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The Key of David with Gerald R. Flurry: 2015 Top 10

2015 was another successful year for the Key of David Program. Gerald R. Flurry recorded 32 new programs in the Key of David studio from the stage of Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Here’s a list of Gerald Flurry’s top 10 episodes of the Key of David Program that were viewed on our YouTube channel from this past year:

1. Turkey Is Going to Betray America
2. The Lost Century
3. The End Time Elijah Has Come and Gone
4. Psalm 83 Is Being Fulfilled
5. Putin Remembers Yugoslavia
6. Adolf Hitler Was Satan-Possessed
7. Paris Terrorist Attacks
8. Hezekiah’s Great Example of Faith
9. Hidden Danger In Keeping Christmas? (2015)
10. Judah’s Wound

If you haven’t seen any of these programs yet, be sure to watch them here. These programs received 2 million online views over this past year, and you can find an archive of all the Key of David episodes at the Key of David‘s YouTube channel.

Gerald Flurry will continue to record new episodes in. You can find the station listing for the program here to find out when, and where, you can view the program on TV. As of this year, the Key of David Program reaches a potential audience of over 400 million people worldwide.

Be sure you don’t miss out on another exciting year of programs that will bring meaning to your life and help you understand the world.

Key of David: King Hezekiah

This week on the Key of David Program, Gerald Flurry spoke about one of the most incredible discoveries made in archeological history. The discovery of the official royal seal of King Hezekiah is another way that has, once again, proved the authority of the Bible and has taught incredible lesson we can learn from this former king of Judah to apply in out lives today.

Dr. Eilat Mazar and her team have unearthed a new discovery from her latest archaeological excavation in Jerusalem: the bulla (an official seal or stamp) of King Hezekiah of Judah. The clay seal stamped with Hezekiah’s name was found in the royal quarter of the Ophel and marks Mazar’s newest biblically related find. Mazar’s archaeological team discovered the private seal of the king during a recent phase of excavations by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The inscription on the bulla reads: “Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz, King of Judah.”

The Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, chaired by Gerald Flurry (pastor general of the Philadelphia Church of God), has been a large supporter of Dr. Mazar and her various archaeological projects. Herbert W. Armstrong College has sent numerous students to Jerusalem to participate in her Ophel excavations in the past.

Some of her other discoveries in Jerusalem include King David’s palace, Nehemiah’s wall, bullae belonging to princes who persecuted the Prophet Jeremiah, a Davidic-era secret tunnel, and a Solomonic-era wall. She plans to publish Volume 1 of her final report on her recent Ophel excavations later this month.

The Bible records that Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, ruled the kingdom of Judah from its capital, Jerusalem, 14 generations after King David during a major military conflict with Assyria. 2 Kings 18:5 notes his historical significance by recording: “[A]fter him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.”

Secular sources corroborate the unbelievable story of King Hezekiah. Hezekiah’s reign is also one of the best documented pieces of history cited by non-biblical sources: the chronicles of the Assyrian kings Sargon II and Sennacherib. Rarely have science and the Bible so dramatically converged—this time proving that King Hezekiah is far more than an ancient legend. His story is proof that God will perform powerful miracles for anyone who trusts Him. Learn about all this rich history and what it means to us today on this week’s episode of the Key of David with Gerald Flurry.

The Key of David with Gerald R. Flurry: Judah’s Wound

On Sunday November 29th, another brand new Key of David Program aired nation-wide. Gerald Flurry discussed the problems the nation of Israel is facing today, along with the Western world as a whole.

The Jewish nation of Israel in the Middle East is currently suffering from an oozing, bleeding, incurable wound, especially in Jerusalem. Why does it seem that they always want to negotiate with those who want to kill them? It is a deadly disease—a fatal failure in foreign policy. And the entire Western world, led by United States and Britain, has fallen into the same trap: continual capitulation to hateful foes. Has Israel lost its will to fight those terrors that surround it? It appears so.

Thousands of years ago, the Prophet Hosea foretold Judah’s wound (request Gerald Flurry’s book Hosea: Reaping the Whirlwind). This episode will explain why the Middle East peace process was a project that was doomed from the very start.

Jerusalem means city of peace, yet any observer can see how paradoxical this name is. The Holy City is constantly under siege of missile attacks, suicide bombings, gun rampages and knifings. It is one of the last cities on Earth deserving of a peaceful name. However, God names things as they are—or will be. In Jerusalem’s case, He has an eye toward the future. Gerald Flurry’s booklet Jerusalem in Prophecy explains how events in Jerusalem will soon spark the war to end all wars. Mr. Flurry’s book will help you understand Jerusalem’s violence-free destiny beyond the dreadful present. You can prove for yourself that God will soon rule the entire universe from Jerusalem!

