Recently I received a file which appears to have been distributed to the PKG membership. It is a chart that attempts to show Ron’s latest timeline nonsense, but is full of inconsistencies within itself and shows a lack of understanding of Ron’s statements (to the extent that Ron’s statements are understandable). Below is a copy of the chart which I have annotated with the red and yellow graphics to show most of these errors. With all the errors, it’s rather busy.
One thing the chart points out is that Laura’s birthday (on the Roman calendar) is the same day that Ron is scheduled to be released from prison. I was able to verify both of these event occur next February 17. Perhaps Ron will explain in a future blog post the prophetic significance of that coincidence.
From Ron’s blog post “Measuring the Temple PT 2“:
1) From the Apostasy on December 17, 1994, the man of sin, the son of perdition, Joseph W. Tkach, Sr., died exactly “280 days” after he initiated it – to the hour – which signified “God’s Judgment” upon him.
This is shown correctly on the chart. However, the “to the hour” claim has previously been disproved. Yet PKG still puts that lie out.
2) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost of 1998, the first prophetic cycle of 1260 days was fulfilled.
Counting 1260 days from Dec 17, 1994 is 5/30/1998. That date is shown correctly on the chart. However, Pentecost of 1998 was on May 31, not May 30 as labeled on the chart.
3) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost 2012 there are 6,370 days. This consists of three prophetic numerical combinations of 7 x 70 x 13.
Counting 6370 days from Dec 17, 1994 is 5/26/2012. Yet if you look at the chart, it has day 6370 on 5/27/2012. How did that happen?
4) The final period for the completion of the sealing of the 144,000 was from Trumpets of 2008 (Sept. 30) to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27).
This part is about the only part that’s consistent on the chart.
5) The first phase of God’s work following the Apostasy covers 6,370 days, which includes a total of five equivalent periods of 1260 days that equals 6,300 days, with a remainder of 70 days.
The chart maker shows this 70-day period as 10/6/2008 through 12/14/2008. However, the chart maker puts 10/5/2008 off on its own, not part of any 1260-day or 70-day period. This may have something to do with the confusion.
6) Beginning with Pentecost 2012, the combined period of 42 months along with the final seventh cycle of 1260 days ends during the Days of Unleavened Bread in 2019. Not only that, but more importantly, it ends on the day of the “wave-sheaf offering” from when the count for Pentecost begins.
“Beginning with Pentecost of 2012” would put day 1 of the 6th cycle or period on 5/27/2012, and day 1260 of the 6th period on 11/7/2015. The 7th period would begin on 11/8/2015 and end on 4/20/2019. But the wave sheaf offering is on 4/21/2019.
7) The time from Pentecost 2012 to the wave-sheaf offering in 2019 is 2,520 days (1260 plus 1260). There are 2,570 days from Pentecost 2012 to the Day of Pentecost in 2019. This leaves exactly “50 days” that God has established as a final numerical sign of His work to establish His Son as King of kings.
The first sentence of this statement is actually correct: from 5/27/2012 to 4/21/2019 is 2520 days. However, the second statement is incorrect: from 5/27/2012 to 6/9/2019 is 2569 days. From the day before Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost of 2019 is 2570 days. Ron got shifted by a day.
From Ron’s blog post “Year of Dedication“:
The last year of the “sixth period” of 1,260 days in the measuring of the temple begins on the 6th of November 2014, and it will end on the 7th of November 2015. Then, on the following day, the “seventh period” and the primary work of God’s two witnesses will begin.
First you have to wonder how Ron came up with a year that’s a year and two days long on the Roman calendar. But the calendar is pretty flexible for Ron.
The chart has the 6th period ending on November 8, not on November 7. And has the seventh period beginning on November 9, 2015 instead of November 8. However the count of 1260 for 4/20/2019 is consistent with day 1 being November 8. How did that happen?
God also revealed that the Seventh Seal of Revelation was opened on November 14th of 2008 and that 30 days later, the First Trumpet sounded (Dec. 14, 2008), and “God’s final witness” began.
One quick check that can be done on the chart is to see what the what days of the week the starting and ending days of each period are. The starting day should always be a Sunday, and the ending day should be a Saturday (except for the last 50-day period). Periods of length 70 days and 1260 days are evenly divisible by 7 and are therefore a multiple number of weeks. If your computer is Windows, then you have handy a calendar covering all these dates. Just click on the date on the right side of the lower bar and navigate the calendar as though you were going to to change the computer’s time setting.
The chart appears to have been generated as a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. I believe it quite probable that Ron has gone overtime using that program over the years. Excel has a feature that will calculate the number of days between any two dates. It can also be used to take a starting date and calculate a date a given number of days away. I think Ron has put together most of his timelines using Excel.
However, I doubt that Ron is the one who put the chart together. The Bureau of Prisons probably does not provide a computer with expensive Microsoft Office software to its inmates. The chart was probably put together by one of his minions, my likely candidate is Wayne Matthews. Another suspect is Audra. But then maybe Ron did put it together — during the time between his sentencing and reporting to prison while wearing the GPS ankle bracelet of humility.
I also know how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate dates. I am not motivated to use this tool to come up with signs and lying wonders like Ron does, but I can use it to check things out. Here is an image of the spreadsheet I generated from Ron’s nonsense, to the extent that it can be understood. The day counts are generated by Excel formulas that calculate the number of days between the date to the left of the cell and the date preceding the block which is outline with the darker border. For example the count of 1260 for 5/30/1998 is calculated by the number of days from 12/17/1994 to 5/30/1998. I used it to stack up periods of 70, 1260, and 50 days following 12/17/1994.
While it is possible to make honest errors when putting an Excel spreadsheet together and I think our unknown chart maker made quite a few, I also suspect some deliberate adjustments in the formulas given the counts that would shift by a day in the middle of different periods.
The best that can be made of this is that the chart maker did make honest errors. But the chart maker is a bumbling incompetent trying to make a chart from Ron’s poor explanations. For a timeline based on speculation in the first place.
Power, signs, and lying wonders. While God is not the author of confusion, Ron and his minions are. I wonder if the chart confused any PKG members enough to get them to leave.
I challenge anyone to find a Biblical basis for these timelines. Ron’s blog post “Measuring the Temple PT 2” that outlined these timelines had no scriptural reference. Where is it stated in the Bible that these date relationships prove that Christ is going to return? Sad that so many are destroying their futures following those who are at best incompetent speculators.
Power, signs, and lying wonders.