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 the Toldedo area, but in Michigan”, Ronald Weinland gave a sermon where he basically said that God molds and fashions His people, God reveals things to Ronald Weinland, but that God is doing what essentially needs to be done, even though Ronald Weinland often does not.
Ronald Weinland once again went to his books (instead of the Bible) and said,
“We’re going to try to conclude the 2nd part…of the 5th chapter of the second book, The Prophesied End Time…God gave to me, in 2nd Thessalonians things that needed to be addressed…”
So, Ronald Weinland is still claiming that God revealed information to him years ago. He also stated that God revealed that he could provide information last week so that people did not need to wait as long as he thought God had wanted him to do a week prior to that.
The way “God revealed things to the Church” that he claimed was that things did not happen in 280 days (that apparently he thought God had previously revealed to him), thus the lack of his understanding coming to pass apparently is how God revealed more to him.
He spent a lot of time saying that this proves that God is in charge and that “God shows us that we have to change things in the Church”. “Indeed the first seal had been opened”. “We know we are waiting for the seventh…indeed the world is ignorant to it so far”. He also indicated that J. Tkach Sr. was the “man of sin” of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and that God pronounced judgment against him, so that he died.
Anyway, I believe that Ronald Weinland is delusional. He is so convinced that he is right, he (like some others I have met) is convinced that God is continuing to reveal Himself to him that no matter how often he is wrong or that he changes that this means God is leading him and Ron’s church.
Regarding J. Tkach and the man of sin, notice what 2 Thessalonians teaches 2:3-4:
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
J. Tkach did not fit verse 4. Ronald Weinland then paraphrased Matthew 24:15-16, which I will quote below:
15 Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Ronald Weinland commented that Jesus did not mean flee Judea, but to flee to other organizations (which Ron Weinland said were the mountains/hills) because the old Worldwide Church of God changed (more specific and literal information what much of Matthew 24 means is in the article Who is the King of the North?).
Ronald Weinland then read from his book:
Most of the seals have already been opened…the Great Tribulation is about to begin…most of the scattered church does not know this.
The Great Tribulation is not about to begin–it cannot begin prior to 2012 (and most likely not for 1-3 years after that, please see End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something?).
Ronald Weinland marvelled that people would believe other websites and not him. He actually asked, “WHY?” Well, the answer should be clear–for years I have warned people that Ronald Weinland was not God’s prophet and that what he taught was not completely in line with the Bible. And it is Ronald Weinland, and not me, who had to change prophetic positions as what Ronald Weinland claimed what would happen by now simply did not come to pass.
The bigger question is why would anyone still follow the prophet proven to be false? People should not be afraid of what Ronald Weinland “prophesies”. Notice what the Bible teaches:
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).
If his followers would have spent more time comparing his writings against the Bible and less time listening to Ronald Weinland’s explanations as to why what the Bible shows really would not happen literally, they would not have followed him. The facts have proven that Ronald Weinland is a false prophet (specific details are in the article Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God).
Please, if you still are following him, compare his writings with the Bible and world events–Ronald Weinland is not faithful.
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.