Ok, boys and girls; break out the tinfoil hats, a serial predictor of apocalyptic dates Ronald Weinland has a new book and a new date. Weinland claims to be God’s prophetic spokesperson. In 2006 he claimed he was one of the two prophets predicted to appear during the end times in the book of Revelation. (Revelation 11:3) Keeping it all in the family, he proclaimed his wife as the second witness.
Weinland, in his books The Prophesied End Time and 2008- God’s Final Witness, “prophesied” Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 as the day of Christ return. You would think that would discredit him. After all, Deuteronomy says, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.” Since what Weinland proclaimed didn’t come true, it’s obvious that he spoke presumptuously. He isn’t God’s spokesperson.
Here in the good old U.S.A., the land of short attention spans, when a prophet messes up, they just pick a different date. Weinland picked May 27, 2012. If you’re reading this, you probably realized the world didn’t end in 2012. Apparently, that’s two strikes for Weinland and one for the Mayans.
Weinland declared that the end of the world had really happened, we just didn’t notice, and that it would take a year to fulfill and Christ would return on May 19, 2013. (No really guys, this time I’m serious, I got numbers and everything. Look all you do is count the number of trumpets and add seventy weeks then divide the number of apostles plus or minus the Ten Commandments and SHAZAM! Oh and if y’all wouldn’t mind, please stay in the church . . . don’t leave.)
Weinland was a little slow in giving out new annual doomsday dates after that. I’m guessing it’s because he was serving a 42-month term in prison for tax evasion. He probably didn’t read that thing in Ezekiel, “My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations; they shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the Lord God.” He probably didn’t read the Tax Code either.
Fear not, he was released in 2016 and now has a new book: Prophecy Against the Nations. In this book, he predicts that Christ will return on June 19, 2019. That gives you two-and-a-half more months to change your ungodly lives to something more presentable for Jesus’ big return.
Weinland,currently, is in the process of backing off from that date. In a recent post, he says, “We also understand that we will know several months before that date whether or not Christ will actually return in 2019 or not.” Weinland has hedged his bet further and stated, “You can know if that is the time Christ will once again stand upon the Mt. of Olives if a third world war has broken out by February or March of 2019 at the latest. If not, then the next possible return will be the Pentecost of 2020.”
Weinland has learned to hedge his bets by becoming a watchman for possible dates. I guess he learned that in prison when he was figuring out the possible dates for his parole. Whatever happened to the good old days when a prophet went full nut job and assured us he had the actual date?
Why do people listen to false prophets like Weinland? They listen because it fits the Fundagelical narrative. They believe that the world will get worse and worse until God gets mad enough and destroys the whole thing by fire. Apparently, they have never heard the other narrative. You know how the Bible moves from Creation to re-Creation. Fundagelical dispensationalists like to preach that Jesus will return and take all the good people away and punish all the bad people. Non-Fundagelicals believe that Jesus established His kingdom on earth, then He gave us everything we need (Hello Holy Spirit) to spread His kingdom. When Jesus comes back, it won’t be to destroy the world but to claim the kingdom His Church has built for Him. At least that’s what the Church taught prior to the 1800s.
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