“Elijah in the wilderness“
James Malm, an independent internet poster and leader/owner of the Shining Light blog, is now apparently trying to suggest that he is doing an Elijah-type work. This is despite that fact that he historically has also been making inaccurate statements about prophecies, people, and organizations.
On January 22, 2012, he wrote a post titled The Elijah Work: Part 2 where he stated:
As the first two Elajah’s were needed to correct the “COG” of their day; another Elijah will be sent in this latter day to also restore all things, to turn God’s elect back to the righteousness of the just and to a passionate zeal for God and his commandments; and to prepare the way for the coming of the Kingdom of God!
There is very much to think about in this post, as the mission of Elijah has not been well understood or taught.
Tomorrow’s post will be on the third Elijah of the latter days; and the witness of the two prophets.
Since James Malm’s focus seems to be on criticizing COG groups, he seems to be hinting that he is doing an Elijah-like work. He is not.
Here is something from his 1/20/12 post titled The Elijah Work: Part 1:
If we want to do an “Elijah” work we too must be passionate about God and his law…
Those who are NOT as passionate as Elijah was, could never do an Elijah work! If we are not filled with that same spirit of passionate love for God and his Law it would be impossible to do a similar work!
If Elijah were to appear today: He would be rejected and called: Extremeist; Self-righteous; Pharisaical, Over Righteous; and the COG Groups would demand of him: Just who do you think you are to criticise God’s church and people as being less tan spiritually perfect? If he were to try to turn them to the Eternal they would just declare: We are spiritually rich and have need of nothing, you are crazy to disagree with us!
These Groups will reject God’s two prophets when they come, because they are too proud to admit any error in their beliefs and traditions. How then, can they do an Elijah work when they would reject Elijah if he were to stand right before them?…
Those who reject the Moses and Elijah to come would also reject Christ if he came to speak the truth to them; they will not be in God’s kingdom unless they repent.
James Malm, to the best of my knowledge, has never been in high level meetings in LCG or UCG or COGWA (the three largest COGs). If so, he would realize that what he often implies about COG groups is simply not true. While it is true that COG groups will not accept James Malm’s prophetic misunderstandings and inaccurate accusations, it should be noted that COG groups do examine their own prophetic understandings and make modifications. Having attended numerous meetings at LCG’s HQ in Charlotte, I can state that certain of James Malm’s assertions as related to LCG are false. James Malm’s contention that all the groups will reject the two witnesses and claim one or both is crazy is in error–and on this particular point, I base it upon meetings I had in Charlotte last month.
James Malm somewhat seems to be suggesting that the COG groups will not be in God’s Kingdom because he says that they will not accept the Elijah to come. He really needs to be more careful about what he posts.
If in later parts of this apparent series James wishes to further indicate that he is somehow doing an Elijah-type work, he should hopefully prevent himself from going further on this, because he is not doing an Elijah-type work. James Malm is doing an error-ridden work that he should repent of.
Now, it would take much too long to go through all of his inaccurate positions and statements, but there are a several categories of items that can be briefly touched upon and eight are mentioned in this post.
1. James Malm is an “accuser of the brethren.” While I do not agree with many things in COGWA and UCG, I have not tried to impute the type of motives to their leaders that James Malm has often improperly done. Furthermore, many of his accusations against some of us in LCG are wrong. As I posted before, I personally checked with Dr. Winnail related to one of James Malm’s accusations against him and Dr. Winnail denied it both orally and in writing. For details, please see COGWA Plus One Year, Plus No Merger. But James did not check his “assertions” and instead made false accusations.
2. James Malm’s accusations against me are not only in error, but hypocritical. James Malm has often blasted me for bring up Catholic prophecy, yet, has done so himself. Many of his statements about me in his post titled Dale Shurter repents: Bob Thiel Justifies: One Accord out show a lack of appreciation for scriptural truth, as well as ignoring that the Apostle Paul quoted pagan sources at times when he felt it was appropriate.
