Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gerald Flurry Cult Buying Edstone Hall in England in Order to Start Another "college"



Gerald Flurry made good on his promise to buy property in England in order to start another cult college in the "new Europe."  Flurry wants a college in the UK because he feels that he and the PCG will ultimately come into possession of the Stone of Scone and/or the Lia-Fail of Ireland before they flee to Petra.  He will then take it to Petra in order to keep it safe so that Jesus can return and be crowned King of Kings upon it.  That's a pretty wimpy impotent god that needs  a human to keep some stone safe in the middle of the Jordanian desert!

He feels his college students may start a "dig" in Ireland where they will discover the Lia-Fail.  Plus, Flurry has also bragged that this campus would give them more credibility by being European to the people of Europe.

Now Flurry's dream has come true, though now PCG has to struggle to pay this property off which is going to be rough on PCG members considering they are still paying off the 20+ million dollar Armstrong Auditorium.  Now they are going to be saddled with a $4.5 million dollar debt in England!  Considering Flurry's slowly dwindling flock, this is going to be one risky adventure.

Poor Dave Pack must be really pissed that he has been pushed on to the back burner once again by another more "powerful" COG than his.


Pastor General Gerald Flurry announced in July 2013 that Hanstead House and seven acres of adjacent land were being purchased (for $6.8 million according to one source), which would have enabled PCG to recreate Herbert Armstrong’s Ambassador College. PCG could not afford this purchase, forcing Flurry to admit that “God is not opening a door to purchase the Bricket Wood campus near St. Albans, England.”

A church publication subsequently stated that, “PCG officials .... were pleasantly surprised to find a large number of beautiful estates available that are considerably less expensive than the Bricket Wood campus.”


The opening message for the 2014 Festival of Tabernacles was surprisingly given by Stephen Flurry (his father had done so in all the previous 24 years of PCG’s history), before a backdrop of Edstone Hall, located in Shakespeare country in the English Midlands, for which, it is understood, a bid of £2.8 million ($4.5 million) has been accepted. Although mortgage rates are currently at an all time low, it remains to be seen if the PCG is able to complete the purchase this time.

Edstone Hall


26 comments:

Connie Schmidt said...

How many "colleges" did Jesus, the early Apostles, and the early Church have?

Anonymous said...

So it failed to sell previously. These 100+ year old mega mansions require colossal repairs and upgrading. Will be an unbelievable money pit requiring another 10 million.

Black Ops Mikey said...

Hopefully, this will lead him further toward bankruptcy.

Oh, come on -- you know you were thinking it.

Anonymous said...

I hope the church chokes on the damn mortgage payments.

Glenn said...

Good. This will be a place where lots of PCG money goes to die. Better there than on radio or tv time that might ensnare more victims.

Anonymous said...

I thought I recognized the name. Henley-in-Arden, close to Birmingham where I grew up. Nice countryside. How come this huge building only has 10 bedrooms?

Why didn't he buy something in Ireland it would have been cheaper.

I found this on Wikaepedia about Henley:

Lunatic asylums

Historically, Henley has had several private lunatic asylums. The first was licensed in 1744, which housed pauper lunatics at the expense of the parish. Another was run by Thomas Burman in 1795, who charged "one guinea/week for board and medicines, the patient finding their own linen and washing. If any person chuses a servant constantly to attend on them, board and wages are separately considered."

James said...

Anon 3:56 wrote:
"Historically, Henley has had several private lunatic asylums. The first was licensed in 1744, which housed pauper lunatics at the expense of the parish. Another was run by Thomas Burman in 1795, who charged "one guinea/week for board and medicines, the patient finding their own linen and washing. If any person chuses a servant constantly to attend on them, board and wages are separately considered.""

It is good that this building is being used once again as an asylum. It is a sign from God no doubt!

Minimalist said...

Listing says the heating is "oil fired". My goodness, hideously expensive for those 24,000 sq ft of old non efficient building! Must not be gas line available out there - or anyone else willing to buy this money eating folly. Yes this will definitely sink Flurry - and about time!

Minimalist said...

At UK heating oil prices (inc 5%VAT charities not excluded), it would cost around $40 an hour to heat that place.

Anonymous said...

It seems that this blog has been copied from this site: http://thelastendbookofremembrance.com/2014/10/18/the-transgressors-are-come-to-the-full/
The source has not been quoted nor was it given credit which means that you have plagiarized this blog.
Just asking...

Minimalist said...

The British government recommends that outlying properties heated with oil convert to Electric Heat-Pump systems. This will be another big six-figure slug for their already hammered Titheslaves.

Anonymous said...

Anon,

If Flurry gets in it, it will be a lunatic asylum again.

Hopefully, the prospect of heating the place will drive Six Pack and Little Steevie so crazy that they'll be court-ordered into a happy place where they can't cause harm to themselves or others.

(Not that they're not already batshit crazy or causing harm to others now.)

I can just imagine the plight of future students there-

Student: "But Mr. Flurry, I'm so cold, and my doctor says the winter temperatures in this building can cause hypothermia!"

Steven: "Stop listening to those doctors and warm up by reading this exciting new booklet about the fourth tithe."

NO2HWA said...

Anon@5:15. Take a chill pill dude! The source was James Malm and not the Book of Rememberance site. Any info on the property came from stuff I looked up.

old EXPCG hag said...

I remember he ordered us members to fast and pray so as we would get OUR ATTITUDE RIGHT in order for him to sap more money out of already poor members when the economy started getting worse so he would be able to get down the DEBT he put the whole church in for building Armstrong Auditorium/ aka God's House for basically HIS FAMILY and >Headquarters< to enjoy.

