Apostle Ronald Weinland
Back in August, False Prophet Ronald Weinland stated that if not a prophet he was certainly an apostle, but that he believed he was only a prophet. Speaking today from Bowling Green, KY he added to his C.V., boldly stating “I am an apostle”. Makes sense, I suppose — he’s not doing very well at the prophecy thing so he needs a fall back position. He claims this came as a revelation from God put directly into his mind while Laura was driving them to Detroit. To be clear, he hasn’t (yet) given up on his claims to be the Spokesman of the Two Witnesses and a prophet of the God of Abraham.
Ron also did some revisions of prior timelines. Today, he claimed that he became both an apostle and a prophet on Pentecost of 1998 (though he didn’t realize it until later). He needs to read his own blog, on which speaking about himself in the third person, he states: “Although the Church of God has not been accustomed to having a prophet for nearly 1900 years, God made him a prophet in 1997.” He also claimed that he resigned from UCG on Pentecost of 1997. According to Ambassador Reports and Servants News, he resigned from UCG on May 26, 1997 which is a Monday. I don’t have the exact day for Pentecost of 1997 (could anyone help me out?) but since Herbie changed Pentecost from Monday to Sunday it couldn’t have been that day. The following was published on Ron’s old website, “thechurchofgod.org” some time in 1998:
In January of 1997, I addressed several issues of ethics, concerning the administration of UCG,aIA, with Council Members, Home Office staff, and the conference of elders. Those issues were not being answered nor openly addressed by UCG,aIA. Highest on the list was the mismanagement and improper depletion of reserves by $4.5M within one year. In most corporations there would by outrage, firings, and possible prosecution for such action. But within UCG,aIA there was no such reaction. Instead, there was a concerted effort to cover, excuse, and hush the truth. After waiting until the General Conference of Elders Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky in March, those issues were still not being addressed and I again sought action from the Council of Elders to take proper control of the Home Office according to the Constitution and Bylaws. After several months of inaction from UCG,aIA, I resigned May 30, 1997.
May 30, 1997 was a Friday, which never was a day of the week for Pentecost. So not only does Ron revise his prophetic timelines, he also revises historical timelines to suit.
UPDATE: According to the UCG, Pentecost of 1997 was on June 15 — more than two weeks from the closest date given for the false prophet’s resignation.
Ron promises a new post on his blog proclaiming his apostleship, and two new interviews in the near future. He’s back to claiming that interviews are training sessions for him, from his detour claiming that interviewers brow-beat him into specific prophecies during his first timeline. Speaking of the sixth thunder, Weinland has been featured on MSNBC.com.
Ron claims that this blog and others like it that criticize him validate PKG as the true church, proof texting from Luke 17:37: “And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together.” Ron jokingly stated that he wished the Internet didn’t exist. He asked why are there blogs criticizing him and not blogs criticizing other COG splinters, and then answered his own question: “They’re not as far out in left field as you, son (Weinland)”. If this is reverse-psychology ploy to get me to stop, it’s not working. If there were no blogs about Weinland there would be no mention of this verse and his misinterpretation of it. I believe that Ron is actually tickled to have my blog critical of him, putting him in the same category with his spiritual idol Herbert Armstrong who also has many websites critical of him. Perhaps that’s why I still haven’t suffered a speedy death from the inside according to the curse Ron put on me 47 weeks ago.