While False Prophet Ronald Weinland continues to serve his 42-month prison sentence (reduced for good conduct to 36 months and change), surrogates have been filling in for his speaking duties. This week, two of his senior elders took a turn by giving a split sermon. I hadn’t been paying much attention, but Ex-Cogger posted a comment pointing out something that Jim Jamieson stated:
Look at the two witnesses, God’s two prophets at this time, just not only what they’ve gone through since the Apostasy and how God built courage in them and courage to, you know…”No, I’m not here for a paycheck. I’m here to obey God,” and to walk away from that, and beginning this, starting this end-time work. Look at where we’re at right now. One of, you know, God’s prophets sitting falsely accused in prison, and then his wife, the prophet of God is, you know, out there spearheading this Church and carrying it on and doing the administration and being able to get up in front of congregations as she visits and update all of us and keep us updated on Ron and whatnot. And you know, just the courage that’s there with both of them. And, you know, we need to pray for not only God’s two witnesses, to give them Godly courage, but for each and every one of us, you know. How has God prepared us with Godly courage for what is ahead, you know? And He has, and we might not realize it, but the trials we go through and overcome, well, we learn that, you know, to trust in God and have that Godly courage.
Falsely accused? Let’s see. An IRS agent spent 3 1/2 years investigating Ron before an indictment was brought. This evidence was present in open court in a trial before a jury of his peers who were pretty disgusted by what the heard and quickly found him guilty. And then his wife? At his sentencing hearing, the judge stated that he considered Laura an equal conspirator with Ron and on that basis declined to enhance his sentence for being the leader of the criminal conspiracy to cheat Cesar of that which was his.
As far as Ron “no here for a paycheck”, here’s what else Ron had to say about paychecks. In his sermon of December 29, 2007, he had this to say about what would be the case if his prophecies were not fulfilled:
There’s really a simple answer — he’s a false prophet. I get tons of email every day from people saying ‘We’ll, I guess in 2009 you’re going to be saying this or saying that, or trying to explain to people..” No, I’m done. Just to be real candid with you, so people know and people understand, ……, again that’s the only answer. There is only one answer. …. The world is not like that. You know people who are doing what is not right and they claim certain things or say certain things about what is given to them, and it doesn’t come to pass — then they have to madly change everything and do something else. Or say ‘God showed me this, and I just didn’t understand this, or God has revealed this to me now, and blah blah blah blah. ’ Because when it comes down to it, it’s about the paycheck. It’s about what are they going to do from here on out.
Jim, you’ve been in PKG long enough to have heard Ron make that statement. You’ve been in PKG long enough to see Ron do exactly what he criticized other false prophets for doing. You have court transcripts detailing Ron’s tax evasion, available on this website under “Criminal Case” linked at the top of every page on the website. These transcripts are available directly on line from the federal court. With all the Lies and Broken Promises Ron has uttered and you have heard yourself, you think he was falsely accused? Willful ignorance and self deception.
Update: Jocko pointed out another segment in Jim’s sermon:
You know, I know somebody that’s left recently, that that was what they, when they read the book, 2008, they said that’s what proved to them that this was God’s Church and whatnot. But it’s still true! I mean, you know, he gave that sermon in December of ’94, and 40 Sabbaths to the hour… And we have two people that were in that audience that can witness to that, and you can pull up his death certificate. Anyway, my point being is that did happen. And that individual that I was speaking of, you know, okay, if that happened, it’s still true, and that’s what they considered to be the thing that proved that this was God’s Church. But they’re no longer with us!
Jim, maybe these people decided that Ron’s 100% failure at prophesying proved it wasn’t. Or maybe they read the part in my Lies and Broken Promises page that proveded that it wasn’t “to the hour” when Tkach died 40 weeks later. Jim, please: do pull up Tkach’s death certificate and see what the hour of his death was. You should definitely do that.