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The Last Week:168 Hours to The End

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland delivered the last sabbath sermon to be delivered before Christ doesn’t return, unless he decides to assemble his Cincinnati-area acolytes next Friday night for a special sermon.  His senior elder in UK, William Milne, gave the opening prayer.  He read an email from a fence sitter in that region, maybe even our own resident fence sitter Mal (Mal, please check in  — we haven’t heard from you since January).  The fence sitter thinks Ron has the “truth” but doubts that Christ will return next weekend.

Ron took a minute to assure relatives of PKG members that he teaches against committing suicide.  While I don’t foresee a Jonestown-style mass suicide, I think that there may be some individual members who will not handle the non-return of Christ very well.  For a preview of possible reactions by PKG members, the article  A Year After the Non-Apocalypse (hat-tip to Gavin Rumney for finding this) suggests a range of responses based on what happened with the True Believers after the failure of Harold Camping’s prophecies just about a year ago.  My personal opinion is that most PKG members will continue to follow Ron into the next rabbit hole.

During his last sermon, he railed against his critics, and also took another swipe at people who litter.  He stated that the 7000 to die during the hour that Christ returns would be preachers, elders, and bloggers whose deaths would frighten the 63,000 survivors.  I’m wondering about the logistics of that, how the 63000 are going to be aware of this minor calamity relative to all the nukes going off as World War 3 breaks out.  He reflected on history, mentioning his breakup with UCG back in 1997.  How as a teen he wanted to be a general and a jet pilot so he could kill lots of people.  Instead, he’s become a pastor general and has damaged hundreds of lives. The 2 million books that have been sent out (which ends mid week), and all the ordaining he’s done for no purpose now until after Christ returns. The PKG website will survive World War 3 but all the other websites such as this one will be cleaned from the Internet.

Ron stated that if (if?) he doesn’t become a spirit being next weekend, he will realize that he will have more physical struggles and mocking to contend with. Somehow he recognizes this as a realistic “if” but doesn’t view it as reality.  Oooookaaaay.  Ron will repent but signals that he will continue preaching as he has the “truth” and would still believe that Christ is returning soon.  Gavin Rumney reposted an article from late in 2007 about how Ron might play his failures in 2008.  Actually, Ron has already exercised tactics 1 through 4 on Gavin’s list to some extent.  I view tactic #6 as a possibility.  Tactic #5, “I never actually said that, or, I’m not technically a prophet.”  is simply not in Ron’s play book.

A number of other blogs have added countdown timers to their sites.  Most of them count down to midnight on the 27th according to the clock in your PC.  The countdown timer that I’ve had on this website for the past several years counts down to the very minute of this non-event regardless of your timezone.  The “very minute” that Ron has scheduled his elder brother Jesus to appear is at sundown in Jerusalem on the eve of Pentecost.  Which happens to be 12:36 PM US Eastern Time next Saturday. This post is being published one week to the very minute prior.

A note about my countdown timer: it does not show fractions of a unit of time, so when the time remaining is 6 days and a fraction of a day it shows 6.  You may note that 0 months and 0 weeks remain.  But the counter also shows shorter units of time, down to seconds.

Further indications that Ron has decided to not plead to lesser criminal tax evasion charges.  There has been no filing for this and the deadline was Thursday.  Instead, there was a filing by the government to replace one of the two assistant US attorneys — if Ron were planning to plead out I doubt they would bother with a second attorney.  No withdrawal motions from Ron’s attorneys, suggesting that he’s continuing to pay them even though he believes he won’t need them.  Ronnie has a pre-trial conference with the judge on Monday morning and his trial is scheduled to begin on June 4.

Ron ended his last “live” sermon in this physical body with Psalm 116:17 and an admonition to his acolytes to be strong and of good courage, and then gave his own prayer.  I expect another “live” sermon from Ron, still in the same bald-headed physical body, no later than June 2,

Don’t Drink the …. What??

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Thought I would make a slightly belated personal post.  It was 4 years ago last Friday that I wrote my first blog post about Weinland on my Blogspot blog “Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid”.  This was shortly before the first time the first trumpet blew 4 years ago today on April 17, 2008 as Ron and Laura were with the Harrell’s in Jerusalem and the Pope was in the U.S. to start doing beastly things like apologizing for the abuse scandal with some of his priests.  Although I started out with a focus on mocking Weinland, it soon became much more as I came to learn the stories of some affected by Weinland’s prophecies.  As a result of my blogging, I’ve expanded my horizons and have interacted with people around the world.

