2010 — God’s Falser Witness

2010gfwBeing the beginning of a new year, it’s time to look back at the past year and also look forward.

A year ago, I made a few predictions such as that the inauguration of Barack Obama would come off despite Weinland’s prophecy that it wouldn’t happen. As I predicted, the pope still hasn’t done anything beast-like and has given no indication that he’s even heard of our Spokesman Witness, much less that he’s irritated by him.

The end of January saw the unprecedented 2-day fast in which members were to pray for death to humble people from an increase in the thunders.  Since this didn’t happen, Weinland twisted their prayers as justification for the Tribulation not being great (or even minor for that matter).  As I expected, Weinland has hammered on the 4th Thunder, the economy, even turning it into the 1st Trumpet with green currency being grass.  I guess countries with different colored currency will skip the 1st Trumpet.

February gave the opportunity to show Weinland’s member control tactics in an email exchange with an exiting member.  It seems that any problems you have with Ron and his false prophecies are due to some sin in your life.

In March, after the second trumpet did not strike within the first 90 days of the 2nd Great Tribulation, “Citizen X”, who was the only pro-Weinland blogger (albeit claiming neutrality), declared Weinland to be a false prophet. Weinland also made another radio interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW, his first in about 10 months, and stated that “nukular” explosions would occur within a year.

In June, Ron gave a presentation at ideaCity and fled after being exposed to Rick Miller’s comedy routine.  The formidable prophet was still so rattled 3 days later that he got the day for the event mixed up in his sermon.  But never fear, Jeremy knows how to edit sermons and does.  And on the 21st of June yet another prophecy in “2008 – God’s Final Witness” failed as the US is still an independent nation.

In July, Kirrily worked through some of her anger at being exploited by Weinland.  Also in July, recordings surfaced revealing Weinland’s tactics as he seized control of The Church of God, Inc. from its lay board as I transitioned from Blogspot to this WordPress blog.

In August, Weinland came out against Facebook and stated he was not an apostle.

In September, he missed his live appearance for the Feast of Trumpets, which was also the 40th sabbath of judgment of the Great Tribulation.

In October, Weinland redefined Time in his Last Great Day sermon with the help of alternate definitions in Strong’s Concordance, selecting the one that suited him.

November was an eventful month, as he declared himself to be an apostle despite his denial of such less than 3 months earlier.  Audra was ordered in federal court to give testimony to the IRS to support their criminal investigation of Ronald Weinland.  He also defrocked one of his elders for being on Facebook.

This past month has also been eventful, as Weinland demoted his spiritual idol Herbert Armstrong to only a “type” of an Elijah, claiming himself to be the final Elijah-to-come to restore all things.  And also announcing the ordination of women within PKG besides Laura.

downfallWe can put paid to yet another failed prophecy, as put out during his Google Adwords campaign earlier last year.  America is still an independent nation despite Ron’s extension of our economic woes.

Now for the predictions.  I predict that Weinland will keep most of his members as he marches them in close-order drill to the right and to the left.  I don’t think that there will be a strong reaction to his ordination of women since that was practiced in WCG, although only to the rank of deaconess which did not include the right to perform baptisms.  A lot will depend on whether Ann, Myrtle, or Chris throw their senior elder weight around too much.  I wonder if Wayne’s tendency to sheriff will rub off on Chris.

His future waves of ordination will take in most of the sealed, particularly those healthy and employed who generate more income.  He will then move to the younger unsealed members who have been with him for awhile and attended the 2006 Feast of Tabernacles.  There will be few if any ordained among the members who joined as a result of the Google Ad campaign which began in earnest in late 2007.   Ron promises to dangle yet more carrots in front of his members.  Probably will include the assumption of yet more titles with the proof based solely on his declaration.  Any new changes in doctrine will be designed to intensify his hold on his followers.

I predict that over the coming year there will be bad weather events, earthquakes, an armed skirmish here and there, and a few ups and downs of the economy.  One of the Fated Five of the Fifth Thunder may die (after all they’re in their 60s and 70s and 3 of the 5 have buried their first wives), and if it happens that will be shown as evidence of Weinland’s prophethood even if Meredith and Ames are not the first to die.  The 6th thunder will die off since the movie 2012 has been released for awhile now and when we get into the new year there will be less inclination for “end of the world” predictions.  Ron may get a radio interview or two in some local market but his ideaCity audience will not be repeated.

I also predict that IRS Criminal Investigation will refer the case against Ronald Weinland to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution later in the year.  They’ve been on the case for 18 months now, which is longer than the average of 14 months for an investigation, so it would seem they still feel that they have a good chance of making a case in court.   There is also a statute of limitations deadline for the first tax year for which they’re investigating him, and time has to be allowed for the review process and obtaining an indictment.  The statute of limitations is 6 years from the required filing date of April 15, 2005 for tax year 2004, or April 15, 2011.  However, the statute of limitations starts at a later date if he filed later, and is extended whenever he is out of the country.  As a reminder, a DoJ referral would not mean that Ronald Weinland is guilty of criminal tax evasion as that can only be determined in a court of law.

I hope that neither the IRS or the DOJ gives Weinland a taxpayer conference before deciding to proceed toward prosecution.  I think it likely that if Weinland feels the law closing in on him, he will make another overseas trip, one much, much longer than usual.  Or use his many members to hide him away from the beast power now recognized to be manifested in the criminal justice system.

