In his sermon of April 28, 2012 (a transcript of which is now up and used here) CGPFK/CGPKG’s Ronald Weinland said the following:
Let’s notice part of what was said in the 11th article entitled ‘Opening of the 7th Seal’ under a section entitled ‘Last Warning’.
God has shown that we have reached the end of time for any more warning witness to His
people through any publications.
‘Time is Running Out’ and ‘Time Has Run Out’: That’s all the Church that was scattered needed. Those
truths would determine who would be measured as part of the Temple and those who had to be left out
in the court, the Gentiles, the non-believers, as we went through and talked about the meaning of those
words. And so those two booklets – yes, there were two books written later on – but the two booklets
were directed directly to the Church, and the second one, candidly, was in a very powerful way
mentioned as one directed toward the ministry of God’s Church.
Time has run out for the scattered Church of God.
The time of God’s judgment upon His Church is complete and only a few are going to be called to become a final remnant of all that was scattered earlier.
Didn’t know the magnitude of what was written then. Hindsight becomes much clearer.
God will call a tithe from the third that was scattered. All who were scattered received an opportunity to repent of pride and a lukewarm spirit.
Now, I’ve been looking forward to that tithe. It’s not here and it will not share with us what I’ve wanted
to share…it’s just the timing is a matter of something that’s fully in God’s hands.
The above suggests that Ron Weinland is admitting that he was wrong about getting thousands that were once part of the old WCG (what he called the “tithe from the third that was scattered”) to become part of his church. But instead of admitting that he has a track record of being a proven false prophet, he tries to shift the blame to God.
Of course, instead of teaching that time has ran out for those that do not support Ronald Weinland, perhaps he and his followers should consider that they are the ones running out of time as Jesus is not returning in 12 twelve days–Ronald Weinland has been falsely claiming for close to four years that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012. He actually mentions the May 27th date twice in this sermon and criticizes those who point out that various literal events that the Bible requires have not happened and claims that those who disagree with him are in “a horrible state.” He simply does not want to publicly admit the horrible predictions and explanations he has made are wrong.
Ron Weinland made additional errors in that 4/28/12 sermon, including claiming that he and those with him have more understanding than they do:
…we have the ability, the blessing of God dwelling in us, the blessing of God’s spirit dwelling in us, as God draws us and begins to dwell in us that we can begin to understand and see those things that are spiritual as God communicates them to us. Because He has to give them to us; we learn that very early on in the Church, we truly do.
Much of the sermon is devoted to Ronald Weinland’s false interpretation of Revelation 11 claiming that the witness is not for the world, that the miracles and withholding rain that the two witnesses are supposed to do is spiritual, and other similar nonsense. Here are some of his odd explanations of parts of Revelation 11 from that sermon:
Revelation 11:6 – These have power to shut heaven that it rain not in the days of their prophecy; and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth will all plagues as often as they will. Sounds pretty ominous; and we take it all physically…and it isn’t. It isn’t.
They have power; It’s that authority again; it’s the same thing that runs through this from the beginning to the end that comes from God, the way God works, how God is working – authority, power to act, which in the beginning, again, was a power of authority and authority to measure by or through the truths that God revealed. It’s still speaking of that power that’s a result of those truths that were revealed, the truth and what God gave to us and what God gave to us very powerfully, those truths that began to be listed in a very powerful way just in ‘Time is Running Out’ are powerful and awesome for this end-time. It is what the scattered Churches have rejected, it is what God has used to measure the Temple, it is what has strengthened you and given you life and you’ve been able to be blessed, if you will, to build upon those things. We have built mightily upon those things that God has given to us step by step by step, because of what God has given, Him showing the magnitude and the power of it all.
…to shut heaven, during the period of 3½ years others cannot be part of this Body, the Church – in power and judgment – unless they repent and accept the truth given from heaven. It’s where it comes from, it comes from Jesus Christ; that power, judgment, and discernment, is fully given to the ministry of God’s Church – first from God’s witnesses – that’s how God works.
Actually, God works by being true and faithful, something that Ronald Weinland has not been.
For those unfamiliar with him, Ronald Weinland was a minister in the old old Worldwide Church of God, then he was in the United Church of God for a while. Since then, he has been on his own. He claims that he is one of the two witnesses and that his wife is the other one. After first insisting that the Great Tribulation began on April 17, 2008, he later insisted that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008 and that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012 (these are his last published dates). The Great Tribulation has most definitely not yet started (we seem to be in the time period that Jesus referred to as “the beginning of sorrows” Matthew 24:8), and Jesus most definitely will not be returning on May 27, 2012. So, when he is wrong then (if not before), Ronald Weinland will either repent, spiritualize away the non-return of Jesus, try to stay out of the USA (he is under investigation for income tax issues by the US government and he travels outside of the USA frequently), and/or claim to have received a new “revelation” or “truth” that gives humanity more time or something to that effect.
Ronald Weinland has claimed about himself in the past:
God will reveal who His two witnesses are regardless of whether people choose to believe them or not! God will increasingly give more proof of His spokesman as prophecies unfold exactly as they are recorded in this book…
The question about how God has revealed His truth to me is a fair one. The answer that I am who I say I am will be given by the events described in both books coming true exactly as I have described. (Weinland R. 2008: God’s Final Witness, pp. 89-90,111)
The events described in his books have not came true as he described them, so instead he tries to “spiritualize away” more and more of the details. We simply have not been in the Great Tribulation for the past 3 1/2 years, yet Ronald Weinland’s followers seem willing to believe the opposite. Have they not read Matthew 24? Surely most have, but apparently have accepted Ron Weinland’s explanation that the actual details Jesus mentioned do not mean what they say.
I have denounced Ronald Weinland as a false prophet for over six years. And for every detail I have denounced, I have been right and he wrong. Cannot his followers see that he is not one of God’s two witnesses?
Since he is clearly wrong, why report about him still? Well, because of the fact that he has claimed that Jesus will return in less than two weeks, some people are at least looking into him again (though not nearly as many who followed Harold Camping’s false prediction for Jesus’ return on May 21, 2011). Hopefully, I can reach some now so that they will not be overly distraught when Jesus does not return on May 27, 2012.
Perhaps his existing supporters will learn what they should either now or by the end of May not continue to allow Ronald Weinland and/or others like him to string them along.
A few 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.?
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.
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 Who is 666? This article explains how the LCG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.
Harold Camping’s Teachings About the End of the World Do Not Agree with the Bible Harold Camping taught that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and the world would end on October 21, 2011. What does the Bible show?
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? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012?