Here we are with only 207 hours remaining before False Prophet Ronald Weinland and the Silent Prophetess are converted to spirit beings and made members of Elohim. Thought we should have a status check, and I’ll let comments by JDElohim over on the AboveTopSecret Forum introduce them.
In response to a comment about Ronnie’s legal woes and the charges of criminal tax fraud, JDElohim posted:
Read the claim of fraud, it is bogus and will not stand up in the court. It is steaming from the fact he has church tax status but doesn’t own a “building” called by the word “church”.
I have read the indictment, and it includes 5 charges for different tax years, which typically read like:
On or about April 15, 2008, in Boone County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, RONALD E. WEINLAND did willfully attempt to evade and defeat the payment of a large part of the income tax due and owing by him to the United States of America for the calendar year 2007, in the amount of $118,375.82, by filing a false income tax return, by under reporting his income, and using COG contributions for personal use and not reporting the funds as income on his tax return, by failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank regarding an account in Switzerland, by failing to report the existence of that foreign account on the Schedule B of his income tax returns, and by failing to report any of the interest made on the foreign account as income, all in violation of 26 U.S.c. § 7201.
So these charges (a matter of official public record) have nothing to do with PKG not having a church building, which is typical for most of the other smaller splinter CoGs none of whom are led by Herblets who are under indictment for criminal tax evasion. The issue of a church building would at most lead to loss of PKG’s tax-exempt status and tithes would not be tax deductible in the US (which they are not in other countries anyway).
While on the topic of the criminal trial, a pre-trial conference is scheduled for Monday morning at 11 AM in federal court in Covington, KY. Today was the last day for Ronnie to have decided to plead to lesser charges and effect the filing of a motion for rearraignment on the lesser charges. There has been no such filing, nor any other kind of filing since February. So it looks like a go for trial on June 4 — unless of course Ronnie is out of the jurisdiction of the federal courts by becoming a member of Elohim or by other means.
JDElohim stated: All tithe revenue is indeed going into advertising, look at the top of any thread with “end days” key words in it and you will see an advertisment for the book. At the curent rate of advertising their will be no surplus of tithes after May 27, 2012.
Web traffic statistics from Alexa.com suggest that might actually be the case.
The graph to the left shows Alexa traffic statistics for web traffic to the-end.com for late 2007 and 2008 when Ronnie spent large amounts of his members’ life savings on Google Advertising. The graph to the right shows equivalent statistics for the last few months, with traffic building in March and in the past couple of weeks well surpassing the heydeys of 2008. This is likely the reason for the significant increase in Google referrals to my blog as well. But as to all tithes being spent on this campaign, a good part of it was spent on the recent global tour of the Two Witnesses. And then we have the legal defense of Weinland. I would say that he hasn’t cut them off as they did not file a motion to withdraw from the case because he wasn’t paying them.
JDElohim responded to challenges to Weinland’s failures by repeating Ronnie’s lame explanations. As to what he would do if Christ doesn’t return on schedule:
As for your repeated desire to hear the answer to your hypothetical “what if” the answer is it depends on what God reveals to His people in the event your “what if” scenario transpires, but I will go where ever the truth of God is and where ever a congregation keeps the commandments of God, the weekly Sabbath and anual holy days, as THOSE are the “sign/mark” of God, forever and throughout your generations, and the unwillingnes to do those things is the “sign/mark” of the beast (mankinds civilization designed apart from the ways of God).
So JDElohim will buy whatever lame excuse Ron comes up with and continue drinking the Flavor Aid. Then JDElohim went on to challenge back:
If however on May 26th (sunset May 27th in Jerusalem) Jesus Christ DOES return, what would YOU do?
I can’t speak for his challenger on the other forum, but I personally hope that Weinland’s god is not lying about the Lake of Fire the same way he has lied about everything else, because I wouldn’t want to be subject to a god like that and who also created evil. In the meantime, I’m going to do a bit of prophesying of my own:
- Christ will not return at the end of next week
- Weinland will not admit to being a false prophet, truly repent, or stop preaching.
Instead, Weinland will spiritualize his failures and probably come with a modification, wearing out his copy of Strong’s Dictionary. Maybe he’ll pull a page from Harold Camping’s playbook, who put in a 5-month delay after the failure of his May 21 prophecy for last year. Weinland could change the duration of Christ’s return. As in he begins to return on Pentecost but won’t fully return until the Feast of Trumpets, which is what Armstrong last claimed. If not something like this, it will be something else. The wonderful wacky Weinlandian adventure will continue somehow after Pentecost.