God's greatest Church of God leader ever (after Dave Pack, of course) is Gerald Flurry. All knowledge is revealed through Gerald. His god has personally handed him several books to write and the rest were dictated by him directly from his god's mouth.
Gerald is back today with an article about The Place of Safety, The World Tomorrow in Embryo.
Is Gerald preparing his flock to flee once again? He did this previously and people sold homes, cars, and businesses to send to the church. Like Dave Pack's recent epic prophetic failure, Gerald's failed also. Of course in the 80 some year of Armstrongism every single Church of God leader has been one epic failure after another. Prophecies have failed over and over through the decades, yet the gullible still give them money.
If you knew God’s people were to be in a place of safety, what would you think they would be doing? God has a great plan wherever He has His people, and He always has a tremendous Work for them to do. This place of safety will not be an exception.
During the Great Tribulation, many people will be hopeless, suffering as never before—and they’re going to need hope. God has a plan to give them this hope, certainly when He begins the Millennium, but also, even during the Tribulation. God has a vision for this world, and the people in the place of safety during the Tribulation will be developing this vision like it has never been developed before on this earth. It will cause the whole world to look and see how to build and beautify this earth—to make it blossom as a rose. This will all begin while God has His people in a place of safety.
Gerald still thinks he and his little group will be the only ones in Petra. The silly man failed to remember that most other COG's think they will be there too. Who's going to be over Petra? Gerald? Thiel? Pack? Weinland? The tribulation will be happening inside Petra while they all fight with each other over who is the rightful true leader of the Petraites.
Some COG's have rejected the Petra myth, others like Gerald still embrace it. Gerald has this to say about Petra:
One thing we know about the place of safety just from reading Revelation is that it’s in the wilderness. Isaiah was written so we could understand this book in these latter days (Isaiah 30:8). Notice this prophecy:
“Let the wilderness of the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands” (Isaiah 42:11-12). Kedar refers to the Bedouin Arabs. “Rock” in the Hebrew is Sela, meaning a great rocky fortress. Sela translated into Greek is Petra.
Gerald has take the Petra escapades one step further than the rest of the COG's. Even Dave Pack failed to think of this. Gerald is going to have electricity, satellite transmissions, and computer technology emanating as a witness to the world from his cave in Petra. Poor Dave, humiliated once again by another COG leader. Poor thing!
While Gerald and lil'Stevie are gallivanting around Jerusalem as the two witless witnesses, a small group of Gerald's minions will be sending out broadcasts from Petra. To do this they will need studios, electricity, recording equipment, Internet access, and much much more.This passage in Isaiah goes on to talk about the return of Christ. There is a chronology here. God says there is going to be a work going on in this great rocky fortress—this place of safety. His people are in a wilderness where there are Bedouin Arabs. The inhabitants of this rocky fortress are going to give glory to God. This means they know the true God; that’s why they are there. They trusted the true God to take them there, and they are singing and shouting to Him.
So who is this great message going to? England and the rest of Europe, none other that Gerald's lost 12 tribes of Israel. They will be so in awe of Gerald's fabulous work in Petra that they will know first hand that Gerald is the true one. Gerald and his minions will be making the desert "bloom like a rose."In this place of safety, this great rocky fortress, God’s people “declare his praise in the islands.” There certainly are no islands in the wilderness areas of the Middle East—especially in the area of Jordan. So there’s some kind of a work going on from the wilderness, something more than just what the two witnesses are doing during the Great Tribulation (Revelation 11:3-12). God has a message and these people are declaring it, probably via satellite and other technological means. A powerful Work will be done somehow.
Now who will declare His praise in the islands? The Bedouin Arabs? No. God’s Laodicean Church? Of course not. They are spewed out and will go through the Tribulation because of their rebellion toward God and because they were overthrown in the spiritual wilderness as ancient Israel was physically. They had the truth and then they lost it.
God says, “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:19-20). In context, you’ll see this is during a time of great suffering. God is giving drink to His chosen, and He is making the desert blossom as a rose, even before the Millennium.
With Gerald ready to drop millions of dollars in buying a mansion in England for a new cult college, how is he going to fund TV studios, internet access and electricity INSIDE Petra? Will he be living in the luxury hotels outside the entrance to Petra? What kind of lies will he tell the Jordanian authorities to get them to do this? The silliness of this myth gets worse every year.
You can read his entire article here: The Place of Safety: The World Tomorrow In Embryo!