False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s senior elder from New Zealand, Adrian Gray along with his wife Cindy (also one of Weinland’s elders) have grown impatient with Ron’s ever moving goal post and have left PKG. This morning I found an email on another blog written by Adrian, but just now able to finish a post after a long day at work. In Adrian’s email he made the following statements which I have excerpted:
For many years I have been a senior elder in The Church of God – Preparing for the Kingdom of God (PKG). Both my wife and I have been deeply troubled over the last number of years with the teachings of Mr. Weinland.
Despite being deeply troubled by Ron’s teachings, Adrian was around to attend the sermon and give the closing prayer on April 7 when Ron visited New Zealand for the last time before being convicted.
As is often the case, our concerns started with a question about one doctrine, but this one problem quickly grew into many, and then became a virtual avalanche of questions. We sought answers, but there were none to be found. One evangelist even remarked to a member that it was not his job to explain Scripture!
Adrian could have read the last on my blog, or perhaps Christian’s email was circulated directly to him. Adrian went on to address a number of Weinland’s “truths” that he disagreed with now. Some he mentioned are:
Second tithe is commanded by God to be used at the Feast of Tabernacles (Deut. 14:23-27), with certain other uses permitted on other Holy Days. Mr. Weinland informed all the brethren that a Google advertising campaign was needed and that all second tithe was to be sent to him for the financing of this campaign. Again, another violation of God’s commands!
The PKG websites say that a remnant of the Worldwide Church of God is to be awakened and will join PKG. This will supposedly consist of 3.3% (10 percent of a third) of those who were members of the WCG before the apostasy began: a total of 3200 people (32,000 x. 0033). If that seems confusing to you, that’s because it is utter nonsense and unbiblical!
This number has now been changed to 63,000 people.
Why have so many of his prophecies failed? Are all these new truths really truths at all?
They have failed because he is a false prophet and none of what he says is truth at all. He does not speak for the God of the Bible. God’s instruction regarding false prophets makes this point perfectly clear. Are we willing to listen to Him?
Recall the book 2008: God’s Final Witness. Has anything come to pass as he said it would?
Mr. Weinland keeps saying it will come to pass exactly as he has written it. It hasn’t—and never will! Time has come and gone—and nothing has happened as he said—nothing!
He will twist the recent events about his conviction of tax fraud just as he has twisted Scripture for his failed prophecies. But his actions are not those of a man of God. Never in the history of God’s Church has a man lied and stolen like Mr. Weinland has. He has been found guilty and he will be punished—and rightly so. Unless he repents, the punishment that God will deliver will be far worse.
Adrian definitely has been reading my blog. He included in the email he sent out..
… an extract of comments from two of the Jurors. Their account of the court case leaves no doubt as to the corrupt nature of Mr. Weinland and the evil mind that leads the PKG. The juror’s letters reveal what he has been doing with God’s tithes for years. Their reports leave you wondering how he could only face five years in prison.
Though Mr. Weinland views New Zealand as a bastion of loyalty and stability (he has said this) I know for a fact this is far from the truth here. Many are discontented.
Having had Ron Weinland do all our spiritual thinking for us for many years, it is time to prove all things for ourselves. We cannot simply blame Ron Weinland for our being led astray. We are responsible for our own actions and decisions.
While that makes sense, Adrian shows that Flavor Aid can be quite addicting:
At the start of this letter, I said that after much searching and prayer, my wife and I have found where Christ is working—a group that is holding fast to ALL of what God restored to His Church through Mr. Armstrong—a group that has the full Truth of God, the Government of God and is doing the Work of God.
That church is The Restored Church of God.
Ron’s Flavor Aid went sour so he decided to try that of Clarion Call Dave. Interestingly, Ron’s 2005 origin of Christ doctrine wasn’t mentioned in the doctrines that Adrian disagreed with. Dave will have to give Adrian’s eyes an extra special washing.
David Pack teaches that the Two Witnesses will come from his church. But Dave won’t be one of them, as an apostle he’ll just supervise them. So who knows? Maybe Adrian and Cindy will be the Two Witnesses. In any case, Dave Pack will have his hand out for whatever assets the Grays didn’t give to Ron (“Get those assets and get them here”, from Pack’s 2007 Clarion Call sermon).
I expect along with Adrian that Ron will have something to say about it:
Finally, I expect to be accused of every kind of misconduct imaginable: financial malfeasance, unethical behavior, sowing division, betrayal and more. Ron will almost certainly declare, “Satan has struck PKG!” Realize he has to say this. But the truth is that the devil struck all of us long ago, but now GOD has shown us His way out! We must TAKE it!
You can read the complete mixture of sanity and silliness in Adrian’s complete email posted on Dave Pack’s blog. http://www.rcgtruth.com/2012/08/senior-elder-new-zealand-church-pastor_6.html