My domain name web hosting was set to expire at the end of next month, just a few days after Christ’s scheduled return.  The story of Weinland and PKG will not end at sundown in Jerusalem on the eve of Pentecost, but will move to a new phase no matter how Weinland spins the non events.  So I have renewed my web hosting and plan to keep the blog open for whatever purpose it evolves to.

I closed my original blog post 4 years ago with the following:

So we’ll look at the progression of Ronald’s train wreck as his prophecies fail to materialise. Will his followers come to their senses, or will there be a Jim-Jones-style massacre? My expectation is that neither will happen. Rather, Weinland will be able to spin the facts and maintain a grip on a sufficient number of his tithe-paying followers to fund his senior years.

How about that for prophecy?

Faith in Man

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

I’ve been getting some search engine referrals recently for some looking for information on False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s criminal trial.  Which at one time was scheduled to begin two days ago (on Tuesday the 20th) but has now been delayed until June 4.   I wonder if Ron has cut off funding for his legal defense team since he thinks he will be a member of the Elohim God-family on that date.  Ron has changed his travel itinerary for May 12 and May 19.  He was scheduled to be in London on the 12th and the Netherlands on the 19th, but he has swapped those dates.  Perhaps he doesn’t want to make it too easy for the Beast Power to snatch him up from nearby Netherlands on the 19th, so as to be at the pre-trial conference on May 21.

A new commenter on this blog left the following yesterday:

My wife and I know a couple who have been following Ronnie since 2008 and are now in the process of “selling all of [their] belongings”. They haven’t explicitly stated that it’s due to 5/27, but we have our obvious suspicions. It’s painful to watch.

So they are doing this based on the word of a man with a dismal track record and a history of lies and broken promises.  A man who:

  • In 2006, offered the early-on deaths of 5 specific elderly men as proof of his validity as a prophet of God, none of whom have died
  • In March of 2008, promised to stop preaching by Pentecost if evidence of the First Trumpet were not readily apparent by then, and to admit being a false prophet if the Second Trumpet had not blown by then.
  • But instead switched to a new timeline in June of 2008, despite having ridiculed someone who would do that during a sermon the prior December and in an interview the prior November.
  • Who called a 2-day fast in January, asking members to pray for the deaths of others to bring them to repentance.  Then later credited their prayers for delaying the Great Tribulation.
  • Who during the 2009 Feast of Tabernacles said that the European Beast Power would arise by August of 2011.
  • Who in March of last year said that he would be a false prophet if China did not begin destroying the earth last year.
  • Who in April of last year stated a 40 week period of judgment and destruction on the United States and other Israelite was beginning
  • Who says that the 5 months of torment began on January 7.
  • And who now says this could happen after his death on May 23, in the 3 1/2 days before Christ’s supposed return

Let’s look at the claims of this man that he and his wife are the Two Witnesses.  Have they:

  • turned any water into blood?
  • stopped up any heavens to keep it from raining?
  • had any attempt to harm them “boomerang” on the offender?  As in the IRS Special Agent, the Prosecutor, and Grand Jury Members being indicted for tax fraud?
  • had any pronouncement of deaths come true?  (Specifically yours truly?) (Ron’s equivalent to “breathing fire”)

And let’s look at what else has to happen in the nine weeks remaining before Pentecost:

  • All the thunders that haven’t pealed, including the deaths of numerous CoG ministers, celebrities, and common people from epidemics
  • TV interviews of Ron, when the only interview he got even after advertizing his availability was on a second-rate radio station.
  • The 2700 or so ex-WCG members who are to join PKG
  • The millions of other people who are to be baptized into PKG
  • The blowing of the First Trumpet and all the rest

And you believe this man ……. because??????  You’re going to make irrevocable decisions because of what he says????  A promise breaker who has defined himself as insane liar???? Consider your personal apocalypse on Memorial Day (May 28) when the seven vials were not poured out on the rest of the world on May 27.

Ronald Weinland says that whether you believe him and act on what he says is between you and God.  A God who says “Deut 18:22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

Redirect Redirect Redirect

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland held an elders conference the weekend of March 29, 2008 for the elders he had newly ordained over the preceding several months in anticipation of the Great Tribulation scheduled to begin a few weeks later on April 17th as the pope visited the U.S.

