Gerald Flurry

Gerald Flurry is the pastor general of the Philadelphia Church of God. He has been an ordained minister for over 40 years. Mr. Flurry is the editor in chief of the Philadelphia Trumpet newsmagazine, which has over 1 million readers, and is the presenter of the Key of David television program, which reaches a potential audience of 400 million viewers around the world. He is also chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College and chairman of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

Gerald Flurry formerly served under Herbert W. Armstrong as a minister in the Worldwide Church of God, pastoring the Oklahoma City and Enid, Oklahoma, congregations. He was excommunicated from the Worldwide Church of God on December 7, 1989, for resisting sweeping doctrinal changes that moved away from the example set forward by WCG founder Herbert W. Armstrong. Gerald Flurry saw these disturbing and significant changes occurring at a time when those changes were not easily perceptible at first. He wrote Malachi’s Message to alert the WCG ministry, and secondarily the membership, of those changes. When an early draft of the book was presented to WCG leadership, Gerald Flurry and his assistant John Amos were fired. Gerald Flurry immediately founded the Philadelphia Church of God.

Gerald Flurry Delivers a Message

Since then Gerald Flurry has preached the wonderful news that Jesus Christ will intervene to save mankind in this generation, as well as delivering a warning message to God’s Church related to doctrinal changes he resisted.

This is primarily done through his television program The Key of David, which began airing in 1993 and started originally as a radio program called God’s Future World. It first started airing over eight stations, but now airs all over the world on more than 200 stations. Gerald Flurry uses his 30-minute program to explain world events in the light of Bible prophecy. Programs include: “Why Most People Don’t Understand Bible Prophecy,” “Matthew 24 Unlocks the Seven Seals,” “The Ultimate Key to Success” and “Putin Remembers Yugoslavia.”

The Philadelphia Trumpet magazine is the other major outlet for Gerald Flurry’s message. As editor in chief, Gerald Flurry oversees the direction of the magazine and contributes articles to it. Like his television program, his articles cover a wide variety of topics, all analyzed through the lens of Bible prophecy. You can find Gerald Flurry’s broadcasts and articles at theTrumpet.com.

That work has taken Gerald Flurry to over 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, South Africa, the Philippines, China, Australia and others. He has also written over 60 books and booklets, all of which are given away for free as an educational service.

Gerald Flurry: Following in the Steps of Herbert W. Armstrong

Central to that educational service are the major works of Herbert W. Armstrong, which Gerald Flurry decided to publish for the public. The WCG, however, used the copyrights to sue the PCG to keep those books out of print and circulation. This led to a six-year court battle with the WCG that ended with a settlement. That settlement gave the PCG copyrights and freedom to reprint Mr. Armstrong’s most important book, Mystery of the Ages, plus 18 other works. At the time, Gerald Flurry called it “the greatest victory we have ever won in the PCG.”

Gerald Flurry has followed the same pattern Herbert W. Armstrong laid down by founding a small liberal arts college in 2001: Herbert W. Armstrong College. Privately supported by the Philadelphia Church of God, it offers courses in theology, liberal arts and applied arts and sciences. The objective of the college is to teach students how to live.

When Herbert Armstrong’s successors in the WCG ended the famed Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, Gerald Flurry decided to start the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation (formally named the Philadelphia Foundation) to pick up the fallen baton. The foundation is the humanitarian arm of the Philadelphia Church of God, centered on Armstrong Auditorium, which brings world-class performing artists through its concert series.

If you would like to learn more about Gerald Flurry and what he teaches, follow his Key of David program here.

