PCG’s Gerald Flurry Somewhat Predicts King of the North in 2009

Flags of the Arab League and the European Union


In the November/December 2008 edition of its Philadelphia Trumpet magazine, PCG’s founder and self-declared prophet Gerald Flurry wrote the following:

The world is focused on the American elections. But there are even more important elections coming on Sept. 28, 2009. Those will occur in Germany. And because a crisis is simmering there right now, this momentous event could come to a head even sooner than we think.

After this momentous election, one man will rise to power in Europe. A man we have been anticipating for years…

This man is prophesied in your Bible!

Daniel 8 speaks of a fierce German ruler to come “in the latter time.” Verse 23 describes him as a “king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences.” “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many …” (verse 25). This king comes acting like he wants peace, but he is lying! He will be a ruthless and violent man—preaching peace but practicing war!

Daniel 11:21 says this end-time Antiochus will “come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries,” yet will be a vile person. Verse 25 shows he will war against the king of the south with a great army.

I believe we might see the Daniel 8:23 man within this year!

This is Germany and Europe’s moment!

And while it is remotely possible that whoever becomes the Chancellor of Germany in 2009 will ultimately become the prophesied King of the North, that individual cannot actually have that title in 2009. The Bible (in Daniel 9:26-27) refers to the one who becomes the King of the North, first as a prince who makes a peace treaty–a treaty that has not yet been made and that will last for about 3 1/2 years before it is broken.

So even if Gerald Flurry’s hedged prediction identifies the one who ultimately could be the King of the North, it simply is not possible for that person to hold that title in 2009.

Gerald Flurry also wrote the following in the same article:

We have seen the king of the south, radical Islam, come together and begin to push.

But that statement is simply is not true.  There is no King of the South yet. Nor (as Gerald Flurry has written and insisted elsewhere) can it be Iran.

Gerald Flurry is another self-appointed false prophet.  But one who is putting out over 278,000 magazines per issue.  Hence one that some sadly pay attention to.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

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 claims to be faithful.
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.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? What is ahead for Europe?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
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?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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