I have been provided an audio recording of a Q&A session held during that conference.  No doubt my source will be early in the queue into the Lake of Fire 😉

Weinland begins the session by stating that the conferences are private, private, private and not to be discussed with members.  If asked what went on during the conference, the elders were essentially told to minimize and equivocate.  Which of course is not lying because that would be against the 10 commandments.

The elders were told to get speakers to go with the laptops that Weinland handed out for accessing the Elder Management Console, a website and software set up by Greg Chipps. The speakers were for the elders to conduct passover services for groups of members by playing recordings provided by Weinland.

There were a number of questions relating to baptisms.  One related to whether baptisms performed by other splinter groups were valid.  Weinland said that Garner Ted Armstrong’s baptisms were  not valid, and would have to have hands laid on. This would be true for any other minister disfellowshipped as GTA was.  In general each candidate would have to be evaluated by Johnny Harrell or Wayne Matthews.

New members would not be required to read the entire Bible, but would need to read Weinland’s books and Herbert Armstrong’s “Mystery of the Ages”.

A soldier in the military not able to keep the sabbath would not be allowed to be baptized.  Sabbath keeping and tithe paying were Weinland’s minimum requirements to join.  Other issues such as smoking and eating unclean meats could be dealt with later.

Weinland was asked whether the elders should quit their jobs.  Weinland said that was up to the elder.  Weinland always hedged on instructions of that type, making it the individual’s choice for decisions that would have a financial impact.  Wayne Matthews quit his job and later was looking for another as the Great Tribulation didn’t hit.

Ron mentioned that he got a letter from someone on limited income.  Too bad, they have to tithe to join his church.  Employer won’t let you off on the sabbath.  Too bad, you have to keep the sabbath regardless to join his church.

Ron was asked if elders should be licensed to marry.  He said it was up to them.

Question if people should announce new baptisms.  Ron replied “not on the Internet”.

Ron explained that the church does not as a group pray for those outside the church who have a personal tragedy in their life, although it is OK for individual members to pray for others.  So prayer requests for those outside the church were not to be passed along to other PKG members.

For someone to attend services, they need to be tithing and keeping the sabbath, same requirement as for baptism.  Otherwise, non-members are not allowed to attend.  If the non-member was invited by a member, allow it for one meeting if the non-member is not disruptive.  Police should be called if someone doesn’t leave when told to.  No open-door policy in Ron’s church.  {Ron has made exceptions for non-member spouses who are not hostile.}

Renting of a hall should not be done before a dozen or so, smaller groups can assemble in homes.  Johnny and Wayne were delegated to make decisions.

Ron cautioned against making it too easy for people to attend, by offering them rides, etc.  Or even encouraging them to attend.  Make them fight for attendance at PKG.

Question about minimum age for baptism.  General guidelines was 19 for guys, 18 for gals.  There was also some discussion about whether minors without members as parents could attend.  (There was also a 15-year-old following Weinland who participated on this blog during the spring and summer of 2009.)

Annointed cloths are not to be provided unless for members or their children.  What would be the point of annointing someone who doesn’t keep the sabbath?  Cloths are to be annointed with olive oil.  If done in person the oil is dabbed on the forehead.

The dunking part of baptism was discussed.  Men should not wear swim trunks, but rather dark slacks and shirt.  Ron doesn’t like to get in the pool, unless the dunkee is a feeble person and requires help. He prefers to stand on the side at a 4-foot depth and push them under.  The baptizee should be instructed not to resist being dunked but should come back up on their own.

The hotel should not be asked about wearing clothes into a pool, just do it.  Same with passover wine, just keep it in a sack when carrying it into the conference room.

During the meeting, the allocation of geographic areas between the elders. Providing good service to the deluded is important, so the closest elder should handle a member.

Weinland’s modus operandi was to make the prospective member prove themselves obedient by requiring them to show themselves to be knuckling under by keeping the sabbath and tithing.  If they weren’t showing themselves to be pliable yet willing to take care of themselves by reading the FAQs on the PKG website, then Weinland didn’t want to mess with them.  Back during the fall of 2008 I dealt with someone who would have joined, but since this person wasn’t the type to read FAQs and needed a bit of a personal touch, then a cold shoulder was the reception.  After discussing the issues for awhile, this individual came to recognize Weinland as a false prophet and moved on.

