PCG’s Gerald Flurry declares himself an apostle

Gerald Flurry of the Philadelphia Church of God
Gerald Flurry


Apparently, like CGPFK’s Ronald Weinland did in November 2009, PCG’s Gerald Flurry has declared himself to be an apostle in November 2010.  Here is what he wrote recently (11/08/10):

In the Old Testament, the leading ministers were the prophets.  But in the New Testament they were the apostles…

If you check the list of booklets I have written with new revelation, you have one small book and 41 booklets with new revelation from God…Isn’t it logical to think that God would have another apostle crying out to this world…?…

There have been a few people from the beginning of the Philadelphia Church of God who have said to me from time to time, “I think you are an apostle.”  I never believed that  because I didn’t see it in the Scriptures.. but we are here to search out God’s truth…

“An apostle must be called by Jesus Christ without the intervention of another man.. his authority does not depend on recognition.”…

So here’s the point: If Christ established and office, we’d better be aware of it…

Genesis 49:10 says that a lawgiver will not depart from Judah’s feet until Shiloh come. Does that indicate that this man, this lawgiver, will be alive when Christ returns? I don’t know, but it could indicate that…

Does the work of Eliakim sound like a prophet, or more like an apostle?…

I believe only an apostle can ordain an evangelist…


I think God didn’t want us to understand this until now, when everybody could see the fruits…

I think the office of an apostle is a sign that God wants us to do a still GREATER WORK than what we have done…

This is almost funny if it were not so pathetic.  So, apparently PCG hopes to ordain some as evangelists now.

RCG’s David Pack made some similar sounding comments when he proclaimed himself to be an apostle several years ago (in his “21st century apostle” sermons).  TPM’s William Dankenbring later made an apostolic proclamation for himself.  There are also a couple of lessor known individuals who have made similar inaccurate declarations.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

12 But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:12-13, NKJV)

And I do not consider any of those who declared themselves apostles this century are true apostles.  And Paul warned that there would be false apostles.

The Apostle Paul also wrote:

1 Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? 2 If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 9:1-2, NKJV)

I do not agree that those who declared themselves apostles this century have the seal or signs of being God’s apostles.

None of the four individuals shows the “fruits” that one would expect from being an apostle.  And their declarations of apostleship will not change that.  But I suspect that they all use their self-proclaimed titles in order to try to attain more power and authority for themselves.

Gerald Flurry has a history of declaring multiple titles for himself, and now has added one more that I do not accept as valid.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include the following:

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” or a variety of other titles make it so. This article provides many quotes from this group which tries to look faithful.
Why Not the Restored Church of God? This group, led by David Pack, claims to be the most faithful. The information in this article suggests otherwise.
Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God Ronald Weinland falsely claims to be one of the two witnesses God is raising up, that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008, and that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012. Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He has other views which show he is not part of the Church of God.
Teachings of Triumph Prophetic Ministries William Dankenbring’s ministry–incorrectly speculates on various dates and holds to some odd doctrines.
Polycarp, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Roderick C. Meredith on Church Government What form of governance did the early church have? Was it hierarchical? Which form of governance would one expect to have in the Philadelphia remnant? The people decide and/or committee forms, odd dictatorships, or the same type that the Philadelphia era itself had?
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.

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