Ronald Weinland Says His Books and His Interpretations of the Bible Are What He Wants Potential Supporters to Study. The COGwriter Site Instead Urges Those Interested in Him and End-Time Prophecies to Spend More Time Checking His Writings with the Bible.
Yesterday in Bowling Green, Ronald Weinland started out basically saying that God runs things His way. And while that is true, it is not God’s way to tell His prophets to prophesy falsely. Which is what has happened with Ronald Weinland.
He mentioned where he intends to preach next week and the week after, even though earlier this year he said he would stop preaching if nuclear bombs did not fall on “port cities” of the United States by June 8th (which has past) and/or July 16th (which is in a few days). But as regular readers of this page are aware, about two weeks ago he decided that essentially since God had not revealed everything to him before, but revealed more later, that he essentially will not keep his word.
In yesterday’s sermon, Ronald Weinland claimed to have many more people than he had at this time last year. He said that he had a much better week this past week than the week before (this is most likely because he did not have to figure out how to explain why he made a major change in his prophetic teachings–like he did the week before).
He then started by discussing the Feast of Tabernacles from the Bible (those interested in that Holy Day, may wish to read the article The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians?). He also discussed the Passover (those interested in that Holy Day, may wish to read the article Passover and the Early Church ). Ronald Weinland actually used the Bible more in this sermon than his own books. This is a good change. But he did not change completely.
Then Ronald Weinland said that God did not give Ron’s church everything until they grow–another allusion to the fact that he (NOT God) has changed his prophecies.
Ronald Weinland specifically stated:
What we are doing this year is by design, it is not an accident.
The implication is that the changes and problems with his prophecies is by God’s design as opposed to thoughts of his own mind.
He also announced that while his people would keep the Feast of Tabernacles for 8 days, that for 4 of them that they would keep apparently in their homes.
He actually said:
We are not to come together for the full 8 days this year.
He stated that it was fine not to come together for 8 days even though that is what the Bible teaches– please see The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians?
He specifically said that NONE of his followers are to keep the Feast for more than 4 days (except possibly Australia/New Zealand who might be able to keep them for 5 days).
He said that his group needed to have:
One final push…where God has a purpose of getting the message out…You are helping to prepare a lot of people…What could be a better place to give to, to support.
Well, supporting the true work of God would be better than supporting him.
He then went into a discussion of government and is trying to tell people to respond to him, despite the fact that he changed how he wants people to keep the Feast of Tabernacles (Ronald Weinland never really understood government himself–please see the articles Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God and Polycarp, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Roderick C. Meredith on Church Government).
Ronald Weinland then said:
Who controls the money controls the church.
His implication is that he needed to do that.
Despite his prophetic errors, however, Ronald Weinland still feels that he is God’s prophet. But, he is not.
Not according to the Bible:
21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’– 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18:21-22).
What Ronald Weinland prophesied has not come to pass. He has spoken presumptuously.
No one should follow him nor believe his revised dates.
Some articles of related interest 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 and that the end will come in 2008. Is he a false prophet? He has at least one other view that suggests that he is not part of the COG.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples ofthe United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin?
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? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
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?
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–and Ronald Weinland is one of them–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.