Senior Elder (New Zealand Church Pastor) Resigns from Ron Weinland’s COG – PKGAn Open Letter to PKG Members and Ministers from Adrian Gray.Dear Brethren,.I am a senior elder in The Church of God – Preparing for the Kingdom of God (PKG). Both my wife and I have been deeply troubled over the last number of years with the teachings of Mr. Weinland…
False Teaching: There is no literal place of safety—but rather God is our Rock and can protect us anywhere...
False Teaching: The first 4 seals of Revelation are spiritual, relate to the Church and have already taken place…
False Teaching: The Philadelphian and Laodicean eras of the Church are finished and the Church is in a time of transition…
False Teaching: The Work was finished at Mr. Armstrong’s death...
False Teaching: Women may be ordained as elders...False Teaching: Mr. Ron Weinland and his wife are the Two Witnesses and they have finished their job…
False Teaching: Ronald Weinland says he is a Prophet, an Apostle, a Witness, and the Elijah to come...
False Teachings: 2nd Tithe can be used for purposes other than God’s Holy Days. The Feast of Tabernacles does not need to be kept…
May you all come to the same decision as my wife and I—and recapture the full truth of God, found only in The Restored Church of God! Your eternal life depends upon it.
Ronald Weinland was a PROVEN false prophet many times and it is surprising that those following him did not figure that out until later. People like Adrian Gray should have known enough to stand up sooner and not wait until months after Jesus did not come in May 2012 as Weinland insisted or until after Ron Weinland was convicted of tax fraud the following month. Sadly, Adrian Gray has now decided to follow the false and self-anointed, apostle David Pack (see also Why Not the Restored Church of God?)–a group that does not have “the full truth” (it has trouble with many issues, including the gospel).
It is a bit astounding that the letter from Adrian Gray does not mention the Ron Weinland’s unitarian teaching as one of the false teachings (see also Was Unitarianism the Teaching of the Bible or Early Church?). But it was.
Of course, Ronald Weinland had, and still has, other false teachings.
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. And he will be proven wrong again when Jesus does not return on Pentecost in 2013.
The main point of COGwriter posts about him is to warn all not to let false prophets and false apostles like Ron Weinland (and David Pack) turn people away from the God of the Bible. Jesus will not return in 2013. And salvation is not something that one would go to RCG to really expect to find as it does not even have the “full truth” about the gospel (see What is the Gospel? and Why Not the Restored Church of God?).
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?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse What is the Book of Revelation trying to tell us about them? Does the first one deceive many?
Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse What is the pale horse of death and pestilences? What will it bring and when?
Was Unitarianism the Teaching of the Bible or Early Church? Many, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, claim it was, but was it?
Why Not the Restored Church of God? This group, led by David Pack, claims to be the most faithful. The information in this article suggests otherwise.
What is the Gospel? True religion should be based upon the true gospel. What are some of the different gospels and where did they come from? Do you believe the true or a false gospel?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about?
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.