Here he goes again. Poor members.

Anonymous said...

When Jesus Christ walked this earth, he was called a whore monger, a wine-imbiber, a liar, a false prophet. He was scoffed at, spat upon, cursed and finally murdered. When he died, his converts were 120. It seems Mr. Flurry has a lot in common with him. So best beware such rotten fruit lest you eat the bitter product of your thoughts.

Allen C. Dexter said...

Ah, yes, how well I remember all the hoopla over Ambassador UK. All the appeals for money. Where did it all go? Right down the drain. So will this, but it helps them with their delusions of recreating something that was a farce of HWA without the base to support it. But, it will give deluded, impoverished people something to exult over while they dress in their thrift store rags and eat their starchy, non-nutritious diets.

Byker Bob said...

There are such events as terminal mistakes. Some result in decay, such as Weinland's tax debacle. Others cause splintering, such as Hulme's attempted correction of British Israelism. Who is to say that financial ineptness couldn't bring one of these groups down? If they were intending for the expenses to be covered by offerings resulting from CBS carrying the Key of David in the EEU, they are off to a bad start.

BB

Anonymous said...

Perhaps there will be an opportunity to appear in Downton Abbey. It could be the home of a struggling member of the gentry, I foresee many movie set opportunities.

Perhaps I can be a consultant on English pronunciation. For instance Warwickshire is pronounced Warwicksheer, (Americans always say WarwickshIIIr).

HWA like so many Americans had an admiration for the English gentleman. Pretty silly, Conrad Black actually achieved it for a while, now nobody wants him.

I kind of like the place, pity I don't have a bunch of followers willing to buy it for me.

Hey another idea, why don't you at this blog get together and buy some great potential real estate. Could have a retreat for former WCGs. Make it somewhere warm though like Florida.

Anonymous said...

"When Jesus Christ walked this earth, he was called a whore monger, a wine-imbiber, a liar, a false prophet. He was scoffed at, spat upon, cursed and finally murdered. When he died, his converts were 120. It seems Mr. Flurry has a lot in common with him. So best beware such rotten fruit lest you eat the bitter product of your thoughts."

So, what, every reputed whore monger, a wine-imbiber, liar, and demonstrably false "prophet" is automatically a messiah? I knew about the other stuff, but has Gerald Flurry been implicated as being a whore monger too? Not sure if you're trying to defend Gerald Flurry here, or Creflo Dollar, who seems to have even more in common with a cat like that.

Given that the Jesus figure recounted in the NT is in fact based on the life of an itinerant Judean preacher and not simply the euhemerized Logos of Philo, do you even know this Flurry character well enough to make said comparison to the central figure of the Jesus legend? Or is that just "how it seems"? Well, it may "seem" that way to you. It seems that it does not "seem" that way to everyone, and that your conclusions are not necessarily justifiable.

But if there is any truth to your claims about Gerald Flurry's sampling the ladies of the night, then maybe both he and Mr. Dollar are both in the running to have a shot at becoming the messiah after all.

I can't believe how easy it seems to be to get people to idolize you...

Anonymous said...

Jesus didn't have colleges, Jesus didn't have church headquarters, Jesus didn't have TV programs, Jesus didn't have magazines, and most of all Jesus wasn't a head of an organized religion. He taught that we should have a personal relationship with him apart from any man devised organized religion. All religions are institutions invented by men.

old EXPCG hag said...

Anonymous said...

When Jesus Christ walked this earth, he was called a whore monger, a wine-imbiber, a liar, a false prophet. He was scoffed at, spat upon, cursed and finally murdered. When he died, his converts were 120. It seems Mr. Flurry has a lot in common with him. So best beware such rotten fruit lest you eat the bitter product of your thoughts.

October 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

So OLD WISE ONE...what do you have to say about people Gerald Flurry and his cohorts have spat upon, called whore mongers, liars, slandered, etc., etc. in his/God's own church?...>suppose to be<.

Here's MY words of wisdom:

Jesus Christ did not FALSELY ACCUSE people! GET IT??
So therefore Gerald Flurry and HIS CHURCH cannot be God's Church GET IT??

old EXPCG hag said...

...and besides all the other stupid stuff going on...if it was REALLY God's church all the Diotrephes' would have been thrown out!...

3 John 1:9-11...9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

GET IT??

old EXPCG hag said...

Lunatic asylums

Historically, Henley has had several private lunatic asylums. The first was licensed in 1744, which housed pauper lunatics at the expense of the parish. Another was run by Thomas Burman in 1795, who charged "one guinea/week for board and medicines, the patient finding their own linen and washing. If any person chuses a servant constantly to attend on them, board and wages are separately considered."

October 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

And speaking of lunatics...
half or not more of prisons have people with mental disorders that might could have been treated if caught early in life, but since prisons are such a big business (thanks Rick Perry of Texas, hopefully not our next president, but then the country has gone to hell and a hand basket already).

Minimalist said...

England/Europe is now Post-Christian. Times have changed but Flurry hasn't, he's still addicted to Perbert's Anachronistic Anglophile cult.

Anonymous said...

I'm somewhat leery when anyone shotguns scriptures (and otherwise) at me and then finishes by yelling, "GET IT?"

Old EXPCG hag, you may do well to rethink who you are and what your abilities are, and how and why you are here.

Just saying!

-Debbie Niks

Anonymous said...

I don't get it I'm new to all this how does flurry falsely accuse I have read a lot if their literature and I don't see anything wrong with it and most things that I have read then looked it up in the bible I haven't found anything that their lying about or anything so who is the true church? Does anyone know? I am thinking of joining the church.