Unconfirmed Confirmed reports are that Dennis Luker, United Church of God president, has passed away. There have been previous reports that he has cancer. As of now, his death has not been announced on the UCG website. (Reported on the UCG blog. )
On page 107 of “2008 God’s Final Witness”, Ronald Weinland described the First Phase of the Fifth Thunder
The most notable deaths early on, which are yet to come to pass, will be the two remaining television presenters in the Living Church of God. The sound of this thunder will be intensified by the early deaths of the leaders of the Philadelphia Church of God, the Restored Church of God and the Church of the Great God. Then, those in the largest scattered group, who think they have escaped, will be lifted up to believe that God is with them because they are so filled with pride. But, when that happens, the deaths of many in the United Church of God will begin.
How much more specific can one be to show that he is either of God, and indeed His prophet, or someone who has clearly stepped over the line to be dealt with by God in a speedy manner. Time will tell! And, you don’t have long to wait!
Ron prefaced this by stating that he had petitioned God “that this first phase of the Fifth Thunder be fulfilled exactly as it is written here”. Since none of the five CoG leaders mentioned in the first paragraph of the quote have died, seems that Ron’s place on the #3 spot below God and Jesus is not very secure. Maybe he should have gone up the chain of command and petitioned Jesus instead. Perhaps that’s why Jesus has been rather obstinate about returning on Ron’s schedule.