In response to his email assertion to me that there is likely one pope left, I responded with the following, which he then, on January 16, 2012, posted with his own comments:
Bob Thiel: The final false prophet may become pope soon. If certain Catholic prophecies are correct, it would have to be the next pope. Biblical prophecy does not require this, but also does not preclude this. Because of where we are in the 6,000 years, it is logical that this could be, though it does not have to be, the next pope (John-Paul I was only pope for several weeks).
James Malm: Actually the 2300 Day Prophecy does come extremely close to requiring this, by setting the date for the cleansing of the Holy Place about this time. While the overall explanation of the prophecy is correct, the starting and ending dates are not precisely known, but they are very very close; and I would never count on the prophecies of Jezebel.
I do not believe that the 2300 day prophecy in any way requires that the next pope is the final one–but again the next pope may well be the final one and that is alluded to in my 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect book.
In two posts, he has the following:
Those who use prophecies of the pagan Maya, Roman Catholics [the very beast itself] and other pagan sources to support their positions: Are false prophets as surely as the prophets of Baal! (Malm J. 1/20/12)
A little hint; Bob has come up with his own ideas and then confirmed them from Roman Catholic and other pagan sources. Now don’t you think that Satan would love to get us all into tribulation and would therefore use his pagan puppets to deceive God’s people? The real foundation of these false prophetic understandings is Jezebel herself! (Malm J. 1/19/2012)
So, James Malm seems to be calling me and others false if we have any understanding of how Satan may be planning on preparing the world for part of his plan. This is absurd, plus James Malm does not realize that he himself has done this.
Notice what, in July 2008, James Malm posted:
Roman Catholic tradition indicates that the next Pope will be the last one. While we should not stand on any non scriptural tradition, Benedict XVI at 80 is visibly slowing down. Benedict may be empowered and strengthened to last until the return of Christ, or he may go the way of all flesh. If he does pass on; who will replace him?
Catholic tradition, in this case, is based upon the same Catholic prophecies that James Malm has blasted me for mentioning and indicated that this makes me a false prophet of some sort. His repeated hypocrisy here is outrageous.
Furthermore, it perhaps should be mentioned that I utilize Catholic and non-biblical prophecies in pretty much the same way the Apostle Paul and the old Radio Church of God/Worldwide Church of God did. Twice, in the 1960s, the old Good News magazine had articles similar to mine titled Do Certain Catholic Prophecies About Antichrist Warn Against Jesus? (and both of those articles are referenced in my article Do Certain Catholic Prophecies About Antichrist Warn Against Jesus? as well as David Jon Hill, Catholic Prophecies, and COGwriter).
3. James Malm has a wrong focus. The focus of his website, similar to some of David Pack’s writings, is to make accusations (often factually and scripturally unsound) against COG groups. And while there is a place for trying to point out doctrinal and other differences, James Malm frequently focuses on personalities and imagined agendas.
But the reality is that he is not focused on Matthew 24:14 as he does not believe that humans will accomplish this–he wants to wait around until “the third angel” does that. On 1/19/12 James Malm posted:
Mat 24:14 will NOT be fulfilled until the third angel completes his mission immediately before the coming of Christ with all the saints.
James Malm seems to misunderstand the gospel as well as the mission of the faithful to reach the world with it.
The third angel’s message does not come until well after the great tribulation begins as Revelation 14:8-9 helps show, whereas Matthew 24:14 is shown to happen prior to the start of the Great Tribulation which Jesus shows, in sequence, begins in Matthew 24:21:
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 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. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:14-21)
Note that the Great Tribulation starts after the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14. Many do not understand that the priority of Matthew 24:14 remains (see Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work?).
4. James Malm’s prophetic interpretations are often wrong. Though he tries to deny it, and has many misleading and inaccurate statements in his “open letter” to me, the reality is that James Malm has been proven to misunderstand prophecy in the past, and I believe it is provable that he has misunderstood and still misunderstands many important areas of Bible prophecy.