Tomorrow is 121 days prior to Ron’s scheduled return for Jesus Christ.  That’s 4 prophetic months for the remaining 5 months of torment of the fifth trumpet, and one day for the sixth trumpet.  Will the first 4 trumpets blow today to somehow fit it all in?  We’ll just have to wait and see, since God is progressively revealing Ron to be more and more of a false prophet.

 

Ron’s Lying Wonder

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland often makes date relationships between certain events, claiming prophetic significance.  One such claim, posted on his church website as part of his 23rd “truth” is:

Joseph Tkach, Sr. died 40 weeks to the very hour that he delivered his sermon of apostasy, which was a sign to God’s Church that Jesus Christ was now coming and that final end-time events had begun.

The False Prophet repeated this in his latest blog posting:

The truth is that this apostasy occurred on December 17, 1994, when Joseph Tkach, Sr. gave his defiant sermon against the truths of God and the Church became scattered as a result of that rebellion. It was from this time that God began to reveal dates and the importance in their timing. It is astounding how anyone who was scattered can deny the importance of the timing of Joseph Tkach’s death and God’s hand in its revelation.

Joseph Tkach, Sr. rebelled against God when he declared that the Sabbaths of God were no longer binding on God’s people. It was exactly 40 Sabbaths later, to the hour, that Joseph Tkach, Sr. died. Such timing should thunder loudly to God’s people, but it hasn’t.

I decided to check into this claim.  I found the “Servant’s News” September, 1995 issue (PDF download from Servants New website).  In it, Norm Edwards includes the text of a WCG Press Release on page 2.  The text reads:

WCG Press Release:
On Saturday, September 23, 1995, Joseph W. Tkach, Pastor General of the Worldwide Church of God, died in Pasadena, California, Headquarters of the Worldwide Church of God., In May of this year, Mr. Tkach underwent gall bladder surgery at which time it was discovered that he had cancer. After a four-month fight with his illness, Mr. Tkach died quietly at Huntington Memorial Hospital at 2:20 p.m. (PST).

Let’s analyze this further: 2:20 PM Pacific Standard Time was 5:20 PM Eastern Standard Time.  It was also 12:20 AM IST on the following day (Sunday) and well after the sabbath had ended in Jerusalem.  Furthermore, as shown in my last post, it was almost 4 hours AFTER the time (1:30 PM EST, 10:30 PST) that Joseph Tkach was kicked out of the hall in Atlanta, ending his prophetic sermon.

Whom do I believe?  Do I believe Norm Edwards and WCG, who have no dog in this fight?  Or do I believe a demonstrated insane liar (by his own definition)?

False Prophet Ronald Weinland, your pants are on fire.  Will you correct your “truth”??  Thought not, you liar!!

False Prophet Ronald Weinland, let me put that in terms you will understand.  You are a liar, liar, liar!!!!  But really, the 40-week thing doesn’t matter.  Even if the events could be traced to be exactly 40 weeks to the very minute between Tkach’s death and the exact statement he made in Atlanta that made him the “Son of Perdition” and “Man of Sin”, it still would not trump all of your failed prophecies.  Less than 5 months before Christ returns.  Where are the jack-booted German soldiers that are supposed to be tormenting us?

 

The Last “Day” / The Final Half-a-Time

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

This post is being published 25 minutes before sundown in Jerusalem on January 7, 2012 (which is 9:50 AM EST).  Sundown in Jerusalem is exactly 140 godly days or 20 weeks before the time False Prophet Ronald Weinland has scheduled his bro’ Jesus Christ to appear in the skies of Jerusalem and resurrect him and the Silent Witness from the streets of Jerusalem. So you are probably reading this during the last, final Half-a-Time.

It’s also the end of this period, as defined by Rotten Ronnie in his blog posting dated April 1, 2011:

Tomorrow {April 2, 2011} is the beginning of a new period of time for this end-time. It is a “time” of 40 weeks in the “complete judgment” to be executed upon the scattered nations of Israel and upon the Israel of God (the Church) that was scattered. The whole world will suffer during this period, but the focus is upon both physical and spiritual Israel.

In the past, I have not had the need to write much in the postings on this site. That will all begin to change as we are entering a new stage in time. The Thunders will increase in far greater magnitude and frequency and the first few Trumpets will sound with great devastation to follow.

……….

That is why such events must continue in magnitude and rapid succession, so that mankind will begin to fear and question, “Why are such things happening?” Only when people are brought face to face with death and massive destruction will some humble themselves before God and begin to seek His help and deliverance. Otherwise, people don’t seem to see the need for God’s help and deliverance in their lives.

