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Da Do Ron Run?

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

False Prophet Ronald Weinland spoke from the Los Angeles area this weekend.  Ron was pleased that PKG members disobeyed him.  Previously he had ordered that people were not to travel long distances to attend in LA this weekend so that they would not use up feast expense money or overflow the small location where the locals normally gather in this large metropolitan area .  His elder Don Edwards traveled all the way from Phoenix and was rewarded with a speaking slot for the opening prayer.

Ron has mostly managed to restrain himself from revealing the four new truths in sermons.  But he has been discussing them with his evangelists.  One hint that he did drop is that at least one of the new truths will relate to what will go on in the new age, the 100 years following the millennium.  Fresh carrots to dangle.

Thursday was the Feast of Trumpets.  For the third year in a row, the sermon for the Feast of Trumpets posted on the PKG website is one that Ron recorded by himself with no audience.  He did deliver a live sermon on Thursday in Cincinnati streamed over the Internet for those in US time zones.  The sermon was as boring as most of the other sermons he’s delivered lately.  What was interesting was what happened immediately after the sermon. He paused for a few moments, but instead of calling someone up to deliver the closing prayer, he started talking about the stirred-up spirit being.  He has increasingly talked about the stirred-up spirit world in the past few weeks, but this time he said that this time it was so severe that he’s felt this way only two prior times, repeating that twice. (0.5 MB Windows Media audio clip). We have a clue as to what those two other times were.  On June 28, 2008 he announced his new timeline which included the 280 days between Christmas of 2007 to Trumpets of 2008.  The following weekend, July 5, 2008, he talked about great anguish (0.1 MB MP3 clip)

which he’d felt only once previously, when the Worldwide Church of God broke up in 1995.  On that occasion, he also talked about spiritual warfare and Satan lashing out (0.15 MB MP3 clip). 

July of 2008 is when he found out about the IRS criminal investigation.  So we have the three great spiritual crises in Weinland’s life:

  1. WCG breaks up in 1995
  2. IRS launches a criminal investigation of him in 2008
  3. Whatever’s happening right now.

What’s going on right now?  We’ll have to wait to find out for sure, but reading the tea leaves and checking other sources, I think it likely that the IRS criminal investigation is over and that a prosecution recommendation has been made to the US Justice Department.  The normal procedure is for the IRS to give the accused taxpayer a conference at which he can try to persuade the IRS to not recommend prosecution.  And the Justice Department normally gives the taxpayer another conference at which he can try to persuade them not to follow through with the IRS’s recommendation for prosecution.  Perhaps Weinland has had both taxpayer conferences and the case is on the docket of a grand jury right now.

Since finding out about the criminal investigation for tax evasion, Weinland has made a number of overseas trips for which I expected that it was highly probable that he would return to the the US. Weinland departs from Los Angeles this week for feast activities in Australia and New Zealand — I’m open to the possibility that this time he will not return voluntarily.

On Thursday, Weinland encouraged his members to draw close to God and eliminate sin from their life so that they would be protected from the spirit world.  Right after Steve Dalrymple gave the closing prayer, Ron asked them to wait while he turned off the audio stream so he could make another announcement.  The last time he made a private announcement after services was in September of 2008 to discuss the wedding reception for his daughter/church bookkeeper later that day.  The following week he derided some for speculating about that — but I was never aware of any bloggers trying to make anything significant of that.  This time, all his kids are married off so it wouldn’t be a wedding reception.  Maybe it was the restaurant location for PKG members to gather later for dinner.  Or maybe he finally made a formal announcement to his church members acknowledging the IRS criminal investigation which they probably all knew about anyway.

This all is quite speculative and there could be other explanations.  Equally likely is that Weinland will refer to this post and talk about eagles gathering about the body.  Whatever.

Earlier this week we had a bit of activity in the comments here on this blog with one or two of Weinland’s followers.  I say “one or two”, because they used two different identities but ended up sounding the same.  He/they became rather profane, and I had to ban them for that.  We’ve had other Weinland followers on this blog and I’ve never had to to that.  As several of the previous, the last comment posted started out using certain four-letter words including one beginning with “f”, and ended like this:

IF I WANT TO FIND YOU I CAN AND I WILL YOU RAT PRICK. BE SURE OF THAT.. .IV DONE IT BEFORE WITH 2 OTHER RAT PRICKS .. SO YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT THE LYING $$$$ THAT YOU WRITE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU RAT PRICK.. I CAN FIND YOU AND I WILL FIND YOU IF I WANT TOO YOU RAT PRICK AND THAN YOU WILL WISH YOU WERE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE YOU ARE PRICK.

What is it about so many of Weinland’s followers being grammatically challenged? And infected like Herbert Armstrong with overuse of capitalization? So, Fred Roberts of New Zealand, since the death curses of your spiritual idol have no efficacy with it being 630 days since he pronounced a curse on me for a speedy death, you feel the need to step in and fill in for his ineffective god?