Topic started on 27-2-2008 @ 12:02 PM by jdposey
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For that matter, none of the Book of Revelation was written so that just anyone reading it could understand. It has to be revealed through God’s servants, and most of it was reserved to be revealed at this end-time through God’s end-time prophet— me. (Ronald Weinland: 2008 God’s Final Witness, Page-87)
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Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophesy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3)
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.(Revelation 22:7)JDPOSEY: Here again, is Mr. Weinland thinking more of himself than he should, or, do we take note of his previous statement regarding boldness, confidence and clarity and hand complete authority over to him, assuming we are hopeless and without capability of understanding the contents regarding the Book of Revelation? Given the scriptural references above, “Blessed is he that readeth” and “Blessed is he that keepeth,” the two scriptures mention nothing in regard to Mr. Weinland’s statement that the Book of Revelation was written in such a way that not just anyone could understand it.The only obvious handicap would be to those who refuse to “hear the words.” Like V3 of Revelation 1 states, “Blessed is the one who reads, hears, and keeps. If that were not possible, like Mr. Weinland wants to lead his readers to believe, then I believe we would find that indicated in the Book of Revelation. Not to mention, we would also find the verse which advises us to “wait for the appointed one,” after all Mr. Weinland states: and most of it (Book of Revelation) was reserved to be revealed at this end-time through God’s end-time prophet— me.
SEEKERS COMMENT: So let's understand this; No one REALLY knows what the Bible means, but Ron DOES! Hmm, how fortunate for people. *Sarcastically*; You know - since God only works with prophets, and doesn't provide us with the Counselor, the Holy Spirit! *KNOCK KNOCK* HELLO!* Is God a liar? Then why do you act like the ripped curtain has been put back up? Why would you think that the HOLY SPIRIT is not CAPABLE of causing you to grow spiritually when you study at home, just you, GOD & JESUS?! Because Ron SAID SO? Is he God? Then why do you allow him to STAND BETWEEN YOU AND GOD? I'd be willing to bet you don't even remember him saying this, do you?
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The First Thunder is the beginning terror of war
The Second Thunder is the increasing destruction generated by earthquakes.
The Third Thunder is the growing destructiveness from weather.
The Fourth Thunder is global economic upheaval
The Fifth Thunder is death
The Sixth Thunder is the growing revelation of God’s end-time witnesses. That revelation is that I am the spokesman of God’s two end-time prophets.
The Seventh Thunder is the accelerated revelation of God to man.JDPOSEY: Are we to believe that the very signs which Jesus spoke almost 2000 years ago concerning his return and the end of the age (end-time) have now become something NEW because Mr. Weinland chose to squeeze them into the sealed seven thunders, somewhat revamping them? Even his mentor, Herbert W. Armstrong was not as bold as Mr. Weinland. At least he had some reservation in his self deception. Mr. Weinland has loosed the boundaries of deception, exceeding any fallacies that Mr. Armstrong might have incurred.
If you follow Mr. Weinland’s thinking process regarding the Seven Thunders being the very signs which Jesus gave to his disciples, and then try to compare that thinking to Revelation 10:4 where John is advised to seal and not write these Seven thunders down, then you have to ask yourself, better yet, ask Mr. Weinland, “If these thunders are no more than the signs which Jesus gave to his disciples, and were evident even to John, who personally heard these signs spoken by Jesus, don’t you believe there would have been no need for John to seal them, if they were something already known by John and many others? The fact is, the Seven Thunders have nothing to do with the signs which Jesus gave to His disciples, and for Mr. Weinland to lead people astray in thinking they are, not only is he responsible for his own deception but also for deceiving his readers.
SEEKERS COMMENT: This is a very logical and legitimate point, and COG-PKG members should be asking this very question! WHY would John be told to seal up the thunders if all they consisted of, were the VERY signs that Jesus gave to His disciples? Amplified or not.
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If you believe anything about God other than what is written in this book, then you do not know the true God of Abraham... This book reveals God’s plan and purpose being worked out on this earth, and therefore, it reveals the true God!...Time is not on your side any longer. You have before you true life and death decisions that must be made quickly if you have any hope of sharing in that new age. (Ronald Weinland: 2008 God’s Final Witness, pages 243, 244)JDPOSEY: Look at the dilemma Mr. Weinland leaves his readers in! They have ONLY two choices. One, if you believe anything other than what is written in his book, then you do not know God. Second, (FEAR) Time is running out, life and death decision must be made NOW. Let me sum up what Mr. Weinland is saying: Time is of the essence, unless you accept that I am one of the Two Witnesses, receive everything I have written in this book, by way of Church of God-PKG doctrinal teaching and the fearful warning as I have laid out, there is no hope for you, you will be lost!
SEEKERS COMMENT: Wow! What a pair! What a big pair, to say that we should believe nothing about God other than what is written in his book! No thanks! I'm sticking with God's Book! I'm not falling for that deception! The Bible already warned me about people like this - and I paid attention. The Bible tells us that if we know God's Word, we can't be tricked.
So, yeah, I DO believe things about God other than what is written in Ron's book. In fact, what I believe, I got from THE Book; The Bible!
It is ALSO interesting that, according to Ron's statement, the only way to know the TRUE God of Abraham, is to read RON'S book! Ron's! - No, not GOD'S book - but RON'S! So, we don't know God, because what we believe, we got from the Bible & NOT from Ron's book! I say again; what a pair!
