Ronald Weinland: Real Fear



Ronald Weinland of Church of God Preparing for the Kingdom,  posted a letter which had the following:

Real fear has not yet struck, but it is now on the horizon. Strong warnings are sounding out with increasing intensity. However, the basic nature of man and woman is to bury fear—to “bury ones head in the sand,” hoping that when they look out once again that things will be better. We have arrived at a time when things are not going to get better, but instead are going to spiral downward with accelerating intensity.

The world is starting to come to the realization, although rather slowly, that the United States cannot resolve its financial crisis. Other nations are beginning to see that the U.S. does not have the will or means to change. It is for this reason that governments will move more rapidly toward “other” means to protect their interests—by moving themselves farther away from reliance on American stability and prosperity. Both stability and prosperity are increasingly being seen as a thing of the past—an era in decline.

You are witnessing the final events that are rapidly plunging the world into real fear, as a complete global economic meltdown finally strikes…the prophesied time of Jacob’s Trouble is about to increase in far greater intensity…

Now, Ronald Weinland is correct that real fear will strike, but he is not correct about the when.  In that same letter, he actually also says:

The truth is—God’s truth is—there are now 42 weeks remaining to the return of Jesus Christ as King of kings and the establishment of God’s government over all nations.

God’s truth is that JESUS WILL NOT RETURN in 42 weeks (May 27, 2012 is Ronald Weinland’s date).

While there is turmoil now, Ronald Weinland has twice falsely declared the beginning of the Great Tribulation, of which he is teaching only 42 weeks of it are left.  What is going on now IS NOT THE GREAT TRIBULATION.  At most, we are in a time that Jesus described as the “beginning of sorrows.”  And sadly, his followers do not seem to realize that.

Ronald Weinland has often proven to be a false prophet.

For example, Ronald Weinland claimed in 2008 that if the USA was not nuked by the summer of the same year that he would admit that he was a false prophet and stop preaching. But he did not keep his word then.  He should have real fear himself for being a false prophet and for falsely declaring himself and his wife Laura as the two witnesses of Revelation 11 several years ago.

Here is what one his other websites stated about some of Ronald Weinland’s prophecies back in November 2006:

From now until the latter part of 2008, many prophecies are going to begin to be fulfilled, especially the Seven Thunders of the Book of Revelation, which the apostle John saw but was restricted from recording. Those thunders are revealed in this book, as well as detailed accounts of the final three and one-half years of man’s self-rule on earth, which are recorded in the account of the Seventh Seal of Revelation.

Some of these prophecies concern the demise of the United States over the next two years, which will be followed by man’s final world war. This last war will be the result of clashing religions and the governments they sway. Billions will die! This time will far exceed even the very worst times in all human history.

As these events unfold, the world will increasingly become aware of the authenticity of the words in this book and realize that Ronald Weinland has been sent by God as His end-time prophet. ( 11/26/06).

When those events did not unfold, some who followed him became aware that he was false–but sadly not all have understood what this meant. Notice that back in 2006 he claimed that the seven thunders would be fulfilled in 2008–at least to the extent that he claimed that BILLIONS would die, which they did not. Now he is claiming that they will be fulfilled between now and at the latest the next 42 weeks.

Yet, Ron Weinland, who still claims to be one of the two witnesses, now claims that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008 (after originally insisting that it began on April 17, 2008), and is still claiming that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012. Now, of course, I do believe that Jesus will return. World events and biblical chronology suggest that it is likely that Jesus will return before the end of this decade (see also Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?).

Yet, the fact is that the events of the Great Tribulation have still not began, no matter what Ronald Weinland wants to suggest.

The Bible is clear that one whose prophecies do not come to pass does not speak for God:

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).

Ronald Weinland has often spoken presumptuously.  Notice that this should result in real fear:

12 Now the man who acts presumptuously and will not heed the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. So you shall put away the evil from Israel. 13 And all the people shall hear and fear, and no longer act presumptuously. (Deuteronomy 17:12-13)

26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”  31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  (Hebrews 10:26-31)

A few months ago, in his sermon March 12, 2011, Ronald Weinland stated the following:

So, if I’m not a prophet I’ll reason with you accordingly and be open with you about it…

So often for those who do not believe that I’m a prophet, the question is asked, “What will you do if these things do not come to pass?” And I’m going to answer that more fully in this particular sermon today…

So again, some cannot wait for me to say that I am not a prophet, or to say that I am a false prophet. Indeed, no one has long to wait do they? Isn’t that amazing? May 27, 2012 is not too far away and if Europe hasn’t risen by early 2012 and if China does not begin destroying the earth before that date, then the reality would be manifest much sooner, obviously. You don’t have to wait until 2012.

As far as the question they ask; what would I do? Well, first I’d repent before God and the Church. I’d acknowledge my sin and pray that God have mercy upon me for being so horribly  presumptuous.  Candidly (and some are going to really hate hearing this), I’d deeply repent of all those things that concern prophecies that I have given in the office of a prophet BUT I’d seek to hold fast to all that I believe with all my being to be true concerning the word of God. I would begin to go back through all 57 Truths (and I’d hope others would do exactly the same thing), IF… just to be open about it. I’d go back through all 57 Truths and eliminate those that are shown to be untrue, repenting as I did so; but I would hold fast to all that I believed to be true. (Weinland R. A Final Plea, With Judgment – Pt. 1. March 12, 2011)

We will see if Ronald Weinland publicly repents by the end of May in 2012.  He did not keep his word the last time he publicly so stated, thus he seems to be one who sins willfully–thus since he claims to have the truth of the Bible, he should have real fear (cf. Hebrews 10:26-31).

I feel sorry for Ronald Weinland and those who follow him. Hopefully now more of them will wake up. Because the main “Great Tribulation” that his followers are experiencing now is continuing to be led by the imaginations of Ronald Weinland.  I believe that he has been able to confuse his followers as sorrows and troubles are hitting that perhaps he is right–but he is not.

The biblical Great Tribulation has not yet began and those who believe otherwise have allowed themselves to be deceived. None should follow Ronald Weinland, nor other false prophets (the followers of Harold Camping will be very disappointed in less than 12 weeks when his third prediction for the return of Jesus will be shown to be false).

Ronald Weinland himself should be experiencing real fear for the falsehoods he continues to spread.

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 Great Tribulation on December 14, 2008, and that Jesus will return on May 27, 2012. Is he a false prophet? He has at least one other view that suggests that he is not part of the COG.
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?
Harold Camping’s Teachings About the End of the World Do Not Agree with the Bible Harold Camping teaches that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and the world will end on October 21, 2011. What does the Bible show?
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.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? 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? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
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? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?

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