In November 2007, he posted:
While the timing of this Festival is determined by the observance of the New Moon, the sixth day of this Festival is expected on 12 Apr 2012. Counting back from then, 1290 days, means that; the final false prophet we are awaiting, should be revealed around 30 Sep 2008 (Malm J. November 7, 2007 article titled “2008 in Prophecy).
In December 2007, he wrote:
Please, do not confuse me with R Weinland. I strongly disagree with most of what he says. For one thing I endeavour to provide scriptural backing for everything that I say. However I do say that 2008 is a critical year. As stated on the website I expect the Abomination (the man of sin) to be set up at the end of Sep and to go to the Holy Place within 75 days, triggering the occupation of Jerusalem. We shall know soon enough if I am correct!
Sincerely James Malm
Of course, that was wrong. Nor does he properly understand many of the scriptures he refers to.
In 2008, he posted:
The only possible years for the 1335 days to begin in the forseeable future are 2008 or 2009…
In short the last day of the 1335 days may occur on the day before Pentecost, making the Feast of Pentecost representative of a NEW BEGINNING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. If this is true, and I shall study it further; the final False Prophet will be set up on 3 Oct 2009! (Malm. J. 2008 and Prophecy, 30 SEP 08).
On July 19, 2009, he emailed the following to me:
Because I had told you in the past that no changes had been made to the 70 Weeks Prophecyarticle, I feel responsible to inform you that the article has been expanded and edited…
I have stated that If this is the year, the Final False Prophet will be set up 1,335 days prior to the day BEFORE Pentecost in 2013. I have said that this date will be 3 Oct, if my calculations are correct. It turns out that the calculation was not correct. I had made an error which has been pointed out to me and I have since rechecked this calculation. The date should be 19 Oct 09; NOT 3 Oct 09. This is based on the Biblical Calendar…(Malm J. Email, July 19, 2009).
But because I posted the above email, even after telling him that my only prediction in 2009 was that the end (meaning the Great Tribulation) could not come then, he actually wrote in August 2009 the following and included a challenge:
Yes, you did make a prediction. You predicted that nothing will happen. If something does then you will be the false prophet. Will YOU issue an admission that YOU were a false prophet? I will make a deal with you. If I have your promise to do so, then I will promise to issue a public admission that I have been wrong! Let me know!…James Malm
My response to him was:
If I am wrong, I will clearly admit it. So yes we have a deal. I hope that you will be clear if you were wrong.
Well, he kind of sort of admitted it then, after he was proven wrong:
The abomination was NOT set up on the 19th of Oct and the trend of events seems to point to continued slow progress toward the Time Appointed. God is working to His time table; NOT OURS…
The more time passes the less likely it becomes that the elderly Benedict XVI will become the final false prophet.
His excuse was similar to one that the self-appointed false prophet Ronald Weinland has used. Furthermore, instead of properly repenting of his error, James Malm then lashed out improperly against me again (for details, see James Malm Continues to Mislead). He could have simply stated that I was right and he was wrong, but instead made false accusations again towards me.
In a 7/28/11 post titled Present Trends and Dating The Tribulation, James Malm wrote:
There is a very high likelihood that the tribulation will begin late next year; with the abomination being set up on or near September 16th 2012 with the tribulation beginning on 30 Nov ~ 1 Dec time frame.
I am not setting a solid date here. I am merely pointing out that the signs of the times in the world and in the COGs ,tend to point to next year, or a subsequent year; rather than to 2011.
I do NOT know the exact year!!!
While I am glad he admits that he does not know the exact year, let me make this as plain as I can, there is absolutely no likelihood that the Great Tribulation will begin in 2012 nor the biblically required abomination of desolation set up that Jesus (Matthew 24:15) mentioned related to a prophecy in the Book of Daniel 11:31.
