CGPFK/CGPKG’s Ronald Weinland, the once again recently proven false prophet, was just found guilty of tax fraud:
Cincinnati.com - 13 June 2012The end of the world didn’t come quick enough for doomsday prophet Ronald Weinland. He was found guilty Wednesday of federal tax evasion…
Prosecutors argued the teachings of Weinland’s ministry were no excuse for not reporting the foreign accounts to tax collectors. Prosecutors also alleged Weinland illegally wrote off personal expenses as church expenses to evade $357,065 in taxes from 2005 through 2010.
A jury deliberated about three hours and 45 minutes before finding Weinland guilty on all five counts. The 63-year-old Union resident was placed on home detention with electronic monitoring and ordered to post a $300,000 bond to stay out of prison. Weinland faces up to five years in prison when U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves sentences him on Sept. 24…
The verdict came a day after Weinland took the stand in his own defense. The defense team, led by lawyer John D. Cline of San Francisco, appeared to be trying to justify many of the questionable deductions to lessen the amount of back taxes owed by Weinland. Cline’s clients have included Oliver North and Scooter Libby.
But under cross examination by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBride, Weinland began to appear ill at ease as he tried to explain why he deducted such expenses as a stay at The Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, tickets to the Blue Man Group, and shopping trips to Nordstrom.
Ron Weinland is one who has at least partially fulfilled the following:
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3).
Ron Weinland who denied the true deity of Jesus Christ, claimed that Jesus would return at sunset Jerusalem time on May 26, 2012, and whose conviction seems to be part of “swift destruction,” should have paid more attention to scripture.
For those unfamiliar with him, Ronald Weinland was a former WCG then UCG minister who falsely claimed to be one of the two witnesses, Elijah, etc. He was again proven wrong last month when Jesus did not return as he has claimed He would.
The main point of COGwriter posts about him is to warn all not to let false prophets and false apostles like Ron Weinland turn people away from the God of the Bible. The income tax matter is another one where his vision of the future apparently did not match reality.
Some articles of possible interest related to prophecy may include:
Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God Ronald Weinland falsely claims to be one of the two witnesses God is raising up, that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008, and that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012. Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? Why do Ronald Weinland’s own statements prove that he is a false prophet? Additionally, he has other views which show he is not truly part of the Church of God?
Who Are The Two Witnesses? What is their job? What does the Bible reveal? What has the Church of God taught on this subject? Might even Roman Catholic prophecies give some clues here?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it? Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
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? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2019 or 202x?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
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.