Prove what the root cause of Judah’s slow and excruciating demise is, but also the incredible hope that follows, on this week’s episode of The Key of David, with Gerald Flurry.

 

Feast of Tabernacles 2015

Gerald R. Flurry spent the Feast of Tabernacles in Oklahoma, Ohio and Georgia this fall holy day season. Members of the Philadelphia Church of God who attended these sites were able to hear him speak live on several occasions. These messages were recorded live and distributed to all members of the Philadelphia Church of God. PCG Members were excited to hear the message at their respective Feast sites, which stretch from North America to the coast of Australia.

The Feast of Tabernacles is simply patterned after God’s instruction found in the Bible (Leviticus 23). It is a time of happiness and high quality feasting. With all the incredible travel and vista that come at this time of the year, it is the inspiring messages that PCG members look forward to the most. It is a time to feed on spiritual messages that the ministry devote so much in preparing.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a time of great rejoicing. It has a greater significance for today than in the days of ancient Israel. It is instructed that God’s people rejoice during this seven day period, especially because of the incredible event that it pictures in God’s master plan.

This sixth feast of God pictures the millennial rule of Jesus Christ and His Bride—the saints (Daniel 7:13-14, 18; Revelation 20:4-6). During this 1,000-year period, Christ and His saints will rule the Earth, and the Earth will be rejuvenated. It will achieve never-before-seen levels of productivity, and every human will live a happy, peaceful and successful life.

The Feast of Tabernacles is truly one of the happiest times of the entire year. It is both physically and spiritually rejuvenating. It is a wonderful cessation from this chaotic world, and it contains a vision for every human being that has ever lived.

Mr. Gerald Flurry and the Philadelphia Church of God keep the Feast of Tabernacles just as the Worldwide Church of God did under the leadership of Herbert W. Armstrong.

Gerald Flurry Speaks to Student Body

Students of Herbert W. Armstrong College gathered on August 17, 2014 in an orientation assembly given by college chancellor Gerald Flurry. In preparation for the academic year, students and faculty listened attentively to a lecture about William Shakespeare and what his life’s works contribute to a greater education.

“Everyone knows Shakespeare. We can tie it in to when Britain was a superpower. If you were talking about the Bible and empire, it wouldn’t mean nearly as much to the British people,” Mr. Flurry said. “They can relate to Shakespeare.”

Many of Shakespeare’s literary works contain numerous biblical allusions—evident to the more perceptive reader. He clearly read and tried to incorporate the Bible in his writings. Shakespeare’s empire-building mindset made him such a terrific poet, who so heavily influenced literature, that today’s Western educational curriculum still holds on to his art.

Following the orientation lecture, Gerald Flurry said, “What I was hoping for the students to take from it is: You’ve got the greatest scholar who ever lived, and he really was an empire-builder. I think God influenced his development so it would give the British people every opportunity to deliver the message about David’s throne. It’s not just about education. It’s about building an empire. If you want to be in that business, you need a great education in vocabulary and communication.”

Mr. Flurry believes one of the greatest lessons to be learned from William Shakespeare is how to be a deep thinker. Shakespeare’s contributions to literature, art and culture have certainly left a profound impact on the world.

Gerald R. Flurry Continues Philadelphia Youth Camp Tradition

114 teens from the Philadelphia Church of God just finished 2015’s Philadelphia Youth Camp (PYC). PYC is a three-week camp designed to show teenagers that God’s way is a happy, fun, abundant and productive way of life. Teens do this by participating in many activities, including Bible classes, speech classes, sports and dances.

 

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Gerald R. Flurry started Philadelphia Youth Camp (PYC) to continue in the tradition of the Worldwide Church of God’s (WCG) youth camps called “Summer Educational Program.” Founder of the Worldwide Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong, always believed in having strong youth programs and held the camps annually, just like the Philadelphia Church of God (PCG) does today.

The importance of this annual camp and its purpose is emphasized by God in the Bible. In Malachi 4:5-6, God directs His people to turn “the heart of the children to their fathers.” This instruction is repeated in the New Testament, emphasizing that the youth need to be prepared for the return of Christ: “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias [Elijah], to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).

Gerald Flurry wrote in the Philadelphia News in 1992 that PYC helps “prepare our youth to assist Christ in changing the world—even the universe!” The camp works hard to teach the teenagers of the PCG that wonderful vision.