 We are entering a momentous time. After two years of mercy, the United States will now begin to answer for ignoring God’s warnings. Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the continent of Western Europe are going to begin to answer right alongside the U.S.

So we’ve reached the end of this prophetic 40-week period of complete judgment on the scattered nations of Israel.  Did the Thunders increase in far greater magnitude and frequency during this period?  Did a few of the Trumpets sound?  Or even one of them?  Seems that instead we got another 40 weeks of God’s mercy.

We are within 5 prophetic months of Pentecost.  Are there any jack-booted German soldiers marching down your street?  Are they even mobilizing?  Is the pope organizing the beast power into the next Holy Roman Empire?  What is the pope doing these days?

I do have one prophecy.  I will lose Dill Weed’s Great End of the End contest as False Prophet Ronald Weinland will not make me the winner of the contest by admitting to his abject failures in today’s sermon. Instead of owning up to his mistakes, Ron will roll out more signs and lying wonders to distract the deluded from his vast shortcomings.  PKG members will march around Jericho for one more of Ronnie’s 140-day “days” and at the end we’ll see what falls down (if not before).

The above was the post I composed, mostly in advance, in honor of this prophetic event.  After completing it, Ronald Weinland posted a post on his own log in honor of it.  Haven’t had much time to look at it, so I’ve added it here so we can all look at it (and comment):

—— Ronnie’s Latest Posting ——————–

In times past, I remember Herbert W. Armstrong speaking of the importance of certain events concerning the Church that happened on January 7. This was especially true for the years of 1953 and 1972, as he covered in his “Personal” in the Tomorrow’s World magazine of February 1972.

January 7, 2012, is another important occurrence for the timing of God’s work and end-time events. This date is an important crossroad in time as it ends a prophetically historic portion of time in Daniel that consists of a prophetic measure of “time” and “times” that began after Trumpets of 2009.

January 8 of this year begins the final “half-a-time” of this full prophetic period known as “time, times, and half-a-time.” That day is the start of the final period of 140 days (half-a-time) that leads up to the very coming of the Messiah spoken of in those same prophecies of Daniel. This post will also address a newly revealed final fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy that has a dual fulfillment of both Christ’s first coming and his second coming.

The final “half-a-time” that begins January 8 will be the prophetic period when the Trumpets of Revelation will finally be heard (witnessed and seen) throughout this world, along with the Thunders of Revelation that will progressively escalate in a dramatic manner. The period of “time, times, and half-a-time” consists of seven segments of time (seven half-times). It can be likened to God’s plan covered in the weekly cycle of seven days and the 7,000 year plan where the last 1,000 years is when God takes control and gives mankind the ability to know His ways.

An End to 6,000 Years of Man’s Ways:
The period of a “time” and “times” described by Daniel is a final witness God is giving of mankind’s true response to Him throughout the past 6,000 years. This final “half-a-time” is the transition between the past 6,000 years and the final 1,000 years of God’s rule on earth. It is during this time of transition that people will begin to “see” the power of God revealed through physical events that destroy the system God calls Babylon (a system of confusion). Indeed, Babylon describes every way mankind has chosen, while fully rejecting God’s true ways.

God separated a segment of “time” that reflects the work of the Messiah over the past 2,000 years. Before Christ came to fulfill the role of our Passover, 4,000 years had passed. In reality, mankind has lived through a period of “time” and “times” (2,000 and 4,000 years) in God’s complete plan for 7,000 years. It is during the final “half-a-time” (1,000 years) that God will fully reveal His ways, truth, and power to all who will receive it. Through Christ (the Messiah), God will govern this world. We are entering the final transition from mankind’s self-rule to that of God’s rule.

The ways of mankind have been consistent for 6,000 years. Throughout this period, God’s ways have continually been resisted, misrepresented, mocked, slandered, and disobeyed. Mankind is filled with pride and finds it easy to either slant and twist God’s truth to fit his own ways (as in Judaism, Islam, and traditional Christianity) or to create his own religion (or none at all) that fully rejects any connection to the God of Abraham.

Except for the few through time whom God has chosen to work with and reveal Himself, the rest of mankind has fully rejected God. They will not listen and take seriously what God says. God has repeatedly declared how He has sent His prophets and servants into the world, but that none will listen.