The BIBLE is THE BOOK that reveals God's plan and purpose being worked out on the earth!
Ron's book has become like the Book of Mormon! Ron's book, like the Book of Mormon, supercedes the Bible. Yes, the Bible has become secondary. And, by the way, so has God, because according to Ron; we can't study at home, 'just me and God and Jesus' and somehow grow spiritually. Spiritual growth can only be accomplished through listening to Ron! Of course! How else can he gain and maintain control? He knows he will lose anyone who knows their Bible.
"I am not duped!" Let me ask you this; How can you be duped if you know you're duped? If someone has been duped - obviously - they do not know it! Do you think duped people know they're duped? Of course not, that's practically an oxymoron; the duped saying they're not duped. Would you expect someone to say; "I'm being duped."? You can't be duped and know it, otherwise, you're not being duped. See the dilemma?
Why would you continue following Ron, when he's had to create a BRAND NEW timeline because ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HE SAID, HAS ACTUALLY OCCURED! You wouldn't.
Remember how some of you said you could see that we're in the Tribulation, you saw it because you had the eyes to see, because you must have the Holy Spirit to see, to know? What happened to that Tribulation? Well, Ron said, oops, don't worry I'll fix it, I'll just create a new timeline and hope something happens in 2008 or this is really going look bad, after all it IS the name of my book!
Everything in his FIRST time line has passed now. Day 90 of his 45 to 90 days was yesterday; July 16th. Since the 7 Thunders were to have all sounded. As the blogs pointed out from the beginning; Ron Weinland is a false prophet. We told you that the ONLY so-called "thunder" anyone was AWARE of, was the event that had already taken place when Ron began his books; 9/11, which he claimed to be the 1ST Thunder. Of course EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT 9/11 IS. But WHAT OF THE OTHER 6? Nothing. Why? Ask yourself. The entire world was glued to their televisions on 9/11. Was the entire world glued to them for the other 6 which were to INCREASE IN INTENSITY? No. They were not. They never happened, just as the blogs said from the start, despite the fact that some of you could see that we were in the Tribulation that Ron later said did not happen after all.
How many times does he have to change his story (timeline) before the lights come on? Will you stick with him after 2008 has passed and the title of his book is outdated, I mean; it would mean God gave him the wrong year and thus the wrong title for his book? Which do you choose? Truth, or fiction? If your eye is on the goal, you can only want one thing; TRUTH. No other road leads to the Kingdom of God.
I could make some "prophesies" and keep changing the date (as all false prophets have done) until something similar to my prediction finally happened and then say; "See? I was telling you the truth!" The problem is; When God says something will happen, it will happen just as He said. If the date I gave rolled around and nothing happened - walk away, because it was not of God!
COG-PKG members, do you REALLY, NOT see a problem here? I can only conclude that you do not put any time or effort into researching what Ron calls truth!! Because, if you did, you'd see right through his deceit. You CANNOT ride somebody's coat-tail into the kingdom of God! It is YOUR responsibility to verify what is and isn't TRUTH! You can't just pull a chair up to the desk or table on Saturday, take notes about what Ron says, then close your Bible and notebook and walk away!!! It just DOES NOT work that way! You MUST research these so-called "truths" of Ron's, as the noble Bereans did, BEYOND the scriptures Ron gives you! If you did that, you'd have a shocking revelation, because you'd be surprised to see just how EASY it is to prove Ron a FALSE teacher, let alone, prophet! All it takes is effort. You're not following God, you're following Ron; a man.
God wants to know "who is he who will DEVOTE himself to be CLOSE to me?" Jer. 30:21. You can't devote yourself to God, if you have devoted yourself to following Ron!
1Co. 1:12 "...One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas (Peter)"; still another, "I follow Christ." 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul? 14 I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you..., 15 so no one can say that you were baptized into my name... 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Which Ron has done by;
- denouncing WHO Christ Jesus IS! Claiming that He was CREATED!!! And by;
- teaching Old Covenant - which alienates you from Jesus, making Him of no use to you; Gal. 5:2 "Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised [reliance on Old Covenant], Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
I can only wonder if;
1) You haven't REALLY read his book, or
2) You didn't understand what Ron was saying in his book, or
3) You've never really dug into your Bible before, so you just can't tell what's truth and what's not, or
4) You are, regrettably, not following the example of the Bereans, or
5) Perhaps, because you've studied your Bible some time in your past, you don't feel it's necessary to do so your entire life, or
6) Maybe you don't have the time or energy - that could be quite costly in the end, or
7) a combination of any of the above.
You've been robbed of WHO JESUS IS! - How amazing for God to give up His Deity to take on the lowly, disgusting form of a human, imagine. To feel the physical pain of torture, for us...His creation. His VERY unworthy, selfish, greedy, mean, spiteful, stealing, murdering, warring, nasty, nasty creation. It's not like He gave up His Deity to come down and save some noble, righteous people...but to save a people who aren't worthy to exist.
I am bewildered and concerned for you all.
You can no longer allow a man to stand between you and God. You've put your trust in Ron, so of what value is the Holy Spirit? Ron says you cant grow spiritually at home, just you and God and Jesus. He tells you that you must rely on him, and this, you have done. When do you begin relying on God Himself? I pray God will soon lead you to His Truth and away from Ron's lies.