I further predict that Weinland’s curse that I die speedily from the inside will be delayed long enough to see if my predictions come true or not.

To “Weinland Observer”, I hope that my reading of your absence from my blog is correct, that your parents have engaged with you and shown to you that this prophet is false, and that you’re back to doing the normal teen things.  Life, particularly at your age, is hard enough without a religious exploiter involved screwing things up even more.

To Kirrily, I know this last year has been a crazy one for you.  I hope that this coming year will settle out and be your best ever.

To all of my readers, thank you for following my blog.  And to those of my readers who are elders, and to “Observer” and other lay members of The Church of God – PKG, I hope you will have eyes to see and ears to hear and will stop drinking the Flavor Aid stirred up from Ron’s delusions.

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16 Comments

  • Debbie says:

    Mike, great synopsis – thanx for all your efforts

    Happy New Year to all !!

  • JB says:

    Excellent job Mike, your blog is always interesting. Happy New Year to you and all the readers.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    This year sure has been crazy – been nearly a year now since I stopped drinking Ron’s Flavor Aid. The effects of the poison take some time to get out of your system I guess!

    Mike, I can not thank you, and many others here on your blog who have helped me enough. Dill, XHWA, Aggie, J, Mark, Debbie, Karen, Whisper, etc etc – this has been a safe place for me to come and ‘vent’, and it has helped so much. I am sure we will see a few more come along here soon. But I agree with you Mike, I do not think Ron will lose many.

    ‘Weinland Observer’ – I hope you are doing OK.

    Happy New Year to you all – and once again, thank you Mike!! :-)

  • JB says:

    Kirrily you have been an inspiration to me. When ( hopefully ) my family member leaves PKG, I will draw from all the things you have shared. You deserve to have an awesome 2010.

  • Xer says:

    Hi Mike,

    I want to thank you for your blog. The info on the IRS was the final straw for me. So I’m happy that I was able to extricate myself from that mess. Thanks Mike, Happy New Year to you and your readers!

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Looking through the comments, I see that all are either from ex-PKG members, or relations of current members. I am humbled that my small efforts are helpful to some. Thanks to everyone for checking in and I hope for more yet-to-be ex-members to be checking in with me this coming year.

  • Jan says:

    Hi Mike,
    Just want to thank you for all you’re doing. With family members entrenched in cogpkg it helps me so very much to have your perspective. I must say I enjoy the clean jokes and humor as well. I never post here but I wanted to just say thanks at least this once and I’m so happy for you that you escaped.

  • Robert says:

    I remember when I first read Mr. Weinland’s book “The Prophesied End Times”. I was mezmerized. I felt that he had been the answer I had been searching for for so long I encouraged people to read his book. I began to preach the “truth” to others. I looked to Mr. Weinland as a friend and teacher. What a fool I was… But to be fair, I think he honestly believes what he’s saying. He’s a very deluded old man…

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Robert, I agree with you — the first person Ron Weinland deludes is Ron Weinland. It’s just too bad that he goes on to delude others.

    If it was “Prophesied End Time” that you read, it was likely several years ago. If you don’t mind, I’d like to hear what made you reconsider and recognize that Ron is wrong.

  • jim says:

    If all Christians would just read God’s Word we wouldn’t be decieved! But maybe its kinda a good thing that he predicts this, just to wake some of us!

  • judy says:

    hello , I would first like to say I have read and studied and am a student of Gods word. I’ve recieved this book by Ron Weinland in the mail today “not knowing who he was or you are saying he may be” , however Im going to find out for myself with Gods wisdom and discernment in me showing me the light if there be any at all in this book. I will get back with you soon.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Judy, I do encourage you to check out the facts carefully before deciding on the validity of Weinland’s claim to being the end-time prophet of God. Being a student of the Bible, you must be familiar with Deut 18:20-22.

    After reading his book, you may want to check out a review of Weinland’s book, started up by Kirrily who is a former follower of Weinland. What he prophesied should be tested against what really happened, and we have that opportunity since it’s well after 2008.

  • J says:

    It is almost 2011. With all due respect judy, if someone can pick up 2008: God’s Final Witness and believe anything written in it, then that person is NOT in search for, nor will find, any truth, wisdom, nor discernment. The events (or non-events) in the present day compared to the title of the book should show you the light.

    I hope you read the book not wanting to believe what’s in it because that’s the first step to being deceived. Keep an open mind and do not overlook any of Weinland’s explicit details.

  • Bob Scott says:

    This self-appointed , whatever he claims to be; is a FALSE PROPHET… He and OBAMA should get together; as they both, are on their way to HELL!! This man was trained by W. Arnstrong,,, This man is a friend of DAVID C. PACK! Both of them are dangerous to BELIEVERS, especially NEW BELIEVERS … When they are learning GOD’S WORD; they are still BABES in CHRIST,,, We need to expose Weinland and Pack… They are truly Emissaries of SATAN !!!! AMEN??? BOB SCOTT; B.R.E.;1976,Piedmont Baptist College.. Please reply to me, we need to hinder Satan and his Emissa ries

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Bob, your credibility suffers from ignorance. Obama has nothing to do with this situation. Weinland and Pack are hardly friends having called for each other’s death. And who the heck is “W. Arnstrong”?

  • avalokiteshvara says:

    Forget Satan; we need to hinder child obesity, rising unemployment, and decreased academic achievement in our schools first.