Weinland’s 50th “Truth”



In his sermon yesterday, according to the “Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid” website, CGPFK’s Wayne Matthews stated:

I wanted to refer to something that has meaning to me personally, and I’ve had to reflect on it. So — once we had declared a particular timeline earlier in 2008. And then in late June, God in his mercy revealed to us the true timeline of the return of Jesus Christ. That had an impact on me as well. Because we, individually, had to accept error in our thinking. We had preconceived ideas, of which we still have in many other topics we’re not aware of yet. But that was one thing that we had to go through.

Now I did come to see in time that I also, like everybody else, had to challenge my own thinking. How could this be? What was I really thinking? As God revealed the truth to me through the 50th truth, I came to understand that the problem was me, that I had preconceived ideas ,and that I did not like being wrong. It was a painful experience to go through. It went through a process and I saw it reasonably quickly what was wrong. But it took time to continue to mature — and that’s still a lifelong process.

There are several problems with the above.

Let’s start by looking at the the  so-called “50th truth” according to Ronald Weinland is (according to CGPFK’s website):

The 50th Truth

This truth concerns the revelation given by God of the actual timing that leads up to the return of Jesus Christ. The Church of God has long believed that Jesus would return as the King of kings on the Feast of Trumpets. This is not true! God has reserved this revelation, for this very end-time, to be revealed just prior to the actual date that serves as an announcement for the coming of His Son to reign over all the earth.

So what is claimed to be the “50th truth” is a change in doctrine from believing that Jesus would return on the Feast of Trumpets to believing that it will be a different date.

What Wayne Matthews and those at  CGPFK now call the “50th truth” are the “reasons” that Ronald Weinland gave for spouting that one up.  Here are the reasons that CGPFK claims the “50 truth” was needed according to CGPFK’s website):

God has now given the Church to understand some of those reasons why He has chosen to reveal this great truth just before Trumpets of 2008.

1) This is part of a continuing process to make a distinction in the Church (the actual physical organization where the spiritual body of the Church is being nurtured and led through whom God is working) and all other organizations who were scattered from the Church (where God is no longer working).
2) This was reserved until now because there is a continuing spiritual battle against Satan and his demons. Satan and the demons know their time of reign is nearly over and then they will be removed from the presence of mankind for 1,000 years, but they have not fully known what that exact timing involved. God is about to expose Satan and the demon world for the true evil they are.
3) God is also going to reveal the perverted attitude and spirit of all who mock Him, His Church, and His servants. Those who scoff, criticize, ridicule, and mock God’s Church have used the occasion of this revelation to find fault with God’s Church for changing doctrine (as they see it) and timing in order to better suit their own false needs. Such critics foolishly and unwittingly put themselves in a position of judging God. The very thing they mock is the very thing that will end up being used to mock them. God is revealing the kind of hatred that has existed in the hearts of men and women toward Him and His people for nearly 6,000 years now.
4) As part of a direct relationship to the previous point, this very thing that scoffers and mockers try to use to discredit God’s end-time prophet and two witnesses is one of the very things that God will use (in a far greater way) to prove who it is through whom He is working. In reality, the fulfillment of the 50th Truth will be great evidence of God’s true servants and the events that reveal the fulfilling of this truth will put mockers and scoffers to shame.

These “reasons” are apparently what Wayne Matthews was referring to as the “50th truth”.

The truth is that Ronald Weinland clearly has changed his prophetic doctrines and timelines.

One of his changes, for example, is that Ronald Weinland claimed on February 2, 2008 that the 1335 days of Daniel began, that the 1290 days started March 18, 2008, and the 1260 days started April 17, 2008.  He stated after those dates that those prophecies were being fulfilled, but essentially that only those with his spiritual discernment could see this.  He later changed the start of the 1335 days to September 30, 2008, the 1290 days to November 14, 2008, and the 1260 days to December 14, 2008.

Certainly that was a doctrinal change to better suit his “own false needs”.

Ronald Weinland has ignored what really is supposed to happen at each of those dates even though he believes that the 1260 days do represent “a time, times, and half a time” in scripture.  So today, let’s simply look at one such scripture:

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 7:25).

And of course, the saints have not been given into the hand of the Beast or Antichrist–this simply did not happen on December 14, 2008 (nor has it been happening since).

But apparently Ronald Weinland considers one to be a “mocker” for comparing what he claims to what the Bible actually teaches.

Notice what the Bible teaches:

20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 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 18:19-22).

According to God’s word, Ronald Weinland is a false prophet and we should be looking to see that what he claimed did not come to pass. He needs to repent or God may strike him down:

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).

Furthermore, perhaps I should add that Ronald Weinland’s so-called “50 Truths of God” list is supposed to include the 18 truths that Herbert W. Armstrong stated that God lead him to restore to the Philadelphia portion of the Church of God. However, instead of using the actual list from Herbert W. Armstrong, instead Ronald Weinland used the list that Joseph Tkach put together (see also The 18 Restored Truths: Do You Know What the First Changes the Tkach Administration Made?).

For those unfamiliar with CGPFK or Ronald Weinland, perhaps some background is in order.  Ronald Weinland was once a minister in the United Church of God, he left, became unitarian, declared himself a prophet, wrote a couple of books (like 2008: God’s Final Witness), declared himself one of the two witnesses (then later declared his wife to be the other) declared that the United States would be nuked by June 8, 2008, promised to stop preaching if the nuclear destruction did not occur, but kept preaching anyway.

For years the COGwriter website has warned that Ronald Weinland was a false prophet.  His so-called 50th “truth” actually helps document that.

Those interesting in learning more about the subjects in today’s post may wish to read the following articles:

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 is he a false prophet? He also has at least one other view that suggests that he is not part of the Church of God. Wei
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?There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradaumus 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?
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? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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