very basic and fundamental to each of our lives. Yet many are completely ignorant—confused! And they have no idea that they don’t know. Some actually say the only differences are differences people have made up. In fact, many colleges and now high schools are teaching that most gender characteristics are a matter of choice! That is absolutely false!

Of course, Armstrongism's god knows all"

In families and in society, God expects men to fulfill a certain role—and women to fill an entirely different role. Knowing what those roles are and how to fulfill them with confidence is absolutely essential to anyone’s true education. It will mean the difference between happiness and frustration—in your friendships, in your career, in your home.

Women, you must be subject to the domination of your husband.

Now turn to Ephesians 5 and see how this one-flesh union works. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (verses 22-25). God’s purpose, we see here, was for men and women to serve each other. His purpose was for them to work together as a team, with the husband as team leader and the wife as personal assistant (i.e. personal slave.)

There is only one thing you need to be doing in life.  It's not about working, being involved in charities, or spending lots of time with friends and neighbors.  In fact, if they are outside the church you should not be associating too much with them.  Their paganism will rub off on you.

That ought to be your aim in life—to find a strong, loving man, who fears God and follows Christ’s example—and then to determine to support that man for the rest of your life. With that in mind, let’s consider four feminine characteristics you ought to be developing now, in preparation for your future.

Stevie says you need to be educated on how to be a woman.

  • Education
  • In Titus 2:5, the Apostle Paul admonished young women to be homemakers and to love their children. You cannot fulfill these responsibilities later in life without much education and training now!
  • To become a Proverbs 31 woman, you need to honor your parents, travel whenever possible, study hard at school, read a lot in your spare time, become hospitable—a real joy to be around—and then learn to really think about and meditate on all that you see and learn.
  • Heallth

  • Notice what else about the virtuous woman: “She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms” (verse 17). She’s not trying to be a man—or do manly things. But this woman does not shy away from hard labor. Strength and honor are her clothing, it says in verse 25. She’s a picture of health.
  •  She’s not trying to be a man—or do manly things. But this woman does not shy away from hard labor. Strength and honor are her clothing, it says in verse 25. She’s a picture of health.
  • Did you know that the foundation of physical beauty is actually good health? When is the last time you have seen a really attractive sick person? Without good health, you will lose vibrancy and radiance. You will lose your appeal.  (Appearances in Armstrongism is always a 1st priority.)
  •  Work

  • The Proverbs 31 woman works! Verse 15 says she rises early (no doubt because she goes to bed early) because there is so much work to be done. She avoids “idleness,” it says in verse 27. That means she keeps busy—not with trivial, unimportant things—but by making quality goods and caring for her children. Read verses 12-16. She can make almost anything with her hands. She travels great distances to shop—not for trendy clothes, cds or junk food—but for goods her family needs. She even buys property so she can produce healthier food—and at a lower cost. This is a hard-working, industrious mom we are talking about!
  • Read verses 18-22 and you will notice something in stark contrast to the modern woman of today. The virtuous woman is more concerned about saving money than she is about making money.  (Shopping at Salvation Army or Goodwill is a necessity,, unless you are a ministers wife and then its off to Bloomingdales or Nordstroms.)
  •  Character:

  • Like Solomon and the Apostle Paul, Peter also offers much instruction on the example young women ought to emulate. In 1 Peter 3:1, he admonishes wives to be in subjection to their husbands—to let their husbands rule the house like Christ rules the Church. He then goes on to describe conduct of a virtuous woman: “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (verses 3-4). Here Peter describes a woman who is more concerned about adorning her character than she is her outward appearance. That doesn’t mean she looks sloppy. It just means her outward beauty is a reflection of what’s on the inside.      

True femininity is an attitude. It’s learning the art of service and sacrifice, without expecting anything in return. It’s having a gentle and peaceable spirit. It’s about seeing your role as a female the way God sees it. It’s about placing top priority on your husband’s success and your children’s happiness.

What a career that is. As Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America, nowhere does a woman enjoy a higher station in life than that of helpmeet and mother.
So there you have it.  All of you sinful, brawling women out here in COGland you need to repent and return to the truth in the PCG so that you can become a REAL woman.


Anonymous said...

It takes money to be a Prov. 31 wife, i.e. making quality goods, travelling great distances to get them, buying property, which means she had to be married to a Prov. 31 man, but I don't recall any of the WCG/COG writers ever mentioning that.


Anonymous said...

It takes money to be a Prov. 31 wife, i.e. making quality goods, travelling great distances to get them, buying property, which means being married to a Prov. 31 husband, but I don't recall ever seeing that part mentioned by the WCG/COG writers.


Douglas Becker said...

Since these Philadelphia ministers all expect to be the bride of Christ, it's important in learning how to fulfill that role.

PCG ministers need to learn to be submissive. They must learn to let others take the lead. They will be expected to fulfill a certain role and it won't be being on top. You must learn to become the personal slave of Christ. You will need to support Christ for all eternity -- there is only one thing you need to be doing in life and it's not about working, being involved in charities or spending lots of time with friends and neighbors. You will be part of Jesus' harem to be called up at his desire. You will have no rights and you will have no property of your own.

Even though you will be the weaker vessel, you will be expected to work hard for your master. There will never be any divorce so you will have to get used to it no matter what.

Yes, it's important for you PCG ministers to learn how to be a woman if you ever want to enter into the Kingdom of God.

I'd warn you though, your lies, delusions and deceptions are a real obstacle during this courting period and it doesn't help to have a lot of strong Mental Disorders. I can guarantee you that Jesus does to marry a crazy woman who is obsessed power, control, manipulation and money.

Beware: He has billions to choose from and it's probably not going to be you.

Anonymous said...

Search PCG's website and you will find photos of Flurry's original ministerial assistant/partner, John Amos.

Both Amos and Flurry were heterosexually married. However, when you see the photos of Amos, it's hard not to see his stereotypical John-Waters-like pencil mustache and "dandy" attire as very effeminate, typical of more than one homosexual male.

Is that why some ex-PCG members call That Prophet "Geraldine"?

NO2HWA said...

Geraldine......that's a good one! lmao

Douglas Becker said...

It has occurred to us that this might be a sermon awaiting wish fulfillment.

See, some of the ministers wives are just not those submissive shrinking violets that the husbands would want them to be. They can't just tell their wives to shape up or ship out, so...

They give sermons. It's a passive-aggressive deflective indirect way to tell their women what they want, because...

There are a few things certain in this life: Death, taxes, revenge and the fury of a woman scorned, and we know...

These men are milquetoast cowards who might be able to abuse their congregations, yell at them, tell them they are evil, but...

They wouldn't dare tell their wives.

Assistant Deacon said...

I love all the "thank you" and "so insightful" comments at the end of the post from his adoring readers.

Honestly. "What it means to be a woman," written by a man. What a mindless herd the PCG is.

Anonymous said...

You should see the stripper shoes these women and their teenage daughters parade around in every week at services. They walk around prim and proper without makeup in dresses straight out of the 50's with footwear that screams pole dance and repressed power hungry female. Let's be fair though - the ministers look like peacocks themselves.