When 2012 is over, he will again be shown to have been wrong on his year. I, on the other hand, have already have world events align with at least 20 predictions in my 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect book (a book James Malm has condemned on various occasions without ever actually reading it)–and by the time 2012 is over, I will be shown to have had world events align with even more biblically-based predictions in my book.
But, unless he repents, I doubt that James Malm will admit that my book has been right all along.
10/19/12 UPDATE All the above in this section was written in January 2012. Since then, James Malm made the following inaccurate statements:
August 29, 2012: News is fast coming that strongly indicates that Pope Benedict will be empowered to become the abomination in mid Sep!!!…I have speculated that the tribulation could begin this year saying that there was as much as an 80% possibility.
October 15, 2012:…Scripture tells us that no agreement can be concluded and ratified until a miracle working final false prophet called “A Desolating Abomination” is set up in the Papacy, Rev 13, 2 Thess; and calls for the new European Order; which will amount to a revival of the unHoly Roman Empire.
Once this false prophet is set up in the Vatican [Due to the advancing age and health problems of Benedict this is now highly likely to be a NEW pope], and he uses his influence to set up the New Europe, he will go to the Holy Place within 75 days of the date he is set up and the tribulation will begin as he visits the Holy Mount and Peace and Safety is proclaimed to be achieved.
It is an interesting note that IF this abomination were to be set up around 6 Oct 2013, then he would go to the Holy Place around Dec 25 2013 to declare peace in the Middle East.
For the past several years, James Malm has had a tendency to have the Great Tribulation start within 1-2 years of some date (which is consistent with the above inaccurate speculation of his above). I have denounced his dates pretty much every time I have noticed them and of course, have been right every time and his dates have proven to be repeatedly wrong.
So, I was again correct about 2012 and James Malm proven wrong. Additionally, James Malm will be wrong about 2013. As far as my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect that he sometimes complains about because of me documenting how many parts of Satan’s plans are laid out in non-biblical prophecies, thus far world events have aligned with at least 24 predictions in it and at least one more will later this year.
James Malm has repeatedly been shown to be in prophetic error and COGwriter has not. Jesus said:
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
An article of possibly related interest may be How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God.
5. James Malm misunderstands what should be clear passages in the Bible. He simply believes that certain events are passed that are not and misunderstands the sacrifice of Jesus. Notice what he posted on 1/16/2012:
Dan 11:31 refers to Antiochus Epiphanes and not to the end time. That was a physical daily before Christ; After Christ the daily has become a spiritual application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
…Dan 11:27 has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the end times; it took place before Antiochus Epiphanes and was so understood even by HWA…the tribulation is coming and Christ is coming at the appointed times;
James Malm shows a willingness to overlook what the Hebrew states or what HWA really taught. The Bible is clear that Daniel 11:27 has a future fulfillment. While it is possible, and even likely, that verses 21-26 of Daniel 11 (and verse 20 may start the final fulfillment and verse 24 shows that this leader will after first seem to be promoting peace; see Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014?) may show and/or parallel later portions of that chapter, it is clear that the future and final King of the North is the king mentioned who will come to his end at the “appointed time.” This “appointed time” (Strong’sword #4150) is first mentioned in Daniel 11:27 which suggest it is in the future and as well in vss. 29 and 35 which appear to be referring to the specific time related to the end.
James Malm, since he believes there is a future appointed time, should obviously believe that the passages in Daniel 11 that refer to the appointed time of the end have future fulfillment, but he has discounted several of them. Perhaps it should also be mentioned here that James Malm also misunderstands the identity of the King of the South, who is also mentioned in Daniel 11 as he includes the nation of Israel as part of it (for details see James Malm’s COG & Islamic Understanding Again Not Quite Right).
Now, the idea that Daniel 11 had future fulfillment from verse 27 or earlier was the position of certain ones that professed Christ in the second, third, and fourth centuries–it is not a new concept.
