Where would the Church of God be if it was not able to demand money from its followers. Sadly in Armstrongism it is all about threats and coercion in getting people to send in money. There is nothing taught about freely giving because you have been blessed. Its rather, GOD COMMANDS IT...or in COG speak...I DEMAND IT!
There is a letter on Exit and Support that has the following about how Gerald Flurry and his henchmen are going to the death beds of the last few wealthy members and demanding that they turn over all assets to the Philadelphia Church of God. Its vitally important that the PCG get as much money possible so they keep their newly purchased mansion in Edstone, UK and finance the Irish Dance training of the elite children living on the PCG compound, and pay for the endless number of trips of Lil'Stevie to England.
I'd like to pass on is how Flurry has coerced and terrified some of the wealthiest members of his cult into leaving everything to him. Even members that are sick and dying have been visited in the hospital by the ministry and told that their money was "meant for God" (i. e., the PCG), and that God made them wealthy so that when they died, it was to be given to PCG, or they wouldn’t make it into the kingdom. As a result of this fear, they have signed over their wealth to the PCG cult.
I've run across some who are still in PCG and they have a glare, an odd stare. They almost look under a spell. Really scary. --Former member of WCG & PCG
With the drop in membership in PCG they are scrambling to recoup money lost. The remaining members are being told to give more and more.