Remember back in the glory days of old when Herbert Armstrong made a big deal out of giving tithe money to finance a children's playground at Liberty Bell Park in Jerusalem with the express purpose of Jewish and Arab kids playing together? Loads of tithe money was dropped on this wasteful adventure.
The interesting thing about the Liberty Bell Park is that it is the largest in Jerusalem and gets lots of use. It is also huge tourist attraction. One would assume that HWA would have played a more prominent role in the park. Instead he helped pay for a sand pile exposed in the glaring sun. That being said, the tiny children's play ground is NOT a huge draw. That hot sand pile is so unused that weeds grow out of its walls.
Tkach Sr. wisely stopped paying to maintain this useless sand pile. This of course sent Gerald Flurry over the edge. Gerald had to step in and give money to have his name put on little piece of marble on a side wall.
The Millennium will all be about Jerusalem and none else. We ought not to compare Bricket Wood or Ireland to be the gauge or measuring stick to picture the Millennium. It should only be Jerusalem! Or else we are already committing SPIRITUAL ADULTERY! It is even comparable to marrying strange wives as the Jews did in 408 B.C.! (Nehemiah 13:23, 26, 27). The Ark of the Covenant will be found in Jerusalem and not in a SECRET PLACE in Tara Hill in Ireland as suggested by PCG Regional Director Brad Macdonald!You can read more of their silliness here: Mt Zion Dig
The craziness that infects the Church of God seems endless. Every year there is a new "true leader" popping up on the scene claiming they are the truth and light. Every one of them keep getting weirder and weirder. Petra is going to be one nasty cat fight when all of these morons show up and claim ownership.
Finally I will end with this. This is even more absurd than anything Bob Thiel writes:
According to the A.R.K. folk, Hollywood released a movie this past spring that was made especially for the Philadelphia Church of God.
THE BATTLE FOR ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS
What the hell is wrong with these people????? When will the blatant idolatry of Herbert Armstrong ever cease? Just like all the other COG sites, you have to read long and hard to find Jesus mentioned anywhere. That guy is the most inconvenient thing the church has ever encountered.