Additionally, even though he felt that there was a type of fulfillment with Antiochus Epiphanes, the late Herbert W. Armstrong specifically believed that much of Daniel 11 had future fulfillment. Notice:
In Daniel 11:21, referring in original, typical fulfillment to Antiochus Epiphanes, there shall stand up a vile person…So once again before the second coming of Christ, a vile leader will stop the daily sacrifices being offered…This same prophecy spoken by Jesus is also reported by Luke…21:20-24 (Armstrong HW. Personal, Plain Truth magazine, June 1967).
The indication is the armies of the “beast” of Revelation 17, entering Jerusalem (Dan 11:41, Zech. 14:2), will stop this “daily sacrifice”…And the abomination that maketh desolate set up.” What is this abomination? This refers to Daniel 11:31 and Matthew 24:15. (Armstrong, Herbert W. The Time We Are In, Now. Pastor General’s Report-Vol 1, No. 15, November 20, 1979, Page 2).
Thus, James Malm’s reference to HWA was incomplete and in my view, inaccurate because it not accurately reflect HW’s view.
Furthermore, since “Christ was offered once” (Hebrews 9:28) and not daily as James Malm states) or more often as Roman Catholics indicate), the passage about the daily sacrifice is not referring to Jesus.
While some modern Catholic and Protestant scholars do not accept that there is a future fulfillment of Daniel 11:27,31,etc. historically those who professed Christ had a different view (for some details see the article Who is the King of the North?).
Since he misunderstands Christ’s sacrifice and the relevance of prophecies for the appointed time of the end (as they disagree with his interpretations), James Malm, in my view, misunderstands relatively easy to understand scriptures.
6. James Malm has no real work. While he is on the internet, I do not believe that of itself is enough. He may wish to read excepts from the latest co-worker letter from LCG’s Presiding Evangelist to give him a better idea of how multifaceted the work of public proclamation should be done in the 21st century. For some of that, please see RCM Reports Gospel Proclamation Statistics.
7. James Malm’s “ministry” is incomplete. He fails to have or really support a ministry. The Bible is clear that a ministry is needed:
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ– 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:11-16).
While James Malm may eventually put some pieces together, those who actually are willing to believe the Bible will not support him. Of course, the fact that some still support the proven wrong self-appointed “Elijah” Ronald Weinland seem to be willing to overlook his clear prophetic errors as well. But part of the point of a ministry is to reduce errors.
8. Elijah is to “restore all things” (Matthew 17:11), James Malm has not. Nor do I believe that he will. His implications that he believes he teaches the law better than the other COGs sounds somewhat similar to claims that both RCG and PCG have made. None of them have came close to restoring “all things” and are like James Malm in that area. All three (RCG, PCG, & Shining Light) have leaders that have taken false titles and/or made false statements, while claiming that they truly teach and understand the law of God. Sadly, they really do not.
James Malm does not have an Elijah-type work and is not the Elijah to come. Hopefully, he will clearly admit that in future posts and stop making false accusations towards those of us in LCG, COGWA, UCG, or any other COG.
So far, however, his track record on that, the real work, and various matters prophetic suggest that he will continue to try to justify the unjustifiable. James Malm is not doing the work of God. Elijah was not a false “accuser of the brethren,” but James Malm is.
Now on April 29, 2012, James Malm posted something that is clearly untrue, when he wrote, “Please do visit the Number One COG site for the news that counts and its prophetic implications.” He was referring to his tomorrowsnews.net site. So there is a ninth item I have added:
9. James Malm does not have the most popular COG news site. I was not going to post about this, but noticed that another site took him to task about that:
James Malm’s Arrogance and Who is the “Number One COG Site”?