Articles about Gerald Flurry

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2018 Key of David Season Yields More Responses
Haggai—Shaking the Nations
God reveals that He will shake the nations at a specific time immediately before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Find out when this shaking begins.
Jordan and God’s Church in Prophecy
The Bible prophesies of a battle between a European king of the north and the king of the south, led by radical Islam. But the nation of Jordan will be protected. We need to know why.
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The Elijah Work Continues
Carrying on the work of Herbert W. Armstrong
The Bible and the Constitution
The United States Constitution is under attack. Some Americans want to uphold and apply every word, but others want to radically change and eventually abolish this foundational document. Which side is right? Learn what makes the Constitution different from any other document in history.
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Trumpet Editor in Chief Gerald Flurry Presents Personal Appearance Campaign in Houston
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Pastor General Gerald Flurry Visits Jerusalem
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A Prophecy About God’s Church
The book of Revelation is all about world news! What God gave in the Bible’s most important book of prophecy is a description of world events that carry this world to the time of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming!
Shakespeare and the British Empire
William Shakespeare is universally recognized as the greatest non-Bible writer of all time. Learn why he was so proud of the British Empire—and how God expects all mankind to become empire builders.
Why Habakkuk Had Such Great Faith
In this dangerous age, no character trait is more vital than faith. Learn how a prophet of God who lived thousands of years ago developed deep, life-saving faith.
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Pastor General Delivers Personal Appearance Campaign in Los Angeles
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Pastor General to Present Lectures in California, Texas
Personal Appearance Campaign continues in Los Angeles, Houston metros in January and February.
Iran—King of the Middle East
America has just suffered its greatest defeat in the Middle East, despite pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq. Even as American leaders take a victory lap, a deadly Islamic power is plotting to fill the void in Iraq. Find out which nation will seize power in Iraq and eventually trigger a third world war.
Salvation is Education
What is salvation? Is it a spectacular moment, or is it a life-long process? What are the requirements for obtaining it?
A Powerful Example of Faith
The life and work of Herbert W. Armstrong provide a vivid testament of his deep faith in God.
Answered Prayer
As hurricanes and fires wreck and ravage America, the question must be asked: Is God answering our prayers? Discover the vital key to answered prayer.
Fatal Danger in Not Teaching History
In America and Britain today, history is becoming a forgotten subject. Our leaders display contempt for history and our professors ignore it completely. This is a grave error with devastating consequences.
2 Chronicles 7:14 Misquoted
One of America’s foremost leaders has twice misquoted a vital scripture in recent months. This scripture provides the solution to America’s horrifying problems.
The Little Book (2017)
The book of Revelation discusses a little book with a thunderous message. God revealed the truth about the little book thousands of years ago to the Apostle John. But God also told John not to write it down. Learn why the little book was kept secret until this end time. Prove that the little book shows where God is working today.
Charlottesville Violence – “The Real Danger Is Invisible”
Deadly riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, are proof that America is deeply divided. Learn what America’s greatest president once said about solving the problem of division, and how the nation can apply his wisdom today. See the dark spiritual force behind America’s sudden decline, and understand how God will intervene to save the country from annihilation.
A True Christian Cannot Believe in Evolution
The question of origins is a competition between two fundamental theories: creation and evolution. Which one is correct? Learn about one of Satan’s most deceptive traps—a trap that has ensnared higher education.
Living Hope in Bible Prophecy
This world is dangerous like never before. North Korea and Iran are pursuing the nuclear bomb. Europe is quietly building a dominant superpower. China and Russia pose daily threats to world security. But there is hope. Discover how the pages of your Bible contain the solutions to all of mankind’s problems!
Watch Jerusalem
Jesus Christ wept for Jerusalem when He was on this Earth. Why? Almost nobody understands the reason today. Yet understanding why He wept has never been more vital!
King of the North & WWIII
This world is rapidly moving toward another World War. Did you know the Bible prophesies that there will be a World War III? It will be the last war ever fought on this planet. When it is over, the inhabitants of this Earth will never see another war!
The King of the South
America, Britain and their allies are presently in a war against terrorism. It’s going to be a long, hard war. Can they achieve victory? Or will they be defeated? There are sobering answers to these questions, and they are found in both history and Bible prophecy!

Articles by Gerald Flurry

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The Purpose of Our Calling
From the May-June 2019 Royal Vision
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Education Filled With Hope
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Man Does Not Know His Greatest Enemy
You can’t conquer your enemy if you don’t even know him.
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Experience True Happiness—Avoid Self-deception
Are you deceiving yourself, and how can you know?
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Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion Prayer
The Apostle John recorded Christ’s inspiring final prayer to His Father before He was sacrificed. Study this prayer, and you will understand God’s love as never before!
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The Blood Covenant
Repentance Toward God
Below is an excerpt from Gerald Flurry’s free booklet Repentance Toward God. This booklet presents the biblical definition and biblical examples of repentance and shows you how to draw close to God the Father and Jesus Christ.
No Freedom Without Law
The recent college admissions scandal in the U.S. exposes a deadly spirit of lawlessness. America was founded on biblical principles, including the rule of law. We must understand the alarming consequences of departing from the law.
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Christ Died for You—Now What?
Your Savior paid the penalty of eternal death so you don’t have to. Is there any way you can repay Him?
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The Plain Truth About Saving Faith, Part 2
What Is God’s College Like?
Why does God have a college? What is the value of the unique education it provides? And how can you be part of God’s college, even if you are unable to attend in person?
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The Plain Truth About Saving Faith, Part 1
Millions today believe that in order to be ‘saved,’ all we have to do is have faith in Jesus Christ—just believe in Him. It is true that we must have faith to be saved. But the kind of faith being taught today by so many religions is not ‘saving faith.’ Just what is ‘saving faith,’ and how do we obtain it?
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Your Most Important Choice
You have to make the same choice that faced Adam: the tree of life, or the tree of death.
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Spring Holy Days: Appreciating God’s Goodness
This can be a discouraging time of year—unless we have the right focus.
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My Mom: An Example of Hope
Personal from Gerald Flurry
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Passover vs. Easter
The roots of this controversy are literally a matter of life and death!
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The Sabbath vs. Sunday
Traditional Christianity has chosen the wrong day of worship. There is a sinister reason why.
What Is Armageddon?
Perhaps no biblical subject attracts more speculation than Armageddon. Yet, the word “Armageddon” is in the Bible only once. What does it mean? How will it affect your life in the near future?
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Death-Defying, Everlasting Love
God shows His true Church the deepest love. The love of the Bridegroom for His Bride.
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Rally Around God
We can learn a lot from the Jews who rebuilt God’s temple.
The Mysterious Book of Chronicles
The world is without hope. The universe sits empty and in decay. Yet God says He will soon bring liberty and peace to His entire creation!
Christ’s Coming Is ‘At the Very Door’
Jesus Christ was the greatest prophet of all time. While on Earth, He revealed six signs of His Second Coming. To be protected in the dangerous days ahead, you need to be able to discern these signs! Learn what these signs are—next, on The Key of David, with Gerald Flurry.
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The Lost Century and the Apostle John
God used John to provide hope during the Church’s darkest hour!
Our heavenly Coach wants to help us achieve absolute perfection and the ultimate success. This can only be achieved if we put full faith in our Coach and what He says in His Word, having a teachable attitude and a heart willing to obey Him.
God-Fearing Character
Obeying God’s law is directly tied to your prosperity and success.
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How to Build Godly Ambition
Young people—you need this valuable character trait!