Ever since Gerald Flurry dreamed up his "no contact" policy as a method of controlling Philadelphia Church of God members he has had to be on the defensive. As he struggles to find scripture to back up his insane rants he also has to deal with the backlash from PCG members and ex members.
Since so many find Flurry's excuses to be highly offensive he has has to turn to one of his abettor's to do his dirty work. That lackey ended up being Greg Nice who ultimately proves there is nothing nice about the guy at all!
Nice wrote the following article in July of 2010. The PCG has reposted this in order to keep the grumbling members under control. Must We Avoid Them?
Nice gets right to the point in the very first paragraph. This should leave no doubt in any PCG members mind that Gerald's god is directly behind this teaching.
Some of God’s people outside and perhaps even inside the Philadelphia Church of God think that the pcg has established a policy regarding cutting off fellowship with members who leave the faith—those the Bible describes as Laodicean—even their own family members. Not having fellowship with Laodiceans is not a policy established by the pcg. What the pcg does is teach and obey the doctrine established by God. Because this is a doctrine of God, it is therefore a policy of the Church; that is, the Church follows God’s commands about restricting fellowship with people He has called and impregnated with His Holy Spirit and who then choose to walk contrary to their covenant with God.
The doctrines of the Church of God come directly from the Word of God. Not having fellowship with those who turn away from God is directly commanded from one end of the Bible to the other. The doctrine predates mankind and will continue into the Kingdom of God.
Why would any PCG member ever doubt Flurry again after reading this? The very first two paragraphs are laden with fear tactics meant to enslave and subdue.