Ronald Weinland’s Earlier Statements About the End-Time Elijah and Apostle Condemn Him Now



For many years, I have pointed out how Ronald Weinland is not what he claims to be (prophet, one of the two witnesses, etc.).  In the past month or so, he has taken two additional titles to himself, apostle (see Ronald Weinland Apostle? Another False Declaration) and the final end-time Elijah (see Ronald Weinland Now Also Claims to Be the Elijah).

Perhaps his followers would be interested in seeing what he previously declared on these matters.

In 2005, he wrote:

The job of witnessing has been set aside for “two” to accomplish by the power of God. No church organization is going to do it, and no individual is going to be able to set himself up as God’s apostle to do it (Weinland Ronald. Time is Running Out. Copyright © the CHURCH OF GOD-PKG. 2005).

Yet, in a sermon last month, Ronald Weinland declared:

In addition to…being God’s witness at this time…He also gave me another job…I have always believed that Herbert W. Armstrong was the final apostle for the last time…I too am both a prophet and an apostle…I am an apostle. And if people don’t like it, they don’t like it. (Weinland R. Our Journey of Faith, part 3. Sermon, Bowling Green, KY, November 14, 2009).

Ronald Weinland apparently fails to see a contradiction here.

As reported earlier, Ronald Weinland also declared himself to be the “Elijah to come” on December 19, 2009:

I also am an Elijah to come, okay? …

I am the final fulfillment of the Elijah-to-come.

(Weinland R.  The Elijah to Come, Part 1. Sermon, 12/19/09).

With his history of false prophecies, etc. Ronald Weinland is not the final Elijah to come (but a final Elijah will someday be recognized, for details, see The Elijah Heresies).

But readers should carefully notice what Ronald Weinland himself had previously written on these matters. Specifically, he wrote,

The end-time Elijah had a commission to restore truth, but only to the Church (Weinland R.  The Prophesied END-TIME. 2004, p. 89)

Herbert W. Armstrong never taught that the message of the truth was only to the Church (also, more information on Elijah can be found in the article The Elijah Heresies). So is Ronald Weinland declaring that since Ronald Weinland  is now the final Elijah AND one of the two witnesses, that his only witness is to his church? That would seem to contradict the idea of God having two witnesses to warn the world in the end-times.  And if not, he is again contradicting his own words in another way.

Ronald Weinland also wrote:

He was not only the end-time Elijah that was prophesied to come before Jesus Christ’s coming, but he was also the only apostle that God would give to the world at the end time…

Who was this man?…In January of 1986, the work of the end-time Elijah came to an end when he died. His name was Herbert W. Armstrong…the spirit of Elijah…One would come at the end time…

The end-time Elijah…That man was Herbert W. Armstrong—the very one who would fulfill the role of the prophetic end-time Elijah…It will become far more significant later, but Herbert W. Armstrong understood that he fulfilled the prophecies of the end-time Elijah to come, that he was the end-time apostle to the Philadelphian Era, and that his commission was summed up in Matthew 24:14.  (Weinland R.  The Prophesied END-TIME. 2004, pp. 73, 75, 85, 89, 106, 108)

Now this is a major problem for Ronald Weinland.

Notice that he wrote that there would be one Elijah to come, not two. Notice that he taught that God would only raise one end time apostle, not two. And since Ronald Weinland wrote that Herbert W. Armstrong was the one for both of those roles (and that the work of the end-time Elijah ended in 1986), then Ronald Weinland’s declarations show that he has again contradicted himself.

Now, while he might want to state that he misunderstood this matter when he wrote that in 2004, notice carefully what he wrote about that The Prophesied END-TIME book:

Two things will be achieved by this book. First, a very small number will begin to be moved…

Secondly, this book will stand as a witness–a true testimony of God against all who refuse and oppose what is written. The contents of this book do not have to be justified–not by argument, debate, science, scholarly dissertation, or any such thing. It is simply fact–truth from God–the Almighty God of all the universe, and “time” will prove the authenticity (Weinland R.  The Prophesied END-TIME. 2004, p. 74).

Time has proven Ronald Weinland’s writings false and not authentic.  They did not come from God.

The witness should be clear. Ronald Weinland’s writings in his The Prophesied END-TIME book contradict what he now teaches.

Thus, his own writings clearly condemn him now.  Perhaps his remaining followers will figure that out.

Some articles of related interest may include the following:

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 end will come in 2008 (first April 17th, then June 2008, now December 14, 2008). Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He also has at least one other view that suggests that he is not part of the Church of God.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before 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?
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?
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.

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