Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran
PCG’s Brad MacDonald recently wrote the following:
Since its inception in 1990, the Trumpet has explained that Iran (at the head of radical Islamic terrorism) is the “king of the south” discussed in Daniel 11:40
While PCG knows that Iran is not south of Jerusalem and should know that the late Herbert W. Armstrong did not teach this, it insists on this improper teaching anyway.
Partially because it considers that Gerald Flurry is a prophet and partially because PCG considers that Iran is the final King of the South, PCG members will not understand end time prophecies.
Those in PCG need to follow the advice of the late Herbert W. Armstrong and “blow the dust off of their Bibles” before it is too late (for most there, it may be too late already).
And while there may be confrontation between Israel and Iran in 2010, this will not change Iran’s relative geography. Iran is basically due east of Jerusalem, not south. Iran is not the final King of the South of Daniel 11:40 (though Iran might assist such a leader).
Three articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Teachings Unique to the Philadelphia Church of God Simply calling oneself ‘Philadelphia’ does not make one so (see Revelation 3:7-9), nor does Gerald Flurry calling himself “that prophet” make it so. This article provides many quotes from this group which tries to look faithful.