The period of a “time” and “times” (ending on January 7th) that God set aside as a final witness of mankind has repeated the history of the first 6,000 years. During this time the hatred of people toward God’s servants and His Church has only magnified, and paralleling this has been a progressive increase in lethargy and complacency toward warnings that God has been giving. The world, and even the Church that was scattered after the apostasy, is more determined than ever to preserve its own way. The warnings of God that we are closing in on the final stages of the end-time are ignored, ridiculed, and treated with disdain.

Yes, God’s witness is so true and thankfully it is finally time to usher in the return of Jesus Christ to take control of the world and the Church that was scattered as King of kings and Lord of lords. It is time for Babylon to begin to crumble until it has been fully destroyed. In addition, the king of Babylon is coming to his end as his kingdom begins to crumble beneath him.

There is no more time for warnings, but for that which has already been written. There is no more time for mercy to be extended, as time has run out.

Seventy Weeks Prophecy:
The sermon given to God’s Church on January 7, 2012, that is entitled, “The Final Time,” reveals how God is precise in His timing for fulfilling prophetic events. The Almighty God who set the universe in motion with such precision and skillful work long ago spoke of this time now: “For I am the Eternal who speaks and the words that I speak shall come to pass. It will be no more prolonged, for in your days, Oh rebellious house, I will say the word and will perform it” (Ez. 12:25). God has spoken and now is the time that He will perform what He has said.

The seventy weeks prophecy about the Messiah (in the Book of Daniel) has been correctly understood by some as being very specific timing about the first coming of Christ. But what none have known is that this prophecy is also dual. It is about an exact number of days that will be fulfilled from the moment that the First Seal of Revelation was opened until the day that Jesus Christ returns (fully explained in the January 7 sermon). After 6,000 years of prideful human suffering, thank God that we are rapidly nearing that second coming!

————————–   End of Ronnie’s Posting ————–

Really shaping up for more signs and lying wonders in today’s sermon.

Now is your chance to weigh in using the comments section to this post.

The Last Year?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in Phoenix this weekend.  Ron marveled at how the Roman calendar for 2011 was the same as 1994 when the apostasy of Joe Tkach occurred.  Ron marveled at how the anniversary of the apostasy was the date of his ministerial meeting at a 5-diamond hotel in Las Vegas.  Satan was interested in the location because he’s interested in finding out what’s happening and he doesn’t find out until Ron reveals it.

Ron marveled at how this was the last Christmas.  Satan is the source of the pressure on Ron and his pressure and anxiety.  I guess the criminal case against Weinland doesn’t count.  Since his attorney was granted additional time by the court to review the 5000+ pages of evidence against him, was granted until Jan 9 to file defensive motions, and  the hearing scheduled for this coming Wednesday has been rescheduled for February 17.

Ron is feeling pressure from bloggers and critics.  He again suggested that we go fishing, and referred to members who left PKG and didn’t go quietly as snakes in the grass.  Perhaps he didn’t care for my publishing that his ministerial conference was in Las Vegas again, but then being Vegas Satan was already there.

Ron will be changing the baptism ceremony as of this coming Sunday, which is a significant date on the current version of his second current timeline: it’s the beginning of the last 20-week “half-a-time”.  Given that time is short for a few hundred of Ron’s elders unaided by the tithe of a third of the scattering to baptize millions of people, the ceremony will have to be simplified.  Perhaps no laying on of hands.  Ron could issue magic wands so a single elder could bless thousands of people who’ve dunked themselves with a single wave.  Probably no wand, a simple wave of the hands like the Pope on his balcony would do.

Ron again hit on the theme that most of the acts of Jesus in the “gospels” were accomplished in the last 2 to 3 weeks of his life.  The government was after Jesus but was held back.  We’ll have to see if the same works out for Ron.  In the meantime, Ron reminded his followers that it was not immoral to buy things on credit if one had the intent of paying the debt if the current status quo endured.  But really-for-sure-this-time it would not be necessary to pay it back, as all the corporations will be wiped out in the Great Tribulation and whatever property you have will be yours free and clear.

Ron ended his sermon by recycling the last seven of his truths that were revealed since the First Trumpet blew and the Great Tribulation began.

With this being the weekend for trading calendars, we look back at the past year and forward to the next.  In February, Ron posted that now was the time for the thunders to increase and strike the US and called for his followers to pray for the same.  This was followed by an earthquake in New Zealand and a major tsunami struck Northeast Japan.  In April, Ron declared 40 weeks of judgment to strike primarily on the US and other scattered nations of Israel.  We have one more week for that judgment to materialize and it should be a bad one as there’s a lot of catching up to do.

