What is the point of even trying any more when Church of God prophets utter things like what is below:
Notice how God’s Church is intertwined with the beast. We are its number one enemy. And those who are Laodicean—95 percent of God’s people today—will not be protected by God. They are going to die a bloody death and finally see—the hard way—just how deadly this murderous whore is. And hopefully they will believe God then and never forsake Him again.This was not said by Dave Pack, because he still believes that COG members will soon be flocking to his utopian campus where Jesus is returning to for a final push. It was not even said by the perpetually bitter Elijah man/child of Arroyo Grande who believes he is the ultimate prophet of the end times. This was said by the real Elijah himself, Gerald Flurry. The one who proceeded all the other present day imposters and is the "one to come" mentioned in Revelation 17:10.
It is all part of the great cosmic nightmare that Flurry's god has preordained since before the foundation of the world.
Consider what Revelation 17:10 reveals about God’s thinking: He had to know that Mr. Armstrong would come on the scene. God also knew “that prophet” would come on the scene when the seventh head of this beast would rise—“the other is not yet come.” Really, if we understood this one verse while Mr. Armstrong was alive, we could have realized that he probably would not have been alive during the final resurrection of the beast!
“The other is not yet come.” That’s not a shallow statement! This is the final ring of the bell, as far as the beast is concerned. And we’re living in the days when “the other” has come! We are honored by God to be doing this Work during the time of the final head of the beast power. We can actually get out and speak for God and represent Him, showing the people of the world how to honor Him, and showing them what this prophecy means! What a mind-staggering blessing!
The Father knew all of this long before Mr. Armstrong came on the scene and “uncovered” any prophecy! Nobody ever “uncovered” this prophecy, and no one ever will! This is revealed prophecy that God the Father and Christ knew at least thousands of years ago—maybe much longer than that! God has engineered all this, and He is working it all out with detailed calculations. It takes the mind of God to work on this level!
Revelation 17:10 is one of the greatest prophecies in the Bible. Contained within this one verse is the heart of prophecy for these latter days. Just during the period when “one is,” it encapsulates the fulfillment of several other major prophecies: Matthew 17:10-11, which talks about the end-time Elijah restoring all things; Malachi 3:1, which discusses an end-time messenger preparing the world for Christ’s return; and Matthew 24:14, which describes the gospel being preached around the world. Those prophecies were at the heart of the Philadelphian era work. So much revolves around the end-time Elijah! The TrumpetThere you have it. There can be no further argument or questioning. Gerald Furry is the man! The Elijah that is here, preordained from the foundations of the world to buy a fancy jet so he can fly around the world uttering his Elijah message that 95% of the COG is ignoring because they have allowed themselves to be deceived by men such as Bob Thiel, James Malm, Dave Pack, Vik Kubik, Gerald Weston and others.