Ronald Weinland of the Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God (CGPFKF) posted the following:
December 12, 2012
LAST WARNING:…the world and the Church that was scattered are now going to be fully caught off guard concerning the final end-time events. For the Church that was scattered, the devastation that begins once the Second Trumpet sounds will be the beginning of a great wake up call that will eventually lead to 63,000 scattered brethren being brought together once again into one true fellowship—together with God—reunited at last! The Church that was scattered does not believe that end-time events can happen so quickly and powerfully or that Christ could return by Pentecost of 2013.
For those unfamiliar with him, Ronald Weinland was a former WCG then UCG minister who falsely claimed to be one of the two witnesses (he claimed that his wife was the second of the witnesses), Elijah, an Apostle, etc. He was again proven wrong last May 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. He was convicted of multiple counts of income tax fraud in June 2012 (see CGPFKG’s Ron Weinland Found Guilty of Income Tax Evasion).
The inaccurate book he wrote several years ago (shown in color above) was titled 2008: GOD’S FINAL WITNESS. Many of his predictions in it have not happened. Ronald Weinland made many false predictions for 2008. For one example, he claimed that the Great Tribulation began on April 17, 2008, then he changed that to December 14, 2008, ending May 27, 2012, supposedly with Jesus returning then. But the Great Tribulation has not yet begun, Jesus did not return in 2012, and Jesus will not return in 2013. He also claimed that the USA would be nuked by the Summer of 2008, the USA dollar would basically be worthless “a little past April” 2008, the USA would not be able to get a new president in 2009, etc.
Apparently, in another attempt to belittle those of us who have accurately reported why he is wrong, his letter today contains the following:
Many believe that a physical temple must begin to be constructed in Jerusalem or that, at the very least, an altar must be set up on the old holy site of the original temple. That will NEVER happen, for if such an attempt were even begun, there are multiple millions of people who would immediately be willing to give their lives in sacrificial jihad in an all out war against Israel.
While a physical temple in Jerusalem does not need to be built, the reality is that an altar for sacrifices is ready, and the Bible shows at least some of the Jews will sacrifice animals before Jesus returns (cf. Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11).
Ignoring the scriptural mentions of sacrifices, Ronald Weinland then had the following to his letter:
So why do some teachers of the scattering insist that such an event must take place before the end-time can occur? The answer is because they believe that a “desecration of the holy place” must occur that is similar to the desecration done by Antiochus Epiphanes when he had swine offered upon the altar. They continue by teaching that this is analogous to a future “abomination of desolation” that must occur at the temple site (or on the altar) after such new construction has begun.
His logic is off. Notice what the scriptures actually show:
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate. (Daniel 9:27)
31 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)
11 “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 12:11-12)
While Antiochus Epiphanes performing an abomination may well be analogous to an abomination that the King of the North (the leader mentioned in Daniel 11, who is also the first Beast of Revelation 13) will place do, the reality is that those of us who teach that there will be sacrifices do so because the Bible teaches that they must be stopped. And they logically cannot be stopped unless they have started. According to the Bible, at least an altar, even without a temple (Ezra 3:6), is needed for the performing of the sacrifices (see also Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required?). And it may well be that the starting of the animal sacrifices will set off enough international rage that this will be part of the excuse that the King of the North will give for entering Israel and stopping the sacrifices and placing something else in the area (something that Daniel and Jesus, Matthew 24:15, called “the abomination of desolation”).
Ronald Weinland concluded his posted letter with the following:
After this post, there is really no more need of warnings for what is coming, for the world is asleep and time has indeed fully run out. The “Day of the Lord” is at hand—we are IN it! We have just passed through the night-time portion of God’s final day. It began at sundown after May 26th when we entered the night-time portion of this last prophetic day for mankind in this present age. If only all could see! Paradoxically, it is by this very day-time portion of the “Day of the Lord” that mankind will be brought to “see” and “hear,” and by this, the blindness and deafness of mankind will begin to be healed.
No More Warning:
In the future, any post that might possibly be written on this site will no longer be warnings, but only explanation of the realities that are taking place in the light of the day of Christ’s return as King of kings. God is not going to give any more warnings to this world or to the Church that was scattered. The time for warning has ended because the time for fulfillment is at hand—it has arrived!
The idea that God would want no warning message for more than six months prior to the return of Jesus Christ is wrong and in conflict with scripture (cf. Revelation 11:7-19). The reality is that Ronald Weinland is scheduled to go to jail on January 2, 2013 to serve a three and one half year sentence (CGPFKG’s Ronald Weinland Sentenced to 3 1/2 Years for Tax Evasion), and may not be able to make such internet posts personally–perhaps that is the REAL REASON why he titled his post “LAST WARNING.” (I suspect, however, after Jesus does not return in May 2013, somehow he will try to get some information posted explaining that error of his away.)
Perhaps I should point out that someone should have also proof-read Ronald Weinland’s latest post (12/12/12) as Pentecost in 2013 is May 19, 2013 (see Holy Day Calendar), so he apparently meant sunset May 18, and not May 26th as he posted. But either way, Ronald Weinland will be shown to be wrong again.
I have long written that I believed that the following was applicable to Ronald Weinland:
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3).
Destruction has been occurring related to Ronald Weinland’s reputation, organizational influence, personal finances, and his living conditions (he has basically been confined to house arrest until he goes to prison January 2, 2013).
The main point of COGwriter posts about him is to warn all not to let false prophets and false apostles like Ron Weinland turn people away from the God of the Bible.
In the past, when his predictions have not come to pass, Ron Weinland basically has tried to spiritualize his failures away and say something to the effect that God has been merciful (hence no massive destruction during the Great Tribulation to the scale that Jesus taught yet) and that God keeps granting more time for spiritual growth. In addition to being a convicted felon, he is a false prophet and a proven liar (for some of the details leading to that conclusion please see the article Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God).
Perhaps time in jail will get him to further reconsider what he has done.
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, that Jesus would return on May 27, 2012, and then claimed that Jesus would return on May 19, 2013 (he originally had Jesus returning on September 28/29 2011). 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.
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch 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 of the 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? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
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.