Ronald Weinland’s Great Tribulation, 1 Year Later



In 2008, Ronald Weinland of CGPFK made many provably false declarations.  He claimed that the USA would be nuked by the summer of 2008, that he would step down and not preach any more if the USA was not nuked by then, that the dollar would collapse in 2008, that the USA would not have a new president take office in January 2009, etc.  All of those were wrong.

He also declared twice when he felt that the final 3 1/2 years, the beginning of the Great Tribulation, would start.  The first date was April 17, 2008.  He claimed that God gave him power that day to destroy his critics and that his wife was the other of the two witnesses (he had claimed that he was one of the two witnesses prior to that).  But the critics were not destroyed.

When the USA was not nuked, he instead of keeping his word and stepping down, claimed that he understood additional “truth” and that the Great Tribulation was to begin on December 14, 2008.  Today, is the one year anniversary of when the Great Tribulation started according to Ronald Weinland.  Throughout 2009, he has hung on to that December 14, 2008 start date.

Even though many world events which are aligning towards the end of the world as we know it occurred, the Great Tribulation has not started.  Ronald Weinland forgets that the following should have happened to many of the faithful if the final time, times, and half a time began on December 14, 2008:

23…’The fourth beast shall be
A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.  24 The ten horns are ten kings
Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.  25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time (Daniel 7:23-25).

This did not occur.  Nor did the Philadelphia Christians receive special divine protection that was promised to them (Revelation 3:10, see also There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra) and not other Christians.

Essentially, Ronald Weinland has “spiritualized” prophetic events away and now claims that some real events will eventually happen–he claims that God is testing his followers now to remain faithful to Ronald Weinland–I disagree.  The most real events in 2009 related to him probably have been that he is wrong again and that last month he improperly declared himself to be an apostle (Ronald Weinland Apostle? Another False Declaration).

There are several scriptures that come to mind when I look at his declarations:

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.  And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.  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).

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

…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 18:22).

Because of those scriptures, I have considered that Ronald Weinland is a false prophet, false teacher, false apostle, not one of the two witnesses, and that he has caused some to blaspheme the way of God.  When will he and his followers realize that?

Biblically-predicted events are happening and will happen, but Ronald Weinland is not a reliable source for understanding many of them.

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 2009, 2010, or 2011? 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?
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 be involved in 2012?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012. The book is for those truly interested in understanding how prophecies inter-relate and who want to see a real sequence of end time events. Unlike Ronald Weinland’s statements, world events are aligning with the predictions in this book as it is based on the Bible.

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