Ron Astounded and Bowled Over
False Prophet Ronald Weinland spoke from the Vancouver WA area this weekend. Since God is showing the mercy of continuing to delay the Great Tribulation, PKG members are taking advantage of this while the opportunity presents to travel to meet their spiritual idol. He announced trips through the end of February, stating that it’s difficult to plan ahead. I agree, as Ron will be occupied with his criminal trial in March and if he decides to make a plea agreement has to do so early in the month.
Ron is astounded that some of his elders are hedging their bets by setting funds aside in case Jesus Christ doesn’t return. Bet-hedging is reserved for the false prophet, who paid his property taxes even though that would not be necessary if Christ really returns in May. He recommends they listen again to the Last Great Day sermon to reestablish their confidence. I have a feeling they are thinking of what Ron said in the LGD sermon when deciding to hold back. I say “Shame on you elders!! Send it all in!! Ron has an expensive legal defense team to pay for.”
Ron stated that Joe Tkach’s apostasy took place to the hour 13 time 70 weeks before Christ returns. Ron has scheduled Christ to return at sundown in Jerusalem, which is when God’s day begins. The time for sunset in Jerusalem on December 17, 1994 was 4:38 PM Israel Standard Time (IST). IST is UTC +2 hours, while Eastern Standard Time is UTC -5 hours for a 7-hour difference. So sunset in Jerusalem on 12/17/94 occurred at 9:38 AM Atlanta time. Was Joseph Tkach speaking at 9:38 AM? Below is a picture of the Atlanta congregation bulletin for that momentus date.
Note that they were required to clear the hall at 1:30, and other reports indicate that Joe had to cut his sermon short. Had Joe started his sermon by 9:38 AM? I doubt it.
Whether or not Joe’s sermon took place exactly 13 x 70 weeks to the hour before Ron’s prophesied return is beside the point. It is trumped by current events. Or non-events. Thielogical Bob just posted breathlessly that Obama was pulling half of our troops out of Germany. This would be the President Obama who did not take office in January of 2009 because Weinland prophesied that we would not have a new president. And wait a minute!!! We’re now less than 5 months from Pentecost. Germany was supposed to be the beast power occupying the US and tormenting us. Instead, it sounds more like we’re occupying them. How could that be?
Ron said that he was crunching numbers during the morning before the sermon. Looking for more signs and lying wonders to distract his following from his continuing prophetic failures. Ron is bowled over by those still blogging about Herbert Armstrong 26 years after his death. And by those who blog against him. By the way wRonG, I don’t need to mention your scatological references, you provide a target-rich environment otherwise.