It is becoming more and more obvious that James Malm’s delusions of grandeur know no end. He thinks a “certain blogger” is “dedicated” to attacking his site, when in reality, Church of God Perspective is dedicated to the truth, which is something that he cannot fathom because he is a liar and the truth is not in him. He is not the only liar I have exposed on this site, although I try to concentrate on promoting the truth rather than correct the hundreds of errors that false teachers promulgate. If it seems that he gets more mention on here than others when it comes to exposing deceit, then the reason is obviously because his teachings are more error-ridden than most others.
Besides misquoting me, Dr Robert Thiel, Herbert W Armstrong and numerous others, he now is making up “facts” wanting you to believe, in article “Prophecy marches on: Early elections for Israel”, that his news site is the “Number One COG site for the news that counts and its prophetic implications.”
Really? Where does he get his “facts”? As of today, what do the real ranking sites show?
Quantcast has this for his Tomorrow’s News: Today! site:
And The ShiningLight Blog!?
This site, in comparison, needs to be quantified as well. OK, I’m a slacker, but I’m now rectifying that situation, although it isn’t a news site and wouldn’t be a comparison to begin with. How about a real COG news site?
cogwriter.com…Dr Bob hasn’t done too bad for himself!…
There are pluses and minuses of using Quantcast, so what about Complete? Arguably, it is more accurate than either Quantcast or Alexa.
Really? No data for a “number one site”? Even this humble little site ranks 3,756,784! The ShiningLight Blog! by contrast is 473,283. However, COG Writer is:
Not looking like the Tomorrow’s News: Today! site is faring so well for a “number one COG site for the news”!
Well, OK, what about Alexa? Personally, I think their ratings are skewed, but some people put stock into what they publish.
Ouch! At least The ShiningLight ranks 789,041. And, COGWriter?
Not only is Malm playing a silly game, but he is arrogant enough to lie about it.
In contrast, I could care less about anything but the truth.
I was not going to post about this, but decided that since this is so clear and obvious, that perhaps this could open the eyes of some of James Malms’ followers. James Malm does not have as he claimed. Now, while he will probably claim that his is number 1 for prophetic news that counts, as this article demonstrates, he has repeatedly been proven wrong on matters prophetic, and (other than typos, etc.), COGwriter has never been wrong on such matters.
Update 6/2/12: James Malm’s background has been a puzzle to some (especially since he limits providing that). He was asked to provide some info from a David C in a comment to a post and this is what is shown:
May 28th, 2012 at 15:00
James would you give us some background on your calling. When Where, alone. ect ect.
That will have to wait for another time.
Were you ever a member of WW Church. I was baptised by Robert Berendt and attended with WCG for 8 1/2 years.
Were you ever disfellowshipped. NO
Did you get discouraged by things that did not ad up. No, I was encouraged in myself [not by any elders] to study and search things out. I was disappointed by elders who agreed that I was right and then said that things were true, but it was not important because it did not come from HWA. I understand that some will turn to God now; and that most will repent during the trib. The fruits of this work will not be born to a large degree until well into the trib.
Such as eating out in restaurants and idoltry and adultery in the congregations.
The fact that there were cliques ect. ect.
Are there any of your family still in the church or are you alone like most of us. My eldest son  is in the faith and is of enormous help in computer support and advising me, as well as being a person with whom I can thrash out problems. James
(Malm, J. Comment posted re: David B, 5/28/12)
James Malm also posted the following:
I am watching, crying out and encouraging all to turn to God; which is the job of any man of God. There should be nothing unique or special about that, it is the job of ALL men of God to be faithful watchman!
(Malm, J. Comment posted re: George Schmidt, 5/31/12)
To reduce the weight of the site comments two years old and older comments have been deleted.
So, those who want to see more of the early mis-truths he posted will not be able to find them. Hopefully, enough are documented in this article and the related links so that those who want the truth about James Malm will realize that he is error-ridden.
Some items of potentially related interest may include:
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.
The Elijah Heresies Does the Bible teach that there will be a future Elijah? Must it be Herbert W. Armstrong?
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 would return on May 27, 2012. Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He has other views which show he is not part of the Church of God?