If you thought the silliness of Gerald Flurry was starting to come to an end because of declining income and membership, get ready for something unique to Armstrongism.
Gerald Flurry confirmed in the commencement address to graduates at his Herbert Armstrong "college" that the PCG was buying property in England. They had previously said they were buying parts of the former Bricket Wood campus in Hertsforshire, England.
In his commencement address, Chancellor Gerald Flurry told the audience that HWAC education transcends America, history and time itself, much like the British Empire transcended borders, history and time. “That’s something that inspires and moves us,” he said. “That is, in a nutshell, what Armstrong College is all about.”
Mr. Flurry discussed the college’s intention to open a new campus in Britain and how a beautiful environment, such as a historic estate, is conducive to effective study. “Why establish a new college?” he asked. “Because our education transcends America.”
PCG has an ulterior motive in purchasing property in England. That motive is based entirely on the widely disproven theory of British-Israelism. Armstrongism is based solely upon the belief that the 12 tribes of Israel became the American/British nations as wells as most of the European nations.
PCG is now taking that belief even deeper into silliness by stating they will soon start and archaeological dig in Ireland looking for the Ark of the Covenant. Besides looking to the Ark, delusional Gerald thinks they might be able to acquire the Stone of Scone from Scotland as well! As if!!!!!!!
Can delusional Flurry really be that crazy? You bet! Part of the reason Flurry wanted the Bricket Wood Campus is because of Dan (yes, the 12 tribes Dan) whom he believes is Southern Ireland. Flurry feels that he has a "work" to do in Ireland. Whether he buys Bricket Wood or elsewhere, I don't think the native residents want another American cult in their midst.There was an announcement made last July 13, 2013 during the PCG Youth Camp at Edmond, Oklahoma about the prospect of the PCG returning to the Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire County, England where the second Ambassador College campus was once situated (1960-1974). Pastor General Gerald Flurry said that they wanted to have another college there and eventually establish an office which would also be used for the planned archaeological dig in Ireland in search of the “ark of the covenant” and the possibility of acquiring the stone of destiny as well. It has not been quite clear though if they are just planning to buy it or has already bought some parcels of the real estate for $6.8 million. But the final deal or negotiation however, would most probably be sealed around September / October 2013 according to their previous estimation, but as hinted at a latter announcement, they suggested an April 2014 timeline. Nevertheless, whatever the date might be, one thing is for sure, the purchase of Bricket Wood shall surely come to pass according to God’s prophecy.
Now let us consider again recent Church history: During a Bible study in PCG Headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma, there is one verse that was asked by a PCG minister in Jeremiah 4:15 which reads;
“For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.”(From Mr. Flurry’s sermon titled “Revelation 12”, dated December 08, 2012).Dan, as Mr. Flurry said refers to Southern Ireland. It was Mr. Wik Heerma, a PCG Headquarters pastor, who asked that QUESTION regarding Jeremiah 4:15, which Mr. Flurry said he himself had some further questions about it. But during that sermon of his, he mentioned that this particular verse gives an indication that a work has to be done in Ireland even emphasizing the possibility of finding the Ark of the Covenant in it. And he also said that the PCG shall be having a feast site in Ireland by 2013.