And Yet Another Apostle

COGWriter Dr Robert Thiel wrote in the Church of God News blog article “PCG’s Gerald Flurry declares himself an apostle”:

Apparently, like CGPFK’s Ronald Weinland did in November 2009, PCG’s Gerald Flurry has declared himself to be an apostle in November 2010.

I guess after “Weinland, Stumbling and Bumbling, but Outflanks and Outranks Flurry” with the Elijah title, he must’ve declared himself an apostle.  So, it looks like Flurry is still playing catch-up in the titles game.

In all seriousness, though, what Flurry really needs to do is declare his repentance for squandering 3rd tithe money and not taking care of widows.

Thiel goes on to mention a couple other wannabe “apostles”:  David Pack, William Dankenbring (really?  Dankenbring?).

This would be funny if it were truly a comedy.  I guess I need to make a “False Apostle” category next to “False Prophet” category now.

One thing I’m sure of in this game:  The ones who claim to be apostles are the ones who are not.  The ones who claim to be Philadelphian are the ones who are not.  Talk is cheap.  Jesus wants action.  Jesus demands fruits borne out of righteousness.

 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:21-27, King James Version)


  1. FWIW–I think it was David Pack who kicked off the "i am an apostle" title claim–Flurry was the first "prophet" claim then Weinland and others as "witnesses" etc–but If I am not mistaken–D.Pack went right to the top–claiming his fruits were the determining factor; about 5 years ago.
    (I could be wrong–not being that diligent to follow their every move–once someone heads off down that slippery slope–they begin to distance themselves from the path true Christians want to be on. BTW–has anyone really noticed that RCM has never claimed to be anything other than what he was ordained to be? Just a thought.)

    The editor

  2. If we can't slap each other in our own COG group, let's slap the leader of some other COG group.

    Or even better — we could try to "stop the violence," so to speak. For starters, by living Philippians 4:8.

  3. Even Paul had some choice words for people in his day, Richard.

  4. Gerald Flurry wasted the last twenty years coming up with over 30 different names/titles/offices/positions for himself and it finally occurs to him just now to call himself an apostle too??? No wonder some people think he is spiritually insane.

    Gerald Flurry made the mistake of initially calling himself a prophet, and even "That Prophet." He even edited and changed Herbert W. Armstrong's last book called Mystery of the Ages because it contradicted Gerald's new teachings. It looks like Gerald was so clueless that he is just now finally beginning to realize that Herbert Armstrong taught that the church was led by an apostle. Too bad Gerald did not also notice that HWA wrote that there are no prophets in the church today–except false ones!

    For the record, I do firmly believe that Gerald Flurry is a real prophet–a real FALSE prophet.

    For the record, I also firmly believe that Gerald Flurry is a real apostle–a real FALSE apostle.

    This is very serious. Those who have been personally affected by the satanic abuse in Gerald's cult that he passes off as the government of God are learning firsthand the significance of what it means to have FALSE leaders.

  5. @Anonymous: That's the only reason I write about him, frankly. People need to be warned about the abuse going on there. I don't even consider PCG a real COG.