Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Key Of David…Bible Prophecy
For several weeks now I have seen, with much half tuning out indifference, an ad on TV for a religious program called, “The Key Of David…Bible Prophecy.” The ad goes to a shot of the pastor, Gerald Flurry, as he goes on to say, “The bible says in Jeremiah that they will have the ability to destroy many nations.” With just this little snippet of his program, I guess the listener is supposed to insert the country of their choice that has the current event news item of the day. Iran, Iraq, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, etc, would do depending on who did what on any particular week.
The ad closes with, “Each week, Gerald Flurry discusses world events in light of Bible prophecy on “The Key Of David” television program. “The Key Of David” covers today’s most important events with a unique perspective of telling you what is happening to our society and our world, but also, more importantly, it tells you why. Tune in every Sunday morning at 7:00 AM to make clear what is going on in the world today through the light of Bible Prophecy.”
Well after many weeks of seeing this ad, I really took particular note this morning that this con man, Gerald Flurry, is using the Bible as a Crystal Ball that he can look into; find a sentence that supports what he is trying to convince everyone that the Bible predicted and prophesied on any particular week. I guess that it does not matter if the sentence is taken out of context of the complete paragraph’s central thought…if it is in the Bible and Gerald reads it…then the Bible predicted the events and warned true believers of the current situations to be aware of plus what is going to happen.
One could suspect that it is all based on Armageddon fear mongering because it plays so well with the type of people that gravitate and fall prey to the “Gerald Flurry” types of this world. Make note that these followers are more than willing victims of the “Gerald Flurry” con men types because they find excitement in the “Dooms Day” aspect. I would guess that it is the same adrenalin rush one gets from gambling that has become an addiction.
Now with a little bit of Googling, I found out that this all knowing and foreseeing “Church of God” pastor, on September 18, 1993, was arrested in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and taken to jail after being found intoxicated and passed out behind the wheel of his automobile with an open container of intoxication liquor. When the officer asked for Gerald Flurry’s driver’s license, Gerald said that he did not have one but took out a $20 bill instead and tried to hand it to the officer. The officer repeatedly told Gerald Flurry to put away the money and proceeded to administer three field sobriety tests. Of course Gerald Flurry failed all three exceeding the legal maximum. At the trial Gerald Flurry pleaded “nolo contendre” to the charges and an unidentified person paid the many fines per each count on Gerald Flurry’s behalf.
Now I must say that even I can foresee and predict that if you drive drunk with the intoxication level so high that you pass out behind the wheel of the car….You are going to get arrested. No big mystery talent here is there?
In closing, my comments are if he is so good at predicting the future, why didn’t he see and avoid this drunk driving arrest? Oh yea by the way, be sure to send a large donation check so that this important TV program can stay on the air and tell true believers how to prepare for the future through Gerald Flurry’s interpretation prophecies.