In order to do so, preparation for PYC starts long before July when the camp is held. First preparation begins with getting the Teen Talent Contest ready. The PCG musical director starts planning out the year’s contest in which teens from all over the PCG compete in categories such as art, writing, and musical and dance performances. The finalists of the performance categories perform at PYC every year, and the winners of the contest in all categories are announced at the end of the camp.

Six months out, the Herbert W. Armstrong College kitchen staff begins buying food to prepare to feed all the campers and the workers. The kitchen looks for non-perishable foods on sale trying to save money when possible.

Four months out on March 1 PYC registration begins. Volunteers to help run the camp are selected and contacted to make arrangements for their stay. Hundreds of teens send their PYC applications in by April 31. Two months out PYC director Wayne Turgeon begins the selection process for the future campers and by the end of May teens are sent their acceptance letters via e-mail.

One month out, PYC staff begin to take inventory and stock of the equipment necessary to run the camp, such as camp shirts and sports equipment. Staff also starts to prepare their lectures, the schedule the activities and plan the food menu.

One week out students at HWAC begin finding out their work assignments and start preparing for their responsibilities.

Two days before PYC starts a special training session is given to all the workers. The kitchen crew is walked through their responsibilities and students are put through the final preparations for the arrival of the campers.

All of this is done under Gerald Flurry’s direction with the goal to prepare these teens for their wonderful future.

Gerald R. Flurry and Herbert W. Armstrong College

Gerald R. Flurry is the chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College, a private liberal arts institution which he founded in 2001 as Imperial College. The 2014-2015 academic year marked the 10th four-year graduating class. A student body of six attending classes in a field has since expanded to more than 70 on two picturesque campuses in Oklahoma and England.

Gerald R. Flurry - Chancellor Herbert W. Armstrong CollegeHerbert W. Armstrong College sits on 170 acres in the plains of north Edmond, Oklahoma. Establishing a college started almost pathetically small with the purchase of 38 acres in June 2000. But a big vision accompanied that modest plot of land.
Two weeks after the acquisition, Mr. Flurry announced the coming start of a college in 2001 or 2002. “At our college, we will teach our young people to open their minds to all truth and ‘prove all things,'” he wrote. “And I mean proof that anybody should be able to see. We will give them hope based on proof.”

The church purchased 120 additional acres three weeks after Mr. Flurry’s mission statement, then 10 more acres in 2004. The campus now holds a field house, mail processing center, administrative office building, performing arts auditorium, two sports fields, seven faculty residences and six student dormitories.

The motto of Herbert W. Armstrong College is “Education with Vision.” Mr. Flurry starts off each year of visionary education with a motivating orientation address for faculty members and the student body, effectively setting the year’s theme. Armstrong offers a well-rounded liberal arts education with a focus on theology. The curriculum extends beyond Bible classes to include courses in history, English, speech, math, science, business, nutrition and physical education. Students learn biblical principles and practical skills that they can apply in everyday life.
When students aren’t in the classroom, they are learning on the job. They pay off their bill and gain valuable experience with 20 hours of work when school is in session, and 40 hours on breaks. They contribute to the Work as writers, editors, researchers, fact checkers, layout specialists, graphic designers, photographers, translators, teacher assistants, mail packers, warehouse managers, call center operators, landscapers, utility men, custodians and cooks. They also staff 10 concerts in Armstrong Auditorium each academic year. After two or four years in the student work program, students graduate completely debt-free.

Two years of searching for a second campus overseas culminated in Mr. Flurry finding one in 2014 that fit the college’s financial capacity and physical needs. He selected Edstone in the fields of Warwickshire, England, after visiting six potential campuses across the country in May 2014. UK-Europe Regional Director Brad Macdonald obtained the keys to Edstone Hall on November 12.

Regional office staff members and local church brethren worked earnestly to move regional office equipment into Edstone Hall and renovate the aging 24,000 square-foot building in time for the start of the spring semester on January 12. Ten students from the Edmond campus transferred to Edstone a week prior to that date, ready to expand the Armstrong way of life to the United Kingdom. Mr. Flurry visited them there in April.
Mr. Flurry renamed Imperial College in 2006 after the late educator Herbert W. Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong founded the Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College, which had campuses in California, Texas and England. Royalty, rulers and top government officials from all over the world called him the unofficial ambassador for world peace. They would know—he visited more of them than any head of state.

When Mr. Armstrong died in 1986, his successors rebelled against all his teachings and discontinued Ambassador College. Mr. Flurry left the WCG in 1989 and founded the Philadelphia Church of God, and eventually Herbert W. Armstrong College.

Through the college, Mr. Flurry aims to keep alive one aspect of Mr. Armstrong’s sterling educational legacy.