After 3 & 1/2 years since beginning the investigation, a federal grand jury returned an indictment on November 10 charging the Spokesman Witness with 5 counts of tax evasion and maintaining a foreign bank account without properly declaring it. Ron posted a weak response on his blog for those PKG members who had not heard of the issue.  Currently a criminal trial is scheduled to begin on March 20.  I put the following odds on the outcome:

  • 20% of Ron getting an acquittal at trial
  • 35% of Ron being convicted at trial
  • 35% that Ron will plead guilty to get a lesser sentence
  • 10% that Ron will go on the lam

The second outcome is what I prefer.  This would bring into public view the details of what the government alleges, and result in a longer sentence to isolate the End-Time Elijah from his deluded followers.

For the Apostle’s Last Great Day barn burner sermon, he faked out his membership by hinting that Christ would not return next May, and then took it all back, saying he believed more strongly in his Pentecost date.  This took his membership though the emotions of this failure, giving them practice for the real announcement of his failure later this year.  Some members had a very hard time with it.

This was all too much for “ChaCha” and her husband who left the church in October.  ChaCha appeared on this blog in August expressing doubts and cut the cord after Ron’s LGD opus.  Mr. ChaCha had a harder time of it.  Hopefully the next year will have continued recovery and be a much better one for Mr. & Mrs ChaCha.

Kirrily continued her recovery from being a member of Ron’s cult and earlier this year announced that she and her husband are expecting.  We are looking forward to the imminent arrival of her son.  While the new addition likely will result in less participation from her we welcome this change.

Looking forward to this coming year, I prophesy that Christ will not return on Pentecost or any other day.  I am more sure of this than Ron is of the opposite.  (Remember that Ron hedged his bet by paying the property tax on his house on the golf course even though there would be no legal repercussions before Pentecost.)  I am less certain of how this failure will play out in terms of Ron’s response.  If the outcome of his legal situation results in his imprisonment before May, I expect he will declare some kind of timeline change.  If he beats the rap, the recognition of failure will come later.  There is a possibility that Ron will spiritualize the return of Christ as he has other failures such as the non-sounding of the First Trumpet.  And as he did the non-deaths of his mockers and critics.

I predict that Ron will retain a sizable following even after the failure of his prophecies, and this even if he ends up with an extended vacation in Club Fed.  Significant numbers of his followers will leave, and if Ron is isolated in prison more followers will drift away during his imprisonment.

Either way, I expect a need for this blog after Pentecost and plan to renew the web hosting which expires shortly after Pentecost.

I hope the coming year will be better for those involved: the commenters on this blog.  PKG members who will hopefully leave.  Most of all for friends and family members of those still following Ron, as they have no choice.  Happy New Year to all of you. I am leaving Ron and Laura off the list and hope they get some measure of the comeuppance they deserve, which will be less than that called out in Revelation 22.

What Happens in Vegas Happens in Vegas Again

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Last year in October, False Prophet Ronald Weinland held a conference with his evangelists and senior elders in the  5-star Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.   They must have been quite satisfied with the accommodations including Egyptian cotton sheets under 400-count wool throws as they are gathering in the same location again this weekend.  According to the hotel web site, the price of the cheapest rooms has dropped a bit, to only $179 per night.  Isn’t it simply amazing that they can gather together there this far into the Great Tribulation, only 23 weeks before Jesus Christ returns.

The stated purpose is to get the church prepared for the influx of new members, which Weinland has been doing for almost 4 years now as he ordains more and more elders. While there, perhaps they can tour the facilities looking for places to baptize hordes of people.  The Venetian canals don’t look very good as it has steep banks which would be difficult for the baptizees to get in and out.  But the outdoor pool looks ideal.  Might be a bit chilly this time of year if the horde of converts starts arriving now, but when that time strikes there probably won’t be electricity to light indoor pools.

And while there, they can enjoy the hotel accommodations while they prepare to meet the masses.  I hope that Ron and Laura got the penthouse suite which is only $5000 per night.  They deserve this as their fate at the hand of the beast power is coming soon unless delayed by the US Federal Court system which might actually be the beast power and put him away for 3 & 1/2 years which would be like 3 & 1/2 days on the streets of Jerusalem.  Besides which they can put up Johnny and Myrtle in the suite’s second bedroom and save money that way.

Isn’t it just wonderful?!!!!!!!