Ronald Weinland’s Book Which Falsely Claims that the Great Tribulation will Begin in 2008
Tonight I listened to Ronald Weinland latest sermon (titled The Mystery of God Revealed – Pt. 5, dated March 22, 2008).
He spent most of the time discussing doctrinal issues, “profound things”, morality, other ministers, and highlighting some false teachings of the religions of the world.
But around the 50 minute point, he did briefly address March 18, 2008.
Basically he stated that the seventh seal (of Revelation 8:1) was opened on March 18, 2008 and that when someone emailed him and stated that nothing happened then, Ronald Weinland said that this was a spiritual thing. He said that what happened had to do with Satan being directed elsewhere.
He also said that on April 17, 2008 an individual will be affected by Satan, who Ronald Weinland called “a great religious leader on the earth”. Presumably he was referring to Pope Benedict XVI, though the pontiff was not specified.
Since according to Ronald Weinland’s pronouncements, the 1290 days of Daniel 12:11 began on March 18, 2008, notice what the Bible says was to have happened on THAT DATE:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days (Daniel 12:11).
And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation (Daniel 11:31).
“Satan” is not a daily sacrifice–nor is he the “King of the North” (which is who Daniel 11 is speaking of as “him”, see verse 40). And physical sacrifices in Jerusalem (which have not yet even started) were not taken away on March 18, 2008. And a military leader did not muster forces then to fulfill those biblical prophecies.
And these events simply did not happen.
Ronald Weinland has repeatedly ”spiritualized away” what the Bible has said on matters prophetic. (For details, please see the article Concerns about Ronald Weinland and his Church of God, Preparing for the Kingdom.)
And most of his recent sermons have been based up one of his books (the last sermon was part five on one of his books), Instead of focusing on the Bible, Ronald Weinland is focused on things he considers to be important.
And even though in his 3/22/08 sermon he claimed that many of his new followers were not balanced, it is he who is not balanced. Nor was he correct in his radio interview on December 15, 2007 about an imminent nuclear attack (more information on that is in the news item Ronald Weinland: Nuclear Attack May be Mid-April 2008).
If you compare what the Bible teaches was supposed to happen to what Ronald Weinland is now saying, it should be clear that the Church of God, Preparing for the Kingdom is in error.
Those of you that have any idea in following him, have you “searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11)?
If you think Ronald Weinland might possibly be correct, please pray and study into this.